Captain Tsubasa

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  1. 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...
  2. Ughh! I don't like that upper-case-lower-case letter mix at all!
  3. 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'.
  4. Depends which one you refer to IMHO... This one I actually like quite a bit:
  5. Yours aint shabby either!
  6. Maybe you could spam so much until an admin erases your account? Yeay! Spam bot party!!
  7. Sorry, without you calling it out I can't see the '55' at all. Looks more like a 'SP' or 'Se' to me...
  8. Hhrmmm... But what if they think it's only for fat-peoples' weddings?!
  9. 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.
  10. 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?
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. Hi DawgPac, Using the art deco Chysler Building elements looks really cool! But as others said above, the bridge motive reminds more of San Francisco... So, instead of the bridge, how about a different motive on the shield? Maybe you could try a version of the crest with the Chrysler Building gargoyles/eagles?
  14. For some reason the new logo reminds me a lot of Caterpilar, with the color scheme and the triangle in the N. I realise they had the yellow and black going before as well, but it still looks much more 'CAT' than the old logo did...
  15. I feel they should have designed the owl shorter or something. As it hangs in there now, it kinda make one boob a bit saggy...
  16. Hehehe! These WBPA concepts are funny as hell!!! May I suggest some more internationals? BPC Bayern München, sponsored by Augustiner Edelstoff Hamburger Wunderkinder, sponsored by St. Pauli Girl or Astra Brussels Manneken, sponsored by Delirium Tremens Ganbei Qingdao (干杯青岛), sponsored by Tsingtao Royal Saudi Haram Club, sponsored by... errr what? Who the f*** needs sponsors?!
  17. By the way, is anyone at Texas Southern University upset that the wordmark on their helmets is so close to Texas A&M? And are they also upset about the bevelling? Looking into their situation might give you some additional arguments, especially about brand confusion.
  18. Hi Old Main, I am a newby on these boards myself, so what I write might not have much clout, but I think you would be able to present your point better if you are able to sum it up better. The way you are bombarding your audience with your ranting manifesto without warning kills any interest to seriously read through all of it and as Darth Brooks put it... In other words, in order for you to win any argument it has to make business sense. And as for any business case, people will only give you their attention if the executive summary can stir their interest. So, think of a PowerPoint presentation slide as an example and sum up every argument you have in a concise bulletpoint that also includes a branding issue - each point no longer then 1 line. I give it a try and attempt to sum up your 5 most compelling arguments: The bevel highlights are graphically incorrect and illogical, tainting the smart image of the university The logo is constantly dispayed inconsistently (on helmets, merchandise and signages) which is diluting the brand The logo with bevelling is harder to reproduce properly on Merchandise - and more expensive The bevelling makes the wordmark hard to read when reproduced in small scale - and hence diluting the brand Several surveys show that ca. 75% of readers (consisting of current students and alumni) prefer a non beveled logo Was that so difficult? When you have summed up your most important points, I am sure you will be able to fit them on half a page. And then maybe people will read it and take them seriously. Oh, and avoid any ranting, sarcasm, humor, etc. If you want to make a business case, then there is no room for that. I hope this helps! Good luck with your cause!
  19. Haha! Call me crazy but I actually dig those designs from Marseille and Inter.
  20. Rumor has it that they will be looking something like this...
  21. Same here! The brown kits are awesome!!!
  22. Nice concept! But like others said, add the feathers on the hat as well. Otherwise the C looks too generic IMHO.