Have you ever seen a logo and noticed little things that you wish were better? If you’re like the vast majority of people, the answer is an emphatic “no,” but I’m not one of those people. So over the years I’ve made it my mission to find college football logos that could use some tweaking.
This year’s edition is below, but you can also browse my previous submissions from 2019, 2020 and 2021.
This year is less about correcting obvious mistakes and more about streamlining logos that are a bit cluttered or seem to have too many unnecessary elements. These are more a matter of personal preference than previous versions, so you might not consider them an upgrade. But well, this is my article, so I’ll do what I want.
Baylor did a brand refresh a few years ago, and while the general standardization of their colors was a smart move, the random bevels in their logo feel exceptionally unnecessary. So now they’re gone. I also separated the U from the bottom of the B.
One of the most underrated logos in all of collegiate sports, though upon critical scrutiny it definitely needs some cleaning up. Especially the mane/tail and the cowboy with his hat could be better. Granted, there are professional designers who could do this much better than me, but I did my best.
The smallest of the tweaks on this list, but did you know the right horn was slightly lower than the left? Absolutely no reason for this so voila it’s fixed.
New Mexico Lobos
This is more of a simplification/streamlining than anything else. Overall a very cool logo but feels dated with the bevel and lots of outlines.
This “L” and “U” is an absolute mess. Bevels and some weird shading at the junctions really mess up a solid logo. Also good luck to everyone trying to make this original logo in embroidery.
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
Again, just a little clean up. Removing the black shading from the inner parts of the logo ties it together a bit more, and there were also some angles of the T that differed slightly from the rest of the logo. But not anymore.
Do you know of any other logos that need fixing that I haven’t covered? Let me know in the comments.
Which “fixed” logo is the biggest improvement?
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