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About FlyingLamprey

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  1. US Cricket League - Beltway and Chicago logos open!

    Got a design that I like a lot, and I wanted to throw some colors by everyone. For the design itself, I used LA's connection to art deco to come up with a shape that is partially based off of the Eastern Columbia Building. Threw on an art deco font as well (Lemon/Milk) to wrap it all up. For colors, I came up with three ideas. The first uses the colors of LA's flag (green, gold, and red) on a dark grey background. Think of LA Galaxy's third kit from a couple of years ago. The second uses the midnight blue and silver that @raysox used to recolor the original concept. The third is an out-of-the-box look that puts together dark green, orange, and yellow. I'm sure there's a good marketing angle you could spin for each of them (the orange represents the oranges grown in the region, et al.), but I personally like the first one the most. Lemme know what you guys think!
  2. US Cricket League - Beltway and Chicago logos open!

    Yeah, I've lived in LA for most of my life and I have never once referred to it as Tinseltown, so I'd say that something simple like Los Angeles CC would work perfectly fine. Another thing that I definitely want to avoid is Hollywood imagery, it gets really stale real quick. I've got some free time tonight so I'll be fooling around with a design involving art deco, which is a design style that I really like a lot that also has some connection to the city (that and we can't let Miami have an art deco logo for the millionth time).
  3. US Cricket League - Beltway and Chicago logos open!

    I'm totally good with @gswansea's option. My only note is that the text for "Club" doesn't feel centered in the banner, but other than that it looks great. I'd love to tweak mine but I'm going to be busy until after New Year's, so I think I'll withdraw my submission for Philly and focus on a different city once I have the time.
  4. US Cricket League - Beltway and Chicago logos open!

    Did some brainstorming today and came up with this. It's got the shield and middle stripe of Philadelphia's coat of arms with a keystone, monogram, and wicket. I tried fooling around with other colors (I had a nice navy and cream look at one point), but I feel like this is the best combination I could come up with for this design.
  5. Macon Bacon Use Life Sized Jay Jackson Template to Unveil Uniforms

    I know I saw @raysox's used for the Malaysian national team recently, but they never ended up using said uniforms (no contrasting sleeves, and they went for black and bright yellow for home/white and royal for road).
  6. Various soccer concepts

    Looking good so far! I like what you've done with Hamburg - the diamond pattern works wonders on the home kit, and bringing back the half-and-half look was a good call for the clash. The third I do like (historical precedence is good!), but it feels a little too plain. It needs some sort of pattern to make it more exciting. Maybe a center stripe like the 2011-12 third kit, or maybe pinstripes like the Champions League winning kit from the 1982-83 season. I also really like what you did with Ajax - the black is untraditional but I think it looks great, and the black and green clash kit (despite looking a bit too similar to the old black kits the Sounders wore) looks great also. I'd love to see some sort of third kit for them - maybe a toned down version of the infamous 1989-90 away kit? Regardless, great work! Looking forward to any other teams you might design in the near future!
  7. MLS Kit Concepts

    Echoing the sentiment that the white strip should stick around, but I do like the gradient effect you made. Maybe a compromise of sorts? Try making a gradient that goes from red to white to navy. That way, you still get the traditional white stripe, but you can also keep your current ideas and add a new little twist. It should look like a funkier and darker version of the USMNT's bomb pop kits from '14. Regardless, it's a great design! And for Atlanta, thank you for switching the colors! That's the one complaint I have about their look, and this definitely improves it. And adding the gold pinstripes was another nice touch for sure. My one change would be to change the collar and sleeve cuffs to red, as that's something that I feel this jersey lacks. Or maybe you could add it by making the socks hoops? Anyways, you're doing great work, and I can't wait to see what you come up with for other teams!
  8. NWHL Concepts

    Glad you cleared that up on the Adidas stripes! For names, birds came to mind - some type of bird of prey for Winnipeg? (maybe Falcons? Osprey?) And for Chicago, maybe a different type of black "bird" to differentiate from the Blackhawks? Like maybe the Ravens or Magpies (not very black but a very unique name in the states nonetheless)? Non-bird options could be something else military-themed for Winnipeg (Bombers? Cavalry? Battalion?) and for Chicago... maybe something mythical to play off with the Sirens (Harpies comes to mind and while it's a little on the nose it just might work). I'm sure whatever you figure out will be great as always, though!
  9. NWHL Concepts

