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  1. I guarantee some club team somewhere has edited that logo to be holding a lacrosse stick
  2. I mean I get why Boston would consider the name. But there's been maybe 30 team names all time in NLL, you think they'd consider a few more before repeating. It'd be like MLS' new team in Austin naming themselves the Fusion.
  3. That's odd Boston is considering Shamrocks since there was a Shamrox already.
  4. So i think I let it sit long enough. Here's some more stuff I did for Bonspiel. The event logos were killing me because nothing I did fit the simplified black and white brand quite like I liked. Then I created these. I also have the Grand Prix update I'm holding on to, but I feel like 6 tournaments that aren't anything other than a regular season could get away with simple templated logos. Plus, adding "Presented by Coors Light" underneath would add a bit of flexibility. In addition to those, I was thinking that just putting "Team Fenson" only does so much in building recognition. Since technically teams will be competing, I created some branding logos for the teams I could find enough information for. Ideally every team would have rights to the logo mad for them for merchandising reasons. Since only one mark would be created, it wouldn't be necessarily difficult to create. Here's logos for Team Shuster(the defending Olympic gold medalists), Team Edin(Swedish, has a Viking on their uniform), Team Mouat(Based out of Edinburgh), and Team Carruthers(from Manitoba) Someone liked it when I tweeted these too!
  5. I wonder if you could get away with something tall and skinny like this? America doesn't really have a team that owns anything like it I know it's hooped, but this old Honduras concept I did is a random favorite of mine just due to the fact the crest shape was memorable.
  6. Man theres some stellar concepts in here. Keep up the great work.
  7. I think NYCFC is a great timeless logo, which looks like it's an 80 year old team. Cosmos are safe, nothing too outstanding to comment on but the bolder navy color does make it pop. With the Metrostars, I'm not sure why but I don't think it's strong enough. The revision above is an improvement with the addition of the team name. I think that the actual shape is what's hanging me up. I personally don't love completely rounded shields, but this feels sort of hung up on what it's supposed to be. Also what city is the skyline of? I don't think it necessarily works here with no distinct iconic buildings.
  8. Salt Lake and Memphis had a scrimmage at the Alamodome today
  9. EDIT Since I double posted by accident, I'll just continue here. In the logo exploration for a new brand executon, I thought I needed a font to use throughout. I was downloading a bunch of Adobe font families that had weights and widths. Titling Gothic FB was the font that worked the best, and I only realized it when I did the Bonspiel logo. Black and white somehow stands out more to me than the bombardment of colors I had used. Hell, I don't even think the colored stones is a idea I'd use any more. Here's some updates to the stuff I did. Nothing is final, but I wanted to share this hoping to get some feedback halfway through. I have a lot of stuff I want to do, but overall I'd like to brand curling better is my main objective. Especially since, you know...
  10. Oh boy you asked for it. So, I always have plans to make Behance project to expand my portfolio. For one, I love the creative outlet. Also once I complete something it puts my mind at ease. A few years ago I got into the World Darts Championship. The game of darts is good, but the crowd is LOUD and ENERGETIC and DRUNK. It sounds like such a fun party and adds a great atmosphere for such a simple game. Then I tweeted this without much of a background, just sort of threw it out there. Curling has an unwritten rule of sportsmanship and silence. Crowds quietly drink beer and cheer when there's good shots and that's sort of it. I think atmosphere adds more to a sport than the actual game at time. It's why I don't watch lacrosse on TV, since it feels like pro lacrosse and the high school lacrosse i played are happening at the same park. Curling takes a lot of concentration and communication by the skips and their team on when to brush and stuff. But it feels like a rule that was started and it hasn't changed because no one ever wanted to change? Pitchers pinpoint pitches with 40,000 fans, and Quarterbacks can run an offense in a hostile road environment. I read an article from the last Olympics about the Korean crowd cheering, and this quote stood out. “I think you could run a train next to me,” Edin said, “and I wouldn’t hear it when I’m throwing it.” So why not spice things up a little bit? Sorry to any curling elitists, but this was the genesis of all of the work you'll see below. Here's the logo i made when I tweeted that above. I put it down until recently, which is where I started. I have tons of spreadsheets where I plan concepts and larger projects out. I guess that's what I get for being a sport management major and a graphic designer. So I imagine the WLC being all about the fan experience. One thing curling doesn't have in it's favor is the ice being extremely manicured. You couldn't do back to back to back games on the same sheet like you could with a college basketball tournament. From what I've seen, most events have a long round robin with a small 4 team tournament to end the week. My plan is four groups of 4 playing three round robin games on a thursday-friday-saturday. The group winners move to a 4 team tournament with semi-finals at 4, then the finals at the center ice at 8. Once that's done, the winning team qualifies for the playoff tournament I'm calling the Curling Grand Prix(which I'll introduce later) This was a quick layout of what I'm thinking for a tournament. My ideas had changed slightly since then, but I'm imagining 3 sheets with a humongous bar running the length of the sheet. That's the prime seats. There would hypothetically be a low stage or open space on the left side for introductions and camera work. There could be enough space where the center sheet could have one of those robot on track camera to have low moving shots of throws. The center sheet would have the more premier match-ups, thus selling more expensive ad space than the two outside ones. I think humidity from the bar may be an issue in this format, but it's something I love thinking about. PLUS you could sell the ad space to some cheap beer company! I laid out a couple of mid-level arenas in bigger curling markets that could host a curling event. I made these with some color palettes to stand out on black. But the more I had these, the more I resented it. The crests felt templated, and the colors didn't represent anything. They read WLC Bonspiel Madison, versus Madison Bonspiel. Also there was no clean way to introduce a sponsor. The font wasn't dynamic enough either. I had a breakdown and it lead to me starting this US State Brier. Nothing was sticking and I had more trouble doing a cohesive brand than anything ever. I was playing around with a bonspiel concept and made this accidentally. I thought "heh, this looks like a sportswear brand" But the more i looked at it, the more I thought this is already a better brand than I could intentionally create. Welcome to raysox's Bonspiel.
