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The Thousand Oaks crest is really clever... but it's not sitting right with me.  I don't really have a suggestion for how to fix it, but the balance is off  and it just looks like a weird set of glasses to me.

I feel like I should balance this with how much I'm loving the series as a whole.  Some great stuff here.

 

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On 9/14/2021 at 10:33 AM, MDTrey4 said:

I really like the Thousand Oaks logo after reading the explanation. On first glance, I thought it read as a Quidditch logo or something. Then I saw the 1 hiding in the shield. Kits are class.

 

I'm glad you liked Thousand Oaks! :) I wanted to keep the "1000" subtle without distracting too much from the design, so I'm glad that it works!

 

On 9/14/2021 at 1:04 PM, nbg399 said:

Love that colors on Thousand Oaks along with the logo. Great stuff you've got going.

 

Thank you very much! :)

 

On 9/14/2021 at 4:34 PM, -kj said:

The Thousand Oaks crest is really clever... but it's not sitting right with me.  I don't really have a suggestion for how to fix it, but the balance is off  and it just looks like a weird set of glasses to me.

I feel like I should balance this with how much I'm loving the series as a whole.  Some great stuff here.

 

Thanks for the feedback! I do admit it was a bit of a clunky design to pull off, but I tried to incorporate the "1000" in a way that doesn't detract too much from the design. I will look into redrawing the oak tree/glasses, though, as I'm not 100% on how I pulled it off, myself

 

I'm glad you're enjoying the series, though! :)

 

On 9/15/2021 at 8:29 PM, 48Vinny said:

I LOVE this concept series, just saw it scrolling through and I love the idea behind it. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series! Keep Grinding...

 

Thank you very much! I only have five more teams left after this one, but stay tuned regardless! :)

 

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Before I go on to the next team, here's a quick tweak to Rangers of Balboa Park based on feedback from @vtgco. The only change is the monogram, as the "P" has been modified a bit to fill in the shield a little more than before. I did try redoing the monogram altogether and switching it to a "Balboa Park Rangers" monogram but in the end, a small tweak ended up being the most effective to me

 

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Finishing off the Western Division, here is the second-to-last Bay Area team in CSL2!

 

Western Division

East San José United

San José, California

Founded: 1998

Affiliated with: Atletico San José

 

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East San Jose United was created after a merger between three clubs from the east side of time: the San Jose Aguilas, Evergreen SC, and Coyote Creek SC. The crest combines the symbols of the three clubs into an England national team-style crest. At the top is a Mexican eagle to represent the large Chicano population of San Jose; the middle is the Evergreen glider, as John Montgomery conducted gliding experiments in San Jose in the 1910s; the coyote represents the namesake creek that goes down the Santa Clara Valley. The colors, font, and angle of the crest is taken directly from its parent club.

 

The home kit takes the diagonal from the ASJ home kit and turns it into a dynamic pattern that gets thicker as it goes "east". The clash kit is an alum-colored kit (which gives the neighborhood of Alum Rock its name) with a microchip map of San Jose taken directly from my San Jose Geofilter design. The kits are supplied by Umbro, and the sponsor is Phở Hòa (representing San Jose's large Vietnamese population).

 

Five more teams left!

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On 9/14/2021 at 10:29 AM, TheGiantsFan said:

 

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I'm also glad that you really enjoy the concepts (IVXI in particular) there, @FlyingLamprey! I'm intrigued about your California county flag project, have you posted those anywhere yet even if it's incomplete? I would love to see those! :)

 

Looks great!  I think the mine shaft work better on the white, and the clash definitely has more of that autumn vibe.  Great work!  Big fan of Thousand Oaks and East San Jose, too - double green is an underrated color combination, and I love the fresh take on the "gradient line" pattern with ESJ's home kit!  My one quibble is with the grey clash - would it make more sense for the badge to be majority white like with the home kit?  Just swapping the white and light grey would fix that (though if the light grey disappears on the white then you could go for a monochrome white and dark grey instead).

