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    Update to No Politics rule

    While we're tiptoeing through that neighbourhood, I've been meaning to talk to you about your avatar, Glenn. I don't know who he is, but elderly, privileged white guys performing power salutes make me uncomfortable.
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    LOGOLYMPIAD 2017 - Closing Ceremonies

    Maybe sometime early in 2019?
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    LOGOLYMPIAD 2017 - EVENT 4 - Wordmark

    Thanks! I'm glad you like it.
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    Winter of Discontent: The 2017-18 NHL Season

    Maybe. Turris can be a high-end, versatile, two-way second line centre for the Predators, and he's capable of playing top line minutes when necessary. Best of luck to him in Nashville! From an Ottawa perspective, the acquisition of Matt Duchene doesn't sting anywhere near as much as it was speculated that it might. The Senators gave up what they hope is a later first round pick to upgrade to a more dynamic top line centre, but they didn't have to part with any of the top prospects that it was rumoured Joe Sakic insisted on getting in return for Duchene. The Senators didn't lose defenseman Cody Ceci or coveted defense prospect Thomas Chabot. They kept young centres Colin White and Logan Brown, the players whose progress, I think, made them reluctant to commit to Kyle Turris long-term. That feels like a win. Ottawa trades 2017 first round pick Shane Bowers, but the impressive development of fellow 2017 picks Alex Formenton and Drake Batherson lessens the impact of his loss. Getting Andrew Hammond's contract off the books is a plus for Ottawa, so it seems to balance the loss of the third round pick. Overall, it looks like a deal that could help Ottawa immediately without hurting their future, so I like it.
  5. The pin's not as detailed, but it looks like a full-body version of this UNC logo:
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    Logolympiad C&C

    Most importantly, you're happy with what you created. The medals are good motivation for entering the Logolympiad, but enhancing your skills and stretching your creativity are the best rewards for participating, no matter how you place in the voting. This thread is a great place for you to explain your creative choices. Why did you choose the subjects, teams, names, colours, shapes, fonts, etc. that you did? What do you like about your work? What would you go back and change? Three of the entries you posted here required uniforms on flat templates, which levels the playing field, but also makes voting tougher, I think. When the work is mostly of similar quality, good work, I guess voting is going to be less predictable. Maybe a single red uniform entry draws votes over several blue uniform entries simply because it seems unique? Have a look at the work that placed better than yours. What makes it distinct? Columbus Crew - The black and yellow checkered stripes suggested 'Taxi' to me. The entire uniform was black, but the yellow socks didn't match. American Basketball Association - Doesn't say 'Basketball', to me, but definitely screams 'America'. I don't think you need the outer blue ring and stars. Wild Wings - I like it. It's a good hockey uniform concept. Maybe instead of putting the small wings on the back of the yoke, you could have made the wings larger, so that they filled the entire yoke, making the entire yoke into wings? St. Louis Arsenal - I like the colours and the number font. I don't think there's anything wrong with those uniforms. Maybe bring a little gold to the collar or add a gold stripe to the helmet? Why'd you choose 'Arsenal' for the team name?
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    That time I made stuff for Logolympiad

    Anniversary Patch - Your entry really stood out, and for me, a big part of the appeal was the symmetry of the 2 and 5. I think you could have squared off the upper left corner of the 5, and also the upper right corner of the 2. Keeps the symmetry, makes the 5 more identifiable, and doesn't hurt the shape of the 2? Wordmark - I'm mostly responding in this thread to say how much I liked this wordmark. It was clearly something that wasn't simply: Choose Font Type "BREWERS" Apply Effects I especially liked how the top of the 'B', instead of following it's own barrel shape, followed the shape of the 'R' next to it. I also like the different-shaped 'E's, particularly how each fits the curve of the central 'W'. If you were to change that second 'E', I'd leave the left side as it is and curve the right side in the same direction, so it also follows the curve of the 'W' instead of the 'R'. (Basically, flipping the first 'E', but with the spine on the proper side of the letter, if that makes sense.) Sporting Event - I like the colours and I like the idea of using the bridge's suspension cable to form the horse's jawline. Overall, it looks a little crude. I think you could have done a better job of adding some expression to the horse with more work on the eye and mouth, and maybe adding a flared nostril. (You know, your run-of-the-mill angry animal logo ) Crossover - It's a good entry. I think that when everybody's using existing logos and mostly standard templates it's just harder to stand out. League Logo - I think that was my favourite entry from that event, but I don't think I voted for it. To me, the most dominant feature of the league logo should have been "ABA" or even simply a large 'A', and I didn't like how "ABA" was so small and seemed thrown in. I thought you could have added a large 'A' nestled directly outside and following the lines of the top and lower points of the star. Alternate Uniform - Again, existing logos and mostly standard templates make for a more even playing field. Looked like a bear logo, said Wolfsburg on the nameplate, and had what looked like tiger stripes because they alternated orange and black. Company Logo - I got the Mini Me part, but not the Veridian part. Too clever. Alternate Logo - Yeah, the crossed bat and telescope are a good concept. That team's got the potential for great logos - somebody's probably going to do an awesome update for them eventually. Time Warp - I think I voted for this one, based on the logo. Congratulations on completing as many entries as you did. I have a lot of respect for all of the contestants, like you, who had the focus, dedication, and determination to stretch their creativity over multiple events. Great job!
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    LOGOLYMPIAD 2016 - Event 10 Voting

    G - 13 S - 4 B - 1
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    LOGOLYMPIAD 2016 - Event 9 Voting

    G - 2 S - 7 B - 1
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    LOGOLYMPIAD 2016 - Event 8 Voting

    G - 4 S - 2 B - 1
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    LOGOLYMPIAD - Event 7 Voting

    G - 1 S - 11 B - 12
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    LOGOLYMPIAD 2016 - Event 6 Voting

    G - 14 S - 3 B - 4
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    LOGOLYMPIAD 2016 - Event 5 Voting

    G - 17 S - 18 B - 7
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    LOGOLYMPIAD 2016 - Event 4 Voting

    G - 6 S - 8 B - 11
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    LOGOLYMPIAD 2016 - Event 3 Voting

    G - 2 S - 13 B - 1
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    LOGOLYMPIAD 2016 - Event 2 Voting

    G - 9 S - 10 B - 21 - I like the barley forming the laces and seam of the football.
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    LOGOLYMPIAD 2016 - Event 1 Voting

    Congratulations to Bruins and Mockba, and thanks to everyone who took the time to participate or vote in this event! I was surprised that nobody made a patch for Joe DiMaggio's 56 game hitting streak in 1941.
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    LOGOLYMPIAD 2016 - Event 1 Voting

    Gold - 2 Silver - 9 Bronze - 10
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    Reaching out for help

    If these will do, you can send me a personal message with your e-mail address, and I'll give you the file.
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    Gold: 6 Silver: 15 Bronze: 5