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#1 Posted on
The logo for Spike TV has been unveiled:



"The Spike TV logo captures the sense of personality that will surround the first network for men," said Albie Hecht, president of Spike TV.

"Since the network now has a name like a person, it made sense to have a signature as the logo," said Trollbäck & Company creative director Laurent Fauchere. "Everyone contributed two or three signatures and we picked the best combination of male attitude and character."


Talk amongst yourselves..



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#2 Posted on
If its suppose to be a male signature shouldn't it be illegible?



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If it's supposed to be all MANLY and MALE, why does it look a hell of a lot like the logo of Spiegel, which sells mostly women's apparel and accessories?

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"Spike" isn't so much a "name like a person", more like a dog.

You know, the double meaning of "Guy TV" would have been better. That way, it's both a person's name, as well as referring to guys.

Maybe if the logo had spikes jutting out of it (or at least the TV part of the logo) it would be a little more butch.

By the way, wasn't TBS sort of aiming for the male demographic after dropping the WCW programming, or was that more just become a free movie channel?

Oh well, I'm just curious to see if Spike Dudley gets any sort of mini-push because he got the whole station named after him.
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EEKK!!! *As shutter goes down my spine* Thank network executives for this wonderous movement. *Prays for it not to last more than six months to a year* I personally could stand the blasted sound "OF THE NEW T N N." This I'm going to love to here the voice over guy flub up this and in the middle of the promo "Who the F--- names a cable station this?"

Actually that could be used as a selling point for it except like above they'd have to censor it.

(edited by CRZ on 8.5.03 0927)


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I guess it would have been much to complicated an idea to just use a drawing of a spike as the logo. Ideas like this by the brain surgeons running the network (remember, RAW's ratings will definately be going up now, stated last week by the President of the network, as the ratings fell 10% the first week after he said it) cause me to long for the old TNN. Bring back the Grand Ol' Opry, the Tom Wopat show, and the Dukes of Hazzard. I mean, if your going for the young male demographic, the Dukes of Hazzard is the perfect show: High speed car chases and Catherine Bach in skimpy clothing.



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Something's not quite right here. All-male, all-masculine, all-testosterone, all-the-time... is NOT the image being presented by that logo or the example 'health' and 'news' graphic in the article.

Instead this is looking like some sort of suave, upper middle class business executive's information channel. The sort of channel that carries a briefcase and has prostate concerns. The kind of channel Patrick Bateman would probably watch. It's the polar opposite of the obnoxious 'in your face' sort of attitude everybody was assuming a channel called Spike TV would have.
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Our little Nashville Network is growing up so fast *sniff* :_(

I'm still trying to figure out why Vince McMahon and WWE officials thought dumping USA for The Nashville Network was a good idea...oh right, XFL :)




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#9 Posted on
I still haven't seen any commercials for the return of Ren and Stimpy. They're supposed to premiere June 26 at 10:00, and a classic Ren and Stimpy will air at 11:30.



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That's maybe the least manly network logo ever. PAX has a manlier logo. Nickelodeon has a manlier logo, resembling a football or basketball or perhaps manly vomit, depending on the version. Oxygen has an exciting exclamation point, making it a manlier logo. Lifetime has a manlier logo - you could at least kill somebody with the lowercase f, if you had to.

I guess they didn't want to go for the obvious big ol' phallic railroad spike but...somebody's signature? Couldn't it at least be written in blood? I was guessing it would be something along the lines of the PBS logo, with the profile of some guy's head. Only it would have had a shotgun blowing the guy's head open, and the brain and bone bits exploding from the back of his head could have formed the words "Spike TV". The thinking there would have been to brand the network as exploding onto the scene and blowing away the competition, taking no prisoners.

Also, it would be a ninja's head.

Ah well. Now that "The NEW!! TNN" is gone, they'll need to find something ro replace the "TNN: Jumpers Take Their Glasses Off" stopgap. Maybe their edgy corporate slogan to go with the logo could be "Spike TV: Screw the Palmer Method!"
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#11 Posted on
I still think the guys from RollingStone.com`s Well Hung at Dawn column put it best: "Spike TV? James Marsters rules and all, but a whole network seems like excess"



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#12 Posted on
that is pretty..uhh...dull.

And looking at the press release:
Logo Design: Trollbäck & Company, New York, Los Angeles

Designers:
Laurent Fauchere
Nathalie De La Gorce


It took TWO people to come up with that?? Geez. The moemnt I heard the new name, I automatically had a vision of a logo in my mind. It wasn't a railroad spike but it was pretty spikey. Neon green too...ok, maybe that's a bit much. But still, I know simple is sometimes better but with a name like "Spike TV" you have to be over the top, eccentric, have something that just SCREAMS the name. That screams nothing at me right now. It's more of a very light, hoarse, whisper.

