Saturday, March 19, 2011
Minnesota is not good at colors
I just noticed that the Minnesota Wild have a really neat logo. This had never occurred to me before, because it was cleverly disguised by a truly putrid color scheme.
Looking more closely, the whole forest-and-sun-and-trees-and-river-and-bear thing, it's pretty nifty.
But those colors! The forest has apparently caught fire while the river has frozen over, some sort of meteor is streaking across the daytime sky like an ill omen, and all the while a hot desert sun is pitilessly beating down on the whole apocalyptic scene. It doesn't evoke Minnesota so much as it evokes the friggin' End Times. Or maybe unchecked global warming. Or maybe just a really pukey Christmas.
I guess Minnesotans want to downplay their state's reputation for being a frigid wasteland! I suppose that's at least understandable, even if an ice hockey team seems like the perfect context to play up the whole ice-and-snow thing. Sure, their color scheme might inspire nausea, but at least it doesn't say "This place is uninhabitable six months out of the year," right? After all, playing into the worst stereotypes of the state would be sort of stup...
So there you have it, I guess. Minnesota, land of vomit bears and 10,000 lakes of solid arctic ice. Bring a coat.
By WHS at 6:51 PM