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  1. Digby

    MLS Kits 2019

    Which one is horrible, I’m only seeing an incredible Hull City kit here.
  2. Digby

    NBA Changes 2018-19

    I’m consulting the illustrations and I think the Wolves set is actually close to salvageable! Ideas: 1. The Minnesota wordmark looks great. The Wolves wordmark is just awkward and bloated when straight... but not bad at all on that gray city jersey from last year. So maybe arch that one and keep the Minnesota ones straight? 2. I’m partial to yoke stripes on basketball jerseys in theory but here, that thinner lower stripe is clutter. 3. Sneak some green outlines on that lettering. those three things alone and you end up with something that looks not dissimilar to the earliest Wolves jerseys, but not dated at all, either.
  3. Digby

    MLS Nashville unveils logo

    Woof, and those Nashville colors are not attractive. Were they picking out of an old faded Pantone book or what? Missteps all around.
  4. Digby

    MLS Kits 2019

    This just seems like a bit of an overcorrection, and probably the only thing in the past 10-15 years in which the league has swung back toward NA big four traditions and not further into global football ones. I've said this elsewhere but I wonder how much of it is the league seeing branding benefits in going more toward the classic white-with-colors-swapped template. I know when I first got into global soccer, the clash kits being totally different was a hard thing to get used to -- you learn the traditions of Arsenal wearing yellow with navy on the road, of course, but to the American interloper at first it was very weird. I know MLS has not prioritized converting the unconverted in recent years, but maybe this is part of going in that direction again? Like do they think it's confusing the marketplace to present Colorado as yellow and blue sometimes, Portland as black and red sometimes, New England as red sometimes? Better to pick one or two colors and own them through and through? I can just as easily pick this idea apart -- Vancouver and SKC's out-of-nowhere charcoal greys, Atlanta using "peach" instead of team-color accents on its white kit, every trend happening in the NBA. But still, a theory worth considering, maybe.
  5. Digby

    2019 MLB Changes

    I don't know what it is but that Twins roundel just makes me think of Ruby Tuesday or Applebee's or one of those other casual chain restaurants, and this is not a positive association.
  6. Digby

    NBA Changes 2018-19

    As Minnesota's new brand rolled out and even thinking about what we knew about it beforehand, it seemed positive and felt like a fresh, modern look that also called back to the local culture. But it just doesn't quite work. There are good ideas that are just poorly executed; this seems more like an idea that seemed good but then you get it down on the page and say "hmm, nevermind, this isn't it" and move on. Still, something was necessary to move on from the old one, at least. The Prince jerseys are gimmicky desperate garbage for simpletons that are dicey on principle.
  7. Digby

    MLS Kits 2019

    If "glitchy" is in this year I think I like LAFC's busted scramble TV signal version of glitchy the best.
  8. Digby

    Target new logo

    I've seen the lowercase wordmark on some of the small-format stores they've been opening in dense city areas and college towns. Would've been a fun way to delineate those from the big-box classic Targets.
  9. Digby

    NBA Changes 2018-19

    We collectively as a society need to come to an agreement on city name vs. team name letters as the monograms.
  10. Digby

    MLS Kits 2019

    It looks much better than the original leaks for that reason! My only wish is that the collar matched the (perfect) cuffs. The replica version missing those kinda ruins the kit for me, those little bits of navy are needed.
  11. Digby

    MLS Kits 2019

    That IS how it used to be in ye olden days, kind of. MLS following the "only change out of primary if there's a clash" seemed to pop up in the era of trying to be more like global leagues. Of course around this time there were many more colorful away kits -- Portland doing red for a while, the Colorado state flag years, New England going red for a spell, Toronto doing dark gray. So it's interesting that the pendulum seems to be swinging back in a more American tradition.
  12. Digby

    MLS Kits 2019

    "Black Diamond Kit." Embarrassing. At least use that as an excuse to use black trim elements or something. All this pomp and circumstance for a bunch of generic white kits with team-color trim is all too much.
  13. Digby

    MLS Kits 2019

    I'd actually really like that LA Galaxy kit if it was just regular stripes. The glitchy obsession they've got this year is a little bit Y2K and stupid. But regular stripes in two-tone navy is a really nice look and a nice change of pace for them.
  14. Digby

    MLS Kits 2019

    I'll go unpopular opinion and say I don't hate the Orlando kit. For years people complained about the Adidas stripes being intrusive; now they finally make the stripes tonal now and then and it's a problem. Also the pattern looks nice in that shade, though it does receive points off for being a year old and recycled. As long as Orlando's primary thing is going to be "purple" their kits will be simple and limited in variation.
  15. Digby

    MLS Kits 2019

    Colorado would be a great candidate for a differently colored "light" kit -- they've got the light blue as a brand color and that was their secondary for some time (worked great), and obviously the recent yellow kits as inspired by the state flag. Both great options! And if that background is anything to go by...Minnesota beat them to using "snow" as an excuse for white.