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Here's the (possible) Watford FC new crest

The designer of the new logo just chosen by the English club wrote on Twitter to have won the contest

Here's the (possible) Watford FC new crest The designer of the new logo just chosen by the English club wrote on Twitter to have won the contest

In June 2019, Watford announced that they give all fans the opportunity to submit a proposal for the new club logo that will now go head to head with the current one to be used from next season. According to the tweet by Marcus Dilley, founder of DilleyStudio and former adidas graphic designer who took part in the contest, his logo (created with Brian Gundell) could be crest phones by Watford, currently 20th in the Premier League rankings. There is still no official communication from the club, but the announcement of Dilley doesn't leave space for doubts.

The submissions were closed in late July 2019 and the final 20 projects were revealed in late September. Dilley's logo won the contest and now it will fight agianst the current one. The crest is characterized by the hornet in the center, which replaces the moose, a symbol debated over the years because of its lack of relevance to the traditions and the nickname of the club ('hornets'). Below the ribbon containing the team name, a shadowing has been inserted to create a second shield which is an updated versione of the 1959 crest. The logo mantains the iconic shape with a modern design, while the typeface - called 'Hornet IPA' -, created for exclusive use by Watford, recalling the typography used by the Benskins Brewery that operated in Watford from 1693.

Watford's initiative is part of a common rebranding process that has recently involved many English clubs (HuddersfieldHull CityBristol City and Leeds, even if it eventually remained the same after the fans' protests), who have seen in the crests' modernization a concrete opportunity to revitalize their brand, involving his loyal supporters.