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  1. For parts of the past six years but particularly during the past 18 months, I've been dedicating a large percentage of my time toward launching a new professional sports league - of a sport that hasn't really been tested in North American markets. It's not as imaginative as Kronum (look it up if you're unfamiliar), but an internationally known sport which, for whatever reason, has never been tried here at anything resembling a professional level. I've now reached a point where I wish to bounce this concept off of others, as well as to initiate and develop a business relationship with some talented graphic designers should this thing actually come to fruition. There are, or at one time at least were, a number of talented people who had solid skill sets. What I have in mind is gathering a group of such people, putting them into a collaborative, electronically-centered environment, and letting them collectively create and maintain this league's entire identity portfolio, spinning off finished product to a "Properties" entity which would license them (i) to league teams at a development cost + nominal basis, and (ii) to third parties (e.g., merchandise vendors) at a standardized royalty rate for the industry. As I envision this concept, while the Properties entity would be owned by myself and the various team operators, those who contribute their ideas and sweat equity would benefit in a unique way as well. On projects that aren't revenue generating, the Properties entity would bill the team operator at cost of production, which would be paid to the designer/designers involved less any necessary overhead (i.e., taxes). On projects that do generate revenue, the Properties entity would pay the designer/designers involved one-third of whatever royalty fees it collects from the work over an extended (though not indefinite) period of time (I'm thinking 7 years, but that could be negotiated from project to project). We anticipate that for example, with a 12.5% standard royalty rate, a team logo that was embroidered on a $29.99 retail hat by a vendor for example would net its designers roughly $1.25 per piece. This would be split on collaborative efforts equally among all who contribute to the finished work. Taking an ownership interest in the Properties entity may also be a possibility for those whose work merits such consideration. Now to be clear, I'm asking you to design absolutely nothing now. The only logo we need at this stage (that of the league itself) is done. I'm not posting this here in hope of seeking "spec" work, either. Quite the contrary. I want those who get involved in this to generate ongoing, long term revenue from the brands they create, if the material is good enough to generate sales. If you've never had a shot at doing a real pro team's logo and ancillary collateral? If this league concept takes root, you'd have that opportunity. What I am asking is that if you have interest (and feel you have sufficient ability), you PM me with your real name and an e-mail address. I will respond via e-mail, sending you a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). Once that is executed, your first step will be to receive a written briefing on the concept itself, and hopefully gathering your feedback on it. I'm not promising anything here - I'm taking a risk, both of my money and my personal reputation, in hope of getting this thing launched. It may go nowhere, or there could be a hall of fame celebrating this sport here in Raleigh, North Carolina a hundred years from now. I have no way of knowing, but we won't know unless we take a shot at it. If you're interested in being part of that shot, this is a "ground floor" chance - one I know doesn't come often for anyone.