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  1. Love it! Will you be making it available for download?
  2. One and two are looking good. If you are sticking with the gull, keep it in flight. In the second, the circle evokes a sunset, and the gull in silhouette reinforces this. It's telling me that this is place I should go to after work and get a good fish sandwich and a pint. You could use both the first and second interchangeably. Any way of moving the last 's' over so that it touches the apostrophe?
  3. Fun fact: the flag arrived during a time that is now looked upon as a golden era of graphic design in Canada. There was a modernist feel to a lot of the work that was produced, with flat art, clean lines and overall simplicity. Check out this resource if you're interested in some of the more famous Canadian logos, and pay special attention to the ones created in the late 50's, 60's and into the early 70's. http://preserve.northernarmy.com/
  4. Learning how to scale my stroke lines when re-sizing an object changed my life.
  5. I love watching this logo develop as you apply people's suggestions! Coming from a branding perspective, I have a few questions: Why the seagull? Are you located near water where the gulls would be present? I think that would be the only case where it would make sense. Otherwise gulls are known for hanging around fast food parking lots and garbage dumps, neither of which have positive connotations with restaurants.Try a standing gull as well. It's not necessarily better. Just wondering!Are you set on a color pallet? Depending on your target demographic you need to pay close attention to what colors you choose. Think of the McDonald's, Arby's, and Applebee's logos. Also: Wendy's and A&W's. All use warm colors like red, yellow and/or orange. These warm colors evoke comfort and stability, and appeal to the family demographic. You'll notice almost every chain of fast food places use these colors somewhere (even bloody White Castle uses orange!). Conversely, if you are looking into an older, pub-oriented clientèle, then you have more flexibility. Also consider your location in your color decision. If you were in Boston, for example, you might want to use vintage looking tones. Miami: pastels. The midwest: full-on Americana. Look to what your major sports teams are doing. They pay experts ungodly sums of money to choose just the right pallet for the region, based on history, geography and culture, to name a few.Keep it up! I think you're getting close!
  6. It looks as though the 1798 is aligned to the person. Both would need to be rotated a few degrees up; it's fine if he's looking slightly upward. Some things to try: -try the 1798 below the person. -try 17 on one side of him, the 98 on the other. -leave the 1798 as is, and put "Est." or "ESTD" on the left side. None of these are necessarily better, just different ways of approaching the same problem. BTW: Love the color pallet!
  7. Ugh. I hate these non-pluralized, esoteric sports team names. What sport is this anyway? Water Polo? Full-contact Windsurfing? Good logo, though.
  8. What font is that? I've been looking for that one forever.It's called Geared, and it's available at the Lost Type Co-op. Go check them out! There's a great type face called Liberator that is awesome for sports gear. Also, Homestead. Aw, there's just too many to list! Literally my favourite place for fonts!
  9. Hey again! Another one of my creations. Although it's not a sports team, it will be going on some sporty merch!
  10. Great work! Now: Do a fantasy concept where the table were turned. Do a contemporary Nordiques set and do an Avalanche tribute in the alternate.
  11. THANKS SO MUCH! This is an actual logo that will eventually be embroidered, so it's so cool to have a proof of concept to present! You, sir, are a scholar and a gentleman.
  12. When you get the time, good sir! I thank you in advance!
  13. Just... wow... I'm relatively new to the forums in general, and I just stumble upon this last night. You, sir, are a madman. And I love it! I have some suggestions for re-aligning the Canadian divisions, making the travel a little easier and exploiting some rivalries. Apologies if these suggestions were made before, but I didn't have the time to go through 139 pages! WEST: Vancouver Calgary Edmonton Winnipeg (suggestion: Mosquitoes. They're huge out there!) -Sorry, Saskatoon, you didn't make the cut. Or, why does Alberta need 2 teams? Why not situate them in Red Deer, which is half way between Cal. & Edm.? EAST: Halifax Charlottetown (Why the Chill? PEI is known for lobsters, beaches, potatoes and Anne of Green Gables) St. John's Moncton (Makes more sense for travel) SOUTH: Toronto Ottawa (suggestion: Parliament. Since we already have Senators.) Montreal Quebec City (suggetion: Patriotes, using a green, white and red colour scheme. There's already a few minor league teams using the nickname, but trust me, they'll love it!) -We call this "Main St. Canada" or the Windsor-Quebec corridor. Easy for travel, and the possibilities of a mini tournament of Ontario vs. Quebec. NORTH: Yellowknife Whitehorse Iqaluit A fourth team is tricky. Without transferring an Alaskan team, I'd suggest a coalition team made up of members of the indigenous communities of the north: the Inuit and the Dene. Or maybe Fort McMurray (Alberta again?!) or Churchill, Manitoba (known for polar bears!) The problem is that Canada's north is huge and sparsely populated! -With regards to Yellowknife, you should re-think the scimitars. The yellow knives in question were actually made of copper. Hey! Here's a little copy+paste history lesson: In 1770, when Samuel Hearne was exploring the Great Slave Lake area, he encountered a tribe of Aboriginal people who used copper-bladed, yellow-coloured knives. Fur traders soon began to refer to these people as the Yellowknives, and the tribe’s home become known as Yellowknife. -Want a picture? go to http://ykdene.com/. I think the blade looks cooler! Thanks for really entertaining thread!
  14. It's soccer time! Thanks to this awesome template, it was easy! f The home kit takes the chevron from the academic/corporate shield logo. The secondary is a throwback to the 1930's and 40's. The alternate uses another element from the shield: the lion rampant. C&C's, yo!