For the flags, I'd have to do some digging and formatting because it's not exactly in a presentable format right now, but I could send that to you for sure!

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On 9/17/2021 at 2:57 PM, FlyingLamprey said:

 

Looks great!  I think the mine shaft work better on the white, and the clash definitely has more of that autumn vibe.  Great work!  Big fan of Thousand Oaks and East San Jose, too - double green is an underrated color combination, and I love the fresh take on the "gradient line" pattern with ESJ's home kit!  My one quibble is with the grey clash - would it make more sense for the badge to be majority white like with the home kit?  Just swapping the white and light grey would fix that (though if the light grey disappears on the white then you could go for a monochrome white and dark grey instead).

For the flags, I'd have to do some digging and formatting because it's not exactly in a presentable format right now, but I could send that to you for sure!

 

Thank you very much for all the detailed feedback for Amador County, and I'm glad you think that it looks better! For East San Jose, here's the clash kit with the crest colored like your suggestion:

 

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As for your county flags, I'd be happy to see them in a Google Drive link via PM even if they're not "presentable" just yet :)

 

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To close out the Basin Division, here is the final team from the LA metro!

 

 

Basin Division

Berry Farm Athletic

Buena Park, California

Founded: 2001

 

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The Knott's Berry Farm theme park guides this team's aesthetic, as it started out in the 1920s as an actual berry farm and later featured a replica ghost town. The Western, sheriff-style star (heavily inspired by this Northfield FC concept by @-kj) is flanked by the boysenberries that made Knott's Berry Farm famous. The Western-style font is inspired by my Buena Park Snapchat Geofilter, which itself is inspired by this vintage Knott's Berry Farm logo.

 

The purple/green home kit is inspired by the colors of the boysenberry, and the checkered pattern references the agricultural fields that once filled Orange County. The clash kit goes into the Old West style of Knott's ghost town, complete with faded wood panelings. The kits are supplied by Under Armour, and the sponsor is [obviously] Knott's Berry Farm.

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On 9/25/2021 at 7:06 PM, neo_prankster said:

Is there a derby between the Anaheim and Buena Park clubs?

 

As for a nickname:

Berries?

Beagles? (For Camp Snoopy)

Ghosts? (For the ghost town)

 

You know, I actually haven't thought up of any derbies yet! I think that's definitely something I will do once I finish this series, and there will definitely be a derby among the Orange County clubs!

 

As for a nickname for Berry Farm, I actually had "Phantoms" in my head the whole time. You're very close, though! :)

 

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To close out the Valley Division, here's a team that would be really close to me in Stockton!

 

Valley Division

River Islands SC

Lathrop, California

Founded: 2017

Affiliated with: Modesto Athletic

 

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I thought I would cap my inclusion of real-life teams to just two (Benicia and Temecula), but during my team research I found that there was already an existing team at River Islands. In this case, I decided to give the existing team a refresh as it entered CSL2.

 

River Islands (playing in this massive new exurb of the Bay Area) comes in with a relatively conservative red/white/blue look (which surprisingly is quite lacking in both the CSL and CSL2). I thought that "R" and "I" would look good as an interlocking logo, but I wanted something that looked different from this Racing Indy crest by @pcgd.  I decided to put the monogram into a triangle to tie into the local freeway network (which my Snapchat Geofilter for nearby Tracy also references).

 

The home kit is a simple pinstriped kit with wavy stripes to represent River Islands' location on the San Joaquin River delta. The red clash kit is an abstract interpretation of the freeway network (with an "RI" monogram representing River Islands' relation to the freeways) with a hash/gradient pattern. The kits are supplied by Adidas, and the sponsor is Stockton-based Diamond Nuts.

 

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Three more teams remain!

