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    Come to the concepts forum, they said. There will be concepts, they said.
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    Hello everyone, I've decided to test my skills and try something new. I've never deigned anything soccer ever before. This will be my first try on a Soccer league. The league cities and names will be decided by the "posters". This way I will have no early inspiration for the logo idea. After the cities have been chosen (poll will go on until 2.16.14) I will let the followers post team name ideas. I will add as many of the names posted as I can to the next poll (I will only add serious names) that poll will end the following Sunday (2.23.14). I really hope this works out and doesn't end up a complete fail. Voting and Name Ideas are greatly appreciated. ~ThePeam --------------------- Teams (3/20)... Alamo City SC Arsenal Atlanta Bluff City Blues Boston Liberty Capital City Emerald City SC FC Oregon Golden State SC Houston Cosmos Las Vegas Blackjacks LA Action Motor City SC New York United Oklahoma Energy Philadelphia Brothers Rocky Mountain SC Royal Charlotte Sporting Phoenix Twin Cities SC Windy City SC
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    I know that his has already been done before by another person on here but I was bored so I decided to give it a shot, please give me some feedback. Depending on the response I will then decide if I will make more countries. http://mccraewilliams.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/usa-olympic-football-smaller.jpg :USA http://mccraewilliams.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/canada-football-unis-smaller.jpg :Canada Great Britain below http://mccraewilliams.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/mexico-olympic-unis-smaller.jpg :Mexico (update is on page 2) http://mccraewilliams.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/russia-unis-smaller.jpg :Russia http://mccraewilliams.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/chinese-unis-smaller.jpg :China http://mccraewilliams.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/sweden-unis-smaller.jpg :Sweden http://mccraewilliams.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/brasil-unis-smaller.jpg :Brazil (Update on page 3) http://mccraewilliams.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/japan-unis-smaller.jpg :Japan
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    Great start! First time I've seen curling, so you've got a pretty blank slate to play on and establish the design rules for. What sort of thoughts have you given for the visual "vocabulary" for the league? Is there going to be anything about either the logos or the uniform designs that makes it clearly Curling at a glance? For example, there are a bunch of visual elements that are relatively unique to curling, such as brooms, the rock, the markings on the lanes, etc that could be incorporated into logos and names and uniforms. Anyway, this is going to be fun. Can't wait to see how you evolve and progress over the course of this thread.
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    The shorts are the only good part of these. Tragic.*Dragic
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    Font in the vid looks like it would be great for Mizzou
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    love this thread cant wait for what's next!
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    It's fairly case-by-case. Anyone expected to win the Gold may be less than happy with either silver or bronze. A surprise medalist is probably happy with Bronze or silver. The US had its first female sole luger win a medal...it was bronze and she was ecstatic. But I think she'd have been equally thrilled had she won silver. It is all very interesting, in that there are so few sports (particularly in America, a Final 4 bid being a notable exception) in which we embrace anything outside of the champion. Here we embrace three, which is only possible due to it being a long-standing tradition established before second place became known as "the first loser." I think it's great.
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    "Diamond Era" caps are the ones that are used during Spring Training and batting practice. Yup, however that didn't stop them from wearing them in-game last season: That doesn't look right. The regular NY cap is probably the most iconic hat of a time. Shouldn't be messed with
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    I hope the "pit stains" and crazy panel thing in baseball is phasing out. It's one of my least favorite uniform trends in sports.
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    So Dennis Rodman's latest venture is playing hockey for Slovenia?
