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Trying to do some crests for potential canadian premier league teams, heres one for a second vancouver team, which seems like it would be pretty mandatory.

Probably not finished yet, but thought I'd see what you fine folks thought.

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Is that scene from something? I Googled Stanley Park and looked for a logo similar to this; didn't find anything. My point being, is this park scene related to the park itself? If it is, then great. Otherwise, it's just a park scene that could fit anything, really.

 

As for the logo itself--outside of meaning--I would work on the line weights. Far too many thin lines, whether it is the umbrella, the tree branches, or the text.

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1 hour ago, Jvhn177 said:

You need something to do with soccer in there

Not necessarily, but in this case everything needs to be bolder, the lines are too thin as is the text. Not a bad start though

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If this were a logo for a restaurant or a hotel or something, I'd say its beautiful.

 

For a sports team it just doesn't work, its too benign and serene. Nothing about it seems like a sports logo.

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Slightly new direction, I realize it's probably a little bit too detailed, but thought i'd see what you guys thought.  

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I like this a lot better, what is the tan thing under the totem head?

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was supposed to be an old school soccer ball.  I'm still cleaning it up a bit.  hopefully it'll be obvious with my next edit.  

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I'd try just using more of a larger brush size to simplify it if you want to go that direction but this is definitely better.

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Simplify. There is way too much detail for a jersey crest that would be no bigger than 3 inches wide. Put the badge on your computer screen in an actual size, then look at it from the other side of the room and you will see what I mean. The font is too thin. Use the same idea with a minimalistic approach and it would work well.

Also, the ball needs to be a contrasting color from the feet/claws.

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Probably still too detailed, but marginally better I think.  And you gotta admit you can understand why I'm hesitant to scrap the concept.  

 

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after seeing the first logo i was about to recommend you include the totems from the park in your design so im glad you went in that direction. I really like this logo, the colors, font, but something seems weird with the totem just ending abruptly at the bottom. I know that particular totem you have here continues into a bunch of other animal heads so it would look weird to continue it but it just seems incomplete atm.

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On a recent Footy Soldiers podcast, Pete Schaad suggested the idea for a Vancouver club called Stanley Park Gunners FC, using the 9 O'Clock Gun which sits along the sea wall in Stanley Park and is fired every night at 9 as a basis for the crest. Might be a route to explore.

 

As it is I think you need to take a much less literal interpretation of the totem to make this crest work. Think about how you can simplify some of the shapes and eliminate some of the detail while still keeping the essence of it. 

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On 3/2/2016 at 6:32 PM, Rollins Man said:

after seeing the first logo i was about to recommend you include the totems from the park in your design so im glad you went in that direction. I really like this logo, the colors, font, but something seems weird with the totem just ending abruptly at the bottom. I know that particular totem you have here continues into a bunch of other animal heads so it would look weird to continue it but it just seems incomplete atm.

 

Yeah,I thought about including another totem head, but as it is I'm pretty sure it's already a little too busy.  I think I might put an old school soccer ball underneath there, I sorta thought that as well. 

 

On 3/2/2016 at 8:10 PM, nas1787 said:

On a recent Footy Soldiers podcast, Pete Schaad suggested the idea for a Vancouver club called Stanley Park Gunners FC, using the 9 O'Clock Gun which sits along the sea wall in Stanley Park and is fired every night at 9 as a basis for the crest. Might be a route to explore.

 

As it is I think you need to take a much less literal interpretation of the totem to make this crest work. Think about how you can simplify some of the shapes and eliminate some of the detail while still keeping the essence of it. 

Yeah, I listened to the same podcast and I'll probably try that out as well.  It's a cool idea, although I was hesitant to sort of rip off arsenal a little(I know it's a legitimate symbol, but part of me thinks that's how most people will view it)

 

For the second point, I kinda figured I'd get that sort of comment, but wasn't 100% sure about how to keep the idea of the top totem but make it a bit more basic.  Perhaps do a side profile.   Any other suggestions?  I didn't wanna change it too much, so that it was clearly recognizable but also basic enough to work as a logo.  Maybe just the head?  idk

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Tried to take some advice and reworked the concept a bit.  Still will probably try out the gunners idea, but I thought i'd like to finish up this one first.  

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Edit: realize the FC isn't centered.  Ignore that for now, I see it.

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Great. Much better.

 

The only thing I'd fix now is the font spacing- for some reason it looks a bit out of place.

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I think you are coming close to a winner here - I think ideally the bird should follow the same circular path as the strokes on the roundel.

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