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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 25, 2006
Posted on: January 30, 2012 6:01 am
 

Carolina Panthers introduce new team logo

So they removed the white outline.  Or am I missing something?  Nope looks the same to me.



Since: Dec 29, 2011
Posted on: January 30, 2012 1:31 am
 

Carolina Panthers introduce new team logo

Hmm, this franchise is truly addressing their pressing needs.



Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: January 30, 2012 12:38 am
 

Carolina Panthers introduce new team logo

I actually slightly prefer the original, but it's not enough of a change to really get too excited over, one way or the other.



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: January 30, 2012 12:22 am
 

Carolina Panthers introduce new team logo

At least it isn't some guy conspiring to have his pregnant girlfriend shot...or some lady shooting her husband when he came home to collect insurance money.



Since: Nov 30, 2010
Posted on: January 29, 2012 9:41 pm
 

Carolina Panthers introduce new team logo

They should just put Cam newtons face  as the logo.Tongue out




Since: Jun 10, 2011
Posted on: January 29, 2012 9:27 pm
 

Carolina Panthers introduce new team logo

I love it! The Marlins new logo is ugly but at least the NFL knows what it's doing...good job, Panthers! 



Since: Jan 5, 2012
Posted on: January 29, 2012 9:01 pm
 

Carolina Panthers introduce new team logo

that's just bada$$



Since: Jan 29, 2012
Posted on: January 29, 2012 8:38 pm
 

Carolina Panthers introduce new team logo

THANK GOD THAT'S TAKEN CARE OF. IT'S NOT LIKE WE NEEDED A DEFENSE OR ANYTHING. Maybe we could trade a draft pick for a design team or something.



Since: Aug 18, 2009
Posted on: January 29, 2012 8:25 pm
 

Carolina Panthers introduce new team logo

This fan does not like it much, at all...


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