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Texas Stars 18

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 2018 March 8

NOTE: This review incorporates portions of the review for the Texas Stars' previous logo, which was posted 2009 December 19.

Who is the moron who decided to call the team the "Texas" Stars? Not only are there other hockey teams in Texas, not only are there other teams in the same league in Texas, but there are other hockey teams called the Stars in Texas! This doesn't deserve to get the "egregious" modifier; it deserves to get the "bizarre" modifier. Just call the team the Austin Stars and be done with it. Yes, yes, I know: they actually play in Cedar Park. I don't care. They should still be called the Austin Stars. If they absolutely can't stand to do that, then let them be the Cedar Park Stars. Anything would be better than calling themselves the Texas Stars team when they're taking the "Stars" name from another team in Texas.

That said, the logo isn't too bad. It's basically an update on the previous logo, and they fixed most of the mistakes of that one. The previous logo had a star that was in two shades of green (medium-light and medium-dark), with an outline that could most accurately be described as baby-barf yellow. This time they've gone for a much simpler approach of making the star white and light grey, with a two-tiered outline of black and medium green. It works much better. Also, instead of writing "STARS" at the top of the star with the top point substituting for the A, they've simply put the word "TEXAS" behind the star. Or maybe "TEAS"; you can't actually see the X anywhere and I'm not certain whether the star is substituting for the X or obscuring the lack of it. A five-pointed star is an odd substitution for an X if you ask me. And given the size of the star, it's sort of like spelling the state name "TEXAS", which is also odd.

But to be totally honest I'm looking for things to criticize here, because it's actually a very good logo. Still, wouldn't it be better if instead of saying TE★AS it said AUS★TIN? Why yes, yes it would.

Final Score: 18 points.
Penalties: Region (triply-egregious), 10 pts; Name-Logo, 2 pts; Offspring, 5 pts; Yucky-Name, 4 pts. Bonuses: Local, -3 pts.


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