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River Islands' logo looks good, but I think it's a bit simple for my taste. Despite having a slight baseball vibe, I have to say the IRL one is pretty nice with the incorporation of the waves and the I interlocking atop the top bar of the R, so maybe a small reintroduction of the wave element would help while still keeping it different. Jerseys are quite solid; I especially like the execution of the gradients on the away with the triangle-less crest.

 

Purple and green is possibly my least favorite color combo, but you make it look good with Berry Farm! (though I wouldn't be opposed to a burgundier shade of purple :P ...) The jerseys have some pretty design motifs with fun inspirations, the sleeves are a nice calling card, and I like that the logo makes a little pocket :)

 

East San Jose's crest is understated but pretty impressive; those three elements seem pretty hard to bring together, but you've done it! My only idea there would be to maybe add wheels to the glider, since that element's slightly harder to read for me.  Jerseys are great; especially that away... Though I guess if I had too much time on my hands, I'd probably try to have each line of the circuits gradiented separately.

 

Honestly, I'm with @-kj on the 1000 Oaks logo; I like the concept behind it, but it feels unbalanced and the trees don't read properly (I see golf balls on tees!) That said, if you're still looking for a way to fix it, I think I have an idea... Basically arranging the 0s the other way to make a single, stylized tree, and balancing the 1 with the SC on the right side.

Anyways, the jerseys are really pretty. That green mamba-skin one is really well done. My only suggestion would be to add a light-green number box that interrupts some of the pinstripes on the home jersey.

 

Hmm well IMO, my Sounders don't have a crest worth emulating *too* much... But your Inglewood logo is certainly a cleaner design that mitigates some of those problems :P

That said, I'd be down to see something a bit less generic... Just based on your links, maybe a more true-to-life SoFi Stadium/right triangle-shaped crest, counterbalanced with a Hollywood Park Casino-style script? Or jerseys with designs based on the lights of the casino, or a Forum-themed design? Idk...

 

I'm excited to see the final few teams! You've got this; pulling into the homestretch!

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On 9/28/2021 at 10:18 AM, vtgco said:

River Islands' logo looks good, but I think it's a bit simple for my taste. Despite having a slight baseball vibe, I have to say the IRL one is pretty nice with the incorporation of the waves and the I interlocking atop the top bar of the R, so maybe a small reintroduction of the wave element would help while still keeping it different. Jerseys are quite solid; I especially like the execution of the gradients on the away with the triangle-less crest.

 

Purple and green is possibly my least favorite color combo, but you make it look good with Berry Farm! (though I wouldn't be opposed to a burgundier shade of purple :P ...) The jerseys have some pretty design motifs with fun inspirations, the sleeves are a nice calling card, and I like that the logo makes a little pocket :)

 

East San Jose's crest is understated but pretty impressive; those three elements seem pretty hard to bring together, but you've done it! My only idea there would be to maybe add wheels to the glider, since that element's slightly harder to read for me.  Jerseys are great; especially that away... Though I guess if I had too much time on my hands, I'd probably try to have each line of the circuits gradiented separately.

 

Honestly, I'm with @-kj on the 1000 Oaks logo; I like the concept behind it, but it feels unbalanced and the trees don't read properly (I see golf balls on tees!) That said, if you're still looking for a way to fix it, I think I have an idea... Basically arranging the 0s the other way to make a single, stylized tree, and balancing the 1 with the SC on the right side.

Anyways, the jerseys are really pretty. That green mamba-skin one is really well done. My only suggestion would be to add a light-green number box that interrupts some of the pinstripes on the home jersey.

 

Hmm well IMO, my Sounders don't have a crest worth emulating *too* much... But your Inglewood logo is certainly a cleaner design that mitigates some of those problems :P

That said, I'd be down to see something a bit less generic... Just based on your links, maybe a more true-to-life SoFi Stadium/right triangle-shaped crest, counterbalanced with a Hollywood Park Casino-style script? Or jerseys with designs based on the lights of the casino, or a Forum-themed design? Idk...

