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    Thanks! That's a bit of what I was going for here. I even thought about designing a "Mr. Gotham" to go with the design, but I ruled it out. Anyway, here's a little rejigging of the outlining/keylining (thanks @MJD7 and @NicDB). NEW YORK GOTHAMS, PART II-B - Metropolitan Madness My original plan was to use royal/blue, for an exceptionally Mets-like identity (which had precedent for the baseball Giants). Here is the concept in that proposed color scheme. I've also done two versions based around the Mets' template (pinstripes at home, placket on road). This can also be my "What if the Mets chose the other old nickname of the Giants?" concept. Finally, here's my Giants' "New York" wordmark on my Mets concept. Why I love the Tuscan on an arc, the modified arched Giants/Pirates font looks fantastic. C+C is appreciated, as always! The Giants of Minneapolis, Minnesota (part of the Twin Cities) will be up soon!
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    Honestly, I think there's only reason why the Indians have kept this logo. The Wahoo logo may not represent a particularly good era of Cleveland baseball, but it represents a famous one. Immortalized in pop culture, frozen in amber.
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    I've never done NBA concept series like this before. I've only done court designs but never jerseys. Big shout out to Hoopladawg87 for sharing one of his templates with me, and to Daniel Ramone for creating it. This series is mostly a tweak of what teams were wearing during the 2017/2018 season. Home and roads only for now. I hope to finish it. Up first, the Philadelphia 76ers No major changes here. Just reverting the roads to red because blue looks a little boring them. Updating the wordmark to match the font on their 2017/18 City Jersey which I think makes the jersey looks less cluttered (thin wordmark makes more room for thick side panels). #2. Orlando Magic Inspired by the T-Mac era jerseys, as 90s as they are, I think the stars could work (if Atlanta's triangles are any indication of a watermark pattern would look like) and they're a more unique identifier than pinstripes (which I think are a little tired). I also switched the blue out for a darker shade which I think suits a Florida team more. Feedback welcome of course.
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    This series is a tribute to the Negro Leagues. Denied a place in segregated white baseball, African American players and businessmen/women formed their own teams and organizations. Though they faced grueling schedules, scarce resources, rampant racism on the road, the men and women who made the Negro Leagues built successful baseball teams that packed stadiums and generated some of the biggest stars of their era: Cool Papa Bell, Josh Gibson, and Satchel Paige. After Jackie Robinson and Larry Doby broke the color line and Black Americans signed with MLB clubs, the Negro Leagues went into slow and steady decline. In the past several years, we've seen Major League team embrace throwbacks from the Negro Leagues as event uniforms. Negro Leagues jerseys are popular sale items at retailers like Ebbett's Field Flannels. However, I have never seen a concept thread on this forum dedicated to the unique and exquisite sartorial style of Negro League clubs. This series was designed with a simple premise in mind: what if in 1947, not just Jackie Robinson the player but entire Negro League franchises were integrated as Major League clubs. Lock, stock, and barrel. Obviously this would create a ripple effect throughout the subsequent history of baseball. Some teams would move cities. Some expansion teams would never come into existence. Likely the concept of the AL and NL would be drastically different. The history of baseball as a business enterprise would no doubt be greatly affected by the presence of multiple African American club owners at the table. Here I strove to ponder what those teams might look like if they were still taking the field today and this presents a challenge greater than designing any specific logos or scripts. Perhaps the most important factor, especially prior to the present day, in a team's appearance was the opinion of ownership. It's why the Yankees still wear pinstripes. It's why the White Sox wore shorts in 1977. Even today, African Americans make up a tiny fraction of owners in professional sports. Michael Jordan of the NBA's Hornets is the lone majority owner of a major professional franchise. Thus, constructing a vision of what kind of influence African American ownership would have over more than half a century of uniform design requires a lot of speculation. Here I am limited by the fact that I am not myself African American. I cannot completely comprehend what changes, innovations, or trends would shape uniforms of the former Negro League teams over the intervening decades. Thus I must declare that what I have done is the best that my own limited powers and particular design tastes can produce. If I have failed or made gross errors in judgment or sensitivity, I ask to please make those frailties known. I pledge to make any and all adjustments necessary up to and including terminating the entire project. If nothing else, I will content myself with opening the door to greater discussion of Negro League uniforms as they, in my opinion, are well worthy of attention.
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    What is going on there, it looks like they added the center court logo to the free throw circle. It’s the parquet still, I just don’t understand what’s going on here
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    This doesn't make a bit of sense. As for XFL, is $75k really enough to lure someone to the league that doesn't genuinely think they're auditioning for an NFL team? And that's just the average - so if there's the "Jim Kellys" or "Steve Youngs" of the world making significantly more, then Average Joe is making less than 75K - so why even play? What's the incentive, other than putting off real life by a few more years? You're not going to get p ssy from being on the Birming Ham Fighters, you're not going to build up a 401(k), you're not going to make it to "da league", so what's the point?
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    If the Kachina set pushed the envelope of good taste, the desert-scape alternate crumpled it up and urinated on it.
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    We all know that the King of Utah gave them his blessing. Why does everybody harp on this?
