Milwaukee rugby newcomers the Barbarians choose new logo and shield.

The Milwaukee Barbarians are excited to announce their logo and shield that will represent the team on the web site, print media, jerseys and other apparel.

Although the name Barbarians is commonly used rugby circles when multiple clubs come together, we wanted our logo to have a fresh look that symbolized Milwaukee and the Barbarians spirit. 

After a long, collaborative design process with the team we settled on the hammer and gear, representing the manufacturing employment base in the region but also symbolizing the hard, repetitive work required to produce a skilled rugby team.

The hammer was stylized as a war hammer to fit with a barbarian theme.

The logo is also a very simple design, allowing it to be instantly recognizable at any size .

The shield is a more formal stamp, primarily text-based with the letters M and B from the team name.

For colors we chose cornflower blue to represent the Midwest — and it’s agricultural roots — and silver to represent the metals common in the local manufacturing plants.

Vic Drover
Vic Drover

Vic has a long history in and around the sport of rugby both in Canada and the US. He has played for and started numerous clubs (Vandal's RFC, Strathcona Druids, Suffolk Bull Moose, West Side Harlequins, Milwaukee Barbarians, Hamilton Girls Rugby), and served many roles over the years at all administrative levels. Vic joined the Harlequins in 2007 and remained an active club member through the transition to the Barbarians. These days, he spends his rugby time playing tag rugby and touring with the Old Boys, keeping the club website updated, helping organize the Lakefront 7s, and fundraising.

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