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Lafarge last won the day on May 31 2014

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About Lafarge

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    Draw & Law
  • Birthday 03/30/1993

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    Los Angeles, CA
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  1. Lazy Googling in the Media

    ESPN's playoff machine uses the old Jaguars, Dolphins, and possibly the Bucs and Panthers logos in the selection area when a team has lost a game. I can't imagine anybody but me has ever noticed it, but it's there.
  2. College Football uniforms- 2018

    This is really one of the first instancesI can think of where a uniform is simultaneously generic and completely overdesigned at the same time. I agree that with the perfect combination and removal of the Fleck BS, this could be a passable but ultimately obvious downgrade (maybe C- range). But Fleck’s entire career has been gimmicky crap and self aggrandizement, so we’re pretty much guaranteed to get that grey uniform and/or chrome helmet at least 6-10 games this year.
  3. The font itself can't be protected, but the underlying font software does have copyright protection. So, if you wanted to hand draw or hand cut the fonts, you could do that. Because the software is copyrightable, an owner of a font can protect it by selling, or as Gothamite noted, forcing takedowns.
  4. same name, same team, same number

  5. NHL 2017-18

    I went to one of the college games at Fenway (which had the same layout as the winter classic) and sat in center field. It was absolutely terrible, you couldn't see anything. That being said, Fenway is pretty flat, so maybe upper deck seats in other stadiums would be better.
  6. Personal Logo/Brand Redesign

    Thanks for the comment, glad to see you like the design. Regarding seeing an N, I actually noticed the same thing, and looked into making a bunch of different variations to make the M more obvious. Ultimately I found the other ideas took away from the overall look I was going for, and I decided to stick with the more obscure version for the sake of the entire design.
  7. Since I joined the CCSLC back in 2011, I've been attempting to develop a brand for myself and my designs. Over the years I've developed several personal logos, none of which I've been 100% happy with, and all of which reveal flaws in my abilities/technique at the time. I've also seen a transition in what my brand was, starting with Lafarge, moving to my name/initials, and further developing into Mindgap Creative. The name itself is based on my many instances of losing hours on end while working on designs without realizing it. In branding and apparel applications, Mindgap is stylized as MDGP (no vowels, no "N"). The design itself is very influenced by the 80s futuristic aesthetic, particularly by fronts from films like Tron and Blade Runner, as well as the logos of numerous 80s bands (an era of design that has been particularly influential on me). For instance, each letter is designed so that it also helps form the letter adjacent to it, expanding upon the use in the prior examples. The letter M itself is a callback to my original personal logo, which featured a similar stylization. Finally, I've also created versions that utilize a neon rainbow color scheme that further evokes the 80s aesthetic. I also wanted to include a retrospective of my personal logo development over the years, since I've had a ton at this point. The grid below features three versions of each logo: black on white, a white on black, and as applied in my actual works. 2011: This logo was posted with my first posted design on the site. The concept itself, a 1916 New York Giants Plaid Uniform inspired design for the Tampa Bay Rays, appears to have been wiped from the site, and may be lost to the ether entirely. Next to this concept was what might be my first ever logo in general, two simple right angles with the L forming the bottom bar of the letter F, representing Lafarge, my screen name. This lone appearance would be the first and final appearance of the elusive LF logo, never to be used with another concept again. 2013: Two years later, I wanted to develop an actual personal logo for myself using my initials. I actually remember first sketching this idea during a french class. The stylized M is broken into two parts, with the second point representing my middle initial "A," while also serving as the leg of the letter "R." This design is an obvious precursor to the current design, and the act of combining letters has been used in each design since. This design is rather unwieldy and bulky, the R was formed rather poorly, and the A isn't at all noticeable. 2015: A refinement of the original design, taking on a "classier" look. The letters are thinned out considerably and the points of the M are symmetrical. The letter A is much clearer, with the bar created by the curve of the R. The line weight is a bit too thin here, and struggles to stand on its own. I continue to struggle with the letter R, which sags a bit in this design as well. The R also only has one leg. 2016: The logo gets a tad more cryptic. Now featuring an interlocking M and ?. This logo looks to capture the same idea of the prior design while also working in the Mindgap brand. The A and the R are less visible than the prior design, but are still formed by the interlock. Spaces between the letters have been removed, creating a single shape. This logo features inproved construction compared to the 2013 design, with the sagging R problem finally fixed, and an overall more sturdy (see: thicker) line work. The leg of the question creates a bit on an awkward shape with the M, as the leg is meant to form the both the bar and the leg of the A, but is a bit offset, and doesn't perfectly form the leg. As was a relatively common problem, the few spaces between the question mark an the M are inconsistent sizes. 2017: Extra care taken in order to ensure consistency and cohesiveness throughout the design. Thanks for viewing guys, I'd love to hear what you think!
  8. Good Albums With Bad Artwork

    Musically, one of the greatest rock albums ever recorded. Visually, just blah. ----------------- I own this own this on vinyl and look at the cover regularly, and still have trouble figuring out everything that's going on. Phenomenal jazz album though. ----------------- An absolutely beautiful and haunting folk album that has the same issues a lot of 60s albums have, boring with a strange layout.
  9. Indiana Pacers Concept

    I liked the idea that Indiana had to create a design featuring stripes to represent cornfields. However, like a lot of others, I think the design felt a little bit disjointed with an uber-old school wordmark compared with modern side striping. I wanted to try my hand at a design for the Pacers that would better incorporate the ideas, and then ultimately scrapped the circle wordmark idea. The two main issues I had with the uniforms (particularly the home) is 1) The primarily blue side panels with smaller yellow stripes. For as long as I can remember, Indiana has worn yellow side panels, and to me that look is iconic for the team. The fact that golden state also wears blue side panels with yellow stripes is annoying to me. 2) The strange modernity of the pattern. It just doesn't fit the whole "home grown" classic theme they seemed to be going for. So, without further ado, my concept. The design retains side stripes, but does so in a more traditional manner. The yellow panels with the horizontal stripes are meant to evoke the uniforms of the Reggie Miller era with its yellow side panels and pinstripes, while maintaining its own unique identity. The panels also taper, getting thinner and thinner towards the top, a much less drastic nod to the FloJo era. Finally, the chest wordmark, back names, and numbers are italicized, reminiscent of the italicized wordmarks worn by the team for nearly two decades starting in 1981. Finally, white was eliminated from the road uniform. Ultimately, adding white outlines created an inconsistent striping pattern with the panels (which look terrible with white lines). Obviously, nothing too over the top, but something that I feel is a bit more "Pacers" while still creating a unique identity.
  10. Some NFL WAH episodes I don't understand

    I always heard it was the Bills who switched from white to red to make it easier, since four of the five AFC East teams at the time wore white helmets.
  11. NBA Changes 2017-18

    My favorite part of the jersey is easily the swoosh with a random red segment. Whoever made the fake apparently doesn't understand shadows.
  12. NHL 2017-18

    Ughhhhh, this is gonna be some of that slow burn crap. Best case, Carolina's twitter is just wrong. Middle case, they release one by one throughout the show. Worst and most likely case, we get 2 hours of them talking about how great the uniforms are, but we just have to wait.
  13. NHL 2017-18

    Yeah, I honestly really like the white numbers better. They kinda remind me of the Brees era Chargers numbers. So, that's 1 for 2?
  14. NHL 2017-18

    Well, that picture settles it, I hate both.
  15. NHL 2017-18

    Ok cool, that's what I figured, but my brain's been on the fritz about this sort of thing lately. I figured I'd make sure I haven't completely lost it, haha.