andrewharrington

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  1. NBA Changes 2017-18

    It is a bit jarring, but it seems to match the color of their logos better.
  2. Jacksonville Jaguars rumored for new uniforms in 2018

    The old one felt like an icon; it felt custom. The new one lacks that. It feels almost like a cell from an animation, not like a logo. I think a lot of it has to do with the over abundance of detail (all the hair in those spots!). I’m not saying it’s a bad illustration by any means, only that it’s not as successful for its intended purpose.
  3. College Football Uniforms - 2017 Season

    I don't think "pop" is the right word. That would be really subtle. :-)
  4. NBA Changes 2017-18

    The fact that it’s come up like this is a good example of a design element that’s not executed very well. Some design elements are indeed meant to be subtle and discoverable, but this is meant to be seen, and it’s hard to see.
  5. Jacksonville Jaguars rumored for new uniforms in 2018

    I wholeheartedly agree. Was the old one perfect? Eh, no, but the new one looks like you can buy it from a place called vectorgraphicwarehouse.com, which is to say, it feels very stock and universal.
  6. I agree. Something about the two different stripe patterns gave it visual depth and interest. The two-stripe design on everything feels overly matchy and accentuates the issue of the red jersey having two white stripes while all the other elements have two red stripes.
  7. New Orleans Saints - A Uniform Odyssey

    Yes, those numbers do have thin gold trim. As leopard88 noted, it wasn’t uncommon for teams to wear “simplified” mesh jerseys in the beginning of the year.
  8. College Football Uniforms - 2017 Season

    I like the continuation of this idea, but carbon fiber seems forced here. I appreciate that they tried to match the textures on an F-35 pilot’s helmet, but given that they put the aircraft markings on it, I think flat grey would have looked a little better.
  9. NHL 2017-18

    Thank you. I think the most important thing to understand is that while many of us here focus on the creative side, the team may see it slightly differently, and people have to create within those goals and parameters set by the team. Now, of course, we can all let loose using our own relative expertise what went right and what went wrong, what could have been better, etc., but there’s almost always a reason. Get past the visceral reaction and think about why they chose to do what they did. I don’t remember all the circumstances, but they obviously care enough to have a unique shoulder mark, so unlike some teams, they feel it’s important to have a second mark that appeals to people. They had the foot for years and visually, it works with the brand, but would the team have even briefed a new shoulder patch if foot merchandise was flying off the shelves? Do they want something they don’t have, for example, a mark that symbolizes their home state more clearly instead of their team name or mascot? Something that has more universal recognition and appeal, that can reasonably be worn even if you’re not a huge Avs fan? I do remember the design process was months long. No one just came in and said, “Let’s put the Colorado C on there and call it a day.” There *was* (and always is) a full creative process no matter how simple the outcome looks. It just so happens that after looking at dozens of options and variations, that’s where they ended up.
  10. Norfolk Admirals unveil new logo

    True, but for a team called the Admirals, in the home of the Atlantic fleet, I think this works, especially for a minor league. It’s costume, and it’s fun, and I find it much more appropriate than a more serious camo/combat/Battle of the Bulge/Wounded Warrior/et al uniform. I think it’s maybe a touch too literal, but I don’t get the sense that it’s trying to be anything more or less than it is.
  11. Norfolk Admirals unveil new logo

    I’d probably agree. I think it needs white numbers if the logo has that much white, and I think it might make more sense for the primary crest to just be the center disc as it used to be. I love the shoulder boards and the captain stripes, though, and as a logo, this is far better than the wordmark with the anchor behind it from the previous page. The L is a basic training gym sock for cryin’ out loud.
  12. NHL 2017-18

    That’s part of my point. It’s an icon that transcends the team and thus has an even broader appeal, whether it’s the familiar state flag icon or the team-appropriated version.
  13. NHL 2017-18

    100% disagree, and I think real life backs me up.
  14. NHL 2017-18

    The C. Without question. Most adults refrain from wearing “xtreme” apparel.
  15. NHL 2017-18

    The burgundy is not just there to define the shape. It’s clearly fur, and probably disproves your “footprint in the snow” theory.