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New Logos for VCU Athletics by Rickabaugh Graphics



Noted Mar. 12, 2014 by Armin

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“The VCU Rams are the athletic teams of Virginia Commonwealth University of Richmond, Virginia, USA. The Rams compete in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association as members of the Atlantic 10 Conference. The most successful teams have been the men’s tennis and basketball teams, which have had success in their conference and on the regional and national stages. The school’s colors are black and gold. The athletic director is Ed McLaughlin. The official student supporter group is known as the Rowdy Rams.” (Source: Wikipedia)

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Rickabaugh Graphics (Gahanna, OH)

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VCU Athletics press release

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"We're very excited about our new visual identity," said VCU Director of Athletics Ed McLaughlin. "This is something that is important for the future of this department. These marks strengthen the VCU brand and will factor in everything from marketing to recruiting. These will represent who we are. When our fans and our student-athletes walk down the street with these logos on their shirt, they can do so proudly."

VCU Athletics press release

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New Logos for VCU Athletics by Rickabaugh Graphics
A couple of other existing/previous athletics logos.
New Logos for VCU Athletics by Rickabaugh Graphics
Full line-up of new logos.
Explaining the VCU logo. Lots of talking upfront then at the 2:15 mark some oddly colorized versions of the new logos are officially presented.

Well, there it is: a ram's horn coming out of a letter. It's not that bad, really. It's just… there is a ram's horn coming out of a letter. It's an odd thing. Beyond that, the new set of logos have a U.S. Army look to them that is not necessarily a bad thing. The ram drawings are a little weird, it's like they put all their effort on the horns and had no energy left for the body.

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