Captain Tsubasa

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  1. I am so torn on this one. I don't want to like it, but I really really do. 

     

    Also, what @GFB wrote is spot on. I terms of branding, the new logo works much more effectively than the old one. After it settles in a bit more it will trigger instant recognition.


  2. Love the rhino! Agree with some of the comments that the volt needs a darker color to go with tho. Maybe a complete departure from their current scheme, with either a black or hunter green pairing?


  3. Some of the outlines of the feathers are a bit too thick on the top of each feather. You can see that particularly at the feather on top of the B. It'll look nicer if you reduce the outlines.

     

    Edit:

    I agree with @Whitefoot that you should try to make the feathers white and the face grey. 


  4. Nice update to your Sockers wordmark! And the kits are also gorgeous. B)

     

    That aside, without wanting to kick off any Euro/US naming debate, I would recommend to call the team San Diego SC instead. The SC would double up as "Soccer Club" as well as "Southern California". And with this name Sockers would still work as nickname too.

     

    Edit:

    For the crest I would really love to see some evolution of the current Sockers crest. I love how they emulated the concept from Boca Juniors and include a star for each championship into their crest. Especially if they "move up" into MLS it would be nice to pay homage to all the old titles in this way.

     

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  5. 3 hours ago, Bulldog22 said:

    So lots of C&C please!!!

     

    Great concepts lad!! :)

    I wish you all the best of luck with your plan and hope one of the teams adopts a design of yours. In any case, also keep your drafts as your references. Even if they don't turn into reality, it's your creative process that counts. 

     

    I'll give you quick thoughts on each concept below:

     

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    You start off with two gorgeous designs. Both are simple yet strikingly distinctive. I like how the first one evokes the ascent  to a mountain range, which ties in nicely with the team name. The "crested" kit is a beautiful reflection of the team's logo. A few issues I would see is that you are a bit inconsistent with the front numbers - either you use them or you don't. Also, these could never work as primary and secondary combo, because they both use too much of the same colors. A secondary uniform for this team should be something they can wear even if the opponent wears green. I would suggest you keep the "crested"  kit as primary and recolor the "twin peaks" kit to other colors.

     

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    This makes me scream: YOU ARE TOO YOUNG  TO REMINISCE  ABOUT THE 80'S!! ;) Kidding aside, if you want to go for neon patterns and fadings, you might want to go a bit more subtle about it, e.g. with thinner lines and color blocks, so you get a popping detailing rather that overly dominating the whole design.

     

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    Out of these I like the "landline" and "216 takeover" kits the most. At the "landline" kit I really like how the neon stars pop up in the back, but I could actually do without the skyline on the front. That's already in the logo anyway and on top of the sponsor logo it just fights for attention. At the "216 takeover" you solved this much more elegantly by making it part of the sleeve hem. On the shorts I would give the skyline the same "hem treatment", so it looks more consistent and subtle.

     

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    The "tribajo" and "half-stripe" are my favourites here. I like how they maintain harmony despite being quite complex. However, because they are so complex, you need to watch out where you put your numbers. Either you drop them from both sets or I suggest to insert a small number into the V shape on the "tribajo" kit and put the number under the crest on the "half-stripe" kit.

     

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    I like the "crossed" and "wavy" kits the most here, but they also remind me too much of Sweden and Barça's "Catalan Flag Kit" from a few seasons ago. I would suggest you try something that does not just attempt to mirror the logo here. The colors are nice enough, so no need for the black. I'm looking forward for what else you can make out of these colors. Actually the hems from the "fringed" kit are a nice touch, I would definitely use that element again. :)

     


  6. 3 hours ago, Sykotyk said:

    The Raiders name may be 'national' and they can feel like they draw fans from all over, but there's bound to be a ticket revolt by fans refusing to buy seats knowing the team will be hours away representing another city in a few seasons.

     

    If the Raiders are looking at Chargergate and have enough sense to learn from it, they make two loooong Oakland-tribute-and-thanks seasons out of their remaining time there. That way they don't burn all the bridges and may keep some of the fans even when they relocate.


  7. On 1/8/2017 at 1:19 PM, DG_Now said:

     

    Is any NHL team a global brand? I'd guess Montreal, Detroit, Toronto and maybe Boston, Edmonton and LA (the latter two due to Gretzky), but would they have any relevance in, say, West Africa? India? China?

     

    Just judging by the apparel available in Footlocker etc across Europe, Asia and Oceania I would say that the San Jose Sharks, Pittsburgh Penguins, LA Kings, Chicago Blackhawks and the Anaheim Ducks (when they  were still Mighty) are the biggest NHL brands globally.


  8. 12 hours ago, Waffles said:

    Empire of Soccer has found a few trademark filings indicating possible changes afoot for Orange County Blues:

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    The first one and the one in the bottom middle are very slick. I like the slight tattoo-ey look. B)

     

    The others look a bit choppy though. Like unfinished rough drafts. In the second logo on the top row the C is noodling through the O like it's trying to win a pasta competition. The first one on the bottom was probably just about to be sent out when they discovered the C was missing in the center and quickly slapped it on. And lastly, on the bottom left they should have refined the cutout at the C a bit more to make it less obvious that it is just a cut O.


  9. On 1/5/2017 at 8:24 AM, WideRight said:

    [...]  I am just amazed a new school in Kentucky is being named after Frederick Douglass and not that scary anti-gay lady from the county clerk's office.  And if you are going to name the school after Frederick Douglass why not pick a cool nickname that relates to him?  Stallions is a bit lame on that front.