 

I'm excited to see the final few teams! You've got this; pulling into the homestretch!

 

Thank you very much for the detailed feedback as always, and it's good to have you back after a while!

  • River Islands: Frankly, River Islands itself doesn't have a lot going on (even after driving around it once out of curiosity) as it's still a massive construction site. I guess we could say that the team wanted to cement itself as a "classier" team right out of the gates. I did consider adding a wave pattern to the inside of the triangle and even making an anchor out of the "I", but that would end up making the crest look more crowded than it needed to be. I'm glad you liked the clash kit especially, though!
  • Berry Farm: I'm happy that these kits exceeded your expectations for a purple/green team, and that you thought they were some fun kits! 😂 The shade of purple was taken specifically from the Knott's Berry Farm logo, and I wanted to make sure that Berry Farm's shade of purple was different enough from the division's two other purple teams (the very dark violet of Arrowhead and the pale purple of Hub City)
  • East San Jose: This crest was definitely a clunker to make, and even arranging the elements in the sketches was quite tough. I can definitely add wheels to the glider, though! 
  • Thousand Oaks: Thanks for the crest suggestions, and that's a very well-done sketch! Your suggestions (especially the "SC" on the other side of the "1") are actually things that I had come up with when I was trying to redesign my "1000 Oaks" design, and I'm still trying to come up with a way to elegantly interlock the three trees. I can add a number box as well!
  • Inglewood: Your suggestions are also things I thought about when drafting Inglewood's team! I'm personally a huge sucker for symmetry, so I was slightly disappointed to find out that the roofline of SoFi Stadium wasn't as symmetric as I thought. I also thought about making a Forum-inspired design, but the Forum's columns look very similar the columns that I referenced for my Catalina Wanderers home kit in the same division :/

Glad to know we're thinking similarly for these teams, and I'll be sure to incorporate many of your suggestions in the next post! :)

 

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To close out the southern California CSL2 teams, here's the last one from the Souther Division!

 

Southern Division

Kumeyaay Rovers

El Cajon, California

Founded: 1999

Affiliated with: Deportivo El Centro

 

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This team for San Diego's eastern suburbs is heavily influenced (and majority-owned) by the indigenous Kumeyaay people. The crest takes different Kumeyaay symbols and combines them into a single design that's designed with respect to their heritage. The acorn shape represents the acorn mush found in the Kumeyaay diet. The desert blossom from the seal of the Sycuan Band and the four colors from the seal of the Viejas Band make an appearance inside the acorn. The feathers from the Kumeyaay Community College logo flank either side of the acorn.

 

The kits showcase two different aspects of Kumeyaay art: the home kit pays homage to Kumeyaay basketweaving with a woven snake pattern around the neckline, and the pink clash kit takes reference from this particular rock-carved pictograph. The kits are supplied by New Balance, and the sponsor is the Sycuan Casino Resort.

 

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Before the final two teams, I'll bring out some revisions to the most recent teams. Thousand Oaks will definitely be overhauled!

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To start off,  here are a few team edits as suggested by the readers!

  • Thousand Oaks: Following comments by @vtgco and @-kj, I decided to address the awkwardness of the original Thousand Oaks crest by digitizing this sketch provided to me by @vtgco.  Aside from the redesigned, more elegant crest, the only other change is the addition of a solid mint background for the NOB on the home kit
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  • East San José United: Very minor tweak, I added some wheels to the glider to make it more obvious that it's a glider
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To finish off the Capital Division, here is Drake's favorite soccer team the final team from the Central Valley!

 

Capital Division

Yolo County SC

Davis/Woodland, CA

Founded: 1999

 

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Yolo County is located just west of Sacramento and is a large tomato-growing county (thanks to @woody86 for the snippet about the tomatoes). It is also home to UC Davis and a large bicycle-riding community in that college town. To represent the county as a whole, this team identity combines those two aspects into a "Tomato Red" and a "Bike Lane Green" color scheme. The crest features a "YOLO" wordmark intertwined with a stylized map of Yolo County

 

The home kit is a very simple white-based kit with Tomato Red sleeves and a diagonal gray pattern. The clash kit references Davis' biking culture (home to America's first marked bike lanes!) with a design inspired by bicycle pavement markings. The kits are supplied by Under Armour, and the sponsor is Nugget Markets.

