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This is a concept I?ve been working on intermittently for the last year. It?s come a long way and I?m posting it here because I?m getting sick of looking at it and I want to move on to something else. Your help has been invaluable in the past to help me refine my concepts and I hope this won?t be an exception. Please help me put this one to bed.

The idea behind this concept is a Victorian gentleman who wants to conquer the world. I chose Victoria because it starts with a ?V? like Villains and it?s the word Victorian is derived from. I don?t know where Victoria is located but I?m sure there are plenty of them. I made him wear goggles so I wouldn?t have to draw eyes and it makes him very ?steam punk?. In the background is Big Ben being blown up with dynamite (I hope this doesn?t offend anybody). I originally had just the villain and I showed the concept to a guy at work and he asked ?what makes him a villain??, so I added the destruction. Since he blew up Big Ben with dynamite, I decided a dynamite plunger would be a good choice for a secondary logo. I figure since he conquered England, he would steal their flag design and change it as a final slap in the face. That was the reasoning behind the tertiary logo.

I can?t think of anything else to say so here?s the presentation.

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I love the primary logo. Really all three are well executed, I'm just not sure if the Secondary being a dynamite plunger, maybe add a stick of dynamite to it, or just have a stack of dynamite it's self.

Or maybe even the Big Ben falling down like you have behind the villain, that would be a pretty cool idea for a secondary.

Great work though :)

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I freakin' love this. I love abstract team names and concepts, this is very well executed. The guy looks totally badass, just not sure on the secondaries. The V looks a littleeeeeeeeee phallic, and I agree with Shanurr, Big Ben blowing up would be a good secondary.

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"Victorian" isn't a place-related adjective. It refers to the period where Queen Victoria ruled Britain (June 1837-January 1901).

That said, maybe you could redesign it to be based in Victoria, British Columbia?

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"Victorian" isn't a place-related adjective. It refers to the period where Queen Victoria ruled Britain (June 1837-January 1901).

That said, maybe you could redesign it to be based in Victoria, British Columbia?

Or just change the name to the (London) Victorian Villains?

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"Victoria" is a neighborhood within London, so the name does fit. There are many other geographical uses of "Victoria" so I think the name is fine.

As far as the concept, I've got nothing. This is fantastic as is.

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"Victorian" isn't a place-related adjective. It refers to the period where Queen Victoria ruled Britain (June 1837-January 1901).

Perhaps I wasn't clear. By Victorian Gentleman I meant he lives in the Victorian era, somewhere around 1889 feels right.

Thanks for the comments.

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Brilliantly executed design. Love the character he looks very of his time and has the necessary degree of villainy about him without looking overly cartoony.

The only slight criticism I have is that the type face has a more Arabic feel to it than Victorian England. I think it's the dots incorporated within it and the way the L's behave with the return on the serif and the dot above that, it just has a kinda sanskrit look to it.

Great colours, really like the secondary logo, and i dont have a problem with Big Ben being blown up (provided it's only in logo form) so no need to worry about upsetting this limey.

9erssteve

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Thanks to everybody for the encouraging words. I makes me feel good because I worked on the concept for so long.

The only slight criticism I have is that the type face has a more Arabic feel to it than Victorian England.

9erssteve, you are right, the font doesn't have a Victorian feel about it. I was going to have an ornate curvy font but it just didn't look right. I chose a distorted version of the font from the 1928 German film, Metropolis.

vintage-1928-metropolis-movie-poste.jpg

It seemed appropriate. It is industrial, yet elegant. The villain in the logo refuses to be just a cog in the machine so he rebels against the state(pretty deep, huh?).

Since so many people suggest it, I may have to make a secondary of the Big Ben incident.

Keep the comments coming guys.

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It is a brilliant concept, excellent rendering, but....

I just don't see this as an athletic logo. What I mean is that it looks like perhaps a band, or a comic book title, but it does not make me think of sports in any way.

Beautiful design, very tongue-in-cheek, but I cannot imagine a basketball team, for example, using it as their identity.

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