Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Crest Concept - Przemek Michalowicz (UPDATED)

(Scroll down for updates to the original post)

There are some great concept crests trending now on Twitter under the hashtag #myNYCFC. I obviously can't feature them all, but I want to give a shout-out to the best ones, the ones I could be happy with if the club adopted them.

This one, more modern than those I've featured in the past, would fit that bill.

@p_michalowicz (Twitter)

It's by Przemek Michalowicz, who identifies himself as being from Poland and who goes by @p_michalowicz on Twitter.

I love how the spire of the Empire State Building is incorporated into the seam of the ball. Really nice work.

On the whole, I'm not a fan of gradients, but a flat version would have to be designed to embroidery and other applications. If they could get the bottom rays right, that could be very sharp. I also love the little "NYC" secondary logo in the left corner. Outstanding.

UPDATE 1:   Przemek sends in this new sheet, with a flat version of the crest and a better look at the secondary:

@p_michalowicz (Twitter)

In my opinion, the secondary works best keeping the ball light colored (as opposed to the photo-negative effect). That would be perfect for smaller applications like Twitter avatars and bookmark icons.

He also sends us a follow-up showing some of his inspirations:

@p_michalowicz (Twitter)

Magnificent. Never saw that coming, but it makes perfect sense. I love this concept more and more.

He has also posted two new renderings, one a handy all-in-one:

@p_michalowicz (Twitter)

We also have this slightly tweaked version he's calling the "final tweet proposal":

@p_michalowicz (Twitter)

I'm really impressed. I really hope the club's eventual design can live up to the amazing creativity we're seeing right now.

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