I’ve been fighting a bad case of writer’s block so to spare you the sub par writing I thought I’d post something I have been working on.
A friend asked me to create a logo for his fantasy football league named after the actor Lou Diamond Philips.
Sports logos are fairly easy to design, you just need to figure out your angles and a not to complicated colour scheme. Once you have that you need to choose a font that characterized the team’s or league’s name and throw some 3D effect or bevel/emboss on the words. You also need a large image based on the name (think Pittsburgh’s Penguin for their NHL team or the Toronto Blue Jays’ Blue Jay head).
In order to understand Lou Diamond Philips I decided to watch some of the films he had been in over the years. This proved tiring. As a fan of good films I endured a deluge of cinematic dung. In his early years he did do some decent work but not lately.
Here are a couple of logos I made.