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    Honestly, I really don't get why it's such a huge deal to many on here if a jersey template has already been used by some other adidas team at some point. That whole "cookie cutter argument" is a tired and petty trope. As long as a design suits the club well, looks nice and makes it unique in MLS, what gives? Nobody's gonna mistake the Dynamo for Bayern Munich because they also had tonal stripes in a previous season. Just like nobody mistook them for the German NT when they both shared a chevron design. Don't get me wrong: If some trends go overboard, like all the grey and BFBS kits this year, hells yeah, let's bash that. If a design violates your receptors, romp-and-stomp it and pluck the eyes out of anyone who disagrees. But demanding manufacturers to reinvent the wheel every single time for every single kit, for every single team, for every single season, that's just asking for too much. That's not about high standards or customer first, that's just being a spoiled, entitled gnat. Go and knit your own damn artisan hippie jerseys!
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    The M crossing outside the v-neck area is really bugging me.
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    The old D has always looked way too small. This improvement was long overdue.
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    Not a bad look for the Irish.
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    i had some “bologna skins” on my first truck, but that wasn’t on purpose. living dangerously
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    I wouldn't call it knee-jerk. PJ Fleck's uniform touches are glaring and don't simply fade out of your cognizance as you become inundated with them. I would call reactions to things like the Lions wordmarks in their sleeve stripes knee-jerk. That's because while they are kind of weird and could be done without, I really don't think about them when I'm watching the Lions play and can judge the uniform as a whole without paying much mind to them. Fleck's dumb oar crap, though? I can't not see the Gophs now (or any Fleck-led team from the past) and ignore the fact that their once-decent uniforms have been degraded useless tributes to Fleck's own hubris. No other coach acts like this. He ignores common sense principles of sports branding in favor of his crummy self-promotion of his shmuck slogan and that is unacceptable. Why should anyone who is uninitiated have to look at any of these uniforms for the first time and wonder "Why do these teams that have absolutely zero nautical ties in their school's identities have oars pasted all over them?" I can't believe that these schools let him get away with this and that Nike has to bow to him like this. It doesn't help that these uniforms and all of their combinations have turned out, against all odds, to be just as boring to look at as they are gaudy. And what's with them mixing athletic gold elements with metallic gold ones and somehow having the nerve to play it off in their press material like they are the same shade? What a farce of sports design.
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    Twins have Matte batting helmets with raised logos
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    Up next, the Blue Jays. From @Paul Lucas: Ô Canada!!! That was the idea behind this concept for “Canada’s Team.” Actually, it’s pretty much the Toronto city flag. This design features a zippered front and the ‘Toronto’ script reminiscent of the 1952 Toronto Maple Leafs road uniform, thanks to @Discrimihater.
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    The NFL? The second league that adopted and abandoned the “draft” ASG format before the NBA adopted it? As far as the NHL goes? Granted, the NHL is run by idiots and/or criminals, but the NBA is getting far more credit as a “fun” league than it deserves. And no, I’m not talking about the “should we celebrate benign and fun brands or not?” discussion. I just don’t see how a league playing to see who gets to lose 4 games to 1 to the Warriors in the Finals is particularly compelling. It’s a damn shame that no one’s paying attention to the NHL. If they did then might see a competitive and compelling league, at least as far as the on-ice product goes. And hey. I don’t like the fact that I came into the NBA thread to rain on everyone’s parade, but when everyone collectively forgets that the NHL did a thing people are tripping over themselves to praise the NBA for? And when the NBA fans react to this fact being pointed out with “lol hockey sucks”? Well that makes me feel a bit better re: the parade raining.
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    You should see Elway embracing the latest dance trends!
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    I didn't realize that's what that was. I thought you were basing it on a guayabera.
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    I absolutely loved what New Era started in Minnesota at the 2014 MLB All Star Game by designing special All Star caps that honored the host team. The potential was set up for new caps every year on All Star night to tell a different story about a host team's uniform history or local culture, while also allowing the game a rare chance to have some fun and get creative with their usually sacrosanct brands -- not to mention increasing merchandise sales in the process. Unfortunately, that was a trend that only lasted two seasons. So in an effort to show what could have been, each season I take it upon myself to continue what New Era once started and design my own city-centric concept caps for the MLB All Star Game. For the 2018 ASG in Washington D.C., I dipped into the city's baseball past to help inspire the cap design, while also taking cues from that time period and D.C.'s world-famous cherry blossoms to create a campaign that celebrates the nation's capital as well as the national pastime. To view the entire cap collection along with additional merchandise, plus a look inside the design process and inspiration, visit my website.
