Balu the Bare

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  1. I hadn't even noticed that. I see what you're saying here and tweaked the logo a little bit. Does this help it at all? I was experimenting with the presentation a bit this time, but I set the logos to fit the sheet and not the other way around. You can really tell with some of them so I'll have to change my approach for the next team(s) I do.
  2. So here is my first original concept for the boards! Feel free to give any pointers or tips and any suggestions to help improve my work. I'm currently using Inkscape after sketching my ideas out on paper. I would appreciate any feedback on any part of this concept. Particularly a good/better team name for Lexington. from the wikipedia page The Gridiron League of America (GLA) is a professional women's indoor American football league played in the spring and summer months. The GLA was announced in 2007, but did not have it's inaugural season until 2010. The League is somewhat similar to the Arena and Indoor Football Leagues, the only major differences being the lack of rebound nets and the slight variations on the uniforms worn by the players [think Starship Troopers, not LFL]. As of 2010 it is the only professional women's arena style football league in the United States. History The concept of the GLA originated from the popularity of the Lingerie Bowl in 2006 and the overwhelming number of amateur and professional level 11-on-11 women's football leagues operating nationwide. In 2007, a meeting was held by former players and coaches from the USFL, the NFL, and the Independent Women's Football League to discuss the feasibility of a professional women's indoor football league akin to the popular Arena Football League that would not only be more family friendly than the Lingerie Bowls, but would also "raise the standard of professional women's football in every way possible." This meeting resulted in the formation of the North American Gridiron Association. A subsequent meeting renamed the organization to the Gridiron league of America, hired Makenna Carr as league president, and finalized the 8 teams that would make up the new league. The 14 week, round-robin style season was scheduled to begin in 2010. The three years would be used to train players, coaches, and referees for the league, to gain sponsorship deals, to secure facilities, to draft players teams, and to build hype for the new league. Teams The First 8 teams were chosen for their proximity to each other and their smaller venues for play, not for their market size. Columbus Spirit Fort Wayne Defenders Memphis Blues Kentucky Racers Gals of Kalamazoo Dayton Gems Lexington Fillies Knoxville Hounds
  3. Moving on to the Knoxville Hounds. I don't remember ever actually posting their logo, but I remember never being happy with the way it turned out...To be honest, I'm not 100% happy with the way this one turned out either, but I think it's an improvement over what they had before so I'm leaving it alone for now. Here's the comparison. And the full look. The dark circle is likely going to go on the helmets, but I'm still having template issues so I haven't decided where or if that version will be used. Just Kalamazoo left. I'll hopefully have that up soon.
  4. Those are supposed to resemble rivets as Evansville was a major producer of the P-47 Thunderbolt during WW2. When I was thinking of team names "Riveters" was at the top of the list with "Thunderbolts," but I felt that "riveters" is a little too on the nose for a female league (not a fan of the NWHL team name based in NY) and in my research I found a minor league hockey team with the name "thunderbolts" (granted they were formed in 2016) and I had already run into that issue with the Gems and didn't want to go through that again so I tried to combine the two ideas. ...which is a long winded way of saying, 'looking at it with your comments in mind, you make a really good point.' I'll have to revisit the actual logo and font a little later down the line to keep myself from getting hung up on one team for months like i did with Lexington. I've reordered the colors for now (I really like the scheme, too) and threw an alternate font coloring in with the condensed logo. I think you were right. I'm not happy with the font for the Blues either, but same issue with that as with this one. I'll come back to it.
  5. After a few seasons of bottom dwelling, the Kentucky Racers quietly moved to Evansville, Indiana in the hopes that the scenery and image overhaul will improve team performance.
  6. I do enjoy your player interviews. It adds an extra bit of flavor to your world and to your league. Keep those coming! It'll be interesting to see how the Heat fare without Sanako and how the Lightning fare with her. Getting a great player doesn't always give teams instant success so hopefully Chibi doesn't struggle out of the gate or that team could fall apart completely. I'm looking forward to the season!
  7. Fresh off of their Championship season, the Memphis Blues went with a new look with a stylized guitar logo modeled after the one used by Blues queen Memphis Minnie.
  8. *Blows dust off* *Looks around* Well that was an unintentional hiatus from this project. It kind of started with my not at all liking the Fillies update and the issues I'm -still- having with uniform templates, and then life got in the way and other excuses happened and anyway here's a 2.0 of the Fillies logo. And the side by side with the original ...it's good to be back.
  9. Lions championship hangover. Hopefully they actually learn from this and get back to championship form soon. Why was Megan Murata's MVP a surprise? Hikaru drops another championship. I'm starting to feel bad for them and their fans, but three straight finals appearances are pretty impressive. Any more expansions on the horizon?
  10. 2017 NFL Season: Then there were Two

