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Insignia 08-11-2012 02:31 PM

Original Sharks Logo Contest
 
So if my memory serves me correctly, I was very young at the time, when the Sharks first came into existence they held a logo contest. I remember it in the Mercury News all those years ago publishing dozens of shark logoís. It would be interesting to see all those prospective logos with hindsight but I have never been able to find a link to them. Iím not sure if the winner of the contest became that original logo. Anyone have any insight into this, maybe a link to all those old logoís?

Rickety Cricket 08-11-2012 02:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Insignia (Post 53484329)
So if my memory serves me correctly, I was very young at the time, when the Sharks first came into existence they held a logo contest. I remember it in the Mercury News all those years ago publishing dozens of shark logoís. It would be interesting to see all those prospective logos with hindsight but I have never been able to find a link to them. Iím not sure if the winner of the contest became that original logo. Anyone have any insight into this, maybe a link to all those old logoís?

If I remember correctly, I think "Blades" won and the ownership said "Nuts to that, lets go with Sharks."

EastBayShark 08-11-2012 02:47 PM

IIRC, they shut down the "Blades" idea because they felt it would be too gang-related, or something along those lines.

Rickety Cricket 08-11-2012 02:58 PM

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Originally Posted by EastBayShark (Post 53484703)
IIRC, they shut down the "Blades" idea because they felt it would be too gang-related, or something along those lines.

Is that why my suggestion of the San Jose Seven Trees was rejected?

WantonAbandon 08-11-2012 03:49 PM

You know I don't remember this. Too bad, we could have been the San Jose Semi-Conductors, seems like a wasted opportunity to me.

WantonAbandon 08-11-2012 04:00 PM

The Wings have their wheel we could have had a motherboard

sharski 08-11-2012 04:49 PM

should've gone with one of those weird singular team names... like the San Jose Pho or something

CupfortheSharks 08-11-2012 05:14 PM

I was at SJSU at the time. I don't specifically remember a logo contest but it sure makes sense. I do remember ads in the Merc wanting people to send in suggestions for the team name. They were very public about getting people involved and excited about our new hockey team.

SactoShork 08-11-2012 09:21 PM

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Originally Posted by sharski (Post 53487913)
should've gone with one of those weird singular team names... like the San Jose Pho or something

Pho is a mixture of very individual ingredients, bound by a team of noodles. You can't simply blame cilantro for the soup's failure to perform when it counted.

domon 08-12-2012 04:52 PM

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Originally Posted by SactoShark (Post 53493845)
Pho is a mixture of very individual ingredients, bound by a team of noodles. You can't simply blame cilantro for the soup's failure to perform when it counted.

You blame the consumer for putting in way too many "enigmatic" bean sprouts, when what the soup really needed was rooster sauce to put some fire and passion into the team.

WantonAbandon 08-12-2012 05:12 PM

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Originally Posted by domon (Post 53513659)
You blame the consumer for putting in way too many "enigmatic" bean sprouts, when what the soup really needed was rooster sauce to put some fire and passion into the team.

Oooooo I like this analogy. So clearly Dallas put in too much rooster sauce and needed more bean sprouts.

Insignia 08-13-2012 11:31 AM

Actually they had already chosen the Sharks as the name by this time. These were just dozens of different sharks logoís submitted. Iím not sure if the winner actually became the logo we used.

bigwillie 08-13-2012 12:34 PM

Both Shark logos were professionally done by this guy: http://www.terrysmithcreations.com/

I think the contest was more or less for ***** and giggles.

sharksohnoes! 08-13-2012 12:55 PM

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Originally Posted by bigwillie (Post 53533305)
Both Shark logos were professionally done by this guy: http://www.terrysmithcreations.com/

I think the contest was more or less for ***** and giggles.

My god. That is a huge 90's flashback. He also designed the Quakes logo which needs a major overhaul imo.

MetropolisPt31 08-13-2012 01:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Rickety Cricket (Post 53484925)
Is that why my suggestion of the San Jose Seven Trees was rejected?

ZING! I miss my old stomping grounds.


Wait. No, I don't.

Nighthock 08-13-2012 01:30 PM

Love Terry Smith. It's funny to see one his Sharks logos become the Barons logo.

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/logos/a...arons_2002.gif

one2gamble 08-13-2012 01:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Nighthock (Post 53535023)
Love Terry Smith. It's funny to see one his Sharks logos become the Barons logo.

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/logos/a...arons_2002.gif

Still on of my favwrites

Nighthock 08-13-2012 01:40 PM

I still have the plush that looks like this from 1991

RussianShark 08-13-2012 11:23 PM

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Every fan that entered their name-the-team contest was entered into a drawing for tickets to the 1991 All-Star Game in Chicago, so ideas came in from around the world. Besides the eventual winner Sharks, other finalists included Rubber Puckies, Screaming Squids, Salty Dogs, Fog, Icebreakers, Redwoods, and Blades. The Blades actually finished first but was rejected because of concerns over gang implications.
-NHL.com article from a while back

RussianShark 08-13-2012 11:39 PM

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In the book Feeding Frenzy(must have book if you want to learn about the the first few years of the Sharks, great read) they go into the logo selecting process and show a couple. Bay Area Condors and the San Jose Screaming Squids have their logos pictured... take a look.

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Lot of great pictures in this book you can't see anywhere else.

sjsharky 08-14-2012 12:02 AM

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Originally Posted by sharksohnoes! (Post 53533949)
My god. That is a huge 90's flashback. He also designed the Quakes logo which needs a major overhaul imo.

a major overhaul...like the one they did in 2008?

http://www.pods.com/portals/0/images...uakes-logo.jpg

TheJuxtaposer 08-14-2012 12:52 AM

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Originally Posted by RussianShark (Post 53553561)
-NHL.com article from a while back

Too bad we aren't the Screaming Squids. :(

sharksohnoes! 08-14-2012 11:29 AM

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Originally Posted by sjsharky (Post 53554397)
a major overhaul...like the one they did in 2008?

http://www.pods.com/portals/0/images...uakes-logo.jpg

I wouldn't call that a major overhaul at all. They changed the color a bit and tweaked a few minor things. They need to get rid of that rising sun thing. I know it's SJ's city logo or whatever, but it looks pretty terrible.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...9_logo.svg.png

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...uakes_2008.png

RammsteinGT 08-15-2012 09:20 AM

There's a few iterations of the logo (mostly towards the end of the video) found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ebuJL39B9o


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