    Fantastic, all around! Any reason why Buffalo/Toronto/Pittsburgh don't have the adidas stripes on the side, or is that just an error? Beyond that, no complaints. The new logos you made are sleek (especially Detroit! Wow!) and the sponsors are all understated enough that it's not an eyesore like the WNBA or the European hockey leagues. Well done, class designs all around! Excited for the last few!
  10. Soccer 2017/18

    I really like the Arsenal clash kits, though I think that it'd be a lot better as a third kit. The Premier League has enough teams that wear red and/or white, so it'd be best if their clash was something that stood out a little more. Maybe something in yellow or blue? Those have been used pretty frequently by the team in recent years. That said, I do love the kit you currently have, the dark red is a very nice touch. No complaints about Everton either, the patterns you chose were very clean and excellent. Beyond that, I echo previous sentiments about the Spanish clubs (Barca's home is close but might need to be toned down, Madrid's clash needs something different - maybe swap the white for gold and give it a regal theme centered around the crown?). Good work so far, though! Can't wait to see what else you've got up your sleeve.
  11. Dryden and Lawrence look great! And as a side note, you're very good at designing the logos for the universities, they're very realistic! You don't often see a tiger concept that doesn't use orange, but the gold really works well in all applications. The font you chose for the Tigers also works very well, it has this sort of timeless look to it (almost reminds me of the Steelers in a way? idk). I am curious - how did you make the cursive "Dryden" script? Lawrence looks great too - I was worried that having a coyote in red would make me think that it was a fox, but you've made it distinctly enough a coyote that it's not an issue. I also love the little addition with the added striping to the wordmarks (it kinda feels like that the J should also have it, though that could be because it's not a full serif). However, I'm not sure how I feel about the blue. It's a great idea in theory, but the problem is that it just looks like black. I'd try either making the blue lighter or sticking to just black, because this weird limbo kinda strains my eyes and brain. Beyond that, no complaints. Keep up the good work!
  12. Oklahoma City Thunder Logo Concept

    I'm a big fan of cream or off-white, so B, F, and H all look great in my books! It especially helps that the shade of cream that you chose matches very well with the shade of orange. My only concerns are that B uses navy (which I know you're trying to avoid, and rightfully so), F reminds me too much of Oklahoma State (don't know if you want that similarity), and the purple on H isn't quite speaking to me (plus, that's a little too close to what the Suns use currently). I'd put my top 4 at B, F, E, and H, although truthfully most of these would actually work. Great work as always, though!
  13. LA Galaxy Redesign

    That's a great look! I do like the current Galaxy logo, but this take on it is more unique - it actually reminds me of some Scandinavian logos, such as those from the Allsvenskan or Eliteserien. The uniforms look great too, an excellent twist on the traditional sash. The only thing that I'd change is in the "LA" - I feel like it'd look best if the tops were cut off to match the shape of the shield. That might also help you decide how to fix the slant of the L. Beyond that, no complaints!
  14. Well this is unfortunate for me, I was planning to do a California-based soccer league for my next project! Looks like I'll put that on the back burner and hatch another scheme. This is great though! I love how the league logo looks, and Burbank has a solid (and believable, that's the key here) identity and history! I can't wait to see what other concepts this series creates, so keep up the good work!
  15. 2018 World Cup Concept Series (Nov 15, KOR & SUI)

    TUNISIA This was another one of those situations that was a coin flip for me - Tunisia or DR Congo? I settled on Tunisia to make up for not including Algeria (not much of a make up, but whatever), and also because GOD THEY NEED A NEW LOGO THAT EAGLE IS HIDEOUS. First things first was to make a new logo. Not my greatest achievement, but I'm happy with it (and as I mentioned with Nigeria, BIRDS ARE HARD). A more militaristic-styled eagle sits behind a roundel with the Islamic star and crescent. While it can be used in a roundel (with text displaying the federation name in both Arabic and French), it would be used most commonly as just the eagle and crescent. For jerseys, the home is all-white with eagle wings on the lower half of the shirt. The clash is all-red with a tapered chest stripe that leads into the crescent and star. Puma takes over from Uhlsport as a celebration of their return to the World Cup (Puma made Tunisia's kits during the 2002 and 2006 World Cups), and the names are those of Saber Khalifa and Aymen Abdennour (whose name I misspelled on the jersey, will fix that soon).