PERRIN

(Several Updates added 10/12 [38/40]) International Association of American Football

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Hey guys, thought I'd get around to posting the updates that were over on my Instagram (link in signature) but not on here. 

 

posting on Instagram has made me realize that coming up with team explanations for names that work without an obvious local tie-in is pretty freaking hard

 

(Oh yeah the images are designed specifically for Insta and they're square instead of my typical 4:3 rectangles so i'll put em in spoilers so they don't clutter up the screen)

 

Baltimore Warriors: Minor tweaks to spacing and thickness, new ribbony font, thinner uniform stripes.

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Chicago Stars: Rounded the cross shape and toned down the red.

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Québec Lumiéres: Minor tweaks to badge, and the glowy stripes are more transparent for a more subtle shimmery effect.

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Also, I'm starting full-time dual enrollment classes next week, so I'll have more limited free time, and my posts here might become a lot more rare. I'm still committed to finishing and revising the rest of the teams, but it might be a long time before I can finish.

 

Thanks for sticking around. I really appreciate all the ideas and critiques that have helped me get where I am. I wouldn't be half the designer I am today if it weren't for this forum.

 

That's all for now.

 

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Hey guys, full-time college classes have kept me busy so I haven't had much time to design anything major, but I do have a bevy of updates for now.

 

(None of these are on Instagram yet so it's back to rectangular images and basic logo slicks)

 

Dallas Wranglers: I wasn't happy with the grey and red, so I smithed it around to Cowboys' royal blue, copper, and cowhide cream. Uniforms are more traditional, but helmet and pants have subtle gradients towards the bottom for extra flair. I went from being unhappy with Dallas to having them become one of my favorite designs.

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Denver Mountaineers: I haven't been happy with any logo for Denver so far, so I tried to simplify them. Colors are back to purple and grey, shield shape is taken from Colorado's state seal, and uniforms are more traditional. I'm starting to enjoy traditional uniforms a lot more. Anyway, I'm not sure how well the logo works, as it seems more like a hockey crest to me, but I couldn't figure out how to incorporate any more elements without them looking clunky and tacked on, and I love the purple and grey color scheme and the uniforms, so I don't mind.

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Pittsburgh Hammers: Iron is a clunky team name. I switched to Hammers and did a quick crossed-hammer/hypercycloid-y logo that suits Pittsburgh well. Uniforms take cues from the Penguins' striping. Font is designed to be classic and traditional, yet bold and strong.

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Las Vegas Gamblers: Uniforms are redesigned to be more traditional and less gaudy, but the colors still pop for that Vegas flair.

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New York Towers: Redesigned font is inspired by art-deco buildings, redesigned uniform striping now contains art-deco patterns.

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Buffalo Polar Bears: Redesigned font to be more blocky and sturdy, uniforms striping is less generic but still traditional.

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I have made some progress towards finishing Vancouver, but it needs a few more revisions before it's ready. Once again, I still plan to finish this series. It's been a long, up-and-down ride, but this project has grown me as a person and as a designer. I don't think I'll ever completely stop working on this project, as I also want to update existing teams, but for the most part, this series is drawing near the end. 

 

That's all I have for now.

 

Made in Affinity Designer. C&C appreciated.

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These uniforms look great! I'm not a fan of Hammers as a nickname for Pittsburgh, but that's preference.

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I'm not really a fan of the name Hammers either, I think alliteration would be good for Pittsburgh like the Pirates and Penguins. Patrollers and Pounders aren't the best and sound a little Arena Football-y but those are really the only jobs (due to Pittsburgh being blue collar) I could think of that sound agressive enough. Anyone up for the Pittsburgh Piano Tuners?!?

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3 hours ago, PERRIN said:

Hey guys, full-time college classes have kept me busy so I haven't had much time to design anything major, but I do have a bevy of updates for now.

 

(None of these are on Instagram yet so it's back to rectangular images and basic logo slicks)

 

Dallas Wranglers: I wasn't happy with the grey and red, so I smithed it around to Cowboys' royal blue, copper, and cowhide cream. Uniforms are more traditional, but helmet and pants have subtle gradients towards the bottom for extra flair. I went from being unhappy with Dallas to having them become one of my favorite designs.

