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    It looks so beautiful. I miss it.
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    Astros wearing 1997 home jerseys tonight.
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    This was my take on the Grizzlies court without the college lanes, but i guess a little creativity is not allowed in the NBA nowadays.
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    The year is 2020. The world's first trillionaire is a mad scientist who accidentally stumbled upon the cure for cancer and has exploited his secret concoction to extort money from all over the world. By basically holding the globe hostage he's able to gross more money than the sum total of all the money that had previously ever existed. He's also a huge basketball fan and made commissioner Adam Silver an offer he couldn't refuse and purchased every single NBA franchise as well as granting an expansion team to Seattle. The mad scientist also has very particular opinions on basketball uniforms and hired me, his favorite designer, to outfit each team in his ideal look. This is the Mad Scientist's NBA. Every team will have a home, road, and two alternate uniforms Up first, the Phoenix Suns Combined the shooting sun of the 90's uniforms, toned down the busy gradients, and lost the drop shadows, with the sunburst shorts from the old west uniforms. The font is custom, but designed to match the lettering from the KJ/Barkley years.
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    Going to be posting NHL jersey concepts I've done so far throughout the year. Completely random if it's a Home & Away or an alternate. Would love to hear feedback on all of these. Some a bit wild, some conservative! Might not go back to some of these but still would love to discuss! Just going to be dumping these here.
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    I can no longer tell if these template names are made up or not.
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    Probably would have at least designed the uniforms (everyone was into the dark-n-fade), may have had the good sense to cancel the rollout after winning the Super Bowl out of renewed L.A. Rams sentimentality that wouldn't have existed in St. Louis. Los Angeles Rams-Houston Oilers would have been a good Super Bowl, huh.
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    Seattle Supersonics The return of the Sonics comes with a new family of logos that emphasize aviation from which their namesake is derived, uniforms that play off the old arced stripe look from the 80's and 00's, a custom font, and a throwback to the uniforms of the mid to late 90's.
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    I don't like the Detroit Pistons' original horsehead logo. That was an awful colour scheme for the Pistons and switching to it was a big mistake in their history. The red, silver & light blue recolouring it got for 2001-02, on the other hand... ...In my opinion that's about the perfect Pistons logo. The PISTONS exhaust-pipe script always looked really cool to me, as did the mustang head, and they put it in the team's proper colour scheme to boot, correcting the original's fatal flaw.
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    "We've ad a good day, Francois. but we must take care not to deplete de stock." "True. We don't want to make de same mistake we made wid de beavair." "OH, DE BEAVAIR! WHAT WERE WE TINKING? WHERE WERE OUR EDS?"
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    Brilliant, love everything about it: the coat of arms, the Tuscan-cursive hybrid, the NFB-esque geometric voyageur logo, the fleur-de-lis inside the cuff piping. I've maintained that Major League Baseball wanted to kill Montreal forever and succeeded, but if they ever got a team back, I'd take the Voyageurs. (Also would have liked that for a Milwaukee NHL team in lieu of the Perds.)
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    Here's the alternate take! MONTRÉAL VOYAGEURS, PT. II - Red Toque Time (Here's a little video of a living history performing describing the life of a voyageur. That channel, Townsends, is one of my favorites on YouTube. Watch their stuff!) While I was reading Jonah Keri's excellent book, Up, Up, & Away, I came across a passage that described the naming of the team. While I wanted to do the Royals, the specter of Bill 101 would prevent that from coming up. Montréal Royaux, while unique, wasn't to my liking. I prefer names that end with "s." So, I opted to bring out Les Voyageurs! This team, named after the French Canadian fur traders who canoed their goods through both New France and Illinois, would inspire pride from French Canadians and be Bill 101-friendly. I kept the red/blue color scheme of the Expos (I can't imagine a Montréal team without that color scheme). The two colors are co-dominant, because of the iconic red toque hats of the voyageurs. I tried green and red for the team (akin to the Parti canadien flag), but it gave off too much of a Santa vibe. French Canadian aesthetics of the late-1960's/early-1970's were weird, but not that odd. The logo is my attempt to capture that "weird French Canadian-ness." I modded my shield logo to feature a canoe with oars at the top (like the Montréal crest) and to feature the new cap insignia. This design features simple lines that depicted a bearded Voyageur with his red toque. I drew inspiration