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  1. I'd definitely make the outline along the bottom of the skull thicker.
  2. To me [(all the striping + spikey font + dated logo + words on pants) = Arena Football League]. On the jersey, I'd either [a.) Remove underarm stripes, move TV numbers to sleeve cap, leave shoulders bare] or [b.) remove shoulder stripe, make the "leaping jag" smaller, keep shoulder numbers. With all that striping on the jerseys, I also think it's inappropriate to have a stripe-less helmet (especially in black). Maybe put a broad, tapering stripe there.... maybe? On the pants just get rid of the high-school-words-down-the-side. I think it'd go a long way.
  3. i don't know maybe put a red cross outlined in white opposite the nike swoosh... maybe?
  4. The Switzerland logo looks great on the helmet/collar. I like the gray pants as well, it just seems like they're missing something.
  5. When i clicked on this topic i thought it would be yet another brand new account promoting "super cheap jerseys just need $19.99 high quality uniforms", but i'm pleasantly surprised. This is pretty cool!
  6. UPC code is on back with this current template, issue number, volume number (forgot to add on this one) featured largely on the front as opposed to date because this magazine is focused on the AFA season, which isn't the length of a year. It's supposed to be a better measuring stick as to where the season is at (ex: offesason-1~3/4, regular season 4/5~X, postseason X~30/32). The year isn't really important for the cover because people know what year it is when they buy it and looking back there would be extensive in-text mentions of what year/season it was written in. As for the bottom-placement for the logo and stripe, it's just a unique look that provides better visibility to the subject featured on the cover. And hey, it's only 1980, and this magazine will surely have multiple redesigns as its parent company merges with another or is bought out, etc., but my goal was to create something different from the generic type of cover that still brings back memories of the classic Sports Illustrated or Sporting News covers. Many features will probably fade away with the eventual redesigns, but a few will stick as identifying "quirks" that the magazine would become known for.
  7. Introducing AFA Weekly: Your Official Source for All Things AFA-Related! This is an approved offshoot of @Veras's "History of a Fictional Football League" which most of us have read (if you haven't, you really should: http://boards.sportslogos.net/topic/98092-history-of-a-fictional-football-league-1980-offseason/ ) in witch I publish magazine covers headlining the recent big events in the AFA and featuring popular AFA athletes, coaches, owners, and fans. The publication was founded in 1971 by Orange Grove Publishing, and was titled AFA Magazine until 1978, when it got bought out by the much larger East Shore Media Company and was renamed to AFA Weekly, although it's still referred to as AFA Magazine by many. The release format is 1 volume a year, each volume consisting of 30-32 issues, published once a week during the regular season and playoffs with a few issues interspersed throughout the offseason. This is the first issue of Volume 10, hope you enjoy!
  8. Not an improvement, but not worse than before. Pretty meh.
  9. I don't know how long this has been a thing but I just noticed it this morning eating some unsalted peanuts, and I haven't seen it anywhere else on the site so far: I think the new Mr. Peanut is definitely an improvement, but I liked the old wordmark and I think the new one looks too "sporty". One of the first things that came to mind when I saw it was the Cavs jersey wordmark, and it does look pretty similar, save for the fact that the "A" isn't curved at the top. Anyways, here is the new packaging. The overall look is pretty easy on the eyes, but something about not being able to see into the bottom of the jar really bugs me. What do you guys think?
  10. Also, it's almost hard to believe that there that many schools with piss-poor branding. I feel like most of these schools current brand identities were made by current CCSLC'ers when they were like 8.
  11. I loved that update the instant I saw it. Also, BU is 3 wins away from being NAIA Baseball National Champs!
  12. Yeah it looks way nicer. I think I'll go with that and move the E up further to make the logo not so tall. Thanks! P.S. Screw your tape helmets.
  13. Here's a .png version of the template with 1 layer: , but for best results I'd use either the .psd or if you dont have Photoshop download GIMP and use the .xcf: soccer template.xcf . It's up to you.
