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    Uniwatch tweeted this article: http://www.dailynews.com/sports/20170706/how-under-armour-wrote-the-next-chapter-for-ucla This quote "He deconstructs the UCLA stripe as three parallel stripes, all touching. The outside two, which are the same color, represent the past and present. The middle stripe is of another color. It represents the future, guided by the other two." Oh :censored: off. It's a stripe. You can't just add meaning to a striping pattern that has already existed for decades without corporate branding speak explaining why it is the way it is and then pat yourself on the back for it.
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    The Walgreens W is okay on a cap, but it's a terrible jersey logo. Especially with the imbalanced numbers. The best jersey logos are roughly symmetrical, and the combination of loopy swirls and italicized angle makes it unsuitable. The off-center numbers only accentuate its many problems. This would have been so much better: Pair that with the loopy W cap on red, and you're good to go. And just as an aside, the Nationals seem to have more than their share of rejected prototypes. All of which are better than the ones actually chosen.
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    I do love the once-a-year reminder that this board needs to ratchet down the profanity filter a couple notches.
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    All hail The Raptors King.
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    I've seen a bunch of Adidas templates out there, but none have caught on with my style of concept-making. So, I decided to tweak a few templates I already use by adding a collar and shoulder texture, and came up with this concept for the Senators to test it out. I tried merging the modern Roman look with the everpopular barberpole look, and I like how it turned out. What do you think? C&C Appreciated!
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    Another rebrand of a MiLB league logo. This time it's the California League whose current logo has been in use since 2000. No more baseball and bats, or gold and red, but orange and yellow as the two new colors. Link to current mark: http://www.sportslogos.net/logos/view/zag1rh2hfy5vrihmrhf6/_California_League/2000/Primary_Logo
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    Arizona Diamondbacks Since Arizona can't decide for the life of themselves what identity they want to have, it's my series and I've made the executive decision for them! Heavily inspired by the team's first sets of uniforms, the Diamondbacks hit the field with a deep purple, turquoise, copper, and (yes, officially) cream. I went with "Arizona" across the chest on each uniform because 1) I never liked the look of just the "A" on the front, 2) "Diamondbacks" is just too big to fit, even when leveled, and 3) "D'backs" looks too much like "D'bags", and I can't take it seriously. So I feel like "Arizona" is the best option, and will let other elements show that this the Diamondbacks we're talking about, not the Wildcats, Coyotes, or Cardinals The uniform itself borders on traditional, but ventures into modern a bit with tapered piping on the sleeves and pants. The socks feature a diamond-stripe pattern inspired directly by the primary logo, some that I feel adds great pop and personality to the set. I kept only one cap because frankly, when looking at the set in its entirety, I felt an alt cap truly wasn't needed (and as you'll come to find in this series, I'm not one to include anything just for the sake of it. Everything here has a purpose). I intended each set to have a cohesive balance of colors, and any other type of cap I tried to go with everything - even purple with turquoise brim - threw everything off too much in my eyes. So yeah, just deep purple solid caps across the board!
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    At very least, the White Sox need to bring back the old road pants. What an unnecessary downgrade it was to get rid of those. It would also be nice if they started actually wearing white socks. Not only does it match their team name, it's also a good look for them anyway.
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    At this point, I'm not so sure about that. They finally settled on an identity after years and years of identity musical chairs. Not only that, but they finally settled on the right one. And for probably the first time in franchise history, an entire generation only knows, save really small tweaks, one White Sox look. They would be a whole lot better off standing pat* and not venturing into more change at the risk of undoing the strength of their brand. *Except they can drop the overrated 80's throwbacks yesterday
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    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2720204-baseball-jerseys-custom-mlb-redesigns I've always been intrigued by the idea of adding some red to the White Sox uniform. Adds a little life to it, and would make a nice connection with the Bulls and Blackhawks. The current look is sharp, but it can get boring at times. I would rather see them go with something this, though:
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    I agree with you. I like the Nationals current look much better than the beveled gold era. They just need to get a new number font, which is a little out of place in the current look. But all in all it's a pretty solid look I think. Plus the curly W makes for a pretty nice pretzel:
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    Your Sun Life patch is missing. #trustme
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    I would agree. Purple and orange work really well on their own and I've always loved the "sunburst" design on the shorts, but I do agree with @FinsUp1214 that the fonts could be made a bit more consistent. Something like this beauty by @mbannon92, perhaps? Give it a bit more of a Southwestern flair, and you'd have a look that's both classy and distinctive.