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    Like the product on the floor (super teams) the NBA uniforms are a joke. It's all about money, the hell with all tradition, and even common sense. Very disappointed coming from Nike, an american brand. And then they claim stuff like pride, heritage and tradition, when in fact they sh** all over it
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    I disagree, the old D is classic.
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    One of two things: He's working on the XFL night and day to create an amazing clash of the near-titans below the NFL. Whoever wins, fans of football win. The authors are human beings like you and me with their own schedules. Either way, sit back and enjoy the plot as it comes.
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    This is like part discount redskins, part bad CCSLC concept design, and part 14 year old using the fill tool and posting it to instagram. Holy high hell what a joke.
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    Yeah he doesn't exactly come across as a cunning business man in all this and his operation isn't even two bit. The whole thing is really ham-handed. I mean, they scolded Columbus fans for how difficult they're making it to relocate! He should hire some new attorneys, though, I really hope he doesn't because his current team is a bumbling group of dips****. The MLS2ATX social media campaign they tried to pass off as a grassroots effort when it was obviously their own creation is basically dead and very few people inside Austin seem all that interested in a MLS team. Meanwhile in Columbus, fangroups are doing a better job proving him wrong than he is of proving himself right. I think two things are true in this: 1. Precourt thought Austin would be more welcoming than they have been and 2. he thought it'd be easier to move out of Columbus than it has been. He's a very wealthy moron who's spent his life moving piles of daddy's money around from one place to another. I have zero respect for him. The ransoming of the Columbus Crew may work out to further bolster his wealth, but he'll always just be some rich kid who bought a soccer team.
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    My white '67 isn't lonely anymore. Went full old school with long sleeves on this one. It's hard to find good color shots of the black '67s but it seems to compare pretty favorably in terms of the gold.
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    Yeah B-mer...I'm happy with the latest version...I'll have the away uni up soon. Thanks. I appreciate that, 30...The C&C's been great and helps me in the development. Seattle Evergreens ...A bit of a late-comer to the Battle. I wasn't fussy on the name to start, but it's kinda grown on me. It'll probably get shortened to "'Greens", as in "GO Greens GO"...but that's OK. The primary is fairly straight-forward. I thought I'd have a bit o' fun in the secondaries with a couple of cartoon characters..."Twig-With-A-Twig" and "SQUIRREL!" (maybe potential mascots). SQUIRREL!'s tail forms an "S"... I know...yet another green uniform...but ya gotta go green with "Evergreens". Colours are silver, white and shades of green. I thought that "Evergreens" would also suit a plaid-style look, but I used a different pattern than i used with the "Sawbucks". The idea was to have 3 brighter lines on the arms to tie in with the logo's letter "E"...
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    If the Dolphins really insist that they don't want to go with the throwbacks.
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    Yeah, they're dropping teal for black. Sorry dude. I wonder if they're adding a helmet to the dolphin and shoulder stripes to the jersey to make them more like the beloved throwbacks.
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    Thank you guys... Surfer, it's great to hear that I "inspired" you to get better at illustrator. Good luck with it and thanks for letting me know! You might be right h, although I think that somehow, "Metropolitans" is still in the running. Thanks Bruins...I'm planning a "funky quirk" sort of thing with the alts later... I have a little more respect for the name after I read this excellent article on the Mets in the NY Times (here). It's quite the story of how the Patricks basically put together a team of hockey mercenaries and then demolished the Montreal Canadiens to be the first team in the U.S. to win the Stanley Cup..."in Seattle of all places!" Thank you B-mer...I'm thinking of using the Seahawks colours on the Totems... Hello darkp!... I agree with you on your sec logo observation. I've made a change... I hear you Zeus...I've beefed-up the waist stripe and changed the secondary. Thanks. It's a good debate guys...How many established logos wouldn't fly in today's market. Many wouldn't make it past the first sketches! The old Mets' "S" defies all modern design principles. darkp's right on this one. the "S"'s history makes it a contender in spite of its ungainliness. Okay...you guys are right... the sec doesn't match the primary. I kinda took the easy path which doesn't work so I went back to the drawing board and had another look at some "ArtDeco" elements... After reading the above-mentioned article, I figured that the nod to the "Metropolitans" was just as much an acknowledgment to the event, as it was to the team... so I created more of a "Tribute" logo, featuring the year of the historic Stanley Cup win, a couple of crossed hockey sticks, and the letters "M" and "S". I also tightened up the primary a tad... I beefed up the striping on the unis...they were looking a little too "Leaf-ish", so I put the side-arm stripes up on the shoulders... The 1920-ish vibe could be an interesting look for promotions, merch, etc.... I photo-shopped up a "Rocketeer" poster to demonstrate...
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