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I love Ursula Majors. I think that it's a unique nickname that lends itself to two interpretations: you could go with a military theme or a constellation theme, so I'd recommend that one. For Io, I have no idea. But I think a tech nickname is the right path. Also, Neptune Mariners sounds great, and a navy with "action green" or whatever would be a sick color scheme. Finally, I'd recommend Pluto Hounds over both Brawlers and Dogs. Brawlers sounds minor league-ish and Hounds sounds more aggressive than Dogs. Excellent work, and I'd so glad you back!

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I would avoid miners because the belters already use the pickaxes and stuff. Urusula could play off of Uranus’ Greek deity status aswell, Father Sky? Something based around the sky maybe. A bird or storm or something. I really like the space idea for them. I’m personally not sold on the ideas for bears. It’s not the most unique name and there’s already the cubs. So I’d try a more unique name that make, like Majors, it’s a name when said people will Immediately think of them, like when you say Knicks or Maple Leafs, you automatically think of those teams.

 

Io should go the tech route. For most the same reasons as Ursula.

 

Pluto, Brawlers sounds too good. Hounds also sound good.

 

I like Mariners for Neptune, my only fear it may be too close to the Islanders, but im confident you’ll find a way to separate them!

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10 minutes ago, QueenCitySwarm said:

I love Ursula Majors. I think that it's a unique nickname that lends itself to two interpretations: you could go with a military theme or a constellation theme, so I'd recommend that one. For Io, I have no idea. But I think a tech nickname is the right path. Also, Neptune Mariners sounds great, and a navy with "action green" or whatever would be a sick color scheme. Finally, I'd recommend Pluto Hounds over both Brawlers and Dogs. Brawlers sounds minor league-ish and Hounds sounds more aggressive than Dogs. Excellent work, and I'd so glad you back!

 

Thanks! Excited to be back!

 

And I think we're getting warmer with Ursula! Majors with a space theme scheme would be fantastic.

 

I agree about the Brawlers. It's a GREAT AAA team name, while the Pluto Brass Knuckles is like a Low-A type team name. So it'll likely be the Hounds. 

I'm starting to warm up to the idea of a tech theme for Io. It's just the matter of finding the right nickname for it, and the color scheme that fits technology and the volcanic activity of the moon. 

 

Mariners is pretty easy to figure out, so I'm not going to dive (pun unintended?) into that one now. 

 

2 minutes ago, BellaSpurs said:

I would avoid miners because the belters already use the pickaxes and stuff. Urusula could play off of Uranus’ Greek deity status aswell, Father Sky? Something based around the sky maybe. A bird or storm or something. I really like the space idea for them. I’m personally not sold on the ideas for bears. It’s not the most unique name and there’s already the cubs. So I’d try a more unique name that make, like Majors, it’s a name when said people will Immediately think of them, like when you say Knicks or Maple Leafs, you automatically think of those teams.

  

Io should go the tech route. For most the same reasons as Ursula.

 

Pluto, Brawlers sounds too good. Hounds also sound good.

  

 I like Mariners for Neptune, my only fear it may be too close to the Islanders, but im confident you’ll find a way to separate them!


I didn't see this until I made this post! I was thinking the same thing for the Miners and Belters. Too similar to each other. And yes, I'll make sure the Mariners are different enough from the Islanders! Mariners likely would be more boat-based, while the Islanders are, what else, lol, island-based. And it seems like we're all on board for the tech theme for Io. 

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On 7/7/2018 at 6:43 PM, RoughRiders99 said:

Thanks everybody for helping out! I've narrowed a few down to my favorites, and these are the names that I most likely will be using for Neptune and Pluto: 

Neptune

Mariners

 

I really want to use the Seahawks/Timberwolves color scheme for them, but I'm afraid it might be too close to the Seattle Mariners' color scheme though. 

 

Pluto

Brawlers

Hounds / Dogs

 

I'm feeling black, red, and old gold (brass) color scheme for this team... maybe. 

 

Ursula (capital city of Uranus) and Io are still wide open though. I'll look around at various sports logos and see if I can come up with some ideas.

 

I'm still a fan of Bears and Majors for Ursula though. I would love to do an actual space-based set for Ursula. I don't think there's too many space-based scheme in this league already. The reason why I'm a fan of the Bears because in Latin, Ursa means bear, and Ursa Major is a constellation of a bear too. It just fits really well, IMO. I know there's already the Cubs, but if MLB can have the White Sox and Red Sox, I don't see why SLB can't have something similar too. Miners is a candidate for sure too. Just need to look around.  

 

 @ItDoesntMatter had a fantastic idea of using some kind of a tech theme for Io due to the location name looking like a binary langauge. But it might be difficult to come up with something like that. EDIT: I might have a concept brewing around in my head, but I'll have to sit on it for a little bit first.  

