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Zracknel's logo thread

Discussion in 'Smeargle's Studio' started by Zracknel, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Zracknel

    is an Artist Alumnusis a Super Moderator Alumnus

    Jan 24, 2006
    Hello !

    I've decided it's time to edit my OP a bit to clean it up

    Tools Used: Adobe Illustrator mostly, Adobe Photoshop for small added effects

    >>no requests please unless it's for the site<<

    I've done a few very mildly famous things, including a minor league sports team and the old logo for the united states' most expensive stadium among others

    SPL (open)

    The SPL primary Logo

    SPL Secondary Logo

    The Indie Scooters

    The Ever Grande Bigs

    Les Trous du Cul Elegants:

    metang art stolen from a pokemon card; my regret is colossal

    The Alpha Ruiners

    Smogon's Greatest Brits

    The Firebot Charmanders

    Congregation of the Classiest

    The Cryonicles

    The Circus Maximus Tigers

    pieces stolen from various places; I'm a terrible person

    The Wi-fi Wolfpack, Season I

    The Stark Sharks

    based on this logo

    The Team Raiders

    A mistake I'll not make again (although the the congregation of the classiest logo and the shadows of the original wolfpack logo tread in similarly dangerous water).

    The Wi-Fi Wolfpack, Season II

    SPL Semi-Finals, Season One

    SPL Finals, Season One

    The Smogon Frontier (open)



    Smogon Frontier Logos

    reference logo

    Frontier Champion Atticus

    The Smogon Tour (open)

    The Smogon Tour Logo

    Shoddy Battle 2 (open)

    The Shoddy Battle II logo

    reference, scanned

    Pokemon Laboratory (open)

    The Pokemon Laboratory Logo

    Spanish Translations (open)

    Bloo and Setsuna's Spanish Translations project

    Updates, in order posted (older at the top, more recent at the bottom):
    Pokemon Laboratory Logo 1
    Pokemon Laboratory Logo 2
    Pokemon Laboratory Logo 3
    Pokemon Laboratory Logo 4
    Battling 101 Logo
    Team Trials
    Overall: B+
    Wishmkr Database
    Wishmkr Trophy
    Wyoming Tournament
    Smog Icon: Blue Kirby Interview
    Bloo's Morty Avatar
    Nastyjungle's Shelgon
    Official Smogon Tournament Logo
    Muk Yeah!
    Grumpig/Lilligant Secret Santa Collab
    Sollux Captor & Drifloon Brofist
    Team Raiders Logo Season 3
    Circus Maximus Tigers Season 3
    Stark Sharks' Championship Banner
    Stark Sharks Secondary Logo
    The Dragonspiral Tyrants
    Smeargle's Studio, a collab with Nastyjungle
    Alchemator's Arterview Avatar
    Zracknel the Unown Avatar
    Personal Avatar
    Wolfpack Shirt
    Manectric Laser-Engraved Pendant
    The Competitor Logo
    Competitor News Icon
    Competitor Koffing Backdrop
    Smogon Grand Slam Logo
    UU Open Logo
    RU Open Logo
    Ubers Open Logo
    NU Open Logo
    LC Open Logo
    Past Gens Hub Logo

    Thank you for taking the time to look at my thread!
  2. AInfinity


    Nov 25, 2010
    I was always fascinated by the Premier League logos. I always thought they were made by different people.
    You have a lot of talent and great stuff here. I hope to see more in the near future.
  3. Nastyjungle

    Nastyjungle fat and sassy
    is an Artist Alumnusis a Forum Moderator Alumnus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Just wanted to say that I have been seeing your logos around the site for a while, and they are absolutely fantastic. Wifi Wolfpack (original) is undoubtedly one of the coolest things I've ever seen.

