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Platypus logo concept

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I like the idea of a dark green or a maroon as a base color... I would say has to be the right shade of green though cause with the bill don't want people's first thought to be its a mutant mallard with a tail :P

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The straight fast-swimming look you're trying to capture is good, but I think you would get more out of putting the platypus mid-turn ... kinda like on the Australia 20-cent piece:

Platypus_20cent.jpg

It gives you a nice bit of space to add your city name and any other graphic you want to use where the "20" sits on the coin, but also has a lot more definition than the straight version you've been using.

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In terms of the colour scheme, I think that red would just be a bad idea.

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Here's another sketch:

platypus_logo_c_by_neoprankster-d47hccl.jpg

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That is 100% better than the second one, good idea going back to a diving platypus.

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Nice. This actually looks like a sports logo, or any kind of logo for that matter.

The previous two just looked like cartoony sketches, but this one I can actually picture as a logo.

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I would make the platypus teal and have the team colors be teal and orange.

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very nice change much better maybe as mentioned just shorten up the body a lil bit major upgrade there is more movement and shape to this one over the original

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Much better! I can really see the potential in this newest sketch. The speed lines / shading needs some work, and the tail needs a little more separation from the body, but I think you're on the right track.

This probably wouldn't work on a football helmet, though, just because of the shape of and space on a helmet. Helmet logos are generally longer than they are tall or square at worst. It would look great on t-shirts and other merchandise, though, and if you keep it simple enough, it'll look great on a ball cap.

As for colors, I would suggest black (the only color the Ducks and Beavers agree on) with either orange and green or orange and yellow (one from each college). I think that black, orange, and green could look really nice and it's a unique color scheme.

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Much better! I can really see the potential in this newest sketch. The speed lines / shading needs some work, and the tail needs a little more separation from the body, but I think you're on the right track.

This probably wouldn't work on a football helmet, though, just because of the shape of and space on a helmet. Helmet logos are generally longer than they are tall or square at worst. It would look great on t-shirts and other merchandise, though, and if you keep it simple enough, it'll look great on a ball cap.

As for colors, I would suggest black (the only color the Ducks and Beavers agree on) with either orange and green or orange and yellow (one from each college). I think that black, orange, and green could look really nice and it's a unique color scheme.

What would you suggest I do to translate this onto a football helmet? Head profile?

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Here's another sketch:

platypus_logo_c_by_neoprankster-d47hccl.jpg

BRILLIANT ... massive upgrade.

I hate to be traditional, but I think a Platypus needs to be brown, or at least some other early tone.

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I would make the platypus teal and have the team colors be teal and orange.

Perry_the_Platypus.png

See that's the problem. The challenge I'm having with color schemes is that I don't want to just re-create Perry the way the Oregon Ducks appropriated Donald.

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since you're trying to marry oregon/oregon state, try combining their colors...the latest upgrade is outstanding!

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I would still use teal and orange, just not in the same way as Perry. Alter where goes where. Don't think of it as "re-creating" it, think of it as "paying Homage".

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Here's another sketch:

platypus_logo_c_by_neoprankster-d47hccl.jpg

BRILLIANT ... massive upgrade.

I hate to be traditional, but I think a Platypus needs to be brown, or at least some other early tone.

Very cool design.

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Look at the shading on this one.

platypus.gif

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