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  1. jaha32

    College athletics identity changes 2018-19

    Illinois Wesleyan is a big upgrade but I can’t help but notice that the plume is at a slightly different 3/4 angle than the helmet. It’s not enough to ruin the set because overall they now have a nice consistent look.
  2. The fish Is beautifully rendered. It’s a bit detailed to work on a cap/helmet though, so I wonder if they also have a ligature logo to round out this identity.
  3. I see this slowly becoming true in the NBA as well as teams are realizing that their simpler secondary logos (with no team name spelled out) are often more practical to use on apparel, TV graphics, etc... The Bucks, Spurs, Rockets, and Clippers all use their secondary more often than primary, while the Bulls, Blazers, and Pacers have been doing this for decades. I expect this trend to continue in the NBA in the years to come as these marks are recognizable without words and need no explanation, much like NFL logos. There are exceptions - teams like the Kings and Suns whose primaries are clean and simple (short team names help) so their primaries look good shrunk and in all applications. Then there are the Knicks, Jazz, and Lakers where the lettering is the most prominent element of their logos, making the primary a stronger mark than the secondary.
  4. jaha32

    NFL Unveils Logo for 100th Anniversary Season

    It works or me except I wish they thickened the white outline around the NFL shield to match the outline width around the 100. I just noticed the bottom red streak is different (continuous) on the 3D rendering than the flat rendering where it breaks between numbers, which bugs my OCD-ness.
  5. jaha32

    College athletics identity changes 2018-19

    Not familiar with this school but that mascot had a ton of potential, and they should have at least kept it as an alternate (if they cleaned up the gradients) similar to how the Wisconsin Badgers have their primary W but still use the Bucky mascot logo a lot. As far as these new shield logos, they need thicker lines. There’s a lot of unimaginative empty white space. This update seems like a missed opportunity.
  6. jaha32

    ECHL | Utah Grizzlies Rebrand

    Nicely done. The green eyes are a nice touch and the wood-like lettering is appropriate. The only alteration I would suggest has to do with the green outline. It is overly prominent and distracting in the area that separates the shoulders from the forest and mountains. Is there any way to lessen the outline above the two shoulders? I just have a thing against outlines within a logo but overall this is another great work.
  7. jaha32

    Jacksonville Dolphins Unveil Bold New Logos, Colours

    I really like the clean rendering of the dolphin and how the dorsal fin is reinforced in the negative space of the JU (whether you see it as a wave or dorsal fin, it works). Bosack has so many good ones, but this might be in his top five in my book.
  8. jaha32

    Quick Basketball Logo Feedback?

    I always like a good basketball player silhouette logo. On the left version, the body structure looks pretty thick, and I had to look twice to make sure it wasn't a football player doing the Desmond Howard Heisman pose. It looks like he/she is wearing shoulder pads and the chin is very pronounced - almost looks like a chin strap. On the right version, I'd consider extending her non-dribbling arm downward very very slightly. As far as Marilyn's hair, I got nothing other than more lines and shadows/highlights.
  9. jaha32

    College athletics identity changes 2018-19

    I'm going to be really nitpicky here about the UNCG logo but there are two things that bother me about this. 1) I agree with you on the gray. The logo is predominantly blue and yellow but there's this large gray area smack dab in the center of the logo so your eye is drawn to the gray first. Another reason the gray seems off to me is that it makes the spartan look shirtless. There is no separation between the neck which is skin and the shoulder which has clothing/armor shadows. If there's so much detail in the highlighting in the yellow, then why so little detail in the gray skin/cloth? 2) There's a disconnect between the helmet on the top and the lettering on the bottom. Part of it's composition and part of it's because the line width of the blue on the helmet is about 1/3 the width of the blue around the letter so they aren't stylized similarly. It probably sounds like I dislike this, but all in all, I really like the logo - mainly the helmet, the yellow highlights, and the pattern under the plume. My guess is that they felt the need to tack on the shoulder to it to avoid confusion with Michigan State or especially San Jose State, and as a result, it looks like different elements were designed at different times.
  10. I'd adjust the kerning between the letters so that the "I" in REIGN is in the exact center of the logo. Or you could make the RE and GN the same width so that the I naturally falls in the center. That would also position the "I" directly under the base of the Space Needle. It's one of those things where it's so close to being in the center already that you might as well make it perfectly symmetrical to be pleasing to the eye.
  11. jaha32

    NBA | Indiana Pacers Rebrand | Update: NIKE Uniform Set

    Overall this is a great set. I like how the version with the state of Indiana actually looks like the borders of Indiana (unlike the Pacers actual alt logo which overly simplified the state outline and doesn't look like anything). I would have to agree with the comment(s) above that said the squares making up the checkered pattern are overly detailed and could be enlarged, and still get the point across. To me it's not necessarily an issue of looking good shrunk down, it's that nowhere else in the logo is there that much detail, so it appears out of place. The checkers in the "Hoosier State Basketball" version are larger and that version looks perfect IMO. The whole set is good but I particularly like the Torch and Indy Proud logos.
  12. jaha32

    Grace College Lancers - New Logo

    I wish the G were thicker, and that there was more connection between it and the type below, but overall it’s simple and uniquely memorable...so mission accomplished.
  13. jaha32

    Memphis Grizzlies Appear to be Tweaking Logos

    The colors look a bit muddled on the face now that they got rid of the lightest shade of blue. They could’ve kept the three shades of blue on the logo and just used a simplified palette of two shades on jerseys, etc... I am a fan of the bear claws forming and M.
  14. jaha32

    Nuggets Evolved: Unveil New Logos, Colours, Uniforms

    Right, I forgot about the Pelicans, but then again their red is a brighter red, where the Cavs is more burgundy/wine.
  15. jaha32

    Nuggets Evolved: Unveil New Logos, Colours, Uniforms

    Growing up in the 90s, this the color scheme I associate with Mutombo, McDyess, LaPhanso Ellis, and Abdul-Rauf, so I prefer this to the current blue color scheme, as the NBA already has plenty of blue. It’s just too bad the Cavs have sort of taken these colors (minus the new black) and made it theirs, but there’s room for more than one team to use gold, wine, and navy.