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  1. LOGOLYMPIAD 2017 - Event 5 Voting

    11 6 10
  2. Let the Logolympiad Portfolios Begin! (Event 4 Added)

    Cool. Here's event 4: I got skunked. Goose egged. I'm not too mad about this, because there was some amazing competition in this event (as has been for every event thus far), but it's a little frustrating because I thought this was a pretty solid wordmark (maybe the points at the end of the E were the problem?). Oh well, that's what alcohol is for I guess Tell me what you think and provide some ideas to improve upon it.
  3. Let the Logolympiad Portfolios Begin! (Event 4 Added)

    The original read as DuKes to me, so it's really just paying homage to that. I probably could have made it more of a descender though, and as soon as Logolympiad concludes I'll go back and rework some of my entries. Any additional comments before Event 4 voting concludes tomorrow?
  4. LOGOLYMPIAD 2017 - Event 4 Voting

    Gold: 18 Silver: 1 Bronze: 14
  5. Bucknut42's Logolympiad Designs

    I was bothered by the size of the NOB compared to the wordmark. It really threw off the balance of the uniform for me. I liked the uniform, but so many people made Bees jerseys that it kind of got lost.
  6. Let the Logolympiad Portfolios Begin! (Event 4 Added)

    I'm glad people liked my Mammoths concept; I agree it was a lot more creative than my Pilots one. And now for something completely different: Event 3! This has been my most successful entry thus far, garnering 2 golds, 1 silver, and 2 bronze votes (thanks to everyone who voted for me). All the cool kids are into fauxbacks these days, so I decided to resurrect an old uniform of the Isotopes' predecessor in the Pacific Coast League, the beloved Albuquerque Dukes, Frankensteining the Dukes wordmark. Of course, I couldn't tell anyone with my entry that it was a fauxback, so that connection may have been lost to some of the voters, but overall I'm happy with this concept.
  7. SplashBoogie Logolympiad Portfolio

    This one was just barely left off my list. You did some great work on the logo, and the white uniform wasn't bad, but the gray jersey didn't seem cohesive with the white at all. The multicolored wordmark motif went away, and the blue/light blue side panels didn't work for me.
  8. Let the Logolympiad Portfolios Begin! (Event 4 Added)

    I thought about using the smokestack on the shorts and have the steam stripe carry onto the jersey, but I was concerned about how it would affect the color balance but I chickened out. The same with a blue wave on the side panel, but I wasn't sure how to make that work on the blue jersey without it looking weird. Yeah, the curve might have been a little strange because I put the entire text on a path as opposed to adjusting them individually. I also added my Kentucky concept after all the quotes for your viewing pleasure. I understand where you're coming from with the color scheme, but blue, yellow, and red is actually a unique colorway in the NBA. OKC comes close, and Golden State lacks the red. Fair enough with the arcing; was looking for a unique component to add to the set. As for the wordmark, I understand your viewpoint; however, as I was looking at NBA wordmarks on the mothership, they treat the location and team name equally, so the wordmark does fit in the context of the NBA (which is what I was trying to do). Wasn't something I thought about but yeah. Not necessarily a bad thing though. You're probably right. Now here's my initial concept which I couldn't use because I used Kentucky instead of Louisville. Inspired by the largest discovered cave on the planet, it's actually a concept I had already created for a fictional basketball league I never completed. Stalagmites and stalactites on the side panels. Coincidentally ended with a similar looking font in my Louisville Pilots concept. Enjoy.
  9. lightning25's Logolympiad Portfolio

    I liked it, giving it a bronze vote, but it feels a little bit more like a Mexican national team concept than one for a new NBA team in my estimation.
  10. Bruins' Logolympiad Portfolio

    This was my gold if I recall correctly; I could check, but who has time for that? I personally wouldn't have ever put MXC on a uniform, but it works for an expansion team in a new market, so I let it slide. I loved that you followed the rules of NBA primary logo design (which I know wasn't mandatory for the event, but doing so was just bonus for me), and it has bridges the line between modern design elements and still fitting into the NBA. So good work and congrats on the silver!
  11. Let the Logolympiad Portfolios Begin! (Event 4 Added)

    Here's event 2, the NBA fantasy team. I managed to get two bronzes and a silver for my efforts, which is better than nothing. This was a toughie. I wanted to give Louisville a classic-looking set to recognize the rich tradition of basketball in the Bluegrass State. Initially, I tried to stay away from these colors, as I wasn't sure how much the state's most prominent universities would appreciate seeing an NBA team in their rival's colors, but I decided to marry them together after struggling to find a color scheme that didn't incorporate a different rival of one of the school's. I avoided a horse theme for the team, as I figured that's where most people would go, so I opted for the riverboat culture of the 19th century to add a sort of vintage feel as opposed to a modern nickname (if that makes sense). Logo is a pretty simplistic rendering of a steamboat, with the yellow and red referencing what is recognized as the oldest steamboat in operation; perhaps it's too simplistic, but I liked the whimsical nature of it. I used a wavy pattern that would be unique in the NBA but isn't over the top. I didn't really do anything with striping, as anything classic-looking that I tried wound up looking like clones of another team, so that most likely hurt me. I also had a little fun with the design, throwing in some easter eggs: Kentucky was the 15th state admitted to the union (hence the number) and the NOB reference notable frontiersman Daniel Boone. So there's my thoughts about my entry; I'd like to hear some areas for improvement and, if you so choose, I can toss up the entry I had set up before learning I could only use the city moniker. Thanks a bunch, folks; it's been great to see a lot of great designs throughout this competition.
  12. LOGOLYMPIAD 2017 - Event 3 Voting

    G 11 S 16 B 15 19 a close 4th
  13. LOGOLYMPIAD 2017 - Event 2 Voting

    Gold: 15 Silver: 21 Bronze: 11
  14. Let the Logolympiad Portfolios Begin! (Event 4 Added)

    An interesting array of opinions in the (much-appreciated) comments! I can see where you are coming from; I could have made it stand out more. I intended to have the acronym clearly visible, but I still wanted it integrated into the football as opposed to plastered on elsewhere. And what exactly do you mean by not expected to be used as a league logo? I think the gripe about the font is fair; it may be a little too modern for the brown and cream aesthetic I was going for. Speaking of which, I did really want to avoid RWB, and I've long held brown is criminally underutilized in the sports aesthetics sphere, which I realize this is opinion is unpopular for some. I wanted something that would be unique; my hope was that the PFF would own brown. The reason I avoided maroon and silver or maroon and gold was that a team in the league might have that color scheme and it would blend in too much on a uniform (I envisioned the logo being used as a patch somewhere on the front of the jersey). Brown and cream wouldn't do that, although I guess its pairing with a color like black would be committing the mortal sin of using black and brown. Ultimately, a common thread between these two criticisms is that, between the color, font, integrating the acronym into the laces, and the shape of the logo, I may have been a little too creative in my design as opposed to sticking to more time-honored ideas of how to construct a league logo. Logolympiad makes you want to do things that will make you stand out from the competition, but sometimes that isn't necessarily a positive. Oh well, food for thought going forward.
  15. LOGOLYMPIAD 2017 - EVENT 4 - Wordmark

    Does "Use only the colors that are part of the logo" mean that we have to use all of the colors in the logo?