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Windell918

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  1. The Orlando Apollos are up! The default champs(per Spurrier) have a few changes to their set. The blue jersey now has the white shoulders to match the all white's look. I have changed up the front of the shoulders to mimic the dynamic curves in the logo and added a few stars on each side the add to the space theme. Up next:
  2. Here is an update on the showboats. I agree the numbers didn't work, I was on the fence but didnt want to have both first teams have block numbers. Poor judgement. I can see the complaint about monochrome red. Its very "color rush" I kinda like it still and more so I fear they would end up looking too similar to San Antonio eventually. A team with a name like "showboats" should have a a flashy feel IMO. Thanks for the feed back!
  3. Hi friends! I was really disappointed when the AAF folded. I felt they had some great logos and visuals and I really like the idea of spring football. I really think it would have worked great and eventually improved the NFL by developing talent. This got me thinking what if the NFL were to fund the whole project. Make it a development league for the NFL. It really got my mind turning with some idea of how this could work. I'll lay out my thoughts then get too the concepts: In this league there will be 16 teams. This is double what there was before but with the potential of crossover with NFL players support, this amount could be realistic from a personnel stand. The 8 original teams will all be returning and there will be 8 new teams. The new teams will be derived from other previously defunct leagues (USFL, FXFL, UFL, WFL) these identities may be tweaked or relocated. In my mind I see Roger Goodell buying the rights to anyone who ever challenged the NFL in a power move ala Vince Mcmahon buying WCW and ECW. Each of the teams will have two parent clubs from the NFL, one from the AFC and one from the NFC. The teams will consist of 60 players broken down in the following manner: each NFL team supplies 25 players -- 10 offensive, 10 defensive, and 5 flex players that may include special teamers or anyone else. The remaining 10 players will be signed as free agents by the AAF club independentl . The free agents may only sign 1 year contracts. The pro players must meet the following criteria: they are either still within their rookie contract OR have played in less than 20% of snaps in the previous season. This league would play a 10 game season, with a two week 4 team playoff. The season would begin in May after the NFL draft and conclude in August. This means the season will be completely independent from the NFL season avoiding any conflicts. The league is divided into two conference and here are the identities known thus far: As you can see the original AAF teams are slotted, and there are two teams that will be revealed in this first post. I wanted to make sure to do one recent team and one that is being brought back. The first team is one of my favorites from the AAF, the San Diego Fleet. Honestly I really didn't change a whole lot. As you can see on both the jersey and helmet each player will have a patch/decal to represent which parent club they represent. Free agent players will not have these. The Fleet will continue to play at the SDCCU Stadium. The next club moved north on the Mississippi. When I started this project I really wanted to recreated the Memphis Showboats from the USFL and honestly almost didn't just be because Memphis already had a team. I gave thought to moving the Express but decided it would be best to leave the original teams where they were. St. Louis was somewhere that I thought deserve a club after the Rams left and with a showboat history there it seemed like a good fit. They will play their home game at The Dome at Americas Center. I really hope this is a fun series for you all to look through, I have all of the teams done and organized, I just need to do their uniforms. I will alternate between "current" teams and rebooted teams. I wanna throw credit where it belongs here. First the Uniforms and helmets- the Nike hypercool Football template I'm using came from the board here, it was posted by user MattWilcox and he gives credit to a couple other guys as well. I may tweak a line here and there and add to it but those guys made it. Theres a link to that thread embeded to this post. Of course I dont own most of these logos. None of the NFL ones, none of the original AAF ones either. The reboots teams will be a combination of the original concepts and new elements. Some will be recolored, tweaked, fully redesigned. I will try to give credit on a post by post basis but if you have questions feel free to ask. ENJOY (up next: Zeus+Leto= )
  4. Hi guys. Been a while since I've been on here but Im needing some of that wonderful feedback this board is so awesomely known for. Anyone who has seen my work on here had probably seen my personal "windell works" brand. I use it as the face of the freelance work I do locally. I wanted to modernize it a bit and clean it up. Here is the old logo and the new look as well. Which is better? More current? Clean? What could I do better? OLD: NEW:
  5. Great set design and logo. Only change you might consider is flipping the colors on the logo for the home shirt. (Tan scorpion Red outline)
  6. I think I like the bottom one the most. But the neon one sure is fun.
  7. Must be Houston day on the boards today! Love love love that striping pattern on the clash. Did you try orange for the sleeves and shins on the home? Cant quite decide if I would love it or hate it just visualizing it. Personally, I just crave more orange with that set.
  8. Genie time! I will answer the first three questions about the new PDC to the first three people who see this! I will answer honestly, but you may have to think outside of the box to understand. Better pick good questions because only 3 until the nineteenth!

  9. Hey pal you've done a great job with these since I last checked in. For OKC I think if you married your two attempts you might have a pretty dynamic piece. What I'm saying is try putting the cloud over the "OKC" and for Brooklyn would you consider adding a basketball net to the bottom half around the ball to mirror the shape of the top half? Great job!
  10. Love the overall presentation. Dresden's my favorite so far (beautiful place, Dresden) I feel you're really capturing the feel of the cultures.
  11. This is tremendous. You pulled in all the character from the original while perfectly modernizing it. If I saw this with just in passing I wouldn't know it was an update. I was to then see the original I would almost be embarrassed to know that thats an NFL mark in 2015. It makes me realize how much an already good mark can be improved. This is tip-top notch!
  12. Phenomenal work. I like the black in their scheme but you've this scheme look fantastic.
  13. Great start! like both teams. Really like the way you're presenting them!
  14. Love the Suns and Raptors, Lakers and Celtics are great marks but too close to the originals for what Ive come to expect out of your threads. I really do like them, I just look forward to your work because it usually has a completely new spin on every team. Those two are hard to change with all the tradition tied to them. I just thought maybe Id get to see a celtic (normal pronunciation) knot or something along that line and maybe a tie to the lake part or lakers (I know that stems from Minnesota but why not) Again these are great marks. Would just love to see that reimagineering you're so good at!
  15. Thank you so very much for this! I would love to see this thread get pinned!
  16. I love your previous threads and I'm gonna love this one too! Get on with the awesomeness!
  17. After seeing GPs NFL Project 40 I had thoughts of doing one for the NBA. It seems like it would be so fun. Since I've been tied up with the PDC and will be until they put me in the dirt, Im so stoked to see someone taking this on. One concept in I think you definitely have the skill to do it justice. Looking forward to this very much! Well done!
  18. This is a fantastic thread and I agree, I would love to see it pinned. In my mind there is no better achievement than to be recognized by ones peers. To those enshrined: congratulations as all are very deserving, incredibly designers. As to the couple of replies suggesting my thread (Professional Dodgeball Coalition) be nominated, I first would like to humbly thank you for your kindness and state that I personally don't rank myself among these greats. Secondly, I would suggest to the powers-that-be that a thread such as mind not be considered under the precedence that it is not finished. I'm not gonna suggest a 5 year waiting period like the NFL and such but I think a thread can only viewed and judged for such an accolade in its full form. This is not a pander for my thread now, or in the future. Just a suggestion and appreciation of a great idea.
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