MLB concept logos of the Tampa Bay Rays by various design artists from around the world. These are redesigned ideas and not actual team logos.
By SFGiants58 – Graphic Designer Website
It’s no secret that I think the “Ray of Light” is a bit stupid. While I don’t dislike it as much as I used to, they could look so much better. The “Ray of Light” logo doesn’t look that good on its own, the scripts are a crummy Times New Roman variant, the Devil Ray is still on the sleeve, and they’re still navy-centric in a league with too many navy teams. While the fauxback is a nice flash of whimsy, it’s still a ripoff of the 1976-79 Padres (as a New Historicist, I find this a poor attempt to imitate the uniqueness of the wild 1970’s baseball identities). With the Columbia Blue (albeit slightly darker than their current shade) and Yellow, they could have a unique look in the majors (and all of the Big Four, because the Spanoses are a bunch of dicks) that conveys the “Ray of Light” theme (as has been noted on the MLB Changes thread).
By Mike Roche – Graphic Designer Website
Some may remember this winning design from the “Ray of Hope” contest about a year ago. My submission to that contest had a Navy and Lime Green color scheme. Since the Blue, Light Blue and Yellow scheme seems to be the one the Rays are going with, I decided to update my work.
I did change the Primary logo a bit. I added more action to the breaking wave behind the “Rays” script to make it more obvious. I also added a yellow stroke to represent the sunlight breaking out over the wave.
By Missouri Tiger – Graphic Designer Website
This is a concept I’ve been working on rebranding the Tampa Bay Rays as the Tampa Rays. The reason behind the name change is that I’ve never been too big on naming a team after a body of water/region and I personally think Tampa Rays sounds better.
By Ben Harrison – Graphic Designer Website
Inspired by the fantastic work done on the Gridiron League, I decided to try my hand at creating something similar for the Rays. Ironically though, the script font is Fenway Park.
By elliott – Graphic Designer Website
I started with the script. I originally sketched it out, then vectorized it and cleaned it up. I tried to make it look professional. The color scheme is new. The yellow is more goldenrod, the dark blue is a different shade, I got rid of sky blue and added orange. It ends up with a GS Warriors vibe, but I don’t mind too much, because it gives it sort of beach-ish feel, I think. After getting the wordmark done, I moved on to the cap logo, which obviously reflects the script, it’s just a little more refined. About the same time I came up with the Sun-Baseball image. It reminds me of some sort of abstract art, I wanted to show the orange and the yellow in being the sun, and work the baseball lines into it. The primary logo I had some trouble with. I’m still a little iffy about it, I think it is the weakest part of the package, but I would love to hear your suggestions to make it better.