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    Below is the MediaFire link to download the TTFs. DOWNLOAD NOTE: This typeface is free for personal, non-commercial use ONLY. MAJOR PROPS to ADW77 for helping me with some of the assets to make these fonts. Also, thanks to Eriq Jaffe for his work on the previous NFL fonts, which i used some parts of to make these as well.
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    Thank you for your condescension. i never mentioned anyone specific. guilty conscious? What do I have to feel guilty about? You're the one making broad, general statements. So yeah, not apologizing for my aesthetic tastes here. you shouldnt apologize for what you like. but the broad general statement in the broad general scope of the board is true. No, not really. Preferring classic looks does not equate not liking advances in uniform technology. We'd just prefer that it was done well. Breathable numbers are a fantastic idea, and if they make the uniforms lighter then all the better. It's still a technology that needs a lot of work. They need to fine-tune it so as to not nullify teams' unique fonts and number designs. Pointing out that a lot of these advances aren't there just yet isn't hating inovation. It's just expecting that the people involved in this innovation fine tune it before debuting it. Whether I include myself in what group? You're imagining a sentiment that just isn't there.
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    It's actually just a copy of one of the earlier versions.
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    The real test is by looking at the past. What uniforms do we consider to be iconic? Timeless? Classic? More often than not its team's that were dynasty's. The uniforms associated with teams that dominated their sport become classics because of the imagery/associations with their team.
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    Kind of a pared-down, modernized version of their '90s look. Not much to say. I made these before I saw Conrad's concept, so any similarities are purely coincidental.
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    I just can't imagine a world in which that font is considered well done. There's just no reason to not have the same points on all the numbers. You still get the interlock effect, and the guys with single-digit numbers will at least look like their jerseys weren't cheap knock-offs with the wrong font.
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    Hey guys, I decided to make some NBA courts. I hope you like it, more to follow! Memphis Grizzlies:
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    ...and like others here, I'm thinking that this may have been a better choice in the end:
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    That's weird. Having multiple combinations in CFB uniforms is the exact thing that most bores the crap out of me, these days.
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    Looks familiar. Yes, thats why it is called a logo tweak.
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    the brown bag style helmet looks really cool and original. Mince they are implimenting the manditory visors, they should use full face covers such as this one hahah Joking aside, there are a few teams I can put up with having the diagonal script and Guelph is one of them. Great clean job sir
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    I'm going to cut you some slack because you're new to this, but from here on out I'd rather not hear it used as an excuse. Trust me, Doug and I have seen this type of thing way too often to not recognize it right away. I can almost guarantee that you first you went out and found a logo you liked (mine) and then went searching for reference images to match. It really doesn't even matter that the pose is the same though, if that was the only similarity I wouldn't be saying anything. The two main portions of the logo however, the face and the tail, are very closely "inspired" by my work. I'm going to give you some advice here and I really hope you take it. Admit that you've made a mistake, and try to understand what it is you did wrong. It's really going to be the best thing for you going forward. And for whatever reason I'm in a good mood today so I'm going to give you some tips on getting started designing logos. 1. For your first few logos try not to look at any other sports logos for help. It's definitely going to be frustrating, but if you can work through a few designs without getting any help from the work of others its going to help you develop a unique style and make you an overall better designer. 2. This doesn't mean you can never look at the work of others for inspiration. When I started I seriously spent at least an hour a day combing through the portfolios of my favourite designers. It helped to give me a really good understanding of the different ways that shapes, curves and colours could be utilized in a design. 3. Be creative. The best way to get people to notice your designs is to do something different. Your end goal shouldn't be to have a logo that looks like every other one you've seen before. If you're struggling on a certain portion of a logo, instead of looking to another logo to copy something that's been done before, be creative and find a solution of your own. I can guarantee you'll be more proud of the end product if you do this. 4. And finally, practice and utilize this community. Your first logos certainly aren't going to be your best. Keep at it and the process will just keep getting easier. Seriously, my dribbble page is proof of that. Easy tiger... I remember letting this slide for a while; you eventually figured it out and look where you are now. Hope I wasn't coming across the wrong way. My post was basically meant to get VolsBoy to try and avoid the type of learning curve that I and a lot of others have unfortunately gone through. To be completely honest though Matt, you should have laid into me for that. Over the years I've learned to pick and choose my battles. You weren't selling it and I figured I'd just take it as a compliment...and besides, I learned to design the same way -- seeing what designers older and better than me were doing and I tried my best to copy it in my own way. Don't get me wrong, your points are right on and its great advice, but sometimes you need to build up to a certain level of skill before those steps become realistically applicable... I remember being so frustrated that I couldn't figure out where to start and how to get better.... To the poster who started the thread, my advice to you is to keep trying new things, keep pushing yourself, keep persevering. I'm not going to lie to you, you probably won't have a moment of immense clarity and instantly be awesome at designing. But you will get better, little by little, and you'll slowly get the hang of it... So if its something you have your heart set on, you'll get there.
