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  1. 2018/19 Soccer Kits

    Footy Headlines with a mockup of the Arsenal away kit: "Peacoat" is also what Puma called the dark navy on the 2016-17 cup kits. These look lighter than that, but it is a mockup and it's not next to a super-bright colour here.
  2. 2018/19 Soccer Kits

    I think you're right. The blue pattern looks denser closer to the bottom of the sleeves.
  3. Wideright imagines the AAF

    Given how this thread is playing out, I've moved it to the Sports Fan Fiction subforum.
  4. 2018/19 Soccer Kits

    Man ... Puma is often just one design element away from getting me to drop my entire savings on Arsenal kits. This year, it's the white band on the collar. Next year, it looks like it's going to be the sleeve stripes. The heather pattern is nice, and was well received on this year's third kits, and I can even live with the crew neck, but those stripes but the heck out of me.
  5. International Football 2017-2018

    Wow. Wow wow wow. I'm just kind of stunned. I mean, I knew this day was coming, but it still feels like it came out of left field. I always believed Wenger deserved to leave on his own terms, and at least on the surface, that appears to be what he is doing. Obviously the club has known about this for some time and probably has some succession plan in place, has leading candidates in mind for the job. But for now, I feel like we just need to celebrate what Wenger has done for and means to this club. There's a whole generation of Arsenal supporters -- Arsenal players, even -- who don't know anything else but Arsene Wenger as manager, myself included. He revolutionized the game in England, and it seemed he had a direct pipeline to the best French players, and even the rest of the continent. Around the time of the Invincibles, he was so far ahead of every other manager in the Premiership that didn't know whether to cry or wind their watches. But eventually everyone else caught up, and I believe that left Wenger flummoxed. The influx of super-wealthy owners coincided with lean years at Arsenal thanks to the construction of Emirates Stadium. But he still somehow managed to make it work, at least up until the past couple of years. I wonder about the timing of the announcement. Hopefully it motivates fans to come out and get behind him and the team down the homestretch here, and gives the players the motivation to push on in the league and in the Europa League. But I also worry what this means for some of the players. Many have expressed that playing under Wenger was a huge motivation for joining Arsenal, Ozil and Aubameyang specifically. Will they stick around? Will other players want to join? I suppose that all depends on who they have lined up as a replacement. I don't believe for one second that Wenger will ride off into the sunset. I fully expect him to take up another job in football after he leaves. He has lived and breathed and bled this game for so long, and sacrificed so much for it. Whatever he does next, I only wish him the very best.
  6. What do we know about the new Dolphins set?

    As the uniforms have officially been unveiled, please continue any discussion in this thread.

    @NixonRoyal -- that was harsh. Other posters are correct in that we're aiming to be more constructive in our criticism here. I'm not saying you can't point out flaws, but if you do, try to also point out possible solutions or fixes rather than simply referring to elements as "ugly" or "horrible" without explaining why. That said, @KingKongTom, if you're going to fly off the handle like that any time you encounter negative feedback, you're not going to have a good experience here or anywhere else. One does not need to be a graphic designer (to "learn to talk before you walk," as you put it) in order to critique graphic design, same as one does not need to have played hockey at a professional level in order to watch an NHL game and have an opinion on a team's strategy. **takes moderator hat off** Some relevant points were brought up about the template, the fonts and the placement of logos. There are plenty of good baseball templates out there and I would suggest searching one out before moving ahead with this concept. If you need help finding one, please don't be afraid to ask. The font appears to be a default system font. It doesn't work great mainly because it's a bit too square for how large you're putting it on the back of the jersey, and because of the serifs at the bottom of the 1, which throw off the spacing visually. Again, there are lots of fonts available out there for free, and with a team as steeped in tradition as the Yankees, I would stick to a more traditional varsity block font. Trying to transpose this in my mind to a baseball jersey, it seems to me that the number on the front of the jersey is either placed too low or is altogether unnecessary. At its current placement, it might get tucked halfway into the pants. I've never been a fan of the low number on the left side of a jersey anyway, though. I would say either move it up to be level with the NY logo or remove it. The Under Armour logo is also too large and prominent in its current placement. When UA takes over the MLB jersey contract in 2020, I don't think MLB will allow them to put their logo that large in that position. It will likely be in the same spot (on the sleeve) and the same size as the current Majestic logos, and I think your concept should reflect that. That clear up some of the issues around crowding on the front of the jersey as well.
  8. An Untalented Paint User's Take On The NBA