    Huge fan here, keep up the excellent work!
  4. Its_A_Random

    Its_A_Random A distant memory
    is a Forum Moderator Alumnusis a Community Contributor Alumnus

    Mar 19, 2010
    Yeah, I like the Premier League Logos, I now see the reference for the Firebot Charmanders Logo, I can see the Arceus Reference in the Premier league Trophy, & that Garchomp Avatar looks amazing & I could hardly believe you actually drew that. Great work, hope to see more of your work in the near future. :)
  5. locopoke

    locopoke indulges in unsavory behavior
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    Aug 18, 2007
    good shit man
  6. Oglemi

    Oglemi oh my gosh you found me
    is a member of the Site Staffis a Super Moderatoris a Contributor to Smogonis a Tournament Director Alumnusis a Community Contributor Alumnusis a Researcher Alumnusis a Tiering Contributor Alumnusis a Smogon Media Contributor Alumnusis an Administrator Alumnus
    Secret Boss Mod

    Oct 13, 2009
    Hah, I knew you were still doing stuff. Great to see you post in Smeargle's Studio, since what, like two years ago, lol (I've been periodically ransacking old art threads for cool stuff).

    I really, really, really like the logos and I hope you can keep doing them as a career.
  7. KnightoftheWind

    is a Past WCoP Champion

    Feb 6, 2009
    These are pretty awesome, keep it up :D
  8. Mentlegen


    May 10, 2009
    Really good art. You definitely have potential. Your illustrations for the teams are pretty insane. I could totally imagine wearing a hat with the scooters and the cryonicles on it. Keep up the good work!
  9. Aerrow

    Aerrow hunter
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    Nov 24, 2009
    These are just amazing; can't wait to see more!
  10. Badal

    Badal Shit
    is a Contributor Alumnus

    Nov 24, 2009
    Not much to say except.

  11. reachzero

    reachzero the pastor of disaster
    is a Forum Moderatoris a CAP Contributoris a Super Moderator Alumnusis a Tiering Contributor Alumnusis a Battle Server Moderator Alumnus

    Oct 18, 2008
    Andrew, you never cease to amaze me as to what an unspeakably interesting person you are.
  12. reyscarface

    is a Smogon Media Contributoris a Forum Moderator Alumnusis a Community Contributor Alumnusis a Tiering Contributor Alumnusdefeated the Smogon Frontier

    Dec 9, 2008
    and he used his 1000 post on saying that Zracknel!

    anyways your stuff is incredible, youre such an amazing artist, every single one of your logos are beautiful
  13. tennisace

    tennisace cardiac cats
    is a member of the Site Staffis a Community Contributoris a Pokemon Researcheris a Tiering Contributoris a Contributor to Smogonis a Smogon Media Contributoris an Administratoris a Smogon Social Media Contributor Alumnusis a CAP Contributor Alumnusis a defending SPL Champion
    C&C Co-Chief

    Dec 16, 2007
    There are no tiger pokemon, except for raikou, which is based on a saber-toothed tiger. So yes, right choice of mon!

    Amazing work all around though, you are going to go far with this!
  14. Iconic

    is a Tutor Alumnusis a Tournament Director Alumnusis a Site Staff Alumnusis a Team Rater Alumnusis a Super Moderator Alumnusis a Community Contributor Alumnusis a Tiering Contributor Alumnusis a Contributor Alumnusis a Smogon Media Contributor Alumnusis a Battle Server Moderator Alumnus

    Jan 22, 2009
    i rarely post in smeargle's studio, but just popping in here to say that you are an amazing artist with an incredibly bright future ahead of you. i mean, i don't know anyone else who could make houndoom look so cuteeee o^____^o

    keep it up man, and thank you for all your fantastic logos.

    EDIT: hahahaha oh man i just saw my quote about the raiders' logo. ahh i feel really bad now, i really didn't mean to disrespect your work or anything. i was just doing my usual trash talking, the logo itself is amazing just like all your other work.


    Mar 9, 2010
    awesome stuff man. the Les Trous du Cul Elegants logo is definitely one of my faves.
  16. Xaqwais


    Dec 25, 2008
    Wow. I'm a sucker for logo design, and if I had artistic talent, I'd try my best to do a tenth as decently as you design! My favorite of yours is definitely Indie Scooters. It's probably due to it being more minimalistic than the other ones you've posted in the thread and me being a sucker for minimalism just because it's minimalism (favorite major corporate logos are Target, FedEx, H&R Block).

