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magpienato

The Swooping Magpie
Oct 27, 2016
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Well this is fairly good timing as I'm half way through making my NFL x AFL Portfolio.

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This is a quick concept logo I drew up for the portfolio, heavily inspired by the NFL logo obviously. Something in this general style I think would suffice as a logo. I'll play around with it a bit and maybe fiddle with the colours if this comp is a go.
 

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magpienato

The Swooping Magpie
Oct 27, 2016
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Here's what I've got so far, no colour at the moment but strangely looks good in black and white.
Do you think it's a bit too busy with the stars on both sides? I'm looking to incorporate it in somehow without moving the ball from the centre.
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magpienato

The Swooping Magpie
Oct 27, 2016
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I'm working on something similar at the moment, look forward to seeing what you have come up with.
It's been about 4 weeks on and off in the making. I've done all the helmets so far and slowly getting through the unis. I might just start off with showing off some of the helmets tonight :thumbsu:
 

Prison bar Pete

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Dec 20, 2015
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Here's what I've got so far, no colour at the moment but strangely looks good in black and white.
Do you think it's a bit too busy with the stars on both sides? I'm looking to incorporate it in somehow without moving the ball from the centre.
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Looks good to me - not too busy
 

Silent Alarm

sack Lyon
Jul 9, 2010
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With the love ins for the WAFL portfolios, what about this? I haven't seen it mentioned before but it's ripe: extremely old, barely noted, forgotten, and the potential sparks for a true VFL rivalry... The Black Diamond Cup.

Mainly known as the Newcastle Australian Football League, it was started in Newcastle, New South Wales, in 1888. With two clubs, Wallsend and Plattsburg, actually beginning in 1883. Basically, this was the second footy competition, started just after the VFL. The 'Black Diamond Cup' was the actual premiership trophy, but it's a unique and classic name and mainly leads the opening for an easy, identifiable, effective logo.

The cool thing about this is there's a definitive list of premiers which could help with stories. For example Northumberland and Lambton were some of the first clubs in the comp, but never snagged a flag. There's also plenty of clubs who've merged. You can play with history here and use that. Any club can be any colour or with any nickname. Someone like Northumberland is ripe – it was one of the first Nineteen Counties, named by a Lieutenant/commandant: Northumberland become 'The County' after the war, then the Commanders or Lieutenants in the 80s, and now could be reverting to their original name. Lambton, a real inner suburb, could have moved to Coffs Harbour in the 80s.

Then there's the general great names and local history: Waratah, Newcastle City, RAAF, Raymond Terrace (the Terriers? The Housemen?), Coalfields (this shames the classic country 'Railways), University, Western Suburbs, newer teams like The Entrance...

Other ideas are combing through history and seeing if there's any main differences in their version of the code.
 

caloschwaby

You Beauty
Jan 3, 2017
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With the love ins for the WAFL portfolios, what about this? I haven't seen it mentioned before but it's ripe: extremely old, barely noted, forgotten, and the potential sparks for a true VFL rivalry... The Black Diamond Cup.

Mainly known as the Newcastle Australian Football League, it was started in Newcastle, New South Wales, in 1888. With two clubs, Wallsend and Plattsburg, actually beginning in 1883. Basically, this was the second footy competition, started just after the VFL. The 'Black Diamond Cup' was the actual premiership trophy, but it's a unique and classic name and mainly leads the opening for an easy, identifiable, effective logo.

The cool thing about this is there's a definitive list of premiers which could help with stories. For example Northumberland and Lambton were some of the first clubs in the comp, but never snagged a flag. There's also plenty of clubs who've merged. You can play with history here and use that. Any club can be any colour or with any nickname. Someone like Northumberland is ripe – it was one of the first Nineteen Counties, named by a Lieutenant/commandant: Northumberland become 'The County' after the war, then the Commanders or Lieutenants in the 80s, and now could be reverting to their original name. Lambton, a real inner suburb, could have moved to Coffs Harbour in the 80s.

Then there's the general great names and local history: Waratah, Newcastle City, RAAF, Raymond Terrace (the Terriers? The Housemen?), Coalfields (this shames the classic country 'Railways), University, Western Suburbs, newer teams like The Entrance...

Other ideas are combing through history and seeing if there's any main differences in their version of the code.
Is this a competition?
 

The Victorian

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Oct 23, 2018
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I have just had a good idea for a comp or more so weekly comps. You create your own brand or business. You would create a logo for that brand.

Banks, Beer, Wine, Telecommunications, Fast Food, Energy Companies, Insurance, Airlines, Real Estate, Drinks, Electrical Brands, Tourism, Tyre Brands, Shopping Centres, Betting Companies, Warehouse Companies, Foundations, Goods Stores, Home Builders are all ideas.

Is there any interest in this kind of comp?
 
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Klim

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 17, 2013
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I have just had a good idea for a comp or more so weekly comps. You create your own brand or business. You would create a logo for that brand.

Bank (Eg- Commonwealth Bank)
Supermarket (Coles)
Beer (Victoria Bitter)
Telecommunication Company (Optus)
TV Channel (Seven)
Fast Food (Hungry Jacks)
Energy Company (Energy Australia)
Insurance (AAMI)
Airline (Qantas)
Real Estate (Ray White)
Drink (Gatorade)
Electric Brand (Samsung)
Tourism Brand (Mantra)
Tyre (Hancock)
Shopping Centre (Eastland)
Betting Company (Sporting Bet)
Warehouse (Bunnings)
Foundation (Starlight Foundation)
Home Builder (Simmonds)
Goods Store (K Mart)
Wine (Wolf Blass)

Is there any interest in this kind of comp?
We did have Company of the week/fortnight (2013) where the basis was to create a footy team around an existing company. We also had Logo of the week where we made logos for already exisiting companies.
 

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Fizzler

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Dec 26, 2013
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The Victorian

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Bryce_Jersey17

Norm Smith Medallist
Apr 23, 2012
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Just had a quick look through that thread and yes it is exactly what I mean! I didn't realise there has already been one on the board but hey Im keen for one to start back up. What are people's thoughts on a revival?
I remember that I tried to bring that back. Certain members didn’t want it back and it sort of died out. I’d be all for it coming back though
 

The Victorian

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I remember that I tried to bring that back. Certain members didn’t want it back and it sort of died out. I’d be all for it coming back though
The way I see it is that if certain members dont want it back then they do not need to participate in it however those that want to can.
 

caloschwaby

You Beauty
Jan 3, 2017
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Now that this threads active again, what was the verdict on the Gridiron comp? It seemed a lot of people liked the idea but not sure if I got past that 10-like requirement :)
 

caloschwaby

You Beauty
Jan 3, 2017
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All good with me magpienato if you can find a suitable window.
Or maybe it was caloschwaby doing it. You both look alike.
Doubt we'd be able to get it up for a start around this years' Superbowl with FIRA and the start of a new school year and would be a bit rushed. I was thinking a start after CAN-AM finishes in August to coincide with the beginning of next years' NFL season in September :)
 

Sparkle

A. R. M.
Oct 3, 2013
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Doubt we'd be able to get it up for a start around this years' Superbowl with FIRA and the start of a new school year and would be a bit rushed. I was thinking a start after CAN-AM finishes in August to coincide with the beginning of next years' NFL season in September :)
Good time frame because NFL is on the top of everyones mind around then. Be mindful that 3/4 exams will be on throughout October and November so maybe an earlier design process?
 

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