If you just happened to refresh the Virginia Tech website within the last couple of hours, you might have noticed quite a change in the design of the logo we have grown to know and love. The iconic “VT” symbol, colored in maroon and outlined in orange, has officially passed away. Cause of death was most likely unrepairable damage from being hit by a BT transit bus, but we’re still waiting on the autopsy as of now.
This new logo is flimsy, apparently with the intent to represent the experience that students receive through their education at this university. While that sounds lovely, we can’t help but notice how uncanny the resemblance of the curved line connecting the “V” and the “T’ is to the hills we climb every day to reach McBryde. And maybe that was a subtle intent. Everyday is leg day, right?
Those of us who recently got brand new gear at the Drillfield sale feel really fricken scammed right now, like when we all do when we buy hundreds of dollars’ worth of access codes just to be able to do our homework.
That doormat you have with the old VT logo on it? Burn it. That umbrella you bought solely for those two minutes of rain that’s been appearing out of nowhere lately even though it’s 75 degrees out? Throw it away. We’re facing a new era whether we like it or not.
Far more shocking than the new logo is the fact that “Invent the Future” is also nowhere to be seen. Does this mean that future Hokies will have no idea what we mean when we use that phrase after mixing Qdoba burritos with Chipotle bowls to make hybrid Chidoba meals? Only time can tell.