Sign in to follow this  
mcrosby

Illinois Fighting Illini logo concept-UPDATED

Recommended Posts

I've been considering doing something like this for a while now, and I thought I'd finally put pen to paper.

The U of I athletics were given the "illini" name in honor of those Illinois residents that fought in WWI, and the university has distanced itself from the Native American imagery for the past few years.

I wanted to make a nice Doughboy logo, but keep the Chief's face from their old logo. I will be updating the face to clean it up a bit and will likely add some shading as well. For now, let me know what you think of the idea.

8o7wHLr.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He looks kind of like Morgan freeman to me......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The helmet looks way too big, and looks more like a construction hard hat than a WWI era military helmet. Also feel like there's too much detail in the face, and the neck looks too long.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like the logo a lot and it's a great tribute to their past. :flagusa:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice job! I too, like how you're going with the state's past heritage...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The brim is wider on that era helmet, but i think you have a solid look regardless. I'd suggest putting the I logo where the EGA went for Marines. Just another way to better show off the new logos.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Something about the helmet just looks off. Needs to go down further in the back of the head.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice update. Maybe add a chinstrap to really drive home the fact that he's a doughboy. Also your white outline around the brim is inconsistent. Fix that and this would be a nice little alternate logo.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd shrink the white outline a bit to make the helmet stand out more. A chin strap might take away from the rest of the logo. you may want to add some type of shading to the helmet to give the appearance that it's metallic, possibly by trimming down the white portions on the top of the helmet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not a fan. All I see is this:

potwindonesia090508_428x269_to_468x312.j

There is nothing about that logo says WWI or Native American culture/heritage. Its a nice attempt to merge the concepts, but it ends up falling short of the intent.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How bout the actual helmet from a WWI Doughboy that says its WWI?

helmeted.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How bout the actual helmet from a WWI Doughboy that says its WWI?

helmeted.jpg

I understand what it's SUPPOSED to be. I'm just telling you what it looks more like, especially with that face.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How bout the actual helmet from a WWI Doughboy that says its WWI?

helmeted.jpg

I understand what it's SUPPOSED to be. I'm just telling you what it looks more like, especially with that face.

Your eyes must be broken cause I don't see a point on the top of the helmet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not a fan. All I see is this:

potwindonesia090508_428x269_to_468x312.j

There is nothing about that logo says WWI or Native American culture/heritage. Its a nice attempt to merge the concepts, but it ends up falling short of the intent.

Agreed...besides it looks kinda creepy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So it went from a Morgan freeman to an Asian I mean no disrespect but you look at some soldiers faces from ww1 or just do something that you feel represents Illinois

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So it went from a Morgan freeman to an Asian I mean no disrespect but you look at some soldiers faces from ww1 or just do something that you feel represents Illinois

It's supposed to represent Chief Illiniwek (spelling?) and teh Soldiers who earned the moniker Fighting Illini.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How bout the actual helmet from a WWI Doughboy that says its WWI?

helmeted.jpg

I understand what it's SUPPOSED to be. I'm just telling you what it looks more like, especially with that face.

Your eyes must be broken cause I don't see a point on the top of the helmet.

Sure, there is no point on the hat... but everything else looks similar or the same. The face looks like it has an Asian heritage to it when couple with that sort of hat.

Also, I'm not sure how well a cross between Native American culture and American Armed Forces mix.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this