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    Disagree completely. The silver always seemed like an inappropriate accent color to use in the pinwheel, and I think most Blazers fans would agree that switching back to a primarily red/black/white color scheme is more fitting. I'm fine with them keeping gray(s) as secondary colors to be used sparingly for merchandising and promotional materials, and possibly even the alternate uniforms, but the main scheme should absolutely be red/black/white.
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    its one of my favorite sports logos because the idea/concept of it is so unique. the movement and relationship to the sport condensed into a single mark that actually makes sense. where most would have taken a basketball (or any other piece of sporting equipment if it were another sport) and slapped a letter inside of it, or set it on fire, this logo goes around all of that to complete what is a truly unique and clever mark. the only thing i ever questioned about it was the execution, and they've addressed that somewhat. i feel like they've fixed some things and broken other parts of it. the closed containing shape is better, i really like the mono-weight lines, the red being on top is fine because it's the primary color. what i don't like is the the lines close at the center now. it was done to divide the two "teams" in the mark, but it also weakened a sense of rotation and it doesn't quite look whole now— more like two different shapes sitting next to each other. im hoping the new uniforms will make use of what seems obvious, to pull those lines from the logo and incorporate them into striping or a pattern. otherwise, i think they missed a big opportunity with the wordmark, which is as plain as it gets and doesn't pair so well with the icon. still, even if the uniforms don't do that, there's the opportunity for a custom typeface to be used in marketing pieces. i'm just trying to a way/reason to use those lines elsewhere; that's a really key feature in this identity
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    Well, since this topic has been revived, I've decided to go ahead and re-post photos of my Pocket Pro collection since I completed it last fall. As I mentioned in my original post (and yes, I'm repeating myself), I now have a representation of every helmet worn in the NFL since 1960, including one-off preseason models and alternates. Many or even most had to be custom made. Up until last year, there had been three styles of Pocket Pros produced: two-bar, traditional, and Revolution. I tried to create each one in the style that is appropriate for the era or eras in which it was worn, somewhat arbitrarily using the two-bar model for 1960-79, the traditional model for 1980-2002, and the Revolution style for 2003 to present. The display unit is something I made using craft boards purchased at Lowes. Last year Riddell introduced the "Speed" model of Pocket Pro, replacing the Revolution that had been marketed for several years. I managed to complete the 2016 updates using Revolution shells, but I haven't decided if or when I'll start using the Speed model. Another decision will be whether or not to buy all 32 teams' current designs in the Speed model. Here's a comparison of the Revolution and the Speed, for those unfamiliar: I'd like to have been able to display them in order by city name, but that wasn't 100% possible if I were to keep each team all on one shelf and not split them up. When I get time, I'll to try to shift the Chargers upward, since they're now from Los Angeles rather than San Diego. The most challenging ones to create ended up being the 1994 Eagles 75th Anniversary throwback and the yellow and baby blue 2007 Eagles throwback. Also, I re-did the Buccaneers flags to make them the correct size. The ones produced by Riddell had flags that were too small. My only regret at this point is my failure to document the actual seasons each helmet was worn, as I was doing my research. I can still go back to the Gridiron Database and do it, but I could have had it done the first time.
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    Isn't that largely a function of NBA rules, which seem to require a primary logo with city and team name? So teams technically have one but in practice use simpler and more evocative logos, which must be officially designated as secondaries?
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    I presume this is already being discussed in a mega thread, but it's worth a conversation on its own: the Trail Blazers unveiled new logos yesterday. The article on NBA.com includes this delightful animation of their logo history: I like the update a lot: farewell ugly rhombus; good riddance pointless spiky things. But this doesn't actually fix the main problem I have with the logo, which is that it isn't a P yet could so easily be. I know, it's a B for Blazers, but city initials are always better than nickname initials. Besides, the NBA is even using the pinwheel as a P in an ad running across the top of the page: What is that supposed to be? "bresented by Moda"? "qresented by Moda"? Flip the pinwheel around, and it would be so much better.
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    Agree completely on the "5 on 5"/ motion. Distinct and clever, evocative of the sport but not so literal as a piece of equipment. It deserves to be timeless, even though they keep tinkering with it.
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    I think the Miami Marlins have a fun clean aesthetic please don't shoot me down.
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    "Hmm. We want to stand out in the Pacific Division from our nearest rivals, what colors do they all have?" "Black." "Ok, so we'll definitely want black involved. You know, fbs. What else you got?" "Well, Anaheim also has gold." "Well we gotta have gold! We're the Golden Knights after all! VEGAS BABY! ....But not too much gold I hope?" "No, no, it'll be secondary." "Good, good. What should we have for a primary then?" "Black!" "Well no, we want that to be fbs." "Oh, right. Right." "We do need something dull though. Like duller than dull." "Like, grey?" "Grey could work but only if we went darker. You know, to compliment the black." "Ok..." "Dark grey mixed with teal! Nobody uses teal anymore!" "Well San Jos-" "And a splash of Red!" "Red? Sir, I-" "We've got it! Dark Teal-Grey, Gold, Black, and Red." "I don't even think Teal-Grey is a col-" "Nevermind that, we'll call it 'Slate'. 'Cause that sounds coool." *Lights cigarette* "Vegas, baby."
