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Hamilton FC - "Steel City" C/C

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Doing a bit of a series of Canadian soccer crests - Here's Hamilton FC. Based on the city flag, as well as the local history of Hamilton being one of Canada's centres of the Steel Industry early in their history. Also the nickname hammers seems appropriate given that it's HAMilton + the steel thing.

City flag for reference: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Flag_of_Hamilton.svg/2000px-Flag_of_Hamilton.svg.png

http://imgur.com/2zH9OYb

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Very bad. This looks like something in a horror movie. Back to the drawing board, my friend.

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It has potential, but it definitely needs to be simplified. Maybe try a roundel, something like the hammer inside the chains from the city flag.

I'm interested in seeing this concept progress.

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It has potential, but it definitely needs to be simplified. Maybe try a roundel, something like the hammer inside the chains from the city flag.

I'm interested in seeing this concept progress.

Thanks. Yea, I'm still getting the hang of the design part, I'm still really green. Tend to overdo things a little. I think i'll try something somewhat similar to the portland timbers logo, but maybe have the chains going around the side. Need a better program haha, any recommendations?

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Get rid of the box around Hamilton and make the letters one color instead of that weird scribble.

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You need to remember these will be on jerseys with a patch no larger than 5 inches circumference. Solid lettering and a font that isn't so thin in places will be easier to read. There's a lot of improvement so far, so keep it up.

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K, I'll ditch the font. Was trying to go for something that looked like it was stamped on steel, but I can see the case you are making.

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Couple of different Ideas, and I'll try as well minus the pinstripes as requested. But just looking for general feedback about different aspects of it. I may end up doing two versions, one more traditional european style and one north american style. Anyways here's what i have so far.

Nothings really final, just testing a bunch of things out at the moment.

http://imgur.com/gKulFIM

http://imgur.com/cXEJffB

http://imgur.com/WwLGaUm

Thanks guys! I think I'm starting to get the hang of this a little, and this forum has been amazing. Y'all rock!

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Vast improvement over the original. Only thing I'd fix is making the bottom of the hammer and the chain line up more evenly. Or just make sure everything is symmetrical. If you're going to be deliberately asymmetrical, you need to make it more obvious that that's what your intent is.

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Or this http://imgur.com/hwKZ9FZ

Theres something very slightly off about the hammer head but I can't put my finger on exactly what. Was trying to rotate it slightly in two planes(both hammer head towards the veiwer and right side of head towards the veiwer) - its driving me insane. Where is the perspective issue..

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