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  1. I updated the bird's tail, like @vtgco suggested, here it is: @Point1 I think I know what you mean about it feeling static, but I'm not sure how to fix it. To some degree it is supposed to be heraldic, like the Pontiac Firebird logo. Here's my first shot at uniforms, including a black and gold one like @Karnage84 suggested. I think that makes a good alternate look. I'd like to do a Tropics alternate too, but I have to think more about how to execute it.
  2. This Jets concept looks good, and I really like the use of the Express logo, but I worry that the striping is too close to the current Dallas Stars look, both home and away. I like the idea of the Jets wearing just green and white with no black, but it is harder to create a distinct identity that way. It could be cool to match the stripes to the streaks in the logo a little more.
  3. Using the '90s pistons as inspiration is a good idea! I'll have to think about the 'FF' logo again with that in mind. I haven't (yet) seen Semi-Pro, so I forgot about the Tropics, but they would be great fuel for an alternate! I reworked my bird logo to be more anatomically correct, have a thicker outline, and use a darker grey, and I believe it is an upgrade, but I'd still appreciate any feedback on this iteration! The other logos are updated to match. @Karnage84 had an interesting idea in using traditional Pontiac Firebird colours. Here are a few different colour options: Left-right, top-bottom, they are: The colour scheme I came up with Pontiac Firebird gold on black. This could make for a cool BFBS alternate, but I don't like it as a primary. Pontiac Firebird black/gold on red. I like this better than the black background, but it doesn't remind me of the car as much. Also, Owen Sound will be gold/red/black, so the orange/grey would still be more unique. The current Flint Firebirds colours, but rearranged to avoid the generic navy base. Let me know what you think!
  4. You've got some great looks here! I don't love BFBS for the Knicks, especially without any blue, but you know better than I do what Knicks fans want to see. As a Raptors fan, I'm glad you brought back purple! Unless I'm forgetting someone, purple/red is unique across the big four leagues, whereas there's so much black/red. I don't think I've seen any Raptors concept worse than the actual uniforms, but this one stands out for how well it mixes eras, with the original purple and the present day chevron. I still want them to wear a jersey that says "TORONTO" at least some of the time, but I understand that Raps fans in other parts of the country probably don't.
  5. I'm not big into soccer uniforms, so I hadn't looked through this thread before, but you've done some excellent designs! New England, LA, and the first Houston design stand out as favourites for me.
  6. Ah, I didn't realize they used to wear red and green! Nonetheless, I think blue and yellow is a great look. Nice work!
  7. Good points that I hadn't thought about home vs away! Between that and seeing how they look flipped, I think you were right to put the wordmark on the grey jersey in the first place. This has been a fantastic series, one of my favourite on this forum! I'll definitely be revisiting it for inspiration as I slowly make my way through the CHL.
  8. The designs look great, I particularly like the 'B' logo on the hats! I think you're right to reduce the number of navy/red teams, but I'm not sure green/red is the best choice for Buffalo. The Sabres and Bills both use blue as does the city flag, so I would keep that but try switching red for yellow to align with the Sabres.
  9. That's a really cool retro design for the Falcons! For Kootenay, I'm glad you brought back blue/black/gold. I know it was derivative of the Caps and doesn't really match the Ice identity, but it's a great combination and works perfectly for a team called the Crows. Your Crows logo is so clean, I love it. The alt logo for the Raiders is pretty cool, and the updated template for the Giants is a definite upgrade. I like how you used a classic layout for Tacoma, but modernized it with that angular pattern, it's an awesome template. And I like having a team or two in a league with asymmetric home/aways, although to nitpick, I'd rather see the logo on the home jersey and the wordmark on the away. In baseball the rule of thumb is to wear the team name at home and city name on the road, and a lot of teams ignore that but I think it's a good approach.
  10. The updated boot logo for the Rebels looks perfect, and the updates for Spokane and Moose Jaw are great too! Your Oil Kings concept is incredible, maybe my favourite of the series. It's not at all what I was expecting but it works so well. I know they're out of vogue, but I think it would be cool for one hockey team somewhere to use a nice gradient in their uniforms. I don't like it for Prince George, but it's a fantastic idea for Edmonton.
  11. Both Swift Current updates look great to me! That colour scheme is perfect for the Red Deer identity, and I love the barbed wire striping. I like the skate/cowboy boot logo, but I think it could stand to be taller, so it reads more obviously as a cowboy boot, kind of like the Denver Spurs. The Medicine Hat wordmark is a great riff on the original. Your tiger head is certainly better than the 1998-2003 version, but I'm not sold on it over the original, busy though that one is. A couple things, I think it could use more black to keep the colour balance closer to the existing logo, and I think you can deemphasize the whiskers, possibly to the point of removing them altogether.
  12. Good points, thanks! I'll see what I can do to liven up the bird, and adding an outline to the gear/flame logo should be an easy win. Pontiac Firebird inspiration is what I was going for for sure! Hence the gear, the fat, bold letters in the tertiary mark, and the primary logo, which is intended to evoke the Pontiac Firebird logo without being a straight-up copy. Any ideas how I could strengthen that link in the logos? I'm reluctant to go straight to a car logo; I'd rather keep it a bit abstract if possible. I'll try out some red/gold/black variations as well, thanks for the idea!
  13. FLINT FIREBIRDS It's been a while, since I'm not as inspired by the remaining teams, but I've got logos done for Flint. When I first heard the name after they moved from Plymouth, I assumed it was based on the importance of the automotive industry in Flint and in Michigan more generally. Instead of leaning on that, they went with this gothic sort of theme and weren't even brave enough to make orange or grey their primary colour, instead keeping Plymouth's navy and remaining one of the eight blue teams in a 20 team league. I've amended that by promoting orange to primary, eliminating navy altogether, and creating logos based on muscle car imagery.
  14. Thank you for your insight @monkeypower! I'm not too familiar with the WHL or Western Canada in general, so I really appreciate it!
  15. I like Regina. Not too radical, like you said, but it looks classic without being boring or derivative. I really like the shoulder patch with the dog. You have chosen the superior Hitmen colours, I'm glad! I like the wider flames, and that team deserves the radical treatment you've given them. I don't think the number outlines are necessary in this case. That old Lethbridge jersey is a great find! I don't like the name---Lethbridge is about the last place I'd expect a hurricane to hit---but using a classic identity makes the generic name work, as it does for pro teams with generic names, e.g. Detroit isn't known for its tigers. The way you've incorporated the "tail" of the current logo into the classic script pulls it all together perfectly! I know it's a classic, but I think Swift Current's existing logo is a bit clip art-y; I like your version much better! I'd be inclined to add yellow to the white jersey, in the same stripes that are yellow on the home, but I understand the challenge you gave yourself, and I think you did very well with it! I hadn't seen the monument it's based on before, but the clover is a perfect perma-memorial.
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