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  1. Sorry for the late reply - I don't frequent these boards too often aside from lurking every so often and didn't notice the notification. I saw that you were already trying the program out (I follow your instagram) so you may have figured out your own opinion on this, but personally I've always hated Illustrator's layer system and selection system. It's always been clunky to me and makes it harder to select objects. I like Photoshop's system a lot better, and Affinity's is much closer to that. I also like how Affinity always shows you a small thumbnail preview of your layer, whether it's a group or not, and that's one thing that annoys me about Photoshop. It's also much easier to use the node selection tools, since it only selects nodes from the objects you have selected, and not every single object there by default. It could just be because I started on Affinity so I'm just used to it. The only thing I really ever use Illustrator for is to do warps. I just copy/paste in what I need to warp, warp it, then copy/paste it back.
  2. Absolutely love both of these programs. I have access to Illustrator and I don't even use it because I like Designer so much better. Affinity can open .ai files just as Photo can open .psd files. In fact, you may be able to open .psd files directly in Designer and .ai files directly in Photo, but I'm not 100% sure. Either way, you can easily switch between both Designer and Photo with the same file, and each program can open each other's files without a problem.
  3. Yep, when the teams' primary logos don't really have anything I can change into comic sans, I'll either use an alternate logo or historical logo. Quite honestly I hope to be able to do every logo possible from the NHL at some point or another. Now, did someone request Dallas?
  4. After game 1 yesterday, let's move on to the Caps. Personally one of my favorite logos I've done so far in this series because of how type-heavy the Caps logo is.
  5. You really love using these patterns on the uniforms, don't you? Personally, I think Carolina's new home jerseys this year nailed the way that these patterns should be done: subtle, but not so much that you can't see it. I think some of your designs would look a lot better if you took that approach, because I love these ideas, but they begin to look a bit garish when you have them so prominent. Even Carolina's old uniforms look incredibly dated when you look back at them today. Unrelated from the pattern, I think the home jersey would look much better if you swapped the white and red in the striping. As of now I don't think there's enough contrast in that uniform to make it pop; sure the black contrasts enough so that it doesn't blend in, but it doesn't stand out either. Other than that I really like the design.
  6. Let's move right along here to Vegas. Also two versions of this one, one that's a bit wonkier, the other is a bit more normal.
  7. Sorry for the long break guys, but let me just say now that my updates to this series for the next 2 weeks may not be quite as regular as they were before, as my semester is ending soon and I have 3 projects and a paper to do in the next 2 weeks, along with the regular flow of homework and finals, so I'll be having myself quite the busy next few weeks. That being said, let's move on to Anaheim, who was requested a bit ago. I actually have 2 versions of this one, one that looks pretty absurd (in my opinion) but better represents the nature of this series, and one that looks less absurd. I'll likely revisit them later on when I have some more time. C&C appreciated if you guys have any better ways to make them work! Vegas is completed and will be up next.
  8. In honor of today, I have a little bonus for you guys. 2 bonus logos, actually. I should have saved the Leafs for today, but hindsight is 20/20, so let's go with the next closest: the green team who eventually became the Leafs. Also, for those interested, here's a link to my entire Imgur album of these designs. Nothing extra that isn't here, as I update the album right before I post it here, but just a collection of all of them in one place.
  9. I wonder what that design would look like in gold ... seeing as I would expect the Pens to use a gold alternate next year. Also, Letang is 58 and Guentzel is 59, not sure which you were going for there.
  10. Still haven't had time to work on any requests, so let's move on with another playoff team I had complete.
  11. Have had no time to work on Anaheim or Vegas (but they'll be coming), so let's move on with one of the ones I already had finished.
  12. Haven't had time to complete the Anaheim request as that one may take a bit longer than most, but I did have Ottawa done already, so Ottawa it is.
  13. Let's move on with our next request ... Minnesota's wordmark. This was a fun one to do for sure.
  14. You're probably right, I may do them after the NHL, I'll keep it in mind. After a few days off let's continue here, and since we had a request for Calgary, let's do them. The next request will be posted tomorrow, because yes, it is also already done.
  15. Not bad in a vacuum, but looks way too similar to Nashville's new look, and I would expect the road jersey to suffer from the same color balancing problems that Nashville has now.
  16. No love for Boston? Well let's move on then. In honor of game 2 tonight, here's the inferior Pennsylvanian team, the Flyers. From here on out I think I'll just keep going with playoff teams unless I get any requests.
