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GregSauce's picture
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Dragon Boat Logo

I have been asked to come up with a fun logo for a dragon boat team. it will be printed in two or three colors on an orange t-shirt.

the name of the team is "Dragon Newbies"

here's what ive got so far.. im sort of drawing a blank with this one, so im reaching out to you guys! thanks in advance for any help you can give.

"Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent."
— Joe Sparano

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Ivan's picture

I think it's cool.

GregSauce's picture
110 pencils

thanks ivan

I think I'm mostly concerned about the color, (how do i choose a grey?) and the look of that white shading behind the dragon.

"Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent."
— Joe Sparano

mara06's picture
2752 pencils

Printing light colors on a dark-color shirt usually requires a separate charge for laying down an opaquing ink. You might want to double-check with your printing guys to see what advice they can give you about shirt color/ink color combinations that will give you the best deal.

I like this design. It's fun.

Mara

holdtheonionplease's picture
70 pencils

this a fun great logo but I think dragon newbies and dragon boat races 2009 should be flush together on both ends of the words and that's a miner thing. Love the orange and 2 greyish colors they work well together.

TylerR_NKY's picture
239 pencils

Just saying.;-)

His expression is bit melancholy for something that is meant to get people excited for the event. Besides I wouldn't change anything else.

'I am a patient boy, I wait, I wait, I wait, I wait'

3dogmama's picture
1990 pencils

I get the oars, but I'm missing something with the helmet...is it supposed to be a viking helmet for it looks more like a fireman's or construction worker's helmet...or is the team comprised of these types of workers?

The dragon face is very cute and very young looking, hence the "newbies" tie-in. That works well.

Optima is okay for a font select, but there are a lot more bolder gutsier fonts out there. Or is this the team's/sponsor's font and you're necessitated into using it?

For colours, the white does jump out from the shirt, but as Mara pointed out, screen printing a lighter colour on a darker material will take an opaquing ink. However, you did mention that you could print in 3 colours so, depending upon the supplier, you could count the knock-out as an additional colour pass....? I like the orange material and the white; the grey I would go slightly darker with....try PMS 7540 for comparison.

Overall, nice work!
Cheers.
3dog

"Art -- the one achievement of Man which has made the long trip up from all fours seem well advised." - James Thurber

GregSauce's picture
110 pencils

The company is an Engineering firm, hence the white hard hat with the company's logo on it.

I will try PMS 7540, seems nearly the same on screen, but im sure it will look better in print.

"Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent."
— Joe Sparano

"Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent."
— Joe Sparano

gwells's picture
1707 pencils

ignore what's on the screen, look at a swatchbook. otherwise you will be disappointed.

GregSauce's picture
110 pencils

Well, this design has been completely voted off the table as being too "cutesy"
ah well! back to the drawing board.

"Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent."
— Joe Sparano

TylerR_NKY's picture
239 pencils

Is the term "newbies" a must? Since they wanna get away from cutesy, "newbie" isn't really helping their cause.

'I am a patient boy, I wait, I wait, I wait, I wait'

GregSauce's picture
110 pencils

There are a bunch of names being thrown around.. "newbies" was the decided name, but it looks like that might change to "Clockwork Paddlers" or "Dragoneers" since the team is comprised of mostly engineers and architects

"Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent."
— Joe Sparano

"Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent."
— Joe Sparano

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