mdlesatz

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  1. I still think about this thread from time to time and what fun it was breathing life into old logos and seeing what others would come up with!
  2. I agree with both of you that there is a sense of sweat equity attached to our designs. The original design may not be ours, but the updated logo has a new feel and life which we created. It only gets tricky if money is involved. Take that stellar Florida Gators logo for example. I would 100% say that Ren should get any credit for the use of that logo...but can he sell shirts or hats with that on them? As a creative, I have a love hate relationship with copyrights if you couldn't tell! Great at work on both the Bronco and Gator! Maybe in my ever-elusive free time I'll try one or two to get back in the hang of illustrator. I may even have a couple that I started but never completed.
  3. Before I get deep, there has been a lot of great work posted on here! I'm mad at myself for not keeping up with it! The last couple of posts have brought up a topic that I always struggle with. When do we as the artists own the work? I like to think that as soon as you put pen to paper (or pen tool to digital art board) you own that design. However, when you are doing a logo update you aren't creating a unique design, you are improving an existing one. So do you own the rights, or does the school? See Shepard Fairey's HOPE poster for example. I was always taught growing up that the only way to cheat in art is to put your name on someone else's work. Unfortunately, that's not how copyright laws work and it's not that easy to understand. In this case, someone clearly took Ren's logo and started using it for profit, which is definitely a no-no in my book. Im curious what Ren and others think on this topic, especially with the theme of this thread!
  4. Of course I find this thread now that it's 5 months old! In case anyone is still around I'm throwing out my two cents! Being both a Tech grad and Houghton native, I have always felt the piano dog was a total 90s logo and needed a refreshing. After seeing the direction they've gone, I am not a fan. The old logo still has the ability to look clean a crisp when paired with other well designed elements. In the last few years there has been a resurgence in vintage inspired logos, which to me, brought the piano dog back in style. It no longer felt as outdated as it did from say 2005-2010. They also did it no favors with adding "MichiganTech" in 2005 in a font that makes me think of comic sans. Just a horrible combination of 90s and 2000s design. To me the new logo feels like it will be quickly outdated. In fact it feels like the design came from the the early 2000s era already! It may just be that rather than pick a new font, they locked the old comic sans-esque font from the 2005 logo in the weight room with some creatine and opened the door a semester later to find an edgier more aggressive font. I don't dislike the Husky logo itself, but the identity package as a whole is just not my cup of tea. I agree with a few other posters in that they have too many options with too different of design styles to be cohesive.
  5. Man, I have not visited this page in what feels like ages! Good to see Ren has still been turning out amazing updates
  6. Not much of an update, changed the hat and some of the shapes a bit. I realized there was a redesign done in '95 so I decided to do a version similar to it and I like it more than the original haha
  7. Dang Ren! I'm gonna have to wait until you cool off a little before I do another! Nice work
  8. What team/sport does this logo belong to?It's the Nova Soctia Voyageurs, formerly of the AHL. Sorry about that!I was just watching hockey night in Canada and they made a reference to the Nova Scotia Voyageurs! Never knew of them until their logo got posted. Funny how that works
  9. Here is the Minnesota Muskies logo...and because I was feeling fun I decided to try it in a different color way that I stumbled upon while searching google for Minnesota Muskies logos. Then, I was having so much fun, I created the Minnesota Musky-Wolves! I saw the old T-Wolves logo and thought I would try to replicate that in the Musky logo.
  10. Thanks Ren! I'm grateful to have found this thread and that you are gracious enough to let others post their work. It's nice getting to stretch my legs in Illustrator when I have some free time. I love sports logos but never have gotten to design any so this is a cool way to try!
  11. Felt like tackling the Oregon logo that was posted a few pages back. Changed the bowtie and updated the hat with the O. Not sure about the shadows I added on the second one...I still haven't come near Ren's expertise on that area! It feels like it could use some more but everything I tried felt forced.