Sunday, April 13, 2014

I'm meeting with FSU Athletics tomorrow and I want your thoughts!

Noles, I need your help.  As many of you know, I will be meeting with FSU Athletics tomorrow morning. I need help, evidence, about how the fans and alumni feel. So, and I can't believe I'm saying this, e-mail me at sladeillustration@gmail.com with the Subject "Dear FSU Athletics" and say, in one or two sentences, what you would like to say to Athletics. You can also tweet me @jodisladeart with #DearFSUAthletics. This can be on the logo design itself, on how they mishandled their PR, or even just to say "keep up the good work, go Noles." I will read these, share these, and bring these statements to athletics tomorrow and pass them off personally. Please, KEEP IT BRIEF (one or two sentences) so I can give them input from as many people as possible.
I'll be doing my best tonight to get these all read, printed, and handed off tomorrow.  Athletics and many other media sites feel this is a "vocal minority." I feel like the majority opinion is that folks don't like it but feel like the process is too far to change it back so we should get used to it.  If that's what you feel tell me. And for goodness sakes tell me to my face. Shouting it to me as I walk by won't really work cause I won't catch everything you said and also I'll just kinda feel like you're being kinda cranky.

The internet is only one part of a larger community.  If the majority of fans like this I would really like to know. However, I feel that is not the case, we're all just feelin' helpless to change.  And helpless isn't and emotion that settles well with me.  You know, what with the Unconquered spirit and all.

Thanks, Go Noles, and God save my inbox.

17 comments:

Doug Harvey said...

I like that the feather doesn't say Florida State anymore. I think the color in the hair should include the maroon. I would rather the darker color scheme be used than the brighter colors.

Jodi said...

Doug- I used that color garnet that was in the leaked "new" logo. Now that it has been officially revealed to be a much darker color, I would change mine to reflect that.

Deanna Hughes said...

I guess use the darker garnet. But I do like your proposed illustrations. The new logo didn't depict the old one. I hope the powers at hand consider your proposal.

Deanna Hughes said...

I guess use the darker garnet. But I do like your proposed illustrations. The new logo didn't depict the old one. I hope the powers at hand consider your proposal.

Ed Bagley said...

Jodi, thanks for being on the front line. Even if nothing changes, you have gained a lot of respect from us 'no bodies.'

Jesse Myers said...

Either way

sebasboron said...

Is there anyway that florida state or FSU could be anywhere in the logo?

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Alli Glick said...

the" new" logo that Nike and FSU athletics designed looks like he should have been a member of KISS. Jodi, I like how you updated the feather, but I would still like it to say fsu someplace. Maybe like how the Nike one was done but not as blocky?

Brooke Renney said...

It it is really a matter of costly and timely reproduction that call for a change, then I would propose your design; however, I still prefer the status quo. Please visit my site and hear my story... Perhaps this is something else you can talk about tomorrow: www.ignitiondeletion.weebly.com

Sheila Calabrese said...

I prefer the old logo but with the new feather!

Colin said...

Please post an update on what was said in today's meeting. I read about how some fans claimed they were asked to leave the game Saturday if they had a sign that was against the new logo. I hope you weren't threatened or encouraged to stop your effort!

Ed Bagley said...

Jodi, does silence mean you basically were asked to 'knock it off' you are making FSU look bad. Get with the company line? Or was the meeting postponed? Will you please at least post that 'I cannot comment at this time' or such.

Jodi said...

Ed- I can comment. I stayed up all night reading the emails folks sent (yes, I know, I did ask for that). I was exhausted yesterday having not slept for pretty much two days. I tried writing a post and it came out, well, incoherent. I'm attempting said post now. No conspiracy. Not asked to be quiet or stay in line. Just sleepy. If I sacrifice my health for this than I won't be able to post at all. Cause I'll be needing medical attention.

Mary said...

Thank you for your diligence in following up with this, Jodi. You're appreciated!

Jon Lynn said...

Thanks for your effort! It is appreciated by thousands and thousands. In the end, Nike will likely win. Congrats FSU, you now have a logo that most of the alumni are making fun of, not to mention Gators and Canes supporters.

michael ballard said...

i don't like the new design.it looks like a bad cartoon,the feather is too long and it needs to say florida state on the feather.your new design is much better.