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ZionEagle last won the day on December 31 2016

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About ZionEagle

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    Uni Geek, Logo Freak
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    Football, Playing guitar, making logos.
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  1. Coke Zero to become Coca-Cola Zero Sugar

    So beer is out of the question then?
  2. Post your pic!

    Heck, why not? I was fooling around for a friend, and figured if I'm going to take a selfie, it had better be something creative. Bet ya'll weren't expecting something like this
  3. I appreciate the kind words! Anymore feedback or criticism for the Naja and Power before I move on to the Clippers?
  4. I'm pleased to know you like it! The pants are technically a dark brown, but I can see how you'd think they're black. I'm glad to know it works for the away though. Since there's no more feedback, I feel like it would be appropriate to move on to Guangzhou! Kudos to Power for coming up with a semi creative logo. It's not the most aesthetically appealing logo, but they tried. I really went out of the box for the redesign here. When I was brainstorming about what could convey power, a few things came to mind. I wanted to keep the muscle/football, but I didn't want to just make it a dismembered arm. So I decided to go with a flexing man that is reminiscent of an ancient Chinese warrior. It kind of looks like Shang from Mulan now that I think about it, but oh well I put him in a shield shape to kind of seal everything together. To keep the football bicep, I put the stitches there, and it almost looks like a scar. I figured that was a good, subtle way of including it. I suppose with the shield, this team will almost look like the Raiders. I was debating on whether or not to create a simpler alternate logo, but in the end I scrapped the idea. Now let's get started on the uniforms. Surprisingly, their home uniforms appear to be white. I was almost sure they'd be grey until I looked the team up. I couldn't find any pictures of an away jersey, but if they have one I'm sure it's just like all of the other away jerseys. Alright, so I might have gone a little far out with these jerseys, hopefully they'll suit your fancies. I was seriously considering making the home jersey black, but in the end grey seemed to be the better choice. Keeping with the warrior theme, I thought shoulder "striping" that was reminiscent of Chinese armor would go well. I tried to keep a similar pattern with the pant and sock striping as well, however I didn't think it would work on the helmets. I kept an outline on the numbers, similar to their old jerseys. I was thinking of abandoning the outline, but I feel it adds some contrast with the jerseys. I was originally going to go with black numbers on the white jersey, but in the end I decided that clashed too much with the shoulders. The number and nameplate font I went with was "Invader", I felt it was similar enough to the old font and gave me the desired look for this team. I went for mostly grey accents on the white jersey. The team hat features a simple grey stripe, with the Chinese inscriptions for the name of the team. C&C is always appreciated! Hopefully I haven't been completely butchering this league yet. The next team, which I'm slightly altering the name of, will probably feature a more traditional uniform design. See you next time with the Qingdao Clippers!
  5. Thank you all so much for the feedback! I appreciate the continued support. @JMtexan09Thanks for the idea! Do you think a gradient would be an effective way to add highlights to the striping, almost like chrome on the uniform? Alright, moving on. I present to you the Shenzen Naja! As far as the logos go in this league, this happens to be one of the best, if not the best, in my opinion. Still, it could use some work. I know a lot of you guys were looking forward to this identity. Unfortunately, I don't think this is my best work, as I was struggling with the shading and poses this time around. I don't think it's terrible, but I need to make some tweaks. I went for a more aggressive look for the cobra, while trying to incorporate some elements from the old logo. Oh and, ignore my typo, I knew something was off with the spelling on alternate You know, one thing I've noticed about this league is that all of the jerseys are severely templated. Basically, if you want to create a jersey for a team, all you have to do for home is go monochrome, place your city name on the front, place a logo on your sleeves, and change the colors. In my opinion, this makes for some very boring team identities, and I'm sure you'd all agree. I don't know about the budget for this league, but I'd like to imagine they could have been a tad more creative. And here we have yet another textbook jersey example: Except I'm wondering if Shenzhen actually is using two different shades of green and orange for their away jerseys? It could just be the lighting I suppose. And today's uniform is brought to you by Crush soda I don't know if you'll notice, but my sleeve striping was heavily inspired by the triangle pattern that was incorporated into the old logo. I tried to emulate that look as much as possible. I was debating about whether or not I would continue the patter onto the helmet and/or pants, but in the end I decided a simpler look was more effective. I wanted a rounder font for the numbers, and I ended up settling for the most athletic type font I could find with a bit of a softer edge to it. I'm rather happy with the result. You'll notice that the nameplate font is a little similar to the Detroit Lions' old wordmark. I found that this font, called "Masque" was a fitting, serpent like font, perfect for what I was trying to convey. I wanted to incorporate more brown into the color scheme, so I made the away pants dark brown. I'm not really sold on the look though. The knit team hat features their alternate logo, with an orange football shape in the back to pay homage to the old logo. So with that, I have completed the first three teams! I've also heard that CAFL has confirmed the names for two expansion teams, the Shenyang Black Rhinos and the Wuhan Gators. These teams both have logos, I'll have to clip them from a video. If you haven't seen them yet, you can check them out here: From the looks of things, the Black Rhinos don't look black at all These newer logos seem to take a different direction from the older teams, however more detail isn't necessarily a good thing. I'm hoping their jerseys will be out by the time I finish the main six. C&C is appreciated, even though I might not be able to edit things until the series is finished. Guangzhou Power is next!
  6. MLB Team Color Chart

