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idioteque
03-27-2008, 09:43 AM
http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080327/SPORTS03/803270454

This is interesting...with the Colts having a "classic" logo I'm surprised they would even design a secondary. Kinda cool however, if anyone has photoshop skills on this board they should get on it, it would be cool to have a PD member win this.

Hicks
03-27-2008, 10:33 AM
If they're serious about adopting it as a secondary logo, shouldn't the winner get more than $1,000? Think of all the merchandise and advertising that logo could/would wind up on? Seems more valuable than $1,000.

SycamoreKen
03-27-2008, 11:36 AM
Don't forget the pair of lower level season tickets. Do they have a secondary logo now since it says new horse logo?

duke dynamite
03-27-2008, 02:07 PM
I'm all over this.

Chicken
Grease
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tdubb03
04-28-2008, 02:58 AM
Finalists have been announced; http://www.colts.com/sub.cfm?page=promotions_dynamic&id=227

To be honest I'm not too keen on any of them, #5's not bad.

Robertmto
04-28-2008, 03:04 AM
I'd go with #2

SoupIsGood
04-28-2008, 09:13 AM
Ew.

What was wrong with the horseshoe?

#2 is the only one that's decent. If only it were actually Colts' colors.

Swingman
04-28-2008, 09:14 AM
Are some of the designers color blind? 4 and 5 are the only ones that come close to matching the Colts shade of blue.

rel
04-28-2008, 12:07 PM
here was my entry

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v303/ucla31/coltslogo312.jpg

i was not too happy after seeing the ones chosen.
#1 the colts have 2 colors, white and blue, just 2
#2 its ok but the eye on the right is weird
#3 i think napoleon dynamite designed this one
#4 complete utter trash
#5 the black outlines are not working for me

Pig Nash
04-28-2008, 12:18 PM
I think 5 will be good if they fix up the black. Two is good, but I don't know about it coming toward me like that. I would have liked to see his design sideways.

SycamoreKen
04-28-2008, 12:28 PM
i like #1. #5's face looks like jack nicholas from the shinning with that glare and grin.

sweabs
04-28-2008, 12:30 PM
I really like the job you did, Rel.

In fact, it would be my favourite out of the 5 finalists. Since yours was not chosen, I would go with the second one.

I don't know much about graphic design, and do not claim to be an artist by any stretch of the imagination. But...aren't the third and fourth ones absolutely terrible? Especially the fourth.

idioteque
04-28-2008, 12:44 PM
The ones they pick suck pretty bad and they remind me of the first Minnesota Timberwolves logo for some reason.

REL yours should have at least been nominated in the last five.

SycamoreKen
04-28-2008, 02:51 PM
I agree. Rel
s is better than all of them. More cutting edge.

Los Angeles
04-28-2008, 03:05 PM
Good work, Rel. And you're absolutely right about using blue and white ONLY as well as using SHAPE to define the figure instead of LINE. Design 101, and you nailed it.

What the heck are they doing allowing entries with new color schemes and line art? Where's the pull-hair smiley when I need it?

Wish I would have known about this, I would have submitted something. In a way, I'm glad I didn't because I just would have gotten mad about the finalists. :)

Of the finalists, I suppose my favorite would be #2, but it needs a little work. :shrug:

Pig Nash
04-28-2008, 03:28 PM
easiest way to make number 2 about eight times better.

http://www.colts.com/images/2008/designahorse_02.jpg


gets better if you do this...






http://img3.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/ef295cc4a3.jpg

Trader Joe
04-28-2008, 03:38 PM
I think the horse at Mile HIgh stadium would be more than a little upset if we chose number 3. They all suck. Number 1 looks like the SMU horse. Four is total trash. Two's face is pretty dumb and I kind of feel that way about five too.

Hicks
04-28-2008, 05:08 PM
I'd have to go with 2, but I don't really like any of them. REL's is better.

idioteque
04-28-2008, 05:16 PM
#1 Looks like the horse is constipated. But I kinda like it.

#2 Looks like the Colt is winking which makes it crap.

#3 Just terrible. The face of the horse is not well done at all and the mane and the tail are bad as well. The picture is not conducive to fluid movement, more like "stationary" movement (if such a thing is possible). The thing looks more like a terrible country landscape drawer took LSD and drew a crappy colt and colored it blue.