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    @McElroy19. Ok as I mentioned yesterday my versions are heavily inspired by the U.S.A.F. Thunderbirds. Secondary is more Native Thunderbird design inspired. The only difference between the Primary marks is the addition of gray. Still tinkering with the secondary so if I get it to where I want it I'll post it a little later. Hope everyone digs them. Thnx!
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    Welcome to what is now my first completed concept series, the NHL City Mashup Series! In this series, I will be taking the identity of each NHL team and combining it with the identity of another team (different sport) in that team's city. Some rules I set for myself were Team must be in either the MLB, NBA, NFL, MLS, or CFL. The jersey must be in the style of the NHL team's jersey. The other team's colours will be the ones on the jersey. The fonts should be either the official team's font or a close matching font. Teams: Anaheim Ducks (Angels) Arizona Coyotes (Cardinals) Boston Bruins (Celtics) Buffalo Sabres (Bills) Calgary Flames (Stampeders) Carolina Hurricanes (Charlotte Hornets) Chicago Blackhawks (Cubs) Colorado Avalanche (Nuggets) Columbus Blue Jackets (Crew) Dallas Stars (Cowboys) Detroit Red Wings (Tigers) Edmonton Oilers (Eskimos) Florida Panthers (Heat) Los Angeles Kings (Dodgers) Minnesota Wild (Twins) Montreal Canadiens (Expos) Nashville Predators (Titans) New Jersey Devils (Jets) New York Islanders (Nets) New York Rangers (Knicks) Ottawa Senators (Redblacks) Philadelphia Flyers (Eagles) Pittsburgh Penguins (Pirates) San Jose Sharks (49ers) St Louis Blues (Cardinals) Tampa Bay Lightning (Buccaneers) Toronto Maple Leafs (Raptors) Vancouver Canucks (Whitecaps) Vegas Golden Knights (Raiders) Washington Capitals (Wizards) Winnipeg Jets (Blue Bombers) without further adieu, here's the first mashup, the Anaheim Angels in the style of the Anaheim Ducks. (Yes, I am aware they aren't the Anaheim Angels, but heck with that) C&C is appreciated! I am also considering doing throwback jerseys for each mashup, I'd like to hear your thoughts on the idea.
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    The inaugural Devils jerseys are by far the best they've ever had.
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    Today I have the (I can't believe I'm even typing this) World Series Champion Chicago Cubs. I did change the font in the logo to match the word marks and C better. The Cubs home uniforms are iconic, so there's not much you can change, and frankly not much I would change. The only significant change I made was the change to the retro angry cub logo as a sleeve patch on all of the jerseys, including the home jersey. While the cubs home uniforms have remained relatively untouched over the years, they have experiment with various road looks over the years. I went with the underlined Chicago wordmark because I have always just really liked it. The piping is red on the sleeves and pants mostly because I liked the way it looked and tied into the undeline. The blue alternate is a road-only look with the Cubs roundel logo on the left chest paired with the traditonal blue cap. The BP uniform has the angry cub on the cap and a Cubs wordmark across the front of a simple blue jersey. Well there they are. Thanks for taking the time to have a look and I appreciate any and all feedback.
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    So the pinwheel is just covering up the ad, not actually being used as the letter 'p'.
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    When your practice uniform matches better than your actual uniform...
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    Why would they want the illusion of a complete collar? That wouldn't bring attention to Nike's template.
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    Next up are the Atlanta Braves. They remain mostly untouched, with the main difference being a white outline on the tomahawk and wording on the home and road uniforms, white writing and a white tomahawk on their red uniform, piping on the blue uniform to match the rest of their uniforms.
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    Godspeed, '16-'17 Jazz. Honest to goodness my favorite Jazz team since Stockton and Malone. Hopefully they can keep Hayward and most of the .co to make a better run. But if not, well, this was one heck of a year. Proud of 'em.
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    I don't like the Steelers logo.
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    I'm usually not a fan of two toned jerseys but these worked so well for me in a strange way.
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    Some more good info about the Blazers' new logos here: http://www.nba.com/blazers/forwardcenter/trail-blazers-update-pinwheel-prepare-jersey-changes Also, I absolutely love this animation of their logo history.
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    The Warriors could very well sweep a top-8 team tonight and Draymond's worried about competitive balance?! Go home Dray, you're drunk. That or be an example and go play for a team that's not stacked to the gills with superstars.
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    Brewers make the beer, the Packers organize and ship it off in waves to make Bucks for the entire operation
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