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About andrewharrington

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  1. NFL in LA Uniform Speculation

    left the guy on the left in the regular uniform so you could compare and contrast always felt like there was too much yellow on that jersey and that flipping the numbers to white was a very easy solution. I really like how this looks. just for giggle times I took out the white stripe on Bradford's pants to see what that would look like. I think if you're going to go that route it's still better just to use a single thick bold stripe rather than two small stripes. thats much better. with the white stripe, your eye is attracted to it because it's the element that contrast the most and there is no other white in the uniform. take it away and the uniform is much more balanced. from top to bottom, you now have a uniform with great unity and rhythm - there isn't anything that is out of place. its a nice use of yellow-blue from top to bottom. but, for a better palette and more contrast, i personally like the numbers in white like the example before. The white needs to go from the pants, and yes, a single stripe would look better given the weight of the helmet and shoulder graphics. The white numbers make the white pant stripe passable, but 1. the whole getup looks a bit dated and 2. it ceases to look like the Rams. I'd be much more inclined to keep the yellow numbers and switch the pants to white with a blue and yellow stripe. There is a whole lot of blue and yellow in that uniform and altering the color ratio is something to be explored. Lastly, I much prefer the standard shoulder loops that were worn in the blue and white era. The horns on the shoulders illustrate perfectly the concept of "too much of a good thing." They're redundant, for one, and no ram has four horns to begin with, let alone horns on its shoulders. P.S. I agree on the use of black. Black is often thought to be a bad companion to other dark-valued hues, but if you carefully and thoroughly incorporate it into your design, it can most definitely add interest. It's not traditional (though traditional American style always dictated black shoes and belts with navy blue suits), but if you own it as your driving concept, back can certainly work with navy blue, brown, dark green, etc. Problems arise when a random black element infiltrates a design otherwise devoid of it, like the Vikings' facemask or the Chiefs' and 49ers' logo detailing.
  2. Atlanta in MLS

    I think the reason it's there is so the A is separated from the stripes in the one color version. After looking at it, The lettering is slightly different from my final version. The A should be a little wider, and the round letters (O, S, C, etc.) should be a tiny bit taller. It was also designed to be tracked out a bit as it is in the crest. I think it looks best that way. There are also specific versions of each letter that are shaped to fit with other letters (you can see how this was done on the AT and TA combos in the crest).
  3. Atlanta in MLS

    Yes, it's my concept I made back in November. Thanks for the compliment. If you want to check out the concept, click here. You can see the progression of the design and also the inspiration. Nothing stands out to me, and based on the E I'd wager that it's a custom font. I originally thought that the two stripes could be part of the Adidas stripes, but I can't say that with confidence now since they seem to stand on their own (that and they wouldn't show kits this early in the process). Since that seems to be the case, I'd say that it would be a part of the identity. That's what I was thinking. No idea on the font, and I do agree that somehow those stripes are significant. They could mean stripes literally in the crest, or stripes on the kit. Who knows. Exciting time to be a soccer fan in Atlanta! The font is custom. I didnt create the original bones or aesthetic of the font, but I did the final comb-though to get all the letterforms and typographic details just right. It's not very flashy. It's a dignified style with what I see as cues from old industrial letterheads and hand painted building signage, but cleaned and stripped of the vintage decoration in favor of crisper lines and a curvilinear structure thats smoother and more geometric. I really like it.
  4. Pittsburgh (and Philadelphia!) P

    The P shirts are back on Cotton Bureau for baseball season! The ever popular Pittsburgh P (gold on black) is back for a fifth run, I think (I can't keep count anymore). Philadelphia P is also back, this time in retro Phillies colors (light blue on burgundy) or Philadelphia civic colors (light blue on gold). This will be the final run for Philadelphia P because it simply doesn't sell very well. I just wanted to make sure I got all the color combinations out before it bit the dust.
  5. Pittsburgh (and Philadelphia!) P

    5 days left. Pittsburgh P will be printed, but Philadelphia P needs 5 more to make the cut...
  6. Pittsburgh (and Philadelphia!) P

    Everyone's favorite piece is back up on Cotton Bureau, including (for the first time) the oft-requested Flyers' version.
  7. For the Pittsburgh people (and now, definitely, the Philadelphia people)...

