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Minnesota Vikings retool their logo: hey kids, can you spot the difference?

Feb 15, 2013, 6:28 PM EDT


Are you familiar with Slylock Fox, the newspaper comics feature which includes a section in which you pick out the subtle differences between two nearly identical photo panels? “Chair only has three legs!” “Cloud is missing!” Fun for the entire family. To answer your next question, newspapers were flat, crinkly things with information written in ink.

And now the Minnesota Vikings are getting in on the fun with their new, “updated” logo. Can you spot the differences? The old logo is on the left.

First of all, I see that Viking’s wife got tired of braiding his hair, and downgraded to six knots instead of 10. Of course if they really wanted to upgrade the logo and make it more believable, they could have eliminated the horns. As you know, actual vikings’ helmets never included horns: the accoutrements were thought up by opera costume designers, and the look caught on.

Anyway, I’m sure this new logo will make all the difference in the NFC North, just as the Detroit Lions’ new logo did.

  1. mybrunoblog - Feb 16, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    The Vikings make millions of $ a year in profits and that’s fine. All good. But wait. The Viking are asking the state of Minnesota to fork over more than 100 million $ to help build them a stadium and they pay some graphic design team a small fortune to do this? Huh? The damn logo looks the same! Jeez, you can’t make this stuff up.

    • Ponsonby_Britt - Feb 17, 2013 at 8:59 PM

      Priorities, man.

  2. bobweberjr - Feb 18, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Remember Slylock Fox?
    I sure do… every week, with every deadline.

    -Bob Weber Jr.
    Creator of Slylock Fox