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Houston Aeros concept if they returned to the AHL

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This is a concept idea i had if the Aeros ever returned to the AHL. I made a whole new logo with an F-35 Lightning fighter jet instead of the bomber, but used the nose art from it. On the Vertical tail is the #9 in honor of Gordie Howe. The background with the star is to resemblle an Old West Sheriff's badge to represent Texas. The shoulder logo is to resemble a US military roundel found on fighter craft with a nod to the flag of Texas in the striping. Comment and critiques as always welcomed.

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I LOVE this! Only change would be to bevel the star, a la Columbus/Texas Stars

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I'd make the secondary logo look more like the Air Force logo that goes on the wings. It looks off right now.

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This is beautiful! I don't know how I feel about 5 jerseys used all the time. I've never seen someone do special night jerseys(Pink in the Rink, Veteran's Day, and Camo Day to name a few).

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Maybe straighten out "Houston" in the primary. Italicized words in a roundel looks weird. Great job nun the less!

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Iam working on a Air Force-esgue wing logo I was going to use a star and an H in the center then realized too much like the Astros. but maybe a nice little tie in with sports history in Houston. I will straighten Houston so its not in italics. Posting new versions when finished

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This is a fantastic minor-league look. Well done. The symbolism is wonderful and it really shows how much thought went into this.

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Patchez did an Embroidered look to the logo I wanted to share an updated version of the logo as well and see what you think of it.

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That jet looks so real! It's almost too detailed and life-like for a logo, but you sure did a great job rendering a jet and the lighting correctly. I'd suggest making the jet the center of the circle so it is the focal point, and taking "AEROS" out of the center circle and place it on the bottom half of the circle in small lettering just like "HOUSTON" on the top. Just an idea. But very nice job on this!

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wow what a upgrade! but i agree that secondary logo should be an Air Force-style logo but overall it is a huge upgrade, I used to go and watch Aeros played in Houston, they were a very good team, shame that they were folded.

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I agree with Jaha. You did an amazing job rendering this jet. Absolutely beautiful. But I have to agree that this plane might be a little too detailed for a sports team logo. I'd get rid of some of the details, e.g. the ones left to the air intake and maybe other small details as well. I would also simplify some other areas, like the canopy, in order to thicken these very thin outlines.

I also like the incorporation of a roundel in the background. The typeface you used or edited is great, very fitting. I would just fill the green spots in between some letters (between E and R, and O and S) with gray (or silver?). Great job and a big upgrade!

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I can't take my eye off of the chunky Illustrator star. Was that intentional?

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Yea the star was meant to be that way. I saw an image of a Marshall's badge from the southwest that I used to get the basic idea of it. I do have a design with a beveled star like the Texas Stars logo and the Columbus Blue Jackets star. Any ideas on how to lose the Chunky look? maybe change it to a star like on the Texas flag?

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If you're using the star tool in Illustrator, hold down shift and ctrl while you're drawing it; that should make an even star.

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If you're using the star tool in Illustrator, hold down shift and ctrl while you're drawing it; that should make an even star.

I actually use Inkscape but i will try it and see if it works

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Updated the logo. Took out most of the details on the Lightning and also realized that the star is close to the Star at the top of the San Jacinto Memorial with the beveling included.

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