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  1. Its been a while... and the heat here has caused the creativity to slow down. Anway, the last of the WBBL courts are here.. Sheffield Hatters Sheffield, South Yorkshire WBBL Championships: 1 I've gone with the two-tone to match their 60th Anniversary patch, but kept their current primary logo for the main court. The wordmark, admittedly isn't great. I did try a 'wacky' font but it just looked too toony. Caledonia Pride Edinburgh, Scotland WBBL Championships: 0 I did this one months before the Hatters one, and lo and behold I've managed to match the two tone style. Again, I've done this to reflect the colouring from the primary logo. Cardiff MetArchers Cardiff, South Glamorgan / Caerdydd, De Morgannwwg WBBL Championships: 0 I tried to add a bit of something to the court for this one, in particular as the Archers logo is detailed yet quite plain colour pallette wise. I've added the team hashtag in both English and Welsh - although I'm not a Welsh speaker, so I've had to hope that Google Translate has done the right job there.
  2. Following on from the Habs logo on Stroll's helment, the Phoenix Suns logos are on the McLarens this weekend.
  3. Very true. Besides, your team could be the 'Deadly Radiocative Spiders', but if they've been on a loosing streak for 8 years, no one is going to be intimidated.
  4. Hey well spotted - yes, my mistake - the Mystics are the sister team to the NBL's Manchester Magic. I'll have to revisit their court. Its funny - I'm not overly happy with the Essex court, but prefer Nottingham's in comparison. The white striping comes from the Wildcats jersey. Nice idea using the Strawberry motif - I'll have to revisit that. Glad that simple works for Durham - I was thinking it was a bit too simplistic. And as for the hastags - I know what's happend, I just plain forgot to update it from one to another and then its just been 'stuck' in Ariel. I'm thankful for all the feedback though. Like I've said before, I've never done this before, so I'm happy to learn. ..... A sad update from the league this afternoon.. https://www.hoopsfix.com/2021/07/plymouth-raiders-withdraw-from-bbl-for-coming-season/ That leaves the league with just 9 teams for '21-'22.
  5. In these usual times and a temporary league structure, I think I quite like the notion of a 18th placed team coming back from 3-0 down to win the cup for the first time in over 70 years.
  6. Its very rare a logo works using iconography in place of letters. In fact I'm struggling to think of an example of when it does. I saw one just yesterday - using potatoes in place of the letter O. All I could read were the letters - it was like a half completed Wheel of Fortune board.
  7. Today seems the appropriate day to post a very red, white and blue court. As the Mystics are the sister team to the Giants, I decided to keep the court pattern from the Giants. It turned out pretty well. Manchester Mystics Belle Vue, Manchester WBBL Championships: 0
  8. The WBBL announced its expansion to 13 teams for the '21-'22 season over the weekend. The Sheffield Hatters will return to the league, in time for their 60th Anniversary, and the newly formed Gloucester City Queens will join the league as well. The Queens, logo was revealed at the same time - designed by fiveorsix Creative. Some interesting details in the logo - it features the Strawberry Leaf Crown, from the tomb of Edward II who is interred at Gloucester Cathederal. Additionally the bottom part of the shield represents the four-centered arch West Window at the cathederal. Naturally, I had to have a try at creating the courts. I've taken the star pattern from the backdrop of the logo reveal, which may just be something fiveorsix use. Gloucester City Queens Gloucester, Gloucestershire WBBL Championships: 0 And while I was already creating it, I though I might as well do the Kings court too.. Gloucester City Kings Gloucester, Gloucestershire BBL Championships: N/A
  9. Regardless of if you call the team, that road jersey is .... so cool! (sorry I saw the pun and had to go for it!) The shades of blue and red work really well together too - and I like the addition of the blue striping on the underarm of the home jersey. Adds something different.
  10. Not livery, but Lance has the Habs logo on his helmet this weekend.
  11. I went with Dominion for the Rebels, as their current logo features a plain slab serif font. Just thought it needed something with more detail. The Rebels and Wildcats logos are certainly amongst many that are in need of updating though.
  12. Some sad news from the BBL yesterday.. https://www.hoopsfix.com/2021/06/worcester-wolves-withdraw-from-the-bbl/ Moving on with the concepts.. Essex Rebels Colchester, Essex WBBL Championships: 0 Nottingham Wildcats Nottingham, Nottinghamshire WBBL Championships: 2
  13. Bravo to him. it could not have been easy - as he states himself, its took many years to make the decision. Glad to see the league and the team supporting him.
