nate.sweitz

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  1. nate.sweitz

    NFL REDESIGN (Patriots 12/3)

    Thanks for the feedback, guys. Next up, the New England Patriots! My goal here was to bring back some visual elements from their history without completely disregarding their dynasty era look. The logo is somewhat of a compromise between Flying Elvis, Pat the Patriot, and their original tricorne helmet logo. It has a pretty unique profile, with the negative space on the bottom left formed by an implied jacket collar. I'm interested to hear whether you think that works or not. (It also kinda looks like Brady, so that's a bonus) The American Flag-inspired striping pattern on the logo is reinforced on the uniforms. The number font is inspired by their current wordmark. The spurs on the numbers also subtly reference stars, reinforcing the 'stars and stripes' motif on the uniforms. I also gave them a new 'NE' lockup logo, which appears on the pants. Let me know what you think! I love the home uniform but I'm not 100% sure the away set works as well. I'd love to hear any ideas you guys have regarding that especially.
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    Seattle Sockeyes concept

    Here's a really rough mockup. It's not perfect but it's a little more dynamic.
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    Seattle Sockeyes concept

    If you're going the totem route, I think red and black with teal accents would look the best, since that's the most common color scheme for traditional Haida art. Also, I missed this the first time but the fish looks like he's folding over rather than wrapping around. I think it's cause that curve juts out too much, and the rest of the tail doesn't follow the curve. It seems like this is a pretty common mistake with fish logos on these boards. It's a really tough curve to nail down.
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    Seattle Sockeyes concept

    Much sharper, good work! I like all the color schemes but I think the light blue and green is the most unique.
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    NFL REDESIGN (Patriots 12/3)

    That's what I had originally, but it matched the feather on the helmet better without the outline. Since the point of the number font was to reflect the sharp angles and edges of the feather, I think it's important to the cohesiveness of the set that they match.
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    NFL REDESIGN (Patriots 12/3)

    Thanks for the feedback, guys. I'll add some other combos to the original post. I think yellow pants are more of a Rams thing, but I wouldn't mind seeing them on the Chargers a couple times a year as a callback to their history. Thanks! I'll put one together at the end. Next up, the Washington Redskins! While I doubt they're ever changing their name under the Snyder regime, I think removing the Indian head (which isn't particularly well-rendered anyway) is a logical step for the franchise. (This would also allow for a seamless transition to Renegades or Redhawks or what-have-you, if that's the eventual route they go) In its place is a new R logo. Its simple, inoffensive and has a lot more character the Cleveland Indians' block C. The helmets feature the new R, with a feather in place of a stripe, like they had in the 60's, but running front-to-back this time. The alternate helmet features a modernization of the old spear decal. The uniforms aren't too much of a departure from their current threads. A sharp new block font replaces the standard block. Yellow pants could be substituted for the primary pants a few times a year. I prefer the burgundy-over-white look, but I like the yellow as a change of pace. I also made the burgundy a couple shades darker to better contrast the gold. The scripts are an adjusted version of the Parkside typeface. Let me know what you think!
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    Seattle Sockeyes concept

    Both logos are nice! Love the Metropolitans-style ‘s.’ I think the fish could use some teeth though. The mouth doesn’t read as well without them.
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    NFL REDESIGN (Patriots 12/3)

    Next up, the Los Angeles Chargers! This set is inspired by classic chargers uniforms of the past. I moved the bolts down from the shoulders to the sleeves. I tweaked their bolt logo to reflect more movement. I threw in an alternate crest as an homage to the first iteration of the LA Chargers. Powder blue is finally restored to its rightful place as the primary. I added a navy alternate that would ideally be used for night games. My favorite detail is probably the bolts on the socks. C+C is appreciated.
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    NFL REDESIGN (Patriots 12/3)

    I actually did try that. It was an interesting look but it didn’t feel enough like the Bears.
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    NFL REDESIGN (Patriots 12/3)

    That’s what I’m hoping for. It’s a really distinctive look.
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    NFL REDESIGN (Patriots 12/3)