 

*I promise I wasn't saving Yolo for the 69th team, and any relation between the two is purely coincidental 😂

 

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Hayward is the final team left!

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At long last, we have reached the final team in the CSL ecosystem!

 

Northwest Division

510 SC

Hayward, CA

Founded: 2011

Affiliated with: Oaktown SC

 

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I was honestly quite stumped with how I was going to pull this team off, but then I found inspiration while I was riding the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) from the Giants game this past weekend. The very simple crest takes inspiration from the futuristic, off-center front design of BART's original trains as well as the blue colors from the BART logo. I also took some inspiration from the off-center crest that @raysox had designed for King County SC back in 2015. The name is taken from the East Bay's 510 area code.

 

The blue home kit is a pinstriped pattern with three light blue stripes that denote the three BART lines that go through the Hayward/San Leandro area; the 5 breaks in the light blue lines denote the stations between San Leandro and Union City. The clash kit takes inspiration from the Hayward city seal, and it turns this square pattern into a diamond design. The kits are supplied by Adidas, and the sponsor is Shasta Beverages.

 

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I still have to make kit compilations for the 70 CSL2 teams, and that will be posted next week. By popular demand, I will also be creating derbies and derby logos for the teams in CSL and CSL2.

 

For now, here is a graphic with all 70 CSL2 logos as well as a league map:

 

CSL2 Team Logos

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CSL League Map

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As for what's next, I'm honestly not sure yet what I'll be doing. Some of the things I've been considering is a soccer league for my Philippine homeland or digitizing my old hand-drawn baseball concepts. I'll figure out something, though!

 

Stay tuned for some final CSL2 stuff and in the meantime, please check out my CSL2 Behance post and leave an appreciation if you can! :)

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I'm amazed by the high standard all the way through your series. It's very very good.

 

Personally I'm hoping to see some more soccer* concepts, but I'm sure whatever you do will be beautiful. Now take a deserved break!

 

*Some kind of American Champions League with the best teams from all the state-specific leagues in your universe 🥳

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On 10/5/2021 at 9:33 AM, TheGiantsFan said:

East San José United: Very minor tweak, I added some wheels to the glider to make it more obvious that it's a glider

Helps a lot! Looks great.

On 10/5/2021 at 9:33 AM, TheGiantsFan said:

Thousand Oaks: Following comments by @vtgco and @-kj, I decided to address the awkwardness of the original Thousand Oaks crest by digitizing this sketch provided to me by @vtgco.  Aside from the redesigned, more elegant crest, the only other change is the addition of a solid mint background for the NOB on the home kit

It turned out quite well; thanks for humoring my idea! I'd additionally suggest thicker mint outlines of the text & trunk elements on the crest, and maybe a bolder font for the SC, but I don't mean to railroad your concept, so definitely take it or leave it...

On 9/29/2021 at 3:11 PM, TheGiantsFan said:

I also thought about making a Forum-inspired design, but the Forum's columns look very similar the columns that I referenced for my Catalina Wanderers home kit in the same division :/

True; I hadn't considered that! Honestly, props to how you've managed to keep the logos fairly distinct.

On 9/29/2021 at 3:11 PM, TheGiantsFan said:

Berry Farm: I'm happy that these kits exceeded your expectations for a purple/green team, and that you thought they were some fun kits! 😂 The shade of purple was taken specifically from the Knott's Berry Farm logo, and I wanted to make sure that Berry Farm's shade of purple was different enough from the division's two other purple teams (the very dark violet of Arrowhead and the pale purple of Hub City)

Fair, the C O R P O R A T E   S Y N E R G Y  purple *would* win the day IRL 😝 Regardless, I think there's not much reason for concern with purple overlap.