So I suppose what I'm asking for is if you have an idea of how a team would look like for Io and Ursula in terms of color scheme, tone (aggressive, traditional, or modern type logos), etc etc. 

Thanks!!

 

I would go with Vulcans for Io, given that it ties in with both the mining industry and Io's volcanic environment. Colors: Red, Creamsicle Orange, and Graphite Gray.

 

Uranus (or Ursula) would go with either Stars (Uranus) or (Ursula) Majors, playing off the constellation. Colors: Teal, Black, and (Metallic) Gold.

 

If the Neptune team is placed on Triton, I'd go with Retros, owing to the fact that Triton orbits Neptune in a clockwise (retrograde) fashion. Colors would be Purple and Teal, as in 1990s retro.

 

If we get Neptune proper instead of Triton, I'd go with Mariners, going with the colors Blue and either Yellow or Neon Green and Northwest Green (AKA the Seattle Mariners' teal) trim.

 

As for Pluto, I'd go with Brawlers as a team name. Colors: Maroon, Indigo, and Light Blue.

 

 

In short, you could do something along the lines of the current Mariners or Jacksonville Jaguars' colors for Uranus (or Ursula) with some gold thrown in and the old Mariners' colors for Neptune proper (possibly with some green/teal thrown in, or just go with Blue/Green like the Seattle Seahwaks' old colors). I still like the idea of the Triton Retros donning Purple and Teal (retro in a 1990s way) should they land the team. Pluto could be like the Maroon/Light Blue Phillies (as the Brawlers name could fit with those colors).

 

Edited by DustDevil61
Color ideas added, retrograde

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Personally Ursula could go with a double blue. A combination of sky blue (since Uranus originates from 'ouranos', meaning sky) and mid-blue, with gold accents - similar colours to the Kansas City Royals.

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Actually what about the Pluto Shepherds, a bit of a dual meaning with it being a dog type and secondly it's a reference to Charon, the one who guides the souls down the River Styx in a bid to draw in fans from Charon?

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Just thought I'd give everybody an update!

I'm currently working on the wordmarks for the Neptune Mariners and the Pluto Hounds/Shepherds.

 

When I'm done with those, then I'll shift my focus to the Ursula Majors of Uranus (space-themed scheme) and then finally Io. I'm still going back and forth on names for Io. I love the ideas of Vulcans, and I also love the concept of a tech-based theme as well. Just need to research more to find a happy medium.   

 

THEN...when I'm done with the wordmarks, I'll try my best to create an actual logo for them. Creating an imagery logo (such as faces, animals, etc) is always hard for me since I'm not exactly a "freehand" artist! 

 

Thanks! 

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49 minutes ago, RoughRiders99 said:

I love the ideas of Vulcans, and I also love the concept of a tech-based theme as well. Just need to research more to find a happy medium.

 

Could always go with the Star Trek-inspired version of Vulcan. Spock wielding a giant hammer like a baseball bat would make an awesome secondary.

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Personally, I like Vulcans.

 

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Hello everybody!

 

Just wanted to drop in and give you an update! I'm still working on the logos (whenever I can while I have some time in my life). I thought I'd share two logos that's still mostly a work in progress (just logos, no uniforms yet) for Neptune and Ursula (Uranus). 

I would love to get some kind of feedbacks on them, and still accept ideas for the Pluto Hounds and the Io Vulcans. 

 

Firstly, the Neptune Mariners. I'm pretty much content with this set right now. My only concern is that I really don't have an "image" logo to go with it, but I think I'll worry about that later. I would love ideas for the uniforms. The colors would be primarily light green with a hint of dark green and sea blue to compliment it. The white N-logo on green would be the home caps, basically.  

 

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Next, the Ursula Majors. I have two potential logos set for the Majors. I really want to go with a military theme because of the Majors while yet somehow keeping the constellation feel to it. So, basically space military sci-fi feel. The first first one shown below with the bear is just something that I tinkered with a while ago, while the second one I came up with last night. I'm really liking it a lot, because the emblem is based on some Space Air Force thing similar to these type of military rank insignia that we see today. You can see the subtle U and M in the logo. My only gripe with is is that it doesn't feel baseball-y enough. 

 

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As for the Pluto Hounds, it's still super super early in the development, but below is what I have so far. I'm feeling strongly about having them being a brown-based team. I could see them having some kind of an Old West feel to it, since Pluto is basically the final frontier of the Solar System, just like how the old west was like in the USA. Again, this is super, super early in the process for the Hounds. I wouldn't be surprised if I just scrap it and start over. It's kinda a challenge for me to come up with a dog-based logo set for me. I basically copied the San Diego Padres' old colors here, but I'm not feeling it at all.

