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  1. It is a small improvement over the NASL version... https://scontent.fyxd2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t45.1600-4/cp0/q90/c0.11.720.376/s552x414/29964441_6101714021521_2705062079097733120_n.png.jpg?_nc_cat=0&efg=eyJxZV9ncm91cHMiOlsibm9fc2FmZV9pbWFnZV9mb3JfYWRzX2ltYWdlIl19&_nc_eui2=AeHOOkNepUus2Df7l1asymGlBxWrKEmDXC69Yu_wGIWJFdLMT0CWoS8267PoRpaurTqORr7yDkRmlkntTagaijPRsCNxAOSUfJ9fTIeDsKOkqw&oh=59191aee0fc74b31a056edbb16b20eda&oe=5BA91ED3
  2. Overall, very good work! A nice thing about these concepts is they use a variety of styles, so they don't look as though they were all done by the same designer (although they were). As my username implies, I, too, am a fan of heraldic design. As such, I feel a need to point out for this Toronto set that the 'belt' used by the Duke of York as a badge is really a garter, as in the Order of the Garter he is entitled to display as a member. Many Scottish clan badges use similar looking belts, so it is confusing. Given the heraldic references, I am somewhat dissatisfied with how stylised (1970s logo style) the garter and the trillium are. A touch more realism would make them ring truer for me, recognising that heraldic art is inherently stylised, even when blazoned as 'proper.' As examples of what I am talking about, I like the trilliums used in the arms of the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists and the way the garter is portrayed on the Queen's arms. It comes down to adding a little more realistic detail, but not too much.
  3. Thanks for your reply, and I totally sympathise with your situation. This was not meant to be any form of attack, just a suggestion for improvement. My suggestion still stands, as being a clear one-stop place for fans to contribute news and updates (both for you and for other users to see), and for you to review them whenever time allows. This would surely save you some time, or time for any volunteer moderators who might help you out in this (my next helpful suggestion).
  4. The problem with the ads covering the logos seems to be resolved. Thanks! Moving on to something else: I have seen others express frustration at trying to get new of updates to this site, and I have also been frustrated to see updates and corrections ignored here for years. I was just looking for the appropriate place to contribute the news today that the CFL Edmonton Eskimos have taken the step (for the first time) of asking their fans in a survey what their views on the nickname are, but I couldn't find any place other than this part of the forum. http://edmontonjournal.com/sports/football/cfl/edmonton-eskimos/edmonton-eskimos-pose-question-of-name-change-in-fan-survey/wcm/08d8b090-a938-447d-9768-28a6a023f12f So, here is my suggestion: an official thread within the forum where news, updates, corrections, etc. can be posted by site followers, which the administrators can review and act on when and as they see fit.
  5. I did another (rough) version of Johnny Canuck about 4 years ago, that I kind of like.
  6. As a reference to the logo for the proposed team of the same name from 1984: I agree with MSO94's assessment. I think the colours could be made more unique. Perhaps a teal or turquoise (what I see in the originating post is light blue), red, and gold, with white?
  7. Traditionally, all cricket teams wore all white. Similar to baseball, there is only one player from the batting team on the field of play surrounded by the defending team, so there is not a big issue of telling teams apart. Still, for the viewers, it is confusing.
  8. Not a bad thought. I won't go further than these quick mock-ups unless W-B/S actually wants one. I also caught a gap in the earlier design, by the mouth. While a diamond made of bolts is an interesting idea, I don't think I could pull that off recognisably.
  9. Definitely tacked on. Just a quick concept, and I agree the bolts could be integrated better.
  10. I was just looking at the updated logo for the AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, and was disappointed to see that the Golden Triangle (symbolic of Pittsburgh) had been added to the existing, different penguin used by WB/S. That got me thinking about a more appropriate background, and after learning that Scranton is the Electric City and Wilkes-Barre the Diamond City, I came up with this rough concept. I don't plan to do anything more with this, but I wanted to share the idea.
  11. I like this work. The red, green and white were the colours of the original 1917 Stanley Cup champion Seattle Metropolitans. This concept is clearly built on that team, with the red S and the striping also harking back to that team. Changing the colours may work, but it would lose some of that history.
  12. One recent change here I do not like is the obtrusive ads that actually cover part of the logo one is trying to get a good look at. Despite closing those ads and repeatedly providing them feedback that they are covering content, this persists, and some ads can't even be closed. I understand that this is how the site can pay for itself and make some money, but the ads that cover the content are really going too far. I otherwise have enjoyed this site for a long time, and am a daily visitor. In some cases, corrections I have suggested have gone unnoticed for years, but it *is* a large site to administer.
  13. Good work- it is progressing, but it seems a little flat and static. Having asymmetrical shading may add some depth, and the pupils need to focus on us, if it is facing forward. You are aware that the Victoria Cougars have already existed in both the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (the last non-NHL Stanley Cup winners, in 1925) and the junior Western Hockey League (now in Prince George)?
  14. So similar in sound it even crept into your writing when you meant sawbucks! You also may not be aware that a competing coffee brand calls itself "Seattle's Finest." As usual, you show a lot of flair and talent with this concept, and I know you're just getting started! I'm thinking faux crossed suspenders on the uniform would be in keeping with the lumberjack theme, and would also tie in the X shape of a sawbuck...