    Fantastic work, and a great resource for designers that don't feel like looking up the colors. Would you ever consider doing something like this for other major leagues?
  7. High School Redesign: The Gators

    I think there is no C&C because there isn't really much to complain about here. It's a fantastic logo set, and it's really a shame the school didn't use it. I love how you made a semi vintage mascot logo, that honestly needs to be done more. The only gripe that I have is the outlines are a little thin for my preference, and the gator might be a little too simple. But honestly, it's really not that big of a deal.
  8. China Arena Football League (CAFL)

    No no, mine is a thread of a different sort. A logo and jersey concept thread. I just thought it was neat that you have this thread, I'll be able to use it to come up with more of mine if I need info on the actual league.
  9. China Arena Football League (CAFL)

    Great, now I know what expansion teams to do in my CAFL thread
  10. That's a really awesome process. Don't you love it when you have a logo set aside that ends up being exactly what you need ? Unfortunately, I don't live anywhere near NM. Maybe they'll have an NY team near me. I appreciate the offer for help. Only thing is, I don't think I'm old enough to join up anyway But it'd be nice to know so I can consider it for the future. I highly doubt there are any teams near me, I live in the middle of nowhere. The closest place to me would probably be Buffalo or Rochester. Do you know if they have any teams around there?
  11. BEIJING LIONS: Next team on the agenda, the champions of the 2016 China Bowl. Here is their current logo: Not the worst I suppose, but it's far from good. This time around, I was maybe being...a bit lazy I didn't think the team really needed any alternates, so I essentially just have a primary: For their new primary, I wanted to create something aggressive, yet distinctly oriental. I decided a head on logo would be the best option. I based the face off of the stone lion statues as opposed to the parade float style. I have an unshaded version, because the shaded looked a little busy on the helmets. I also chose yellow as the main color as opposed to white, since I feel that's a stronger color. For the wordmark I chose a block font that I thought was more effective and athletic. Now onto the jerseys. I actually think that there's a pattern of monochrome home jerseys in this league, because every team I've looked up has them. Honestly, it almost seems like the jerseys came from a cookie cutter, the only difference being colors, fonts, and patches. This was the only picture I could find of their away unis: It appears to me that colored shoulders paired with white is the norm for this league. (Big thanks to @Pulv! for a cleaner template.) Before I start, you know how I said the Dragons were the Carolina Panther jersey equivalent? Well now we have the Steelers Alrighty, I think I'm taking a huge risk with these uniforms. The wild striping was inspired by the patterns in the Lions eyebrows. I think this league should go for more original designs as opposed to traditional (even though I might make some teams more traditional, we'll see). I wasn't sure if I should have continued the pattern on the socks, if you guys have any suggestions for that let me know. Probably the only significant thing you'll notice aside from the striping is the beanie hat thing. I wanted to have some kind of alternate logo, so I made a really simplified version of their current logo. I'd love to know your thoughts as always, the Shenzhen Naja are next!
  12. Thank you for your suggestions and the sketch. I plan to explain myself in this manner. I don't think it would be a good idea to make the shield jagged like that. Mainly because I have these on the jersey collars, and I feel that it would be better to have a symmetrical crest. Not that your concept is bad by any means, I just don't think it would be practical. I hope that makes sense. Thanks man. I always appreciate your feedback Good idea, thank you for bringing that to my attention. Here is the fixed logo: I know I know I really was wondering if removing the yellow would be a good or bad move, and in the end I decided that since I was moving so far away from the original identity, that it wouldn't be too bad. Thank you! I'm pleased to know you like it. I'm going to post the Lions now in a separate reply. Thank you all for the feedback so far!
  13. Another fantastic rebrand Ren. And I love the direction you went with it too, didn't see it coming. On another note, a women's football league? Where do I sign up ?

    We specifically asked for the go ahead from the mods before starting again.
  15. I'm really honored that you would even comment on one of my threads, I appreciate the feedback! And I definitely agree on the wordmark. Per your suggestion, here is the new league logo : Any thoughts? I should be posting the Beijing Lions soon, so stay tuned!