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Everything posted by mcrosby

  1. Brisbane Capitals Basketball Branding Concept

    I'd like to see the tower of City Hall expand outside of the roundel. As detailed as it is it will benefit from any sizing up you can give it.
  2. Stolen Work

    The saga of the constantly stolen Navy logo just escalated.
  3. Beer Cans and Bottles

    Little something I've just started on.
  4. Washington State Cougars Logo

    I love me a logo with something hidden in it. That said, I hate the WSU logo. It's not hidden, it's just the worst. Here's my attempt. I started with the top two options, because I wanted to keep the Cougar head tilted back, similar to the WSU logo. I'm struggling with how to finish off the bottom portion of the logo with this setup. Turns out rotating it fixes that issue, but loses that tilted back roar the original logo has. Thoughts?
  5. Memphis Jackals NBA 2K logo

    I preferred the first eye style. I think you'd see major improvements by making lines follow the same angles and working on your lineweights. Right now you've got too many different weights. The angles of the ears/nemes crown are too close in your new iteration. I'd go back to your first style ears and bring the nemes onto the forehead.
  6. Washington State Cougars Logo

    Just some real rough photoshops of google images.
  7. My other topic was moved over to Sports in General, so here we go with the concept league. As a refresher, and for anyone who hasn't seen the other topic: I'm working on a concept WNBA where every NBA city has an affiliated team in the WNBA. As long as I'm at it I'm relocating some of the NBA nicknames. WNBA nicknames will honor the past and fit alongside NBA nicknames. Here are the team names as I have them so far: City NBA Current NBA New WNBA Current WNBA New Atlanta Hawks Hawks Dream Harriers Boston Celtics Celtics Connecticut Sun Charm Brooklyn Nets Nets Charlotte Hornets Hornets Vespas Chicago Bulls Bulls Sky Cleveland Cavaliers Cavaliers Dallas Mavericks Mavericks Wings Mares Denver Nuggets Nuggets Glint Detroit Pistons Pistons Sparks Golden State Warriors Warriors Guardians Houston Rockets Rockets Comets Indiana Pacers Pacers Fever Los Angeles Clippers Clippers Schooners Los Angeles Lakers Longnecks Sparks Okapis Memphis Grizzlies Grizzlies Vixens Miami Heat Heat Fire Miilwaukee Bucks Bucks Does Minnesota Timberwolves Timberwolves Lynx Lynx New Orleans Pelicans Jazz Brass New York Knicks Knicks Liberty Liberty Oklahoma City Thunder Thunder Shock Orlando Magic Magic Miracle Philadelphia 76ers 76ers Belles Phoenix Suns Suns Mercury Mercury Portland Trail Blazers Trail Blazers Sacramento Kings Kings Monarchs San Antonio Spurs Spurs Stars Stars Toronto Raptors Raptors Owls Utah Jazz Lakers Washington Wizards Wizards Mystics Mystics Seattle Sonics Storm Storm And of course, here are logos for the first pair: The Milwaukee Bucks and the Milwaukee Does Primaries Throwbacks I made some minor changes to my Bucks concept to make the Does logo more feminine, without going too over the the throwback logo may have.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. The Motion W that never was.

  11. MLB: Project 32 - San Francisco Giants, Pt. II Added

    Have you tried using the BiG logo on your new Barrelman?
  12. *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.
  13. Vanderbilt Helmet Stripe Helmet

  14. Atlanta Falcons Concept -updated with unis

    The beak seems a little large. Lookin' great Crosby.
  15. *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).
  16. College Football Uniforms - 2017 Season

    I think it transcends slogan when it's 130+ years old and takes on symbol status.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. First of all: I have no idea which forum I should post this in, but I'm making my own helmets so I guess it fits in the concepts section. PLEASE MOVE IF NECESSARY Second of all: I'll post pictures ASAP but for now I just have a few questions. Alright all, I recently painted myself a Maryland flag helmet pocket pro, and it turned out quite nice. Rutgers latest helmets will be my next endeavor. I used a white helmet for the Maryland job, taped it off and went to work on it. Rutgers is going to be a different story. I'll be starting with a black helmet, painting some 'chrome' spray paint I found and then basically scratching the hell out of it to get the right look. I've tested this method out a bit and I'm confident it will work. The Rutgers 'R' is pretty simple so I may just paint this logo on, as I did the Maryland design. I'm wondering if you all have made any custom pocket pros. How did you remove the decals? How did you make/print new ones? What was your final result?
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. Your Ideal MLB Ballpark Outfield

    Putting some pieces together.