    Sorry @sjmc1983 but if you have a concept of your own to share, please start your own thread rather than crowd this one. And please ask permission of the OP first if you're going to do your own interpretations of his designs.
  9. Circular Brackets

    Take 2:
  10. Jacksonville Jaguars rumored for new uniforms in 2018

    OK guys, let's be civil here. @ColJag has acknowledged himself that he expects the information he posted to be met with skepticism, so go ahead and ask questions if you have them, but please do so in a respectful manner. There's no need to be combative in poking holes in his statements or start accusing him of being a duplicate account for other members who have since been suspended. He has been nothing but courteous in his posts so far, so please extend the same courtesy back to him. And we'll see how it all shakes out on Thursday.
  11. An Untalented Paint User's Take On The NBA

    You've got to take step back from these and ask yourself if they're realistic. Yes, I get that they're concepts, but there has to be an element of realism there, i.e. If these teams unveiled these uniforms tomorrow, would they get a positive reaction from fans and on these boards? The Atlanta one started out OK; I see where you were going in bringing the volt to the forefront. But you've got to move the number out of the logo as it's illegible there, and maybe some black on the shorts to balance things out. But adding in random red diamonds an lines is not the way to go. If you added red along lines you'd already established, something might work. The Nets set is not good. You say put down a diamond and thought, "That looks good"? OK, sure, a diamond could be a design element to work in, but just slapping big, random diamonds around is not the way to do that. The Nets have never had diamonds on their uniforms before, and nothing in their identity really leans toward diamonds or really even sharp angles, so it's very jarring. It could work if the diamonds were maybe smaller and subtler. And the number on the front of the shorts certainly breaks convention, but it's redundant and, as some have said, unflattering. The Heat set also needs work. I get the Miami Vice idea, but it's pretty cliche by now. Stick with either "MIAMI" or "HEAT" on the front; both clutters it up too much. And right now, the front number is the same colour and size and has the same drop shadow as the word HEAT, so it blends into that. Plus, the 3 is wedged pretty tightly in there now, so what happens with guys who wear double digit numbers like 42 or 55? The drop shadows are too far away from the initial letters, leaving too much white space in between. The sun on the back detracts from the number on the back, again by being in the same style, and could lead to issues identifying players; that number should be the main graphic element on the back of the jersey. And the skyline is a nice idea, but if that is what Miami's skyline actually looks like, then it's too spread out to really work. And, like the Hawks set, you need some more white on the shorts to balance everything out. Sorry if that seems harsh or like a whole lot at once. But if you're serious about this and about getting better, I think these things will help you improve both these concepts and any others you do in the future.
  12. College Football uniforms- 2018

    As I said in the Dolphins thread, @Brown1 and @andrewharrington -- knock off the bickering, or these threads are getting shut down. And everyone else, stop putting in your two cents or your armchair analysis; it's only dragging things out. Let's keep the focus on college football uniforms.
  13. What do we know about the new Dolphins set?

    Everyone is tired of it at this point. @Brown1 and @andrewharrington -- knock off the bickering NOW, or these threads are getting shut down. And everyone else, stop putting in your two cents or your armchair analysis; it's only dragging things out. Back to the Dolphins.
  14. Circular Brackets

    There it is. Thanks for the inspiration @Conrad. Hope this does you justice.
  15. Trying a MLB Hockey Uniform Series

    This is really great stuff! Beautiful presentation too. With the Jays' set, I'd probably stick with a regular varsity block font for the NOB. And the combination of the big stripe and the inline numbers on the back might be a little too much; they're kind of fighting with each other. Maybe the stripe can be on the front but not on the back, like the Florida Panthers? But the throwback is stunning. The Pirates jersey is beauty, too. Love the subtle nod to the pillbox hats in the shoulder yoke. The only thing I might change is centring the front number under the wordmark for a collegiate hockey feel. Though I understand why you did it the way you did. The Brewers set is pretty much perfection. You could work in one of their 'M' logos with the wheat stalk (either with the outline of Wisconsin behind it or not) as a shoulder patch, but that might be six of one and a half dozen of the other.