from both the Nordiques' igloo crest and the Montréal Alouettes' logo from the period. In his beard, I've hidden an "M" and "V" (depending on how you look at it). The tertiary is a roundel, with the canoe on a river and the voyageur above it. The uniforms are similar to my Expos set, albeit with a different color balance. The hats are now red-crowned, for the red toques of the voyageurs. They still have royal bills, so that I can have royal wordmarks/undershirts/belts. The socks, front numbers, and NOB's are red-dominant, for contrast. The scripts feature Tuscan/Tiffany-style letters, as an homage to the Montréal Royals. I wanted to put a little tribute in the main set somewhere. The Voyageur is the cap logo. The alternates are red and blue softball tops, with color balance flips for each application. I put the roundel on the red top, as a little means of differentiation. The second set of uniforms are special events sets. The Jackie Robinson Day outfit homages the 1946 Montréal Royals' home uniform. The Canada Day/SJB Day jersey is an adaptation of my Expos design. This concept was a fun little experiment in trying to tap into French Canada's history and the aesthetics of late 1960's/early 1970's Quebecois aesthetics. C+C is greatly appreciated. Up next, we Meet the Mets! 1 Jonah Keri, Up, Up, and Away: The Kid, the Hawk, Rock, Vladi, Pedro, Le Grand Orange, Youppi!, the Crazy Business of Baseball, and the Ill-Fated but Unforgettable Montreal Expos (Toronto: Vintage Canada, 2015), 14-15.
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    Braves throwbacks also look beautiful.
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    Thanks for the C+C guys, I appreciate it! Thank you! I thought you'd like the shield, as I am one of the few people here who remembers that Nordiques concept you made here a few years ago. I had a feeling I wouldn't be winning you over on the new cap logo. Still, I've taken you comments (small fleur-de-lis and odd curves) to revise my logo to both better match the curved serifs of the typeface and to look a bit more natural. I've also promoted the shield to primary logo/uniform patch status, as I do think it's a nice way to set the French Canadian Team apart. If you're worried about the road jersey of the Cubs, don't be. I'll be sticking to the 1958-68 style, albeit with a few modernizations (i.e. new patches, a rounded block NOB, etc.). Since I'll use a normal gray shade and no white in the stripes, it'll be different enough from these Expos. Thanks! I caught that little blooper, and I've fixed it in the update. Here is the update, with the new "M" logo, fleur-de-lis, and the promoted tertiary logo! I also removed the fleur-de-lis from the "M" on the shield, for clarity's sake and to remove redundancy. It still has the script "M's" character, while also looking more natural and fitting in with the Montréal typography. I'm going to get the alternate take up later today. Here's a little hint: both the Expos and the Minnesota Wild rejected this name.
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    Thanks for the kind words everyone. San Antonio Spurs Despite their success on the court the Spurs' unis have never done it for me. I think they're overstriped and a touch on the boring side so I simplified cuff striping and gave them a shorts pattern to semi match the shape of their primary logo. The alternate is called "the Riverwalk uniforms" based on the previous alternate logo's use of Fuchsia, orange, and teal, and to add a semi-regular touch of color to a dark and drab color scheme.
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    I think that’s a good way to put it. I get that it’s supposed to be a tribute as opposed to a true throwback, sorta like the college football version of a Winter Classic jersey or something, but the way they presented it in the video, while very cool, gave the impression that the player lacing up the uniform that Knute wore. With that said, I still think the uniform itself would have been more successful, even as a tribute, if it was more vintage looking. The modern touches are an odd way to tell this story, at least to me.
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    I've been bogged down with the Arizona Diamondbacks so I'll just get going on the rest of the NL West. Let's start with the Colorado Rockies. I've opted here for the blue/red/gold color scheme. I really loved the way Colombia and Venezuela used bright blue and gold in their WBC uniforms, so I've tried to carry that spirit over here. These are highly unconventional but I think the bright colors really bring it together. C&C as always! Enjoy!
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    Regarding Notre Dame, I think something that needs to be considered is it is a "tribute" uniform, not a "throwback." The helmet and cleats were meant to represent the leather articles worn in the 1930s. The jersey was meant to represent one of the greatest men in Notre Dame history. I'm not saying it's right or wrong, just think it might be an important differentiation. I agree with the gold numbers being out of place, but solely because of the hype video used. The superimposed 1930s player over the 2017 uniforms was very forced. It worked with the cleats and helmets, naturally, but seeing white numbers ghosted then the gold peaking through was enough to annoy me. I like the uniforms overall. It's not without it's issues, though.
