The Man Behind the Curtain
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  1. At least it's not a piece of clipart they got online. (Seriously, I saw the bird on a clipart site.) The new idea's cool, but the execution is sloppy as all hell.
  2. How is this franchise already "a disaster"?
  3. It is a bit odd that we have national flags flying everywhere here. I can't think of another country I've visited that has their flag displayed with anywhere close to the same density.
  4. Meh. Looks like an alright alternate logo, I guess.
  5. Actually, youth development is the part that's lacking the most.
  6. Um, that's six syllables. It's also one syllable fewer than "Arizona Diamondbacks". Gimmick aside, the colors look fantastic.
  7. Event 10: Time Warp I have to admit I was a little disappointed that I didn't medal with this one; I really liked the final product. However, I'll admit that beveling isn't one of my strong points, so I suspect that's part of what might have cost me. (Plus there were some other very nice entries.)
  8. Event 8: Fantasy Team ...oops. The timing of this one was bad, and I just ran out of time and juice. I was going to go with the St. Louis Foxes, but my early attempts at making a logo just weren't working. Moving on... Event 9: Alternate Logo This one was a little rushed, I admit. I feel like the idea was solid--a bat and old-school telescope crossed as an X--but the execution could have been better. I'll stroke my own ego and say it's better than their current logo, though.
  9. Event 7: Company Logo I had trouble coming up with anything for this one. I decided to do a parody based on the company from Better Off Ted (a brilliant show that was cancelled far too soon!): The logo portion was supposed to be Dr. Evil and Mini Me. Judging by the results of the voting, nobody got the joke. But I'm used to that.
  10. Event 6: Alternate Uniform Cheez Whiz, Crazy With. But, hey, it's an alternate jersey, right?
  11. Event 5: League Logo To be honest, I'm still pretty amazed I got a medal on this one. I wouldn't say I phoned it in, but I realize it isn't the most creative thing I've ever done. I had a lot of trouble coming up with good ideas for this one. That said, I'm still pretty happy with how it turned out.
  12. Event 4: Crossover Like I wasn't going to pick MNUFC, right? I'm a little disappointed this wasn't received better. I thought it was a pretty solid entry. That said, I liked it better before a rules clarification forced me to use black for the base: The dark gray is from their current home kits, and allowed me to go for the black-on-gray effect they use there. (Never mind the floating "VENEGAS" there; it was an in-progress version.)
  13. Event 3: Sporting Event Well this was... different. I did this one when I was at my house in Minneapolis, packing things before I sold it, and the stress sort of shows. You know, though, I still kinda like it, even if it's a bit out here. I was originally going to add the Golden Gate Bridge somewhere outside of the head, but as I started added the detailing on the head, the idea came to me. In retrospect, though, my execution was pretty poor. That bridge needs some help.
  14. Event 2: Wordmark For the Omaha Brewers wordmark, I used the shape of the barrel "O" in the logo as the basis for all of the lettering. This worked pretty well for "OMAHA"... but less well for "BREWERS", I think. I still like the overall look, though. The one mistake I made was making the two different "E"s; originally, I was going to curve the right portion of the "R" the other way, so I used the different "E" on the left side; after changing my mind, I should have copied the "E" from the right and put it on the left. I also should have done some proper beveling, but I'm not very good at that.
  15. Now that the Logolympiad is done, I'm creating one of those silly threads where I show off my stuff and people tell me what's wrong with it. Event 1: Anniversary Patch I wanted to go a little off of the beaten path, so I chose the 25th anniversary of the founding of the country of Kazakhstan. The elements and colors are taken from the country's flag. The only thing I think I'd change about this one would be the "5"; I was hellbent on the symmetry, but I don't know if it was very effective. I think squaring off the upper-left corner would have made it read much better.