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  1. The north star in the basketball is reminiscent of the Wizards logo which also has a star placed there. My only complaints are that 1) it's yet another roundel, (to me the Sixers are the only team that pull off the roundel perfectly) and 2) that the basketball and wolf both share roughly 50/50 composition where I'd prefer the wolf to cover at least 70% of that area. Maybe it'll grow on me when I see it in application. The wolf itself looks great and I like the night sky vibe.
  2. Really well thought out as usual. Design-wise, my only nitpick would be that the S and K in the Basketball Tournament are a little too snug compared to the rest of the letters, but overall so much better than the Las Vegas version on the left.
  3. I wouldn't put the Warriors and Nets quite as low as the other three I mentioned, but I still find them underwhelming. On the Nets, it's the lettering. I couldn't pick it out of a line up of 10 other thin sans serif fonts, as well as the way the word BROOKLYN just sits under the shield as if it was a forced afterthought. The Knicks logo on the other hand, which has a similar composition, is a good example in my mind of how to pull off a basketball logo stripped down to the basic basketball elements. For the Warriors, I like the idea behind the similarities to THE CITY logo, but the execution is lacking to me. It's not just the Copperplate (I have nothing against Copperplate but seems awfully generic for an NBA team), it's the overly intricate bridge on the left half of the logo situated next to a blue void on the right half. Just my thoughts. I know we all have different criteria for why we like things. Oops. I've gotten off topic. Quick, someone say something about the Timberwolves..
  4. I agree with you here. At first I wasn't overly excited to hear the TWolves were updating since NBA logos seem to be complete hit or miss over the last 5-10 years. But after reading this project is done by the same guys (RARE Designs I think) who did the Hornets, Pelicans, Hawks, Kings, and I think Grizzlies as well, some of the better NBA looks in my opinion (although I still dislike volt in the Hawks case), I'm confident we won't end up with an OKC, Clippers, Raptors, Nets, or Warriors disappointment.
  5. Normally I look at concepts as if they exist in a vacuum since concepts are more about creative fun than real-life practicality, but in this case with Nebraska being in the B1G with Wisconsin, two schools that already have similar colors and jerseys, I don't think the raccoon would go over well. It remind me of Bucky Badger. (BTW I prefer the left version with the sparkle in the eye). The raccoon could work for some school/team, but probably not for Nebraska. I could see the scarecrow working if Nebraska adopted the scarecrow identity as an unofficial logo for merchandise occasionally.
  6. Although awkward in some places, the top logo doesn't look all that bad to me, especially for high school. It is full of motion and the hawk appears to be swiftly turning its head at a slight 3/4 angle, which I like. It's not just another stagnant profile bird head logo. The issue is the placement of eye and mouth. If they raised the eye a little and got rid of the awkward black line forming the mouth, it'd fix the "chicken" look. Your sketch looks like it has a lot of potential as well. It's hard to compare the two, until you make it a vector.
  7. Good progress so far, but I actually think the outer shape of your original sketch had more motion and more uniqueness. I also agree with Hettinger's comments that it doesn't look like a falcon or any bird of prey. If you're going for accuracy, the beak should angle downwards to a point like the photo. EDIT: The last update stretched horizontally is a step in the right direction if you just fix that beak.
  8. Stylistically this is a big upgrade, but getting the anatomy right is important. I pretty much agree with what Whitefoot said above. Your version comes across as a cat, because the forehead runs straight down into the nose, and it is lacking a dog-like snout. I'd bring the nose forward more and add a horizontal ruffle/shadow where the forehead meets the snout between the eyes to give the impression of a brow. How does it look if you try adding a little white to the far eye? As far as the sash draped over the back, right now you have it bending to the right, but try flipping it and having it bend to the left. That should look better based on the perspective. And you're going to have to arch the W a little to match the contours of the sash. You're getting a lot of feedback on this because it has a lot of potential. If you make the necessary adjustments to the anatomy, it'd be a really nice addition to your portfolio.
  9. This is just wishful thinking, but I'd be happy to see the Bucks discontinue the circular primary logo (clunky letters and empty cream space) and stick with just the stand-alone animal head version. And at least the J├Ągermeister logo looks like a deer and not a kangaroo with antlers. But really, no one's confusing the two, other than, yes, they both have antlers.
  10. Great job rendering a fun mascot like Seahorses. This is so well done. On the secondary, the way you made the curvy angle of the California coast reinforce the same angles on the seahorse's spine is a really smart way to make the whole logo have the same feel. The water bubbles give the impression that California has already fallen into the Pacific Ocean, but this definitely one of my favorites by you. Seeing this makes me wish the Golden State Warrior would make more use of their alternate logo with California, which they rarely seem to use.
  11. Nice work. You've successfully captured the shininess of the Lombardi trophy simply using gray and white rather than the current Super Bowl logo, which is gradient overkill and impossible to replicate when painted on the field or embroidered on caps, merch, etc... These would be a much needed upgrade.
  12. Over a year later and I'm still commenting. Good thread. I agree with TroyConcepts that the perspective is pretty off. The cheek, neck, and eyes appear to be profile view. The teeth and lower jaw appear 3/4 view. And the nose/snout almost appears frontal. I don't think we even need to see the far part of the snout, or at least trim it to thin vertical sliver if that makes sense. Stylistically it looks good as your stuff always is, but it's just the anatomy (mainly the brown part of the nose) that is off.
  13. The striping and paneling on these are really creative. You have some nice outside-the-box ideas while still maintaining a traditional feel. The only issue I noticed is that the numbers on the back and player names are too high up.
  14. I really like the proud pose of the bulldog as well as the heavy shading on the belly, but to me the whole thing is pretty rough around the edges as GFB said. The varying widths of blue around the tiny claws look sloppy, especially at a small scale. The white highlights look inconsistent to me because at times the white makes contact with the blue while in other places it leaves a useless thin sliver of gray between the blue and white, making the whole logo inconsistent. I hate being a critic sometimes because this logo is so close and still a big improvement over what they had, but I don't get why the designer(s) didn't just spend another 20 minutes cleaning up the roughness before sending this off.
  15. On this one, at least the ball is different. The placement of everything is the similar to the School of Hoops logo and the shield is very very similar, but not quite on the same level of ripoff as the ACC Tournament which used the exact same ball and highlighting. Anyway, a few months back the ACC did agree to take the infringed logo off their website and other places online. It's a small consolation considering they got use out of it for the tournament, but at least it's resolved.