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Navy Midshipmen Logo Redesign #3


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I attempted to redesign the Navy Midshipmen goat logo back in 2006, when I was 16 years old. It was one of my first posts on these boards. I tried again in 2013 with slightly better results. 

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Recently, my 2013 logo was stolen by the douchecanoes over at Sports Live Decals, specifically by a 'designer' named Robert Olide. While I get on with the process of disparaging everything those folks do, I thought I'd take this as a positive opportunity to revisit what has become a litmus test for myself.

 

Overall, I'm pretty happy with this most recent stab. It still needs some work, and I'd love to hear your thoughts. 

 

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32 minutes ago, Xamboni said:

Your 2006 version is unreal for its era and for a teenager. Impressive.

 

The most recent version is a complete homerun. I love what you did with the front legs compared to the 2013 version. 

 

Great work Mark

Thanks! If I remember correctly, I was still stuck with MS Paint back in 2006. 

 

 

32 minutes ago, ImmortalChef said:

It looks great except for the line below the eye, it looks awkward 

Which line, exactly? 

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Wow it is a great logo this needed to be used for Navy's athletic programs. I liked how you chenged the colors to current colors as much i loved that anchor on the forehead. Great work, dude! But I hope everything get resolved soon with the this "idiot who stolen your work"

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This update is significantly better, although there is still something a little off about the tail. In the original 2013 version, there was a clear delineation between the back and tail, and I was wondering if there was a way you could do that without throwing off the flow or color balance.

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Take a look at the blue line of the back, where the gold outline of the draped N connects to the gold stroke. The top blue edges don't appear to follow the same curve, as I would expect them to. This also makes the gold stroke appear to have different thickness in that area.

It's a great look. The anchor is even growing on me.

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the sleekness of the newest update is an improvement, but to be honest, i prefer 90% of the details from the 2013 version, especially in the head (face in general, forehead/anchor area, horns-to-face transitions, eyes) and front legs (the smoother, slightly rounder front legs from 2013 appear to be more muscular and realistic).. 

obviously, i seem to be in the minority here, so take my 2 cents with a grain of salt.. either way, all of your updates are improvements over the original, and the latest 2 are both amazing! 

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9 hours ago, raysox said:

Well he certainly has a taste in good logos to steal. Love the mark, Mark.


Unrelated, but how do you get the blurred edges effect on photoshop? Lense blur?

 

Back on subject though, I just use the blur tool, nothing special. 

 

 

 

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