GhyFpuB.png

ProL4sn.png

 

Denver Mountaineers: I haven't been happy with any logo for Denver so far, so I tried to simplify them. Colors are back to purple and grey, shield shape is taken from Colorado's state seal, and uniforms are more traditional. I'm starting to enjoy traditional uniforms a lot more. Anyway, I'm not sure how well the logo works, as it seems more like a hockey crest to me, but I couldn't figure out how to incorporate any more elements without them looking clunky and tacked on, and I love the purple and grey color scheme and the uniforms, so I don't mind.

trEOybD.png

hDSHEx4.png

 

Pittsburgh Hammers: Iron is a clunky team name. I switched to Hammers and did a quick crossed-hammer/hypercycloid-y logo that suits Pittsburgh well. Uniforms take cues from the Penguins' striping. Font is designed to be classic and traditional, yet bold and strong.

5vBs9Af.png

U4CKbR4.png

 

Las Vegas Gamblers: Uniforms are redesigned to be more traditional and less gaudy, but the colors still pop for that Vegas flair.

Dd6RlNK.png

 

New York Towers: Redesigned font is inspired by art-deco buildings, redesigned uniform striping now contains art-deco patterns.

sQuWnEq.png

 

Buffalo Polar Bears: Redesigned font to be more blocky and sturdy, uniforms striping is less generic but still traditional.

zkTseOu.png

 

I have made some progress towards finishing Vancouver, but it needs a few more revisions before it's ready. Once again, I still plan to finish this series. It's been a long, up-and-down ride, but this project has grown me as a person and as a designer. I don't think I'll ever completely stop working on this project, as I also want to update existing teams, but for the most part, this series is drawing near the end. 

 

That's all I have for now.

 

Made in Affinity Designer. C&C appreciated.

I feel like the polar bears would really benefit from a touch of a dark color like black/navy/forest green. Or maybe even carry some of the gray from the facemask onto the rest of the set. The light blue/white feels a bit too light as a whole.

 

I think Dallas would look good with a blue helmet too. The cream helmet feels somewhat... off.

 

Love the changes for the Hammers and Mountaineers!

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1 hour ago, rorinator said:

I'm not really a fan of the name Hammers either, I think alliteration would be good for Pittsburgh like the Pirates and Penguins. Patrollers and Pounders aren't the best and sound a little Arena Football-y but those are really the only jobs (due to Pittsburgh being blue collar) I could think of that sound agressive enough. Anyone up for the Pittsburgh Piano Tuners?!?

I'm not completely happy with it either, but it's by far the best name I've heard or thought of so far. The only other name I sort of like is Vulcans, but it feels too weird and hard to understand. Hammers, despite its awkwardness, is immediately recognizable and understandable with more obvious ties to the city.

 

45 minutes ago, SSmith48 said:

I feel like the polar bears would really benefit from a touch of a dark color like black/navy/forest green. Or maybe even carry some of the gray from the facemask onto the rest of the set. The light blue/white feels a bit too light as a whole.

That's kinda the whole point. Polar bears are white and live in a white environment so I wanted to go with a lighter color like powder blue paired with white. I also feel that adding another color ruins the simplicity and classic look I'm going for. This current version is a darker, more royal shade than it used to be.

 

46 minutes ago, SSmith48 said:

I think Dallas would look good with a blue helmet too. The cream helmet feels somewhat... off.

I've tried a blue helmet, and I prefer the cream, but I will definitely admit that there is too much cream on the away combo. Here it is with blue pants, it should be less overwhelming.

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22 hours ago, rorinator said:

I'm not really a fan of the name Hammers either, I think alliteration would be good for Pittsburgh like the Pirates and Penguins. Patrollers and Pounders aren't the best and sound a little Arena Football-y but those are really the only jobs (due to Pittsburgh being blue collar) I could think of that sound agressive enough. Anyone up for the Pittsburgh Piano Tuners?!?

 

I'm liking River Rats, to celebrate the Three Rivers. That, or Clippers. They have clipper fleet of Riverboats you can ride on. Pretty darn cool, if you ask me. 

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