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  1. For the Fixer: The logo is an Eagle because the original logo is an Eagle. There is the obvious patriotic connection with Washington DC. However, with the money/bank theme, I present to you an alternate logo of Federalist Alexander Hamilton, founder of the first national bank:


    Also, thanks dravencult!


    Wow. Honestly, man....you need to contact someone in the New USFL and try to sell your logo. No way in hell those concepts get turned down.

  2. I think it almost goes without saying that the majority of people in here could come up with far better logos, uniforms and nicknames than these without breaking a sweat.

    In fact maybe that should be the start of another thread.

    Most of them aren't bad at all. The Locos logo needs work, but the Tuskers logo looks great.

    That said, a good amount of us could come up with something better. The problem is that a lot of us aren't head of an established graphic design company, which is what companies look for. They don't like to take chances with people who are unproven in their eyes. It sucks, yes, but that is how corporate America operates.

  3. I updated the concept today so now there should be a gold outline on the numbers.

    About the suggestion on the white pants - I'll experiment with it to see what it looks like, but keep in mind that gold is not a primary or even a secondary color. Most people associate the Jags with teal and black. That said, I don't like the fact that they took the gold out of the current uniforms and I wanted to come up with a concept that allows the gold to be present, but not over powering.

  4. Thanks for the honesty guys. When I posted the concepts, I realized that the outline for the numbers would have looked better with a little gold. I will update the concept with your suggestions as soon as I can although it could be a little bit since my workload at my jobs have increased lately.

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    Don't get me wrong - the Jags current uniforms aren't THAT bad, but IMO, they didn't have enough on them. I liked their previous number font, so I used that instead of the new one. I actually like the current wordmark, so I didn't change that. I don't like the fact that they left out the gold on the new unis so, I added it back in. The helmet design won't show it, but I would keep the color changing helmets. This team should have had teal pants LONG time ago, so I fixed that by putting them on both of the alternate uniforms. I'm actually thinking about putting the teal pants with their home uniforms.

    Tell me what you guys think. Constructive criticism please.

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    I came up with this last night, it's a little abstract but honestly, how many people on here have a personal logo where you don't have to stop and look for a couple seconds to see what it says. u can see a J an N and an L interconnnected. but I think yo I'll probably do more today, on paper first like colacock suggested, and ill try to post them up on here so you all can tell me what you think.

    C&C on this last one is appreciated.

    I like this a lot. Sometimes, it doesn't matter if people can see what it says or not. If your work is good, people will identify that logo with your quality of work.

  7. Good concepts...though I don't think the names are that good.

    1. "Shields" can't do a thing by themselves. Now if you were to call them the "Heroes," then that combo would be AWESOME!

    2. Isn't Challenger the shuttle that blew up? How about calling them the "Orlando Endeavours," as that's the newest and most successful space shuttle.

    Hmm...you might be on to something there. I'll toss that around with some other friends in my field and see what they think (a few of them happen to be from Orlando).

  8. Thanks for being honest guys. I suspected that the names weren't all that good, but some people kept telling me that they were good names. When I asked why, they couldn't answer. I hate it when people sugar coat my designs which was the main reason I decided to post here. At least I can get an honest answer out of people here.

    Now that I know for sure that those names won't fly since reasons were given, they will be scraped.

    Again, thanks for the inputs. You guys helped me more than you realize.

  9. Jaguars look good. My only issue is the pants. Less gold since that color is not as popular as teal and black. The design also looks good and isn't over the top like some that I have seen people do with the Jags (spotted jerseys? That's a little to AFLish)

    Chiefs - I like the red jersey/black pants and the all white unis. Not so sure about the black jersey/red pants. The updated number mark is nice.

    Panthers - Honestly, I don't think the color scheme is going to work. The fans in Carolina like that blue. They will NOT let that blue be taken out of the uniforms. The design itself though, isn't bad. The number mark is certainly better than the one they currently use.

    Edit: Bucs - I REALLY like these. Like the Jaguar uniforms, they aren't too over the top and the number mark is perfect. Good job.

  10. I actually like that. The black pants go quite well with the original jersey. The white pants aren't bad, either although I don't think Pittsburgh fans are going to go for those being a primary set.

  11. Vikings: Replace yellow-gold w/ metallic gold; add a third color to the team palette (but not black - then they'd look too much like the Ravens) Not sure about a 3rd color, but I'm all for the metallic gold.

