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  1. Lots of good stuff here, everyone. Some of these were really tough to decide between, and some of my absolute favorites are paired against one another, but here are my winners: Egypt Australia Serbia Panama Saudi Arabia France Mexico Senegal
  2. Hello @SFGiants58. What a wonderful series. I have been following your thread and checking in every week or so; I just haven't been commenting. The amount of work you put into this is obviously tremendous. Enjoy your well-earned break. Thanks for the compliment (and also to you, @coco1997). This series has made me want to jump back in and do some designing. I have an idea for an ambitious project, but I'm not sure when (or if) I will have the time for it, as life has gotten quite a bit busier since I was able to do my Combination of Eras series. Once again, let me commend you for such a thorough and complete series. All the best, David
  3. It is tbdaniel15's baseball template. I found it years ago on here...I'm not sure if it is still floating around here.
  4. It's been a while since I have come back to this site, but I was really glad to see some of your updates here. I especially like the new hat logo. I also tried to use the Colorado flag C (and gave the sun seams) in my MLB series, but I was always concerned that the C from the flag was too close to the Cubs' hats. I have thought about redoing the concept with a slab serif C but hadn't gotten around to it. And you showed exactly how to do it: the slab-serif top clearly differentiates it from the Cubs and cutting the bottom to match the mountains is great. Fantastic work, and I look forward to your upcoming project.
  5. I tried thickening up the logo and really think it is an improvement. I also made the flame circular based instead of rounded-rectangle based. Do you prefer the double outline or the single outline? @bucknut42, here is the phoenix logo without the drops. I do think it is an improvement.
  6. That's an idea I hadn't really considered. I'm not sure I completely understand what you are suggesting when you say the "SC could be shown in the wrap that is lit," though.
  7. I think I misunderstood you; I am planning on setting Pantone colors for the project before I was finished. I was talking more about garment colors, etc.
  8. I've tried messing with that and haven't found anything that I like yet. Currently, I am exploring thickening up the SC to get rid of most or all of the negative space. I'll continue to explore this idea, though. Thanks. Duly noted. I'm not fully convinced I like them either. I was referring to actual garment color, but in my experience Pantone doesn't always work perfectly with the small t-shirt and apparel guys. When I expressed interest in locking in Pantone colors with my redesign for the school I currently teach at, our local t-shirt guy said he could get his Pantone swatch book out and we "could get something close to that." I'm not saying that our guy is good (I've had quite a few frustrations with him), but this can be the reality for small schools with very little budget. As I said in my explanation, any shape that I would pick would be cleaned up and given the pointed strokes. I have to create them individually to do that, though, so I wanted to get the look I wanted for one but didn't take the time to give them all the pointed strokes. Do you like the shape/readability of 3 best? Thanks for the feedback.
  9. They only want to add orange, and I have learned that fewer colors for high schools are preferable due to expense and difficulty in matching colors across different clothing companies, etc. Finding a good yellow-orange that could be used across multiple applications would be almost impossible with their budget. But, adding yellow-orange could be a fun for a concept. Do you have a preference between the three different logos? Thanks for the encouragement with the phoenix/firebird. I have spent a lot of time getting it to where it currently is. Yes, I have envisioned adding sport specific lines at times (for basketball/volleyball warmup shirts, etc.), but I'm glad to hear you think I would be a good idea too.
  10. ^ I don't believe so. I like the black and white. It would frequently be used on a red background. The red head striping you tried in your earlier version never looked right to me. I guess you could add a red outline if you'd like, but I don't really like the idea of a triple outline.
  11. Exactly what I was going to say. Good job, just clean up the sword blade on the secondary logo.
  12. I am working on an athletic logo and branding for my high school alma mater. The school asked me to come up with a new logo (or logos) for the sports teams; in the past they have used the school's academic logo for the sports teams. It has an odd gradient, so it is really difficult to reproduce on clothing (and the students don't like it so they tend to not wear any school gear). The school has always been blue and white, but the principal and athletic director want to add orange as a new color. Their mascot is the flames, and their initials are SCS (or just SC), so I am trying to work an SC(S) into a flame design. Now I would like some feedback. Which of these options does the best to make both the flame and the SC most recognizable (or is the entire idea not working)? Please note: These are still somewhat rough; I skewed and rotated them. After I pick a final design, I will go back through and rework some curves, reapply the outlines, and add the sharper outlines on the top and bottom of the flame like what is shown in #3. So please don't base your opinion of which logo is best to which one is currently cleanest; please let me know which one has the shape that best shows a flame and an SC concurrently. I know the differences are subtle, so I also made a gif that helps see the differences. I also wanted to come up with an idea that was a bit more adventurous and stretched the idea of the name Flames. I proposed working on a phoenix-bursting-into-flames logo, and somewhat surprisingly to me, the AD and principal both liked the idea. I think I am almost finished with it and thought I would share it here. I'd be happy for C&C on it as well.
