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Bringing this one a massive bump. Gordie was cool enough to let me have his Grizzlies work to mangle as I wanted for my softball team, the Grizzlies. We've been using a logo I made in 2003, before I used Illustrator or had any idea about making a true identity.

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I modified his bear, simplifying some detailing and modifying the shape a bit. I also went through a number of color iterations, including getting input from the team (and fixing my Illustrator color settings--thanks ColorWerx!). I've come up with what I'm considering a final product.

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Truth be told, I was leaning towards keeping a green/gray scheme, but after giving a few options to the team, the team really liked the rust/orange with green combo. I'm meeting in the morning with someone about getting caps (they'll be green with the "dark bg" cap logo) and t-shirts done. New jerseys will probably come next year.

Many thanks to gordie_delini for his original work, including a full custom font (Grizzly Serif BG). Thanks also to gregjigga5, paynomind, fiasco!, Avenger, the49erfan15, Puckguy14, ColorWerx, and anyone I'm not remembering right now for all their feedback during the process.

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Bringing this back from the grave again.

So this season, we're looking at getting new jerseys. I haven't gone price shopping or anything yet, but I have put together for what I'm going to aim, if the price is acceptable:

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I'm sort of a traditionalist when it comes to baseball/softball, so that's where I was aiming with this. It may not be cost-effective to get the text across plus the logo below, but I'm going to at least try and get the text on there; if all else fails, I'll put the primary logo (see above) on the left chest and go with that. The custom numbering (thanks Gordie!) is another unknown, but I could always try and create those myself from twill to have them put on.

And, of course, the stirrups are a pipe dream. I'm the only one who would wear them (hell, only a couple of us wear long pants), and since custom stirrups will require a minimum order of twelve, that's right out. I don't even know if I could talk the rest of the team into wearing the long sock version of that.

Thoughts?

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I like the look. Very traditional, very good looking baseball jersey. I could cut the names and numbers for you. I can do tackle twill or flock.

If you're interested, just send me a PM and we can discuss.Everything is computer driven cutting machine, by the way. Very precise and very nice.

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I'd suggest using the head alone underneath the lettering, or better yet, just use the full body on the sleeve.

I definitely wanted to use the full-body bear somewhere. I thought about using it on the sleeve, but I felt like the lettering needed something under it, where teams like the Dodgers have their numbers. Front numbers for a rec-league softball team seemed a bit overkill. (Then again, so is this level of design. Overkill: it's what I do. :) )

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Intentional double:

So, after some discussion, I'm going to take the bear off the front, then use the bear-head logo on the back, above the numbers (in lieu of names). I don't have Illy here at work, so I'll have to work on the mockup tonight.

Logoman's going to do a sample for me; I can't wait to see it. :)

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Bringing this one a massive bump. Gordie was cool enough to let me have his Grizzlies work to mangle as I wanted for my softball team, the Grizzlies. We've been using a logo I made in 2003, before I used Illustrator or had any idea about making a true identity.

grizzlies.png

It's Beary Bonds!

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Bumping this up because I'm in the middle of placing our order for the new jerseys. We're also getting stirrups, only because I'm giving them to the team as a gift.

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Thanks to Logoman for all his help!

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Remember this trip down Amnesia Lane? Well, I'm bringing it back.

This coming seasons's going to be the tenth season of our team, and I thought I'd make a logo for the occasion. Here's my first draft:

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Revisited this:

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I brought the full bear head out, straightened out the 2013, and replaced the sock striping in the 1 with the claw slashes from the cap logo. Thoughts?

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