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  1. nate.sweitz

    NFL REDESIGN (Bears update 1/16)

    I should have a couple minor updates over the next few weeks. I’m working on putting together a big 3d presentation to finish it off. No telling when that’ll be done though. I’ll try to throw up some alternate takes or something in the meantime.
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    2019 Tampa Bay Hurricanes

    Looks great! It’s cool how the double stripe and font style play off each other.
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    Oldschoolvikings' NFL concepts - Texans concept added 2/14/19

    I'd probably use those black numbers on the road uniforms. Black with the orange accents is a much stronger look than the orange with black, IMO. Looks solid either way, though!
  4. nate.sweitz

    NFL 100th Season concepts

    That’s a clean look for the Jets. Reminds me of Wazzu. Lots of subtle improvements here. Good work.
  5. nate.sweitz

    NFL REDESIGN (Bears update 1/16)

    Thanks for the feedback, everyone! I'll be going back and tying up a few loose ends over the next couple weeks. First, an update to the Bears. I made the mistake of trying to reinvent the wheel with my hometown team when in reality they'd be better off with some subtle streamlining and modernization. For the primary logo, I updated their classic Bear logo. I never really realized how much of a mess it was until I looked at it this closely. I really wanted to slap this bad boy on the helmets, but there's no replacing the wishbone C. I made the decision remove the C's white stroke, and did the same for the sleeve stripes. This gives the identity more of a 'Monsters of the Midway' vibe, which honors tradition while still feeling fresh. I kept the 1936 throwback as an alternate. I really love those shoulder stripes, even if they're a little too much for a full-time look. Let me know what you think!
  6. nate.sweitz

    NFL REDESIGN (Bears update 1/16)

    Just to clear space for the bell. But I've never been a huge fan of hiding the first letter of the nickname in the logo. It can work with the first letter of the city, but it always felt redundant to me to have an eagle with a hidden 'E' or a falcon with a hidden 'F.'
  7. nate.sweitz

    MiLB | Stockton Ports Rebrand

    Wow. Huge upgrade. Clean and modern, but still fun enough to work for the Minors. It's crazy to me that some organizations willfully use such outdated logos, especially when there are so many designers out there that are more than capable of building great brands for them. Case in point. Would love to see some caps and unis!
  8. nate.sweitz

    NFL REDESIGN (Bears update 1/16)

    Yeah the face looked really flat without the cheekbone marks. Might be overkill but it gives the face some much-needed definition. As far as the wordmark goes, you're absolutely right. In all fairness, I put this together almost a year ago before it had been co-opted by every meat market in existence. As of this moment, I am actively searching for alternatives.
  9. nate.sweitz

    NFL REDESIGN (Bears update 1/16)

    Thanks for the feedback, guys! I'm going with the blue helmet for the final. I'm keeping the spurs on the logo so it's consistent with the number font, and I went with no TV numbers so the flag pattern would really stand out. Here are a couple other jersey options as requested. Thanks for the C+C. Good catch. I adjusted the kerning a little and threw in some grey pants, which really complete the throwback vibe of this set. You've got a good point with the wings. It could probably stand to be a little less Oregon-ish. I'll get to it if I can, but for now, I'm leaving it as is. I tried your proposed striping idea and it was a decent look, but a little too busy. It kinda distracted from the rest of the set, and I decided that it was more important to emphasize other details for the sake of this concept. Next up, the final team in the series, the Las Vegas Raiders! Since the Raiders have likely played their last snap in Oakland, I decided to look to the future for this concept. The logo is a streamlining of their classic mark. I went with cleaner, bolder lines, and took out the 'Raiders' script, though it still appears in the alternate logo. The custom number font is inspired by the wordmark. It's a more modern take on the Raiders to usher in their new era in Vegas. Silver numbers replace black on the away uniform, inspired by their excellent AFL throwbacks. Color rush pants come back to be worn for a couple of night games a year. C+C is appreciated!
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    NFL REDESIGN (Bears update 1/16)

    It takes a sec. The star forms the brow. What’s left of the H’s crossbar is the eyes. Definitely more readable on the navy background.
  11. nate.sweitz

    NFL REDESIGN (Bears update 1/16)

    Thanks for the feedback, guys. You're right about the light blue socks. Looks great. I've updated accordingly. Next up, the Houston Texans! New primary logo features an 'H-T' lockup that doubles as a steer head. The top of the T forms a par of horns, while the lone star in the center overlaps the H to form two glaring eye sockets. It doesn't scream "football logo," but it would be a unique conceptual look for the franchise. The rest of the uniform is inspired by the Texas flag. The sleeve caps serve as the blue field with the lone star, and the yoke on the home and road matches the two stripes of the flag. I couldn't figure out which one I liked more so I prepared a blue helmet and a white helmet version Let me know what you think!
  12. nate.sweitz

    NFL REDESIGN (Bears update 1/16)

    Thanks for the feedback on the Titans. I'll see what I can do. As far as the red debate goes, I'm with @Griffinmarlins. I've tried adding extra red on the jerseys several different ways, and it throws off the whole look. I don't want to completely get rid of red, and its expected on the crest of the helmet, so I think it works well enough. Meanwhile, here's a simplified version of the Saints. No football on the fleur-de-lis. No white except for base jerseys and pants. Better? Worse? I'd love to hear your feedback.
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    NFL REDESIGN (Bears update 1/16)

    Thanks for the feedback, everyone. My Bears fandom is seriously jeopardizing my mental health right now, so its uplifting to see some thoughtful C+C. However, I will not be touching my Eagles concepts for a couple of days. Too raw. Thanks, man. High praise coming from you. I appreciate it. Thanks! Thanks for the thorough feedback! I appreciate you taking the time to comment. Updated logo for the Titans.
  14. nate.sweitz

    NFL REDESIGN (Bears update 1/16)

    Yeah I posted on mobile and the formatting got weird. I'll fix it. Before I get to C+C on the Eagles, here's a rough sketch for a new Titans Logo. I want to see what you guys think before I go forward and render it.
  15. nate.sweitz

    NFL REDESIGN (Bears update 1/16)

    Yeah I just realized I used the wrong 4. Will be updating soon. I could go either way on the pants. I think the old gold pants make the home set a little too dark and heavy to be the primary option. They’d probably wear white 5x a year and gold 3x. I think you’re right about the helmet. I was trying to keep it from getting too Spartany but it definitely looks too Roman now. The face shield might resolve some of my issues with his expression too. Thanks! I can try try it out. I’ll post it if it looks decent. Next up, the Philadelphia Eagles! I dropped black and found a shade of green in between midnight and kelly, resulting in a much cleaner look. The striping pattern is a subtle callback to their early 80’s uniforms. I wanted to take a relatively ugly striping pattern and bring it back in a streamlined, modern way. The striping on the home jersey matches the sleeve cap on the away rather than the 80’s striping so it fits with the color blocking of the logos. The helmet features the eagle wings from the secondary logo on a satin shell. The finish would be similar to MSU’s football helmets. The facemasks are more silver than grey, like Detroit’s. I wanted to somehow incorporate the Liberty bell into the logos to inject some city pride into the set. Let me know if it’s working for you. I’m a little worried that it might be too shoehorned in, but I wanted to post it first to get your take. The wordmark and number font are a modified version of GreasySpoon. The numbers take cues from the primary logo. C+C is appreciated!