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#286074 - 12/14/12 07:14 AM Re: Portland Thorns/Crest Survey [Re: HooligansFC]
pfutz Offline
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I actually liked this one the most:



It's a pretty clever lockup of type, very simple, and downplays the silverbacks - which as a name I'm just not a fan of.


I also think the Portland Thorns crest is great excluding the color correction.



It's a clever name for a team in Portland and I like the "knotwork" style thorns but using "pure colors" tends to be abrasive to the eye since that kind of vividness is very uncommon in nature. So, ideally, a lot of designers will color correct that by using offset tones. So instead of using #000000 (raw black) you use #0f150e (which in this case is a black pulled off the bottom left extreme of the color chart, slightly up towards white and noticeably more to the right towards green. This pulls it towards the shade of green that is used in the crest and make the two, though already very similar in their propensity towards black on the color chart, much more complementary.

In a 30 second example of what I mean, here's a color sample that I think would be more attractive:







Edited by pfutz (12/14/12 07:19 AM)

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#286090 - 12/14/12 05:54 PM Re: Portland Thorns/Crest Survey [Re: pfutz]
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I don't mind the Impact name.

I like it because it is one of the few words in the French and English languages that mean the same thing and are pronounced the same way.

That is pretty cool.

Their logo sucks balls, though.
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#286091 - 12/14/12 07:00 PM Re: Portland Thorns/Crest Survey [Re: thesuperrookie]
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Why would anyone in a bilingual country not like the name L'Impact du Montreal?
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#286107 - 12/15/12 11:23 AM Re: Portland Thorns/Crest Survey [Re: hairygrump]
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Canadiens is probably one of the best names in all the history of sport - Montreal probably busted their wad with it and are out of ideas.

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#286161 - 12/19/12 01:23 PM Re: Portland Thorns/Crest Survey [Re: pfutz]
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Interesting thread.

Love the Thorns logo.

It was designed by a fan:

http://www.portlandtimbers.com/news/2012...portland-thorns
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#286164 - 12/19/12 08:34 PM Re: Portland Thorns/Crest Survey [Re: pdemko]
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Seattle Reign crest.

Very good.

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#286166 - 12/20/12 03:37 AM Re: Portland Thorns/Crest Survey [Re: pdemko]
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Originally Posted By: pdemko
Interesting thread.

Love the Thorns logo.

It was designed by a fan:

http://www.portlandtimbers.com/news/2012...portland-thorns


True he is a fan but he's a fan who is a extremly talented graphic designer.

http://brentdiskin.com/timbers/propaganda.html
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#286167 - 12/20/12 04:04 AM Re: Portland Thorns/Crest Survey [Re: bq]
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And speaking of the Reign, has everyone seen the parody site that I am guessing someone from Portland created. It's fantastic and expect that it won't be up long, so check it out soon. The logo is fantastic and check out their new coach.

http://www.seattlereign.org/

Then there is always this site.

http://www.seattlereign.com/

Alternate logo:



And looks as if they will be using the crown/trident to market apparel.
https://www.facebook.com/ReignFC
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#286169 - 12/20/12 07:23 AM Re: Portland Thorns/Crest Survey [Re: bq]
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Originally Posted By: bq
And speaking of the Reign, has everyone seen the parody site that I am guessing someone from Portland created. It's fantastic and expect that it won't be up long, so check it out soon. The logo is fantastic and check out their new coach.

http://www.seattlereign.org/



Pro-click here. Genius work by Portland fans.
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#286171 - 12/20/12 07:55 AM Re: Portland Thorns/Crest Survey [Re: c0ldfuse]
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I love the logo w/out the woman on it (w/ her on it, it looks like a new Starbucks offering), but that name is terrible. Just terrible. I can't hear the name without hearing a punchline drum fill.
It would lend itself well, however, to singing the name to the tune of Purple Rain...
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