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  1. This is an all-around fantastic set! The colors are perfect, and they pop just right, especially on the black alt. I am slightly confused at the choice of the name "caliente red" for what is clearly pink.
  2. I think that would work the best. The vertical waves are a bit disorienting, but the horizontal ones look good.
  3. The logo is nice, but feels off-balance. How would it look with the D vertically centered on top of the stripes?
  4. I really like this, my only nitpick is the secondary logo. I feel like it would work better with the W part smaller, leaving the shape of the state more intact.
  5. Wow, these are awesome! One of the best in the series. Thank you!
  6. Holy Cow, these are great! I need more; could you link to your NHL series?
  7. Holy crap, I love the set for my Pens! The steel beam striping is amazing. The alt is my favorite, although I think the grey should be used all throughout; the TV numbers stick out weird in black.
  8. I'd sharpen the corners and try to give it a more realistic shape, at the risk of starting to descend into the uncanny valley. Maybe use this as a reference image. Lots of snakes have that sort of shape for their nose, so it might be more instantly recognizable as just the snake's head. In addition, I'd extend the "neck" a bit more. I think you made the right call in putting that in, but I don't think it was executed well enough to have the desired effect. Alternatively, I think having the full snake form the C could work well (although I do like the fang you have in the current logo). Overall, a well-done concept. I think the uniform design works well, especially the fonts.
  9. I actually like how the Triceratops looks right now; it has a vibe of "Those rocks look like a dinosaur if you look at just the right angle!". I think a few perspective fixes could be made, but the overall aestethic should definitely stay.
  10. Could I see what Minnesota's set looks like with the M cut off from the extended stripes (AKA the normal logo, and then separate stripes wrapping around)? As a Gophers fan, it looks weird with the ends extended.
  11. I've been pretty silently following this series, but I have to compliment you on those Virginia unis. That you found so many ways to incorporate that stripe is genius. I'm not sure how exactly you're doing the order/regions, or what teams are included, but now that we're on the Mid-Atlantic, I'm wondering if you're doing one for WVU. I have a couple of friends on the WVU Quidditch team, and I'd love to see a good look for them.
  12. Shoot, I was excited about a possible concept for a team in Morgantown. Still a nice concept for Erie, although I wish there were maybe some blue in it considering the name.
  13. As a Vikings fan, that set is an absolute YES. The Vikings have been adding more history to their brand-the SKOL chant, the Viking longships outside the stadium, etc. I personally love all of that. Although I can't imagine them taking it this far, I think the uniforms should be changed a bit to reflect it. On a side note, thank you for introducing me to your Kubb Leage concept. That's also well-done!
  14. As much as I hate the idea of my Twins in such a fiasco, these are pretty slick. My only complaint is that the underlined C in Part One looks a bit choppy.
  15. Sorry I'm replying to this so late, I spent some time off the forums when this went up. Anyway, I'm a current Mountaineer and thought I'd offer some perspective. First, let me say that it's a very nice start. I feel like a combination of your two versions would be almost perfect in my eyes. When you say "Mountaineers =/=Coal Miners" you're only partially right. There has actually been a push to integrate mining ideas more into WVU's identity. The football team currently has a WVU miner helmet that's used like a turnover chain whenever we get an interception. There was a student petition in the middle of the season to create a black set for the Oklahoma game. We even gave this hypothetical uni a name: "Coal Rush". So a black set evoking coal would be more than welcome. You also NAILED the coal rush idea for all 4 sports, IMO. The gradient is a wonderful idea, and also well-executed. Although I think the second attempt was largely improved, you got rid of a couple elements that I liked in the first. Firstly, the number font. The one the football team currently uses is definitely growing on the fans, and I think it would be wise to stick with it. The new one does look nice, though, and the way it copies the style of the "Flying WV" could be quite popular as well. I think the first one would work best on football and basketball, while the new one would look good on hockey and baseball. Secondly, I like your striping on the first iteration better. Triple stripes aren't really WVU's thing, and we're trending away from white except on throwbacks (and as an outline around the Flying WV). That being said, I don't like the slanted cutoff, except when it matches the numbering. I do think that with two alternate sets, one should be a throwback. It's your call, but I feel like the old football-over-the-state logo would work better on football's white helmets. That's just a personal preference, not necessarily one that most students would prefer. As far as your baseball uniforms, you mentioned not being able to find a good wordmark. I'm a fan of this one, used on lots of WVU sweaters (also with blue on yellow): Although in general I'm a fan of the primary on one lapel style for baseball uniforms, I feel that any set should still feature a couple of wordmarks. I also think that the Flying WV is a bit too square to appear big enough in this style. On a final note, I really like the gold basketball uni, and the grey football helmet. I showed this concept to a friend of mine who is on WVU's hockey team, and he said he REALLY liked them, especially the white one. If you actually made it to this point in my ramble, I'd like to thank you for taking my input about a month after the fact. I think you're just a couple tweaks away from perfection!
  16. I love that grey color. You used it well to give the logo an old-timey feel, but it works well as a more modern silverish as well. I don't think it works well in the name on back though. In my opinion, numbers and names should be the same color.
  17. Could you do: Vikings Home #84 (The Uniforms they had in '98) Twins Dark Alt #7 Brewers Light Alt #4 WVU Football Home #7 WVU Basketball Gold #44 Penguins Dark Wild Light
  18. I really like this unique idea! I've never seen a series giving each US state its own set, nor have I seen a curling series. As a curling fan who lives in West Virginia (I know, I'm just about the only one) I would love to see concepts for Alabama and West Virginia, even if they don't fit into the concept of the league.
  19. Any Pioneer will have you crucified for leaving the hyphen out of Hill-Murray.
  20. Those dark numbers are hard to read on the page. They would be impossible on the field.
  21. Really great sets! I particularly love the way the silver shoulders work on the navy uniform. I'd be interested to see what a red Titans set would look like, but I appreciate the decision to keep it out. Under their current identity, I don't think it would work, in the same way that yellow Vikes uniforms wouldn't work.
  22. I love the old-school look of WVU. Those shoulder stripes are slick.
  23. The new logo is... meh. I certainly don't like it as much as the other ones you've done. If you could make a reverse version, such that the eye is peering into the bottom right corner, you could put one on each side of the helmet, like an actual pair of eyes. In my opinion, that would work better on a solid helmet than a striped one.
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