  14. About a year ago I was looking for a soccer kit template to use for some board competition (it might've been logolympiad) and ended up not participating because I don't have photoshop and none of the templates I could find translated well into GIMP. So I started working on one that was easy to use and I think I have done it. Here is a mockup of what a real jersey looks like translated into this template (I chose FC Barcelona because they're pretty much the only team who's unis I can remember off the top of my head): What do you think? If you would like the template just comment with whatever format you want it in and I'll see if GiMP lets me export it. I'll post any download requests just below this if there are any. PSD: soccer template.psd XCF: soccer template.xcf Image:
  15. Okay, so my high school, Bellevue East (Go Chieftains) is entering it's second year of football under our latest head coach. He is in his mid 30's and is all about what's new and trendy in football. For example, our jerseys have 2014 Oregon Ducks wings on the shoulders (in purple and silver) on a BFBS base. The number font is strange and angular and the pants (BFBS as well) have the word BEAST written down the side. This season, our helmets are getting a change up, and I (going into my senior season) don't want them to look as overloaded as they did last year (matte black shell, chrome FSU Spears on the sides, purple facemask, chrome American flag on back). Currently, Coach plans on putting a logo on one side and a number on the other (did I say he was into all the trends?) with a sparkly metallic silver facemask. The shell remains matte black, and the facemasks have already been ordered, but I want to know what you guys think of the logo he's planning on using and if my proposed fix of it is any good (hopefully so I can ask him to use it.) Here's the logo he is currently planning on using (I can't ask anyone else on the team what they think because Coach wants to keep it hush hush) Here's the logo I want to replace it with. I kept the same angle and slightly increased the bevel, but added in a little cut-in under the serif to replace whatever the hell is on top of the original "B". What do you guys think? (Bonus number font for other side of helmet) Your input and suggestions are appreciated.
  16. I was working on some soccer concepts and I had the idea of putting a small patch on the sleeve for every goal that player scores / save that goalie makes. It would operate like a pride sticker on football helmets, just be placed or sewn onto the jersey itself on somewhere like the sleeve. I don't know a lot about soccer, so why hasn't this been done before?
  17. The white text/ number on the second one is a no-go. The font choice is okay, but it could be better. For "The Heart of Dixie" I'd go with a more "whimsical" script-type font and increase the jersey number size. The jersey striping is a lot, which is sort of mitigated by the simplicity of the rest of the uniform, so it could stay if you killed the outline on the names and numbers and moved them down a tad. Call me a traditionalist, but I think all things Alabama sports should use either Auburn's NW stripe or Alabama's skinny double-stripe. Regarding the color choice, I think you should go with something other than the primary color scheme of a major in-state university. I feel like that would alienate a lot of people from the potential (fictional) fan base. As for the BFBS uniform, please kill it and we'll all pretend it never happened. Overall, it's an O.K. design, but there's nothing special about it that screams "Alabama!", which I think is a necessary trait, especially in concept series like this. This looks like it was taken from a catalog and had words and numbers slapped onto it.
  18. I switched the host from Google to Imgur. It should work now!
  19. Just for clarification, this isn't a concept where I'm trying to make it look how I want it, but rather I'm trying to predict what Under Armour will do with Wisconsin's football uniforms after the presumed takeover happens in July. Anyway, here's my justification for each element of the uniform: Helmet: I think UA is going with the red helmet, not only because it's new and trendy, but it also received pretty good reception among the fanbase as well as helping to distinguish them from Nebraska on TV. The only part I added myself was the small back numbering (which I think UA will do) and the W on the nose bumper (because I think it's subtle and pays a nice tribute to the team's helmet history, and I couldn't come up with anything to put there besides the conference logo or something). Jersey: The striping remains consistent on both the home and away jerseys, with the only real change being how it's applied due to the fabric pattern. The major change is the addition of the "WISCONSIN" wordmark across the chest. The shoulder stripes resemble those of the last few seasons, but have been broadened to match the thickness of the stripes on the helmet. The flying W logo is also applied to the area just below the collar line. Pants: The pants feature the most radical change of any uniform element. Initially, I applied the stripes in the classic style on the side of the pants, but afte r looking at a couple of UA's more recent uniform designs (Maryland, Cincinnati, ND Shamrock Series, South Carolina, etc.) I have found that they really like to accentuate that particular front panel on each half of the front side. Another really trendy UA thing is adding the team name above said panel (hey, at least it's not on the ass anymore) so I tried to incorporate that and as a result it looks incredibly cluttered in the front, and super blank on the back. But when seen in gameplay, I think the multiple angles of view will be enough to make them look not as gaudy and draw too much outrage. What do you think? does this seem realistic, and if so would you like to see this look? Also, how's the presentation aspect (this is a new template I'm trying out) and should I make any major changes to it? C&C much appreciated.
  20. This would be interesting. That logo is currently the Pistons' D-League affiliate Grand Rapids Drive's primary logo and has been since 2014. It would look alright if that's the route the pistons decide to go, but it would also be kinda a cop out in my opinion.