Opinion The Shield and Ribbon: Updating the Sacred

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I think they just increased the quality of the crest. There's definitely some more 'crispness' to it now.

I've updated my concept a bit more. Have a geez. The bottom crest is the update.
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I fell in love with a font and decided to use it for the saints (that C tho). It also allows for a bit of cool movement when italicised..

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Let me know what you think!!
I like this update a lot and agree about the font and the C


...but I still prefer Futura! I'm not usually a traditionalist, but that font on the crest banner is just so perfect, the only thing I'd change from the original is
  • the red, which I'd change to your darker version,
  • the outline, which I'd go halfway between yours and the original,
  • and the letter spacing which I'd decrease a little from the original

EDIT: I just quickly tried to "redo" your latest effort with futura and now realise what you're talking about. Futura rocks, but in italics is pretty meh, your version is definitely a better italicised version.

I include that and my rip off of your good work with futura in non-italics, as well as a cheeky black on white version for anybody who gives a monkey's. (sorry about the shabbiness of the text outlines, like I said, just a quickie!)

Cheers SFgiant, I love your work, hope you don't mind me borrowing most of it, I certainly don't want to pass it off as my own, just kind of messing around with it. I don't really have time to do it properly or to show you what I mean with the crest banner.

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hmmmm...

too corporate maybe? Little unbalanced on the right?

It's growing on me!
 
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I like this update a lot and agree about the font and the C


...but I still prefer Futura! I'm not usually a traditionalist, but that font on the crest banner is just so perfect, the only thing I'd change from the original is
  • the red, which I'd change to your darker version,
  • the outline, which I'd go halfway between yours and the original,
  • and the letter spacing which I'd decrease a little from the original

EDIT: I just quickly tried to "redo" your latest effort with futura and now realise what you're talking about. Futura rocks, but in italics is pretty meh, your version is definitely a better italicised version.

I include that and my rip off of your good work with futura in non-italics, as well as a cheeky black on white version for anybody who gives a monkey's. (sorry about the shabbiness of the text outlines, like I said, just a quickie!)

Cheers SFgiant, I love your work, hope you don't mind me borrowing most of it, I certainly don't want to pass it off as my own, just kind of messing around with it. I don't really have time to do it properly or to show you what I mean with the crest banner.

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don’t mind what you’re doing with the red “I” to form the RWB, could be something in it!
 

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don’t mind what you’re doing with the red “I” to form the RWB, could be something in it!
I'm picturing the same idea but in the same sort of font they used for "Together We Rise" promos, or even spray paint graffiti style, if anyone could be bothered mocking that up? Could be a good street promo idea around the bayside streets!
 

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hmmmm...

too corporate maybe? Little unbalanced on the right?

It's growing on me!
Just noticed that the Official Saints videos have a very similar thing at the start (check out the first 2seconds of the latest Geary video) so I'm no longer as brilliant and original as I thought and am instead a shameless subconscious copycat :-(
 

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Spending a bit of time on the Saints' store website weighing up my the options for the $20 voucher that came with the membership, another OCD inducing feature of the current Saints' design language has come to my attention.

The tiny website icon.
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The crest in its current form doesn't allow for smaller applications like icons, so in my anal rage, (don't google that, or do. I don't care, you're an adult, make your own decisions) I decided to design some smaller application-specific crests with thicker lines (than my crest) and simpler word marks. It's nothing, but they just add a bit more of a professional feeling to my concepts I feel. Plus I get to bump this thread for more interest, or (constructive) criticism.
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Here's a gif just illustrating the crest in a post-MS paint afl. Lazy Sundays..
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I hate change of any type, but I do like your version of the crest. My only complaint is that the red feels a little bit too moroon for my liking. But the bolded outline makes it feel like a stamp, like it's there and not going anywhere.
 

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I hate change of any type, but I do like your version of the crest. My only complaint is that the red feels a little bit too moroon for my liking. But the bolded outline makes it feel like a stamp, like it's there and not going anywhere.
That's due to the bolded outline 'mixing' with the red at smaller sizes.. I'll have a play with it
 

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