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    I can't agree with mr graphic designer on Reddit there. The revised logo is better because that's how I perceived it my entire life until a few years ago when uniwatch pointed out the flaws. Now it's fundamentally flawed every time I look at it. The right is how it's supposed to look (like the Reds) and the left is a product of poor graphics reproduction tools that kept pushing forward a bad trace of a wishbone c until it became official. It's not designed like that to be "optically" pleasing as this guy claims. his argument is that the "metrically" designed logo wouldn't look good on a helmet but provides no reason for this. It's the same logo, same shape, just with the flaws corrected. It'd look better on a helmet.
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    The Bears C is just a poor execution of cutting out the ellipse. The moved the middle point too far up. Both shapes are perfect ellipses with a rectangle cut out. The left side is vertically aligned, the right is moved up.
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    I am personally fascinated by what's going on in Minor League Baseball right now, and the majority of that is due to Brandiose's reign of two-word nickname, food logo, baby cake of terror, which to be honest hasn't been all bad imo. There are things happening down in the MiLB that wouldn't have been dreamed of 20 or so years ago, and its like watching a blowout: Painful, but fun to watch it go down. So i got to thinking, with news of Brandiose sinking its toes into the minor league hockey pool, how long is it before they get their hands on the major leagues? Now if (when) in eventuality they do, they won't come at it with a Jumbo Shrimp ideal, but for fun, I'd like to think of what would happen if they did. So I'll be taking a TBD select number of teams from the MLB and making them look like they belong in the International League, starting with the Oakland Swingin' A's (Athletics).
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    Time for an easy set, time for the KC Royals. I think the Royals current set is pretty much on point, I just added a bit of gold to the home and road designs, the home alt remains the same, and for the road alt I changed the powder blue details for gold.
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    Well, he is kinda saying that with "the designer... couldn't finish in time and sent it in as is". Actually, I take that back. No "kinda" about it.
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    This comment bothers me. It feels absolutely nothing like that. You don't have to like the styling (as some others have before you have complained), but don't just throw out that this is rushed or unfinished work. Believe me, there's a time and a place to call out shoddy design and craftsmanship; but this is not that time. Sorry, I just hate the "I don't personally like it so it must be amateur hour" line of thinking.
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    I think that the Avengers' identity was solid, even if their uniforms weren't as good as their logo and wordmark. (Arena Football uniforms tend to be very bad.) I think the best look/identity/name combination from Arena Football was that of the Arizona Rattlers, back in the Bonner/Cooper days. That R logo is superb. The nickname (which predates the Diamondbacks) is great both in terms of meaning and sound. And the colours were awesome. This team even wore italicised numbers well, perhaps the only team about whom I can say that. All around, a very professional look -- except for when they wore monochrome black, in keeping with the very unfortunate monochrome trend that began in Arena Football and is now seeping into the NFL.
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    The Lord Stanley's Cup has undergone some changes since its inception in 1893. I wanted to see what the cup would look like if all of the removed rings hadn't been removed. I'll likely be adding some infographic style information regarding which rings are which.
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    Pennophile State? I hesitate to make jokes, but that school deserves all the ridicule and shame we can provide. What a bunch of Paternos.
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    No on the beveling, if you can even call it that. But I love everything else about the set.
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    I think the "Yankee" hat excludes it from this list.
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    You changed the Tigers home uniform! Lol, but seriously, it's a nice clean change. Nice job. Love the Indians as well.
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    That's not confirmed uniform changes, that's just confirmed changes for the 2017-18 season. A "change" could be constituted by a uniform and/or logo change for those teams. Only confirmed uniform changes for next season is: Timberwolves Trailblazers Pacers Clippers
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    JTFC, no matter what Nambla State says, actions like this indicate that Joe means more to them than justice, or even the appearance of justice.
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    Next is the Calgary Flames. The horse head returns to the front of the jersey and Flames, Flames and more Flames.
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    Give me a break. Was he being serious? Most likely not. But it's a lazy joke (and judging by his profile picture, right up his sense of humor). I'm not saying you have to like the logo; rather, I am saying that if your reasons for not liking the design is that you believe it looks like it is "unfinished" or "needs more work," then you're flat out wrong and uniformed. The styling is obviously an intentional decision and it is complete as-is. Here's are some valid criticisms: - "I would have liked to have seen more consistent beveling." - "I don't believe the logo needs the gold styling at all." - "The randomness of the gold beveling makes the logo more difficult to read." Those are all perfectly valid criticisms of the World Series logo. You can disagree with the decision to highlight the logo in that abstract manner, but to say that it looks unfinished or rushed is wrong and lazy commenting.