    Also, I'm like super extremely impressed at both the fact that you designed the New Meadowlands logo and the fact that you kinda just played it off. I would not mind seeing more non-Pokemon stuff if you don't mind.
  17. makiri

    makiri My vast and supreme will shall be done!
    is a Forum Moderator Alumnusis a Live Chat Contributor Alumnusis a Contributor Alumnusis a Battle Server Moderator Alumnusis a Past SPL and WCoP Champion

    Jun 24, 2006
    That is incredible, is there a story on how your design was selected for NMS? My favorite football team plays there (the Giants) and now I can say I semi-know the person who designed the logo. I was always impressed with your work and seeing that your work has applications beyond our little site is amazing. The Sharks logo is one of my favorite pieces of art I have ever seen, it is absolutely fantastic and I can't thank you enough for the work you put into it.
  18. More Cowbell

    More Cowbell

    Mar 23, 2010
    I've seen these logos around Smogon for over a year now, always wondering who actually made them. I must say, pretty much every single one of them is fantastic. The Ever Grande Bigs, Wi-Fi Wolfpack, Firebot Charmanders and Chryonicles are my favourites. Keep up the good stuff!

    I hope you'll be doing every single logo for this year's SPL.
  19. Setsuna

    Setsuna Prototype
    is a Tutor Alumnusis a Site Staff Alumnusis a Team Rater Alumnusis a Researcher Alumnusis a Contributor Alumnusis a Smogon Media Contributor Alumnusis an Administrator Alumnusis a Battle Server Moderator Alumnus

    Jan 1, 2009
    I remain speechless in front of every single piece of art that you have made, Zracknel. You are amazing.
  20. oysteria


    Mar 27, 2011
    This more or less covers it. I assume since you're using illustrator that these were all made with the pen tool (which I've heard is vastly superior to that of Photoshop, which I use). If that is indeed the case, then holy shit. You definitely have a solid career ahead of you.

    I'd like to know if you make your font/typefaces or if you use other resources, as your typography skills are pretty damn baller in terms of selecting/creating and manipulating fonts that are contextually perfect.

    EDIT: I'll also be linking to this thread in my own art thread next to Yilx's and CyzirVisheen's. This deserves far more attention than it's gotten.
  21. remixed658


    Apr 20, 2011
    great stuff! hope to see more works of yours. (:
  22. Focus

    Focus Ubers Tester Extraordinaire

    May 27, 2010
    Jeez! You designed all those fantastic logos!?! That's really impressive! I've seen them for as long as I have been here, and I loved every last one of them. Good luck with your future logo-designing!
  23. GTS


    Apr 9, 2007
    As a graphic designer, I have to express much admiration for your work.

    Excellent illustrations and clean execution. Great color choices, and the typefaces are -mostly- on point. I really wish I could watch you work, I think I'd learn some things about Illustrator haha.

    I enjoy your attention to detail, including proper 3D perspectives and whatnot throughout.

    May I ask, are you custom making your typefaces or are you simply adding the beveled and angled edges yourself?

    I've not seen typefaces so clean like these appear, while also having the 3D quality and all that good stuff. Mind if I ask what they are, if they are existing typefaces?

    I also like the textures where applicable.

    overall, i think my favorite piece would be the Stark Sharks, followed by the Air Raiders one, but really, i like them all. Both Wolfpacks, the Scooters, the Bigs... All well done :D

    good stuff!
  24. Zracknel

    is an Artist Alumnusis a Super Moderator Alumnus

    Jan 24, 2006
    Pokemon Lab Primary Logo #1


    Pokemon Laboratory Primary Logo #2

    Pokemon Laboratory Primary Logo #3

    Pokemon Laboratory Primary Logo #4
  25. GTS


    Apr 9, 2007
    Ah, yes, nice. I want to work with type more, though its already one of my favorite facets to work in, yours is really clean.

    i wasn't suggesting you were using filters or anything, any seasoned user of design suite basically avoids them always unless its like, blur or certain other ones

    also yeh, you might not be able to translate these to shirts or hats or w/e well, because you use lots of complex shapes, and many shades etc. (non-limited palette) but these are done with the intent of being purely digital, it seems, so its okay

    but, yeah, i like a lot of your work man, some good visual inspiration :D

    oh, no offense or anything, and i like the design personally, but your pokebeaker looks a LOT like a particular poke-bong i've seen haha, and the smoke billowing doesn't help! ha

    i think a poke atom would have actually been really cool

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