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  1. Memphis Jackals NBA 2K logo

    Love the concept. I'd try to work the net in a bit better. As it is now, it looks pasted on top of the logo.
  2. The Motion W that never was.

    No.
  3. The Motion W that never was.

    Stumbled upon this article today and was shocked to see a Wisconin Badgers helmet I'd never seen before. From the article: Contrary to local urban legend, former UW football coach Barry Alvarez did not design the ubiquitous "motion W" logo that now adorns team helmets and Badger fan apparel. That honor goes to Ric Suchanek, a graphic designer at Rayovac, who in 1990 was yanked from a meeting by the company president. His boss hated the Badgers' blocky W helmets and wanted to see Suchanek come up with some alternative designs. After the company obtained blank helmets from the UW athletic department with the promise that the project wouldn't cost a thing, Suchanek went to work, producing eight designs, a different one for each side of four helmets. An impromptu meeting with new coach Alvarez, athletic director Pat Richter and other bigwigs brought encouraging responses and a request for more prototypes. Suchanek cranked out a dozen more designs, including one featuring Ws that wrapped around to meet at the back of the helmet. While that design was favored by many, Alvarez nixed it as being more suitable to the Pac 10 conference. When Suchanek conceived the forward-minded motion W, Alvarez liked it right away. The design was rushed into production to make it in time for the first game of the 1991 season.
  4. MLB: Project 32 - San Francisco Giants, Pt. II Added

    Have you tried using the BiG logo on your new Barrelman?
  5. *Updated with New Logo* College Intramural Franchise

    Looking good. Instead of/in addition to using the middle orange to shade half of the face you might try increasing weights of the dark orange in the shadowed area. Right now we see that one half is in shadow, but that's only on the face. Use your dark orange to shade that area as well.
  6. Vanderbilt Helmet Stripe Helmet

    Low-res.
  7. Atlanta Falcons Concept -updated with unis

    The beak seems a little large. Lookin' great Crosby.
  8. *Updated with New Logo* College Intramural Franchise

    With the style you're looking for I find it easiest to draw your logo, all the details and then just start removing them. Combine shadowed areas (the undersides of the mountie and fisherman's hats blend with the shadows of their faces). Let the viewer fill in the gaps. We all know what eyes look like, you can use simple shapes to convey expressions in a logo much easier than details can. Sometimes I create the logo without any shading and choose my light source once that's done. I start thickening lines that will be in shadow, eventually these thick lines become the shadow. I used this process in my Bulls concept. I basically started with their current single weight logo and made lines thicker and thicker until I was happy. I also used small bits of light within the shaded areas to highlight points of expression (eyebrow and cheek).
  9. College Football Uniforms - 2017 Season

    I think it transcends slogan when it's 130+ years old and takes on symbol status.
  10. College Football Uniforms - 2017 Season

    At least SKI-U-MAH is a unique university motto that has and will outlast a coach. I absolutely loved the use of SKI-U-MAH but detest the ROW THE BOAT. As always, I hope Minnesota's boat sinks under the crushing blows of Wisconsin's axe, but this time I hope it takes their new motto with.
  11. Show Your Mini Helmets

    Hey, it's me, your son. I can't wait for the day that you decide to gift me your collection.
  12. FC Barcelona Rebranding

    I love it. I think removal of the football would simplify it even further. Barca is such an iconic club and the elements of the badge are so iconic that no one will mistake their badge for anything else, even without a soccer ball.
  13. Ballpark Mashup

    The Ideal MLB ballpark post over in sports logos got me working on a sketchup project. Here's what I've got so far. I started with Camden yards, specifically for the right field warehouse. I haven't done too much to the outer facade or anything other than the outfield. That'll be the next step. I then added Petco's Western Metal Supply Co + the Green Monster + Minute Maid's train in left field. Center field is a mix of PNC's simple hedges and Citizen's Bank stacked bullpens. The outfield wall has a nice layer of Wrigley Ivy all the way around. As of now I haven't found a good way to include the Wrigley scoreboard in center like I would like. There will be some terrible sightlines at this park, and the only way the outfield would be any less fun to play in would be the addition of Tal's Hill, but that's the joy of baseball compared to any other sport.
  14. Your Ideal MLB Ballpark Outfield

    Putting some pieces together.