Captain Tsubasa

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  1. The best solution for NYC is when the team/fans/media/etc. come up with organic unofficial nicknames for the team. Something nice would stick eventually, I reckon. If it'd be "City" or something more creative and unique we shall see...
  2. Me too! There were some nice mock ups making the rounds already, but of course they're only fan concepts.
  3. By the way... What is the main application of your "Graffiti Of War" logo about actually? Is it for a publication (website or print), or an exhibition, or what is it?
  4. GatorHunter, please don't take my previous post as a discouragement. I realize that you came here with the best intentions with your work and all I have done was being an uber ass. I guess some more contructive feedback would serve you better. So here are some pointers... 1) Take it to pen and paper and start from there. Later you can still scan it and play around with PS. 2) The "Graffiti Of War" word mark should be in tag style, as it is a bit too long for a style with fill in. So practice "tagging it", until you've found a tag that looks cool as a whole and where the individual letters fit neatly to each other. 3) The "GOW" is more suitable for an artwork with fill in. Given what it stands for, I would propose a blocky silver style with sharp edges and/or some dirty outlines with messy drips. I hope that helps and I am curious what you can come up with. Again, sorry for my bluntness before.
  5. Honestly?! It looks like you used some of these whack graffiti fonts you'd find on dafont.com or something. If you ask anyone out of the graffiti community, that is pretty much the lowest form of style biting there is. And if you really can't draw up something yourself - by hand! - then at least chose some font that is not such an ugly toy style. Graffiti produces some of the best caligraphy and lettering of modern times, but also some of the worst... Sorry for being so blunt.
  6. When you visualize the logo more in it's applications, on sportswear and other apparel, it's actually a very nice design. Of course it will take some time until it will "scream Reebok", but it will happen eventually once people are more familiar with the new look.
  7. What you say would make a lot of sense if a majority of the NYCFC supporters were up in arms about the logo options... That said, I kind of fail to see 1) that there is actually a strong and vocal "fan base" in place already, 2) that none of the given options pleases the crowds already, and 3) that there is any concencus what the ideal logo would look like if it's not the shield or roundel that are on the ballot now.
  8. In the 1st logo you almost have a capital J going in the negative space between bird and circle. Maybe it would look cool if you can find a way to make that more visible. I love logos with good use of negative space.
  9. Really nice set, both home and away. How about using a navy colored box for the numbers (in white) on the home shirt? That could then resemble the "star section" of the US flag in a way...
  10. Nah, it's way easier to come up with a solid justification for the blue background: Of course it symbolicly embraces the European Union!!!
  11. I think the real controversy is that this esteemed company from Dubai is using a bare naked fire farting blue ass in a prudent Muslim country and nobody points it out!
  12. Sorry to be a little late to the party, but I give you a Flying Fox! The sigil of the Flying Fox Squad, or FFS for short, sports a winged red canid which is flying across a clear blue sky over a garish green forest of some sort. While flying atop this lush secenry, the canid dismissively extends one paw to form the letter "F", and as if by chance, the wings incidentally form a second "F". Of course, one might argue that flying foxes actually look entirely different, but let's not trouble ourselves with such pettifogging bits and bobs...
  13. Ughh! I don't like that upper-case-lower-case letter mix at all!
  14. In Asia they do use it on most of their cars I think. I see it in front of me while car lounging in the jam home everyday, and rather rarely see their 'KIA-in-an-oval'. But then again, here they are obviously also not positioning themselves as 'the cheap car from Korea'.
  15. Depends which one you refer to IMHO... This one I actually like quite a bit:
  16. Yours aint shabby either!
  17. Maybe you could spam so much until an admin erases your account? Yeay! Spam bot party!!
  18. Sorry, without you calling it out I can't see the '55' at all. Looks more like a 'SP' or 'Se' to me...
  19. Hhrmmm... But what if they think it's only for fat-peoples' weddings?!
  20. Hey El Sephen, Nice logo idea! Reminds me of Delirium Tremens for some reason... Ja, ja, zé trunk peeples zese days; only marry to get wasted! Anyway, to give some constructive feeback, one thing you might want to consider is to design it a bit more "watermark friendly". That means - at least for your watermark version - keep it monochrome so you can lay it as a transparent layer on top of a picture, and keep the shapes as simple as possible (only elephants and font) so that they are not fighting for attention with your images.
  21. Apart from darker blue, light steel blue also looks very nice when combined with brick red and gold: So, considering the many brownstone houses in New York City, maybe that might be a nice fitting color scheme... I like the thinking but not sure the Yankees would welcome a Mets-like color scheme. Huh? How is brick red a Mets-like color? Or gold?
  22. Agreed that it is a nice read! Regarding the topic "Color" I'd throw in a couple of extra remarks though: Make sure to define your color in Pantone, CMYK, RGB/Hex and RAL values for different reproduction purposes. If you leave it up to your printers and paint suppliers, you end up with missmatching colors all the time. Don't chose too many colors for your logo. Most often, two or three colors works best. Ideally the look of the logo also still works when you change the color (e.g. when you want to change it to that different color palette of the packaging of product XY), when you display it "without color" (e.g. on laser engravings), when it is printed black and white and on different backgrounds. Chose colors that make sense in your brand's environment. For instance, if environmental sustainability is important for your company and you print everything on recycled paper, you may think about including beige or off-white in your corporate color palette. As another example, if your brand is used in applications where people need to wear PPE (e.g. high visibility vests etc.), why not reflect that in your corporate colors, so their uniforms look coherent? That'd be it for now from top of my head...
  23. Apart from darker blue, light steel blue also looks very nice when combined with brick red and gold: So, considering the many brownstone houses in New York City, maybe that might be a nice fitting color scheme...