#4 Looks like a sixth grader cut out a picture of a horse and a picture of a triangle and glued them together. This was obviously done with paper and a magic marker rather than a computer program, what the heck? Again the mane and the tail are terrible and it just looks awful overall. If this contest was confined to 12 year olds it would be a possible winner, but COME ON.

#5 I don't think a horse would ever run like that with its head tilted. The facial expression is just funny and not tough enough. It looks like me after I see a nice arse on a girl or something, haha.

Kaufman
04-28-2008, 05:17 PM
didn't the colts used to have a 2ndary logo coming from baltimore and I think they used it in Indy as well ?

http://www.distantreplays.com/distant/assets/product_images/PAAAIAFEBEKDMJCOt.jpg

SycamoreKen
04-28-2008, 05:50 PM
They need a new one Kauf to get the lemmings, I mean fans, to by more junk. Taking the legs off #2 makes it a little better.

cramerica
04-28-2008, 06:22 PM
Is there a way to put the actual Colts logo here on this forum? I know it used to be different but I don't remember.

Also, all those secondary logo's look like crap. Stupid marketing ploy.

Lord Helmet
04-28-2008, 07:01 PM
here was my entry

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v303/ucla31/coltslogo312.jpg

i was not too happy after seeing the ones chosen.
#1 the colts have 2 colors, white and blue, just 2
#2 its ok but the eye on the right is weird
#3 i think napoleon dynamite designed this one
#4 complete utter trash
#5 the black outlines are not working for me
Your logo is the best.

Shade
04-28-2008, 07:45 PM
I can honestly agree that REL's is the best of all of these.

Also, I agree with Nash's "alteration" to #2.

duke dynamite
04-28-2008, 09:30 PM
Rel, that was nice. Too bad it didn't get picked. I would have voted for it.

I will have to go with number 2. To me that is the lesser of all the evils.

Pig Nash
04-28-2008, 11:14 PM
Maybe we should all send a letter asking for the alteration for 2, or asking for rel's.

Pig Nash
04-28-2008, 11:19 PM
Can someone change the right eye (not the horse's right, your right) on number two and make it white, I think that'll make it better, but I can't do it in paint.

kester99
04-28-2008, 11:40 PM
#5's not too bad.

Rel's is better than the rest, I think.

rel
04-29-2008, 02:07 AM
i sent an email to them on Thursday showing my disappointment, but haven't gotten a reply.

I'm just afraid b/c in the rules it says that once you turn them in, they become Colts property. I don't want them using my logo and end up not getting anything in return. I honestly feel like this contest is a scam of some type or just completely rigged.

The thing you guys might not know is that the top 5 was released thursday...and the current #4 (the stupid sketchy one with the triangle) was not originally one of them. However, the voting went ahead and started. Then like a couple days later they changed it to the current one. I don't understand how they could just completely replace one of the top 5's when voting was already under way. This contest is a complete joke.

i've been pretty pissed lately about it because i felt i had some chance of getting top 5 and was looking forward to the opportunity in winning $1000 and season tickets.

kester99
04-29-2008, 02:11 AM
Do you work with a graphics pad, rel?

rel
04-29-2008, 02:12 AM
Do you work with a graphics pad, rel?

nah. I sketch them out first, scan 'em, then render 'em in photoshop

kester99
04-29-2008, 02:15 AM
Bought my daughter on of those Wacom tablets...my ulterior motive being that sooner or later I get to mess around with it. But haven't yet.

duke dynamite
04-29-2008, 03:45 AM
I'm just afraid b/c in the rules it says that once you turn them in, they become Colts property. I don't want them using my logo and end up not getting anything in return. I honestly feel like this contest is a scam of some type or just completely rigged.

i've been pretty pissed lately about it because i felt i had some chance of getting top 5 and was looking forward to the opportunity in winning $1000 and season tickets.

It will cost them thousands more to hire someone to do it professionaly, than to award someone $1,000 and give away 2 seats for 8 games.

To me it feels like you got the short end of the stick. I really liked yours. They did this promotion because money, and the whole 'community obligation' they have.

I didn't like number 3, and number 4 is just horrid. Of course they all have bad taste. These people have no eye for art. They just wear suits all day and yell at people that don't make as much money as them.

tdubb03
04-29-2008, 04:50 PM
Maybe REL31's (justified) watermark scared them off?

CompACE
05-01-2008, 11:27 PM
I'm not saying I would choose it, but #5 looks 100% better if it were all blue

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/825/designahorse05pk2.th.jpg (http://img155.imageshack.us/my.php?image=designahorse05pk2.jpg)