     

    FDHS Abolitionists or FDHS Freedom, something relevant.

     

    Among all the PC discussion here, I think this point here needs to be highlighted. The high school earns my highest respect for progressively naming itself after Frederick Douglass. But if you name yourself after him, is "Stallions" really the best moniker to underscore what he stood for?

     

    Frederick Douglass was an autodidact of outstanding intellect who gave a whole new meaning to the term "selfmade man" as he lived his most inspiring life which he dedicated to the fight for equal rights. He escaped from slavery, became a leading voice in the struggle of African Americans and he was a "feminist" fighting for women's rights as well. 

     

    I'm certain the high school chose Stallions because Lexington prides itself to be the "Horse Capital of the World". So the equestrian theme does have it's merit and I reckon they chose Stallions because it embodies a powerful horse.

     

    Well, I have a solution at hand. Combining Frederick Douglass' spirit with a powerful equestrian theme, I would like to suggest:

     

    Unbroken

     

    Unbroken horses do not accept full submission yet as they are not used to saddle, bridle and the weight of a rider. Figuratively speaking Frederick Douglass was also "unbroken" as he did not accept the chains of slavery. In his autobiography he described it as follows: 
    "I have observed this in my experience of slavery, that whenever my condition was improved, instead of its increasing my contentment, it only increased my desire to be free, and set me to thinking of plans to gain my freedom. I have found that, to make a contented slave, it is necessary to make a thoughtless one. It is necessary to darken his moral and mental vision, and, as far as possible, to annihilate the power of reason. He must be able to detect no inconsistencies in slavery; he must be made to feel that slavery is right; and he can be brought to that only when he ceased to be a man." But Frederick Douglass did not cease to be a man. In his words "The desire to be free, awakened my determination to act, to think, and to speak." Hence, being unbroken means to be able to form your own free will and confidently follow your dreams. A great quality if the students of the high school obtain it.

     

    And then there is also a nice quote attributed to Frederick Douglass that goes "It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men." It emphasizes that children need to be brought up with good moral values and virtues so they grow up to be good citizens. This is a great goal the high school can set set for itself. 

     

    What do you guys think? Would you prefer the "Unbroken" over the "Stallions"?

     


  10. On 14 December 2016 at 10:35 AM, kroywen said:

    Given how little his campaign spent, it's no surprise that they never invested in any sort of graphics designer. It's like night and day compared to the sleek, cohesive graphic identity of the two Obama campaigns (especially 2012).

     

    In an age where everyone is trying to emulate that (and usually failing, like Romney's toothpaste logo or Hillary's hospital logo), the Trump campaign really stood out graphically. And even 10 years ago, it would've fit right in with most other campaigns (albeit still looking a bit cheap).

     

    There's an article on FastCoDesign.com about Trumps main brand symbol - the red hat - that offers some good analysis on this:

    http://www.fastcodesign.com/3066599/the-worst-design-of-2016-was-also-the-most-effective/

     

    "[...]while the hat is not good design, it is good branding.

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    The "undesigned" hat represented this everyman sensibility, while Hillary's high-design branding—which was disciplined, systematic, and well-executed—embodied the establishment narrative that Trump railed against and that Middle America felt had failed them. "The DIY nature of the hat embodies the wares of a 'self-made man' and intentionally distances itself from well-established and unassailable high-design brand systems of Hillary and Obama," Young says. "Tasteful design becomes suspect . . . The trucker cap is as American as apple pie and baseball."


  11. On 21 October 2016 at 3:11 AM, logoman said:

     This is something I put together (not for use) but for a look at other options of the theme. The padlock is open but it kind of looks like a stack of weights.

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    This looks better already. But I would still make a key the symbol. Found these two images which might serve as inspiration:

     

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  12. It's funny how the checkmark completely takes away the excitement from the word "Yahoo". It's now reduced to grocery level on a shopping list.

    - Milk. Check

    - Butter. Check

    - Yogurt. Check

    - Yahoo. Check

    - Yawn. Check

    ...

     

    :P


  13. Logo looks good as a security icon, but the fitness context does not come through enough. Maybe in the application, but not if the logo is on its own. How about a fist or muscled arm pumping a massive key? Rendered right this could look pretty cool I think. 


  14. A whole lot of great sport brands in here, that it's hard to argue with. Maybe some of you overemphasize the uniforms a bit too much vs. the overall brand identity, but maybe that's just the way it came across to me. Anyway, most of my favorite choices have also been mentioned so far.

    Here you go:

     

    MLB: A's

    NFL: Dolphins

    NBA: Bulls

    NHL: Red Wings

    MLS: Timbers


  15. The Fire home kit is a great look, but on the away kit I also think the flag is a bit out of place dangling on the hip. The NYCFC kits are both superb. As for the Crew I liked the two you dismissed the most, especially the away kit with the patterned sleeves. Good stuff! :)


  16. The theme behind this concept is "MIA - MI AMOR". I wanted to keep the crest very simple and only focus on the M and heart shape, so I did not even include the name Miami. The colors are turquoise and white to represent the ocean and sea spray at Miami's coast line, and the colors are also often found on Miami's art deco buildings. The home jersey is white to give the players a bit of relief under the hot sun, while the away jersey is in a bright salmon color which contrasts nicely with the turquoise. 

     

    So, whatcha think? C&C is welcome! :)