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    Unpopular Opinion: The 90s Lightning logo sucked and the jerseys were meh and there's nothing redeeming or better compared to the current set. I've never seen an "add black and silver" Lightning concept that I've liked since the rebrand. it's forcing a square peg into a round hole since the logo wasn't designed to have outlines or fill.
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    Lipstick on a pig. That design's awful and nothing short of scrapping it entirely will ever truly "fix" the Bengals' look.
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    Thanks for the C+C guys, I appreciate it! Now, onto one of the more boring entries in the series, and a special concept for tomorrow's holiday (Canada Day!) TORONTO BLUE JAYS, PT. I - How does one improve upon perfection? When the Blue Jays unveiled their current set in November 2011, they gained one of the best uniform sets in baseball. It was a near-perfect modernization of the 1989-96 uniforms, with all of the good details from that set preserved and updated (in a better way than the 1997-2002/2003 set). However, there were some minor quibbles with those uniforms. The navy outlines on the road uniform, the lack of letter splits in the "Toronto" part of the primary wordmark, and the lack of a white front panel cap anywhere in the set (which has since been fixed). I set about amending these minor errors in my Project 30 concept, although I was less than successful (using the old colors instead of the current ones, which are far more eye-pleasing). I enlarged the split-letter "Toronto" part of the primary logo. I also added a new tertiary logo, the split-letter "T" in front of the team's maple leaf icon. It's an idea that's been used for Maple Leafs concepts (including my own), and I thought it was the best route to take for a location-based logo for the team. Besides, it's also a tribute to the International League Toronto Maple Leafs baseball team (which predates the hockey team, funny enough - this might be a fun experiment for an alternate history thread). All uniforms receive the dual-stripe motif on the socks to really tie the whole split letter/dual stripe theme together (something I did in Project 30) The navy outline is off of the road wordmark. I used the Jays' one retired number (Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar) for the model. The alternates are where I differed from my original concept. Instead of two blue alts, there's now only one (with the alternate logo, to have one city signifier). The white front panel cap would always be paired with the alternate at home. Said cap also makes an appearance with the regular home uniform as an alt. The special alternates, modeled with #67 (for the Confederation of Canada), are not unprecedented in team history. The Canada Day uniform is a mere update of the 2012 version (complete with "Canada" NOB's), with a white front panel cap (so the leaf doesn't blue with the hat). They can do Canada Day without being stupidly gaudy. The alternate logo graces the right sleeve, to highlight their location within Canada. The powder blue alternate is meant to be worn on the road about once a month, as an excuse to wear the white front panel cap on the road/remind people that the Jays and maybe the Phillies/Royals were the only teams that looked good in powder blue. The Blue Jays already have a top-5 look in the majors, but with a little tweaking, they can look even better! C+C is greatly appreciated, as always! For the alternate take, a revisit on a controversial look!
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    Oh, dear god, that N is horrible...
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    Potentially hot take, I really like those M Twins hats. Heck I find the pinstriped Metrodome jersey set to be a great look.
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    I demand that they register those shorts as actual playing kit.
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    Anaheim Ducks I tried taking the elements from the 2 eras... ... and replacing the gold with silver... ...thanks for dropping by, guys...
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    Bang on. The ideal White Sox set would be the same homes but with the diamond sock on the left sleeve, go back to the 2005 version of the aways, and a slightly cleaned-up black alternate. And yes, white socks for all uniforms. As for a throwback alt? The '59 homes. Or do a cream fauxback like St. Louis, where red (and a sleeve number in place of a chest number) is added to the current home design. Do this, and the Sox never have to change again.
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    That's such a great color. So much better than their boring red. Better for the pinstripes, too - they don't look pink.
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    And there are two navy and red teams in the NL East. The Marlins blue is so different from the Mets' blue it doesn't really matter.
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    The White Sox uniform isn't even old enough to get the term "sacrilege." It's a modern classic, yes, but the team can survive getting new uniforms unlike the Yankees.
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    Continuing on with.... Columbus Blue Jackets I was disappointed the Blue Jackets only made small changes to their current set. For their primary set I drew inspiration from elements of of their design. Alternate is based off an old concept I did for them. A more traditional font for the numbering. Overall, I think this set is an upgrade for them.
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    Bleacher Report is doing some just for fun articles on 15 ways to make baseball more fun and one talks about redesigning uniforms and they chose 5 teams to redesign and they included pics of all 5 concepts. 4 of them are either pretty bland or are just common recolorations that we've already seen, such as making the Padres brown and yellow. But this one really stood out to me and I wanted to know what you all thought about this idea... Their concept was simple, make the unique Marlins blue the primary color, make the red orange a secondary, make the wordmark more of an art deco South Beach look and bring back the same classic fish just recolored. Found interesting they said they weren't too big on the classic 90s teal and black looks.
