Designs For The Desert

One of my favorite new designers submitting artwork has sent in a lot of great concept logos for teams including the Devils, Predators, Senators and most recently, the Flyers. Up next, he's taking a shot at the Phoenix Coyotes.

And it seems to me his work just keeps getting better with every design.

I've read that some of you are comparing his logo designs to Matt's work and I'm not sure I can argue with you there. These two concept logos are top notch — definitely worthy of any professional sports club.

That's all I've got for today, but what we lack in quantity here I believe is made up for in quality. Let me know what you think of these in the comments.

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Reader Comments (46)

I am loving this one. Great work

Jun 23 · 4:30 PM PDT | Unregistered Commenterscott

love it!

Jun 23 · 4:44 PM PDT | Unregistered Commentersharkie

While I don't necessarily see any need for change in Phoenix (their newer logo set is WAY better than the old), these concepts are just fantastic. Great work!

Jun 23 · 5:03 PM PDT | Unregistered CommenterDaneykoIsGod

This guy needs to be hired by the league. If any team had logos this good, I'd buy their jerseys in a heartbeat. I like how he incorporates the current secondary patch as the backdrop in the second image, and the coyote certainly looks intimidating in the first. In the second design, the coyote just looks incredibly majestic.

Jun 23 · 5:20 PM PDT | Unregistered CommenterKsy92003

i love these logos, also WHERE IS GFB i personally am getting tired of waiting for his worl when this sigma kappa guy makes higher quality work at a staggering pace

Jun 23 · 5:27 PM PDT | Unregistered Commentergodsave1thequeen

this guys awesome!

Jun 23 · 5:41 PM PDT | Unregistered Commenterjesse111

Great looking logos, although its more of a wolf than a Coyote.

Jun 23 · 6:02 PM PDT | Unregistered Commenterthejeffro9000

Good work once again! Their current stuff is great and doesn't need changing, but this is still nice. The second one reminds me of the Soo Greyhounds, a logo I've always liked.

Jun 23 · 6:12 PM PDT | Unregistered CommenterJason

ive said it before (many times) and i'll say it many more times.


Jun 23 · 6:25 PM PDT | Unregistered Commentercody bown?

I'm wondering what he can do with the swords....

Jun 23 · 6:26 PM PDT | Unregistered CommenterSabres Persuasion

Ugh. No,

How many bad ideas am I going to see? I can see why this guy and Matt are being compared, both keep turning in performances that make me thankful they aren't actually doing this for teams. These are terrible.

Jun 23 · 6:50 PM PDT | Unregistered CommenterDan Angell

this is REALLY sharp

i like the coyotes logos now

but these are good, the last to by this guy have been good

and to please cody brown

8 of his 8 of gfb

1 winner

Jun 23 · 7:24 PM PDT | Unregistered Commentermtbuc

Great work. But is it not weird that the background depicts players from different teams?

Jun 23 · 7:32 PM PDT | Unregistered CommenterBach

I think we have a rivalry brewing here, loll.... Chris, maybe you should have a poll to see what percentage of your readership likes either designer, i'd like to know loll

IMO both of them are really good, but i wanna see a redesign from both of my Red Wings (arguably the hardest team to redesign in the league), before i decide :D

Jun 23 · 7:41 PM PDT | Unregistered CommenterRafay

personally, i think the coyotes one, and the preds one are easily the best two (between gfb and this new dude)

but chris, you should contact both these fellas on a few teams that havnt been done yet. post their results and then poll to see who makes the better logo. 1 point per winner. first to like 10 points wins or something.

Jun 23 · 8:08 PM PDT | Unregistered Commentercody bown?

I like this new i dea for a competition between gfb and the new guy. PLUS the coyotes sweaters are really looking sharp, i would like to see those on jerseys.

Jun 23 · 8:15 PM PDT | Unregistered Commenterali

I agree with Cody Bown. A competition is needed.

I suggest the following:

-The contest is limited to only logos which the artists have not posted up on here yet.

-8 logos each

-Each week, Chris names the team they have to do, and at the end of the week, it's posted. The day it's posted, Chris names a new team for them to do, and while we wait for that one, all the readers get to vote on the one which was just posted. With this format, there's never any dead time, and it sort of works with the normal production schedules of both artists, so neither gains a real advantage.

-At the end of the 2 months (8 weeks=8 teams=2 months), a winner is named based on who won the most. A tiebreaker could be a classic team, named by Chris or the vote of the readers.

After that, the competition could be over, or we could do more head to head match ups, either with these artists or others who'd like to try their hand at it. If we did more of GFB and SK, we could do all defunct teams, or possibly even minor league stuff.

All just suggestions Chris, feel free to take what you like, and discard what you don't.

Jun 23 · 8:28 PM PDT | Unregistered Commenterjohnca55illo

Interesting how this guy only does alternate logos. None of these have been meant as a primary. So everyone who's apparently hating on these, cool your jets and get a life. Dan Angell, get real. You seem like one of those stubborn people who can't admit that anything can improve. Yes, as good as the Coyotes' logo is (I think it's tops in the league), and I know these are alternates, but I think these are better.

So all you whiners, how about you make something better if these are so "Ugh. No," Oh yeah, you can't, so give him some respect.

Jun 23 · 8:30 PM PDT | Unregistered CommenterLeafers LP

for the guy that suggested all of the rules to a showdown the teams have to be like the ones whos logos are difficult to rebrand

red wings, black hawks, leafs, canucks, canadians, penguins ect ect

then like the tie breaker would be like the seals...hahaha that would be fun

Jun 23 · 8:57 PM PDT | Unregistered Commentermtbuc

holy crap amazing!!

Jun 23 · 11:45 PM PDT | Unregistered CommenterLance

Here is is a challenge to both the Avalanche logo. I dare you. Can you come up with anything better? What can you possibly create the will be better than the existing primary AND secondary. Snow coming down a mountain in a deadly fashion (hard enough to conceptualize) with the NHL team twist. Good luck to both of are going to need it.

Jun 24 · 12:17 AM PDT | Unregistered Commenterpberg21

Again some GREAT work! Would love to see a redone Rangers-Logo from this guy.

Jun 24 · 12:59 AM PDT | Unregistered CommenterChristian

Let's get a remake of the SJ Sharks! (didn't really like GFB's remake, no offense)

Jun 24 · 1:51 AM PDT | Unregistered CommenterBach

Awesome logos! And like leafers lp said: These are alternate logos, so the primary logo would be even more awesome!

I personally prefer GFB's logos, but these are great too.

Btw there hasn't really been any Blues logos ;)

Jun 24 · 2:51 AM PDT | Unregistered CommenterDamme

If there's gonna be a contest, then they should do some vintage logos - Whalers, Jets, Nordiques, etc. I'd love to see that.

Jun 24 · 3:17 AM PDT | Unregistered CommenterArenacale

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