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  1. Yeah, the composition here is more involved than most others I've done, but I do agree with you that although it has this unorthodox, torqued pose, it achieves a unified balance for the most part. I wanted to try something new to me, as opposed to another safer/easier composition (like the Viking I did earlier here). About the font: The word mark is custom made but some of the letters were inspired by a couple of existing fonts.
  2. Here's another logo concept I've been working on. A theme is beginning to develop in this thread - I take a common mascot (Bulldogs, Vikings, and now Knights) and try to achieve a look that is much more inspired than the name itself. I'm not sure how many more of these I'll do, but for now, here are the Knights. The full identity is up on behance as well: https://www.behance.net/gallery/40713463/Knights-Logo-Concept
  3. There are a few lines around the lower wing and neck that could be smoothened out more. It's subtle, but at the same time you're going to want this to be as clean as possible if you intend to use it to promote your work. The TK97 in the light bulb is not that legible. I thought it said T9C or something along those lines. I would also suggest having the albatross take up more space if possible, especially in the roundel where it occupies less than 10% of the total area.
  4. Great depth in this logo. I personally like the simpler color scheme without yellow since the color distribution is consistent throughout. The last version with yellow and icy blue together seems like palette overkill to me. The only thing that seems off is that the vertical leg on the right side of the L is rather high, but maybe you like it that way. Like always, very crisp and clean!
  5. On the primary, I'd move light blue outline around the head to the back layer since right now the head almost seems to be floating/detached from the body. I'd also lower the head quite a bit so the pose looks more crouched/aggressive and the shoulders look stronger. Other than that, there's a lot of good stuff going on here.
  6. The Hammerheads logo is so well done! It may be my favorite one yet in this thread, especially considering that a hammerhead shark is a challenge to render with all its odd features. Just the right amount of anthropomorphized fun here.
  7. I get what they're trying to do with this update, but the execution fails. The way the top of the beak and the letters flow along the same general path would look nice if the details within the bird weren't so thin. If they had to change anything about the now previous logo, they should've just fixed the letters leaving the bird mostly the same.
  8. Very sleek and I'm always partial to a symmetrical logo. The longhorn has just the right amount of detail. If I had a complaint, it'd be the blue area above the head and under DALLAS occupies a lot of space, but even with that, this is a great looking logo. The Texas alternate logo is also a nice addition to the whole look.
  9. Overall it is a mostly solid look, especially at first glance, but sometimes I wish I wasn't such a perfectionist so I wouldn't have to notice all the small details. I agree with Hettinger about the perspective on the nostrils being off. The word mark also has some areas of inconsistent spacing, and the thick blue outline on the letters doesn't fit with the outline-less snake. Again, it is a big upgrade. To the average fan it'll do, but I still think it could benefit from one final round of touch-ups.
  10. The overall shape of the head+ears may be triangular, but the head itself is most definitely not triangular, and you will need to add lines and shadows that follow the rounded contours of the top of the head to convey that. I don't know how else to say this, but right now the logo reminds me of Frankenstein because the ears are not clearly ears making the forehead look huge. I can tell that this is one of those concepts that has a lot of potential to turn out if you take the C&C and make updates. But right now, honestly I cannot tell for certain what animal it is.
  11. I don’t intend to counter everyone who for whatever reason chooses not to see it, but by posting the Pelicans logo, it actually furthers the case against this 2015 ACC women's tourney logo. We could continue gathering all sorts of logos with basketballs and words arched around them on a path, and all it’d do is show 1) that the School of Hoops logo and 2015 ACC Tourney logo stand out as identical in many ways compared to the others because they have the same origin, and 2) there are countless ways to render and stylize similar compositions, so no reason to plagiarize. The School of Hoops logo I created was based off this graphic below which I was provided back in April 2014 and I was asked to improve upon. It had symmetrical basketball lines of slightly varying line widths, so I kept that symmetry in the update. As much as I love Ben Barnes' work and that Pelicans logo, it had nothing to do with the Pelicans. About the under arched lettering, one of the best solutions for fitting such a lengthy phrase like 'ACADEMIC BASKETBALL CAMP' into a logo just so happens to be placing it on an arched path, so that's what I did. The point is: You can get inspiration and ideas from anywhere, but make sure to start off with a clean canvas, especially if you’re a professional graphic designer entrusted by a nationally known organization like the ACC who will then broadcast the logo all over the world right back onto the very same computer screen where the original logo was first designed.
  12. As I said in the original post, I do not claim ownership to the idea of a certain arrangement of common elements such as a banner, ball, and crest. The point of me posting this here is more along the lines that there is someone out there who gets big clients like the ACC, but still is okay with preying on the designs of others to complete the job. I find it unethical regardless of what legally falls under the 15% rule, etc... Any artist can recognize their own work. @O.C.D.: The degree to which the basketball lines get thicker at the bottom of the ball is exactly the same, and it's more about the highlights. As far as the basketball lines being a fraction of a millimeter thinner, the stroke function is a fun tool. Although all this talk about what constitutes infringement is interesting, I did not not say whether I intend to pursue this legally or not. Common sense tells you one logo is just an alteration of another, but yes, proving it legally is a whole other matter assuming there is anything to even gain, which there may not be. I provided the ACC with more exact dates and links than I posted here.
  13. Thanks for the link, Derek. I actually saw this article but was informed by the ACC that the 2015 design was done out of office.
  14. I was able to get in touch with the ACC and they are now aware of the situation. They said they will keep in touch with me, so at least some progress has been made.
  15. I knew this MHU logo looked familiar. It's nothing more than a traced version of this Penn State logo below. All they did is add teeth, paws, and illegible letters.