Wednesday, July 27, 2016

MLB Cap Concepts

I'm in a 6 person group chat with some great designers my age. When one of us high jacks a conversation to talk New Era fitted caps/snap backs, we call it #hatchat.

So you might remember a template I made where I traced the New Era cap on their website. Well, that was on Inkscape. Since then, I've moved on to Illustrator, which uses layers like Photoshop. Recently, I updated my template to make it Illustrator friendly.

First, I got a Rays cap from the 2016 MLB All-Star Game with the heather pattern and star buttons. Here is me playing with the template on some old brands.



I also cataloged my caps on a new twitter header for myself.


Finally, I made a list of teams with the worst branding in the MLB. The Mariners and Indians were 2 of the top 3. Here is my quick rebrands that I want to turn into a full rebrand.





Life Update!

Hey all, so obviously I haven't been posting on here too much. Just wanted to post about what has been happening this summer. 

So I got a gig with Global Scarves, a company based in Seattle that makes knitted scarves(like you'd see at soccer games), Their main designer had to go to the hospital, and I am taking the huge work load and doing a lot with them. Here are some stuff I've made.

So that is like 95% of stuff I've been doing. I've been doing it all on my brand new desktop computer. My laptop needed to just be retired, and I set up a great computer and a 27 inch monitor to get to my full designing potential. I love it because I don't think I've ever had a loading time for anything.

Lastly, I am a weekend away from graduating from Florida State. I'm getting two degrees, one in Geography and one in Sport Management. I'm wanting to break into the field doing graphic design for a team/ I might post some stuff I did in the spare time. but that's me updating you all!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Southern World Cup of Hockey

Being from Florida, which is a hockey market, I think 30 degrees North is a good mark of where climates are cold enough to play hockey. If you look at all the hockey power houses, they all are north of this line.
 But I believe there is a whole untapped hockey market, using 30 degrees South! There are 6 nations that are reasonably south of this line of latitude.

So I present to you, the Southern World Cup of Hockey! Here is the logo I made.


Here are the 6 teams that compete in the games, which take place in their Summer.







Thursday, May 26, 2016

2016 Nascar Racing 3 Xfinity Cars


So I did something I hadn't done before, gone farther than the Cup series! Here are 40 Xfinity Series cars I made over the last month. I'm relieved that I can move on.




One thing I've also been doing is updating the tracks. The game is very dated with tracks, and theres a nice little modding community to fill the gaps in the series from 1999 to now. With mods, the track images and info become very inconsistent. So I took it upon myself to fix this. With my 40 tracks, I updated the "trkinfo" and "trkshot" files
(yes, the Indy car track)

Every year, I edit the calendar file to reflect the changes to the Sprint Cup schedule. With those mods, the race logos range from "pixelated" to "none". I went through and fixed that for every Cup and Xfinity race this year.

So I've been doing a lot of work on it, and I'm really glad it's all over.

But I wanted to go even further for what I consider one of the best games ever.


Enjoy!

Monday, May 2, 2016

2016 Nascar Racing 3 carset


Hey guys! So after a very productive week, post an exciting Bristol race and buying Talladega tickets, I have finished my 2016 set of Sprint Cup cars. After a week of testing, and a change of my rating system, I'm releasing it to everyone.

Here's some pics for everyone.





And in the mean time...


Monday, April 11, 2016

Super Bowl Shuffle LIV Voting

We did it! Finally, the last one. So the voting has been explained before, but I'll go over it again. Everyone can vote for their top 3 favorite concepts in order. First place votes get 5 points, 2nd get 3, 3rd gets 1. After voting closes Thursday night, then the scores will be tallied and assigned points. Those final points will be how much each person earns for that round, and will be the score that carries over to the other rounds. Any ties in this final round will be decided by me. Also, don't vote for yourself. That's self explanatory, but worth mentioning.

Without further adieu, here is the 9 entrees for Super Bowl LIV. The point scale will not change for this round, so we don't punish these designers for not filling 10 concepts. This round is doubled, because its special.

Entry I
 Entry II
 Entry III
 Entry IV
 Entry V
 Entry VI
 Entry VII
 Entry VIII
 Entry IX

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

NASCAR Sprint Cup Number Set


Like the last 3 years, I've been modding the old computer game Nascar Racing 3. Since the last time I did it, I started using Adobe Illustrator. In the process of transferring the .svg files to .ai files, the numbers got warped. I could probably get by, but decided the better tracing program that Illustrator is, I could make an even better set of numbers. Here is the numbers of 40 different cars that have lined up in Cup this year. Since I'm a good guy, I'm gonna give you the download link.