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  1. This is my first post to the CCSLC forums but believe me, I've been a lurker here for a looooong time. Anyway, lately I've been working on some signature designs for people to use here in the forums if they'd like. Any feedback or thoughts on these designs is much appreciated! I sort of envision myself making these for a bunch of different sports, but for now I'm starting with soccer and the first few completed designs are for MLS teams. Here are my first two: San Jose Earthquakes: New York City FC: I'll post more as I complete them, and of course if anyone is interested I can take requests of your favorite teams. In the mean time I'll work on getting through MLS.
  2. I started thinking about taking on a soccer league redesign, and this was my idea for an LA-based team. The Los Angeles Republic Football Club. I figured it would work as the 2017 MLS team also, so I decided to post it. About: The name LA Republic FC comes from the California Republic. The bear in the logo comes from the California state flag, with a few adjustments here and there. The grape and oranges on the side symbolizes California's citrus and wine industry, and came from the LA city seal. The zig-zags in the background mimicks the LA city flag. A circle with an LAFC monogram is present on the bottom, with a Latin motto for the team "Simul Ambulate," or "walk together" (reference to the bear walking forward.) Los Angeles Republic Football Club adorns the top of the crest. The crest is a very European-style, because I'm pretty fond of that type of crest. The team name follows in the recent trend of the MLS not having gimmicky nicknames and typically having FC at the end. I may put together uniforms for the crest also. Any actual C&C (not just "AWESOME!" is appreciated.) Enjoy!
  3. This is my part 2 of my MLS series (you can check out part 1 right here Part 2 starts out with homes and aways for the New England Revolution Home: Away:
  4. The news that the MLS is adding Minnesota United FC to the league effective 2018 made me very excited. I am assuming that they will use the same name and logo package that they are currently using in the NASL, and I really like that logo, but for the purposes of this concept I am giving them a new name. So here is Minnesota Gemini FC! Some things to note here: -We've got the constellation Gemini appearing with a soccer ball within the state of Minnesota. I like the usage of the constellation in this instance because it ties into another sports team in the area. -The star dotting the 'i' in 'Minnesota', appearing in the far northern part of the state, is meant to evoke Minnesota's status as the northernmost contiguous state in the US as well as its nickname of the North Star State. The constellation imagery is a continuation of this star theme. As of right now, this is a pretty rough sketch of what I have in mind; this is also my first concept wherein I create a logo from scratch so I would love to hear some C&C on this logo. Thanks in advance!
  5. Hello all, Today I have for you two MLS jersey concepts, my favorite MLS team, the New England Revolution, and the Colorado Rapids. I will not be doing the entire MLS it might just be a few teams here and there. A big thanks goes out to Raysox for sending me his soccer template. C&C is appreciated as always. First up is the New England Revolution: The Revs jerseys right now aren't horrible, but they could be much better. The home jersey is pretty standard for Adidas. It features a blue base with white shoulder stripes and a white chest stripe. The away jersey is white with red shoulder stripes, and a blue and red sash. Both jerseys include the New England flag the English Colonists used in the American Revolution. Next is the Colorado Rapids: The Colorado Rapids in my opinion have the blandest jerseys in all of the MLS. For them I paid homage to the Rocky Mountains in both the home and away jerseys. The home jersey features 2 stripes coming from the shoulder to a peak on the sublimated mountain on the bottom of the jersey. The away jersey feature the mountain that is fully visible. The mountain on the jersey is actually the mountain that is featured in the Rapids logo. On both the home and away jersey, the back collar has the number 96 on it. The 96 represents the year the Rapids were established, 1996.
  6. This will be my first big concept series Atlanta FC:
  7. Hey Guys! It's been a long time since I've posting something, so I hope you like this one.C&C More than welcome!
  8. First off, this is the first soccer concept I've ever made. Front design inspired by the Chicago flag.
  9. I've been kicking around a few ideas for a Rapids away kit, so I thought I'd share. Sky Blue/Onyx Stripes I thought the sky blue away jerseys from a few years back were pretty distinctive, but since KC's rebrand, the Rapids have moved away from them. Perhaps pairing them with their dark gray "onyx" color would be a nice way to implement the sky blue again. Plus, there's an added bonus of harking back to their black/blue striped kits of the the early-to-mid 00s. Topography Coloradans are pretty damned proud of our mountains, so I thought a subtle topographic pattern overlaid across a white to sky blue fade would be an interesting way to reference them. Onyx/Silver I've always been a sucker for their dark gray, and I thought contrasting some metallic silver against it would look especially good under flood lights. Echoing the mountain peak from the crest would be a good way to add some character to it, too. Caribous Redux The Rapids had a pretty awesome April Fool's Day gag with the old Caribous of Colorado kits last year, and it was pretty well received by the folks who knew their Denver soccer history. I thought it would be fun to explore a kit that paid homage to the old NASL franchise, minus any actual fringe. 20th Anniversary Kit As the Rapids prepare for their 20th season, I thought a kit that borrowed from their past identities would be a nice way to celebrate. I've taken green and waves from some of their earlier kits, and paired them with black and royal from their second identity.