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    It happens to every single team that gets good. One year they're the plucky underdog. Then they win an unexpected championship. Then we're so over their bull :censored:. And then they become the Patriots and ruin their sport. I was alive but not really paying attention to the Jordan Bulls. And inasmuch as I was, I was hoping the Knicks could beat them (lol). That said, Jordan was the most popular athlete of the day and outside of Rodman, who was more wacky than nuts at that point, there wasn't anyone especially unlikeable on that team. Though others may say different. What's different to me about these Warriors is: - their roster is a glitch in the system (Curry's contract coming after an injury) that has been lionized as brilliant management. No, it was luck. - Durant magnified that glitch - Draymond is their most important player, a singular talent in the league, and also, at times, dangerous - they have Boston syndrome, where they simultaneously want to be known as the greatest team but also want you to know that nobody believes in them. You can't have it both ways. - they're really really really good and I'm getting older so having a harder time accepting new things. It will happen to you one day too - the Bay Area is indeed the worst, though I should note I turned down the only job I've ever been offered there and that was a weird diversion from talking hoops I think Supernova Steph is among the most amazing sports spectacles in the league and I tip my hat when he gets to that level. At the same time, I do wonder if he could simarly transform the, say, Charlotte Hornets the way LeBron took a sad sack Cavs team to the Finals a year after missing the Playoffs. The NBA more than any other league is about individual greatness leading talent to a title. The Warriors flip that, as their a perfect harmony of team that makes the individual parts better.... And in typing that out it's hard to really see what my problem is. Anyway, I'm still rooting for Houston or San Antonio out west.
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    I like the Reds with black. It really helps with the definition, as opposed to simply red-white. I also like the drop shadows. However, this comes with one condition: the Reds use it sparingly, like how they use it right now. The 90s/2000s look overdid on the black, and I didn't like it. Get rid of the black bill on the road cap, and their set is perfect.
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    They can't release any NBA merchandise until they officially take over the contract, which won't be until after the Finals are over.
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    So I've been working on some assorted NHL concepts for a while, and I'll probably post them all here when I finish them up. I'm not going to call this a series, though, as I'm really just doing these when I have an idea, so I have no idea if everyone will get done or how long it will take. Anyways... About a week or so ago I was re-reading the Washington Capitals BTLNHL article on Hockey By Design, and it inspired me to try my hand at fixing up the logo's typography. I changed up every letter, whether a subtle or glaring change, except for the i, l, and s. The tracking (spacing between all the letters, for those who aren't oriented with design terminology) has also been increased a bit. A secondary logo has also been created for use on the jerseys, eliminating the "WASHINGTON" text, which is unreadable unless you're close up. Along with that, I redesigned the jerseys, taking influence from the D.C. flag. I also have a version with red and gray for the HJC Random Competition. C&C appreciated!
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    This is my concept of a Vegas Golden Knights farm team in Reno, Nevada. View the full project here
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    I love it! An absolutely great job on this Rockies concept! I've always been partial to a Vikings-esque purple and gold color scheme for the Rockies, myself, but the purple and green work together delightfully. And it'd be a unique color scheme among the big four leagues, given that the Bucks have long since ditched purple and green. And I absolutely love that script and that logo. That is a gorgeous retro script that looks perfect for a team located at the very frontier of the "old west." The only thing I'd say - and this is entirely a matter of personal preference - is that I think the road unis would look better sans pinstripes. I've never been a fan of road pinstripes - I don't think they look good against a gray background, IMO. But that's just me personally; there's plenty of people who love road pinstripes and wish for their reappearance in baseball. And I will say, if there's any team that road pinstripes would make sense for, it's the Rockies. Am also wondering how a matching "Colorado" script would look on the roads. All in all, if the Rockies adopted this tomorrow, it'd be a tremendous upgrade over their dated identity, and one of the better redesigns in any sport in recent memory.
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    But it's the Reds' 'C' [runs and hides]
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    As a Spanish native speaker, I must say I usually don't like when MLB teams do this kind of things, and it's because a simple reason: it doesn't look right. Most of the teams just add "Los" in front the original name, which can't be really translated into Spanish, e.g. "Los Mets" and "Los DBacks" (they would have to use "Los Metropolitanos" or "Los Diamantados", which don't sound good, imo). Others properly translate the name, but add the "Los", which ain't needed at all, e.g. "Los Reales" or "Los Rojos". Meanwhile, other teams do a proper job, like "Cerveceros", "Tigres" or "Marineros". I prefer what the MLB did last year: the "Ponle Acento" (Put an Accent) campaign.