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    If you can't take criticism and learn/grow from it, design ain't for you, amigo. Pure and simple. In any situation aside from "for fun", you're going to get both positive and negative feedback -- both are very important. The issue I see with a lot of people just starting out is this: gloating over the positive feedback, and defending against the negative. I'd actually argue that the negative is more important to the final product, as a lot of passersby will nonchalantly say "looks great!" without giving it a second glance. You can't always necessarily learn from that, though you can from most negative or constructive feedback. In this case, people telling him that his logo is too similar to something that was already existing is not judging. Though I may have come off that way in my initial post, I'd say it's fairly obvious that the defining characteristics of this mark are almost direct copies of Matt's logo. There's a lot to be learned from what has been said in this thread -- whether you read it as an attack or as constructive feedback is up to you. I hope VolsBoy (and anyone else just starting out that stumbles upon this) takes this to heart and learns from it.
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    That's a great lookin blue Georgia State has. No need for the black helmets, the blue ones trump em in every possible way.
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    Which is EXACTLY why the Oilers and Islanders are decked out in gaudy 80s unis. They look terrible, but OH MY GOD DYNASTY GLORY DAYS GRETZKY POTVIN MESSIER!!!111! Well the fact that they look better too adds to it And no, that's not the legacy of those looks clouding my judgement. Neither team has managed to improve their looks since they departed from their classic aesthetic the first time. The Oilers just jumped on the 90s bandwagon of darkening their colours, and the Islanders eventually got to that bland point too, after a quick stop in the land of the absurd. Defend the fisherman all you want, that look was partly killed by its own over the top nature. The wavy stripes and numbers made a look that was ready a departure ugly to boot. So if the choices for the Oilers and Islanders are 80s throwbacks or drab 90s garbage and over the top 90s nonsense then I'll take the 80s looks any day of the week. That both teams won in those looks just makes getting to the right decision easier.
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    Someone help me out here. I love logos, but I can't draw a lick and don't pretend to be able to. But, I am an educator. It is not unusual for a student to copy the outline of a story or a poem in an initial part of a class, only to tweak it more and more as the process goes along. Sure, at first the story is similar in many aspects (not word for word), but as the student gains confidence and becomes better, they start moving away from others and finding their own niche. Talking to musicians, they say the same process was part of their development as well. Business owners say the same thing. Famous chefs say the same thing. Many super talented people started honing their craft by copying aspects of other's work as they continued to perfect their craft. I'm not saying they copied and called it their own, but they did copy recognizable aspects of other's works to get them started. Why is this approach so frowned upon in this genre? Or, is it this site that finds it so offensive.
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    What? I know the Lakers were gift-wrapped Game 6 of that series, however the Kings still lost a Game 7 at home in front of a great, great home crowd. Because of that fact, those Kings were good, but not that good. They shouldn't have had to play a game seven.
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    I'm sorry but those Georgia st unis are BFBS, shoud of added more red, big downgrade IMO, and Carolina should had a garnet helmet like the late 80's early 90's
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    You used "they"; since you didn't name anyone specific, I can only presume you meant to say "the unwashed masses".
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    This. If the Celtics were a brand new team and busted out those jerseys, people would say "that's it?" and talk about how lazy it is. At the same time, if the Celtics came out tomorrow and said they were going to unveil new jerseys, people would be up in arms. "You can't change the Celtics' jerseys! They're iconic!"
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    Epic video about Zenit's new logo!
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    That's barely different than the garbage they are getting rid of.