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    Sacramento Kings Only a few Tweaks to my previous set Association Icon Athlete Community I promise there i will be posting more often than i have, I'm working on a few different teams right now and still deciding between sets for them.
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    Okay, this is the next draft. I've darkened the outline blue, lightened the colour behind the tongue. and changed the eye a bit to make it a bit smaller, sharper, and hopefully a bit meaner looking
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    That uniform could be the brown pinstripes.
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    Portland Trail Blazers The Blazers have one of those rare things in sport where they have a thing that they truly own. The sash, the asymmetrical shorts, the abstract logo - it's all so striking and perfect and theirs and so for that reason I didn't do a lot that their most recent update didn't do. The only differences are the old font has been straightened and given outlines, the unnecessary and cluttering silver has been removed, and I created a white home alternate utilizing their logo as inspiration.
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    Carolina Raiders Unveil Identity The newly relocated Carolina Raiders finally ended weeks of speculation when they unveiled their logo and uniforms for their inaugural season in Charlotte. The logo features a skull wearing a pirate hat in the team colors of black, red, and white, a scheme carried over from when the team played in Ottawa. The road jersey is black with silver and red trim and a pirate flag design featuring the team name on the bottom, while the home whites mirror the same style. "Given the faced-paced situation we're in, we didn't have a great deal of time to come up with a design. All things considered, I think it looks good and I think the fans will like it" said Raiders owner John Millbrook.
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    I think they went too far on these. The helmet and cleats are definitely the right concept, but the jersey itself should be more of a true homage, with solid white numbers and little else. The shoulder piping and sleeve print are the least vintage thing they could have done. They could have gotten away with ND on the sleeve, but they cluttered up the front with a triangle of big logos instead. Grey facemasks and no names are their thing, so why are they abandoned on a uniform that's supposed to represent ND heritage?
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    S***! Fixing the Bucks the now. Pacers Did a crazy thing with the Pacers - actually used a racing element in their uniforms. Also, the alternate utilizes the speeding ball from the logo. We'll call that the "heritage" uniform or whatever.
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    Looks like the Astros got the A's to wear the proper road hat.
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    In 2007, the Thunderbolts again modernized their look changing up the striping and adding very 2007-ish piping. The gold alternate was also updated: 2007-2017 2007-2017 Alternate In 2008, the Thunderbolts faced the Buffalo Nickels in the Winter Classic and wore these uniforms: 2008 Winter Classic In 2017 when Adidas took over, the design carried over without the piping and with a new font: 2017-Present
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    Magnifique! The name is great and the secondary logo is very cleverly done. One small nitpick is that the canoe paddles on the tertiary look like spoons. Try adding little nubs to the ends of the paddles. Heck, it might even make them look like canoe paddle/baseball bat hybrids, which could be fun.
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    Nice. They should use that logo full-time.
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    Okay last team and it is the Atlantic Schooners, the failed Atlantic coast based CFL team from the 80's. Jerseys have the 4 maritime provinces flags on the back to represent the region they represent as well as the maritime map of the provinces on the alternate.
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    That Sonics logo is fantastic
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    Yes. We have to put up with at least two years of people talking about sore thumbs.
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    The University of Cincinnati built and raised the $85M for their 2015 renivation/expansion which included a new press box, new concession areas, 35 suites, and 1,100 club seats. Why should they really want to bend over? The West Pavilion, thenew suite tower, has rentable spaces through Conference Services, including the suites. http://www.uc.edu/eventservices/venues/wpavilion.html Remaining at Nippert, FC Cincinnati has the following revenue restrictions: *Zero on-campus parking revenue, which basically means zero total parking revenue *50% of the concession revenues, which is 50% of UC's cut from whatever was made by them. *No naming rights *Little advertising revenues *Cannot book outside events *Limited suite revenue outside of the ticket price.
