Keeb13r Posted April 3, 2011 Share Posted April 3, 2011 The skating penguin logo is an important part of the Penguins history and is beloved by lots of fans, yet every time I look at it, I can't help but notice how poorly drawn it is. You can't quite tell where the fingers begin and end and the skates... well, I've never seen hockey skates that look that bad.I find the original logo to be best version of the penguin, but it obviously comes from a different era, and many people think it looks too friendly and fat.I decided to try and design a logo that would pay homage to the team's history while still looking modern. The direction I was trying to take was to essentially mimic how other logos have been modernized recently (see the New Orleans Hornets or the NFL logo). For the skating penguin: I liked the scarf on the original logo, which emphasized the penguin's cold habitat, so I brought that back. I also brought back the original "Steeler gold" (for lack of a better name) as the primary color, as I like it better than Vegas gold. I've maintained the Vegas gold as an accent color in 2 versions - I couldn't decide on white/gold stick and gloves, so I made 2 versions. And I included a 3rd variation without the Vegas gold, based on some initial feedback I got.For the head logo: as I struggled with the skating penguin, I realized that the head on its own would make a strong secondary logo. I tried to make this logo echo the "flying pigeon" without the obvious resemblance.I'd appreciate any comments or advice you guys could give me, as I'm not very experienced with vector graphics editors. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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