What Do YOU Think of the New Crests? A Critical Guide with Our ThoughtsBy Ryan Grant • Sep 22nd, 2013 • Category: Fan Articles, News |
So, the new crests have been revealed. It’s time to choose which of the crests will be used from the 2014/15 season. As editor of FollowEverton.com, here’s my own personal thoughts and we’d love to hear yours too.
At first glance, I was massively disappointed with what was presented, however, I do appreciate the challenges that the club have when it comes to designing our crest. Incorporating the elements that fans deem so important was always going to be tricky. We’ll also never be able to agree on what’s right.
HOWEVER, that’s no excuse for revealing crests which, in my opinion, look like they have been rushed and are not ready… yet.
Certainly, they all have potential, and none look terrible when viewed as large sized images. Though, when small versions of the crests are viewed, they look incredibly cramped because they are trying to keep all the elements. It’s catch 22 in that regard. To summarise my thoughts on each individual crest.
The FIRST crest does look traditional. It probably looks the best when on the merchandise but I can’t keep feel this is a poor knock-off of the crest from 2012. The wreaths look great and so does the ‘Everton’ text but the tower is awful – like a copy of the “outdated” tower from 2012 but with minor changes to the bottom.
The SECOND crest is more modern than the first due to the utilisation of a soft gradient background and more spacing however the position of the elements just doesn’t look right. It looks strange. To be honest, if they keep the one we have now and change the colours to be just blue and white then some would say it looks better than this. There’s just something fishy about the tower.. imbalance perhaps?
The THIRD crest does look decent when viewed as a larger image, but anything smaller and it looks cramped and if anything, rather daft. They tried to balance the emphasis of having the motto at the top with an additional thin white ‘V’ shape at the bottom. The badge doesn’t work work on merchandise or for media though, this is despite it probably being the best crest in its own right. I think that if it had an improved tower and appropriate spacing (so it would look better smaller) than it MAY work. Then again, fans will never agree.
In terms for voting, I expect the first one to win, as it’s the safest choice and ‘similar’ to the popular crest from 2012.Though if this is to be the new crest, I do wonder why it has been changed. The crest from 2012 only needed a few tweaks to be better than this..
I’ll find it hard to decide. I’m all for change if it’s to move forward and improve but regretfully none of these are suitable in my opinion.
So you’ve heard my personal thoughts as editor and I’d love to hear what you have to say about the potential new crests. Do you agree with me?