Reactions mixed to VCU's new logos

[caption id="attachment_12472" align="alignright" width="300"]<a href="http://www.vcuramnation.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/SideBySides.png"><img class="size-medium wp-image-12472" alt="A side by side comparison of the old and new." src="http://www.vcuramnation.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/SideBySides-300x195.png" width="300" height="195" /></a> A side by side comparison of the old and new.[/caption]

VCU unveiled their highly anticipated new logo and visual identity series, and as expected, reactions have been mixed. Not surprisingly, the Rickabaugh Graphics design wasn't immediately embraced by every VCU fan of all the cities of all the worlds. Many like it (myself included, I love it in fact), many don't. But this was to be expected. Has anyone ever tried agreeing on a paint color with their spouse? Imagine how hard that is, then include all the other design variables outside of just simply picking a color.

Here's just a sampling of the positive, the negative and the weird from the wonderful world of Twitter.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en">As a VCU Graphic Design graduate, a former VCU athlete, and a Richmond web designer, I'm actually insulted by this new logo.

— Alyssa Paulette (@lixue88) <a href="https://twitter.com/lixue88/statuses/441303603244830720">March 5, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en">Anyone who doesn't like the new VCU logo probably buys fake LV bags and shops at Old Navy

— David Cox (@jdavidcox) <a href="https://twitter.com/jdavidcox/statuses/441266674453331968">March 5, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en">That new vcu logo set is pretty fresh.

— Brandon Trautman (@BJTrautman) <a href="https://twitter.com/BJTrautman/statuses/441326006285381632">March 5, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en">The new VCU logo is growin on me

— Allison Yacono (@alyac_x0) <a href="https://twitter.com/alyac_x0/statuses/441317270984589313">March 5, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en">the more i see the new vcu logo, the less i like it — Jennifer Novsak (@jmn_817) <a href="https://twitter.com/jmn_817/statuses/441316786592440320">March 5, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en">New VCU logo looks like VCU, Buffalo Wild Wings and Univ of Colorado had a threesome. But hey, I like threesomes! Growing on me. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23LetsGoVCU&amp;src=hash">#LetsGoVCU</a> — White Destry (@DestryWhite) <a href="https://twitter.com/DestryWhite/statuses/441314471206985728">March 5, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en">Not quite sure how I feel about <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23VCU&amp;src=hash">#VCU</a>'s new logo

— Tori Sluka (@Tibbs_757) <a href="https://twitter.com/Tibbs_757/statuses/441303363506814976">March 5, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en">The new VCU logo's kinda tight

— Darryl Preston Jr (@derail35) <a href="https://twitter.com/derail35/statuses/441302086509404161">March 5, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en">VCU's new logo looks like a billy goat. — Hunter P. (@FaceVHeel) <a href="https://twitter.com/FaceVHeel/statuses/441302536935735296">March 5, 2014</a></blockquote>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en">New VCU logo is meh. I'm good with the word logos but the Ram looks too soft. Rams are feared. Old ram was way better <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23VCU&amp;src=hash">#VCU</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23LetsGoVCU&amp;src=hash">#LetsGoVCU</a> — Vernon Freeman Jr (@iam_vernon) <a href="https://twitter.com/iam_vernon/statuses/441290340331290624">March 5, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en">Really nice logo upgrades for <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23VCU&amp;src=hash">#VCU</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/sportslogosnet">@sportslogosnet</a> <a href="http://t.co/Jw7tIGLTBF">http://t.co/Jw7tIGLTBF</a>

— The Sports Snob (@thesportssnob) <a href="https://twitter.com/thesportssnob/statuses/441280479841755136">March 5, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en">VCU's new logo stuff is nice!! finally incorporating the Ram!!!

— DanYeezus (@ogdanield) <a href="https://twitter.com/ogdanield/statuses/441275005867798528">March 5, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en">strong brand <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23VCU&amp;src=hash">#VCU</a>! like the change ...RT <a href="https://twitter.com/VCUHorns">@VCUHorns</a> Here's the logo unveil video: <a href="http://t.co/BQrTup5Uam">http://t.co/BQrTup5Uam</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23LetsGoVCU&amp;src=hash">#LetsGoVCU</a> — tylersnidow (@tylersnidow) <a href="https://twitter.com/tylersnidow/statuses/441267257201545216">March 5, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en">LOVE the new <a href="https://twitter.com/VCUathletics">@VCUathletics</a> logo/visual identity! <a href="http://t.co/ucNLz3ROe5">http://t.co/ucNLz3ROe5</a> — Mark Johnson (@BandoleroDelRio) <a href="https://twitter.com/BandoleroDelRio/statuses/441263395375812608">March 5, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en">nah not at all RT <a href="https://twitter.com/Phade2Black_10">@Phade2Black_10</a> Yall feeling the new VCU logo?

— The Great One (@oneflynicca) <a href="https://twitter.com/oneflynicca/statuses/441261753238687744">March 5, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en">That new VCU logo looks sick

— Moe 3:24 (@Moe_Be_Knowin) <a href="https://twitter.com/Moe_Be_Knowin/statuses/441262124527259648">March 5, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en">the new VCU logo...uhh — Sharmaine Placides (@sBplacidesiii) <a href="https://twitter.com/sBplacidesiii/statuses/441260875375058945">March 5, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en">Grading the logos. The horny dolphin goat brings the package down. Lettering is meh. Shield without the body works. <a href="http://t.co/ukXbQ2WLyk">pic.twitter.com/ukXbQ2WLyk</a>

— VCU Pav (@VCUPav) <a href="https://twitter.com/VCUPav/statuses/441267043263074305">March 5, 2014</a></blockquote>
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