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NHL Defunct Teams - Cleveland Barons, Nordiques, Tigers, Whalers, Seals, Thrashers, Scouts + Rockies.

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Hi,

I'm going to be doing a series here of all of the NHL defunct teams that have not been replaces by a team... PLUS the rockies. Cleveland hasn't been replaced - Columbus is not cleveland. Seals - San Jose is not Oakland or SF.

With that being said, I am a huge fan of constructive criticism on this board so please help me make these better.

Starting with the Cleveland Barons. So - to be honest, I had to google what a baron really meant in its most literal form and even then had to find a logo that set the time period of use in the etymology. I found that the top hat guy is the most unique without using anything like kings (LA) or knights / spartans / trojans (over used in sports). Also did not want to look too motzart-ish.

I also want to use the state to associate the team with the state of ohio. To do this - I simplified the state to an abstract shape with a baron "stretching" the state.

Anyways here is the Cleveland Barons Primary:

clevelandbarons_zps7ed22af6.jpg

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the idea isn't bad but you have to make a better face and eyes because it looks like a zombie.


a zombie/baron

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a zombie/baron

My first thought was, "robot."

I also don't understand the shape of the crown of the hat. Why does it slope down in the back like it was a fire helmet?

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Lines and details are too small, work them bigger. You can exaggerate to get the point across, can keep the readability of the design.

Thanks for the positive feedback - I hope you take a look at my updated images.

a zombie/baron

My first thought was, "robot."

I also don't understand the shape of the crown of the hat. Why does it slope down in the back like it was a fire helmet?

Yes, the fire helmet look really bugged me now that you pointed it out. I hope my next rendition shows this fixed. Thank you for pointing that out.

Good idea man. Can't wait to see all of these!

thanks :)

the idea isn't bad but you have to make a better face and eyes because it looks like a zombie.

a zombie/baron

Thank you for your comments and what areas to look like. I still want to achieve a "tough" look...

Updated: clevelandbarons1_zpsf7effa48.jpg

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Definately an improvement. Im still not sold on the cartoony state shape, maybe its just my Geography OCD kicking in or something lol

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that's a very nice baron. good job :)

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I definitely like the stand alone C. Out of the ordinary for sure.

that's a very nice baron. good job :)

I've updated it. Thicker lines - more sports like?

clevelandbarons2_zpsd9cf237b.jpg

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What about the WHL? Like the Indianapolis Racers?

I'm an indiana native... but don't want to be over ambitious.

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