  17. Let's move right along and go with the Leafs' current opponent...
  18. Understandable. However, my main idea with this series was just to replace textual elements with comic sans, so re-doing the entire logo in cases where the entire logo isn't text somewhat defeats the purpose if you ask me. However, I do still like that idea and am very open to doing this after the semester ends and I have some more time to myself. As of now this is just something fun and quick I can do during my breaks or during class when I'm bored, as I admit it involves little thought and creativity and not much of a requirement for neatness either. As a quick little bonus for you guys since it's not much different, here's Toronto's old logo.
  19. Well like I said in the first post, I can really only redesign teams whose logo makes use of text or a letterform, but fortunately every team has at some point or another in their history used some sort of letter-based logo, so while I won't be doing every teams primary logo, every team will still be involved in some way. The only team I have to reach for a bit is Carolina, where I'll need to use their not often seen (and possibly obsolete) wordmark. Thanks for all the feedback guys! Let's move on with the next installment in the series by ruining enriching yet another classic look.
  20. I'm sure most of you are aware of the reputation that Comic Sans has in the design community, but for those who are unaware, it's regarded as one of the worst, most amateur fonts you can use. I'm sure less of you are aware of its usage in memes and s**tposting, often being used ironically to create humor by intentionally using it to mock it. With my combined interest in both of those, I one day had the bright idea of redesigning NHL logos that make use of text or a letterform, but use Comic Sans. Let's start out with a bang.
  21. The logo is a bit choppy, especially around the curve on the back of the head, but it's a good start and I really like the idea. The jerseys look pretty nice too, but I would lose the black cuffs and change the white into black. After all, their actual home jersey has very little white, only on the numbers and logos.
  22. I'm digging the striping, but I think I'd swap the yellow and blue stripes on the road jersey. I'm also not feeling the number font at all, I don't think it fits Nashville. I'd stick with their current one.
  23. Looking at the logos on the map, most of them look really solid! There are a few that I'm confused/intrigued about, but I can comment about those when the full team is revealed. I'm not a huge fan of the league/conference logos, though. The league logo barely even looks like a puck to me, and looks more like 2 stacked balls. As for the conference logos, I think they might be a bit on the plain side, and I'm personally not feeling the typeface used. Also, one small nitpick: you have cleats on the template, would they really be using cleats? I'm pretty sure you're just using a soccer template since it fits so well, but I'm not so sure they'd wear cleats on a court. Changing the shoe color from bright green might not hurt either. Overall I'm liking what I see so far, and I'm looking forward to seeing more!
  24. See, I hate the fact that the Golden Triangle symbolism is gone, but I just think the white triangle has a much more vintage look to it than leaving it yellow. Here it is with a golden triangle anyways just for fun.
  25. In large part because of the HJC Open, I have a few extra concepts lying around on my hard drives, so I'd might as well post them here, too. The first one is a Minnesota Wild "redesign", which is more or less just an "ideal look" or a "fix" to their uniforms. Nothing special here if I'm being honest. Next up, a Colorado Avalanche concept, where my idea was to take the full length shoulder yoke they already use, but put a mountain design cutting into it about halfway down the sleeves. If that doesn't make sense, just look below. I also replaced the black with navy blue, though outside of the pants and gloves it only appears in the logo. The next one is a New York Islanders set where I tried to bring back teal. On the home and road sets I only used it as an accent color, and in large part kept the striping faithful to their current look. The logos are a bit of a departure, though. For the alt, I went all-out teal and even used a wave pattern on the hem. Next is a very slightly revised Penguins' concept that I actually posted as an alternate in another thread of mine a few months ago, but here it is again on a different template and with slight revisions. I think my design decisions should be spelled out on the image for the most part. Last, and possibly my favorite of the bunch, is a Blue Jackets concept. After seeing another Jackets concept, I thought that the Jackets may be one of the few teams that vintage white would fit well with, so I went with it. The striping is inspired by the Ohio flag, which isn't the most innovative for the Jackets, but I really like the way this turned out, and I'm surprised it didn't look any more basic than this. The typeface was also custom formed by myself based on the one inside of their alternate roundel, since their new Adidas typeface hasn't really been seen in enough detail to trace or re-create yet. That's all I have for now, but I should be posting a Sherbrooke Phoenix concept pretty soon once I finish it. C&C appreciated!
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