  11. Hot off the presses! Also i did some other curling logos, should this be a megathread?
  12. Excellent start, both are very refreshing brands. If anything I'd say the Sasquatch's teeth are a little wrong since the head is flat, but the teeth have some perspective like it's at an angle. Also for what it's worth, Toronto Wolfpack are a Rugby League team
  13. https://awfulannouncing.com/cbs/aaf-reportedly-lines-up-distribution-deal-with-cbs-while-the-xfl-is-in-talks-with-fox-and-espn.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter Them on NFL Network might actually be pretty big.
  14. Somewhat but they've sort of made it a thing
  15. Sorry for the delay folks! @vtgco Illinois was inspired by me texting my friend from Rockford and just pitching some ideas. I thought it'd be bold and striking since all the other teams have a decent amount of color. If you want a more concrete explanation, the Land of Lincoln and the White Sox. Finally here's the last four teams in Tier 1! I tried to get a little crazy here to round off the group. (The pewter colors are for the Granite State, with a crazy cartography pattern on illustrator) (there's 6 curling clubs in Ohio) So that's Tier 1, the best and brightest in the country. Tier 2 is a mid range of states with a decent number of tournaments and clubs. The best two teams would be promoted to Tier 1. The states in this tier include: Maryland Idaho Connecticut Indiana California Arizona Vermont Maine New Jersey Iowa Oregon Pennsylvania open to suggestions for these! I’ve thought of a few, but will take all the help I can get
  16. I’m surprised no one has tried a team in canton yet
  17. Yep this is the reason also those socks definitely don't hurt
  18. I have a theory that this is a good look, but the baggy baseball pants players wear now ruin it (keep scrolling and you'll see)
  19. Randomly stumbled into this and did a quick look through all of them. Wow dude, you have some serious talent. There are some very fresh takes on logos people consider timeless, and i applaud you for going there. Some that stood out as being very very good were - Packers, Steelers, Texans, Colts, Raiders, Bears, Cowboys. The Panthers C eye would be a great alt logo for sideline caps and stuff. Also the Falcons sleeve design is executed very well.
  20. Thanks for the info @72freebie! Really good insight. I've only seen their uniforms in pictures so that's how I interpreted their uniforms. I've seen Dynasty's stuff working on my other project, they're definitely out there and unique for each team. What I was going for is invoking a non-curling brand's attempt at the uniform, especially since they'd be sent to the winning team in each state without influence from the team themselves. The close ups of the Dynasty stuff uses more of a fake collar, which I never got a good look at until now. I chose New Balance since it seemed like a "mid-tier" US manufacturer that might get conned into doing this project. Then the jackets are from me loving quarter zip jackets and I wanted an excuse to design some haha.
  21. Wonder if the NFL blocks off the month of January to be exclusive? Feels like starting Weeks 1-3 starting this Saturday and running through Super Bowl weekend would get the league off to a running start before people come to grips with not having football for 8 months the week after the Super Bowl.
  22. So I went back and changed Wisconsin - Swapped black and dark green, wanting to de-Badger the concept. North Dakota - De-ND State the concept, and turned it into a pattern And to progress further, here's Illinois, Michigan, and Colorado! I realized doing the above concepts t hat it might seem like I'm taking the biggest city and adding Curling Club to it, but all three are pretty old big clubs with dedicated buildings.
  23. And a Yard Goat is an old locomotive that moves trains from track to track. If Hartford had a 100 year old team with that name, no one would have their pitchforks and torches out. (funny enough, they did have a team named the Babies https://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Hartford_Babies) They aren't just puling names out of a hat, there is a lot of background research into the names. Yes, some names are better than others, but specifically Baby Cakes would only work in New Orleans. If the name was around since 1930, their relocation would be about the franchise, not the "failing" of the name. How I see it, the Eugene Emeralds, Norfolk Tides, Asheville Tourists, and Arkansas Travelers aren't on the top 25 merchandise sales list despite all having strong recent Brandiose branding and history. A safe name with a good logo doesn't guarantee anything. I get where people are coming from, i'm not putting on blinders in this conversation. Brandiose isn't bulletproof, their swinging mascot logos do feel templated. They've seen to move away from that in the recent brand reveals. I just think a lot of criticism they get for being too "crazy" isn't 100% justified since some of their crazier stuff does market itself.