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  1. New Personal Logo

    So I've been using my NB logo for a while, and I've been wanting to upgrade it for the past few months, and I've finally created one I'm happy with. It incorporates all three of my initials (N, M, and B). The three stars represent my majority Slovenian Ancestry. It creates a bold, innovative look that I believe represents me and my designs well. Here are some different colour combinations of the logo: (I've always associated myself with Orange and Blue) C&C is appreciated!
  2. Since I joined the CCSLC back in 2011, I've been attempting to develop a brand for myself and my designs. Over the years I've developed several personal logos, none of which I've been 100% happy with, and all of which reveal flaws in my abilities/technique at the time. I've also seen a transition in what my brand was, starting with Lafarge, moving to my name/initials, and further developing into Mindgap Creative. The name itself is based on my many instances of losing hours on end while working on designs without realizing it. In branding and apparel applications, Mindgap is stylized as MDGP (no vowels, no "N"). The design itself is very influenced by the 80s futuristic aesthetic, particularly by fronts from films like Tron and Blade Runner, as well as the logos of numerous 80s bands (an era of design that has been particularly influential on me). For instance, each letter is designed so that it also helps form the letter adjacent to it, expanding upon the use in the prior examples. The letter M itself is a callback to my original personal logo, which featured a similar stylization. Finally, I've also created versions that utilize a neon rainbow color scheme that further evokes the 80s aesthetic. I also wanted to include a retrospective of my personal logo development over the years, since I've had a ton at this point. The grid below features three versions of each logo: black on white, a white on black, and as applied in my actual works. 2011: This logo was posted with my first posted design on the site. The concept itself, a 1916 New York Giants Plaid Uniform inspired design for the Tampa Bay Rays, appears to have been wiped from the site, and may be lost to the ether entirely. Next to this concept was what might be my first ever logo in general, two simple right angles with the L forming the bottom bar of the letter F, representing Lafarge, my screen name. This lone appearance would be the first and final appearance of the elusive LF logo, never to be used with another concept again. 2013: Two years later, I wanted to develop an actual personal logo for myself using my initials. I actually remember first sketching this idea during a french class. The stylized M is broken into two parts, with the second point representing my middle initial "A," while also serving as the leg of the letter "R." This design is an obvious precursor to the current design, and the act of combining letters has been used in each design since. This design is rather unwieldy and bulky, the R was formed rather poorly, and the A isn't at all noticeable. 2015: A refinement of the original design, taking on a "classier" look. The letters are thinned out considerably and the points of the M are symmetrical. The letter A is much clearer, with the bar created by the curve of the R. The line weight is a bit too thin here, and struggles to stand on its own. I continue to struggle with the letter R, which sags a bit in this design as well. The R also only has one leg. 2016: The logo gets a tad more cryptic. Now featuring an interlocking M and ?. This logo looks to capture the same idea of the prior design while also working in the Mindgap brand. The A and the R are less visible than the prior design, but are still formed by the interlock. Spaces between the letters have been removed, creating a single shape. This logo features inproved construction compared to the 2013 design, with the sagging R problem finally fixed, and an overall more sturdy (see: thicker) line work. The leg of the question creates a bit on an awkward shape with the M, as the leg is meant to form the both the bar and the leg of the A, but is a bit offset, and doesn't perfectly form the leg. As was a relatively common problem, the few spaces between the question mark an the M are inconsistent sizes. 2017: Extra care taken in order to ensure consistency and cohesiveness throughout the design. Thanks for viewing guys, I'd love to hear what you think!
  3. Personal Logo

    Wasn't exactly sure where to post this, I've seen threads like this in both General Design and Concepts, so Mods, feel free to move this if necessary. The logo you are seeing is the one I have as my profile pic. My logo consists of two right-angled triangles, which make up an N, and two circle-rectangles (for lack of a better term), which make up a B, both of these letters are my initials. There are several reasons why I made it like this, and not a monogram. I wanted to something different than combine my initials to make a logo. If I did combine the N and B, I would get something similar to the New Balance logo, and I wanted mine to be unique. It represents how I 'think outside the box' when I make my concepts. The circle-rectangles can also be interpreted as a 3 and/or 8, which make up 38, my number in most sports. My color scheme is orange and blue, which are my 2 favorites. Let's hear some C&C!
  4. My Personal Logo

