Midwest_surfer

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  1. Saskatchewan Whitetails

    Really good design. The Houston one looks suspiciously like this Jets concept I saw a while back, but I guess it’s not close enough to be considered plagiarism. Yours is better and more original.
  2. Newbie NHL Redesign +RedWings and Predators added

    I have had this Preds logo in my back pocket for a little while now, its super simple and is kind of a combination of their shoulder patch and chest logo. I plan on doing another one for the Preds as well but I thought I'd post this one just to get an idea of what you guys think
  3. Hello. I am an animator and video editor and I have been working on and off on a logo redesign project for the better part of a year now (with long stretches of inactivity) as a way to get better at illustrator and I thought I would make an account here for some critique. I started really getting in to logo design when I came across a black and white and horribly pixelated design for a Fleur De Lis that I thought could be made into a St. Louis Blues logo, and after contacting the owner of the shop and asking about it and if I could mess with it, I did. I didn't really think it worked well as a main logo, but I did think it worked as a shoulder patch. I did it in a couple other colors as well and took the wordmark from the actual St. Louis Blues sheet music after an idea from the kind folks on the Blues subreddit. Over a year later I thought I decided I needed to get better at illustrator so I started designing alternate/shoulder logos for the rest of the league. I'm "done" with about 1/4 of the league at this point. Please let me know what you think and I would love to hear suggestions on what I need to improve on, but keep in mind I dont really know what I am doing. Also, if there is a better way to format this let me know. St. Louis Original: Wordmark: Colors: Revision: I did Minnesota next, where I thought a roundel logo would look cool. I did two variants of the same logo and one that was a riff on their main logo. 1: 2: 3: Colorado This one I actually think could stand up as a main logo. I got rid of their ugly "Millennium swoops' Winnipeg Classic colors: Modern Colors: Toronto: based on the city of Toronto's flag Ottowa: I wanted to play off their older logo that everyone loves so much without just making it an exact copy Revision: Buffalo: I took the crossed swords from their red logo days and put them behind the skull I drew. Penguins: I replaced the iconic triangle with a Pennsylvania keystone. Hopefully that doesn't make me a heretic. Revision: I put the penguin in a complete keystone and I like it, but I still think the half keystone looks better. Lightning: Honestly something's missing from this one, but everything I add makes it look worse so I decided to ask you all what you think. the L works pretty good but it seems empty. Again, these aren't really meant to replace the logo front of the jersey, most are meant to be shoulder patches, but this one feels empty. Wordmark: I thought trying to make it a wordmark would work a little bit better, and it does in some aspects, but it feels really empty still. Canadiens: I took the Fleur from the Montreal flag and tried to turn it in to an "M"which I think works pretty well, but I do think it needs some more polishing. I don't really like this better than their current logo but I think something like it could work as a shoulder patch 1: 2: Stars: I took their old star logo and updated the colors and added a recolored Texas flag. Then I removed the wordmark and had the star go through the middle of a D in the same style as the other letters 1: 2: After a bit of a hiatus, I am back. I took the Spirit of Detroit and added wings to it. I am not sure if I want to add something in his hands but I am pretty proud of this logo I have had this Preds logo in my back pocket for a little while now, its super simple and is kind of a combination of their shoulder patch and chest logo. I plan on doing another one for the Preds as well but I thought I'd post this one just to get an idea of what you guys think
  4. Yeah it’s not relevant to the concept at all, it just stuck out at me. Something to think about, it might be cool to add a paddle wheel around the outside of the STL, it could act as a roundel type thing. Not sure if it would work, but it may be worth adding just to see
  5. Baseball!! NEW LOGOS, THEY LOOK GOOD i promise

    The new blue and gold is much better. That looks great
  6. St Louisan here. Quality concept for the STL team. I love the logo. We had an indoor soccer team called the steamers for a long time but I like your concept better. Completely irrelevant side note: I think 25% energy from a paddle wheel is pretty ambitious. That river is powerful but not that powerful.
  7. Newbie NHL Redesign +RedWings and Predators added

    Fixed/updated the images on the first post. Whoops.
  8. Newbie NHL Redesign +RedWings and Predators added

    I'm back after a bit of a hiatus with my redesign for the Wings. I think this would work really well as a shoulder patch. The Spirit of Detroit is a great statue in the city and I think it works really well with wings. I feel like I should add something in his hands but I am not sure what I would put there. As always C and C is always appreciated.
  9. Newbie NHL Redesign +RedWings and Predators added

    Dallas update I took their old star logo and updated the colors and added a recolored Texas flag. Then I removed the wordmark and had the star go through the middle of a D in the same style as the other letters 1: 2:
  10. Onward - MLS to STL Expansion Bid

    That Tertiary kit is the best by far. It looks fantastic. I doubt Ford would end up as the jersey sponsor though. I wish that stadium vote would have passed, but I understand why it didnt.
  11. NHL Preds, Sens & Ducks