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    Thank you so much! I could try a navy bill (or maybe even a copper) but something appeals to me about the all-white. Thank you! I appreciate it. Haha yea, hopefully this wouldn't come out quite as gold-looking. Thank you though! Ah yea, those make sense. I still tend to prefer "Senators" though. Thanks, I appreciate it! Thank you! I was thinking about adding outlines to the stripes, since it looks so good in your set. I'll add that in the final update, as it does look kind of plain as-is. Now, it's outtakes time! I'm gonna start with some of the expansion teams that hit the cutting room floor at one point or another: Expansion Teams -The Oklahoma City Bison -The Louisville Bats -The Charlotte Knights -and the San Antonio Missions As you probably are able to tell, some identities made it further into the process than others, but all were at least considered at one point. Most of these were made to occupy either the AL Central or East. Now, just some other bits and pieces from around the league, going in alphabetical order: Logos, Uniforms, and Color Schemes -A Friday Alt set for the Rockies that incorporates more light blue, as well as a purple and green scheme. Be on the lookout for something like that come the final updates. -A Tigers road set that uses orange accents, much like the Durham Bulls, and Old English numbers. This is also a peek at the new template that will be used. -A bunch of different options for Las Vegas, including a "Las Vegas" script for the away and an "LV" monogram. Here are the different uniforms that included those options. Also, some wordmark colorings. -A lot of different color scheme options for the Angels, one of which will be somewhat close to what you'll see in the final update. And a set (inspired by @SFGiants58's alternate Rays take but transformed to resemble rays of a halo) that admittedly leans too much into the yellow. -Some color options for Nashville as alternatives to orange & light blue. Top right was eventually chosen. -A maroon & mint Portland set. -And lastly, the original royal & copper @Lights Out set and a red & navy set I was deciding between for the Senators. The other outtakes you all have mainly seen already, namely the Cardinals, Mariners, Rays, and Pioneers. This is kind of fun to show you some of my scrapped ideas, I should be starting the final updates sometime this weekend, going by division. I'm gonna give myself a bit more time between each post, I'll post when I'm free. Thanks for following!
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    Why? The Yankees, as may be suspected, control Yankee Stadium. Once they were brought in to the NYCFC ownership group, that satified the stadium requirement. The Yankee Stadium situation is directly analogous to Seattle and Atlanta. I'm trying to figure out why you think this is at all the same FCC being a mere tenant, renting their stadium from a totally unrelated college.
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    Mariners makes the most sense, as it fits with Portland's maritime history and harkens back to the AHL team of the same name. After that, I'd go with Puffins. It's a unique name that ties into Portland's coastal location and would lend itself to an attractive logo. Lumberjacks, while fitting for Maine overall, doesn't really speak to the Portland market's maritime culture. Wild Blueberies is just plain asinine. As for Watchmen, if the team wants to adopt a name that will serve as a tribute to the 65 historical lighthouses in Maine, it should opt for Beacons. That said, if the team does end up selecting Watchmen, I want the franchise's first player to be sent to the penalty box to turn to the off-ice official serving as the attendant and say, "I'm not locked in here with you. You're locked in here with ME!"
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    I want Puffins to win. It's a cute bird and we need more cute bird mascots out there.
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    This is excellent. It's a smart, classy update of the Expos old look, and while I do have a soft spot for their classic logo, I recognize it's a little dated. This new logo you've designed is much more timeless. Can't wait for the alternate take, as it has the potential to be just about anything!
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    More likely that SD fans will either... - Become Ram fans just to spite the Spanoses. - Hop on 30 other bandwagons. or... - Give up on the NFL altogether.
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    I think this is an incredible series so far and I just reactivated my account here because I wanted to let you know. There is so much creativity and realism here with the league histories and especially the team identities. Each one is colorful, classy and well executed. My favorites are New Orleans and San Francisco. The Jester fleur-de-lis looks amazing and the home and away are quirky but not over the top. The Jailbirds are so unique. I have never seen a San Francisco team concept based on Alcatraz before and it works so well. Omaha and Illinois are also very strong identities. I love the Abe Lincoln logo and the orange and blue color scheme. Keep up the great work. I will be following along closely.
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    I feel that SD fans will still follow due to the fact that they believe the team will return, sooner rather than later.
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    They should have put a thin gold outline on the horns and pant stripe.
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    They really should have gone with navy masks. The horns get lost in all that white. I thought it when the decision was made and feel more strongly about it now that I've seen them in action.
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    I think the gold for the Mariners looks much better, along with the powder road. The Rangers also look really nice! I really like your form of drop shadow, especially on the home & away. My only suggestion would be to straight exchange white for blue on the alternates, as the added white that is there currently makes it seem kind of muddled. Great job though!
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