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    I was at that game and it was amazing, but the semi-final game against Russia was even better. The Russia Game wasn't as entertaining, in my opinion, but that Eberle goal definitely was one of the biggest in WJC history, maybe even Canadian hockey history.
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    I also liked the purple and green color scheme. It feels like those colors should never work together but somehow, the Bucks made it work.
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    Hmm, nope. Not buying it. As long as he continues to run all over other NFL teams from August to February, nobody associated with the 49ers, from the front office to fans, is gonna care what cap he wears in July. The kid is devoutly religious, extremely disciplined and dedicated, has ZERO criminal record, and just led his team to a Super Bowl in his first season starting. That shows plenty of "respect" if you ask me. Now really, can we please stop ripping on him for having tattoos and snapbacks and focus on important things like how he's going to shred the Saints in week 11?
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    hey now, some of us loved the Linden/Bure era black uniforms. Or were you just talking about tossing it into their current set? Not him, but the whole reason the blue and green colour scheme was abandoned for black/gold/red is because the colour scheme wasn't "intimidating" enough. It might not be in the '90s, but eschewing a unique, beautiful and fitting colour scheme because its too "passive" is as BFBS as it gets.
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    I hope the Sens wear these sweaters from the 19th century. That triskelion logo was awesome. I wager 100 Quatloos that the Sens will not wear the 1891 jersey...
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    WOW. When I drove out to California last month I drove right past that and nearly pulled over to check it out because I couldn't fathom any reason why there were giant crumbling grandstands in the middle of nowhere. It's DEFINITELY spooky, and shows just how shortsighted and careless this state is when it comes to public funding. Thanks for giving me an answer!
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    Thanks! The way the two batting practice jerseys differ was kind of what I was going for. I would have normally made a throwback for a traditional team, but the Tigers really haven’t changed and that didn’t give me much to work with. Yeah, the Tigers use two different D’s on their uniform. I could be wrong, but I believe it was because of the team using different hat and jersey manufactures back in the day. This article shows the different D’s all over the stadium. It’s just kind of one of those things.
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    You serious? A team with two of the greatest players ever (Kobe and Shaq) was the worst team to win a title? 2011 Mavericks were far worse, 1975 Warriors, 1979 Sonics as well. The '79 Sonics were better than you think, Bieber. They had Dennis Johnson, "Downtown" Freddie Brown, Jack Sikma, Gus Williams, Lonnie Shelton, and some pretty decent bench players. Granted, they weren't the '02 or '85 Lakers, but they weren't one of the worst teams to win a title either. The '75 Warriors? No argument there. Can I nominate this for post of the day simply based on the change he made to Matt's name? No, but thanks for noticing. Here's the story behind why I refuse to refer to him by his chosen user name http://boards.sports...20#entry1898971
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    second uniform dosnt work in the nfl OR college...the steelers look like bees, sooners like candy canes or barber poles Personally, I friggen love all of the above. I think that's genius. If you want more success, however, make the stripes thicker (more like the Ottawa Senators' new barber pole, or even the Ottawa 67s' barber pole, versus the Canadiens' barber pole) and make the numbers bigger with a box around them, like the Canadiens did for their barber pole jerseys. Those sweaters were awful, but those numbers popped. I would love to see both of these, especially the OKLA jerseys, which are very doable. edit: I'm talking about the front numbers.
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    And they should considering the Heat get 5 jerseys a season including their special one and the HWC.
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    Thank you for your condescension.
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    And that's why it works so well. I agree completely, but at the same time, I think it's a weird conclusion. There are all these modern elements (high concept number font, specifically shaped sleeve stripes, asymmetrical pants stripes) but when taken together, somehow the whole effect is vaguely conservative and definately recalls the classic uniform. I guess that was the intent of the design, and good on Nike for pulling it off, but if you'd just verbally described the various elements to me, I'd have thought there was no way it would feel anything like the throwback. Yet IMO, it does. I will admit, when they first revealed it, I hated it. My first thought was "gimmick" then it totally grew on me in the following days. Now i really like it. I think you're right, it works most of the time, it's just the right hand "2", "5" and "4" that screw it up. Tweaks to those and it would be perfect. I think a lot of us are coming around on that number font. For myself, if you'd have told me at draft time that by now I'd become a fan of the font, I'd have called you crazy. I think seeing the font in action in the photos from camp has changed my mind completely.
