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  1. Lady Patriots Concept Logo

    I just saw this on dribble. No complaints at all. It's very well done. Hope you sell a tons of shirts to New England fans.
  2. Binghamton Devils New Look

    I'm okay with the fun idea of the devil wearing a helmet. The helmet is very well-illustrated, although too much for a logo. It's the visor and inversed eyebrows that ruin this for me. They are stylized so different than the helmet, and their light source is not consistent with the light source on the helmet. On the helmet, the left and right side are mirror images of each other, but then for some reason the lighting on the left and right side of the visor are inverses of each other. It's not a terrible logo, but it has flaws, and even the lettering already looks dated 15-20 years.
  3. Advice on a Logo

    I'd say your first post looks the most like the Empire State Building, and the two updates aren't necessarily an improvement. Particularly the update with the extra boxy base doesn't clearly come across as the Empire State Building to me because it's way too compressed. Two thoughts to get rid of the phallic look: - Add a spire on the top that protrudes from the circle - Add one or two thin blue vertical lines within the white area since the Empire State Building has similar looking shadows on two of its sides.
  4. NHL Preds, Sens & Ducks

    Good work, Sparky! I just noticed this thread for the first time and had to click on it since your work and presentation is also top-notch. My only thoughts are: -the Senators look much better in your update without the white 'Batman' eye -The fangs/mouth region on the Predators was confusing at first with the near tooth being white and the far tooth being blue. It comes across much better in your most recent update now that the far tooth has that gray highlight. I'm guessing you may have tried a white highlight but decided against it?
  5. UNLV new logo

    I was confused as well at first glance. I still think it's cleverly put together, but the confusion for me is that darker colors automatically fall to the background where lighter colors come to the foreground, but here, the mountains, which are supposed to be in the background are lighter than the Rebel making it somewhat inversed like a photo negative.
  6. G-League Updates 2017: New Uniforms!

    There probably were better choices but I don't hate the name since a group of deer is a 'herd' and it ties in with the Bucks that way. At the very least, it's better than Raptors 905 or Oklahoma City Blue. I can imagine the announcers saying something like, "This player was just brought up from the Herd yesterday" or "He was just sent down to the Herd", which has a nice ring to it. Wisconsin already has the Pack. the Crew, and now the Herd.
  7. Iowa Energy to be rebranded?

    Immediately one of the best D-League logos and team names. That Iowa state alt log is also really nice. Although, isn't the star meant to be the north star? so placing it under the W confuses the meaning behind it. Anyway, now that most D/G-League teams are operated by justone NBA team, I hope we see more logos/names directly linked to their NBA club like the Grand Rapids Drive, Greensboro Swarm, and now Iowa Wolves. After 15+ years of being a work in progress, the D/G League finally seems to be taking shape the way it was meant to. Now I'm curious to see what the Bucks new Oshkosh team will look like. I hope they come up with something on the same level as the Wolves succeeded in doing here.
  8. Portland Trail Blazers new logo

    I'm just glad they got rid of that boxy rhombus logo which was awkwardly tall and a poor solution to incorporating the team name. The rhombus version was a pseudo primary anyway because the pinwheel by itself was always a stronger mark and more commonly used. On this update, I like how the lines now connect in the center, and the width between the inner black lines is more consistent. Overall a nice update to the NBA's most unique logo, but I'm not so sure I like the word mark with just the P and T having sharp points on them. I wish they kept oblique lettering of some kind.
  9. I prefer the composition of the top versions because the bend in the horseshoe is less covered so you can see more of its overall shape. As far as colors, the top right is my favorite with the black mane and tan horse/outline, as well as the pupil in the eye. There's a lot going on but it all fits together nicely. My favorite aspect is the way the mane swoops around.
  10. You're off to a great start. I like the subtle W in the brow. One suggestion: in the primary, if you added the impression of shoulders within the red home plate area, it could make the warthog appear more imposing.
  11. Minnesota Timberwolves

    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.
  12. Western Athletic Conference Rebirth

    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.
  13. Minnesota Timberwolves

    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..
  14. Minnesota Timberwolves

    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.
  15. 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.