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42 minutes ago, QCS said:

something I've noticed about your concepts: the helmet logos are almost always super complex and a little too detailed to work well as helmets. If you look at NFL teams, they use a "less is more" mentality with helmets and I think that could be applied here.

That's something I've struggled with. A lot of my logos try to use multiple elements at once so shrinking them down is difficult sometimes. I've tried to make an effort to simplify some of my logos but most of the teams don't look right to me with simpler logos. 

 

42 minutes ago, QCS said:

change the maple leaf on the whites to blue for contrast, and if at all possible, find a way to avoid the patches interfering with the striping.

 

19 minutes ago, _DietDrPepper_ said:

I'd swap the leaf on the shoulders for numbers and you need to add the shoulder striping to the back of the home uniform.

I'll think about it. I went with the silver leaves for better color balance, but I can see contrast being an issue. I went back and forth between keeping numbers over the leaves, but something about the leaves felt perfect for a Canadian team with a 60s/70s aesthetic. The missing shoulder stripes I didn't even notice. Thanks for pointing that out.

 

42 minutes ago, QCS said:

the shoulders feel crowded with the full logo and the Nike logo there (and the Nike logo should be purple on the white) and I'm not really feeling the wordmark font, especially with the new logo. I also like Flyers as a name more than Aviators, but that's just personal preference.

 

19 minutes ago, _DietDrPepper_ said:

[I'd drop] the helmet stripe for Charlotte.

Another thing I had trouble with. I much prefer the Nike logo on the shoulders to anywhere else, and I really wanted to incorporate the full logo somehow. I might just shrink it down and call it a day. As for the wordmark, I made that font a loooong time ago and I too am not completely happy with it. I might rework it in the future.  For the name, I just preferred how aviations sounds. Something about the name and the traditional look works really well to me. I'll consider dropping the helmet stripe, though I'm usually not a fan of strapless helmets, wings or no.

 

42 minutes ago, QCS said:

Dallas is really good, my only complaint is the beveling on the star, which is really only visible on the sleeve and doesn't seem to match anything else in the set. The wordmark is also kinda large. Atlanta is also really good, I'd just tweak the size of the wordmark.

 

19 minutes ago, _DietDrPepper_ said:

I agree with QCS though that each of their word marks are a bit big. 

 

The star is supposed to reflect the star on the bandanna of the logo, but you are definitely right that is doesn't match. I'll keep that in mind. As for the wordmarks, I'll be shrinking them down a peg or two. I'm not a fan of how small wordmarks usually are in football so the large size is mainly due to personal choice, but I definitely tend to go overboard on some teams.

 

Anyways, thanks for the comments. You two always seem to have something constructive to say. 😄

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8 hours ago, Bruhammydude said:

Do you ever plan on making alternate uniforms?

The way I see it panning out, each team gets one alternate, throwback or otherwise. A handful of teams already have alternates, but the newer ones I other don't have a strong enough idea or work just fine without one. Usually alternates are just the same base jersey with a secondary color, but many of the color schemes don't really fit that idea, and making throwbacks for teams that don't really have any organized history feels a bit weird. I do plan to add some eventually, but it'll be a while before I get there for every team.

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23 hours ago, PERRIN said:

First, A new team, the Milwaukee Barons. I was inspired by an array of ideas, namely references to Milwaukee's industrial history, German/Bavarian heritage, and brewing industry. Combined together, the full logo resembles a soccer crest more than a football logo, but I honestly don't mind a bit. Uniforms use brick styling on the cream helmet, with blackletter fonts used throughout.

*chef's kiss* Byootiful

 

My only criticism is that I don't think Milwaukee needs another brick texture shoehorned in; I think the existence of the cream itself suffices.  Also, I feel like the wordmark on the uniform needs to be capitalized like the main logo.

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Apart from seconding only using the shield on the helmet, I can't think of a single thing I'd change for Milwaukee. The full gear would be great at midfield though. I can't believe how well those colors work together. I'm all for the brick pattern if only because of how often I've learned that non-locals think Cream City is a reference to dairy. In reality, Milwaukee's only real connection to the dairy industry is being where a lot of dairy products go to be consumed.

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