Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Review: AUDL Rhode Island Rampage

Next in the series evaluating the 8 AUDL team logos and nicknames.

Team: Rhode Island Rampage // Website: http://www.rirampage.com/

Colors: Black, Orange, White // Representation: State

Disc within logo?: No. //  Ultimate element in team name?: No.

History/Research: Rhinoceros are knee-less animals with poor vision (nearsighted), yet have excellent senses of smell and hearing. Though large (5,000 lbs), a black rhino can thunder at 40 miles per hour! A group of rhinos is sometimes called a "crash".

First impression(s): Portland called...they want their mascot idea returned. Shaped like an oval bumper sticker for a town in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. The alliteration is cute, even for serious softball.

Jeremiah's Eval: Is the oval supposed to represent a disc? The illustration of the rhino head is an interesting stylization, but I am not sure it has the right feeling for any sports team. I am wondering if the stencil font was chosen to allude to going on safari... like we are going hunting. But the ball, or is it disc(?) was dropped with the stencil font and it was given a drop-shadow. Listen up... stencils are cut out of paper and most often spray paint is used to fill in the holes on the surface behind the stencil. Now go think about that for a few minutes.

Jeremiah's Grade: D

What are your thoughts on this AUDL's team name & logo?

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