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  1. CBCS Alt. History - fresh new polls

    I was looking back at this, and noticed your occasional use of helmets, not sure if you've seen this site but if you were wanting to do all helmets you could pinpoint the design http://nationalchamps.net/Helmet_Project/
  2. United States Cricket League

    Hey guys. It's been a loooong time since I posted, and even longer than i posted a concept. I have an idea for a branding exercise for the community, but it's gonna take a little explanation. So cricket. I know a lot of people here don't really know too much about it, but it's actually super simple once you actually watch and see how the machine works. I'll let Fraser Davidson explain it. Notice a country not on there? Well the USA isn't a super power, obviously. The American cricket federation actually got EXPELLED by the ICC for general ineptitude. This summer, a new federation reformed and they seem to have it all together. Their new website is super nice. So their issue is, they don't have the infrastructure right now. Not fields, there's a lot of fields in major cities. But i'm talking the best playing the best. Right now, there are players on the national team playing amateurs, who obviously aren't the elite of the elite, just some guys in the town they're in. It looks like this. So what are we here for? We're gonna make a league for the ??? level. I made a bunch of crests but they just lacked character. I want a bunch of different styles! I want to have fun! I'm not exactly sure how this will work, but I plan to post some parameters for a team in a locale. Eventually I can do jerseys, and possibly import it into a cool cricket game on Steam that has build a team. Eventually this can move to the sports fan fiction board. Here are the cities I have in mind. All have a cricket community, a big field, or a national team player. Atlanta Houston Miami Dallas Tampa Austin Los Angeles Northern California Phoenix Colorado Seattle Chicago Saint Louis Indianapolis Kansas City Detroit New York New Jersey DC Philadelphia They're split into 4 divisions, which would work like conferences. The best 4 will play in the Cricket Bowl, which is a good pun on my part. I'll brand that, and the league. Just let me know what you think!
  3. Unpopular Opinions

    Everyone has one. A logo everyone else in the whole community goes nuts for, while you're sitting in your chair just like meh. What are some sports design related things that would be deemed unpopular with most of this place. Here is an example. With all the Brewers retro look, and everyone drooling at the BiG logo, ive looked at it a lot, and I think it's pretty cool with double meaning. I just think it's a logo that most people like just for the sake of being retro. I like the last two sets more than the original, but thats just me. Same with most of the old logos in the NHL(like Quebec, Winnipeg, and Minnesota). Speaking of which, I enjoy most of the Edge jerseys. How about you guys?
  4. CBCS Alt. History - fresh new polls

    Definitely a cool project, will be following this. I think the game recap graphics leave a lot to be desired, you took a step back in the design between season 2 and 3. I think it comes down to all the empty colored space and the name of the stadium at a 90 degree angle, which isn't ideal. I noticed myself reading the first iteration more than the second. Also the logos don't really seem to look like something that'd fit aesthetically. When I was doing retro logos for this time period, the best record was the MLB All-Star logos. http://www.sportslogos.net/logos/list_by_team/481/MLB_All-Star_Game/ Use those shades of gold and just condense the logos into something tight and not the wide looking logos like you had. I think your goal would be to use a lot of the icons like cotton/orange/peach or whatever with the text. This last Rose Bowl logo could be pretty good if you choose a font that's not Papyrus. Go on dafont or something and you can find all sorts of free fonts. Those helped me when I was just starting out. Good luck!
  5. United States Cricket League

    I rethought this and gonna move the Tampa team to form a New England team for balanced divisions Not bad, but the more I think about it, there's probably gonna be a lot of immigrants on every team haha. Half the national team I saw were from different countries but became citizens.
  6. United States Cricket League

    Not bad, but I always feel like that word is a toss up between Philadelphia and NYC. I think that isn't descriptive enough. Plus the WNBA team is Liberty.
  7. United States Cricket League

    Yeah i'm gonna refine it and release it when we finish the first club. It's gonna be open to all three forms, but that won't be reflected in t he logos but allows us to make 3 uniforms. Great news, we signed Nike as an official sponsor for uniforms and equipment. The league will be the overarching league, complete with separate divisions within it. Think NCAA with regional based conferences, shortening travel for a league with little income. We will have a to-be-named Mid-Atlantic league, Midwest League, Southern League, and Western League. The winners of the regions will participate in the Cricket Bowl, a 4 team tournament in a rotating host city. The league is called the Nike Select League due to the way the rosters will be loaded. The teams will choose from the all-stars of the local leagues, representing their city on a more competitive level. Players who do not have a team in their region will be allowed to play for their team of choice. This opens up the development of American players, vs bringing in professional ringers. My rule for teams is that they have an established cricket field. A lot of local clubs play at baseball fields, and there's rules for playing on a baseball field. I want to be authentic and establish a real feeling league. New York City will be the first obvious choice of a club. Home of many immigrants, there is several national team players from the city. In addition, there are several fields littering the city. (Bare with me on this, i'm not exactly sure how this is gonna work) So lets brand this team. Look at the logos I posted above for some ideas. I want it to feel multicultural, while still uniquely New York. Lets try to do something with a mosaic of colors since most of the team would be made of immigrants it seems. Obviously "Cricket Club" should be in the name, but New York CC or Empire CC or something along those lines is up to interpretation. I'll think of concepts, but if you're reading this go ahead and make/post yours! Best one we can use as the logo for the possible sim league, and uniform design.
  8. Fun With Flags!!!!