 

I quite like the colors for Yolo, and the bike lane kit is really fun!

 

The 510 SC logo is a bit too simple and abstract to read as a BART train, but it's certainly not ugly... That said that home jersey definitely gives off train vibes in a really pleasant way. The away is an interesting idea; can't put my finger on what's bothering me about the execution, though... Maybe the Adidas logo & ad could be green with gold outlines?

 

Kumeyaay is up in the top tier of this series, IMO... Love the inspiration and the execution of the logo and the kit designs! That pink away is beautiful! Only ideas might be to go black for the numbers/NB/ad at home, and maybe center the spiral at the crest.

 

 

Anyways, the ambition of the series has totally paid off; you've got an a really consistently outstanding body of work here! I'm glad I could see it happen, and throw in a suggestion or two towards the end there. I look forward to seeing your next concepts, whatever and whenever they may be! See you around the boards... :)

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On 10/7/2021 at 9:57 AM, MDTrey4 said:

Top to bottom one of the best series I think I've ever seen on the boards. Can't wait to see what's next (after a deserved break of course)

 

Thank you so much! Thank you for following along, and your feedback has always been super helpful!

 

On 10/7/2021 at 10:49 AM, RasmV said:

I'm amazed by the high standard all the way through your series. It's very very good.

 

Personally I'm hoping to see some more soccer* concepts, but I'm sure whatever you do will be beautiful. Now take a deserved break!

 

*Some kind of American Champions League with the best teams from all the state-specific leagues in your universe 🥳

 

Thank you very much, and I'm glad you enjoyed this series! :)

 

I know there's several state-specific leagues that exist on this board, and it would be cool to see a whole national tournament with different state leagues one day! I don't know yet if I myself will be making another one, but we shall see!

 

On 10/7/2021 at 2:46 PM, 48Vinny said:

All I have to say is... PHENOMENAL SERIES. 

 

This is one of the best series I have seen on here, congrats on finishing it!

 

Thank you very much, and it's definitely much appreciated! :)

 

14 hours ago, vtgco said:

Helps a lot! Looks great.

 

It turned out quite well; thanks for humoring my idea! I'd additionally suggest thicker mint outlines of the text & trunk elements on the crest, and maybe a bolder font for the SC, but I don't mean to railroad your concept, so definitely take it or leave it...

 

True; I hadn't considered that! Honestly, props to how you've managed to keep the logos fairly distinct.

 

Fair, the C O R P O R A T E   S Y N E R G Y  purple *would* win the day IRL 😝 Regardless, I think there's not much reason for concern with purple overlap.

 

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I quite like the colors for Yolo, and the bike lane kit is really fun!

 

The 510 SC logo is a bit too simple and abstract to read as a BART train, but it's certainly not ugly... That said that home jersey definitely gives off train vibes in a really pleasant way. The away is an interesting idea; can't put my finger on what's bothering me about the execution, though... Maybe the Adidas logo & ad could be green with gold outlines?

 

Kumeyaay is up in the top tier of this series, IMO... Love the inspiration and the execution of the logo and the kit designs! That pink away is beautiful! Only ideas might be to go black for the numbers/NB/ad at home, and maybe center the spiral at the crest.

 

Anyways, the ambition of the series has totally paid off; you've got an a really consistently outstanding body of work here! I'm glad I could see it happen, and throw in a suggestion or two towards the end there. I look forward to seeing your next concepts, whatever and whenever they may be! See you around the boards... :)

 

Glad you suggestions improved the designs for those teams!

 

For Thousand Oaks, I wanted to make the widths of the "SC" text consistent with the widths of the double-outline, and the tree trunks somewhat consistent with the zeroes on the tree. But your revamp sketch really helped out, and I like it a lot better now!

