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Lafarge last won the day on May 31 2014

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  1. 2018 NBA Post Season

    This game falls entirely on a complete lack of defensive effort and out of control offense. The Cavs had more offensive rebounds than they did assists. Terrible effort securing rebounds, letting guys just drive at will, inability to hit foul shots, a sequence at one point where 4 straight layup attempts got blocked, 13 turnovers. If the Celtics literally do any of these things right they probably win. Cavs in 7
  2. Report: Nike to Take Over MLB Uniforms in 2020

    The NHL has had a single relocation in the past 20 years, the NBA has had three. Any of the other new locations have been through expansion, which I wouldn't call instability. Every league constantly has teams threatening to move, so that evens out.
  3. Canadian Premier League

    I completely agree, especially since the shape of the bridge tower would fit perfectly into a vertically oriented version. Something along these lines could work pretty well.
  4. Northeastern University Under Armour Rebrand

    Probably/Possibly. I actually designed these logos a few weeks back, and just posted them recently. I've run into a major time crunch for the next two months or so, and won't have much time to work on concepts. I definitely would like to have some hockey uniforms designed, and already have the idea down. If they do come, they won't be for a little while. I actually did make a version of the N logo that was a little bit thinner for wordmark and nameplate purposes but lost it in an inkscape crash. Once I have the time and energy to make another undertaking at the complete font package, I'll definitely take a look at the changes to the N to make it a bit more legible. In regard to the designer thing, I actually agree with you that top 50-60 is a pretty accurate group for me to be a part of, haha. When I said top tier, I was more referring to like top 10-15 guys who just have this mind blowing talent and seem to stop everything on the boards when they post. Not so much a dig at myself as it was more an acknowledgement of the incredible work others do around here. Thank you for the kind words though, they're definitely appreciated.
  5. Houston Astros Logo Concept

    Recently, while working on a different, abandoned idea, I developed the framework for a logo that I felt had some legs as an Astros concept. I've never really been a huge fan of the Astros logos in the past, and figured this had a little bit more character than the current H-Star. The explanation here will be very straightforward. The basic idea was to combine the letter A and a star into the same shape. The "gut" of the star, where the A is formed also forms the pentagon shape that represents home plate, an underused, but certainly recognizable feature of baseball. Like I said, pretty simple and straightforward. (I do realize there are some that find a logo with the mascot initial instead of the location initial sacrilege, but I really ain't one of them, so tough luck there.) Lemme know what you guys think!
  6. 2018 NBA Post Season

    Actually, since the NCAA went to a seeding format in 1979: 34 of 39 National Champions were a top 3-seed. 23 of those 34 were 1-seeds. While there are plenty of upsets and variation along the way, the NCAA tournament is actually a fantastic way of determining a champion based on the best teams winning
  7. Denver Nuggets New Logos Details, NBA Trademarks Wordmark

    I think those might be gold nuggets
  8. Earlier this year, Northeastern University signed a multi-year apparel deal with Under Armour to begin this fall. With this process, the University and UA have vowed to look into the school's sports branding top to bottom. I have a bit of a soft spot for Northeastern. I like the school, I like the hockey team, and I like Matthews Arena. However, the possibility of a rebrand is like a dream come true. I absolutely hate Northeastern's branding. To me it screams 1930s High School. In particular team's signature husky logo reminds me of the oft-panned Detroit Tigers logo of the 1920s. Northeastern did try a rebrand in the 1990s that was pretty terrible and a rebrand in the 2000s that was better, before reverting to the classic look in 2007. So, I decided to take my stab at a rebrand. Most important to me was providing a look that retained the same basic elements, but more modern and fitting of a school whose athletic success has mostly occurred within the last half decade. The N: With the N, I wanted to take the generic two colored, static logo and make it bold and dynamic. Initially I was going to move away from the split color number, but everything looked too Nebraska for my taste, so the split-color letter returned. The Husky: As I said earlier, I despise the current husky logo, and I wanted to make a more modern take on the dog. Not much really to say other than it retains the iconic red eye and goes for a more simplified look. (Click to Enlarge (You might have to click again to be able to see it well enough)) BONUS CONTENT: I've always been a bit of a history nerd and I've always liked taking old logos I've designed and give them a refresh as I continue to develop and improve. In the past I've developed retrospectives of my work, including my MSU Brigade Designs and Personal Logo Development. I actually designed a concept for Northeastern back in 2014 when I was still towards the beginning of my logo designing foray (I had one or two back in 2011, but I rarely did logo designs before 2014), and really liked it and was proud of it. Now, not so much. But I do think it is an excellent example of how far I have developed in the past few years. The image below features the current logo, my 2014 concept, the concept above, and my 2016 Michigan Tech Huskies logo, which I included as avoiding making the logos look too simiar was an important part of this design process. I mostly show this as an example because I see a lot of people on the site who say things like "Go easy on me because I'm not a good artist," and that frustrates me. I myself believed that and looked up at the phenomenal designers on this website wondering how they could possibly draw like that, and assumed I wouldn't be able to. And clearly I wasn't able to for a long time. I'm not saying I'm some phenomenal artist or designer (I wouldn't say I'm close to the top tier of guys on this site), but I've absolutely improved to make some work I'm proud of that I never thought I'd be able to years ago. If you really love logo and uniform design and you really want to be involved, take the time and effort, even if you objectively aren't good right now.
  9. We all knew this thread was coming eventually! I think the title is pretty self explanatory, so I'll get this ball rolling with an example of my own! In 1998, coming off his record setting 4th album, rap legend and acting icon Shaquille O'Neal decided to give basketball a try. Eventually he won in 2000 against Indiana in the Lakers' perfectly reasonable, but not quite as good as three others, current set
  10. HC UGRA can eat it

    It was stolen. There's a major difference between the similarities of your trident situation, where the shape was extremely simple and common. There are plenty of tridents with a similar shape that both of you used (The Barbados Flag, off the top of my head is virtually similar). Your tridents also have much different constructions and uses. Using a theme and a very common shape, especially when it's very simple can easily create similar looking logos. The logo created by Jason and the UGRA logo do have plenty of difference, but if you look at the elements, it becomes pretty clear those were added on later. For instance, here are the things I've noticed that are the same between both logos: The general perspective and pose, the shape of the foreheads (that concave curve), same three tufts of hair, virtually identical ear shape, virtually identical snout construction (note the shading specifically), identical shading in numerous places along the face. Eventually, this many similarities in such a complex logo stops being a coincidence.
  11. NBA Changes 2017-18

    I guarantee the team who wins it all will be wearing black in the clinching game. Every team left has worn their black alternate as or more often than their primaries. I :censored:ing hate Nike.
  12. 2018 NBA Post Season

    This a million times. That’s last sequence was pure uncut Marcus Smart. Miss an important free throw, somehow botch things so badly that he makes a free throw he’s TRYING to miss, then making an incredible read to get that final steal. the man is chaos personified.
  13. 2018 NBA Post Season

    Marcus Morris is the worst.
  14. Opinion: Too many teams with red and blue

    It also says the Patriots, who have a silver helmet and pants, and silver on their primary logo, don't have silver in their scheme. This chart needs some serious work
  15. 2018 NBA Post Season

    That's true. I even thought about that while typing but just sort of left it out.