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    Let me propose (again?) a sort of Jazz-Hornets-Bobcats for the OHL: Guelph becomes the Guelph Platers, the name of the original Guelph team (named for Guelph's then-thriving electroplating industry! I'm not entirely sure what electroplating is) which moved to Owen Sound, continued as the Platers, but changed their name to the Owen Sound Attack. Owen Sound becomes the Owen Sound Storm, which works because of the alliteration and the fact that a storm that developed over a body of water seems like a plausible local nickname. End result: you get a heritage OHL team name back, and you don't have a team called the "Attack," which sounds stupid when you're on defense or especially in goal.
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    We start off with the evolution of the Baltimore Elite Giants into the Baltimore Elite. In their own day, the Elite Giants had a bold black and red color scheme. So I've adapted that into a streamlined, simple uniform with a slender but bold "ELITE" script on the front of the jersey. The Elite Giants baseball patch remains as a tribute to the team's past. For the alternate, I used the Baltimore script from the early Orioles (since its close to the original Elite Giants script) added sleeve details reminiscent of the Baltimore city flag. C&C encouraged. Enjoy!
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    Talking purely about the logo’s aesthetics without talking about what it means is such a bad-faith exercise. You wouldn’t do that with any other logo. No analysis of the aesthetics of the Colorado Rockies “CR” interlock is complete without an acknowledgement of the fact it combines city name and team name. No analysis of Chief Wahoo is complete without an acknowledgement that it’s a horrifically racist caricature. You can’t talk about the bright red skin without talking about the bright red skin.
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    Portugal not in red makes zero sense.
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    So the club I work for, Sacramento Republic FC, just released their new “fifth anniversary” third kits today. https://www.sacrepublicfc.com/news_article/show/930292 Pretty basic black third kit, but it’s cool because I was actually heavily involved in the design process and creation of these. I started pretty early this year brainstorming with the graphic design department and we decided that out of a lot of crazy ideas we had, a black third kit was probably the easiest and had the best chance of selling quickly. A bit BFBS, but I’m actually really glad how it turned out. I made the suggestion that we should simplify the color scheme for the crest and my boss took that idea and ran with it. We got the initial crest samples in and I was blown away by how good they turned out. I was the first to create and see these, and I have been keeping them under wraps from just about everyone for nearly three months now. I spent a ton of hours behind a makeshift wall and putting in time after hours to guarantee these wouldn’t leak. Even most of our ownership group hadn’t seen these till today. This has been an absolutely awesome experience I’ve had with this club and it’s still a trip they’re actually paying me to do these kinds of things for them. I’ll post some pictures of the whole process. Here are a few more looks at the crest. Oh! I just noticed. One odd thing, though. This interesting hangar effect right here, doesn't exist. I remember this being a part of our earliest design process, but it got scrapped pretty quickly. Unless something changed in the four hours in between the last time I saw these and the release, this is an error on the part of the design team. Or, I'll get an e mail from my boss sometime tomorrow saying that I need to add this to the thousand or so jerseys we have. EDIT: Yup. That’s it.
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    Noted. Will add a Cowboys concept sans gradient later. Here is Houston: ...Kansas City ...and the Oakland Raiders.
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    Apparently, this is what the alternate logo would have been if the NBA didn't move the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte: https://www.ebay.com/itm/PROTOTYPE-DEMO-CHARLOTTE-HORNETS-2017-NBA-ALL-STAR-GAME-NEW-ERA-59FIFTY-HAT-/123014912605?hash=item1ca4429a5d%3Ag%3AUMkAAOSwp-Rachmg&nma=true&si=9zrMXKmyzlbFqmHzRwc%2BGeM%2BdQY%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
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    I would have preferred them to stick with the black and white ball all tournament. I'm a purist. Keep it traditional. Too many colours and versions of everything, just feeding into the instant gratification mindset we all have today.
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    So that's where the pyro money went.
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    I prefer this version Not as strong as it's home counterpart but at least there's some cohesion with the set. And with wahoo going away they really need add a feather or at least an outline to that boring C, if they're not going to come out with something new altogether. I love both the old I logo and the 70s C.
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    The legality of copyright or trademark infringement comes down to that, yes.. But the accusation of blatantly "ripping off a logo" does not come down to that at all.. They could be perfectly innocent, and still ordered to C&D due to CCSLC's IP regarding the logo, but that doesn't mean MLS ripped it off
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    There's way too many red flags flying here in this story for me to have a pitchfork and torch attitude towards Heimlich. From the Portland Tribune
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    Did Cardinals fans actually buy these jerseys? If you wore that and flew anywhere in the country no one would know what team it is. You'd probably get a couple "roll tide"s thrown your way. Or maybe even a "strong side! left side! strong side!" reference
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    Why embrace what's wrong with the current set while ignoring the things it does right? The Flyers have always used unique, curvy striping configurations. The sleeve and hem stripes on the Stadium Series would be better suited to a team like Red Wings or Maple Leafs. At the time their black alternate was certainly a straight colour-flip but if they brought it back now it would compliment the current set nicely while paying homage to the history of the team. Because those flaws are relatively minor and don't sink the otherwise perfect uniform set.
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