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    Well, here's the next one! ANAHEIM ANGELS, PT. I - Refining the Red and Gold This is a minor update of a concept I've presented in my Tweaks thread. The same things I talked about there apply to this concept. These include the swapping of gold and navy's place in the color scheme, the return of thicker striping on the uniforms, and the @davidmiller5-inspired primary logo. However, I decided to go about the name a little differently. While I've defended "Los Angeles Angels" as a name in the past (Anaheim is a suburb of LA - albeit a culturally-distinctive one, LA Angels is an old PCL team name, the pun in the name, etc.), I saw the light with "Anaheim Angels." The PCL Los Angeles Angels already have tributes in the form of the Angels' name and the Dodgers' cap logo, the Anaheim Ducks have been around for nearly 25 years without complaints (save for the stupid "Mighty" stuff), the "Anaheim Angels" won the 2002 World Series (thanks a bunch, Dusty), and both Dodgers and Angels fans hate the "Los Angeles" identifier. So, Anaheim makes a return! I added an "OC" logo (inspired by the Ducks' Stadium Series logo - something I wish they'd put on their uniforms somewhere). BTW, if you want to complain about how the Angels should be the Los Angeles Angels because "Anaheim is a suburb to a huge metropolitan area," I point you in the direction of the Brooklyn Dodgers and Brooklyn Nets. The uniforms are unchanged from the previous concept (still red-centric, with gold as a secondar color and navy as the halo color), except for the addition of a de-beveled version of the 2002-03 "Anaheim" wordmark. It's a way to hammer in the new location name and eliminate ambiguity. The alternates have a bit more done to them. The home/road alternate now features the "OC" patch instead of an "LA" patch, and the PCL Angels-inspired UCLA stripes have been flipped in color distribution (the originally looked too bright). The 1971 retro set now features more accurate color shades. There wasn't too much to this update, but I think it's a fun little way to give the Angels a look that's more unique in the league (read my original post for my justifications) and to further the "Anaheim" branding. C+C is greatly appreciated, as always! For my alternate take, I do my take on the navy/red Angels!
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    Reminds me of this: Not good...
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    Still think that $200 for that Fanatics jersey is ridiculous. This will just drive the knock-off market even more. I'm disgusted that this is happening. It was not too long ago that a player jersey was $130 and the blank backs were $100. Now it'll be $200 for a blank and around $265-$290 for a player jersey. Ridiculous.
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    That sounds like a fun idea! You can look forward to that in the AL West updates. Thanks for the C+C guys, now it's time to tackle the Diamondbacks! ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS, PT. I - A Turquoise Taste of the Southwest Let's get a couple of things out of the way. Since I prefer having the Astros in the NL, I decided to send the Diamondbacks to the AL. I liked how it made the 1998 expansion parallel to the 1993 one (two NL teams for the latter, two AL teams for the former). Second, there are no carryovers from the current identity's elements of dot-matrix patterns, arched scripts, and random bits of bright teal. I like that the D-Backs tried something different, I just wished they used a microscopic bit of more restraint. I've never really liked any of the D-Backs' previous color schemes. The Sedona Red/Black/Sand (both versions) is so dull, and the purple/turquoise/black/copper is all kinds of messy. Purple/teal on their own is fine, but it's a bit too "cool" for my tastes (the Southwest style needs more warm colors than sand). However, I love the '98-'06 Arizona Turquoise and the '07-present Sedona Red. Both colors appear in Southwestern art and really fit with the geometric patterns present in the style: When @anythinglogos suggested combining the two shades with sand, I knew that had to be the route I took with the concept. It keeps with the aesthetic of Southwestern art, while also being unique in the majors. While my planned color scheme for the Marlins may be similar (Dark Teal/Hot Pink/Light Blue), the cool accents and Art Deco font will make them different enough from the warm accents and jagged font (Kruella modified) of the Diamondbacks. I kept the original uniforms' cream shade in this color mix, to pair with the dark sand as accents to the red and turquoise. It carries the Southwestern feeling of the '98-'06 look without being too fussy/looking terrible in "flat" applications. The '07-'15 font returns, as I liked its jagged nature (with a bit of a geometric edge) and mixed-case style. The "DB" logo comes back, and it helps push the Southwestern geometric pattern and conveys the team's name in a subtle way (while being less of a David Blaine ripoff). I took advantage of the unique color scheme with the uniforms, going for a turquoise/red co-dominant look. I went with a cream home uniform and a sand road set, as both colors fit with the color scheme and made them unique in the AL. There is no two-layer wordmark or "D-backs" script, as both look bad. Besides, the "A" on its own looks fantastic and calls back to the 2001 World Series uniforms. The NOB's are one-color, for legibility. The striping of the cuffs, pants, and socks reinforces the Southwestern geometric pattern in a similar fashion to the '98-'06 alternates, replicating the coloration of the primary/cap logo. I got the idea from @FinsUp1214's excellent concept (the best purple/teal design I've seen on the boards). The alternates are pretty straightforward, with the red alternate going all-in on the Sedona Red color. The Arizona Turquoise alternate can be worn on both the home and road uniforms. Because the '98-'06 identity has its fans, I decided to upgrade the Throwback Thursday promotion. The vest will now alternate with the purple jersey from the period, to maximize purple's exposure in the throwback merchandise. While this concept won't be to everyone's liking, I think it's an effective demonstration of how the Diamondbacks can have a unique look that is in keeping with regional art styles and aligns more with traditional baseball aesthetics, while also appeasing fans of the '98-'06 identity. C+C is greatly appreciated, as always! For the alternate take, the Diamondbacks have a little re-christening.
