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  1. 8BW14

    Seattle Sockeyes Concept (Updated 10/20)

    Here are a couple new color schemes. The more I look at it the less happy I am with the idea of navy, but I went ahead and posted a version with dark red and navy blue. The second one with bright red and maroon is my favorite but I'm curious to know what everyone else thinks of it. Thanks for taking a look and feel free to let me know what you think
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    Seattle Sockeyes Concept (Updated 10/20)

    I actually almost always draw everything in pencil first. Here’s the original drawing: Your point still stands though. I think the lines of the original drawing to flow a little better.
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    Seattle Sockeyes Concept (Updated 10/20)

    Thanks for the visual. I appreciate you taking the time to offer your input. I did some messing around with the color and darkened the red quite a bit. As for the yellow, it is only used as the color of the eye, which, I think is a defining characteristic of the fish. Would you just make it white? Totally see what you're talking about with the tail. It's way too big, throws the perspective off. I tried your mountain idea, just wasn't feeling it, seemed way too angular and hard for a fish. I've made some changes to the color scheme, which will hopefully take care of some of the issues with the muddiness/saturation. Still working on the S, but I think you have a valid point with it being too angular. Seattle's flag color is a little too blue, I think. I want the emerald green to look more green than blue. I have played around with the color some and I think darkening the red is a better option than lightening the green/teal. Taking all of your feedback into consideration, this is what I came up with the second time around: The new color scheme is reminiscent of the Seattle Metropolitans. I darkened the red to a shade of burgundy, swapped navy blue for forest green and changed the emerald green to a slightly more green hue. Aside from the recoloring of the logo, I made the tail smaller and adjusted the shape of the shading on the side of the fish to be less severe. Thanks for all of the helpful feedback, guys. I really appreciate it. Have a look at the changes I made and please let me know what you think. Thanks
  4. So, with all of the hubbub around the NHL expansion to Seattle, Washington, I was inspired to whip up a set of concept logos for the new hockey club. Frankly, I'm in love with the Sockeyes as the name for the new team. It's fun, local, unique and lends itself to some great color schemes and imagery. Here are some of the images I took some inspiration from as I was designing my logos. I played around with a few color schemes, all of which focused on the distinctive red and green of the spawning Sockeye Salmon. I tried black, and dark green as the third color, but eventually settled on navy blue as the complimentary color to red and green because Seattle sports teams are kinda known for their use of navy blue and more importantly, I thought it looked the best. Color Scheme (with goofy marketing-speak color names): The primary logo I created features a swimming salmon, its powerful tail propelling it upstream, with its intimidating teeth on display: The alternate logo/shouder patch is the letter S dressed up as a sockeye salmon. I was inspired by Native American-style illustrations in the design of the alternate logo, albeit a heavily simplified and stylized version: That's it for now. Thanks for having a look and please feel free to offer C&C because this is far from a finished product. Thanks again.
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    College Football uniforms- 2018

    I’ve never liked LSU’s alternate white pants and helmets because they inexplicably won’t match the striping pattern to the white jersey. I don’t dislike this new alternate with the purple helmet but it’s not bad either. It looks like a fun alternate that the players will love. I would like to see a better shot of the helmet in better lighting though. Is there any significance to the odd number font or is it just an odd number font?
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    2018 NFL Season

    Can someone please explain to me why a 5yd penalty is an automatic first down in the NFL? Either make it an automatic first down or a 5yd penalty, but they can’t have it both ways.
  7. Here are a few updates to the Ravens: I lightened the gray all around, which I think is a big improvement, I changed the numbers on the black jersey from gray to white for better legibility and more consistency with the rest of the set. I also added a purple stripe to the pants stripe to better define the stripe on the black pants. I also included a larger image of the updated shield logo and a full set of numbers. As alway,s let me know what you think and thanks for taking a look.
  8. Thanks for the comment. I think I agree with you about thepant stripe and the numbers on the black jersey, no reason for them not to be white with purple trim. I’m thinking about lightening the grey all together, as is I think it kinda blends too much with the dark purple and black in the color scheme, like what the Eagles currently have going on. I’d really like to stay away from a gray jersey, doesn’t seem like it fits the brand. Thanks for the feedback though. Hopefully I will be able to make some updates soon.
  9. Here’s a new one for your viewing pleasure today, the Baltimore Ravens I designed a new logo-without- the awkward B that has to be squeezed onto the logo on the left side of the helmet. I dropped gold, replacing it with a medium gray. The idea was to be dark and ominous, playing up the Edgar Allan Poe connection. I also updated the shield logo to match the new branding but lost the file so you’ll just have to squint to get a good look at it on the uniforms. The new new uniforms feature a high gloss black helmet with the logo on either side. The number font is a custom block font, which I will post the rest of later today. On the sleeves are stylized wings. The pant stripe is also meant to mimic a wing or feather. The updated shield is used on the hip of the pants rather than the shoulders of the new uniforms. Purple is the primary home jersey, white is the road, the black remains as the alternate and the fourth purple jersey with the black yoke is my version of a Color Rush alternate. The Shield logo is prominently featured on the helmet and single color black socks help to break up the purple. I just thought it would be a fun alt to break out at home once a year. Please let me know what you think. Any feedback is always welcome and thanks for taking the time to have a look.
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    NFL 2018 changes

    The rich, old gold on the Saints' Color Rush uniforms makes their pale helmets almost look like silver by comparison. I really wish they would go back to that beautiful shade of gold full time.
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    NFL REDESIGN (Bills 10/16)

    Wow dude! I'm really loving these. I think the Seahawks are my favorite. Everything about that set just works. I'm not feeling the Ravens uniforms, but the logo is top notch. I can't wait to see what else you have. Keep up the good work.
  12. Here's a new one for your viewing pleasure I've always liked the Denver Broncos uniforms to be honest. They were on the cutting edge of design when they debuted and I think they have aged well over the years. I'm also not opposed to a new design but I haven't ever seen one that I actually prefer to the current duds, so here's my take. Blue pants are added to the regular rotation as the primary road option, paired with orange socks of course, to avoid the leotard look. The sleeves feature the mane of the bronco logo and the orange and blue jerseys retain their home and alternate designations, respectively. The Color Rush-or whatever you wanna call it- alternate jersey is sky blue as a nod to the old royal/sky blue helmets of the Orange Crush days. Well let me know what you think and thanks for having a look.
  13. Better? I think it's an improvement. The tail fin did look clunky compared to the change you suggested,thanks.
  14. So, since the Jets announced that they would be updating their uniforms/logos next season, I'v been thinking a lot about the concept I did back in April and I liked it less and less. I think it had just a little bit too much going on, so I simplified everything. First, I made some changes to the logo. The new jet silhouette is simpler and has a lower profile atop the NY monogram. The double stripe has been a constant throughout the Jets' uniform history, so I chose to go with a simple uniform design, prominently featuring the double stripe design. The color rush design is a mono-green uniform with a geometric camo pattern. The second alternate uniform is a throwback to the Super Bowl III winning uniforms, when the Namath led-Jets stunned the Baltimore Colts. The Jets also get a custom block number font, based on the number font used on the tail ID of US fighter jets Please feel free to let me know what you think, any and all feedback is welcome. Thanks for taking a look.
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    College Football uniforms- 2018

    Illinois vs Penn State was an interesting visual last night with the mono-orange/blue trim and mono white/blue trim matchup, not necessarily a good matchup but kinda cool.