Logo Tourneys in High Gear!

NHLToL Playoff BracketIn case you're one of those Icethetics readers who just sticks to the blog, I want to remind you to check out the logo tournaments going on right now under the VOTE! tab at the top of the page.

The NHL Tournament of Logos playoffs just kicked off today. The Canadiens, Red Wings, Flyers and Blues logos are among the finalists and we need your votes to help determine which one is truly the best. If you haven't voted yet, now is the time.

Concurrently with the NHLToL playoffs we're running a mini-tournament of third jersey logos. Might want to check that out too while you're there.

It includes all of the new alternate sweaters introduced this season including Minnesota, Florida and Chicago.

Last day for logo contest entries

If you intend to submit artwork for the Wenatchee Wild logo design contest, time is quickly running out. We will only be accepting entries until Tuesday night. If you don't get your work in by then, it may not qualify for consideration.

At some point this week, I'll start posting some of the great submissions we've received. I think you guys will be impressed with what your fellow Icethetics readers have come up with. Not certain when the team will make a decision on the winner but I will definitely let you know when I do.

Mike Ivall Logo Drama

Mike Ivall's concept logoI've been at work all day so I haven't been able to follow this story much. Basically, Johnny over at PuckDrawn learned that a concept logo first posted here on Icethetics back in July 2008 was being used by a kids hockey organization in Ontario without permission of the artist, the talented Mike Ivall. 

I'd love to link you to a story but both versions that existed at some point today have been removed from PuckDrawn. In a nutshell, people were appalled at the blatant theft but later in the day, Mike contacted the Maplesoft Hawks and worked things out. They will continue to use his logo. Terms of their agreement are none of our business.

But it happened and I thought you might like to know about it. If you steal a logo that appears on this website or any other and put it on stuff you intend to sell (or not sell), trust me when I tell you that you will be found out and ridiculed. No one likes a thief.