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    One of the biggest things you have to consider is branding. Teams (and companies) use certain colors, style and design elements to be instantly associated with certain things. For example, if I asked you what a yellow "M" on a red background made you think of, you would instantly say McDonald's, almost without hesitation. The white swirls on the shoulders look almost like surf or water foam? So because of that design element, it causes my mind to think about teams from Florida, California or Hawaii - places associated with water sport. Seeing that pattern for a team from New England is mentally jarring because New England is probably the last place I'd want to go swimming. Also, what in the world does swimming have to do with Patriots? I mean, Washington did famously cross the Potomac, but that's such a mental stretch that nobody will make the connection. Make sure that your branding "screams" Patriots - - and only Patriots. Right now, your red helmet screams Buffalo Bills. Make sure that you're differentiating your name enough from other teams in the league. Also, as others stated, you need to work on execution and presentation. When you're using Paint, it's tempting to just take the paint bucket tool and re-color sections of an existing template, but (as you've found out) the results aren't worth it. I'd highly suggest either taking some time to learn Photoshop, Inkscape, Gimp, or even Pixlr.com if you don't have the ability to download/install a professional photo suite. Or, on the flip side - if you CHOOSE to work in Paint, then you really need to step up your execution. Take. Your. Time. I don't mean to toot my own horn, but below is a Minnesota football concept I did a while back. It took me several days on-and-off to create it. And those who remember the thread when I posted it will recall that I had a couple of revisions to get it right. I post this because my Photoshop skills aren't great when it comes to concepts - but I'm learning to improve myself. And in the meantime, I take my freakin' time with my Paint concepts to make sure they're absolutely bulletproof. Because I'm choosing a "lesser" program to make my art, I need to overcompensate by spending a lot more time in the details. Forget the design elements, but really look close at the image. For example, in places I changed the color of the black outlines. The maroon jersey has a darker maroon outline - not pure black - because it flows better and makes the image look more crisp. I spent days coming through fonts until I found one that I felt really fit well with UM's identity. The yellow helmet, with the Goldy Gopher logo? I spent quite a lot of time zoomed way the hell in so I could hand-trace around the edges and clean it up. No white flecks, no warped logos, etc. Welcome to the forums and keep posting. If you're serious about your craft, you'll realize that we're not critiquing you to be rude - it's to help you improve. There are hundreds of "first timer" concepts like these - I had them myself and so did others. The difference between those awkward first concepts and guys like Fraser or Bird is that they continued to improve and work and work and work some more and finally work. And don't get emotionally married to your concept. If it sucks, throw it out and start over. It's the only way you'll learn. But congrats on taking the first important step. Actually the second step since you posted a revision based on people's comments. Just keep trying and don't give up. I'm excited to see more of your work, man.
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    ..as the citizens of Seattle fill a massive stadium to watch men attempt to murder, or at least concuss, one another for three hours.
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    So a Texas-based "sports facility planning business" is trying to gauge interest in Toronto, but they won't say if their looking on behalf of anyone actually connected with the NFL. Not much smoke there, much less fire. Especially since the local response to the Bills games has been underwhelming.
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    My suggestion would be to thicken the stroke on the circle and eliminate the some of the extra white and black stroke on the mouth and eyes. I do suggest giving the face a more menacing or stern look, though.I disagree with making it more menacing. Old logos didn't really look mean.
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    Wait, that terrible new A's cap isn't just an alt, but is going to replace their all green cap with the gold A's logo? WTF, A's?! There is ZERO white on their road set, why the hell would they introduce a white lettered logo to that set? How bush league.
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    Here's just a chunk of mine. Yes. I have a problem. oh well, at least it's not heroin
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    Disappointing. Huge downgrade, old cap was one of the best.
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    You should, Greece is obviously going to go in the nude to the world cup... "Captivated by the rich history of Greece, Nike's design team sought to reflect Greece's role in the development of sporting competition. Inspired by the nude athletes of the Olympic Games, the kit aids performance by having no weight at all, allowing for a greater range of motion and keeping the players cool. Nike's research has found out that nude players covered only in oil are 2.3486% faster than clothed players.“By managing sweat and keeping the body cooler longer, players feel more comfortable, sweat less, and perform better,” said Martin Lotti, Creative Director for Nike Football. This groundbreaking design will surely bring the Greek national team to new heights."
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    They are decent. It just bugs me when teams use colors that have NOTHING to do with their country or flag. Like when Canada used black.
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    Canada is interesting but I'm not a fan of these busy looking concepts no offense.
