Ted Cunningham

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About Ted Cunningham

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  1. These projects are quite a bit of fun. I like seeing all the caps/helmets, etc. from a particular year lined up like this. It reminds me of the various mid-century Cubs programs that would show all the caps from the NL. One thing: is there a reason why the Pirates' cap is navy instead of black?
  2. If they have to wear something other than blue over blue over gold, then I really like this white over gold over white. It feels far more balanced than wearing blue over gold over blue (which seems more balanced like an alternate away uniform moreso than a home uniform; the lightest element is the jersey) or one of the other many combinations used since the new uniforms came out. I'm a traditionalist in many ways when it comes to my own personal taste in sports uniforms. But that doesn't mean I want all throwbacks all the time. I'd much prefer to have game to game uniform consistency throughout a single season, even if the uniform is modern. And I think that kind of consistency is most lacking in modern college football among all other sports, what with most schools now carrying three or four options for each of the three main elements of the uniform. Since 1980, WVU has been blue over blue over gold at home up until the last few years (with some very rare white pants-exceptions, like 2001 vs. VaTech). When looking at just that combination, the uniform really hasn't changed a lot since the Nehlen-era started. I think the newest WVU uniforms get a lot of flack and some of it is deserved. (The numbers could be fixed to look a little more like numbers, though I like Nike's explanation for them and they're far easier to read from the stands than the previous two iterations.) But it's not awful, especially when the team wears a well-balanced combination. I know that for the time being, it's not realistic to expect consistent uniforms across college football. But it'd be nice to have that game-to-game consistency. It would help make the transition between different uniform eras more palatable or seem more logical:
  3. That look kind of reminds me of the way the Eagles' numbers look on their practice jerseys: overly thick with no stroke. Like Gothamite said, it makes them less legible.
  4. It is quality or "craft" by no means, but I like the taste and branding of Genesee Cream Ale.
  5. A Eugenio VĂ©lez sighting!
  6. Roman Mars (of 99% Invisible fame) did a flag-focused TED Talk about bad design, using the flags of San Francisco and Milwaukee.
  7. A lot of great stuff here. 1964, in particular, looks very realistic. My only criticism would be that a few of the typefaces seem a little anachronistic (like 1958 in particular).
  8. While it didn't quite read as Arirona to me, a lowercase script z is such a fun letter. Have the tail from the A go through the loop on the z!
  9. Hell, this WVU fan likes it, even. What I don't like are the numbers on the new uniforms. Even though it provides some consistency with the sleeve stripes, double outlines or separated outlines (where the first stroke is the same color as the background; I'm going to call it "separated" for simplicity's sake) are, 99% of the time, an awful idea. Plus, the numbers themselves are just oddly shaped. They kind of remind me of Tennessee's last Adidas numbers. Curved on the insides and straight-angled on the outsides. But my biggest gripe is the the total lack of striping consistency across the uniform. White stroke on a blue stripe on the helmet, separated strokes on the sleeves and numbers on the jersey, and then no stripes (???) on the pants. It'd help immensely if the pants had stripes to match the helmet (not unlike the previous version--not an exact match, but the same idea). It looks very disjointed. All they really had to do was just put stripes on the previous set and harmonize the golds a little. Old: Proposed:
  10. These are fun! I really like that fauxback you did for Carolina. I understand that you've completed the series already, but for future reference/suggestions: the lines on your template are a little distracting since they're so dark. Nice work, Mike.
  11. 1) These are a delight to look at. Very well executed. 2) Where'd you get that script you're using for the team names? Are you hand-lettering those?
  12. A couple other decent abbreviations that run in somewhat the same vein include BKLYN and MPLS. Pittsburgh is even abbreviated PGH sometimes. I feel like these abbreviations stem back to before there was a standardized way of abbreviating things for the Postal Service. For instance, one sees the PGH abbreviation a lot from like 1910s and 20s (when the H was added back to the end of the city's name).
  13. The sash needs to be flipped on the backs of the jerseys, unless you intend them not to be continuous from front to back. This thread is a lot of fun. As a matter of fact, this is the first thread I've ever subscribed to. Keep up the good work!
  14. I like the updates to the logo, but I think they're too subtle to really be noticed. I think if you were to marry the shape and line weights of the current logo with the old logo's simplicity, you'd really be on to something. As for the uniforms, they're certainly acceptable if not a little plain or underwhelming. If you're incorporating grey into the scheme, why not have grey pants for the road? The red helmet over a white jersey/white pants combination seems a little off balance. Grey pants would help that. I definitely prefer this look to what they currently wear though. All in all, solid.
  15. I'm not a branding expert or designer by trade, so I may be talking out of turn here: However, is it that you know it's Alabama because of the logo? Or do you know the logo because it's Alabama? I.e. Alabama can get away with having so many logos because it's such a popular entity in college sports (mostly football, I'd guess). While I agree with the general idea--baseball teams should look like baseball teams and not just buy into the college athletic program's overarching identity package--I don't necessarily think that having six different logos for just athletics would help out with the majority of schools.