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  1. Apologies if this is a repost or dupe. Did a search, saw nothing about it. And the article: http://articles.sun-...golden-panthers
  2. This is a nice redesign, but the only thing that bothers me is I've never seen a two-tone domino. I understand what they're trying to accomplish, but I don't know that such a thing exists. Correct me if I'm wrong.
  3. For what it's worth, this was announced on the official WWE Wrestlemania Twitter feed as the "official logo."
  4. My bad. Sorry for interrupting your important discussions about the number of stripes on this year's socks. Mods, feel free to move or remove this post. I don't care either way.
  5. Apologies if this has been posted elsewhere. A search turned up no results.
  6. Someone tried ordering a custom jersey from China recently...
  7. Funny... I see this thing every day, as I live—quite literally—3 blocks from Newberry College. I don't think it's that bad, really. It's better than what they had, for sure. I know at one point it was supposed to be the "Newberry Red Wolves". Don't know why they dropped the "Red" part. We actually do have a lot of wolves around here, so it's region-appropriate. I also think the name is much better than our rival's: the Presbyterian Blue Hose. As far as local acceptance, everyone I've heard talk about it really likes it.
  8. Take this for what it's worth: Confirmed: Winnipeg NHL Team Name Announcement ?Imminent?, ??Will Be The Jets?.
  9. New Celtic international away kit:
  10. If people will find it useful, then by all means, feel free.
  11. I'll be perfectly honest. I enjoy helping people with their concepts and with improving their design skills. It reminds me of being in college and doing roundtable crits. But, I've gone above and beyond just regular C&C for people, only to have my input ignored. I've never been rude or disrespectful in my advice, always trying to not only point out flaws, but also offer ways to improve, but no one listens. So, quite frankly, I don't want to waste my time. If you're a member here and you're serious about wanting to get better, then show me and show us. Don't just ask for help then disappear or ignore the help you get. You don't even have to do everything I suggest, but at least acknowledge it and explain why you didn't do it. People will be able to give you better advice if they know what your thought process is. Part of the problem is that a lot of people have never learned how to critique. Most critique in high school extends to, "Class, what do you think?" "..." "Jimmy? What do you think?" "...Yeah, it's alright. I like it." You don't need to be a qualified or professional designer to offer up your opinion. When I'm designing something, I'll ask the opinion of people who don't have the first clue about how to design something because they won't look at it as a designer. They'll look at it as the average person, without the design bias, and can see things I probably overlook because I'm either too close to the project to see it or too inclined to look at it technically and not see the basic faults. But I digress. If you want to give better critique, whether you love something or hate it, do this: - Explain why you like it. Don't just say "Oh, that looks badass." Go deeper. Explain why it looks "badass." Look at someone's work and really examine it. Figure out why it resonates with you, and convey that idea to them. Knowing why something works is extremely helpful to designers. Even if they're not getting much in the way of advice on how to improve something, they'll learn more from understanding their successes than just a hollow pat on the back. - Explain why you don't like it. You can't just tell someone, "well, that's just not very good." Take the time to point out areas you think are weak. And don't just point them out; tell them how you think they could be improved. Even if you don't know a specific way to improve something, try communicating what you'd like to see accomplished, i.e. "the wings need to be a little more aggressive," or "the eyes don't seem to show enough character or depth." - It doesn't have to be black-and-white. Point out everything you like and don't like about the work. You can go both ways with your critique. If you like a specific element, let the designer know that it's working for you. Even if you like one thing and don't like something else, point both of those things out. It's easier for designers to see where to improve and how to improve if they know what's working and what doesn't. They can apply those positive elements to the weaker ones and strengthen the work as a whole. - Be diplomatic. (This is also known as professionalism.) If you let your personal feelings get involved in your critique, it's not going to be helpful. Be as objective as you can without being personal. You don't need to say "you're not very good at drawing eyes." You can say, "try working on the eyes a little more." If someone makes a stingray logo and you just really hate stingrays, put that aside. The designer might really like stingrays. It's their work, not yours. They just want help on improving it. Focus on the work at hand and what the designer is trying to accomplish, and don't get hung up on personal taste. I've been around here a long time. This forum used to be great for creative discussion. Most of what I see now devolves into a bunch of blathering about grammar or some personal vendetta. That, and everyone seems so pissed off. Maybe you guys should just lighten up and try being nice to each other for a change. Ninja edit: I do want to add one other side to my post that I think is also important: how to take critique. This is pretty simple, but it's a difficult thing for a lot of people to do. When someone critiques your work, don't take it personally if they don't like it or think it could be better. You need somewhat of a thick skin to be a designer. You're in a line of work (or in a hobby for some) that requires you to make yourself vulnerable creatively. Understand that when someone offers you advice on how to improve your work, they're not personally denigrating you; they're just trying to help you. I've been through countless projects where I submitted concept after concept after concept, only to have them rejected. (Just ask Joe Bosack.) There was a time when I did take it personally, and I felt like I wasn't a very good designer. But, I learned to get over that by understanding that the work is the focus of the critique. It's easy to feel personally attacked when you put so much of yourself into your work. But you need to learn to separate yourself from it as well in order to allow yourself to get better. Don't take criticism harshly and look down on yourself, wishing you'd done better. Take what you're given and use it to improve. You could design for 50 years and you'll never reach a point where you can't learn something. There is always something to learn from everyone and every project. Learn from your mistakes and let them make you stronger for it.
  12. Real Madrid wins the Copa del Rey, their first in 18 years, and then Sergio Ramos drops the trophy off the roof of the celebration bus... which then runs it over. Video here:
  13. This has been making the rounds as the rumored away kit for Arsenal next season: No confirmation yet if it's real or fake.
  14. The new graphics do have a pitch count. In the screenshot above, the count is 1-1.
  15. What about an optional slider-display view for each team's logo history? As in, there's a single logo displayed with a timeline-looking bar underneath that's actually a slider. You could move the slider forward through the years to see the progression of the logo over time. Or you could scale this idea for an entire league, displaying all of the league's logos for a specific year. The year displayed would be controlled by the slider. Maybe this is a dumb, pointless idea, but I just thought about it earlier this morning and reckoned I'd throw it out there to see if anyone thought it would be of any value. I imagine its use would be purely aesthetic and maybe a bit gimmicky, but there you go. EDIT: There could also be a separate drop-down menu of sorts to choose what logo you want to see for that team, like primary, secondary, wordmark, whatever. Or you could just view all logos used by a team for a specific year.
  16. Have you heard of kronum? Some kind of new hybrid sport. paynomind showed me this, and now I really want to try playing it. It looks so ridiculous, but... something about it is kinda appealing. I have no idea if it's even real. What do you think? EDIT: The official kronum website. (Warning: massive overuse of Flash ahead.)
  17. Awesome job, man. On the baby and the announcement!
  18. I expect this kind of crap from NASCAR... but you, Preakness? *hangs head in shame* Kegasus? I mean, really? Really. Really? They know it's not a pegasus, but a centa?---forget it. I give up.
  19. Yep, that's mine. Forgot I'd even done that logo! That was like... years ago. Anyway, I sent them an email with a C&D request. We'll see if they do anything about it. If not, I'll just get my lawyer to give them a call. No skin off my nose. Thanks for the heads up.
  20. Once you see it... EDIT: Also happened on a Sounders jersey as well.