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  1. So I did a thing I've never done before and I took a stab at a soccer badge concept. I've always appreciated the aesthetics of a good soccer badge, but I've never been a huge soccer fan to be honest. On that note, I don't really know what the prospects of an MLS club in St. Louis are, but I chose to do a St. Louis logo because I think the city has a ton of imagery to draw upon for a great soccer crest. The Arch is the most iconic symbol of the city, so I started with that overall shape that I thought would be unique and stand out among the other logos in the MLS. I also wanted to include the awesome stripes from the city flag. Cliche, I know, but I love the way the blue stripe between the white stripes mimics the Mighty Mississippi. decided to stay away from the Fleur de Lis because Montreal already uses it in their crest. I'm definitely not in a place where I think i have a finished product and I am definitely open to criticism on any and all aspects of the logo. Too simple? Bad color scheme? Nothing is off limits because I am not confident in my ability to to design a soccer crest. Thanks for taking a look and please let me know what you think.
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    Oldschoolvikings' NFL concepts - Texans concept added 2/14/19

    I think that would make a sharp look for the Patriots, but I’m not quite sure about silver helmets for the Texans. Objectively, I like it but just not for Houston.
  3. I think the Eagles have a great logo and I'm a big fan of their midnight green color, but I think they just have too much going on with black, charcoal gray and silver accompanying the green. In my opinion, the Eagles look best when they are wearing only green, silver and white, so this concept is more of a clean-up than a full on rebrand. I was also inspired by what the Detroit Lions did with their logo an uniforms this past season. Those are not perfect, but I really like the idea of what the Lions did. Here's my take on the logo: nothing too exciting, the green is a touch more green and the black is gone. The new wordmark is my take on a simpler, less "XTREME" version of the current wordmark and is more in line with the contemporary branding in the NFL: bold, single color lettering with some serifs and a bridge shape to give it some character. Here are the new home and road uniforms. Less is more as the uniforms are reminiscent of the current duds but are without the needless clutter of superfluous colors and embellishment. The Color Rush uniform is gray in the same style of the primary uniforms and the regular alternate uniform is a midnight green version of the classic throwback uniforms thanks to the one-helmet rule. So, thats it. Thanks for taking a look and I'm definitely open to any and all C&C and feedback.
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    8BW14's NFL Concept Thread: Falcons (2/8)

    So I’ve got a couple new things today. First, I’ve got a Falcons concept. The new logo is an attempt to find a happy medium between the retro, strangely proportioned classic logo and the new decepticon robo-falcon. I took the basic shape and aggressive stance from the current logo, but smoothed our some of the edges to give more of a bird vibe and not a robot vibe. So many falcons concepts around here bring back the red helmets. I didn’t do that. Some members around here will call me a blasphemer for saying this, but I’ve never really been a huge fan of the red helmet/black jersey look for the Falcons. I think the color balance is so much better with a black helmet/red jersey. The new uniforms have big streaks of color, inspired by the logo and I brought back the black alternate jersey and black pants are the primary option with the white jerseys. I also have a compilation of the NFL logos I’ve redesigned on this thread over the last year or so. Some of them are re-colors, more or less and there are a couple I haven’t touched yet, but I just thought it would be cool to see them all together. Anyway, thanks for having a look and please feel free to comment on the Falcons or the rest of the logos.
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    College Baseball Uniforms - 2019

    I love the pinstripe uniforms with the head spoon and Frogs script, and the OKState throwback is just perfect. I have a real soft spot for baseball uniforms that have a 1940’s -1950’s vibe, especially when they’re worn correctly with visible socks.
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    Misconceptions of logos

    It was years before I actually saw the P here too. I always saw a hockey puck with a wing. I still don’t think the P is obvious to be honest.
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    Misconceptions of logos

    For a long time, when I saw the Nordiques logo, I saw an elephant. I always knew it couldn’t be an elephant but that’s what I saw. Even now, I know it’s an igloo, but still have to make myself look at it that way rather than seeing the abstract elephant with the ball on its trunk.
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    Oldschoolvikings' NFL concepts - Texans concept added 2/14/19

    I really like what you did with the bengals. The only thing might do is change the numbers on the white jersey to black. If you’re married to the orange numbers, an outline would work, but I think single color numbers work better here (and most of the time, for that matter). As for the Titans, I like the idea, I love the powder blue helmet, and I really dig the red numbers on the white jersey. I’m not really liking the way the old school striping clashes against the more contemporary logo though, maybe something simpler like a double stripe or a brashier stripe would work better? Just my two pennies.
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    8BW14's NFL Concept Thread: Falcons (2/8)

