Pass or Fail: Nashville All-Star Game logo with guitar pick design

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The Nashville Predators and the NHL unleashed the 2016 All-Star Game logo for the city. And … it’s a guitar pick! Wow, that’s so shocking considering Nashville’s jersey shoulder patch is a guitar pick, and well … the city is called the Music City and yeah.

Via a release for the Jan. 30-31 event:

Designed by Fanbrandz and NHL Vice President of Creative Paul Conway, the 2016 NHL All-Star logo pays homage to the city of Nashville’s deep roots in country music and the Predators navy blue-and-gold team colors, which honor the city of Nashville’s seal and flag. The typography, inspired by Nashville’s music scene and the neon signs on Broadway and Music Row, instantly connects the NHL celebration to Music City.

The event Jan. 30-31 in Nashville will no doubt be an interesting show full of music and hockey. Wonder if the Predators will try to keep out Blackhawks fans.

The logo does have the triple-stars from the state flag, ignoring the whole state logo controversy perhaps? Trolling politicians? Nah, it's just an All-Star logo, and the three stars are iconic, not the giant TN symbol that looks, well ... hideous. Nice job using them. How bad would this have looked if you replaced the three stars with a giant "TN" sign. Gross. 

Anyway, back story aside, this logo ... pass or fail?

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