    Dunno if it has been mentioned, but the lions have fired their head coach. Maybe I’m too much of a fan to understand why so could someone try and explain this to me?
  11. I think you've got a winner there with the lighter blue and the gold unis. Drop the darker blue. I like it, but the lighter blue just looks better as much as I hate to admit it. The two tone stripe is a good element to use, especially on the alternative uni, so I understand wanting to keep it. Good update here!
  12. Seeing the darker blue, it's the white text on gold and sand background that's the actual issue I think. It would be a little hard to read in motion. Some options off the top of my head would be to either: - Go with a solid stripe instead of the gold and sand and use the other color for an outline to make the text stand out more. - add the darker blue to the top set as an accent color and outline everything. (or go with a 4 color scheme of sky, sun, sand, water...) - use white as an accent/outline color only. - ignore this entirely and leave it as it is. Personally, i like the look of the darker blue with the lighter sand and gold better, but that may just be a University of Michigan bias and general dislike of sky shades of blue.
  13. Do the schools have crests, or is it logos like in the USA and will we get to see any of those? I think Golden Sands needs a dark color to balance out the light colors you have going on, they're a little hard to read as they stand now. Maybe a dark blue? Or just darken the blue you already have? Otherwise these are pretty good. Keep up the good work!
  14. This one isn't going to be as extensive as the others since I'm unable to participate in all of the events, but I would like some feedback on the events I did enter into. I'm a beginner and mostly self-taught so I need all the help I can get. Be blunt, be brutal. EVENT 1 I wanted to go with something a little different in shape and style, but I think I swung and missed pretty hard here. Since I started with the acronym I had a hard time figuring out how to make the full text look good within the boundaries I had already set and it shows. Also, looking at the silhouette I used, it looks more like basketball in football pads than a depiction of "the catch." Anyway, what do you think?
  15. And also, Balu the Bare's Logolympiad Portfolio!

    EVENT 4 Looking at the other entries for this event it wasn't a surprise that my entry yielded zero votes. It's pretty plain, nothing special about it at all.
  16. LOGOLYMPIAD 2017 - Event 4 Voting

    G- 3 S- 16 B- 5
  17. SSmith48's Logolympiad Portfolio

    I got a bit of that, too. I saw Peridot from Steven Universe, but that may have been because my niece was watching the show at the time. I think had you'd been able to work the ball into the shield that would have helped with that. It's a good idea and great color scheme as others have mentioned already.
  18. LOGOLYMPIAD 2017 - Event 2 Voting

    G- 21 S- 4 B- 13 HM- 19. loved the idea
  19. HRC4's Logolympiad Portfolio

    I also thought this was a little bit busy and would have been a solid look without the blue stripes.
  20. LOGOLYMPIAD 2017 - Event 1 Voting

    G: 8 S: 20 B: 13
  21. Dorothy Coachman, 55, is a lifelong hockey fan who began playing herself at Yale in the late 60s and helped to organize the unofficial World Championship Hockey Tournament for Women in the late 80s. She is currently president of public university in western Washington state and serves on the board of directors at a national securities firm. Her votes are for: 1. Portland. A little biased based on region and while it would gain the league little in initial prestige, Coachman feels the long-term benefits of the instant regional rivalries are substantial enough to award a team to Portland. Add in a brand new arena, and it's hard to pass up. 2. Memphis. Coachman votes for Memphis hoping the high risk will pay off a higher personal reward and reach a demographic not typically associated with professional hockey.
  22. I can imagine that there'd be a fair amount of soccer style "gamesmanship" with this rule. Maybe add a penalty for diving or flopping?
  23. As I'm still trying to figure out what is actually going on with my uniform template (deleting and re-upping doesn't seem to be helping at all), the Lexington Fillies went with a full bodied horse silhouette to read better on helmets and other merchandise from a distance.