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Offline Risso

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Re: Crest Review
« Reply #660 on: October 05, 2022, 05:19:33 PM »
Tottenham's is really good. Simple, modern but still recognisably "Spurs". All you need from a crest really.

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Re: Crest Review
« Reply #661 on: October 05, 2022, 05:20:57 PM »
It looks like a manufacturer. It's absoute shite. If you're going to have something as uninspiring as a cockerel, at least have it flapping its wings, or something, not just sitting there like a smug little arsehole.

Also, our lion looks much better claret than it does blue or yellow. And you can't see claret on a claret shirt so it wouldn't work for us unless we mess the colours up.
« Last Edit: October 05, 2022, 05:23:06 PM by cdbearsfan »

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Re: Crest Review
« Reply #662 on: October 05, 2022, 05:24:50 PM »
A standalone lion was also our first crest and, given we're closing in fast on 150 years it would be a good tribute to that. That also chimes with the fact that they've turned the lion around which is was at the time.

A modernised version of that with Aston Villa underneath was my choice all along and i'm glad they've at least added it to the final 3. The advantage is that doing it that way means you have a naturally monochrome crest which will work on any background with a palatte shift and looks clean and unclutted as an internet favicon and logo as well. The problem with something like the gaslamp, the round option or the current shield is that they can look weird so you end up having to adapt them for each media.

I also think that round badges have become ten-a-penny since we had it and annoy me just as much as the idea of being in an identikit bowl stadium.
I agree with paul_e on everything there, really.

The standalone lion potentially could look really smart, I think, and work across multiple mediums in different colour combinations.  I actually think the star has some merit in that design, since it's then not *just* a lion, it's a distinct thing.

The gaslamp idea ... I think might've worked better about 15 years ago.  I actually quite like the idea of a trapezium- or pentagon-shaped badge, which I suspect the gaslamp thing would be.  I just think that it perhaps wouldn't work so well across a variety of mediums.  Interested to see it, though.  I'm very open to that kind of idea generally.

The round badge.  Just no.  They're 10 a penny at the moment.  I agree with cdbw that it is, indeed, the best badge we've had even disregarding the European Cup win.  However, rightly or wrongly we stopped using it, and now way too many other clubs - particularly nouvelle riche ones - have jumped on that band wagon.  We aren't some kind of two bit club, and right now round badges just aren't at all distinctive.

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Re: Crest Review
« Reply #663 on: October 05, 2022, 05:26:33 PM »
Swap the ham for bacon, the water for Irn Bru (not the shitey new recipe, obvs) and the crisps for more bacon and you're on.
You a fan of that 1901 Irn Bru stuff?  I prefer it to 'New Irn Bru' personally.  Mostly because new irn bru is shite, and everybody knows it's shite, and they should just make it with the proper recipe even if that means it costs a bit more.

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Re: Crest Review
« Reply #664 on: October 05, 2022, 05:28:56 PM »
Swap the ham for bacon, the water for Irn Bru (not the shitey new recipe, obvs) and the crisps for more bacon and you're on.
You a fan of that 1901 Irn Bru stuff?  I prefer it to 'New Irn Bru' personally.  Mostly because new irn bru is shite, and everybody knows it's shite, and they should just make it with the proper recipe even if that means it costs a bit more.

What's the difference? Does the new one not contain real piss?

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Re: Crest Review
« Reply #665 on: October 05, 2022, 05:31:13 PM »
Swap the ham for bacon, the water for Irn Bru (not the shitey new recipe, obvs) and the crisps for more bacon and you're on.
You a fan of that 1901 Irn Bru stuff?  I prefer it to 'New Irn Bru' personally.  Mostly because new irn bru is shite, and everybody knows it's shite, and they should just make it with the proper recipe even if that means it costs a bit more.

The 1901 is much better than the "new" flavour. I still think it was better before.

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Re: Crest Review
« Reply #666 on: October 05, 2022, 05:31:39 PM »
Swap the ham for bacon, the water for Irn Bru (not the shitey new recipe, obvs) and the crisps for more bacon and you're on.
You a fan of that 1901 Irn Bru stuff?  I prefer it to 'New Irn Bru' personally.  Mostly because new irn bru is shite, and everybody knows it's shite, and they should just make it with the proper recipe even if that means it costs a bit more.

What's the difference? Does the new one not contain real piss?

Please, keep what you get up to at Caravan Club to yourself.

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Re: Crest Review
« Reply #667 on: October 05, 2022, 06:53:19 PM »
The lamp would be cringe-makingly awful. Disneyfication.



And we all know combining Gerrard and Lamps has never worked

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Re: Crest Review
« Reply #668 on: October 05, 2022, 08:57:04 PM »
I did a gaslamp one earlier - and no - I don't like it either, it was just a 'what if'

https://www.heroesandvillains.info/forumv3/index.php?topic=63173.250

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Re: Crest Review
« Reply #669 on: October 05, 2022, 09:04:03 PM »
I did a gaslamp one earlier - and no - I don't like it either, it was just a 'what if'

https://www.heroesandvillains.info/forumv3/index.php?topic=63173.250

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I suspect what they're looking at will be similar to the outside shape but:

remove most of the fancy elements on the outside so it's just the 6 basic sides all the same thickness.
the 'inside' all in blue.
no prepared
claret lion
star somewhere else
all claret text
no yellow/gold

The goal they gave was about creating a crest that works across all forms of media and that means making it a lot simpler than your design.

All that said I still think it's a bit naff but there are ways to make it bearable.

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Re: Crest Review
« Reply #670 on: October 05, 2022, 09:36:13 PM »
Is that it? Whatever it is, it is shite.

Can someone mock up a version of the current one but without the star and with the full name instead of AVFC?

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Re: Crest Review
« Reply #671 on: October 05, 2022, 09:48:18 PM »
Standalone lion, Aston Villa, 1874. Vote over

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Re: Crest Review
« Reply #672 on: October 05, 2022, 09:49:48 PM »
No. We play in claret and blue, a standalone lion loses (at least) one of our colours. Our colours are great, one of the many things that makes us special compared to all the tedious red or blue and white teams. They should be shown off.

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Re: Crest Review
« Reply #673 on: October 05, 2022, 09:54:53 PM »


Imagine this with a scroll above saying Aston Villa on it. Would be fine.

These new ones are going to be horrific aren't they 😂😂😂

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Re: Crest Review
« Reply #674 on: October 05, 2022, 09:59:10 PM »
Pink lion playing pat-a-cake on an insipid shieldy thing surrounded by piss yellow with the rubbish motto beneath it? Not for me.

 


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