    Yeah it's tough to top the C. Thanks. The orange alt does use a wider block, similar to the Bears current throwbacks (although I overlooked that detail when doing the mockups on Trubisky). I'd keep the C too but I'm really trying to come up with a new logo for each team. Good C+C. I've updated the wordmarks. Just for kicks and grins, here's more conservative take on the Bears. This is more in line with what I'd actually do if they came calling. I tried to figure out how to make all the striping consistent. I think the best option is for the home jersey to have two orange stripes with a white stroke, and the road jersey to have the three stripe pattern with the same white stroke dividing the stripes. So essentially, the striping pattern reads like this in every format: Updated C logo becomes the primary, and the new bear logo is relegated to alternate status. The 1936 uniform still makes an appearance as an alternate. I also added a few other alternate combos. Since their 100th anniversary is coming up, I added some other throwbacks and fauxback combos to call back to. C+C appreciated!
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    Redesign of the Miami Marlins Redesign

    Great work! I think your original post had the best color balance, but the teal caps are sharp too!
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    NFL REDESIGN (Patriots 12/3)

    Thanks for all the feedback, guys. Next up, the Chicago Bears! As a diehard Bears fan who sees no reason to make significant changes to their look, this was definitely a challenge. In order to make an original concept to one of the oldest franchises in the league, I had to make sure the changes I made were rooted in tradition. My goal here was to create a set that harkened back to the "Monsters of the Midway" era of Chicago football, when the Bears were a perennial powerhouse. I based this set of off their 1936 road uniforms, one of the most distinctive looks from the pre-Super Bowl era. The shoulder striping pattern from this uniform is applied to the entire set. The jersey numbers are a block version of their classic font. The sans-serif look wasn't quite hard-nosed enough for this look. I designed a new bear logo that takes cues from the uniform striping and classic wishbone C. A more symmetrical version of this C appears on their alternate helmet. The stars from the Chicago flag appear on the back of the helmet to inject some city pride into the set. The helmets are closer to the finish the Browns have, in lieu of the hi-gloss shell. The orange alternate is to be worn once a year the Sunday before Halloween. Mixing and matching between the home, road, and alternate is encouraged, as seen below. Ideally, they'd wear the road uniforms once or twice at home too, I also did a quick mockup of how the shoulder striping would look in action, since its pretty unconventional. Let me know what you think!
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    NFL REDESIGN (Patriots 12/3)

    Thanks for the feedback, guys. Next up, the San Francisco 49ers! This is basically a modernization and streamlining of their classic set. Their iconic "SF' logo now interlocks, and incorporates two pickaxes to reinforce the gold mining theme. After much deliberation, I went with two stripes on the jerseys instead of three, to maintain striping consistency. The new block font includes subtle rounded corners on the inside, taking cues from the towers of the Golden Gate Bridge. The alternate is inspired by various other looks the Niners have had throughout their history. C+C is appreciated!
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    NFL REDESIGN (Patriots 12/3)

    Thanks for the feedback guys. Lots of great C&C. I wish you wouldn't have mentioned the dragon cause now that's all I can see, but thank you. They could definitely use some black and maybe red pants, but I couldn't figure out a way to incorporate the striping pattern while maintaining consistency with the white pants. I'll work on it! Next up, the Green Bay Packers! My goal here was to build a modern, consistent brand around an already iconic look. I took a lot of cues from the most recent Bucks redesign. The biggest departure from tradition here is the stenciled type treatment throughout the identity. It's a blue-collar, industrial look that's perfect for a cold weather team named after the meat-packing industry. The stencil look also made for a pretty cool 'GB' logo. Numbers and letters are built from the Apex typeface. The uniforms are pretty standard Packers. They finally update to the Nike template, so the needlessly complicated collars are simplified to a single color block. Road striping returns to the Lombardi pattern. Yellow and white never touch to prevent the colors from bleeding. The alternate/color rush is a callback to their 1953 uniform. Gone are the weird yellow-navy-khaki uniforms that really just remind me of Jim Harbaugh. Let me know what you think!