    Oka, so I've got a couple new ones today. The first is the Arizona Cardinals. Last year I did this Cardinals concept which had a heavy vintage vibe, so I wanted to do something a bit more modern feeling. My idea was to take their current uniforms and get it a job and a haircut and move it out if its parents' basement. I wanted to see if I could run with some of the ideas from the piping years and clean them up to make a uniform that wouldn't look dated in five years. Like I said, this concept was inspired by the current duds, but hopefully addresses some of the issues with the piping and panels. The alternate uniform is a throwback to the inaugural Phoenix Cardinals uniforms. Next up, we have the Kansas City Chiefs. There was some conversation about the Chiefs uniforms over in the NFL 2019 thread and it gave me some inspiration to do something with the Chiefs. I've never been a big fan of how white and yellow touch so often on the Chiefs uniforms, causing those areas to have a blurry,vibrating effect. One solution I came up with was to change the Chiefs color scheme. I have introduced a new color that I'm going to call Sandstone to replace the yellow/gold. I also created a new logo, getting rid of the black outlines. The new uniforms are admittedly pretty minimalist in their design. The helmet remains stripeless and the traditional block numbers are replaced with a custom, single-color font. The striping returns to the cuffs, where it has traditionally been and the numbers return to the sleeves because I'm a sucker for some sleeve TV numbers. Overall, the uniforms are pretty simple, but I don't think you need to do too much with the Chiefs to have a good, strong uniform. I'm pretty curious to hear what everyone thinks about the new color scheme for KC, so please feel free to offer any and all feedback on either concept. Thanks for having a look.
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    NFL REDESIGN (Bears update 1/16)

    That’s awesome. The number font is very unique and also has a vintage/old school feel, which is perfect for the bears. Your new front facing bear is great too. It’s a nice, clean update of the classic logo. My only criticism of it would be that it might be a bit too clean and contemporary for the Bears’ brand. My one gripe about the uniform themselves is with the stripes on the blue pants. Maybe flip them so they’re white/orange/white, “matching” the jersey stripes.
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    8BW14's NFL Concept Thread: Falcons (2/8)

    I was inspired to do a little Colts concept over the weekend. I didn’t make any big changes because, frankly, I don’t think the Colts need any big changes. The devil is in the details here, so to speak. I started by updating the logo and word mark. The new logo is a little bolder with fewer holes, for lack of a better word. It’s also a little more square and less vertical in its shape. The word mark is meant to be an evolution, of sorts, of the current word mark, which I think is more dated and hokey than timeless and classic. The new number font is a custom block font based on the Colts’ helmet number font which I have always been a fan of, especially the 2. The only significant changes I made to the uniforms beyond the new font and logo were the addition of sock stripes and the change to the pants stripes which now match the single stripe on the helmet. The alternate uniforms is a faux-back, blue jersey-edition of the throwbacks the Colts wore a couple times during the Peyton Manning years. I think the horseshoes in the back of the helmet is a really cool unique design that more people should be aware of. Well, that’s it for now. Thanks for having a look and let me know what you think. I’d love to hear some feedback. Thanks again.
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    8BW14's NFL Concept Thread: Falcons (2/8)

    Well Happy New Year to everyone. I had a little time off over the holidays and was able to put together another Bucs concept. My original plan was to modernize/update Bucco Bruce and use a white helmet with the creamsicle/red color scheme but no matter what I did, I just couldn’t put something together that felt right. What I decide to do in the end was keep the current branding/color scheme of pewter/red/orange and the Jolly Rodger and create a sort of zombie Bucco Bruce logo: The uniforms are a call back to the origina Pewter Pirates, but with some contemporary touches like a custom number font. The bright orange is used as sparingly as a highlight much in the same way the Seahawks used lime green on these uniforms. Rather than featuring the ship, which is a fine logo, but not well suited to a sleeve, the sleeves feature an updated skull and crossed-swords logo. Here’s a look at the full number font, a modified block font that is a little more subtle than the trash the Bucs currently wear: Well I’ll thanks for having a look and as always, please let me know what you think. I’d love to hear any and all feedback.
  13. In an alternate timeline where the National Football League never came to fruition, the American Football League (creative, I know) became the premier professional football league in the United States. Founded after World War II, in 1946, the AFL was formed from the remnants of the Midwest Professional Football League and the Eastern Football Association. Spearheaded by the Chicago Lions owner, Rupert T. Anderson, the AFL originally consisted of eight teams spread throughout the Midwest and Eastern seaboard and added two more teams, to bring the league to 10 members in 1948. Initially, the AFL struggled, but in 1950, attendance began to pick up as football fans realized that the AFL was playing quality football and the League took off, going on to expand 9 more times until 2002, when it reached its current state of 32 teams. Unlike the NFL, in our reality, the AFL does not have conferences. Instead, the league consists of 8 divisions: East, West, North, South, Pacific, Great Lakes, Atlantic, and Central. Each division has four member teams, which allows the 16 game schedule to break down like this: 6 division games (2 against each team) 4 games vs another division (yearly rotation) 6 games vs one team in remaining divisions (yearly rotation) The playoffs are an 8 team tournament consisting of division winners, culminating in the American Bowl (once again, very creative). Playoff teams are seeded 1-8 based on overall record, head-to-head, and playoff points (sum of opponents wins), as a tiebreaker. Now that I have gotten through some basic background of the league, let's move on to the meat of the project, the teams themselves. As far as uniform standards go, the rules are very similar to the NFL. One alternate or throwback uniform is allowed to be worn one time during the course of the regular season, but never in the post season. No manufacturer's mark is allowed on the uniform either, but the league does have a single uniform supplier, Apex Athletics, this Alternate Universe's equivalent to Nike or Adidas. The first division that I'll be presenting is the Great Lakes Division, home to three of the oldest teams in the American Football League. The Chicago Lions are one of the Charter members of the AFL and have been one of the most historically successful teams in the league. Having fallen upon hard times in recent years, the one bright spot in recent memory for Lions fans has been Randall Walker, perennial All-Pro running back and future Hall of Famer. The uniforms are a classic design in classic colors and have remained essentially unchanged for over 50 years, aside from an update to the logo in 2007. The Lions don't wear an alternate uniform and wear only one pair of pants. Another Charter member of the AFL, The Detroit Panthers derive their team logo and colors from the automotive industry. The Panthers sport a rather traditional uniform with simple striping and no embellishment. The Milwaukee Chiefs wear black and orange and are represented by a Native American Indian chief on their helmet and a drum logo on the sleeves. the uniform features a consistent, traditional striping pattern across all elements and colors. The alternate uniform is a throwback to the uniforms the team wore in its early years with legendary Head Coach, Chip Hansen. Todd Wolters is the Chiefs' star veteran quarterback who lead the team to American Bowl Championships in 2009 and 2011. The Minnesota Bruins are the youngest of the teams in the Great Lakes Division, being established in 1977. The team recently removed its northwester stripe from the sleeves and added their iconic bear paw logo to the sleeves. Mark Denton is the Bruins star Middle Linebacker, one of the more popular players in the league, known for his mullet haircut and extensive use of eye-black. Well, Tha'ts it for the Great Lakes Division. Thanks for taking a look and I am really looking forward to seeing what everyone has to say. Any and all comments would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again.
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    Oldschoolvikings' NFL concepts - Texans concept added 2/14/19

