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  1. NFL “Gridiron Gals” Logos (22/32)

    These are great C-S!! That Dolphins design has a fantastic neo-classical vibe to it...Love it! ...Also really like Houston...Simple and fun. Any chance for an NHL Ice-Girl series?
  2. Hurricane Watch 2017

    Ditto...take care down there.
  3. NHL 2017-18

    Agreed; they don't look great...but they do inflate for those long road trips...
  4. MLS | Expansion team Detroit Motor SC

    Real nice vintage "motorcar" feel to this. Maybe the "SC" in the secondary could be a little bigger, but other than that, this is great.
  5. NHL 2017-18

    Agreed!! The collars that have contrast (Chicago, Dallas) look like toilet seats. The low or no-contrast versions (Detroit) look like t-shirts. A contrasting "pentagon" on the front (Rangers) is WAY too prominent, and any version with a lace looks like an afterthought. ...Hard to say...If these new sweaters sell, the collars will stick around. The quickest way to get Adidas to change these collars is to keep your NHL-sweater-money in your jeans!
  6. NHL 90s Series (Atlanta Thrashers added 35/35 COMPLETED)

    This series has been a tun o' fun, with some very clever concepts too. I like the use of the team design elements in your creations. Love the Panthers, the Nords, and that sabre-tooth "sash" is brilliant ! It's been a welcomed bit of fresh air during this current era of super-simplicity in the sports-design field.
  7. NHL Preds, Sens & Ducks

    O.K. guys...time to put a bow on this! Ottawa Senators The Sens remain the same since the last try. I basically just reworked the side-view centurion logo... and put it on their Heritage unis, like what most fans seemed to prefer... Anaheim Ducks I ran into a bit of a snag with this one as it turns out to be very similar to a Long Island Ducks logo... I know that it wasn't copied, and I think that there is enough of a difference, (along with some historic pre-amble to the design) to use the logo. Nashville Predators The challenge I gave myself here was to use the 2016 All Star Game style (designed by Fanbrandz) in rendering a roaring sabre-tooth (tiger)... The first attempt was a little clunky, with the second being a little more streamlined. The third try is a bit more simplified... Here's some alt options... Well, that's it guys! Thanks for the feedback and advice! sparky
  8. NHL Preds, Sens & Ducks

    Thanks Zeus. I added the yoke. The barber poles are pretty much their Heritage sweaters. Hi ww...Three and a chicken. Thanks Go, I appreciate that. In fairness to HALMANHAL, I do see how he might think that I copied the Long Island logo. I didn't of course, but man... they're pretty similar! No I didn't jaha, until you mentioned it. I acted on your suggestion and it looks a lot better. Thank you. I'm gonna stick with the "D-duck",C-S. I saw your NHL thread on secondary logos...Good stuff...you know what you're doing. I took the spur off of the tooth, but it seemed to lose some of its character. I did put the white tooth in. Thanks.
  9. Newbie NHL Redesign +RedWings and Predators added

    Some real good stuff here, Midwest. All are very clever concepts... some just need a bit of tweaking. - I think that the keystone shape works great with robo-penquin - The treble clef logo is is a VERY cool idea...maybe just simplified a bit, although as-is, it's got a nice classic feel to it. - The Jets logo is one of the best that I've seen - The Toronto flag-leaf is a great concept. Maybe ditch the blue outline and let the white "T" just bleed to the perimeter - I don't know why, but the Wild really suits a "heritage" style, and that roundel is a beauty example. - How would the lightning "L" look with a silver drop shadow to the right? - I like the winged fleur-de-lis, although I don't think that Montreal would go that route because of the Nords. Nicely shaped logo though. Overall, some very interesting, good concepts here...keep it coming!
  10. Those Preds/Dixie homage fauxbacks are super-sweet. That's a nice bit of researching and designing!
  11. Habs'ing the NHL: Alternates (Vancouver added)

    Fantastic series, BK...You're proving that chest stripes look great on hockey uniforms, and now, that the sacred cow of "Haps-only-chest-stripes" has been slaughtered, maybe we'll see more of this application.
  12. NHL's Biggest Losers Series - Anaheim + Ottawa added

    BINGO!!! Bang-on Ohio! This look would have been perfect! What we got instead, was an example of the KISS pendulum swinging a bit too far. Super-simplicity is fine for corporate logos for finance companies...but these are sports uniforms. Put a little pizzaz in there! Nice job, OSM!
  13. Lycan38 Presents: NHL by Adidas (Blues 9/19)

    ...2 thumbs-up on all of these, Lycan! The "white-instead-of-red" on Vegas looks so-o-o much cleaner. The addition of red to the Las Vegas colour scheme was a little puzzling to me... About halfway through the long process, it was officially announced that the team colours would definitely be gold, grey/silver and black (West Point colours). At about the same time that Foley revealed that West Point wasn't fussy on him using their name, it was announced that red would be added to the gold/grey/black...Could it be that West Point also did not want Las Vegas using their colours? Could it be that red was added for legal reasons? It DOES seem like an afterthought, and strangely, after much hoopla was made about the addition of "Red-Rock Red", most Vegas merchandise doesn't include any red at all...Weird!
  14. NHL Preds, Sens & Ducks

    Ok...here's the logo of the Long Island Ducks... ...and KR and HAL, you're absolutely right... it's almost identical to my design. But you're wrong in your accusation...I didn't copy it. I don't and never have copied another designers work. Why would I? When I start a design I always do a Google search to see what's already out there. For this project I googled "Anaheim Ducks" and their existing and previous logos popped up along with a lot of other concept logos...but no Long Island Ducks logo. At the time of designing my version, I didn't even know that a Long Island Ducks baseball team existed. When I sat down to design the Ducks logo, I referenced these logos of the two Ducks' eras... I used the foot symbol to form a background shield, and I saw a letter "D" (in script font) in the Duck mask. It just made sense to do the wordmark in a matching script font, and the swirl underlining the name is kind of a popular script application...you see it all the time. This was all done from "scratch" and I had no knowledge of the L.I.Ducks. But wow...you are bang-on with your observation...they're almost identical. Kudos to Long Island for a brilliant logo Well, I guess that makes the decision on which logo to use for the A-Ducks a little easier. Welcome to the boards HAL, and thanks for the input. Thanks dp. Very much appreciated.
  15. NHL Preds, Sens & Ducks

    Good feedback dp...I'm gonna keep working on it. Thanks Big. I have some more versions in the works. Thanks Lights Out...it seems that it needs a bit more refining though... OK...good observationTRoy...I'll be working on it. Good advice Midway...I was kinda seeing a collar too. Thanks JW...