andrewharrington

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    New York Jets are confirmed to be getting new uniforms in 2019

    Definitely the former. 99% of people look good in a solid colored garment regardless of what the typeface on it looks like. Not even a solid typeface can make colored armpit panels look good on Average Joe.
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    NBA Changes 2018-19

    Years and years of textile science R&D that everyone loves to hate on. Kidding aside, I think fabric as a tech and display medium is going to be a big part of the future. Imagine being able to fold your phone up like a lens cloth and stuff it into your pocket. Imagine a piece of fabric that unfolds and is a usable keyboard for your tablet. Imagine never having to worry about breaking your thousand dollar device. This particular application could be fantastic as a design tool (imagine being able to design the uniform directly on an athlete’s body), but I can’t tell if it’s actual fabric tech or just a good projection of some sort. Another part of me is salivating at the potential for disaster when people start hacking their jerseys and putting the most obscene of things on them.
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    Islanders' Fishstick Prototype vs Production Differences

    It looks... like what I would imagine an Islanders affiliate would look like in the 1990s.
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    Bowling Green Hot Rods commemorate five years since Corvette sinkhole

    I missed it... because it’s not mentioned in the post I quoted... which was a post pertaining to its purpose in MiLB, not MLB.
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    Bowling Green Hot Rods commemorate five years since Corvette sinkhole

    But how many people care about an MiLB team’s dilution of their own brand when the act of dilution is often what makes the kids laugh and gets the parents to take the family out to the park for the “one night only” swag in the first place? The brand audience for an MiLB team compared to an MLB team is like a lemon compared to a bowling ball.
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    NHL changes 2019-20

    Occasionally, a team will send you an image or description and say, “This is what we want it to look like.” Coincidentally, that’s what happened with all three of those (SJ, CAR, and TB).
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    Los Angeles NFL Brands Discussion

    You’ve got it reversed. The outfitter might “suggest” ideas, but it’s the team who “lets” the outfitter execute those ideas (if they like them). If the team wants a royal blue helmet or if they want to add a hint of the growth ring detailing like the originals had, then it shall be. If they said not to touch them at all, then they’re going to remain the same. Simple as that. Side note: I think the 60s design below would be a great uniform for the team to start with. Essentially, it’s just a conversion of the sleeve horn into a shoulder stripe and their current home/road pants. Clean, minimal, and modern. Bringing in gold horns, a gold version of the pants and a blue and gold version of the top (maybe even a tastefully round number set as discussed) would be fit right in with the brief of “a modern version of the 70s/80s/90s throwbacks” and you could also wear it exactly as is in blue and white for a Fearsome Foursome throwback third.
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    NHL changes 2019-20

    The Wild do more fan research than probably any other team in the league, so rest assured that whatever they choose to do in the future, they will have done their due diligence to make sure their core fans are excited about it.
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    New York Jets are confirmed to be getting new uniforms in 2019

    Hipsters hate Starbucks, tho.
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    NHL 2018-19

    Early on there probably was, but they didn’t use any of that stuff. This design came in later and was heavily driven by the team.
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    NHL 2018-19

    It’s actually just a sublimated gradient on a shiny twill base. The effect turned out pretty nice. Much better than I expected. Reflective would be great, though. Perfect team to do it for.
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    Los Angeles NFL Brands Discussion

    I honestly don’t think they’ll keep the shoulder horns, and think the reason is it would make the new jersey too similar to the throwback. The general preference from a merchandising perspective is to have a marked difference between the two so that one doesn’t cannibalize the other in the market. I do think a number update would be welcome, though. The throwback numbers are fine, but they do have that “rec league” style like the Sixers’ numbers, and I think something more stylistically in tune with the curvaceous design of the horns would be welcome. I think a great solution could be as simple as a single color version of the St. Louis numerals, or something tastefully round like Virginia Tech’s numbers. If I’m putting money on it, though, I don’t expect to see that kind of restraint and more than likely it’s going to be an exercise in overthinking.
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    Seattle NHL Brand Discussion