So, yeah, I don't really like it. Maybe i'll grow use to it after awhile but I really don't think it'll fit the image they're trying to project.

call me bored, lazy, dumb, a loser, whatever, but I just thru this together in 5 mins. and IMO is leaps and bounds better then that logo:
http://www.rubenquevedo.com/uberlou/gfx/spikelogo.jpg
my rendition of the Spike TV logo.

(I would tweak the text and the colors more but this is just something thrown together to get across a point)

(edited by GrubbyLongJohns on 8.5.03 1145)

(edited by GrubbyLongJohns on 8.5.03 1147)

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#13 Posted on
Did you see that episode where Spike married Snake and Emma's all OH NO but then it turned out that Spike was pregnant so Emma decided to stop being a bitch after a lot of soul searching and making ugly faces... well did ya?

It was way better than the "Marco Comes Out" episode.



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#14 Posted on

    Originally posted by vsp
    why does it look a hell of a lot like the logo of Spiegel,


Spike.....Spiegel. Hey, there's your perfect spokesman! He's all sorts of manly.



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#15 Posted on
I was thinking that there are already enough cable channels directed at males: ESPN, FSN, G4, Fox News, etc.

uh, hey guys. Looking at that logo, maybe this channel is supposed to target a CERTAIN GROUP of guyz, if you catch my drift.

If they buy the rights to "Will and Grace" and "Abercrombie and Fitch's Chest Waxing Secrets", and then we'll know for sure.



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#16 Posted on
Wow. Nothing says "MANLY" like cursive writing, eh?

When you want to have an "all guy" television station, you really shouldn't have a logo that looks like it was designed by an interior decerator. But maybe that's just me.

And don't expect a Spike Dudley push out of this. Sure, if someone with any kind of intelligence was booking, they'd probably have Spike cut promo's saying how RAW was HIS show because it was on HIS channel. "The channel named after the greatest wrestler of all time! SPIKE DUDLEY!!!"

Instead, Dudley will probably make his Spike TV debut by jobbing to Rodney Mack on HEAT. Oh well.



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#17 Posted on

    Originally posted by OMEGA
    And don't expect a Spike Dudley push out of this. Sure, if someone with any kind of intelligence was booking, they'd probably have Spike cut promo's saying how RAW was HIS show because it was on HIS channel. "The channel named after the greatest wrestler of all time! SPIKE DUDLEY!!!"

    Instead, Dudley will probably make his Spike TV debut by jobbing to Rodney Mack on HEAT. Oh well.


It's worse than that. Remember WWE's paranoia about 2 people with the same name? I expect to see the debut of...

"Runt" Dudley.



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#18 Posted on

    Originally posted by GrubbyLongJohns
    that is pretty..uhh...dull.

    And looking at the press release:
    Logo Design: Trollbäck & Company, New York, Los Angeles

    Designers:
    Laurent Fauchere
    Nathalie De La Gorce



Well, there you go. It's the French. It's always the French. I'm sure La Resistance will just love the logo.



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#19 Posted on
Seeing the logo, I now understand the timing of Jeff Hardy's release. Woulda just been too much.
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#20 Posted on
    Originally posted by Mike Sweetser
    The logo for Spike TV has been unveiled:



    "The Spike TV logo captures the sense of personality that will surround the first network for men," said Albie Hecht, president of Spike TV.

    "Since the network now has a name like a person, it made sense to have a signature as the logo," said Trollbäck & Company creative director Laurent Fauchere. "Everyone contributed two or three signatures and we picked the best combination of male attitude and character."


    Talk amongst yourselves..

This is hilarious! (If it were deliberately funny, it would be brilliant.)

Vsp, you are dead-on correct about it being the Spiegel Catalog logo!

A couple of other quotes from the same article:

Spike's creative brief for the upfronts and logo hinged on the network's new demographic: aspirational young men, aged 18-35.
OK, "aspirational" (m-w.com) is technically a word, but I don't think I'd have gone out of my way to pull it out of my thesaurus. (Y'know, given that the first 2 of 3 definitions refer to gasping & sucking.)

The lifestyle shoot featured men from the network's demographic in a variety of everyday situations, from lounging around the house to barbecuing with friends.
I bet these photos look exactly like every 18-35 year old male Wiener lounging & barbecuing. Spf2119 jauntily pointing barbecue tongs at CRZ & Redsoxnation. Hogan's My Dad & Excalibur having a rollicking good laugh, lolling on NetHackSlasher's sofa. Jeb & Dean enthralled with an intense moment during Raw. Perfect! :-)

And the fact that my browser won't load Trollbäck's web page just caps the whole thing off.

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Edit: Made link to Merriam-Webster less broken.

(edited by emma on 10.5.03 0301)
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