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  1. Made ‘em myself. All except for the helmet in profile, which Fraser Davidson released as a freebie a while ago.
  2. Here comes the presentation! I'll be posting on here one division at a time. But I post each team on my Instagram page once I finish it, so follow @natesweitzer if you don't want to wait. First off, the NFC North.
  3. Yeah as it turns out, THE @oldschoolvikings is my 3D Concepts teacher. We’re gonna have a lot to talk about in class next Wednesday.
  4. Here's a quick update to the Bills. New numbering font to match the wordmark. Sleeker logo that's less of a departure from their current. I'm not sure that this logo's a finished product yet so I'd love to hear some C+C on that especially.
  5. I keep ‘em fuzzy so they’re a little harder to steal.
  6. You know what, you’re right. After looking at it for awhile, I kinda like it better than my original concept. I’d be curious to hear other’s opinions.
  7. Hey guys. I figured I'd post a couple of minor updates as I work on the final presentation. First, I created a stronger wordmark for KC, based off the custom number font. I also made the logo a little bolder. I applied the unique sleeve striping I built the Dolphins to the socks (they had the triple stripe before). Now all horizontal striping matches, and all vertical striping matches. Finally, here's a creamsicle version of my Bucs concept. Just for fun!
  8. I should have a couple minor updates over the next few weeks. I’m working on putting together a big 3d presentation to finish it off. No telling when that’ll be done though. I’ll try to throw up some alternate takes or something in the meantime.
  9. Looks great! It’s cool how the double stripe and font style play off each other.
  10. I'd probably use those black numbers on the road uniforms. Black with the orange accents is a much stronger look than the orange with black, IMO. Looks solid either way, though!
  11. That’s a clean look for the Jets. Reminds me of Wazzu. Lots of subtle improvements here. Good work.
  12. Thanks for the feedback, everyone! I'll be going back and tying up a few loose ends over the next couple weeks. First, an update to the Bears. I made the mistake of trying to reinvent the wheel with my hometown team when in reality they'd be better off with some subtle streamlining and modernization. For the primary logo, I updated their classic Bear logo. I never really realized how much of a mess it was until I looked at it this closely. I really wanted to slap this bad boy on the helmets, but there's no replacing the wishbone C. I made the decision remove the C's white stroke, and did the same for the sleeve stripes. This gives the identity more of a 'Monsters of the Midway' vibe, which honors tradition while still feeling fresh. I kept the 1936 throwback as an alternate. I really love those shoulder stripes, even if they're a little too much for a full-time look. Let me know what you think!
  13. Just to clear space for the bell. But I've never been a huge fan of hiding the first letter of the nickname in the logo. It can work with the first letter of the city, but it always felt redundant to me to have an eagle with a hidden 'E' or a falcon with a hidden 'F.'
  14. Wow. Huge upgrade. Clean and modern, but still fun enough to work for the Minors. It's crazy to me that some organizations willfully use such outdated logos, especially when there are so many designers out there that are more than capable of building great brands for them. Case in point. Would love to see some caps and unis!
  15. Yeah the face looked really flat without the cheekbone marks. Might be overkill but it gives the face some much-needed definition. As far as the wordmark goes, you're absolutely right. In all fairness, I put this together almost a year ago before it had been co-opted by every meat market in existence. As of this moment, I am actively searching for alternatives.
  16. Thanks for the feedback, guys! I'm going with the blue helmet for the final. I'm keeping the spurs on the logo so it's consistent with the number font, and I went with no TV numbers so the flag pattern would really stand out. Here are a couple other jersey options as requested. Thanks for the C+C. Good catch. I adjusted the kerning a little and threw in some grey pants, which really complete the throwback vibe of this set. You've got a good point with the wings. It could probably stand to be a little less Oregon-ish. I'll get to it if I can, but for now, I'm leaving it as is. I tried your proposed striping idea and it was a decent look, but a little too busy. It kinda distracted from the rest of the set, and I decided that it was more important to emphasize other details for the sake of this concept. Next up, the final team in the series, the Las Vegas Raiders! Since the Raiders have likely played their last snap in Oakland, I decided to look to the future for this concept. The logo is a streamlining of their classic mark. I went with cleaner, bolder lines, and took out the 'Raiders' script, though it still appears in the alternate logo. The custom number font is inspired by the wordmark. It's a more modern take on the Raiders to usher in their new era in Vegas. Silver numbers replace black on the away uniform, inspired by their excellent AFL throwbacks. Color rush pants come back to be worn for a couple of night games a year. C+C is appreciated!
  17. It takes a sec. The star forms the brow. What’s left of the H’s crossbar is the eyes. Definitely more readable on the navy background.
  18. Thanks for the feedback, guys. You're right about the light blue socks. Looks great. I've updated accordingly. Next up, the Houston Texans! New primary logo features an 'H-T' lockup that doubles as a steer head. The top of the T forms a par of horns, while the lone star in the center overlaps the H to form two glaring eye sockets. It doesn't scream "football logo," but it would be a unique conceptual look for the franchise. The rest of the uniform is inspired by the Texas flag. The sleeve caps serve as the blue field with the lone star, and the yoke on the home and road matches the two stripes of the flag. I couldn't figure out which one I liked more so I prepared a blue helmet and a white helmet version Let me know what you think!
