obiwantok

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  1. Agreed. First reaction: that's not bad, and much more focused than other recent Brandiose work. But then you see some strange design decisions and details that aren't refined to the point that a Joe Bosack or Studio Simon mark would have polished them. For example, the strange water shapes under "Dock Spiders" in the main logo are oddly off center, which is minor, but like the Rumble Ponies' boxer horse having a larger left arm when it should be smaller than the right in proper perspective, is difficult to not see once you notice. In this case, the team site shows another version of the logo when explains that water shape - it's a "DS." But still, why not make sure everything is centered and looks balanced? Somewhere (perhaps earlier in this thread?) I recall the comment being made that these weird names may have some root in teams wanting a name that can fully trademark. "Baby Cakes" rather than "King Cakes," or "Dock Spiders" instead of just "Spiders." If that's the case, it might explain these choices, rightly or wrongly, as pragmatic rather than aesthetic.
  2. It looks like it's a while circle that the baby is coming out of/through. I can see the reasoning, but so little of it is showing, I wonder want the point is. Make it larger or remove it completely; too little shows currently that it's just distracting. To throw another "this looks like" name into the ring, I thought of celebrity chef Tom Colicchio. The team name is undeniably weird, but for me the logos are more acceptable for a professional team because for a baby, it looks more like a bald adult (the full set of teeth help with this, though if shrimp have teeth, so can infants, I suppose).
  3. Vexillological links of interest (didn't see these posted already)! http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/what-goes-into-a-flags-design/ &
  4. Pretty sure they took that Generals mark straight from the Jackson Generals. Or at least copied it pretty closely. I can't tell if it's the exact same font, just stretched - or just a similar font. Also, the "Rome" being in another "Western-inspired" font that's similar to (yet different enough from) "Generals," makes me think Rome's is a hack-and-paste Frankenlogo. The illustration (tricorne hat, ponytail) says "Patriot" more than "General" to me. I'm assuming it's lifted from somewhere - but where? (Commence scouring D3, NAIA, and other minor league logos...) The General logo is a stock logo. It's like the tenth image on Google when you search "stock patriots logo".Good catch!- it is the Jackson Generals wordmark, just isolated and then stretched to a little over double the width without adjusting the height. Scaled, it is exactly what the Rome team has lifted. Not cool.
  5. You realize that it not a Brandiose project, right? Done by Studio Simon, according to the press release. This might not be everyone's taste, but it's a solid, professional look, with some interesting details (the brush-stroked script, the badge container, the way the teeth fit into the wedge shape of the snarl) which seems in line with their usual quality. Any legitimate critiques with some of Brandiose's projects carry less weight when their name is reduced to a pejorative, especially applied to another firm's work.
  6. Gold: 7 Silver: 13 Bronze: 24
  7. Gold: 15 Silver: 1 Bronze: 5 Honorable mention to #6, one of my favorites in the bunch, but looking a little too Original 6 (which isn't much of a criticism!). Nicely done, everyone!
  8. Nicely-done, everyone! Almost across the board, each entry did something interesting with the team name, brought in some local flavor, or reflected some unique take on an alternate idea. The depth of ideas presented, no matter the final level of polish, was inspiring! My understanding of the challenge was to create an alternate logo that could potentially take the place of the current primary. With that in mind, I vote Gold: 28 Silver: 8 Bronze:16 Among a lot of great entries, these others are top-quality but more, in my opinion, like secondary logos: 6, 36, 1
  9. This is a really thoughtful series; the intention put into adding team-specific details into each design is great. Your reasoning for the white Toronto helmet being chosen to match the white front panels of their classic caps made me thing of something. It might be a little too modern for the classic, straightforward uniform you've created, but what about a blue/white diagonal helmet design similar to the 2012 Navy helmet (since appropriated by Old Dominion, Virginia Tech, etc.)? That might be a way to display the logo on white, but also include blue as well. It could also work for the Orioles (if the bird head logo was used), or the Twins. Great job so far!
  10. Puddles = Pompey? Or Puddles = Quackagawea?
  11. This design was created by Brandon Moore, and can be seen on his Dribbble page here
  12. Or they all just buy from Dick's Sporting Goods: http://www.dsg.com/jerseyreport/football (Joe Haden at #1 for the past 30 days)
  13. Perhaps this has been mentioned already (I haven't seen it), but does the new logo itself provide the strongest evidence of a wider helmet stripe? It's seen in the profile helmet graphics as well, but the 3/4 view, with the new logo essentially being a tracing/refinement of the old. By overlaying the two, the width of the brown portions of the stripe are slightly, but clearly, wider in 2015:
  14. Good suggestions there. It's a great idea, but it does look off-balanced and could use a little more finessing. I'd second recommendation to adjust the top of the clover / "B". Yes, the extreme left of the "B" is meant to be the exact center of the top segment of the clover (which it isn't, for what that's worth), but it's okay to cheat that if the end result is more balanced and pleasing. But, that's only my opinion. Do with it what you will, but if you ask what people think, you're going to get some positive and some negative responses. In this case, it's been mostly positive.