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  1. Finished 5th here. Fairly happy with this one, as I'd came up with a bunch of ideas but couldn't really get any of them to work the way I wanted them to. I ended up going with this one at the last minute and just had to make a couple tweaks to make it look better (although it was a bit rushed and there are some adjustments I'd make now). My original idea was just a D with the antler coming off of it, but that looked too imbalanced so I added the second D to match the team name. I tried to mimic the shape of the D from the team's primary logo, but I decided to use a different antler shape as the original logo is basically a bad rip-off of Fairfield University's. Fifth place seems like a fitting spot for this one, I feel like it was good but not particularly outstanding.
  2. Finished 7th with this entry, which is unfortunately my lowest finish yet. At first I was pretty confident about this since I've done more designs for soccer, but unfortunately there weren't any teams that really stood out to me. I thought the Edge's logo could translate the easiest to a kit, which is why I decided to choose this team. I decided to go with Nike since I saw some NBL teams wearing it when I looked up jerseys (although St. John's looks like they wear Warrior jerseys). I decided to try and build off of the wave design from the logo, but I had a bit of trouble with the clash kit. I also notice a lot of people went with a sponsor, which I ended up deciding against. All in all, not terrible but I feel like I could've done better (and the inside of the collar on the clash kit is bothering me).
  3. Got my first medal with this one, placing third. Kind of ironic since I was more confident about some of my other entries at first - plus I honestly thought there were a lot of great entries (some that I'm shocked didn't medal). Guess it's just a difference in taste. I'd tried multiple Peace Tower logos in the past (including a Peace Tower/maple leaf logo), but for some reason I'd never put 2 and 2 together and used the peace tower as part of the maple leaf. It finally clicked when I was doing sketches for this one, so I'm happy that this one worked out better. I may end up re-using it for a later concept series. After that, all it took was finding the right fonts and picking between some slightly different color schemes.
  4. This entry placed fifth. I ended up deciding to stick with the original team name, as I couldn't come up with any ideas for the other names. The original idea I had was to incorporate claw marks in the P and R, but I couldn't get it to work. I knew I wanted to stick with the color scheme of the logo (gold inside, then purple, then orange). My entry here ended up being the second idea I had. I'm pretty happy with it, although I wish I'd incorporated the pride/lion theme more.
  5. Some fantastic entries this event. G: 13 S: 10 B: 5
  6. I finished 4th with this one. Just barely missed out on a medal but in general I'm happy with it considering I barely have any experience with designing baseball jerseys. I looked at some other teams, but the Aces were the team I had the most ideas for. Right away I was pretty sure about the cap colors as well as having a blue jersey with white sleeves, but from there I tested out a bunch of different designs on the sleeve. Because it's a minor league baseball team, I didn't want to go too simple with it (which tends to be my usual style). I first focused on the diamond in the logo and made an almost argyle-like pattern based on that, but that didn't really work to me. I eventually ended up deciding on the four suits of cards, and I'm happy with how the sleeve design turned out.
  7. No idea how I missed that about the name! Guess I'd just heard "aquila" before and figured it was Spanish. I definitely see what you're saying about the uniform, I had trouble coming up with striping patterns and I guess it showed haha. Thanks for the comment!
  8. Hey guys. I know, another portfolio thread, but I like the idea and figured it'd be nice to get a centralized thread for all of my entries. I haven't posted on this forum in a long time (and have changed quite a bit as a person), but I've lurked these boards for a bit and thought about posting concepts every once in a while. I remember noticing the Logolympiad after the 2016 edition and thought it would be interesting to participate, so I jumped on the opportunity once this year's edition started. I ended up placing 6th with this design. This was about where I expected, especially after seeing some of the really great designs that were entered in this competition. I'd been sitting on this idea and a rough draft of the logo for a bit, and with Mexico City as one of the options I figured this logo/idea would fit the best. I experimented with ideas for Seattle and Vancouver, but I think this concept was the best. The logo is based on Aztec depictions of eagles, while the colors come from the Mexican flag I went with a green jersey since green is such an underused color in sports, but I had a bit of trouble matching the striping to the home jersey. In hindsight, I think a red away jersey might have looked better, and I wish I'd changed the logo a bit so it looks more like a golden eagle (the national animal of Mexico) rather than a bald eagle. The colors are a bit muted compared to my original submission, but I don't think it makes much of a difference anyways.
  9. It was merely a suggestion. I'm not saying it was awful or totally wrong, I was just raising a possibility. I've really enjoyed this project and wanted to give my input, so I'm sorry if it sounded like I was complaining or telling him to do something. Either way, it's a great concept and I'm just glad that he chose Hartford as a location.