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Now that I have the basics down with Inkscape, and pretty much have settled in with the basic tools and commands, i think I have a good enough grasp to make some quality logos. I think Inkscape was the perfect way to give my work the step up from MS paint it needed. There may be a few mistakes, but hey, thats what you guys are for.

This is a logo for a league that me and my friends made and will playing soon, I think we needed a strong identity for the league, and I hope this logo gives a recognizable and strong feel to it. So, shoot me some C&C about what you like and dont like

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tell me what you think, I'll keep it updated

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I agree with what RTB said. The blue and red don't work well with the green and yellow, at least not at that intensity. I would also move the NWL down to the middle of the diamond, and move the wiffleball down to replace home plate. Additionally, the wiffleball looks a little too much like a shower drain, and not enough like a wiffleball.

It's a good start, it just needs some touchup work.

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your wiffleball looks nothing like a wiffleball first off haha sorry but its true. like Raisethebanner said, you need to narrow down and simplify your color scheme. and last, the bats don't line up with each other behind the field. but your have the right idea. good luck with your league by the way!

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Thanks for the suggestions, I can certainly fix up the color scheme. How do you guys propose I make the wiffleball look more like a wiffleball? Its pretty tough to get much more detailed, I mean its really just a ball with holes lol.

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well this is a good start, and take the advice above. and im actually not too sure how to make the whiffle ball better either, cuz it is a very simple looking object. maybe add a shadow on the side of the ball, on the ball. thats all i can think of for that.

i think this is a cool topic because it may actually be used as a REAL logo! awesome!

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Thats the problem, we use the balls with the circular holes all around, not the oval ones on half the ball. More hitting that way. I'll see what i can do, though

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The colors are painful to the eyes, but design wise the biggest issue is definitely the ball. A wiffleball has a series of uniform "capsule" shaped holes, the ball in your design looks like a diseased golfball.

I am attaching a couple of logos, the first one I made a few years ago for a Wiffleball tournament a friend of mine runs here in Buffalo every year. The second one was a much more professional one that he replaced it with a year or so ago, he said someone in the tournament knew a professional designer who put together the new logo for him. I'm just posting them so you get a better idea how the ball shoud probably look....

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The colors are painful to the eyes, but design wise the biggest issue is definitely the ball. A wiffleball has a series of uniform "capsule" shaped holes, the ball in your design looks like a diseased golfball.

I am attaching a couple of logos, the first one I made a few years ago for a Wiffleball tournament a friend of mine runs here in Buffalo every year. The second one was a much more professional one that he replaced it with a year or so ago, he said someone in the tournament knew a professional designer who put together the new logo for him. I'm just posting them so you get a better idea how the ball shoud probably look....

Thanks for the comments everyone, I have an update that i hope looks better.

Again, we use the balls with holes all around, so it is really tough to make it look too much more detailed. We use these ones:Markwort-Wiffle-Ball-Plasti.jpg

Okay, so I have an update: I simplified the colors and moved down the NWL to the center. I think it makes it look much better, and also, I added a little shadow to the ball, I figured it couldn't hurt. I kinda wanted to distract the person looking away form the ball, maybe it worked because you cant really see the ball anymore. Anyway, here it is:

wiffleballlogo-1.png

Let me know what you think!

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It is definitely an upgrade from your original one. The shadowing works well and the colors on the wordmark are easier to see. However it still needs work before it can be a "strong identity" for your league. The wordmark cannot just be dumped on top of the ball.

Not only does it just not look right but I question how it would translate to a shirt/jersey or league banner. My guess is not great, as whatever printing company you use will probably find a way to muck it up.

My suggestion would be to lower the ball a bit and arch a sized-down wordmark. See if you can use the first second and third bases to frame the wordmark. The concept would obviously look smaller, which would make the bats much too large, but that's good because I also think the bats should be scaled down as well. I know whiffle ball bats are skinny and long, but not THAT skinny and long. They can use some rescaling to make the whole thing look more together.

Or if that doesn't work, you can always grab some inspiration from this logo http://www.mindspring.com/%7Egearhard/images/pnclogo.jpg. You would put the bats behind the diamond of course...

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I agree with Mayor Daily. The wiffleball should not be hidden, after all it is what the 'W' represents in NWL, I assume. I think you should use a different font. Use one that doesn't look like Times New Roman. With a different symetrical 'W', the ball could be brought to the front and placed right under the W. In Inkscape, I would duplicate the letters and put a really thick stroke on them. Next, drop that a level below the original letters. This will really make the league letters pop. I think the letters should be yellow with a black outline. How would it look if the holes of the ball were grey instead of black? Look at the samples gdffl86 provided and your example of the ball you use, the holes have shadows in them. It would match the nice shading job you did on the ball.

Great job so far. I hope to see some revisions soon.

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