    If no one owns it and no one’s using it, why shouldn’t he be able to file a trademark for it? It wouldn’t be fair to block a legitimate trademark filing simply because the requestor is an individual person rather than a large corporation.
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    NBA Changes 2018-19

    I definitely agree, but I still miss seeing those matchups once in a while. It shouldn’t take a finals appearance to see the two most iconic teams in the league in the uniform matchups that made them iconic in the first place. Even if that were to happen, we’d probably get some black Celtics and pinstripe Lakers jerseys thrown in just because it’s 2019.
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    Lawsuit Can Proceed for Owners of St Louis Rams Merchandise

    But the act of securing a plan for a new stadium requires them to stay? It’s a business. They fulfilled their end of the deal and then they went to the city where they wanted to be/gave them the best terms for a new deal. End of story. Companies do this all the time.
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    Alouettes Kick-Off New Era With Revamped Logo, Uniforms

    Yeah. I’ll order it, too, but I’ll bet you $100 Airbnb won’t be one of the case studies in it. Also, I wasn’t talking about “edge” in the physical sense. It was a synonym for the bold, provocative design language that is present in Montréal’s mid century revival but absent from the Airbnb identity.
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    NHL changes 2019-20

    I love the idea of a black home jersey for the Lighting, and I like the idea of silver as their “light” color, but I neeeeed some blue.
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    Alouettes Kick-Off New Era With Revamped Logo, Uniforms

    Wow. You’re right. I must not have been paying attention to the design industry over the last ten years. Anyway, my point is that while both represent current trends, they are decidedly not cut from the same cloth and have little or no similarity in visual or emotional terms. Furthermore, one is based in a design movement that has a timeless longevity. The other, well, let’s just say I don’t think too many designers in 2050 are going to be buying a reissued hardcover of the Airbnb style guide for their bookshelves.
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    NFL changes 2019

    But make the jersey midnight green with silver numbers and all of a sudden it becomes a simple, modern take on the throwback, and a top 5 uniform in the league.
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    New York Jets are confirmed to be getting new uniforms in 2019

    You get an A+ in tactfully presenting your information to the class.
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    Alouettes Kick-Off New Era With Revamped Logo, Uniforms

    Airbnb is contemporary design language. Montréal’s identity is 100% rooted in mid-century design language. Looking at how the Airbnb identity is applied across the company’s consumer touch points, there couldn’t be less overlap between the two brands. Airbnb is purposefully designed with no edge; to be warm and inviting. Montréal, on the other hand is all edge, designed to be provocative and unapologetically bold. I was also talking with Brandon a bit about this, and I think one of the best things about it is its flexibility. If those trends die, this could very seamlessly evolve away from the outlines/uncomfortably bold blue and red look into something more traditional like a white helmet with a solid red bird and a return of the white shoulder loops and red sleeves.
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    Mid-season Uniform/Logo Changes

    They switched from standard block nameplate lettering to the Futura nameplate lettering they currently use.
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    NHL changes 2019-20

    I agree. The original version on the blue jersey actually bore some resemblance to a rink because it was white, but it’s kinda underwhelmingly composed beyond that. The stick is just kind of laying there, proportionally a bit small and thin. There’s so much nothing in the logo that you keep looking for the something, but it’s just not there. The “C” in the original mark is one of the biggest stretches of all time. If someone revealed that logo today and tried to claim it was a C, they’d get laughed out of the industry. The new one tries to address the issues, but I don’t think it works as well as it could. It’s not white, and while the stick has better presence, it’s angled so slightly that it almost looks accidental. The pile of outlines are unnecessary, and the C still leaves something to be desired, even though it’s more defined than the original.
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    College Baseball Uniforms - 2019

    Yeah. Definitely Windows 3.1-era.
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    NHL changes 2019-20

    I know the font is called Agency. I’m wondering what about it comes across as weak to you. The architecture of the design exudes strength and rigidity to me.