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About emberstudio

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  1. Thanks for all of the feedback, everyone. I'm definitely applying some of the suggestions. Still working on it but here's the latest: The beveling is the biggest struggle right now. I took the suggestion from @jaha32 to apply the bevel with more accurate light/shadow representation and add the shadow to the right horn, but it just looked weird. Despite being more accurate with how light would look in the beveled shape, I just wasn't happy with the look. I did push the horns up slightly, to create separation between the horns and the top of the "N". Think this does help with the previous crowding in that area that @officeglenn mentioned. Happy Draft Day everyone!
  2. The numbers do help. I've been toying with the idea of a shoulder patch, too. Think it adds some interesting texture to the design. And since I've been looking at this as an update and not a redesign, trying to keep some heritage in mind, the opportunity to add some visible retro devils green is fun.
  3. I really like it. The whole system is pretty cool.
  4. Yeah, I've been struggling with that part of it. I had wanted to avoid adding more vertical size to the logo, so I kept the horns low. But it might be an ok trade-off to push them up higher and open up that negative space more.
  5. I've wanted to do an update to the NJ Devils logo, I think the general symbol is solid but it could use a modernization from the current 1980s design. Really it wouldn't take much to give the existing design some new life. I'm also throwing in a jersey concept, another update to the current design that just adds some modern touches. Removed the thick sleeve triple-stripes and went with angled thin stripes and black cuffs.
  6. Generally I'd agree, but for a legacy celebration like this one it kind of makes sense. It's weird to talk about 150 years of history and then pair that with a super-modern design. Traditional white is a safe way to go with this.
  7. Thanks for the feedback everyone! I made some changes:
  8. This is my first real attempt at a mascot/character logo, so feedback is definitely welcome. Fictional team, just for practice.
  9. The league logo is my favorite. The team logos look great, with just a few minor issues. Something about the football bombs on Ashford seems off to me. And the firestorm "M" is way too wide but that's not your fault. The "M" in Geared Slab was horribly designed. Doesn't fit with the font. If you can narrow it, might be worth doing. Other than that, great stuff, nicely done.
  10. I went in a slightly different direction with bringing out the "flight" theme with a wing shape added to the sides. I added just a bit onto the the enclosure shape, and also built some extension on to the letters as well. It's a little more understated than I originally planned on with creating the wing shapes, but I kind of like the subtlety of it.
  11. Thanks for the compliment! And for the sketch. This is very much along the lines of what I've been thinking, adding some of the wing effect to the side of the shape. It already sort of has it, with the angles and pointed edges, it just needs more definition. I like what you were going for in the sketch, thanks for that.
  12. The initial designs I was working on had wings of some sort in them, but I opted to just try and let the shape have a sort of "winged" look to it. The sharp pointed edges at the side, sort of a nod to a pilot's wing badge. But maybe it's way too subtle. Or needs some slight feathering at the edges to make it look more like wings. Thanks for the feedback.
  13. I spent an little time this week working on a concept design for an update to a minor league basketball team logo and secondary mark. Let me know what you think. I'm sort of new to sports logo design, so any feedback is definitely welcome.
  14. Why do so many high schools do this? I could sort of understand it back in the pre-Interwebs days, it was harder to get access to resources for original designs. But today, I just don't get it. At the very least a school can go and grab a stock design and, while not necessarily unique, it's at least not a rip-off of a well-known team logo.