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    It's the best World Series logo in ten years.
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    From @hendocfc and confirmed by @Conrad. and others. Cavs,Pacers,Clippers,Wolves,Suns,Blazers, and (Will come back and edit). Should be 7-8 teams total. Pistons are unconfirmed but rumored to have a tweak or two.
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    I don't thin the elephant feels quite right, it looks like a Brandiose/MiLB baseball redesign of the A's logo, but I feel that if Brandiose/MiLB designed the elephant, their style would have it like it was in the batter's box, with the bat either being swung by the trunk or maybe anthropomorphized like TMNT and probably with a scowl on it's face and some teeth showing (might not be realistic for an elephant but it feels like that is Brandiose's style).
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    Excellent job! I really like that road alt...Just the perfect amount of metallic gold. I only wish there was a tasteful way to incorporate the gold into the home alt, just so there was continuity across the board.
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    First, those two statements are not saying the same thing because one says that "this design is whole/complete and wrong" and the other says "this is not whole/complete at all." That's a big difference. Second, yes, most people aren't going to phrase their critiques in the best or most clear of ways. That's ok! But go back to the original post. If he had said, "I don't get the beveling, this design feels unfinished;" then sure, I get what he's saying in layman's terms (not that the design is unfinished, but that it only feels that way). Instead, he made a snarky comment about the designer not doing his job and signing off on incomplete work. That implication changes the meaning of the criticism. I get it, and really it's cool that you're here commenting. Honestly, I wouldn't have said anything had I not seen similar sentiments repeated from other posters in many different threads. Sorry if it seemed like I was going after you... It was way the post was phrased that irritated me, not you.
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    New 17/18 prematch shirt for Barça: This is exclusive to Barça as it doesn't follow Nike's generic prematch design for next season. It's pretty similar to last season's away shirt, except the senyera stripes are on the front instead of the back. It might end up being better than any of their actual kits.
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    That's perfect. Extra blue outline only clutters/muddies.
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    I think the 76ers are a close call. The base of the logo is a basketball, but the 13-star circle is derived from the Betsy Ross flag and references the nickname. It's similar to the Yankees hat.
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    Recently Tarleton State Texans & TexAnns of NCAA Division II touched up their identity. I've barely seen it anywhere but their university branding guide shows them: Row 1: Primary Row 2: Secondary Row 3: Secondary mark Row 4: Previous primary Nothing major, gave the usual touch up on the previous logo, now facing right. Seems like their T logo is unchanged and can be considered as a primary. Your thoughts?
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    I like your ideas for the Rockies. The purple/green combo is inspired, and your logos are effective. I like the road pinstripes too, as it's a modern-ish look that the Rockies could really own. However, I've got a few complaints. The font is way too close to the Pirates and (more importantly, as a divisional rival) the Giants' font. A different font would be preferable. I'd also recommend dropping the sock stripes (pinstripes and sock stripes generally don't mix), lightening the purple, and adding an accent color besides white, like light purple or silver. You're off to a good start, and I look forward to seeing what else you'll do here.
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    I would love to see them do some sort of homage to "The Natural". I know they're not the New York Knights, but they could still have some fun with this.
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    I never noticed it until I sat down to actually try and sketch it. In my sketches I always assumed it was symmetrical, but then it always looked off. It wasn't until I blew it up, and then verified by looking at an actual helmet up close that I confirmed the damn thing was completely uneven. The damn logo has an underbite!!
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    This is a fine Cap logo. I like the idea of one team having an insignia that isn't a super overdesigned initial, not every team needs heavily stylized, interlocking, difficult to discern cap logos. And if one city can get away with a block letter, its Cleveland.
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    Thank you guys for the feedback! Do these look better?
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    If not for these boards, I am sure I'd never have noticed.
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    Oh dear god. I never realized the Bears' C was so uneven. I don't know how it took me 20 years to notice this.
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    The term "sea dog" means "old sailor"; it is similar to the terms "old salt" and "salty dog". I know that the team's logo is a seal. But I'm not sure that this means that they are asserting that the term "salty dog" actually means "seal". I think the seal is just their mascot, just as the Cleveland Browns use a bulldog mascot and the Pittsburgh Pirates use a parrot mascot.
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    Nashville has never made the conference finals, and it's not like Anaheim is there often (once since 2007). Folks don't want the regulars constantly winning. Folks don't want new blood in the conference finals. The hell do folks want?
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    Since the Sound Tigers uniform isn't too exciting, I'll post another team as well. Here are the Hershey Bears modeled after the 1995-2007 Washington Capitals. Let's hear some feedback on these!
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