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Cleveland Spiders Concept

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  1. 1. Which color scheme looks the best?

    • Black & Tan
      10
    • Black & Red
      37
    • Black & Orange
      4
    • Brown & Tan
      4
    • Brown & Red
      23
    • Brown & Orange
      7
    • Graphite & Tan
      9
    • Graphite & Red
      25
    • Graphite & Orange
      13
    • Other (write-in)
      6

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So this is my first draft of a cap logo for the Cleveland Spiders. I'd like to re-do it with smaller legs and a better font for the C, but this is the idea.

I'm completely stumped on a color scheme... I was thinking the base color could be black, brown, or graphite; and the secondary color tan, red, or orange. So I whipped up all the combinations and I thought I'd put it up for vote.

I really don't want to do black & orange - obviously 3 other MLB teams use this scheme (although it does look nice).

If you have a better idea, vote other and write a reply with your idea. I also really don't want to do navy & red, so if you're going to write that in, just know it will be ignored. :grin:

spidersrough.jpg

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Darn, I was gonna say navy and a deep, dark, blood red. Fantastic logo though!

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Cleveland Spiders... Arguably the worst team ever. I had to do an excel project on them, I pictured them in an old time blue and red. Brown and red looks good though! Staying away from the mainstream sports colors! I love it.

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Darn, I was gonna say navy and a deep, dark, blood red. Fantastic logo though!

That might actually be cool, midnight navy and maroon, maybe a beige/cream to offset the two dark colors.

spidersrough2.jpg

I just feel like if they were to reinvent their identity, why would they want to keep a color scheme that 1/3 of MLB already has. The dark red makes a difference.

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Would the red/blue colour scheme be too much like Spider-Man? Would that, in real life, be a good thing (recognisable identity) or a bad thing (get your pants sued off)?

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Would the red/blue colour scheme be too much like Spider-Man? Would that, in real life, be a good thing (recognisable identity) or a bad thing (get your pants sued off)?

...By either Marvel or the University of Richmond.

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I picked brown and red because it's unique.

Red and black is already owned by the other Ohio baseball team, as far as I'm concerned, so that should probably just be off the table immediately.

The grey and red combo looks good, but I think the orange one looks a little too washed-out and there isn't enough contract between the grey and tan. Neither of those look bad, per se, but they don't quite work. Black and orange is already taken by the Giants and Orioles. The black and tan combination would probably be my second choice simply because it is original and unique. Most impoirtantly, I can really see the fans wearing a tan Spiders shirt around town, whereas they probably wouldn't wear a dark brown or an orange shirt.

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Graphite and Tan for me. Although, I wouldn't call it Tan, call it Gold. Sounds better :lol:

Also, I'd play around with the "C". I know conceptually it works, but it's lacking something. Just seems bland a bit. Keep at it, could be a fantastic cap logo...

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I actually think that graphite and yellow might look good for a team called the spiders...

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I like the graphite and red. Try it with the blood red though.

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Might work better as a cap logo if the spider was facing forward instead of up? You could still easily keep the "c" and just change the position of the legs.

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Brown and black with a hint of red (ala previous TCU identity) play up the hourglass on the body of the black widow spider. Maybe use it as an alt logo?

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Oh yeah, and make white piping your friend (simulates webbing?)

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Brown and black don't work together.

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The original Spiders colors were navy blue and white if I'm not mistaken.

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The black with the white logo outlined with red just pops out, would look spectactular on a hat or on the chest of an alt black jersey. I'd stay away from brown or orange because of the connection those colors have with Browns - black and red would be unique for a Cleveland team. The Reds use black only as a trim color, so there'd be a definate contrast with their uniforms.

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Grey, blue (since spiders have hemocyanin), and white piping, viz.:

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How about something off-the-wall, that not a lot of MLB teams use? My suggestion is dark purple and cyan.

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what about the vintage phillies colors - baby blue and maroon? I feel like that's a very under-utilized color scheme.

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this is a fantastic logo...really creative, but i think it's got one too many outlines...when you decide upon colors, remove the inner outline (but leave the outer outline as-is, essentially making it bigger/bolder) and see how that works. Perhaps the outline is always white...great work!

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I'd avoid a blue/red combo since the Richmond Spiders would then have the same mascot AND color scheme. I realize it's different sports, but Spiders is a less common mascot so you need something to set them apart.

I voted graphite/red, but I think you might be able to work some tan in there too. That would give you a similar scheme to the Diamondbacks or Florida State.

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I really like black and red for this particular design. The black widow connection really sells it. However, I feel the typeface of the C is the only thing keep this logo from being great instead of just good. Maybe try a thick block C that is relatively square in proportion. It would highlight the C a bit more.

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Someone bumped up a project that was abandoned over a year a go. I have to imagine the feedback isn't doing the designer any good at this point.

It's not uncommon for us to start projects and then abandon them, in which case those threads sink way back. We provide feedback on here to help designers with their projects. If they've given up on a project, we need to give up on their project, too.

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