The purpose of this project was to create a brand story and develop an identity system for the baseball team Oswald Octopi. This project required a logo, a uniform, a business card, a letterhead, and an envelope.
Oswald Octopi's original logo incorporated the color scheme of teal and orange. The fonts used are Signpainter and Arial Bold for contrast, but also to symbolize the strength of a sports logo. I wanted to create a logo that incorporated some of the aspects of baseball, so the logo includes an octopus clinging to a baseball bat and a cap on its head. The octopus face also has stitches like a baseball. From the original logo, I developed two sub-logos that could be used in place of the full logo, which are to the right and underneath the full design.
Oswald Octopi's initial identity system incorporated the same color scheme as the logo. The envelope, business card, and letterhead all have a pale teal tint to them. Every piece of the identity system contains the logo, as well as aspects of the logo. On the business card and letterhead, I pulled a tentacle off of the octopus to take up some of the negative space and maintain consistency. Arial Bold is the font used for all of the text because it is also used within the logo.
The initial uniform for Oswald Octopi includes both of the sub-logo, instead of the full logo. Last names on the back of the jerseys use the Arial Bold font to maintain consistency with the brand. The jersey itself is teal, and the sleeves are a variation of the orange used within the logo.
Oswald Octopi's final logo includes a color change. The bright orange is replaced with a brown hue. the background color behind "OSWALD" is minimized to just be an outline around the letters, and the characters in "Octopi" are adjusted to fit together better. The baseball cap was also redesigned to give the logo more depth and animation. Final fonts used remain the same, Arial Bold and Signpainter.
The final identity system for Oswald Octopi stays almost the same. The new logo replaces the old one and the colors change to match the final logo. Instead of Arial Bold for the text on the envelope, business card, and letterhead, Arial Regular is used so it does not look so harsh.
Compared to the initial design, the Oswald Octopi uniform did not change much. The only thing that needed to be adjusted was making the orange a tint of the brown used in the logo.