Yay I can finally talk about this amazingly fun project I just finished!
It was really so cool to be asked by the Boston Derby Dames to help them re-brand their league and team logos; (I don't think they know that I had been hoping to work with them since 2006!!)
If you are in MA you should definitely check out a bout!
You can see the work on the team uniforms, merch and website: [BDD site]
It's important to really know your client.
If you really want a good experience;
become temporarily obsessed with them and what they love.
Case in point: It hit me kind of late in the game that I was working with a very dated skate design. Real roller derby athletes don't even use this kind of skate anymore. If we were going for a retro design maybe it would be a good style to use, but that's not what the client wanted.
By adding the stopper it dated the skate even more, and kind of kept it looking more ice-skate than anything.
So it wasn't until I started really studying the uniform that I realized I should be using the official skate itself! DUH