 

Regarding the 510 SC logo, the original BART train is pretty iconic in the Bay Area, so I feel like the locals in this universe would be able to easily get the reference. I did try different color combos for the Adidas logo and the sponsor, and I felt that the white with green outlines was the best way to make them stand out against the busy pattern. 

 

Kumeyaay was definitely a fun one to make, and I wanted to research it carefully to stay true to Kumeyaay culture. I've done a few designs that originate at the crest, and for this one I decided to "spiral" the design at the neckline for a change; it would also look a little odd for the entire "basket" to be off-center, too :/. I also tried black NOB/sponsors on the home kit and I felt that it "muddied" up the design a little bit. I'm glad you really enjoyed that one, though! :)

 

Thanks for following along the series, and I really appreciated your detailed feedback to help improve my concepts! :)

 

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As promised, here are the kit compilations for all 70 CSL2 teams!

 

CSL2 Home Kits

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CSL2 Clash Kits

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We're not quite done with this just yet, as derbies are still to come! And if you haven't already, please check out my CSL2 post on Behance! :)

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On 10/11/2021 at 10:56 PM, TheSquirrel said:

Maybe you should design kits from the past when each team was first created.

 

That would be cool to do, but that doesn't seem to be in my radar unfortunately :/

 

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I sat on the idea of creating individual logos for derbies for a few weeks (similar to how @raysox created some for his old US Soccer 2030 concept series), but I ended up not really feeling it due to my current workload and excitement for my next project (more on that later!)

 

Following a suggestion by @neo_prankster, here are the rivalry cups in the CSL universe ! :)

 

Jefferson Cup

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  • AFC Humboldt CSL
  • Del Norte Crescents CSL
  • Redding City CSL
  • Rogue Valley Union CSL
  • State of Jefferson SC CSL

 

Battle for the Capital

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  • Capital City SC CSL
  • Elk Grove Premier CSL
  • Feather River SC CSL2

  • Folsom Town SC CSL2

  • Roseville Sporting CSL2

  • Sacramento Athletic Club CSL2

  • Sacramento East CSL2

  • Yolo County SC CSL2

 

Sacramento Showdown

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  • Capital City SC CSL

  • Sacramento Athletic Club CSL2

  • Sacramento East CSL2

 

The Ski Bowl

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  • Battle Born SC CSL

  • Mammoth Ski Association CSL

  • Reno-Tahoe United CSL

 

Silver State Showdown

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  • Battle Born SC CSL

  • Lake Mead SC CSL

  • Reno-Tahoe United CSL

  • SC Vegas CSL

 

 The Vegas Standoff

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  • Lake Mead SC CSL

  • SC Vegas CSL

 

 Mojave Cup

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  • Barstow 66 CSL

  • Coachella Valley United CSL

  • Deportivo El Centro CSL

  • Lancaster-Palmdale Squadron CSL

  • Sol de Yuma CSL

 

Inland Empire Crown

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  • Inland Empire CSL
  • Arrowhead SC CSL2
  • Circle City SC CSL2
  • Pomona AC CSL2
  • Riverside 1871 CSL2
  • Temecula SC CSL2

 

91 Derby

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  • Inland Empire CSL
  • OC United CSL

 

OC Derby

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  • OC United CSL
  • Berry Farm Athletic CSL2
  • Irvine SC CSL2
  • Laguna Sporting Club CSL2
  • Real Santa Ana CSL2

 

Gateway Classic

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  • Maritime Long Beach CSL
  • Catalina Wanderers CSL2
  • Hub City SC CSL2
  • Inglewood SC CSL2

 

Angel Cup

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  • Hollywood SC CSL
  • Maritime Long Beach CSL
  • OC United CSL
  • Olympic Los Angeles CSL
  • Roses AFC CSL

 

