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Everything posted by Raymie

  1. Worth noting that while Pride Month is generally June, all Pride events in AZ take place in March because...nobody wants to do anything outside in June.
  2. That supposed Salt Lake Stallions inaugural season logo gives me big Overwatch League vibes...
  3. They had to increase the negative space because at small sizes it kind of blurred together.
  4. This is a stellar series, as usual. Glad I spent hours reading through all of it!
  5. The Jaguars font: let's make it worse by italicizing it way too much!
  6. Holy cake, just what this board needed, Mexican college rebrands! It's worth noting that when you get to the private universities, they tend to keep the mascot the same across all of the campuses in their system, and some of these schools are national in scope. (Tec de Monterrey, I'm looking straight at you.) UVM is a private university, and I believe their other schools are also Linces. If you need any context, let me know. I probably could point you to defunct teams, older designs, or some of the odd splits (read: IPN's two teams, UNAM once had three) in Mexican CFB history. If you've ever gone on /r/cfb, I've done Mexico-related stuff as well as a three-part series in 2016 that was designed to be a quick intro to the long history of Mexican college football.
  7. Given the similarity to actual sports branding that Blizzard was going for, I actually was surprised.
  8. They might want the GLA abbreviation to avoid that.
  9. I was very, very surprised to see there was no thread here about this. Over the last few weeks, the 12 teams for the charter run of the Overwatch League (the first city-based brands in esports) were announced... With the entire slate now announced, and not having seen anything about this here, I'd be curious to see what the board thinks. There's a real range of identities, though the wordmarks do get rather same-y, and the plural wordmarks give me a bad XFL vibe. In my personal opinion, the New York Excelsior has to be the most unconventional, but it's getting the wrong sort of attention from what I've seen. I've heard critiques that not only is the logo too vague (though it'll make for tons of great merch), but the players (mostly Asian) might not even be able to pronounce the name. Most are well executed, with the glaring exception of the poorly kerned Valiant. If you're like me and think this league won't last very long, and that the logos will inevitably make their way onto high school football helmets, Seoul and LA's logos (though maybe not in those colors, of course) will definitely be common sights in 2025.
  10. I can't get over the name, but it's decent. The black-turquoise-cream color scheme is excellent. And while I'm not a fan of the throwback attempt (the text doesn't feel snug), it's passable. It gives me a feeling of American League, not National, baseball, that's for sure.
  11. This is an excellent series. I'm hooked. The Carolina expansion is spot on.
  12. Apparently these photos are on Shutterstock. This is from a game in Wolfsberg, Austria in 2009: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/wolfsberg-austria-august-18-american-football-36471952 The X helmet image has been heavily modified but was also originally Czech: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/wolfsberg-austria-august-18-american-football-36375385
  13. It was adapted from the bicentennial patch used in 1976: http://www.sportslogos.net/logos/view/2078/Texas_Rangers/1976/Misc_Logo Perhaps that came from some official design?
  14. The teal still looks a shade too light — like the current hue.
  15. This would be a great upgrade. It's almost...too stylish for Tegna, which more and more feels like a TV station group adrift. One problem is that many of the "9 on top of peacock" concepts would probably violate the network's logo use conditions.
  16. I've never liked any of CF's logos...pretty much ever (that falcon looks like an indeterminate ghost). The shape of the C needs a good amount of work (it's got a weird rough corner), but it's definitely a step in the right direction. I helped the AZ Helmet Project out for a number of years (I was its primary contributor for 6 years) so I'm very familiar with the sorts of looks in use in southern AZ and elsewhere in the state. If you want more advice from me, I'd be willing to help.
  17. This rarity crossed my mind. Just four series in two years pit the purple-and-teal Arizona Diamondbacks against the Washington Nationals, including Opening Day 2005 at RFK!
  18. Had this one come to me quickly and I thought I'd share it... The only NAIA football school in my state is Arizona Christian University (the Firestorm), which started a football program recently sensing that Arizona players don't have many options to play football in the state after high school. ACU was started in 1960 but didn't take its current name until 2011 (it used to be known as Southwestern College). I had a quick idea and logo. What if Arizona Christian had always been Arizona Christian? Thus came the concept for this fauxback logo... ...And this set of mockup home and road football uniforms that could be worn as fauxbacks. It's basically a USC ripoff of the 70s/80s with a few odd details, but that kind of adds to the realism of what a small school would have actually done. It's also worlds better than this. I know it's simple, but let me know what you think. I like how the A and C have a real 70s/80s feel to them without being too dated.
  19. Well...it happened again. ESPN flubs the RedBlacks logo:
  20. The Columbus Blackhawks logo is a noted ripoff of one of the few excellent Arizona HS logos, Williams Field HS, which was done by Tactix Creative with Von Glitschka. This isn't the first time I've posted about it being ripped off.
  21. That's not a bad cleanup! As I posted on Twitter, there are subtle differences between the trademark filing and jersey. The most notable is that the jersey has a more detailed hand with three "finger" knuckles visible.
  22. I'd give it a name in Spanish and brand it simply "de México" much like the Diablos Rojos (baseball). Branding "Mexico City"/"Ciudad de México" excludes a lot of people in the adjoining metropolitan area.
  23. The Rattlers are probably the most successful franchise in the league right now in terms of visibility. They drew 14,500 for their last home game. It helps they've been good lately.
  24. They didn't release one. They're relaunching their site Monday so you may need to wait for then.