darkpiranha

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  1. My personal football league

    That's the stuff that's most interesting, is to show where this all came from. No one made these personal leagues and has kept up with it off an on for 20 or 30 years without it coming from a place of pure love and joy. Outside of the helmets, are you planning on showing league results? Some of the most fun I'm having with my league is transferring all the old pen and paper results to a spreadsheet and just reliving some of those crazy seasons. Remembering the dynasties and the sad-sack never-catch-a-break teams. Plus, it brings a smile to my heart seeing all of that old stuff looking sharp and "official". I highly recommend it if you weren't otherwise planning on doing so.
  2. Concept request: Cutback

    Hmm... on THAT page, there's exactly ONE logo example. I really don't understand what your overall goal is as a designer. You say "DM me if you want a logo!" Are you charging people money for this? Do they know that you have no experience whatsoever? Do they know that you aren't capable of coming up with a single idea when someone actually takes you up on your request? This is going to lead to nothing but trouble and stress for you. Stress because when an actual person/client is relying on you to come up with something that will look professional and competent and represent their business/brand in the world, you'll realize you don't know what you're doing and can't address any concerns the client may have. Trouble, because that client, especially if they are paying money, will quickly figure out that you are not what you are presenting yourself as, and could potentially sue you. I really think you should work on pretend/fun/concept logos for at least another year before even THINKING about presenting yourself as a designer. Seriously, what are you thinking? In the interest of actually trying to help you, should you choose to proceed with this folly, when you say you have NO ideas, from just the brief description you gave, there are tons of ideas/directions you could take this in your initial exploration of the idea. He's a running back attempting to train other running backs (I'm presuming). How about something incorporating a silhouette or some other aspect of a running back? It's football, so there's a mind-boggling amount of football-related elements and imagery you could look to for inspiration. The name "Cutback" itself implies a variety of design elements, that when combined with football elements should give you more ideas than you'll be able to produce. Why do you want to do graphic design if you are incapable of coming up with a single idea? This is what I'm find the most baffling. I can only imagine that you think logo design is far more simple than it really is. It doesn't seem like you're willing to do ANY work at making yourself better. I'm not one to ever discourage someone from pursuing a creative endeavor, but in this case, I just can't figure out what about this makes you think this is a path you want to pursue? You don't seem to have any interest in the most fun part of this, allowing your creativity to go wild...
  3. IHL 2017

    LOVE the Gems. For obscure reference fun, you should have a fifth jersey where the logo is a hologram.
  4. NHL 4th Jerseys (Penguins and Sharks added)

    Jets is sharp. I'm unfamiliar with that logo. Is that something they're using as a patch or something?
  5. My personal football league

    Cool. I'm a sucker for fictional leagues that go back decades of real-world time (of the designer's life). I'm in the process of overhauling my own fictional sports league that originates in 1986 for eventual presentation here. What is your plan for rolling this out? Are you going to do the year-by-year presentation like many people here do? Those are always fun, especially when the design aesthetics for logos and uniforms match the eras. I really hope you show a lot of your original artwork and stat sheets, embarrassing though those might be. That kind of stuff brings a richness and history to a project like this, beyond the simple presentation of "history".
  6. NHL Defunct Redux - Hamilton Tigers

    I really like the overall look of the Nords, however, I'd reduce the F-D-L's down to just one set, probably on the pants.
  7. Concept request: Cutback

    My advice would be to send him the email addresses of designers that actually have ideas and aren't afraid to come up with them. Yes, that's a little mean, but when offered an opportunity like this, anyone who fancies themselves a graphic designer and PRESENTS themselves as a graphic designer (which I'm assuming is what you did and which led to this guy to contact you thinking you were a graphic designer) should be super-excited to come up with their own concepts and show the world what they've got. Seriously, if your FIRST instinct is to go to a forum and ask other designers for ideas, then you really aren't ready to take on a logo request like this, and you really should pass this on to someone here rather than making yourself look bad. ETA: Okay, in actually looking at your Twitter profile, I see that you are very young and probably have actually zero experience in being a professional graphic designer, so I'll cut you a little slack. Seriously, I hope you are offering to work on this logo for free or for the experience, because I don't think you have any business presenting yourself yet as a graphic designer. On top of that, I scrolled a good distance on your twitter page and didn't see even ONE instance where you mention graphic design or present yourself as being a designer, so I'm not even sure what would have prompted someone to contact you about graphic design.
  8. Concept request: Cutback

    My advice would be to send him the email addresses of designers that actually have ideas and aren't afraid to come up with them. Yes, that's a little mean, but when offered an opportunity like this, anyone who fancies themselves a graphic designer and PRESENTS themselves as a graphic designer (which I'm assuming is what you did and which led to this guy to contact you thinking you were a graphic designer) should be super-excited to come up with their own concepts and show the world what they've got. Seriously, if your FIRST instinct is to go to a forum and ask other designers for ideas, then you really aren't ready to take on a logo request like this, and you really should pass this on to someone here rather than making yourself look bad.
  9. IHL 2017

    Cool stuff. The only thing I don't really like is the rounded strokes on the new logo. (This is both a critique and a technical question.) I don't know of a way to have the strokes match the sharper points using Photoshop, outside of doing it manually. Anyone?
  10. 2016/1816 World Cup of Hockey

    I love these, Spain especially. One thing I would be really interested in is seeing some of the elements you use for inspiration for these World Cup designs. For example, I'm personally unfamiliar with any of the elements used in this Spain design, like the central logo and the crossed bars. I'm assuming those are all from flags or other parts of Spanish history.
  11. NHL Defunct Redux - Hamilton Tigers

    Peach as accent color only, in my opinion. It's too close to skin tone, so a whole jersey of it just comes across as subconsciously off-putting.
  12. My 1st Custom Font

    Agree with all of this, and would also suggest possibly making the R and K use the same angling as you did for the 7. Any time I see the squared off end, it jumps out as not matching the pointiness in every other situation. Also, the H and K sidebars are trapezoids, where all other examples of straight lines (like the 1 or I) use parallelograms.
  13. NHL 30 in 30

    Big thumbs up. I'm always in favor of the Senators doubling down on the Roman aesthetic.
  14. NHL by Adidas 2.0 - SJS and STL (24/30)

    On NJ, I think the stroke on the letters needs to be the same thickness as the circle. The different thicknesses right now gives it an odd look.
  15. Edmonton Oilers Logo Concepts

    This is kind of what I was thinking, too. If you're going to break out of the pure circle look, then making the whole thing an oil drop would make the most sense.