In my exploration of minor league rebranding, I landed on the Las Vegas 51s for my second attempt. The beginning sketches for this project were not anything special and I almost lost interest, but that's not an option if it was a real freelance project, so I pressed on. I've never been to Vegas and I don't know much about it, but a simple Google search brings up the Las Vegas welcome sign and i realized it could resemble a UFO! From there the illustration of the logo began to form and I wanted to move onto a mascot of some sort.
I would say character illustration is something I still have a lot to learn about– this illustration is heavily inspired by Brandiose (specifically, Asheville Tourists) and how they illustrate their mascots. The 'script' logo is more in my wheelhouse– letter manipulation! I wanted so bad to figure a way to fit the 's' in '51s' into the logo, but I thought it best left out. You get the idea!