  10. I wanted to play around with the new MLS logo, but use non-MLS teams. I started out with my 5 favorite teams. Trailblazers- Using the iconic "Rip City" with red and black variations. Oregon State- Probably my favorite ones (although I am in the minority of really liking their new logo). Seahawks- I played around a lot with these ones. The first one I incorporated the Space Needle and the "12th Man". The second one I took the Seahawks logo and brought it over the slash going through the crest and it turned out well I think. Red Sox- Very simple but I like how both of them turned out. Blackhawks- I messed around with these ones a lot and I couldn't really come up with something that I liked. I wanted to incorporate the two black stripes from the uniforms but I couldn't figure out how to get them just right. Suggestions?
  11. Figured we might as well start one up, this is for really North American soccer only, no European stuff as there is an International Soccer thread for that.
  12. I've been doodling around in class lately for a concept logo for a fictional New Orleans-based expansion franchise in MLS. This is what I've come up with so far. The name I chose is Riverside New Orleans. I was reading about the history of soccer in the area and in the late 1800s-early 1900s (can't remember exact dates) there was a successful club called simply "Riverside," so I thought it was unique and sounded good so I went with it. The gold siding is based off of street markers on Canal St. The stripes of red and white come directly from the city flag. The shape of the crest is just an elongated hexagon. The French Football Federation's logo is in a normal hexagon, so I felt it would be a nice touch to add that shape (sort of) as a nod to the French influence in the city. C&C appreciated. Thanks.
  14. Here is my first concept I have made I made this one for the boca juniors of Argentina Thanks to whoever made the template C&C would be most appreciated I don't know why it did it twice
  15. Here is my first concept I have made I made this one for the boca juniors of Argentina Thanks to whoever made the template C&C would be most appreciated
  16. Hey Guys! This is my New England Revolution Concept, I thought i would try something different. Hope you like this one! C&C Welcome!
  17. I posted this in the discussion of the new Timbers 2 USL team. I didn't care for their effort, so I took the liberty to quickly do what I would have done, if tasked. Mind you this is a first (maybe only, who knows) draft. The 2 weight is wonky because, well quite frankly i stretched it to see fit. It probably needs some adjustment. Otherwise, this seems like a more appropriate approach to a team named Timbers 2, rather than just throwing a little subscript 2. Cheers. In comparison, this is what was released.
  18. I posted this in the mega thread, but it deserves its own conversation. It might be time to say goodbye to the boot and ball. Next month, MLS will reportedly unveil a new logo for 2015 (just in time for the NYCFC shirts to be unveiled). There's an image floating around the web, don't know if this is legit or not: I won't miss the old one, but I do hope they keep the color scheme in any case. We don't need another RWB logo in this country.
  19. I don't have strong feelings for or against the San Jose Earthquakes, however I'm not a big fan of their current crest: So I took some time to update their look to the following: I tried to balance it out more while retaining similar use of the colors from their current crest. Also, two additions I want to point out are the richter scale readings behind the word "San Jose" and the wreath around soccer ball which comes directly from San Jose's city seal: This is my first redesign and I'm new to graphic design, so constructive criticism is welcome!
  20. Everybody has had a sport they never liked, or never bothered to care for. So I would be interested to hear what's your's. For me, it's Soccer and Hockey and NASCAR. I don't understand why people find wasting gas, tires, and turning left 90 times fun to watch.
  21. This is to discuss teams that you think need a new venue.
  22. With the growing popularity of sports swap concepts, I want to put in one of my own that I've been working on and off since last year. I got back into this when MLS posted that NFL as soccer concept. I had rebranded my portfolio hence the new name and modified logo. I did take the NFL's current helmet rules into account, so one shell for each team. I may do alternate shells as "outakes". Except for my first one which was done before the new '13 kits were unveiled, I factored the current kits into the design, though I am planning to hold off any Earthquakes concepts until they unveil at the end of the month. Eastern Conference Houston Dynamo - Branding, Home & Away V.1 (first post)Kansas City Wizards (Sporting Kansas City) - Branding, Home & Away V.1Chicago Fire - Branding, Home & Away V.1.1, B,H&A V.1.2Columbus Crew - Branding, Home & Away V.1.1, H&A V.1.2DC United - Branding, Home & AwayMontreal Impact - Branding, Home & AwayToronto Reds (Toronto FC)Philadelphia UnionNew England RevolutionOrlando City Lions (Orlando City SC)Western Conference Dallas Toros (FC Dallas) - Branding, Home & AwayLos Angeles Galaxy - Branding, Home & Away V.1.1, H&A V.1.2Seattle Sounders - Branding, Home & AwayColorado Rapids - Branding, Home & Away, B,H&A V.1.2San Jose Earthquakes - Branding, Home & AwayPortland TimbersVancouver WhitecapsSalt Lake Royals (Real Salt Lake)Los Angeles Chivas (Chivas USA)New York Red BullsThrowbacks Dallas BurnSan Jose EarthquakesProposals MiamiFirst up, my beloved Houston Dynamo. The first thing that came to mind when thinking about a helmet logo was a train. We have a train in our city flag and the Dynamo's oldest neighbor, the Astros play near an old train station.
  23. Ive been lurking on the forums admiring the work you all do. Today, Atlanta officially got the MLS franchise and Arthur Blank has said that team name and logo will be up wfor suggestion/discussion. He did reveal the colors would be red, black, and gold and that they would stay away from the Chiefs name from our NASL days. Any one interested in creating a logo/kit for a team with no identity yet? One of my greatest fears as an Atlantan is that our team gets a horrible logo/name/identity. I was an avid Thrashers fan but that was one of the worst logos in pro sports history.