Appalachian State's New Logo Was Designed in MSPaint

December 3, 2013 at 7:15a    by DJ Byrnes    
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dubjayfootball90's picture

oh wow, that is terrible

Citrus's picture

This thing had to pass a committee. How in the hell did they find more than one person that thinks this is an upgrade? 

Oyster's picture

Obviously everyone on the panel smokes a corncob pipe.

TimmyZ's picture

Yeah, I'm guessing everyone was just mesmerized by the pipe.........

OSU_ALUM_05's picture

Holy crap that sucks

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

I'm wondering, why was Captain Ahab their previous logo?

NCBuckeye1's picture

The original logo was designed to try and incorporate the mascot, Yosef who is an amazing mountain man in his own right, into the mountain that is seen in profile surrounding both the school and the town. At least that is what I think I remember.

"Without winners, there wouldn't even be civilization." -- Woody

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

My original question was obviously in jest, but the serious (informative) answer is appreciated. It's clear when you see the entire logo:

I'd like to see the logo they were using prior to 99. I'd be willing to bet the 'new' logo is really just an older version being reintroduced.

AndyVance's picture

I thought it was Davy Jones from Pirates of the Caribbean... That beard looks like the kracken's whiskers to me.

BuddhaBuck's picture

This was the first thing I thought of when I saw the new logo.

Don't text while driving.

Gametime's picture

Why couldn't I make $10K making something like this??? *sigh* 

...I too dream in color and in rhyme
So I guess I'm one of a kind in a full house
Cause whenever I open my heart, my soul or my mouth
A touch of God rains out...

rosycheeks's picture

Personally I would have gone with this.

rosycheeks's picture

And look at that offensive balance. Just goes to show that even when Michigan is good, Michigan sucks.

OSUStu's picture

The Appalachian State Urban Hipsters?

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

Buckeyeneer's picture

The headline did not prepare me for how bad it was.

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes
THE Ohio State University

NCBuckeye1's picture

As an alumni of The Appalachian State University and former intern in the Athletic Department, I am saddened by this turn of events in relation to the mascot. This is a travesty.

"Without winners, there wouldn't even be civilization." -- Woody

Grayskullsession's picture

What exactly is this new logo supposed to portray?

"if irony were made of strawberries, we' d all be drinking a lot of smoothies right now."

Whoa Nellie's picture

Riffing on the popularity of the Hatfields v McCoys mini-series?  Looks like Devil Anse Hatfield (Costner).

“Don’t fear criticism. The stands are full of critics. They play no ball. They fight no fights. They make no mistakes because they attempt nothing. Down on the field are the doers, they make mistakes because they attempt many things.”

droessl's picture

reminds me of UC's debacle of a logo last year (which was quickly dropped):

Earle's picture

I couldn't have imagined anything not being an improvement over the Gorton's Fisherman.  I hope they kept the receipt.

Italics are for emphasis; an ellipsis represents an unfinished thought.

OSU_ALUM_05's picture

Wait until the anti-tobacco people get ahold of this mess .... it won't survive.

cal3713's picture

No shit.  App St certainly went against the current trends when they decided, "yeah, let's add some drug use to our mascot."  Why not encourage the students to use one of the most addictive drugs in existence?

Whoa Nellie's picture

I noticed that Pistol Pete, OK St's mascot, is now depicted without the hand rolled sticking out of his mouth.

“Don’t fear criticism. The stands are full of critics. They play no ball. They fight no fights. They make no mistakes because they attempt nothing. Down on the field are the doers, they make mistakes because they attempt many things.”

Buckeyeneer's picture

MS Paint? They are lucky if it was designed with Mario Paint.

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes
THE Ohio State University

GoBucks713's picture

That's what I was going with. Either that, or Strongbad designed it for them because of an email request.

-The Aristocrats!

jedkat's picture

that logo makes me strongsad.
Great Jorb Appy state.

“The teams that don’t respect their coaches and don’t trust their coaches are the teams that go .500"
~Zach Boren

Buckeyeneer's picture

Any jorb reference gets an up vote from me.

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes
THE Ohio State University

GoBucks713's picture

Great Jeaaeeeeaeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaooooooorb!
 
Great Jorb Hamstray!

-The Aristocrats!

armybuckinva's picture

This is amazing. Seriously, I find this to be awesome. 

BullCityBuckeye's picture

This has to be a joke.  It looks like the love child of the West Virginia and Notre Dame mascots.

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

old one is at least 10x better....poor form. "Your logo is bad and you should feel bad!"

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

TMac's picture

New & improved is often times, Not!

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

Pretty weak beard on the new one. What's going on with the neck?

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

buckeyeEddie27's picture

I have less than zero rooting interest in this school sans one day in history and one day in the future but I genuinely feel bad for them.  That is a disgrace.  Channel the rage App St'ers to do the impossible one more time.

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

Whoa Nellie's picture

Victory Yosef?
More like "Appy Pappy"

“Don’t fear criticism. The stands are full of critics. They play no ball. They fight no fights. They make no mistakes because they attempt nothing. Down on the field are the doers, they make mistakes because they attempt many things.”

OSUBias's picture

First logo to ever celebrate male pattern baldness, along with the commonly used overcompensation beard! This is truly unique.
"WHO'S BALD?!?!?! LOOK AT THIS WEIRD BEARD?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!"

Slider...you stink

Haybucks's picture

I can think of 3 better, with the winner holding the shine. 

 

I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.
- Edward Gibbon
 

Earle's picture

You forgot one:

Italics are for emphasis; an ellipsis represents an unfinished thought.

Nkohl13's picture

Dang. I really thought my submission had a chance.

doodah_man's picture

It needed a pipe.
/shoulda won tho

Jim "DooDah" Day
It is hard to play dirty against a man who picks you up.

Nkohl13's picture

Dammit! You're right. What was I thinking? 

Hindsight is 20/20

CALPOPPY's picture

Is that a crack pipe? I only ask because it looks like he has bloodshot eyes.
Wonderful design. +1

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

buck-I.8's picture

Ah yes, the famous green crack that makes your eyes red.

NCBuckeye1's picture

That is undoubtedly the appropriate type of smokable herb in the pipe for Boone, NC. If anyone has been there and seen the Christmas trees, there is another plant grown at the base of each one.

"Without winners, there wouldn't even be civilization." -- Woody

Buckeyeneer's picture

More like hindsight is 420/420.

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes
THE Ohio State University

doodah_man's picture

Yep, pipe gets it. Upvote from me.

Jim "DooDah" Day
It is hard to play dirty against a man who picks you up.

OSU_ALUM_05's picture

It's actually not that much worse than the winner ... which is incredibly sad

CCatanzaro's picture

I think you had it if you didn't forget the pipe..  Rookie mistake!
 
EDIT: beat me to it!  

Dairy-fed intellect and pure, unhinged sass.

 

Jason Gruber's picture

I surely hope this was some sort of contest where fans submit drawings and the University picks the best one. I would like to believe that a University who beat that team up north would not accept this from a professional design company. 

"You win with People" Woody Hayes

RedsBuckeyeBoy's picture

I love it! 
Other athletic departments should start utilizing this cutting edge technology so that 2-Dimensional logos become all the rage!

buck-I.8's picture

Ours was done in MS Paint too sooooo...

kevinfrenchfry's picture

its the old logo and it looks awesome on their unis