In case you missed it, I'm doing a late-summer project that involves Sleektooning other SBN hockey blogs' logos. Earlier chapters:
Part 1: Japers' Rink, Raw Charge, Nucks Misconduct.
Part 2: The Copper & Blue, SB Nation St. Louis, Winging It In Motown.
Part 3: In Lou We Trust, Matchsticks and Gasoline, Defending Big D.
Part 4: Hockey Wilderness, Stanley Cup of Chowder (2 options).
First off this evening is Lighthouse Hockey, SBN's New York Islanders blog. I'm not fond of cartooning the Islanders, because that's a pretty unspecific team name to try to decipher -- I suppose I could have drawn a fisherman, but I don't really understand the team's connection with that logo; is he from an island or something? So I just worked with the blog name by itself and tried to go for something eye-catching:
The coloring could have been a little better, but I think this design looks pretty cool. The lettering took me a couple of tries, and still isn't quite right, but it does draw the eye, I think. Satisfactory!
Speaking of tough-to-draw teams and creative logo lettering, I had no idea at first what I was going to draw for Habs Eyes On The Prize, SBN's Montreal Canadiens blog. Canadiens? Habs? None of it makes any sense to a cartoonist. But I was able to scrounge together something pretty mesmerizing:
It was a gamble, trying to combine the blog name with a set of eyes with the Habs logo (kind of), and then the teeth on top of that, but it seems to have paid off at least in one sense -- I can't stop staring at this one. It's still flawed, but considering the tough assignment, it's much better than I originally thought it would be. Hooray!
Two more (!) after the jump, though I'll warn you -- this post has some eastern conference bias.
Next up is the Toronto Maple Leafs blog Pension Plan Puppets. This one isn't the best, but quite frankly I'm tired of trying to draw puppet versions of Brian Burke and Ron Wilson -- this is the best I came up with on a handful of attempts before finally saying "OK, good enough." I also skimped a bit and used some computer lettering, though the P's were drawn by hand.
This one should have been better -- if I had drawn a better Ron Wilson, he wouldn't need to carry around a dry-erase board to label him as a "coach", and my Burke's not that great either. And the overall design looks like a floppy disc. But I did put in some effort into this one, and I'm done trying. :)
Last design today is for Arctic Ice Hockey, the once-stats-only blog that inherited the Winnipeg Jets when the Thrashers were relocated from Atlanta. There's a lot that I didn't feature here: a jet or a plane, any hint of the awesome stats-work that's still being done on that blog, or anything really associated with Winnipeg -- it's probably an awful logo design for that site, quite frankly. But it does have a nice pathetic charm to it:
Awwww. Poor, poor Thrashers. :)
Anyways, hope you enjoyed this batch, because preseason's pretty much here -- I may not get to the rest of the blogs right away. In the immortal spirit of BoC, though, whatever!
Go Logo Go.