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  1. nate.sweitz

    Anaheim (Mighty) Ducks Alternate Redesign

    Nice concept! The presentation looks very professional. There are a lot of colors on that jersey but somehow it all works. It would look great with an eggplant helmet.
  2. nate.sweitz

    High School Logo Redesign

    Bottom left is gorgeous! If anything I’d follow through with the bottom-right curve of the R just a little more to balance it out- somewhere between the top left R and bottom left R. Gold w/ navy is my favorite look but I think white w/ navy is pretty slick too. Great work!
  3. nate.sweitz

    High School Logo Redesign

    Awesome work! Clean updates across the board. Rosemount needs to adopt these yesterday! One nitpick, though. The script R doesn’t really read. I think part of the reason is the bottom curves are too symmetrical. The symmetry gives it balance, but makes it look less like an R. After writing that, I think I figured out what the root of the problem with it is. The elbow where the bottom-right curve and the loop of the R meet might be too high up on the letter form. If you brought that elbow down a little bit, it would read a lot better, and without sacrificing the symmetry that makes it visually appealing and clover-like. Hope I could help a little. Now that Rosemount is going to have its own unique logo set, I’d love to see high schools across the nation follow suit. There’s not a high school in the country that couldn’t benefit from an update as professional as this.
  4. nate.sweitz

    Oldschoolvikings' NFL concepts - New Falcons concept added 8/13/18

    I gotta say, the “Batman” look works even better on the Ravens than the ‘66 Steelers! Considering the Steelers keep passing on the chance to bring it back as a throwback, I guess someone oughta use it. I’ll have to click through all of them again some time, but this might be my favorite of all your Ravens concepts.
  5. nate.sweitz

    Portland Herons MLB Expansion Concept

    Hey guys! I was out of town for a week or so. I was excited to see some good C+C when I got back. Let's get to it! There you go! Columbia version on the left, original on the right. I tried it out, but I wasn't happy with the result at all. I'll post it if I get a chance to rework it. I've prepared three alternate caps. Let me know what you guys think! Haha thanks! Thanks Sparky! You're Seattle Hockey series was a huge inspiration for me. I had that thought as well, but I couldn't get the lacing on the ball to work as well as I wanted it to, so it didn't make the cut. Anyway, here it is: Thank you! Fair point. Maybe instead of an expansion team, this is a relocation of the Rays. Thank you! According to @Gothamite (whose post was a big inspiration for this project), it's their official bird.
  6. nate.sweitz

    NBA Expansion Concepts - Team #2 - Louisville Colonels

    Those are slick! Way better than what I had in mind! The white and green uniforms are especially gorgeous. Nice job!
  7. nate.sweitz

    NBA Expansion Concepts - Team #2 - Louisville Colonels

    I like it! The name is a little WNBA-ish for my tastes but it’s a clever concept. I would like to see something a little more creative with the uniforms though. I feel like you could work in the Space Needle logo on the side of the pants or jersey in an interesting and unique way. Overall a clean, solid concept!
  8. nate.sweitz

    Portland Herons MLB Expansion Concept

    Thank you! Thanks! I originally planned on using a white P on the cap, as evidenced by my preliminary sketches, but in the end I wanted to get my primary logo on the uniform somehow. I also felt like the P on the cap made them look a little TOO much like the Pete Rose Phillies. But anyway, here are a couple of P's I tried during my design process mocked up on the cap for comparison, with the isolated heron on the sleeve. Thank you so much! That's awesome to hear! I mocked up both options. They both look more "major league," which is important, but I gotta say I still like the uniqueness of my original design. Just personal preference I guess. Thanks for the feedback! Thanks! I understand the criticism about the background for the heron. I was trying to work a roundel in there somewhere, and get a little more gold into the branding so it doesn't only appear on the cap.
  9. nate.sweitz

    Portland Herons MLB Expansion Concept

    Thanks for the feedback guys! I can understand the stripes feeling a little minor league-ish, since they’re admittedly kind of gimmicky. I was going for a Pete-Rose-era Phillies look with the stripes to give them a retro 70's vibe.
  10. nate.sweitz

    High school football posters

    Great work, especially the last two! I just wish high schools would stop ripping off NFL and NCAA teams and start hiring aspiring designers. I was surprised to click on a high school football thread only to see what I thought was a Michigan vs. Eastern Michigan poster. You should definitely show them any logo designs you come up with, but don't expect them to shell out any money for them. I had one of our rival high school's football coaches contact me to design their helmet decal, and then when he saw it he said it was "too creative" and told me they couldn't pay me. Hopefully you have better luck!
  11. nate.sweitz

    Portland Herons MLB Expansion Concept

    Any better? I wasn't sure which links to use from the hosting site.
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    Portland Herons MLB Expansion Concept

    Hey guys! I've been following the boards for a while but I wanted to make sure I was content with my design skills before I posted anything. A couple months ago, there was a Portland MLB Expansion thread that caught my attention. I thought that the Herons would be a perfect identity for a Portland baseball team and decided to run with it. I designed a primary heron logo, a secondary featuring a heron in-flight, with the Portland skyline as a backdrop. The custom script is a modified version of Daily Grind, with rose-like accents added in reference to the Portland's moniker, the "city of roses". The uniforms (presented using @rsaline 's excellent template) are inspired by a heron's plumage. The shoulder stripes and pants stripes, both distinctly thicker than traditional baseball stripes, mimic the coloration on a heron's wings. The cap features a gold brim, inspired by a heron's beak. Creating the ballpark, Columbia Field (after the Portland-based company) was a fun experiment. I borrowed elements from AT&T Park, PNC Park, Ebbets Field, among others, and used Portland's Fremont Bridge as a backdrop. If you stare at it long enough, it'll be very apparent that it was somewhat hastily assembled on Photoshop, but hopefully you guys get the idea. I also created apparel, signage, and social media packages, presented using mockups I found online. I tried to give the branding a little bit of a vintage-ish vibe to appeal to Portland's hipsters. If you're wondering why I chose the players I did, it was pretty arbitrary other than Daniel Norris, who seemed very Portland-y to me. Enjoy!
  13. Wish they would've just gone back to the Showtime era template, with adjusted tracking between the numbers. The yellow set doesn't have enough purple or white and the purple set doesn't have enough white or yellow.
  14. nate.sweitz

    NBA | Indiana Pacers Rebrand | Update: NIKE Uniform Set

    Awesome rebrand! The torch logo and hoosier state roundel are especially gorgeous. That roundel would make a great SB Nation logo.
  15. nate.sweitz

    ldconcepts' NHL Redesign 3.0 (Bracket Updated)

    Great thread. Penguins and Avs are my personal favorites. Love the introduction of sky blue on the Avs - especially on the road jersey. Caps have a cool vintage-yet-modern feel too, but I think the W ok the red jersey would pop more if you added a white outline (which would match the stripes and and still be consistent with the white jersey) or flipped it to white and let the stars be blue.