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Carolina Panthers introduce new team logo

Posted on: January 29, 2012 8:08 pm
Edited on: January 30, 2012 1:32 pm
 
The new Carolina Panthers logo is more refined. (Carolina Panthers)
By Will Brinson

The Carolina Panthers have had the same team logo since the team began playing in 1995. But that's about to change, as the team announced the change on Sunday evening during the Pro Bowl.

"We have one of the finest and most recognizable logos in the NFL and wanted to make it as modern as possible without losing the dramatic essence of the mark," said Carolina Panthers President Danny Morrison. "It is a cleaner style that is easier to read and should be more applicable to different uses."

As you can see, there are some significant differences, although nothing that should scare fans too much.

Here are the new Carolina Panthers logos. (Carolina Panthers)

The head of the Panther is now streamlined, and there's less of a emphasis on the blue outline that had previously surrounded the Panther's head.

Additionally, this cat's a little less hairy -- the whiskers are significantly reduced from the old version, and the eyebrows (Panthers have eyebrows right?) are reduced as well.

It's a more streamlined cat and, frankly, a little more ferocious and realistic looking of an animal. The team's calling it "a tougher, more defined panther" and that's an accurate assessment.

The Panthers typeface is also different: it's no longer written in 80's hair-metal font. Or cat scratch font. Or whatever.

The team should continue to use silver helmets (a common question thus far), as they have a colorway that'll fit with that appropriately.

The only real downside of the new logo, which partially relates to Nike taking over jersey production for the NFL in 2012, is that it'll require the purchase of all-new gear.

Check the evolution in video form right here:



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Comments

Since: Aug 11, 2007
Posted on: January 30, 2012 6:45 pm
 

Carolina Panthers introduce new team logo

Cool, so now all my old style gamewear is 'vintage'.



Since: May 27, 2008
Posted on: January 30, 2012 6:23 pm
 

Carolina Panthers introduce new team logo

This is basically the exact same logo. But at least they changed that god-awful font.



Since: Mar 8, 2008
Posted on: January 30, 2012 4:27 pm
 

Carolina Panthers introduce new team logo

I like it...it's a little more realistic. Eyes more defined, fangs more defined, whiskers shorter, white outline gone. Subtle changes, but an improvement.   



Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: January 30, 2012 4:23 pm
 

Carolina Panthers introduce new team logo

This logo change only works if they drop the silver from the uniform.  Black, white and Carolina blue and they may have something here.  Now they just need to keep their crappy QB home for the next pro bowl game...



Since: Jan 8, 2007
Posted on: January 30, 2012 3:57 pm
 

Carolina Panthers introduce new team logo

"One of the finest and most recognizeable logos in the NFL". What's this guy smoking? Looks like a grade school logo.



Since: Jan 30, 2012
Posted on: January 30, 2012 3:44 pm
 

Carolina Panthers introduce new team logo

Those Astro Uniforms are better than these new Marlin uniforms  haha and that isn't saying much , The astros hadanice hat with the H on it  , and the Panthers really pretty much  looks the same



Since: Nov 25, 2009
Posted on: January 30, 2012 3:43 pm
 

Carolina Panthers introduce new team logo

I like the new logo but I prefer the old "Carolina Panthers" lettering.  I got a little chuckle out of the people who think the Panthers (or any franchise for that matter) cannot design a new logo and work on improving the team.  It's not like the coaches, scouts and players designed the logo...



Since: May 16, 2011
Posted on: January 30, 2012 3:32 pm
 

Carolina Panthers introduce new team logo

The new Marlins logo and uniforms are retro? By retro, do you mean hideous Astos uniforms from the 70s and 80s retro?



Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: January 30, 2012 9:18 am
 

Carolina Panthers introduce new team logo

They still have that nauseating blue though.



Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: January 30, 2012 7:49 am
 

Carolina Panthers introduce new team logo

The Marlins new logo is ugly but at least the NFL knows what it's doing...good job
Yeah, they know how to remove a white outline. At least the Marlins new logo is retro. It makes me want to go to a drive-in movie food shack for some refreshments whenever I see it. I agree that this 'new' Panthers logo should just be a picture of Cam Newton's face.


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