  13. I have not. I guess I don't think I could get in touch with them; or even if I could, I don't think it would make any difference. I don't imagine that Chinese companies that create items like this have much of a customer service department.
  14. I'm sorry if this is considered uncalled-for bumping of a thread, but I thought some of you might enjoy an update. The other day @TVIXX messaged me and let me know that website called dhgate.com that has versions of my Brewers design for sale. It is a site that seems to sell knockoff jerseys. I did some searching and also found some of my Phillies, Marlins, and Rangers concepts available for purchase as well. If you would like to see them, you can check them out here: LINK. They have all four of my Brewers and Phillies concepts (although they are using my cream instead of white for the Brewers, the red Rangers jersey, and the teal and yellow Marlins jerseys. Of all Marlins concepts, they chose the yellow? That made me laugh. They are listing them as "new design throwbacks," however that works. I then checked aliexpress.com and found my Phillies (all four) and Marlins (again, teal and yellow) concepts available for sale. My personal favorite is this image: I really like that they took my design without my knowledge, but if I use this picture "unauthorizedly," I could have to deal with the "relevant consequences!" I doubt if they would like to get into a legal battle with MLB over legitimate use of logos and images. Anyhow, thanks to @TVIXX for making me aware of that some of my designs are being produced in China. If anyone finds any other of my designs being sold, I'd really like to know it.
  15. My issue with the full body logo is that it looks like the head is plastered on a different body. There isn't really any integration between the head and the body.
  16. I have to agree, flames don't go downward like that. It does look confusing; I was thinking that there must have been some hidden image in the ball for you to have oriented it with upside-down flames, but I couldn't find it. (Am I missing something?)
  17. It's the red eyeballs that are the issue for me. Makes him look like he isn't human.... Make those white and the logo improves quite a bit. Then whether you keep Stalin or not is another discussion (I don't really have much of an opinion on that; I can see it both ways).
  18. You have definitely improved those first few teams. Good job adjusting the designs based on the feedback you received.
  19. This is a good effort. I like a lot of it. My biggest quibble is how the checkered part of the flag is black and purple on white and has white on other backgrounds. The issue is that the pattern is very subtle on the white background but very prominent on the dark backgrounds. Either go subtle or bold all the time (but the black on purple, purple on black doesn't really bother me). The helmet looks really good, but I do think what you are trying to do wouldn't really work on a matte finish. I would go with a normal finish to make it more realistic.
  20. I like what you have done so far, and I especially like the Braves. I do have an issue with the presentation, though. Look at your post above. The uniforms are so tiny that I can't see anything without clicking on the picture to enlarge it. And I'm on my computer; it would be minuscule on my phone. Look at all the white space in your presentation. Crop that out. Then put your uniforms in two rows so they all appear larger when you post them. You worked hard on these designs, show them off. Right now it looks like you are trying to hide them.
  21. ?? Your name is TheRoyalsFan20, and your avatar is a picture of the Royals logo. Are you not a Royals fan? The Royals JUST won the World Series. As a fellow Royals fan, let me say that these past two years have been such a blast. I didn't think I would ever experience any postseason as fun as the 2014 playoffs--even with losing game 7 of the WS with a runner on third. But this year... oh my, it was so incredible. All those comebacks... Did you hibernate through October and early November?
  22. I considered red, but I think the black looks good with the turquoise trim; the trim really pops between the black (and silver) and dark gray. When the number is red, it muddles the turquoise. Yeah, that pesky D-backs moniker. I'm not a fan on jerseys, but they have fully embraced it. As I said above, I decided to leave it because they are so intent on using it. But putting Arizona on the black alt. makes a lot of sense. Here it is: Here is the home uniform you suggested: I like it, but I'm not sure it fits in with the rest of the uniforms. I tried a version with the sleeve pattern from the alternates (like several of you wanted). What do all of you think? The D-backs mark will stay on the red alternate. The logo gets swallowed up on the red background.
  23. ^^^ I agree. The weird thing on the back of the white jersey (I would imagine) look like sweat. I love the rest of it!! Hmm. I like the more sublimated design on the home and road jerseys more than the pattern-on-the-sleeve look. Soccer kits use sublimation quite frequently, and it doesn't get comments about it looking like sweat. Is it because sublimation hasn't appeared on a MLB jersey before, or is it the execution of it? Of course there are too many pants! And we don't need to give Lukas anything else to write about, but it wasn't one of the things that I felt needed to be changed with their design. I'll take the compliment embedded in that. Thanks. Thanks. Fair enough. I wanted to keep the differing color nameplate and number from their primary jerseys. I like the look, and it helps with color balance.
  24. Oops. The road jersey was supposed to have the Arizona wordmark. I must have forgotten to switch the visible layers. I have updated the OP (and it is posted here as well for those who don't want to scroll back up).
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