It took five months from the moment Vegas was awarded a team to the day they became the Golden Knights. During that time we would get periodical updates from The Creator on what he, Adidas, and the league were woking on.
“We had about 100 different proposed logos after we selected the name. At the end of the day, there was only one vote.” -Foley
— SinBin.vegas (@SinBinVegas) November 9, 2016
Behind The Vegas Ice Episode 2 (watch the episode here) gave us a look at exactly what he was talking about with a quick shot of a wall of options that were considered.
There was also another shot of a wall of photos just like this with the Vegas Sign highlighted and a sticky note with the word “local elements” on it.
We have no idea how far along in the process this was, but I have to say, the logo they eventually went with blows everything on that board out of the water.
If you look on the far right hand side of the image you see an early version of the Sword Star logo I personally believe turned out to be one of the best in all of professional sports. The final logo changed a bit, but that one really perked my ears up because it looked like something I thought I had seen before. Check this out…
The one in the middle was designed Sparky Chewbarky and was featured right here on SinBin.vegas. Makes me wonder if this isn’t a coincidence either…
That’s the very first design our resident graphic designer Isaac Palestino created for the name Black Knights. I have to admit, the Golden Knights logo is better, because of the V, but you’ve got to give it up to Isaac for a design we posted on February 1st, four and a half months before we even had the team.
I’m not calling foul at all, in fact just the opposite. One of the biggest critiques of the organization has been that they have ignored the views and opinions of the fan base. Well I think these examples might prove the exact opposite. The Creator is obsessed with his new toy, and he reads everything that’s written about it. I’m not going to make the claim that this site influenced the eventual logos for the team, but I will say it’s further proof they see what we are saying and doing… and that goes for the comments too.