Monday, 23 April 2012

something for the silures

so some friends in south wales are putting together a mens derby team and i asked if i could have a tilt at a logo for them, this is what i came up with.

the logo
the silures were the south wales tribe that held out longest against the romans. Screaming, bloody, woad covered, mentalists charging down tightly regimented superior numbers. they were the ultimate underdogs. I wanted to create an identity that had this feeling. I wanted to create something distinctly welsh but also different from the usual formulaic roller derby logos of a pin up with some minimal roller derby reference attatched. The silures logo is the goat major's skull over a celtic knotwork made of derby laces. To be honest i could babble on about the rationale and where I want to take this identity into kits and skate out flags and merch but for now here it is.
the goat major, detail

knotwork laces, detail

Friday, 20 April 2012

something wicked this way comes

so this is still in development but took a first draft pass at this over lunch today, still to be finished with knotwork and type but thinking something like this