no what i'm saying is that some of the stuff he had up there was not done by him, so he removed that stuff when the original creator contacted him. The "Buffaslug" logo was not created by him, he may have had a hand in the direction of the logo but it was not created by him, as well as some of the sketches he had on his coroflot page. He may have been in charge of the items you listed but it does not mean he designed them, look at the uniform page, it clearly has Reebok text and logos on it.
Ok, thanks for clearing that up...who designed the 2006 logo? According to the Sabres there were about 80 to choose from before that thing was given the green light to infamy. I still can't believe someone didn't chime in and list all the unwanted associations that logo could bring before it found it's way on a hockey jersey.
I did... I didn't want to go crazy with this and blowing things out of proportion. I have several rounds of work where you can see how the "Buffaslug" took shape, so when I was given a heads up (What up, MEANS) about the original post and saw the work online, I felt the need to speak up. I spoke to Mr. Cravotta and stated how the postings of some images could be misleading, due to the fact that the re-brand was a collaborative effort, and I thank him for removing those images in such a timely manner. It's funny, I never really thought I'd be speaking on behalf of this project, especially since they've all but abandoned the mark, but since I'm on the subject, I guess I'll let it rip! I guess the thing that frustrates me the most is a lot of people on these forums have no idea of the amount of work that goes into these projects, yet fire off at the mouth (or keyboard) like they are seasoned veterans at this stuff. Seriously, I would click on some of these cats' profiles, and some of the biggest smack talkers were still working up concepts in MS Paint... GTFOOH!!! The truth of the matter is there was months of work that came from our team before this logo was decided upon. It's common for designers to work up a ton of sketches and options to please a client, but when the client has their own idea of how things should look, it's kinda out of your hands. Honestly, I'm thankful because I've grown thick skin by reading people's bashings and critiques. I don't believe I'm a bad designer, despite people calling for me (or should I say, "the designer") to be castrated, among other things... by the way, does anyone remember www.fixthelogo.com, an online petition to have the Sabres logo scrapped immediately after the unveiling? I sure as hell do! That sucked, because I was a young designer just trying to do my job and service a client, and happy for the opportunity to be able to accomplish a childhood dream. In the end, I've learned to chalk it up as a learning experience and move on. I am happy to report that since that catastrophe, I've worked on other sports identities and luckily, response has been rather positive. I won't go into detail on that stuff, but I just figured I'd clear the air on that... Drama's squashed... It's all good!