  19. Thanks for the feedback on the Titans. I'll see what I can do. As far as the red debate goes, I'm with @Griffinmarlins. I've tried adding extra red on the jerseys several different ways, and it throws off the whole look. I don't want to completely get rid of red, and its expected on the crest of the helmet, so I think it works well enough. Meanwhile, here's a simplified version of the Saints. No football on the fleur-de-lis. No white except for base jerseys and pants. Better? Worse? I'd love to hear your feedback.
  20. Thanks for the feedback, everyone. My Bears fandom is seriously jeopardizing my mental health right now, so its uplifting to see some thoughtful C+C. However, I will not be touching my Eagles concepts for a couple of days. Too raw. Thanks, man. High praise coming from you. I appreciate it. Thanks! Thanks for the thorough feedback! I appreciate you taking the time to comment. Updated logo for the Titans.
  21. Yeah I posted on mobile and the formatting got weird. I'll fix it. Before I get to C+C on the Eagles, here's a rough sketch for a new Titans Logo. I want to see what you guys think before I go forward and render it.
  22. Yeah I just realized I used the wrong 4. Will be updating soon. I could go either way on the pants. I think the old gold pants make the home set a little too dark and heavy to be the primary option. They’d probably wear white 5x a year and gold 3x. I think you’re right about the helmet. I was trying to keep it from getting too Spartany but it definitely looks too Roman now. The face shield might resolve some of my issues with his expression too. Thanks! I can try try it out. I’ll post it if it looks decent. Next up, the Philadelphia Eagles! I dropped black and found a shade of green in between midnight and kelly, resulting in a much cleaner look. The striping pattern is a subtle callback to their early 80’s uniforms. I wanted to take a relatively ugly striping pattern and bring it back in a streamlined, modern way. The striping on the home jersey matches the sleeve cap on the away rather than the 80’s striping so it fits with the color blocking of the logos. The helmet features the eagle wings from the secondary logo on a satin shell. The finish would be similar to MSU’s football helmets. The facemasks are more silver than grey, like Detroit’s. I wanted to somehow incorporate the Liberty bell into the logos to inject some city pride into the set. Let me know if it’s working for you. I’m a little worried that it might be too shoehorned in, but I wanted to post it first to get your take. The wordmark and number font are a modified version of GreasySpoon. The numbers take cues from the primary logo. C+C is appreciated!
  23. Thanks for the feedback, guys. I'll be reworking the logo shortly. As for the Columbia blue thing, that was unintentional. I've been bumping the saturation on all my concepts when I convert them to jpegs to post, and I guess I overdid it with this one. That could be a cool idea. I'll try it out. Yeah I'm trying to find a place to fit in some red accents so it's not logos-only. Good call. Next up, the New Orleans Saints! I spent most of my time with this one working on the number font, which I modeled after Stahls TIffany. I tried to make it as New-Orleansy as possible. The new primary logo is a fleur-de-lis with the reflection of a football at the top. The new logo appears on the helmet and sleeves. I brought back their color rush since it's one of my favorite looks in football right now. I took the old gold from the color rush replaces the weird beige they have now. White pants become the primary option at home. I know it may not be realistic, but the Saints are actually gonna wear gold pants on the road now too. Let me know what you think!
  24. Thanks for all the feedback guys. I've been really busy with final projects the last couple of weeks, but now that the semester's done I'll be posting a lot more. I disagree about the silver. I think they've been too successful in it to toss it aside. The home jersey is basically the color rush but I doubled the stripes so it was more flaggy. I'll put together a concept without the silver though since a lot of people want to see it. Thanks. I appreciate the logo critique. The stripes were intended to reference the American flag but I guess they don't read very well. I agree that it can be improved. Yeah, unfortunately a lot of this series ends up becoming change for the sake of change. Especially as we're nearing the end. The reality is that most of the NFL has really strong logos. But I'm holding myself to try and create new logos for every team as a challenge, whether they're necessary or not. I'll try it out. I'm not usually a big yoke guy but that could be a cool solution. Next up, the Tennessee Titans! The current Titans update is a disaster, so I built this mostly from their inaugural look. The one idea I kept from their latest overhaul was the sword motif on the shoulders, but I took a different approach to it. The unifying element here is the striping pattern that appears on the sword. It's also reinforced by the inline on the jersey numbering. The number font, which is constructed from the Homestead typeface, is inspired by the sharp angles and circular forms of Greek characters. The new primary logo features a 'titan' in profile, with the Tennessee flag stars on the side. I think its a well-rendered logo, but I'd love to see if anyone has ideas about how to improve it so it better fits the Titans. Let me know what you think!
  25. Thanks for the feedback, guys. Next up, the New England Patriots! My goal here was to bring back some visual elements from their history without completely disregarding their dynasty era look. The logo is somewhat of a compromise between Flying Elvis, Pat the Patriot, and their original tricorne helmet logo. It has a pretty unique profile, with the negative space on the bottom left formed by an implied jacket collar. I'm interested to hear whether you think that works or not. (It also kinda looks like Brady, so that's a bonus) The American Flag-inspired striping pattern on the logo is reinforced on the uniforms. The number font is inspired by their current wordmark. The spurs on the numbers also subtly reference stars, reinforcing the 'stars and stripes' motif on the uniforms. I also gave them a new 'NE' lockup logo, which appears on the pants. Let me know what you think! I love the home uniform but I'm not 100% sure the away set works as well. I'd love to hear any ideas you guys have regarding that especially.