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    You said Carolina, but the Gamecocks didn't change their set this year and we don't use Nike. Also, Carolina is garnet and black. We don't do the whole BFBS thing either.
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    That's it for Ontario League 1. Here's a quick review of the whole league. Next up will be the PLSQ. It's a league that I know very little about, so don't get mad if I make some changes that are completely outrageous. Big thing is that it is expanding outside of Quebec into the Maritimes, much like the QMJHL. Should be able to get the first clubs up tomorrow.
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    Some interesting tidbits about the "Truck of Tomorrow" coming next season in 2014... http://msn.foxsports.com/nascar/story/nascar-mulls-facelift-for-trucks-062713#!gUbjy “Trucks are a little bit trickier for us because we’re not afforded some of the foundations with trucks that we have for the cars — meaning the common or the consistent or the certified chassis,” said NASCAR Sprint Cup Series director John Darby, who attended the meeting. As the lone full-time Truck team owner in the Ford camp, Brad Keselowski Racing will be responsible for the F150 build. Keselowski calls the project “an interesting situation.” “Ford puts a lot of effort in their trucks, and it’s been one of the highest-selling vehicles in this country for a long time,” Keselowski said. “It deserves to have a place in the Truck series.” While the manufacturers will design the latest concepts and develop the trucks, Turner-Scott Motorsports will construct the Chevrolet Silverado and Kyle Busch Motorsports will handle the Toyota Tundras. “The design concepts and some of the early (wind)-tunnel testing to see if we can achieve a balance there and everything have been very positive. All three manufacturers are working pretty diligently on the project — as well as we are — to prepare for when they get close enough to start bringing us some things to officially test and move forward on.”
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    I was never a fan of the Phillies font. It's unique but it always seemed very out-dated to me.
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    The Broncos wear orange as their primary now. The Titans wear the old Oilers columbia blue as their primary. The Chargers haven't worn a 'bright' color as their primary in like 30 years, at least. The Rams haven't used a non-alternate/throwback bright jersey in over 50 years. Or, you know, about 14. Is it just me, or is the helmet shade of blue different from the blue on the jersey? If so, I'd love to see the Rams use those helmet colors. Never understood why back then the Rams and Giants had navy color helmets but their jerseys were the lighter, brighter royal blue. What,..... they didn't have Royal Blue paint back then or why couldn't they have had the helmet shell molded in the royal color ????? There was a limited number of blue shells available. There was the Giants/Rams/Chargers navy blue and the Broncos bright blue. The Vikings were mismatched for the same reason. In the 1970s/80s, there wasn't a huge emphasis (financially or technologically) put on helmet manufacturing and design. Even though they were professional teams, they had to take what was available. Yet that does not explain why the 49ers and Saints cannot match their helmet color to their pants in 2013. Jeez, one would think that with today's technology they could at least make the colors match. In defense of the Saints, I think they reduced the golds from 4 shades to 2. 2011 2012 That is an amazing collection of NFL legends in one pic. That Cowboys uni was probably the crazy radical Seahawks uni of its time. Anyone notice YAT wearing the blue jersey with red socks? According to the GUD that combo never happened. Only 4 teams without striped socks. That alone make these uniforms kick ass.
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    The top of the Liberty Bell looks too French... literally. The top of the Liberty Bell looks like the French flag with the blue/white/red stripes you have on it now. Maybe switch it up and make it red/white/blue? Other than the Philly set I really like the series so far. New Mexico and Iowa look great; Philadelphia looks kinda bland to me though.
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    I believe it had the ray on the first year they were used. The Columbia blue never had the ray. Why? IDK? I have all Rays jerseys and the two blues feel like they need it there. With the starburst on the bp hats and in marketing campaigns (can't tell you last time it was the animal), I'm thinking they are more "sun" rays than "sting" rays...yet they have a ray tank in CF...The Rays have a basic jersey that carries over to all the colors (hence the blue writing on the blue jersey), but the Columbia is the only one with a double outline on the nameplate. I might be wrong, but I don't believe the navy blue alt ever had the Ray patch.
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    Something different Great Britain:
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    Great templates for the Nike rugby. How are the rest coming long?
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