    Rams: Restyle the ram's horn on the helmet into the shape of the Gateway Arch They're called the Rams for a reason

    Cardinals: Give the unis more of an Old West/Southwestern feel, esp. the jersey numbers Not a bad idea, but I'm not sure if the Arizona fans are going to bite on that. Still, if you have something, show it.

    Jaguars: Lose the teal - especially from the jaguar's tongue No offense, but this is by far one of the WORST ideas I've ever heard. I would update the unis just a bit, but changing the colors would be a no-no. Besides, I believe black has become their primary color anyway.

    Bills: Keep the logo, but otherwise blow up the rest of the team's identity and start from scratch, including the color scheme Update the logo, but update it more like the Seahawks. I agree with the unis. Blow them up, but make them look like they belong in this era.

  12. those colors are pretty mind-blowing gingerbreadmann, try turning down the cyan and citrus green or pair them with a dark blue or something. the combination doesn't really work for me.

    big dub- i would really like yours if the waves were taken out or put in a different place. the dimensionality of it all is ruined for me when the flat waves are sitting right on the bottom. i would take them out and take up the empty space with the date and location of the game.

    i tried my hand at this real quick, its not very creative, but thats what the NFL is going with, so i am just trying to tie in the area better. p.s.- yes, those are the new Rays colors plus red and orange.


    I like it. Simple like the official one, but your's adds in some of Tampa's elements to it (sun and palm trees, warm colors, and light cool colors).

  13. Everyone who keeps hating on XLIII because "It has nothing to do with the [insert expletive here] state of FLORIDA!" needs to show me this 'rule' in the Super Bowl bylaws that says its logo is required to pay homage to the host city. Of the first 26 Super Bowls, one game [XXI] had a logo featuring anything at all relating to its host city. If that's not enough precedent, I don't know what is. And no, your 9 year old female cousin could nothave done that in 25 minutes with a box of crayons, TrueYank; stop insulting the people that do this for a living.

    It's called criticism and as far as I'm concerned, it looks like something that was thought up and done within an hour - although it would be by a graphic designer, not some kid with a box of crayons. Either the NFL didn't make a good decision or there weren't alot of good designs that were officially in the running. No, it is not required to pay total homage to the host city, but most of the logos have at least SOME kind of element tied to the city. Yes, he was a little out of line with the 9-year old crayon comment, but he has every right to criticize the design. It's too simplistic for this kind of event.

  14. I prefer Illustrator. Yes, it is expensive and it has the learning curve from hell, but as a person who graduated with a BS degree in Graphic Design, Illustrator is well worth it. Bohob hit the nail on the head - using raster-based stuff is a real pain for this kind of work. If you can't get Illustrator, go with CorelDraw like bohob suggests - it's the best vector program not named illustrator.

  15. If that's the slate Brian, they're choosing wisely. Let's break 'em down:


    - No NFL presence to compete with.

    - Past history of supporting 'renegade' pro leagues.


    - No NFL presence to compete with. In fact, no major pro sports anything to compete with, really.

    - City is eager to have a professional team presence, and knows it'll NEVER get an NFL franchise.


    - No NFL presence to compete with.

    - Needed strictly for TV ratings presuming it gets a contract somewhere. Otherwise, it'll be ugly.


    - No NFL presence to compete with. In fact pissed at the NFL for allowing the Oilers to move to Nashville rather than Memphis.

    - Past history of supporting 'renegade' pro leagues.


    - Two NFL teams, but each sell out their stadium regularly, so no attendance-related issues there.

    - Metropolitan area that could financially support (by study, not by my yanking numbers out of my ass) 6 NFL franchises. So they could handle one UFL one.


    - No NFL presence to compete with. One could argue Tampa represents competition, but Orlando's its own market.

    - If the UFL went to six teams this would be the first market I'd drop, but a presence in Florida will be essential for the UFL to survive.


    - No NFL presence to compete with; other than the Kings, no real pro sports to compete with for $$$.

    - Could have facilities issues if they draw well enough, but like Los Angeles the television market is appealing.


    - No NFL presence to compete with.

    - In the 80's the Gunslingers tanked because of rampant mismanagement and a dinky H.S. stadium. Presumably the UFL would be better managed and in the Alamodome.

    However, Huyghue needs to focus his efforts on (1) launching the initial product (i.e., the inaugural season), (2) landing a national television contract, and then (3) survival. Any talk of expansion on his part - even if prompted - isn't just speculative at this point, it's plain asinine.

    I like all of those except Sacramento, which I would replace with Austin, TX or Columbus, OH. Sacramento doesn't have a stadium that is up to pro football standards.