The proposed new English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) Club logo
As part of its work to develop a new portfolio of marketing materials for the ETT Club, the Media Sub-Committee have proposed a change of the official logo. The Committee have decided that adoption of a new logo should be subject to consultation with club members with a view to a final decision being taken at the 2019 AGM.
The current and proposed logos are shown below.
Statement from the Subcommittee
The origins of the current ETT Breed Club logo are unclear. It is thought that it may have been based on a drawing of a piece of silver ETT jewellery and that it was adopted around the time when the breed name changed in 1963. No original artwork is known to exist and as time has passed the quality of the logo has fallen off as applications of it have been based on Xerox copies, photocopies of photocopies etc. This has reached the point where it is becoming increasingly difficult, even for many ETT owners, to actually identify the dog on the logo as an ETT. There are technical constraints in that the current logo cannot be ‘blown up’ to poster sizes for promotional boards and display panels without losing much of the limited detail it actually has. The current image is also of insufficient quality to allow it to be reproduced through digital technology.
The Media Sub Committee is currently designing a completely new range of promotional materials for the Club. As part of that work they have designed a new logo which respects the general format of the current logo but is:
- Contemporary in design and ‘feel’ and will stand the test of time
- Capable of being used in both colour and B&W to reflect all potential applications
- Sufficiently hi-resolution to be capable of scaling up to large ‘poster’ sizes without losing detail
The Club Committee, as guardians of the logo, are mindful of the role the current logo has played in promoting the breed over the years, and the traditions associated with this, and are of the view that any decision on the potential change of logo should involve consultation with club members through the Club web site and the Club facebook page during 2018, with a final decision on whether to adopt the new logo to be taken at the 2019 AGM.
The profile in the new design follows the current logo but removes the circular belt with the breed name and places the text below the image in a classic font with the full name of the breed – English Toy Terrier (Black and Tan) and the date on which the club was established (1938). This produces a ‘square’ rather than a ‘circular’ logo, which works better in design terms and is capable of a wider range of applications. It would however still be possible to apply a circular format for club rosettes.
The proposed logo will be used in all social media over the next few months to give members the chance to see how it can be used. Club members are invited to give their views on the design for the new logo. They can be made directly on the Club Facebook page if you are happy to let your comments be seen by others, or sent to the Chair of The Sub Committee at [email protected] or to his Messenger account if you would prefer your comments to be private. All comments will be taken into account in the preparation of a report to the Club Committee later in 2018, and in a presentation at the 2019 AGM.
This is a very significant decision for the Club so do take the opportunity to comment.Steve Inch
From the designer
Our Discover Dogs stand is arguably one of our greatest communication tools, enticing the public to come and make acquaintance with our beautiful breed first hand. In order for our stand to be updated, our logo needed to be vectorised digitally to be used on large printed displays. Unfortunately, it was not possible to do this with the current logo without the original copy.
Our logo is a long-standing part of our history, so I was sensitive to the fact not all members would like to see it updated. For this reason, I used the original composite head as the foundations for the new design and removed the belt opting for a clean font in its place (making it easier to use for a range of applications). I also felt it appropriate to add the date the club was established in celebration of our 80th anniversary year.
We do hope you will recognise the need for the digital update and support the change. We very much welcome all feedback.Sarah Crossling