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Trash Pandas Ultimate Club

Branding   |   Uniforms   |   Merchandise


The Trash Pandas are a USAU Club Ultimate team based in Nashville and founded in 2016. The Trash Pandas compete with top-tier clubs in tournaments around the country and will do so in 2019 looking better than ever.


Heading into their fourth year of competition, the Trash Pandas leadership team decided to invest in elevating their brand – a new logo, new kits, and some new team merchandise.


We (Austin and Lexi of Pen & Mug) both have years of experience playing collegiate-level ultimate and are both passionate sports fans, so this was a project close to our hearts.


First and foremost, the new Trash Pandas logo:

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THE LOGO


After experimenting with a few illustrative and character-based ideas, the Trash Pandas settled on this strong, geometric raccoon face with an electric blue color and a clear "sports logo" vibe.


To complement the logo on both jerseys and digital channels, we created this custom typography for the "Trash Pandas" name. The letters have bold, grid-based forms like the primary logo, detailed with chunky lines that feel metallic, urban, and almost sci-fi.

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trash pandas custom typography

The Jerseys


Ultimate players pack light and dark jerseys for every tournament and commonly have to swap back and forth between the two a few times each day. To prepare for jersey changes between matches and for varying weather conditions, the kits include each jersey color in three options: sleeveless, short sleeve, and long sleeve.


We surveyed the full team for feedback as we fine-tuned the designs and added jagged claw marks to the back of the light jerseys and the acronym "TMFP" on the shoulder. (If you try to decypher that... you're probably right.)


We also sponsored the team this year so we got to throw our Pen & Mug logo on the unis too!

Trash Pandas dark jerseys mockup
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Trash Pandas dark jerseys mockup
Trash Pandas dark jersey
Trash Pandas player action shot
Trash Pandas player action shot
Trash Pandas player action shot
Trash Pandas light jerseys mockup
Trash Pandas player action shot
Trash Pandas light jerseys mockup
Trash Pandas player action shot
Trash Pandas player action shot
Trash Pandas player action shot
Trash Pandas player action shot
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Trash Pandas jerseys
Trash Pandas player action shot

"Pen & Mug was the perfect fit for our project. Their work was always timely and allowed us to submit our order early enough to get our jerseys in time for our first tournament, which is unheard of in the Ultimate community.

In the end, we have a logo that has allowed us to brand our team more effectively than ever and jerseys that have made us the envy of every tournament, thanks to Pen & Mug."


Miles Littlefield

Trash Pandas Ultimate Frisbee Club


Trash Pandas graphic claw marks

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