    I think you could lose the yellow trim on the numbers. The Vikings are a team where single color numbers work really well By playing off of the horn where white and yellow don’t touch. I guess my critique would be that white and yellow shouldn’t be touching, especially on this Vikings concept that has lots of thin lines.
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    Best Logo Refreshes

    Not going to argue with you that updated birds logo is a better logo in many technical aspects. You’re spot on there. It’s drawn better, kerning is better, birds are more realistic, but damnit if I don’t just like the old logo better. The new one is objectively very good. The simpler, smaller birds just scream traditional baseball to me, especially when I think of the logo/word mark being chainstitched on the jerseys. That’s traditional and classic. It just works so well for that style. Also, the updated version is just enormous on the front of the jerseys, I think the birds have gotten too big: This is better: But this is best, IMO: which is actually kind of a hybrid with the modern bird, but with yellow eyes, and the modern updated script, but with the old bat. They wore this version from 1997 until 2013 or 2014? Then they updated the jersey mark to match the actual graphic with the just-a-little-too-big birds.
  16. Oh I agree they should have stuck with white helmets 100%. The old look just needed some touching up IMO. I’m just saying that at least they don’t look like the Texans or Seahawks with the light blue pants. Yeah they tried way too hard and the new look is not good, but at least the light blue pants liven up a dark, dull uniform.
  17. The combo navy jersey/light blue pants combo the Titans are sporting today is definitely the best combo their dumpster fire of a uniform set has to offer. The columbia blue pants bring some life to a rather dull, boring look otherwise.
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    College Football uniforms- 2018

    Well for the record I’m not a huge fan of Oregon’s green either, but it definitely works better with the ducks bright yellow than it does with Notre Dame’s rich gold.
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    College Football uniforms- 2018

    I know quoting yourself is bad form, but I’d like to amend my previous statement about Notre Dame’s green jerseys. The Kelly green does not look good on TV. It reminds me of pea soup or bile?, maybe a kiwi. I do appreciate that they tried to include navy blue in the uniforms with the blue socks and numbers but the blue numbers are hard to read from any appreciable distance. Flipping the numbers so they are gold with blue trim might work but white numbers would probably be best. In summation, I like the idea of the uniforms a lot more than the execution.
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    College Football uniforms- 2018

    I like Notre Dame’s green jerseys. The Kelly green is an improvement over the darker green they’ve worn in the past. One thing about them, and all of Under Armour’s jerseys actually, is that the numbers seem too small. Notre Dame really bugs me bacause the numbers are a bit on the thin side anyway.
  21. Man, the Patriots should really make the color rush jersey the primary jersey, paired with grey/silver pants, of course.
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    Your Uniform of Nostalgia

    This Illinois set from the Dee Brown/Deron Williams era, especially the white ones they wore against Arizona in their run to the National Championship game.
  23. 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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    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.