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#41 pontcanna

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 12:04 PM

Has a fast-ferry fiasco ring about it. Logo has that look too. But as said above, don't actively dislike it.

#42 Mike K.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 12:06 PM

I thought the same thing! :)

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#43 mysage

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 12:09 PM

Far better than the Seals or the Mussels (how embarrassing!).

#44 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 12:20 PM

It's growing on me, and I like how it has a word that is uniquely Canadian (British).
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 12:37 PM

My first thought was the Ferry Fiasco too.

As a logo designer myself, the logo is okay in terms of design, but it concerns me that the length relative to the height seems too great and when shrunk to fit certain items, the iconic portion might get lost.
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 01:49 PM

Harbourcats? Is that a real thing, or is it just like a feral cat that hangs around the water? And the logo... the negative space in the "u" looks like a giant beaver tooth. Not a fan of the team brand.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 02:16 PM

...is it just like a feral cat that hangs around the water?

That's what comes to mind: mangy, skittish strays living rough on the streets. Kinda sums up "Victoria" for some people. :banana:

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 02:25 PM

The HarbourCats will keep the HarbourMice in check, so it's a health benefit.
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#49 LJ

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:00 PM

Harbourcats? Is that a real thing, or is it just like a feral cat that hangs around the water? And the logo... the negative space in the "u" looks like a giant beaver tooth. Not a fan of the team brand.


That's exactly what I thought.

Remind me again what the FastCat ferry logo was?
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#50 drt

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:01 PM

You have to wonder if HarbourCats was really the best choice of -- supposedly-- hundreds of submissions. There wasn't anything better than HarbourCats? Really? Not even Bay Lions or something? Sea Dogs? Fish Hooks? Buoys? Dinghies? Tugboats? Starfish? Barnacles? Come on.

Like I said, I don't hate it, but it strikes me as pretty weird. Logo looks like a cheap piece of graphic design work as well, especially compared to the Sweets, Bells, Eagles or even the Bears.

#51 phx

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 06:38 PM

We can call them the Harbour Rats if they are not performing well.

#52 Mike K.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 06:46 PM

...oh man, the U does make the cat look like it has a beaver tooth :) Yikes...

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#53 weirdie

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 07:36 PM

It looks more like an otter to me. Maybe that's what they were going for rather than an actual cat? I could see Harbour Cat being used as slang for otter... maybe not.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 09:00 PM

Thundercats.... Yooooooooooooooooo! Oh, oops, I think....
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 09:03 PM

Meh I liked my suggestion of the Victoria Tsunami better.

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#56 Bingo

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 09:58 PM

The fans will end up just calling them "The Cats"

#57 HB

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 10:28 PM

What the hell is a Harbour Cat ?

First thing that came to mind was the Fast Cat ferries and the logo looks the same too

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 06:27 AM



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#59 Mike K.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:31 AM

Fast Cat logo:


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#60 Holden West

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:31 AM

Reminded me of Laser Cats.

What probably happened was they got together in the board room and made two columns on the whiteboard. First, they brainstormed geographical landmarks. In the second column they listed relevant animal names. A lot of the good names were tossed out as they had already been used, like Seals and lions and various types of salmon. By the end of the afternoon the last names remaining were Harbour and Cats. They handed the name off to the only guy in the room that could work Adobe Illustrator and there we are.
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