BobbyB

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  1. It's been a while since I've posted anything here but ever since the NHL Seattle group started leaking subtle hints a couple weeks ago about a possible color scheme I've been thinking about trying out some other logo variations. It seems like most people think the name will be the Sockeyes since the colors align to Native American history and artwork and the salmon is such a prominent subject of that culture. I liked the idea of using 2 fish to form an "S" to construct the logo. Finding the right style for the illustration was a challenge because I didn't want to align too closely with any Native American artwork themes or symbols, but still wanted it to feel simple and memorable. I'm not 100% happy with this and might keep messing around with some of my explorations. I spent a ton of time trying to find the right proportions and balance to make the "S" form instantly readable. Not sure I've struck the right balance with it yet but any design feedback or suggestions are appreciated.
  2. Thanks I'm glad you like them. I'm a fan of a lot of the classic sports logo designs as well. It can be tough to strike the right balance between simple=memorable and simple=boring, but that's the challenge I love about logo design. Here are some of the other explorations I was working on for this concept. I didn't want to overcomplicate it because I liked the basic concept of using the propeller and the having the motion lines represent the "S". I like the logo on the Seattle flag and felt like referencing that general form would tie it closer to Seattle. You mean the "S" shape? The logo on the flag of Seattle is a similar shape to this, so I wanted to reference it as a tie in to the city. Sorry if you're not a fan.
  3. These are looking good! I was trying to think of a way to do a logo for Sockeyes or Steelheads but was having trouble coming up with a way to draw the fish that would look mean instead of clip-arty. I think you're on the right path. One possible idea you could explore could be incorporating a 2nd fish to create an "S" shape with either the 2 fish or in the negative space that the fish create: You might have to modify the form of your existing fish to get it to read correctly, but I just thought I would throw the idea out there. One piece of feedback from a stylistic standpoint, and this is a little nit-picky, but I noticed that the details and line quality on the body of the fish are really sharp, but on the tail the illustration work is more rounded and doesn't have quite the same feel as the rest of the fish.
  4. Looks like the NHL announcement about granting Seattle an expansion team will be made in the morning. I did some slight edits to the color schemes of the concepts I'd been working on: Seattle Pilots I submitted this to Uniwatch's call for Seattle NHL concepts recently, so hopefully it will be up on the ESPN site when he makes the post. I changed the colors to align with the Seahawks & Sounders. It feels a little safe to me (I liked the idea of a more bold & original color palette), but it is definitely the most obvious choice for a color scheme to tie in with the rest of Seattle sports. Seattle Breakers Changed the color scheme to differentiate it from Seattle's most hated NBA team. I also took @vtgco's feedback into account and added a little more depth to the S wave so it would match the visual treatment of the sea lion better: Seattle Metropolitans Another logo idea that I've been thinking about for a little while. I don't think this is quite there yet, but I like the idea of using the monogram and keeping it simple for a Metropolitans logo. I've seen some other good Metropolitans concepts, but I was trying to think of a way to pull it off without using the Space Needle or the skyline. For the color scheme, I thought I would bring back the Sonics' green & gold.
  5. I've been working on some ideas lately surrounding the name and logo for the future NHL team in Seattle and I wanted to share them here. I have shared these with the @SeattleSinBin Twitter account and he has posted them to get feedback from Seattle hockey fans. The response has been mixed, with many people seeming to like the logos, but not responding favorably to the color schemes for either concept (too similar to the Portland Timbers and OKC Thunder for many people's liking). I've always felt that the Seattle navy & neon green color scheme would be great for continuity's sake with the Seahawks and Sounders, but not so great for the sake of originality or differentiating ourselves from the blue & green color palette already being used by the Vancouver Canucks. Here are the concepts: Seattle Pilots Seattle Breakers I have a couple other ideas for logos that I plan on exploring for Steelheads and Kraken, and I'll see if I can come up with some other options that are a little more unique to the standard list of names being mentioned for the future NHL team.
  6. I was gonna guess that it had something to do ATCQ with those colors but then I remembered that Tribe is from Queens. Are the circles references to the subway routes?
  7. The bear logo feels a little bit flat. You might want to try incorporating the yellow a little more into the logo as a way of adding one more layer of shadowing and detail to the bear's face. For example, the yellow hue could run under the eyes and over the top of the eyebrows, as well as along the sides of the bridge of the nose. If the yellow is too bright you could also possibly try introducing a light grey value to the palette. Fraser Davidson is always really good at finding the right balance of detail in his designs. Here is a logo of his that provides a good example of what I mean by the detail that could be added by introducing another color to the face:
  8. I still can't believe Rex Grossman went to a Super Bowl. Nathan Peterman is a temporary fill-in with a $615K cap hit while the team rebuilds and prepares Josh Allen to be the franchise QB.
  9. Alright thanks for letting me know. I'll start a separate thread. I'm admittedly more of a basketball, football, baseball fan and am not well-versed in the details of hockey uniforms. I'm sure there are some tweaks that could be made to the uniform, but I just wanted to present my ideas for possible team name and logo combinations. Thanks for the feedback I'm glad you like the general concepts.
  10. The explorations in this thread are great. I just joined this forum but I've also been working on some concepts for Seattle's NHL team, so I thought I would add them to the mix. I have shared these with the @SeattleSinBin Twitter account and he has posted them to get feedback from Seattle hockey fans. The response has been mixed, with many people seeming to like the logos, but not responding favorably to the color schemes for either concept (too similar to the Portland Timbers and OKC Thunder for many people's liking). I've always felt that the Seattle navy & neon green color scheme would be great for continuity's sake with our other pro teams, but not so great for the sake of originality or differentiating ourselves from the blue & green colors of the Vancouver Canucks. Seattle Pilots Seattle Breakers I have a couple other ideas for logos that I plan on exploring for Steelheads and Kraken, even though Sparky Chewbarky has already done concept designs for those names. I'll see if I can come up with some other options that are a little more unique to the standard list of names being mentioned for the future NHL team.