    Pittsburgh P is back up for a fourth time. It's now a black tri-blend tee with a softer, water-based print and is also available on a hoodie and as a crew sweatshirt. Philadelphia P is finally up for the first time. The first run is on a grey tri-blend in classic kelly green. Also available on a hoodie and crew as well.
  8. Kennesaw State '15 football uniforms (UPDATE: Photo of full uniform)

    They just need to change the helmet logo so it's either solid black monogram or a silver monogram with a black outline. I don't like multiple putlines to begin with, but I'm especially not a fan of the gold logo with black and silver outlines here. As you can see on the polos, at small sizes or at great distances, the logo looks like mud; as if it's a black smudge on a bright gold polo.
  9. Charlotte Hornets?

    That's one option. Another would be to make the name red. Most people would object to that because of legibility/contrast, but I see the name as non-essential. It's icing on the cake to me, and so I don't really care if it's as legible as the team name or numbers. I'm more concerned with it working with the rest of the design. I liked when Oregon did the black on black names. The third option would be to do a two color name, but that gets cumbersome on a basketball jersey because there's so little real estate. it works better for football, hockey and baseball.
  10. Charlotte Hornets?

    I guarantee you that a white outline (purple and teal unis) and teal outline (home) on the numbers would make it 1000% better.I'm honestly thinking Adidas is being cheap. (I know Jordan designed it but im sure Adidas made the call on the number outline) Just curious what evidence is leading you to that brilliant conclusion. For real. If a team supplies a design, it's executed as they provide it as long as the capabilities exist to replicate it. The only difference between single-color and multi-color numerals on a Rev30 jersey is the color of the outer twill layer. The construction is exactly the same no matter if it's a one-, two- or three-color number: a mesh centeral area satin-stitched to a twill perimeter. This is the first example I've seen in the NBA, though, where the twill perimeter is the same color as the number as opposd to the same color as the jersey background (the college jerseys were always like that). Here you are: and here's how they'd look if they matched the wordmarks For me, the bottom version is preferable between these two. I don't generally like the flipping of the fill and outline between the elements. I actually prefer the single-color numerals, though, if only because they are more unique and unexpected than treating them with an outline like the lettering. I like mixing single- and multi-colored elements, provided the single color element is the same color as the outline of the multi colored element. If it's the other way around, it looks unfinished to me (picture a a blue number outlined in gold, but just a plain blue name with no outline). For example, this looks good to me because the weight of the lettering works with the weight of the outline and feels like the proper finishing touch: But this feels unfinished, like the lettering is missing the outline. The scale relationship between the trim and the lettering is lost when the colors are flipped:
  11. New Clippers logo/identity?

    The signal flag for C is a red stripe flanked by two blue stripes. That's why I think this uniform was genius (even if accidental). It would be much crisper looking if the outlines on the lettering and numerals were removed, however.
  12. For the Pittsburgh people (and now, definitely, the Philadelphia people)...

    The shirt is back up for a few more days on Cotton Bureau, so if you haven't gotten a Pittsburgh one and you need one, here's the link:
  13. 2014 FIFA World Cup

    Well, just look at the crests. The ones, that are under Adidas-Sponsorships (Germany, Spain, Argentina, Mexico) have their original retro logos. The other ones just have some fake concept logos on the chest. The other thing is that not every licensing agreement is exclusive. Just because an on-field deal is with Company A doesn't always mean that Company B can't produce merchandise for that team, for example. There may also only be certain assets that are exclusive to Company A, such as a specific logomark.
  14. 2014 FIFA World Cup

    I think Nike's soccer design team is in the Netherlands.
  15. San Jose Earthquakes Unveil New Logo and Uniforms

    The red is mainly for heritage use (notice how it highlights the word "heritage" and is heavily used on all the 40th anniversary stuff).