Midwest_surfer

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    The Battle of Seattle

    Yeah I think it looks the best without the triangle. The three color option without the triangle background would look great too. On the two color and the green and brown one, I think the trident should be behind his left flipper instead of in front of it though. The way it is, it looks like he’s holding it with the back of his left “hand”.
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    The Battle of Seattle

    This one is beyond cool. I don’t know if I like it as a main crest though. Maybe it would look more prominent without the background triangle thing so you only have the two colors. Also color scheme 3 is the winner in my mind
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    The Battle of Seattle

    ugh now I won't be able to not see them
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    The Battle of Seattle

    I mean just in this picture there are eggplant helmets and stripes that point behind the collar for no reason
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    The Battle of Seattle

    So far the Mets and the Bucks are my favorite but I have a suspicion that the Kraken will remain my favorite concept of yours
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    City/State Color Identities

    Wow. These are incredible. St Louis would be simple enough, navy and red with a little yellow like the STL flag. I’m really excited to follow this
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    The Battle of Seattle

    I like the squirrel better than the branch guy. Looks really retro cool. Like early 70s Hannah-Barbara. I know it’s mixing eras, but you could do a faux back in the style of those old Arthur Evans collegiate mascot logos from back in the day.
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    MLB Alternate Uniforms

    Careful, those Dodger fans love their red numbers. I’m a big fan of the Washington jerseys, but I’d suggest 3 stars instead of 4 since the DC flag has 3 stars on it. Great start though. I’m excited to see Cardinals stuff
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    Newbie NHL Redesign +Bruins and Panthers

    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: Revision: 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. Revision: 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 My ham-fisted attempt to make the Wings one more Art Deco: 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 Bruins: I changed the black to brown and put a modern style bear logo in the middle of the spokes, I think it could work as an alt shoulder patch. Panthers: In my honest opinion, the Panthers shoulder logo is absolutely perfect, so I can’t do better than that. I’m working on a retro nose art one but if I can’t find any reference images this will be what I work off of
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    The Battle of Seattle

    Yeah I have to agree with you, I like the single color better. Could be good with a subtle background, like make the main S off white and leave the background brown
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    hypebeast hockey

    I think $500 is a little low considering the price on normal nhl jerseys and how stupid expensive all the other ridiculous stuff Supreme slaps their name on. this would be like $750 irl
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    Newbie NHL Redesign +Bruins and Panthers

    Panthers: I’ve been trying to come up with something for the Panthers for weeks now, and this is all I could come up with. It’s a start, but I can’t even really say it’s my own since the panther was pulled right off their shoulder patch. Fact is, I can’t do better than the existing shoulder patch on the Panthers jersey, it’s just perfect in every way IMO. So then I thought about trying for a main chest logo, keeping their sort of military thing they’ve got going on but I couldn’t find any retro-ww2 nose art reference images I liked so that’s staying in my back pocket for now. Then I thought about promotional logos and I think I came up with something. Not sure how it would be used but here it is Bruins: I love the Bruins set but I really want them to bring brown back. So I took their current B spokes logo, changed it to dark brown and put a bear in the middle. I think this could work well as a shoulder patch on a 3rd jersey Lightning revision: I added some shadows and I think I’m on the right track with this one As always, any C&C is appreciated.
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    Colorado Avalanche Logo Concept

    Fantastic start. I agree with the above sentiment, make the tree bigger and more realistic and make the double peak more spread out. Once that’s done you can figure something out to cross the middle of the A if it looks too thin
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    The Battle of Seattle

    Fantastic as always. I kinda agree with Zeus, it does sound a little Minor League-y but the brand identity itself is fabulous. The same logo and branding could be used with a name change of the Seattle Stags or something like that. But at the same time, touching on Seattle’s logging history in the name is a big draw.
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    Arizona Coyotes Concept

    Great idea here. I love the angles, looks very Navajo.
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    Newbie NHL Redesign +Bruins and Panthers

    I revised the Jets logos to fill some space based on some of the response I got. I used the font from their 90's logo with a few adjustments here and there. Old school: New:
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    The Battle of Seattle

    That’s ridiculous. Why would you not go with a name that’s already on the cup? I can already hear the anger from Connecticut if they go with the Whales
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    The Battle of Seattle

    It’s gonna be Mr. Met but with a hockey puck for a head isnt it
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    The Battle of Seattle

    I still love the Seattle Kraken as a name, but I think The Mets will ultimately win out since they could do a banner raising on opening night a-la the Senators. Your old Krakens concept inspired me to get better at illustrator a couple years ago to do concepts of my own, so that holds a special place for me.
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    Seattle Sea Lions NHL Brand Exploration 2/1 Dark/Light Unis

    Oh I do like that a lot
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    Seattle Sea Lions NHL Brand Exploration 2/1 Dark/Light Unis

    Vast improvement from the start. Just for giggles, what would the green and yellow one look like if you replaced the yellow with red and the white with a cream color? Those were the colors of the original Seattle Metropolitans.
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    Carolina Hurricanes Redesign - Help needed!

    Each iteration was better, I don’t normally like when a logo and a word mark are together but this pulls it off
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    Seattle Sea Lions NHL Brand Exploration 2/1 Dark/Light Unis

    I like the style but it looks like it might be a little busy for a chest logo. The S would be pretty small. I like where it’s going though. This is a great start.
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    Newbie NHL Redesign +Bruins and Panthers

    I have attempted to make the Wings one more art-deco since Detroit seems like a vey Art-deco city. At least that was the impression left on me when I visited. Admittedly Art Deco style is something I am not super familiar with so if anyone has any suggestions I’d appreciate it.
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