That blue team that got clobbered in Montreal last month is thinking about making a logo change. The four options they are considering are pretty boring so I'm wondering if the more creative TiCats members here can provide them with something more appropriate.
For a stand alone logo, I er "like" the current A on the shield. It's simple but distinctive, as any good logo should be. Plus, the shield reminds me of a porthole on a ship, tying in to nautical history of the team (although it was rowing, not shipping).
The first A with a blue border and white interior is good for a helmet logo (because people will likely be seeing the whole uniform with it, so it's not as important for it to be distinctive), but otherwise, it's just an A with a blue border and a white interior, and not likely to stand out.
Just in case anyone is following this thread- my other post came after Ockham's 2nd post and before this one which may actually get posted last week on another thread for all I know. Time travel is a wonderful thing. As far as who's on first????? Who knows?
It's time for the Argos to row out to the suburbs and maybe a logo with burbs on it.
There is no way they can be succesful and draw a crowd at the Rogers Centre. With Rogers taking over MLSE and controlling the sports market in TO it's inevitable that the NFL is the next goal for Rogers.
Let's get the ARgos out of there before they go under.
Never really understood the boat logo with the oars sticking out of a football - seems a little goofy to me. Plus it has far too much detail that gets lost from a distance.
Stay with the simple shield logo or go with something brand new. Simple and stark is best IMO.
The Argonauts...were a band of heroes in Greek mythology who...accompanied Jason.... Their name comes from their ship, the Argo, which was named after its builder, Argus. "Argonauts", therefore, literally means "Argo sailors".
Also from wikipoedia:
The Toronto Argonauts were founded in 1873 by the Toronto Argonaut Rowing Club. This also makes them one of the oldest professional sports teams in North America and the oldest to continue under the same name and in the same city. Aside from a few college teams, they are the oldest continuously existing football club of any type in North America.
In the 19th century, the most renowned rowers in the world were the teams from Oxford University and Cambridge University in England, and the Toronto rowers adopted uniforms incorporating the two shades of blue used by the English schools. When the Argonauts expanded into football, the "double blue" uniform was used by the football team as well, starting a tradition of top-level Toronto teams wearing blue (e.g. Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Blue Jays). Because of their roots in the rowing club (which still exists today), the team is often nicknamed the "Boatmen."
And you can see in their original logo, the initials A.R.C which stands for Argonaut Rowing Club.
I'm aware that the Argos were founded by the Rowing Club. The original logo makes some sense - a galley with oars. Somewhere along the line, it changed to the cartoon-like concept of a football with oars sticking out.
If your logo is going to be a ship then OK, but don't trivialize the logo by turning it into something that looks more like a cartoon.
I just don't think CFL teams, Argos included, need to resort to gimmicky logos - just keep it real.
When was the last time you saw a giant football with a sail being rowed on the lake - by Argonauts or anyone else?