DTT logo for Detroit/MI

JS550

Been Around the Block
Just scratching an idea down, thought I would get some thoughts on it. So......what are the thoughts?
 
Ofcourse, it would be in the circle with the "DotheTon" @ the top & I thought just the old english "D" @ the bottom would be cool. The RenCen is an obvious land mark & I think Joe Louis' fist was a good strong one to use. Kinda tough. Needs a lot of cleaning up still, my scanner isnt working so I had to go a round about way & only have paint on my pc. BUT, its a 1st draft.
 
Pretty cool so far..

send me an email to: noelocol@rogers.com and I"ll send you the high rez image of our original patch as well as the Brandish font for you to play with.
 
Looks pretty neat so far...
Im not sure how some of the detail in inside the circle will come out in a patch.
The details migh be a bit thin/light to show up clearly in a patch..
 
Yea I wanted to thicken the lines up, but couldnt figure it out other than free hand on my pc. Im still messing around with it.
 
JS550 said:
Yea I wanted to thicken the lines up, but couldnt figure it out other than free hand on my pc. Im still messing around with it.

Looks pretty good so far...
Hows about raising up the rider up towards the center of the circle? Then putting "Michigan DTT" along the top outside the circle and "TERRORS" along the bottom in a totally different font.. similar to what the DTT West end boys did...Just a thought...

How about putting the rider higher up in the circle with Rolling Dice to the side.. like in the picture of the Lucky 13 patch
 
I like the logo with the ren cen and fist. I really like the fist, since it's strong, local, and calls up the city's wrenching history. But if you have to change it for the patch, maybe just the rider under the ren center would be cool, since it would look like blasting through the city.

I've got one worked up for a statewide patch as well, but I've got to get the text bent for the outer ring. I'll post it up tonight one way or another.
 
Im gonna rework it, try to move the rider up like loco said & maybe put the rencen & fist over the shoulders. Ill post it soon.
jim
 
JS550 said:
Im gonna rework it, try to move the rider up like loco said & maybe put the rencen & fist over the shoulders. Ill post it soon.
jim

Cool.. once you guys give me the thumbs up on the design, its gonna go in the 1st edition DTT Book to be printed forever and ever in cafe racer history...
 
I would like to see the out line of the State of Michigan in the spade then add the city where you are from somewhere on the patch if you want.

How's this?


MICHDOTHETON1-1.jpg
 
That would be cool. I kinda started of in the Detroit thing because Im close to it. TOO close actually.
 
That looks really cool. Maybe put Michigan @ the bottom insted of cafe racers? Im still gonna make up a D town one, but that would be great for a state wide one.
 
JS550 said:
That looks really cool. Maybe put Michigan @ the bottom insted of cafe racers? Im still gonna make up a D town one, but that would be great for a state wide one.

+1 I like the idea of having Michigan along the bottom
 
Should we include the UP in the logo? I left it off of my version in the "colors" thread, but that was just because the lower peninsula looks sort of like a spade on its own. This version has the spade as well, so maybe we shouldn't leave out the yupers? I don't know if there are any DTT folks up there or if its just us trolls around here.

Just a thought

Dan
 
I'd like to see the U.P. added in but I don't have the image to do it, If anybody has the capabilty to do it with the U.P. included please do so 8) Nice shot of my bike dcwp :eek: I met Dr.J of Toronto,JS550 and a few others from Michigan
 
Well, here's a version of the statewide logo I had been working on with the UP. For whatever reason the outline of the state ended up a bit blurry when I did this one. I've also cut out just the center part with checks and state if you want to use that in the patch you've worked up without having to cut it out again. If you like it and it still seems too blurry, I can try to sharpen the edges a bit more and repost it.

dp
 
dont mean to be a wet rag but I think all the checks in the middle is a bit busy.

From a design/manufacturing standpoint, there may not be enough black-space to show the contrast between the checks and the state outline.
All that white may all "blend" into a white ball when its made in a patch, especually if you guys want to have a 3 inch or 4 inch version of the patch made.

Id suggest removing the checks in the middle and putting a symbol instead. Then Id put "MICHIGAN" along the top above the patch as a seperate banner patch then along the bottom put "Dirty Glove Division" or "TonUp Terrors" or something like that along the bottom in a seperate banner patch similar to what the DTT west-end boys did


just a thought...
 

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Yep, sounds good. I'm far from a design artist or any kind of pro. Just tinkering around for a few minutes.

Your suggestions look good. I am partial to a single patch instead of three parts though.
 
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