    I've been using this logo for quite a bit but never really shared it. At first it was supposed to be a pyramid of sorts but I stylized it. Thoughts? I kinda think it's a little basic but I like the simplicity. OLD: CURRENT
  5. Updating my logo! I retired from fantasy football in 2012 after a successful 25 year run, but an unexpected opening in the league I founded in 1988 (I've been out of that league since 1994) has lured me out of retirement. So that means the Dark Piranhas are back, and I need to get some merch made before the season starts! And more specifically, that means it's time to update my logo. I've had the current one since 2006 and it's time for a tweak. Here's a pictorial history of my logo from its inception in 1988. While I cringe a little at some of the earlier elements, they are now part of the Dark Piranhas legacy, and while a complete overhaul was an option, tradition wins out, so the new version must pay homage to the history and heritage, no matter how unfortunate some of those earlier choices might have been. A little history to keep in mind before diving too deeply into C&C: Over time, the Dark Piranhas came to represent me in any sports-related endeavor, either fantasy, or coaching little league or playing intramural. While the color scheme has been predominantly silver and black, starting in 2006 blood red was added in various capacities (sometimes a dominant color like in the sample helmet, sometimes only as an accent). The logo itself has evolved from a crude fish-head in 1988, to adding some head spikes and putting it in a roundel in 1990, to a full-body fish with over-exaggerated teeth in 1994, to the sharp, angular style it acquired in 2006. The one consistent element in all iterations has been the pair of gills. The eyes started off a more realistic round before becoming more sharp and angular and basically, the shape of a V, which is what my first name starts with (Victor). In fact, the 2006 version of the logo was reverse-engineered starting with the eye, which was the one element I definitely wanted to keep. I liked the overall look of the 2006 logo, but one consistent problem was my early decision to make the fins and teeth separate elements from the body, almost like paper cutouts. Looks okay in usage or over any color except black or white, which required me to put a stroke on it,but the black stroke didn't work on the body, and a white stroke didn't work on the teetch. Plus those cutout shapes made any stroke look really wonky. It was a mess! The bottom image of the history graphic shows my Oregon-inspired set of helmets and uniforms for 2012 (my retirement season). So here's my first version of the 2016 update: With my latest iteration, I've kept the basic look, but streamlined it and simplified it. First, I reconnected all the fins and added a couple of head spikes back in honor of the 1990 version of the logo. The biggest change I made was making the teeth black. I thought that it would really bug me, but I quickly grew to like it. I also elongated the body a bit and skewed its angle a bit to give it a more aggressive feeling. The three versions above differ only in how the teeth are presented. (A) has them separated as in my 2006 logo. It still allows for a legible stroke. This also allows me to color them white in some usages of the logo, such as over a solid color. (B) has the teeth connected to the 'lips' allowing the entire logo to be self-contained. (C) moves the 'lips' back to where they are more of a suggestion, making the teeth and jaw a more singular silhouette. The bottom graphic just shows how the whole thing looks stroked. I'm more or less happy with it, but I'd very much like to hear any feedback. Of the three versions above, I have a personal preference, but I'll let you guys weigh in. Thanks in advance!
  6. Stein Creative - MLB All Star Game logo

    Hi all, Over this summer, I have been working on a few things to build up my design portfolio. In the past, I have extensively worked on uniform concepts that have been posted here on this board, but I would like to expand my horizons a bit and give logos, wordmarks and branding a shot. My goal for this thread is to be able to post my designs and get some constructive criticism on what I can do better so I can learn more about creating some nice designs and what is acceptable in the eyes of consumers (i.e. you guys). I have a few things in the works right now, but I am going to start things off by sharing a personal logo that I have created. Problem is, I cannot decide what color combination works best! So I have worked up some mockups of different combos that I think could work well with each other, as well as two basic, simplified versions. C&C is always appreciated! Simplified...