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  1. Thanks, guys. Much appreciated. There will definitely be more purple than ever before.
  2. Since the most boring Super Bowl ever is behind us, l personally look forward to another great MLB season which is just around the corner. I'm one of millions of baseball fans who think that the Colorado Rockies could use at least a refresh, a modernization of their current look. In 2017, the organization has degraded their primary logo to alternate status in order to replace it with this very boring "CR" interlocked initial; unfortunately a trend that many teams in recent years have followed. I actually always liked their former primary mark a lot – thematically – but I absolutely disliked its execution. The simple design makes a lot of sense: the Rocky Mountains in the back while another baseball is leaving the yard – very fitting since the Rockies have had one of the most dangerous offenses in the past years. The wrongest part of their current logo is the font choice. Bembo might look great on other occasions but in this regard it is definitely a blooper. Or does the team play their home games in Aspen? I revised the mountain and the baseball, added an appropriate angular custom typeface and created another third logo, an alternate mark, based on Colorado's state flag. Completely gone is the "CR" initial logo since I can't stand these initials anymore (btw: such an interlocked "CR" never looks good, no matter how you arrange these letters). The revised partial/secondary mountain logo would become the team's helmet and cap logo – at least in most cases. Uniforms will follow in the next couple of days.
  3. The MetroStars logo doesn't work for me at all. I wouldn't say that it looks unfinished. It just looks unbalanced. The utterly busy and overly detailed top of the mark doesn't harmonize with the rest of the logo – which is very old-school. I completely agree with @raysox on the other two logos.
  4. Thanks, Section30. Correct. This will very likely never happen because MLS refuses to have three teams based in NYC. Thanks a lot, Zeus.
  5. If the good old New York Cosmos entered Major League Soccer, this is how I would like their brand to look like...
  6. But there are no white tennis balls with red seams! The Independent Baseball club Joliet Slammers – and other teams in the MiLB – have baseballs in their logos that have the same low level of detail. I like it a lot. Plus, I think it fits a lot better into that whole fun-themed MiLB design style. Two reasons why I won't drop the bubbles. Firstly, the logo would have a little bit too much unused light blue space, and secondly, these bubbles add that aforementioned typical "MiLB fun-theme" aspect to the mark which I wouldn't want to miss.
  7. Thanks a lot, TheHealthiestScratch. To be honest, I didn't even think of such an update. I was solely focussing on modernizing their mark by putting some heavy emphasis on the "Port City" theme. Thanks, guys! Much appreciated.
  8. Logos have been updated. Orange is now darker, more saturated and a touch redder than before to achieve better color contrast with gray.
  9. Thanks, Jake! It's looking pretty good on my devices (calibrated computer screen, iPad, iPhone), but in order to get even more contrast, I've decided to let orange pop a notch more by darkening it. It's some pretty ordinary shade of orange in the current logo. I now use a different PANTONE color that's more comparable with red-orange or burnt orange – and I like it even more. White, as I mentioned in one of the older comments, doesn't look good at all. It makes the whole thing look cheesy and poor, since there is actually too much contrast! White doesn't harmonize well enough for me with this particular color scheme and logo elements. Navy would be a terrible choice in my view because these gray elements need to be lighter than the rest of the logo. It would definitely kill the entire color contrast of that logo.
  10. I think that this one is perfect! Don't change anything! When you look at the original logo, all it needed, in order to have the idea of adding the "H", was to add more spacing in between the "9" and the "6"!
  11. My only gripe is that the skull theme has already been used by another NFL team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a team that in 1997 intended to look meaner and bolder than just the colorful version of the Raiders logo which they eventually were for more than 20 years. I actually don't think that the Raiders organization would ever adopt the pirate skull theme due to the aforementioned reason, but it's a great concept anyway.
  12. Thanks, Tore. It actually looks cheap and cheesy, since there would be way too much contrast – yeah, even that's possible! Just doesn't look good with this shade of blue, plus the bright orange. Thanks a lot, LogoMark. Thanks, bucknut42. I didn't want to redesign a completely new Knicks primary logo, although this of course is not the most creative identity in the history of sports. Yet, it's a very distinctive design. I've never liked the three different stroke widths that they've used for this logo (text, ball, triangle). I think it's about time to at least slightly modernize their current identity. Thanks, BigRed618. Their current mark has orange all over the place. There's even more gray than royal blue – which doesn't make no sense at all! No uniforms, since I wouldn't change a thing, except for using the custom typeface. Knicks unis should never change. I love the big numbers on the front and the subtle overall design, so I just had no idea what to add. Thanks, Kaiser! Much appreciated. Thanks, Zeus! True. It's just too much what they have right now. A wordmark which is arched, also 3-D, plus some skewed perspective is a visual overkill.
  13. Thanks to all of you. Much appreciated. Thanks a lot. That was actually the main reason why I've revised the badge in the first place: it's looking clumsy because of that very thick three-dimensional border (especially the top of it). Plus, that ribbon around it doesn't make it any better.
  14. Thanks, seasaltvanilla. So...you're already feeling cold? Thanks a lot, SNBSlugger! Good to know that a Mainer approves...
  15. @BellaSpurs: Thank you! Much appreciated! @bucknut42: Thank you! Not sure about the uniforms yet (as usual). 50/50 chance we'll see some (as usual). @HoopsCoach55: Thanks a lot. I'm almost 100% sure that they love their soccer up there in Maine (Mariners, SeaDogs), so an MLS team could be a potential goal someday. People theoretically could come from Lewiston, Bangor, Auburn, Augusta, of course from Portland, and even from Boston, which is 100 miles away, in order to attend home games. Just think of die-hard Packer fans who travel 119 miles from Milwaukee to cheer for their team at Lambeau. I decided to use the team name "MARAUDERS" instead of "MAINE", while the "M" was intended to be that logo that creates enough value of brand recognition, representing "MAINE" as well as "MARAUDERS". @vtcgo: Thanks! The star is a tiny homage to the star in the Maine state flag, although it doesn't exactly look like the one that's used in the flag (I left the rays out, would have been too much). You're right. The Whitecaps, Sporting KC and New City FC (minus orange) are all using the navy-medium/light blue color scheme, but I just couldn't resist. I didn't want to add a warm color, since I associate the state of Maine with cold colors (sea, weather during winter, storms, etc.) @KRZYBDGRZ: Thanks a lot! Nope. Any resemblance with that color scheme of University of Maine was purely coincidental. @Zeus89725: Thanks! Much appreciated. @jaha32: Thanks a lot! It's always special to get positive feedback from a designer like you! Much appreciated.
  16. I think that the fine folks in Maine should have their own MLS expansion franchise in the next years, so the largest city, Portland, could actually become the latest homestead in the league. So, here are the Maine Maurauders FC:
  17. – Try to use the same line width as often as you can while designing. In this particular case, it's absolutely manageable. Identical line width is always more pleasing to the eye. – The curved bottom of the shape underneath the typo doesn't work since "La Liga" isn't curved. Decide between arching "La Liga" or replacing the curve with a straight line.
  18. After 25 years of service, Frontier League's logo looks outdated, pretty cluttered and therefore could use a reset. A modernized typeface, a cleaner overall appearance and a new color scheme for the oldest independent baseball league in America.