A logo is needed in 2008 for the 125th anniversary celebration of the formation of the first professional hockey club in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Anniversaire Ottawa Hockey 125 Anniversary 1883-2008
A century and a quarter of hockey history.
Desired Color Scheme:
Red, white and black
Similar to a badge or crest
Accepted File Formats:
Standard Web Formats (.jpg, .gif or .png); Vector Formats (.eps, .pdf or .ai)
This 125th anniversary will be celebrated by many groups within the Ottawa area: the city, local hockey clubs, fans and enthusiasts, visitors and tourists. Its application though, will not be limited to a parochial local audience, as it will be receiving global exposure with the World Juniors Hockey Championship that will be taking place in Ottawa in December, 2008, in part, to acknowledge the celebration. There were very few hockey clubs existing in the world in 1883!
The logo should contain the words and date 'Ottawa' 'Hockey' '2008' and may or may not contain the word 'Anniversary', though it would be nice to do so. If 'Anniversary' appears, the french word 'Anniversaire' should also appear in equal size as Ottawa is a bilingual city with two official languages, English and French.
If the words are used, it could be as 'Anniversary - Anniversaire' in a banner or in some other parallel structure e.g. 'Anniversaire' in a banner above with 'Anniversary' in a banner below. The years '1883' and '2008' could and perhaps should also appear.
The traditional colours for sports teams in Ottawa have been red, black and white, and would be preferred in this case.
The logo could have traits similar to a 'crest' or a 'badge' and it will appear on the website, collateral material, ball caps, T-shirts, hockey jerseys etc.
It should also bear the inherent look of old and new. For example, if two hockey sticks are shown crossed for example, one could have the look of a nineteenth century wooden stick and the other would have the sleek, metallic look of the new composite sticks. Or it could be two players facing off: one in a uniform from from the 1880s and one from 2008. There could be other juxtapositions as for example, the older player could be 'ghosted' or slightly grayed out. All of this might not be practical though, and I will that to you, the experts.
Speaking of which, as experts you may wish to advise me to eliminate some of the text, or years, or copy, and you could do so as part of your submission.
The web site, to be designed later, will have social media attributes, including a blog, podcasts, google ads, etc.
Ladies and gentlemen, good luck with your designs, and I look forward to your helping us celebrate the legacy of one of the oldest sporting traditions in North America!