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Tigres de Quintana Roo 24

Notice: All logos on this page are included within the parameters of 17 U.S.C. § 107, which states that the reproduction of a copyrighted work for purposes of criticism and/or comment is not an infringement of copyright. No challenge to the copyrights of these logos is intended by their inclusion here.
Posted 2011 August 21

Sometimes, teams just get it right. They come up with a logo that isn't cartoony, doesn't have more colors than Joseph's Technicolor Dreamcoat, isn't aimed at seven-year-olds, and actually refers to the team's name. This is a great example. The team is Los Tigres de Quintana Roo, which obvious translates to the Quintana Roo Tigers (Quintana Roo, pronounced "kin TAH nuh roe", is the name of a Mexican state). And what does the logo have in it? It has a tiger (well, a tiger's head, at least). Not some cartoon like Tony the Tiger, not a baseball-playing tiger, but a tiger that actually looks like a tiger. It's not looking head-on at the viewer, but it's only slightly offset, and it is baring its teeth. You wouldn't want to see an actual tiger with this expression and at this angle unless it was through binoculars and/or the walls of the tiger enclosure at a zoo, and maybe not even then. In short, it's a logo that keeps in mind that the whole point of naming yourself after a wild cat is to send the subconscious message to your opponents that they shouldn't mess with you. There's no nonsense here.

What else does the logo have? It has the team's name. This is hardly necessary but nor is it gratuitous, and it's done in a traditional baseball script. Again, no nonsense.

There is, I have to say, a bit of nonsense with the stars. They're a bit busy, and don't help with the compositional balance. On the other hand, I'm willing to be a bit forgiving about them, since I know that they represent the nine Mexican League championships the team has won. I personally think commemorating that in a logo is unnecessary, but I can't blame them if they want to. And this is the worst thing I can find about this logo. I guess that means I have nothing bad to say, doesn't it?

Final Score: 24 points.
Penalties: Region (egregious), 17 pts; Script, 7 pts.
Bonuses: None.


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