  14. Oaklands Wolves St. Albans, Hertfordshire WBBL Championships: 0 I've kept this one simple (perhaps too simple). They do use a roundel with the wolf, but I decided to try to see if it works as a standalone piece. Durham Palatinates Durham, County Durham WBBL Championships: 0 Admittedly, I was not familiar with what a Palatinate was - turns out (amongst a few other things) it is the name of the colour of the university, so naturally I've gone with that as the dominate colour. I'm not entirely happy with the white background to the wordmark - reversing the colours made the text look better but the rest of the logo just didn't pop as much.
  15. Glad the update for GC worked out. And I'm glad its not just me with the Kestrels look. Its rough. I think that's why I sort of settled on that court look - anything to distract from the logo! Suns - I like the idea of rays eminating from centre court. I'll see how I can work that in. Thanks for the suggestion. Sadly looking at the courts yet to be posted, it seems like I've gone for a very plain look on most of them. Don't know if that speaks to the team identites or I just ran out of innovative ideas. Anyway, two more courts up next...
  16. I'm liking that flag insipired jersery. Connecting the saltire to the main colour of the jersey is a clever idea - makes it stand out more than if it was just a flag patch. The incorporation of the roof pattern is brilliant too. And thanks for doing a version of Montreal with the flags moved. I quite like it like that, but as I said before both versions are good.
  17. As previously mentioned, I've been working on the courts of the WBBL. Founded in 2014, the league features 11 teams - three of which are womens counterparts to the BBL teams (Leicester, Newcastle and London). I've only done courts for the remaining teams, as the courts would be the same. As with the BBL logo, I've slightly tweaked the WBBL one, with a shadow on the ball and a secondary outline to the block part of the logo. To start us off, the current WBBL champions Suns. Sevenoaks Suns Sevenoaks, Kent WBBL Championships: 3
  18. That Impact logo works really well. Once again, your version is miles (or should that be KM?) better than the teams current logo. I really like the use of the city logo in the home jersey. And the alternate gradiant is a nice touch. As suggestion - only as a change for change sake, would be putting the provincial flag on the right sleeve and putting the fleur-de-lys in its place at the bottom of the jersey. But there's nothing wrong with the setup you've gone with.
  19. Looking good. As you've shown, this logo gives a lot of potential - especially with the promo samples you've done. Liking the font choice as well - its subtle and classic, it'd be easy to go OTT with some other fonts. Certainly an improvement on their old logo, which had served its purpose and was due for retirement.
  20. Did the revisions to Glocs.City - changing the highlights from mustard to white worked out pretty wll I think. Thanks for the suggestion vtgco. and for another bonus court - this time the 2020-21 NBL Division 1 Champions Solent Kestrels. Solent Kestrels Southampton, England NBL D1 Championships: 2 I thought about having the feathers as a court motif, but it just didn't work right - so I ended up with this folded paper look. EDIT: I've noticed I've left the BBL logo on the court, rather than putting the NBL logo.
  21. That colour pallet for Salt Lake works really well. Keeps the feel of the current look without just being Barcalona (I think that's who their colours are modelled on). And the mountian/crown motif is a brilliant move.
  22. Glad the 35th court is not a complete mess then! haha Thanks for pointing out the issue with the 3 and 5 - I'd not actually noticed that - and now I can't unsee it. Certainly something to be mindful of in future designs. Thanks for the commens on Gloucester City too. Interesting that you picked up on the white highlights, I had considered going down the route of making the knight have the white highlights but felt it made the logo too bold - guess its had the adverse effect. Glad to have any feedback on these designs. I've started work on some courts of the WBBL too, so I'll post them soon as I can. I've also been trying to work on a jersey template -figuring out a presentation format that I like combined with Inkscape being tempremental means its slow going. Anyway stay tuned for more.
  23. Dear oh dear.. what on Earth were they thinking with this? Even if its just a temporary logo, its still pretty bad. Compare this to the other merged compnay logo from June 1st - Virgin Media and O2 - simply adding the O2 blue to the VM red bow tie. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virgin_Media_O2#/media/File:Virgin_Media_O2.svg It may not be perfect, but its a thousand times better than this new WBDiscovery logo.
  24. They've done a fantastic job with this rebrand. That Elk head logo is superb.
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