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Published: 2010/10/07

Umphrey’s Losing Logos

Winner winner chicken dinner?

Umphrey’s McGee recently held a contest to create a new logo for the group. The winner appears above. However, since they were cool enough to post some of the rejected logos on their blog, we’re going to take the opportunity to second guess them (and allow you do the same). We’ll admit that we’re fans of option five below, but please take a look and post your thoughts on the bottom.

Option One

Option Two

Option Three

Option Four

Option Five

Option Six

Option Seven


There are 12 comments associated with this post

Joe C. October 7, 2010, 16:00:51

I agree. Five does it for me.

ted T October 7, 2010, 16:01:52

Which is more Dungeons and Dragony, six or seven?

Me October 7, 2010, 16:40:19

Not a huge fan, so my opinion is worth squat… but… IMO, 1,2, 5 or 6 are all pretty cool with 2 being my winner… but that rhino… while there must be some UM relate that I am clueless about, it just looks dumb to me… my .02 cents…

HoVa What? October 7, 2010, 17:01:14

Their is a huge lack of originality to any of these submissions. They all suck pretty much one more than the other. Way to go UM! and I actually like your music.

Red October 7, 2010, 17:11:46

I actually think 2 is pretty cool but the U and M are lost

Shea October 7, 2010, 18:11:53

For being the “cream of the crop” these are terrible. Did no one else submit anything? I’d have to vote 5

Max October 7, 2010, 19:14:39

I like the old school one where they had the guy with Umphrey’s Mcgee written for the teeth. It beats all of these submissions.

Phishigan October 7, 2010, 20:10:48

Okay, I’m not an artist so my opinion might not count for much. But none of these really stand out. If they are going for national recognition then they need one that actually has their full name. If they just want something for fans then just the UM is alright. Also how many ‘jambands’ actually have really cool original logos?

JBL October 8, 2010, 11:04:41

They are all terrible.

Musichead October 8, 2010, 13:15:54

Option 2.

sounds4u October 12, 2010, 10:28:45

Does the Rhino come awfully close to the Ecko Ltd logo? I prefer all of the other ones….

Front-Row Eyes Low March 2, 2012, 03:03:58

Option 5 is what you see Umphreaks throw up when they approve of what is usually either a new song call or one of Jake or Brendon’s amazing solos. Seeing that picture brings back a lot of nostalgia from past amazing shows and brings hope for future face melting.

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