Freeway Cup

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  • Hollywood SC CSL
  • Olympic Los Angeles CSL
  • Roses AFC CSL
  • AFC Santa Monica CSL2
  • Beverly Hills SC CSL2
  • Club Atlético de East Los CSL2
  • Sporting 626 CSL2

 

SFV Cup

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  • Burbank 97 CSL2
  • Magic Mountain SC CSL2
  • The Valley SC CSL2

 

South Coast Derby

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  • Paso Robles Temblors SC CSL
  • Riviera SC CSL
  • SLO Town CSL
  • Solvang fB CSL
  • Ventura-Oxnard Union CSL
  • Deportivo Santa Maria CSL2
  • Isla Vista XI CSL2
  • Ojai Sporting CSL2
  • SC Vandenberg CSL2
  • Thousand Oaks SC CSL2

 

805 Cup

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  • Paso Robles Temblors SC CSL
  • SLO Town CSL

 

Mid-State Classic

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  • Merced County Eleven CSL
  • Racing Bakersfield CSL
  • SC Fresno CSL
  • Visalia SC CSL

 

Oil King Classic

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  • Racing Bakersfield CSL
  • Delanteros CF CSL2
  • Oildale Drillers CSL2

 

Cowbell Cup

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  • SC Fresno CSL
  • Visalia SC CSL
  • Clovis SC CSL2

  • Heart of California SC CSL2

  • Kingsburg FF CSL2

  • Lemoore-Hanford Heat CSL2

 

Battle for Manteca

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  • Modesto Athletic CSL
  • Stockton United CSL
  • Oakdale SC CSL2
  • River Islands SC CSL2

 

831 Clasico

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  • AC Monterey CSL
  • Salinas CF CSL
  • Surf City SC CSL
  • Club Watsonville CSL2
  • Pinnacles SC CSL2

 

Silicon Classic

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  • Atlético San José CSL
  • Silicon Valley SC CSL
  • East San Jose United CSL
  • Fremont Dynamo SC CSL2
  • Morgan Hill SC CSL2
  • Mountainmen SC CSL2
  • Palo Alto Colliders CSL2
  • Santa Clara Sporting CSL2
  • SC Gilroy CSL2

 

Battle of the Bay

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  • Atlético San José CSL
  • Golden Gate SC CSL
  • Mt. Diablo Wanderers CSL
  • Oaktown SC CSL
  • Silicon Valley SC CSL
  • Sporting San Francisco CSL
  • Ursa Sonoma CSL

 

East Bay Derby

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  • Mt. Diablo Wanderers CSL
  • Oaktown SC CSL
  • 510 SC CSL2

  • AFC Berkeley CSL2

  • Delta Union CSL2

  • Richmond Riveters CSL2

  • Tri-Valley Athletic CSL2

 

Golden Gate Showdown

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  • Golden Gate SC CSL
  • Sporting San Francisco CSL
  • Calcio North Beach CSL2

  • Half Moon Bay SC CSL2

  • Kabayan Daly City CSL2

 

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With that, I formally conclude the California Soccer League and California Soccer League Two series!

 

Thank you to everyone that has followed along on this visual ride through California over these last 11 months! I really did enjoy creating researching all these different places across my home state, and I really enjoyed bringing them together in each of the 119 teams :)

 

A special shoutout to @CaliforniaGlowin@woody86, and @ItsSlothy for detailed suggestions for CSL2 cities; and to @vtgco, @MDTrey4, @TheHealthiestScratch, @LastSonOfSD, and @FlyingLamprey for all the insightful feedback to help these teams look as best as they can be! I couldn't have done it without all of you, and you're greatly appreciated!

 

Before I end this post, here are a few more CSL/CSL2 goodies!

I also thought about potentially selling CSL/CSL2 merch on my Redbubble page, but I'll do that whenever I have a ton more time

 

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As for what's next, I'm excited to announce that I will be giving new, digital life to my hand-drawn Alton Baseball League concepts from eight years ago! Stay tuned for those in the coming weeks! :)

 

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