Just a lil somethin I pulled out of my ass.
So the Raptors are going to be doing a rebrand for next season and I think I know what direction they're going in due to some hints from the main social media man Jay Satur.
For those who don't follow the Raptors on twitter they retweeted this tweet.
Couple things I've skillfully deduced from this:
- Red will no longer be a part of the colour scheme because I don't see any reason as to why a name change for the Raptors Red Party is necessary all of a sudden, unless there was a reason - such as removing red from the scheme.
- Purple will make a return because the whole image has a purple hue around, which id like to think is a hint or something. Also, the raptors clearly know that the purple is popular due to the sales of the retro raps gear and because for the first time the Raptors will be wearing the dino jerseys this season.
Next, the Raptors' twitter account profile picture doesn't use the regular versions of either of our logos, instead features the now heavily used 'claw' with a brown background.
As I mentioned claw has been used a lot over the past few years, much more over the primary logo. Speaking from personal account, I've found that people seem to like the claw better and is more popular with the fans. Probably sells better on merchandise too.
As to why there is brown of all colours on the background I don't know because it has nothing to do with the Raptors. Of course this might also be another hint on the new colour scheme which could feature that same brown, but I doubt it. But it is pretty original so I dig that, maybe they could pull it off well.
Last thing that comes to mind is that the Raptors youtube profile picture for the longest time had brown hardwood in it as well, but right now as I check it it seems that they've changed it to another picture that again has no colours from the colour scheme, a white claw on a background just like the twitter picture. Could be another hint, i dunno.
^^^^^^^^right above here somewhere is the youtube photo but its invisible because the background is white, highlight the area to see
Lastly, the reason why I think any of this matters is because teams don;t usually mess around with the logos like this and I feel like it means something.
So there it is, this is the type of shit that interests me and I spend my late night free time doing. don't worry, it was REALLY free time. thanks for reading, thoughts?