    That snowcap/8 sided star is really really cool
  9. roundball rock (an nba logo series)

    i should get a raise
  10. United States Cricket League

    Thanks! It's my soccer polo shirt on this old template I made
  11. United States Cricket League

    So I did think about this. Originally, the ideas stemmed from a list of cricket fields in america, with the Philadelphia Cricket club as the corner stone, who seems more like the stuck up old cricket type. I felt like doing more than just the slick nickname looks won't stand out as much in America. But there was something about this style I really liked, especially when I didn't implicitly want t20 The English counties' club supports test, one day international, and t20,and that's more of what I thought we would do here. Here is the set of logos I did, but not sure I ever really loved. I think my favorite is Colorado. I also made a template which I'll release So yeah that's the rational. Also absolutely can play other leagues, but they'll get smoked hahah
  12. United States Cricket League

    Thanks guys! Glad to know there's a little support. Hopefully this turns into something cool. So for those who don't know, there's three forms of cricket. There's the cliche, 4 day cricket matches called Test Cricket, there's shorter games for international tournaments where each team gets 50 sets of 6 bowls to score as much as they can, or the quicker version of 20 sets of 6. In my head, there'd be a Los Angeles Cricket Team that governs all three forms, all using the same branding. For the sake of it, we can call this a t20 game. Look up the English County Cricket logos. They're a mix of simple shields and free form designs with the team name underneath. That's what I'd want to go towards. The alternative is normal naming convention like the Big Bash League.
  13. Wow I was so blown away from the idea of the crest I didn’t notice the SC. That’s really the only gripe I have with it. Good stuff!
  14. 72Freebie's NLL Redesign (San Diego added 5/11)

    Wasn’t sure what to expect, but these all look really cool! Great work
  15. Going Full Yankee: An MLB Series

    This is he first actual thread I read in about 4 months, but this is a really cool series. Great work bud.
  16. Concept Thread Think Tank

    As you know, I do A LOT of series around here. But I have a lot of ideas on threads, that honestly, I don't think I'll ever get to. I normally tweet out ideas, but I feel like this can just be a good start for people who are fresh off projects, or people stuck on them. More than one person can do these series, I just don't think I'll ever get to them. I love Africa so much, but don't want to do another soccer series for a while. So I think it'd be cool to do a national team jersey for all 54 countries. Here's the thing, that sport would be hockey. Lots of unique striping and new logos would be really neat. I also love the Scotish soccer system. I have a football manager save and the league's have 12 teams and it feels really tight knit. I'd love someone to do that with Canada. Just a complete system, from the top with Toronto all the way down to cities like Missasuga and Moncton. Or how about making 11 soccer teams in New York City to match the 11 in London. A mix of neighborhoods and Burroughs would be neat. Just some ideas, feel free to claim or add to the list. This could be a great research if people go through and finish them. I also would love some competition pitches which could be done through the competition council.
  17. Sports Design Openings

    Had this idea a while ago, but never got around to starting it. Teamwork Online is a good place to look for jobs, I know the NCAA has their own one for sports too. But feel free to flood this thread, and keep a look out for a job you might be interested Indianapolis Colts Design Intern - paid http://footballjobs.teamworkonline.com/teamwork/r.cfm?i=111676&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter Missouri Athletic Department Sr. Media Producer http://ncaamarket.ncaa.org/jobs/8920655/sr-media-producer-graphic-designer-strategic-communications
  18. So the first instance of me saying Macon Bacon I could find was from 2012, but the first result on this boards is @Mac the Knife from 2004!
  19. 2017 NASCAR Season Thread

    I hope this one sticks around, it looks super iconic and it hasn't even been awarded
  20. Could the Rays be moving to Las Vegas?

    Sure if you ignore the fact the Rays still have above average TV ratings https://www.forbes.com/sites/maurybrown/2016/09/28/here-are-the-2016-mlb-prime-time-television-ratings-for-each-team/2/#7ea293f1791d Or the fact they have the most twitter followers than any of the other 90s expansion teams Extremely biassed, but damn dude get your head out of your ass. Yeah there's other fans here, and I don't blame them for wanting to support their home team. The front office is doing what they can to move on. They toured Atlanta last week, like previously mentioned. They'e evaluating the options of financials because they want to get it absolutely right. The commissioner of baseball was here last week. He toured stadium sites in Tampa. I grew up with this team and nearly everyone who grew up here is a Rays fan. The fan base is growing. If only someone pointed out it's a location and facility problem, rather than the market being broken.
  21. Sports-themed NASCAR paint schemes

    This ran yesterday at Road America Danica ran with CSU colors at Bristol Also saw this just now
  22. Sports Graphics Packages, Historically

    This seems like one of those concept scorebugs that is super clean on paper but it really comes off as bland in action. Replace the team names with the logos and you can decrease the width by like, a third.
  23. I keep checking into this thread and I can't get over the first lightning concept. That blue color is so good, great work!
  24. 2018 Toyota Camry MENCS (Updated 1 car added)

    double post