 

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Finally, as for the Io Vulcans, I don't have anything mocked up for it right now. But I'm thinking I might go with something circuity with lines in the logo set, like these. I could always do a Star Trek Spock inspired logo, but I'd like to try to avoid it a little bit. And whenever I google "Vulcans logo" to get ideas, nothing good is coming up for me. The color scheme would be warmer, with reds and oranges and whatnot. I do have an idea that I'm somewhat proud of, but just haven't made it yet. It would be a monogram of "I" and "V" forming an "IV," which also means 4, which would be a good representative for Io, who would be the fourth moon team in the Jupiter system. 

 

That's all I have for now! 

I would appreciate any C+C and ideas/suggestions. 

 

Thanks!! You guys rock!! 

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Here's my 2 cents

I really like the smoothness of the Mariners and it flows pretty darn well

The Majors "Military" Logo I love, I think you can get around the whole "Baseball"-ish part by using backstory to possibly explain that the owner is ex-military and thus he wanted a no nonsense logo for his team.

The Hounds, I think a different font is needed. I think if you want to go in on the "Western" feel, a more western font is needed.

The Vulcans, maybe do a Berlin Thunder-escque logo with circuits around it, representing the "Hammer of Industry" that Io is?

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I would use the first Majors wordmark with the second logo set. I think it'll fit better.

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Pluto seems a bit bland? A dog would certainly help. I like the Mariners, the wordmark is beautiful but I can’t wait to see what you have for the “image” logo. I think it’ll tie it all up in a pretty bow. 

I prefer the bear for Ursula, it feels more like an actual sports team than a company logo like the other one does. Loving the colors can’t wait to see their uniforms! 

I also like the idea for the circuits for Io but I like @Darknes‘s idea for hammers. Makes sense, and would look cool. 

Cant wait to see the rest!

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Neptune looks good! I'd personally go with the second logo for Ursula, I think it looks better. A Wild West theme for Pluto sounds great, but I'm not sold on the font. I might change that opinion based on the logo, but right now it feels really bland. I think a IV monogram would be sick for the caps, maybe with the top and bottom parts of the I and V be the same color as the I, with the V being another color? I can't really express it in words, but I think you'll get what I'm going for. Very excited for the official return!

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1 hour ago, Darknes said:

The Vulcans, maybe do a Berlin Thunder-escque logo with circuits around it, representing the "Hammer of Industry" that Io is?

 

This is a fantastic idea! I'll do some research on hammer-like logos. A hammer fits the Io theme very well, especially with the fire. They could be the leader in metal industry too because all of the heat and fire on the moon.

 

1 hour ago, BellaSpurs said:

I prefer the bear for Ursula, it feels more like an actual sports team than a company logo like the other one does. Loving the colors can’t wait to see their uniforms! 

 

I think I'm going to try to figure out a way to blend the two of them together. I think right now it's a little bland because we're not seeing them being applied on baseball uniforms now. 

 

49 minutes ago, QueenCitySwarm said:

I think a IV monogram would be sick for the caps, maybe with the top and bottom parts of the I and V be the same color as the I, with the V being another color? I can't really express it in words, but I think you'll get what I'm going for. Very excited for the official return!

 

I'm not sure what you mean by that? I'm sorry if I'm confused? 

As for the Pluto Hounds, everybody's saying to change the font, so I did and I got on a binge and blasted this out. I think I'm really liking it a lot. It's loosely based on the Minnesota Twins' primary logo and the Minnesota Wild wordmarks too. I also borrowed the Houston Astros' color scheme from the 2000's because it feels Western-y without being too cliched. I'm really liking what I have so far here. The only thing missing is the image logo, but to be honest, it's not the most important thing for me, but we'll see if I come up with something. 

 

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Here's an idea for you to tinker with, maybe try to make the Military Logo look like a bear?

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2 minutes ago, Darknes said:

Here's an idea for you to tinker with, maybe try to make the Military Logo look like a bear?

 

You mean a bear face instead of bear body? If the face, then that's a great idea. I'll have to see if I'm able to execute the concept somehow. I think I know where you're going with this. 

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Just now, RoughRiders99 said:

 

You mean a bear face instead of bear body? If the face, then that's a great idea. I'll have to see if I'm able to execute the concept somehow. I think I know where you're going with this. 

Exactly, you can still get the idea of the Military Crest while still making it look like a bear. Plus you can keep the current crest as a secondary logo

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2 minutes ago, Darknes said:

Exactly, you can still get the idea of the Military Crest while still making it look like a bear. Plus you can keep the current crest as a secondary logo

 

Fantastic idea. Still with similar sharp-like lines? 

 

Also, I really love the bear idea for the Majors. I know there's already the Callisto Cubs, but I'd imagine that this bear would be different enough from the Cubs anyway. 

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