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    Er, well, everything you just said could equally apply to the United States, but I'll just say this: The Chinese language does not belong to the Chinese government, it belongs to its people, and the vast majority of Chinese-speakers who root for the Warriors are upstanding individuals, not dog-eating, pollution-spewing monsters.No doubt, but i still don´t want US based teams to have anything else then english on the front. I guess this means the Padres need to change their home uniform. Would this also apply to the Padres, Dodgers and Giants road uniforms? Yes, "City of Angels" would be an absolute killer jersey !And Giants, well there is a english word that starts with G they could put on their jerseys, very fitting for the city. Padres , who cares about them anymore questions ? I did infact say team names, not citys.......but whatever, you got the response you wanted Coming from a Rays fan people not caring about you is something you'd know all about right? What is this crap ? What he means to say is nice glass house.Well, it was uncalled for, and it failed bigtime as well.......Tampa have had a great team for years now, that the Yankees and Red Sox hate playing against. You say "who cares" about the Padres, then get butt hurt when someone says the same thing about the last in dead last attendance Devil Rays? I mean Rays? And I'd say it worked perfectly seeing as it seems to have pissed you off.
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    If they can sink themselves with these Pujols and Hamilton deals, and they can't lock up Mike Trout long term or force him out with crap like his rookie raise penny-pinching, I'd seriously consider boycotting until Arte sells. Or at least some form of protest. At the very least, it'd knock my fandom or level of care down a few notches.
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    While yes the template crap is stupid, and like mentioned above I kept forgetting we were in white, but all that aside just by its own this is a pretty slick looking uniform.
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    I disagree, I think the Yankees and Red Sox really enjoy going to the Trop for 9 additional home games every season.
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    Another year-long Yankee retirement tour where everybody acts like no athlete has ever retired before will get old fast. At least Gold Gloves might be given to shortstops based on their defensive prowess now and not the pinstripes on their uniform or their last name being Jeter. Yes, I'm a hater.
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    It's so nice coming into these threads and, instead of reading about MLB Changes, I get berated by people with too much time to get riled up about the littlest things. People on both sides of the argument need to grow up and move on.
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    It's typical man. Any time I bring it up I'm called a bigot and a racist. Yep, I'm pro-English only in the US which obviously means I hate anyone who isn't white. Flawless logic. I'm glad to see someone on the same page.
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    There are fans at that Jags game - clearly that is from a fictional program as well.
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    Pretty much. Pride for your country shouldn't be turned into a cheap marketing gimmick. And that's not just me trying to bash the USA. Canadian companies are guilty of it too. In worse ways sometimes.
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    I prefer the old A's alternates, but these are by no means bad.
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    I like where you're going with Marquette but I'd switch the MU logo on the helmet and the eagle head logo. Make the pattern on the side of the pants and jersey wider/bigger. Hope you make jerseys that are blue, "baby blue", and gold/yellow. The helmet needs a stripe or something going down the middle. Most numbers aren't usually on that sleeve, so i would put the sleeve number on the upper shoulder between the collar and logo.
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    Yeah I agree with GeauxColonels on the consistency with the pants stripe. Also, the front and back numbers are I think a bit too small.
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    My personal rules: I prefer a flat brim bent only slightly. Only caps of teams I root for. Fashion caps are ok if they're in team colors. Prefer New Era. But I don't judge people who wear differently! I don't have very many, either, owing to these rules and the fact that I wear knit hats all winter and baseball caps only occasionally in the warmer months, but here they are: - Boston Red Sox mid-70s Cooperstown 5950: the classic mid-70s red cap/navy brim and my personal favorite. - Boston Celtics 5950: black with green/white logo, green brim, tonal black New Era flag. A Hat Club exclusive I think. - Vermont Lake Monsters green alternate authentic 5950: green with white front panel and alternate logo. From my old stomping grounds. Never saw them wear this hat, actually, but glad I bought it before this year's downgrade redesign of the cap. - San Francisco Giants tonal 3930: black with black SF logo, outlined in orange and white. I don't wear this one much, because I hate both the fit and the pre-curved brim of 3930s. - Boston Celtics '47 brand trucker hat: white "trucker" style with green front panel, which includes yellow and white front stripe and retro wordmark around the logo. Don't wear this one much, either, but this curved brim offends my style less than the SF hat at least. Also my only 47 hat.
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    I've got a Walla Walla Sweets cap that Is one of the most comfortable hats I own. It is made by the Game. I also have a Mizzou hat made by the Game but in the moisture wicking material. in my opinion the wool caps are a hundred times more comforrtable then the new fabrics
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    I actually really like this Falcons set. The only thing I think is wrong is the size of the numbers, especially the back numbers. Just make them smaller and overall you have a nice looking set. Good job, can't wait to see more.
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