Just a simple little league header

pablohoney77's picture

this is a header i'm working on for a special section for our newspaper to commemorate the Little League season. Bascially this section will be a big scrapbook of team pictures with a little bit of editorial content. i've been working on this this morning and i'm having a bit of trouble getting it just right. there's not much to it, but any help would be appreciated. Thnx

pablohoney77's picture

thanks tiff, i made some changes.
how's this?

squeeze's picture

I agree with Tiffany, on all accounts, but isn't this an existing logo already?

pablohoney77's picture

i'm sure that the Little League organization already has a logo, but that's not what this is for. i'm trying to put together something snappy for our local clubs. I guess i forgot part of it. let's try this again...

squeeze's picture

I think what I was referring to as an existing Little League logo (which reminded me of what you are doing here) can be illustrated with these images:

Little League Logo

The following images represent some type treatments I think work well in this arena:

Little League Type

Good luck!

david_g's picture

Dude Paul Don't use the smalls version of the sanserif typeface you have selected. That typeface doesn't have a small caps version.

I think that is the exact "little league" logo just strangly modified.

pablohoney77's picture

thanks for the tips, suggestions.
i'll post what i've got so far for some last minute comments.
i was going for the baseball jersey look, that's why i did what i did. I was gonna use Nick's Team Spirit font, but I used that last year and it's a bit too cute for what i was going for this time around. Anyhow, I've tried to incorporate your suggestions. If you could take a look again and lemme know whatcha think, I'd appreciate it. thnx again!

Oh and BTW, the official Little League logo (as far as I know) is the logo on the banner that the girls are holding.

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dan's picture

Paul could you try using a serif face for Season 2004 the san serif seems a harsh contrast to Little League.

Miss Tiffany's picture

Paul it would be nice if you could add some of the same fluidity/flow that is in the swash to the type. As it is the type feels very stiff. I'm not sure I would space the letters in "Season 2004" and I would remove the bullet.

Miss Tiffany's picture

I agree with David, just stick with all caps.

The word spacing of "Little League" is too wide.

I might also consider tightening the letter spacing in between L and e in League.

I wouldn't stack Winslow looks more like an after thought and it will be difficult enough to make Little League feel more handlettered without adding a word over it. What if you put Winslow in the banner? Or maybe take a cue from the middle/bottom row image that Scott posted.

The way the banner is attached to the e in League doesn't feel organic, it feels snapped on. The curve from the e to the banner is too stiff. Think in the third dimension. and again take cue from that middle image. The e should thin out and then go into the banner, as if it is waving.

Miss Tiffany's picture

Sorry. One more thought. I'm not so sure it should be on an angle.

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