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The Windy City Hustlers

The first team of the SG CFL (Seasoned Gamers Call of Duty Franchise League), that I did a logo for, were the Windy City Hustlers. Team captain for the Windy City Hustlers is Coldsteel out of the Chicago area. With some guidance from Coldsteel, as to the general theme and feeling that he wants with the logo and banner design, we hit the ground running.

For the logo, he was looking for something old time gangster related. We had some larger plans and were looking for something a little more complicated, but as it turns out, that didn't make for a great logo. What we had to do was to breakdown the feeling and concept to the very basic. After a few prototypes, the following is the final result:

As for the banner, that was much easier to come up with. Once we had a look and a feel for the logo, the team banner just fell into place. Adding in the color feel and some local Chicago scenery, we were able to produce the following.

  It was a blast to work with this logo and it was even better that the team was so receptive and appreciative of it. Seeing as it changed so much from the origional concept, I think it turned out mulitudes better than we could have hoped for. Actually, the Windy City Hustlers were so generous, they ended up picking me up some of their newly formed team swag and shipped me out a beer stein. So, in full tribute fashion, I sent them back the following pic.

Thank you Windy City Hustlers, and the best of luck to you in your games this season!


Windy City Hustlers Swag


The Call of Duty Franchise League.

Ok, so I've done so many redo's of this site, that it's not even funny. It's just so difficult to pick a direction, layout and then to keep it up to date. With that said, I think just a general, no pressure type of thing is just what I'm looking to do. Post some stuff here and there without any sort of named commitment is something that I'm actually abe to keep up with.

That brings us hopefully to my, last "first" post, and what better way to start it off than with The Call of Duty Franchise League or CFL.

A brief back story is, a gaming site called routinely runs community leagues and tournaments. One of the current activities is the CFL. Basically, it works pretty much the same way that a pro sports organization does. You have teams and players. The teams stay the same year after year, and most of the players do as well. Every year, some of the players stay on each team and others are then traded or new players implemented. 

This being the first year of the CFL, aside from the draft, there was some very important business to take care of. Some art was in need of being created. With that, SG (SeasonedGamers) held a little submission contest to choose a league logo. Although not chosen, my design was a runner up and was added to the SG CFL Cafe Press Store as a CFL alternate logo. Here was my design:


It was a great pleasure and honor to have been a part of this, although at the time, I did not have the game and didn't sign up to play. In addion to this logo, I have also created a couple of the team logos and banners. Of which, I will be posting in the next few days. To get a preview of them and to check out the CFL store or to learn more about the CFL in general, are the following links.

CFL pages on Seasoned Gamers

CFL Store on Cafe Press