School is over tomorrow and the end of my busy apartment season (where I work) is next Thursday. After that... I'm actually, legitimately, free. And let it be hereby known forevermore that my next project is a set of logos for the Purple Row fantasy leagues - just like I promised Jeff :) . But now it's in writing so he can come after me.
Also, I want to give a big shoutout to an unnamed contributor who sent me a few Rockies logos in vector format (if you don't know what that is, I'll explain further down the page). Unnamed contributor, whom I'm not naming unless you want to be named because I don't know the legalities of how you obtained said vectors, thank you so very much! I had one of the logos lined up to use in this edition, but then Ubaldo had to go win NL Pitcher of the Month. Your work will be featured next month :) .
Warning: boring graphic talk ahead... skip if you're not interested or in a rush.
A note on the vector logos... it's become rather apparent to me that I'm in desperate need of vector-based logos for my work. For those that don't know, the difference is essentially that a vector image is an image that's drawn through math and calculation, whereas a raster-based image is drawn through pixels. So if you try to resize a vector-based image, it will continue to stay crisp no matter the size it is. A raster-based image will inevitably get blurry or pixelated if you shrink or expand it.
For my logos, I traditionally grab rasters from the excellent sportslogos.net, and then resize them to fit my needs. However, for some reason or another I got fed up with doing that this month, and so for the teams that I could I actually went and created some vectors from scratch. If you look at the wallpaper, you'll notice that San Diego, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Washington, and Kansas City will all look abnormally sharp when compared to Houston. That's because they are vector-based now, so no matter the size, they will always look like that :) .
Boringness ends here
Let me know if you want any resolutions not represented below. Next month, my goal, aside from releasing something before the first of the month, that is, is to also develop something viable for mobile phones. It won't look as pretty, but I know a lot of people have been wanting a mobile version of the wallpapers for some time. I'll be giving it serious thought for my next edition.
Enjoy! And, as always, Go Rockies!
Time taken: 3 hours for the wallpaper, 30 mins for linking/posting.