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    If you turn it sideways, it looks like as if Robin (from Batman) is looking left and right.
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    No no no no no no no.
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    That's not even close to the same thing. Those black and red uniforms were actually worn during their history.
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    D Book teasing us with the 90's black alt shorts.
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    Thank you. I thought about adding navy into the striping, but it just looked kind of busy. The red and yellow work best when they're on their own, especially when yellow is only seen in thick outlines or separated from white by red outlines. Thanks for the C+C guys, now here's an alternate take! ANAHEIM ANGELS, PT. II - De-Arte-ization in a Navy Flavor It's become apparent that Arte Moreno is not all that liked by Angels fans. His desire to push the "Los Angeles" city identifier, along with his focus on the team wearing those crummy red alternates, are part of this equation. Even though the red-centric look had its start in the last year of Disney ownership (and only World Series title), its become so associated with Arte and his often poor decisions as owner. So, here is my take on how to not only reinforce the "Anaheim" name, but to also bring the Angels' look back to it's 1970's-90's form. Navy and red (a lighter shade) are now co-dominant. Gold remains as the halo color, per their 1971-92 uniforms. The @davidmiller5-inspired primary logo (with the 1997-2001 wings) and the "OC" patch also stays, albeit recolored. With the uniforms, I wanted to replicate the "pan-down" effect present on the 1989-92 version of the uniforms (as modeled by Bert Blyleven). Note how the navy/red hat, red/navy lettering and stripes, navy undershirts and belts, and red socks and cleats all play off each other beautifully: Now, add in some sock stripes to replicate the halo and add navy tops to the socks (a la their 1970 uniforms), and you've got a stew going! The home alternate is the only venue for a red cap, which thankfully loses its "transparent" look. The road alternate features the "Big A" logo on its own, as it stands up well on the front of a jersey. Both jerseys have the UCLA-style "waffle weave" stripes, as I like the aesthetic. So, there's my take on the Angels in their traditional color scheme! While I prefer my red/yellow-gold/navy concept, this uniform set has more "traditional" appeal to it (judging by how some people here really like the "Red Sox/Braves of the West" look for the team). C+C is greatly appreciated, as always! Up next, some realignment with the Arizona Diamondbacks!
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    How can anyone sit down in a room with a rep from UA/Nike/Adidas and listen to a spiel like this without taking a swing at them?
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    Under Armor, In my honest opinon has been making big moves compared to nike with the football uniforms, especially after seeing the potential in the UCLA uniforms.
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    Here's another one, this time for the Ducks, basically a mix of eras along with a couple design preferences. C&C Appreciated!
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    Well they also wore teal when they won two World Series, but dropped that. They don't have to drop black completely, just promote the blue.
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    This set for retro night many years back are a bit cartoonish but still nice.
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    I'll second this since the Walgreens W isn't going anywhere. That is an absolutely beautiful jersey.
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    If this Eldritch Abomination you describe ever came into being it would replace the St. Patrick's Day Blackhawks sweater as the universal sign for douchebag.
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    Next up.... Dallas Stars Dallas predictably didn't change with the Adidas change over. So, for them I wanted to do something that I had in mind for some time. Whole set is North Stars inspired. Brought back the old logo, making some minor changes to it. Keep the current roundel while making some slight tweaks.
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    Absolutely, if the advertiser is willing to shell out for the space. I wish, if it had to be on the jersey at all, that it was above the NOB. It's pretty obvious why that would never happen.
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    Totally should have had Lavine in the middle or on the left for us math geeks.