    The bottom tooth being defined really makes it a lot better. I think the simplified look is better, but there are still clear western influences in it. And the profile adjustment and the spur off the mouth line really makes it not look like a beaver, specifically this beaver, which I didn't notice until it was pointed out. Well done.
  12. Newbie NHL Redesign +RedWings and Predators added

    Thanks! Do you think the Robo-pen works better with the half keynote or full? The silver drop shadow is a pretty good idea, I'll give that a shot. Yeah I kinda want these logos to be more representative of the area, so for the most part I am trying to pull stuff from flags, history, local icons and stuff like that when I can. I just pulled the fleur straight from the provincial flag and only after that did I think about the Nordiques. I think Montreal's flag is a little too detailed to implement well in a logo and I haven't been to Quebec so I will have to do a little more research on local icons when I revise that one. Afterthought; take a look at Tampa's flag to see why I avoided that like the plague
  13. Newbie NHL Redesign +RedWings and Predators added

    side note, what do you guys usually use as your export settings for making these? is there a best practice?
  14. NHL Preds, Sens & Ducks

    Take this with a grain of salt because I'm pretty new at this, but while I really like what you're going for with the Preds, I think the little spurs on the teeth make it look a little weird, the bottom foremost tooth should be white as well, and the nose area should be one piece with wrinkles going forward instead of across the nose. Kinda like this picture but again, I don't actually know what I'm doing so all that may be crap.
  15. Newbie NHL Redesign +RedWings and Predators added

    fixed the broken links at the beginning
  16. Newbie NHL Redesign +RedWings and Predators added

    Lightning: Honestly something's missing from this one, but everything I add makes it look worse so I decided to ask you all what you think. the L works pretty good but it seems empty. Again, these aren't really meant to replace the logo front of the jersey, most are meant to be shoulder patches, but this one feels empty. Wordmark: I thought trying to make it a wordmark would work a little bit better, and it does in some aspects, but it feels really empty still. Canadiens: I took the Fleur from the Montreal flag and tried to turn it in to an "M"which I think works pretty well, but I do think it needs some more polishing. I don't really like this better than their current logo but I think something like it could work as a shoulder patch 1: 2:
  17. Newbie NHL Redesign +RedWings and Predators added

    Not gonna lie I have never seen an alto clef before but sideways it is actually kinda perfect. Bass clefs may work well. I'll give it a shot. I tried to make the whole thing a keystone as opposed to a triangle but it ruined the penguin's wing so I figured doing half of one would get the point across.
  18. Newbie NHL Redesign +RedWings and Predators added

    Thanks! I had an idea a while back about using the stripes/feathers from the current Blue Note as the sides of the Fleur to tie it in with the Blues a bit better but I'm afraid it would fall in to the same type of thing. Being too busy
  19. GTA Style Banner

    If you're doing Laguna Seca, one of the pictures has to be of the corkscrew though.
  20. Newbie NHL Redesign +RedWings and Predators added

    I took some of your suggestions and added them to the Blues logo. The notes are smaller and are actually the opening notes to the W.C. Handy song that the team is named after. I'm not a huge fan of the layout though, so I will probably just randomly place them around on the next round of revision. I don't know how I feel about the white outline on the notes but without it, you can't really see them. I also made the Sens logo more historically accurate and not greek. I think I like the longer mohawk anyway though. And a new one. I grew up with the robo-penguin logo that Pittsburgh used so thats the one I associate with the team. I decided to update that a little bit by adjusting the iconic triangle and making it in to a Pennsylvania keystone. Hopefully that isn't too sacrilegious to Pens fans
  21. Newbie NHL Redesign +RedWings and Predators added

    Those are awesome ideas, I'll definitely try them out. Thanks!
  22. Newbie NHL Redesign +RedWings and Predators added

    No, you're fine, thank you, I honestly didn't really know there was that big of a difference. My ancient Mediterranean history is evidentally seriously lacking. It didn't even cross my mind that the Sens were Roman and not Greek but that makes a lot of sense. I'll change that one up in revision.
  23. Newbie NHL Redesign +RedWings and Predators added

    Yeah I'm pretty proud of the Sens one too, the wave line thing (does anyone know what that's called) under the Mohawk thing could use some work but I made this before I realized you could use lines in other layers as guides to make sure the spacing and angle is even
  24. Newbie NHL Redesign +RedWings and Predators added

    Thanks! What would you suggest on how to go about decluttering? Anything you see that is unnecessary?
  25. NHL 90s Series (Atlanta Thrashers added 35/35 COMPLETED)

    I created an account today, and this was the first thread that interested me. Being a Blues fan, I knew the infamous trumpets jersey would come up, and boy did you not disappoint. That cool cat jersey is horrendous in the best way possible. Well done