BrandMooreArt

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    Canadian Football League's New Era

    sorry mate, but Webpixum templates are done by Brandon Williams
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    NFL 2018 changes

    yea, the era covered was 2000-2015 but starts with the Broncos because i felt it was too important not to include. but that project is probably one that wont ever be finished
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    NFL 2018 changes

    there is definitely a clash of elements in this era, but even before the 90s, that was the case. when i think of throwbacks, i think the good ones have something quirky or off about them. you dont really see the repetition and rhythm of a single idea consistently until the Reebok era (Falcons, Bengals, Cards) but i believe all that happened because of the team that bridges those eras— the Broncos.
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    NFL 2018 changes

    @Buc i think the name you’re looking for in regards to the Falcons style pants stripe is a tapered stripe.
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    Australian Baseball League expands to New Zealand with Auckland Tuatara

    thanks, B! yea as much confidence as you might have in a project you always hold your breath until you see it in real life, actually on people. sometimes mistakes or errors happen beyond your control once it all goes into production (some slight oversight on the Dolphins numbers for instance) but Baseball NZ came out great and i definitley want to shout out Dave as much as possible, it wouldnt have happened without him. design is never done alone, its a group effort but sometimes a clear MVP appears and having a Maori tattoo artist / baseball player work with is was critical
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    College Football uniforms- 2018

    hold up...what is that helmet and how many years did they wear it? edit - wait nevermind. found this on the Helmet Project "*1 Helmets with very oddly-shaped "horns" were used during at least the period 1959 through 1961, with there apparently being some variation in the shape of the horns during this period; the helmet image above is intended to represent an average of the different shapes. A different style of "horns" was used earlier, perhaps during only a single game, the Orange Bowl game vs Clemson in January 1957."
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    Australian Baseball League expands to New Zealand with Auckland Tuatara

    i like the tuatara as a mascot. while Brian Gundell and i were branding Baseball New Zealand, we considered the tuatara as a mascot for them. it has interesting patterns and is culturally important to Maori people. (we went with the great white shark for better reasons though) there were some other names considered for this team but the Tuatara i think is most appropriate one for a NZ based team. glad they went with that one.
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    2018 Jaguars Teal

    i Haven’t noticed a difference (though I haven’t taken the time to compare either) but my first guess is its an optical illusion. When you change the colors around another color, it can appear different than before. My 2nd guess is that Nike/NFL did change the color a bit. I’d like to get ColorWerx opinion on this as well, but over the past year, they’ve made tweaks to many of the team colors to try to get a more consistent color across tactile (uniform) PMS and RGB swatches. Most of these you wouldn’t notice and I’m not even sure which teams have done this , only that it was something the NFL was working on. So, its possible.
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    Inter Miami FC Reveals Logo, MLS Expansion Club for 2020

    its an underrated color combination. i think it'd look amazing live
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    NFL 2018 changes

    wow the SG’s are prohibited? id love to read more about that study. and see some other tests done, its hard to believe thise are the “most dangerous” helmets
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    Gridiron Football Socks - A History

    i honestly prefer the a single color sock. it really bothers me when a team wears white cleats and they look like they're wearing long moon-boots. i'd love to see NFL introduce a warm weather sock (just a shorter sock) and keep the long/leggings for cold weather. (put them in the team stores as well for that extra $$$)
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    Gridiron Football Socks - A History

    its true the players are issued a standard sock from Nike, but you might be surprised at what actually makes the field. look close enough, and you'll see all kinds of custom sock and legging combinations
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    Inter Miami FC Reveals Logo, MLS Expansion Club for 2020

    i like it. i hope they have a white-white-pink kit, made to look like the heron
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    College Football uniforms- 2018

    agreed. i love how restrained the flag pattern is used here. you dont need to take something like that and turn it up to 11 all up and down the uniform. use it so its enough to stand out and direct the eye where it needs to go (helmet), tie it into the rest of the uniform (shoulders) and dont let it interfere with the most critical part of the uniform (number). i got a chance to see it in person and the craftsmanship in that uniform, the helmet is unbelievable.
  15. this is not an easy choice and i think you can make an argument for the Seahawks as well; i think they're all in the same tier. the Bucs helmet is really cool (minus the awful new take on the logo) and with the right combination of pieces, the Browns colors are nice. there are similar problems across all 3: too many colors, terrible number fonts, really bad use of decorative elements (stripes), bad combinations of color, and a generally "loudness" that is hard to look at. my vote goes to the Titans though. every sword-stripe is a different take on the idea, the facemask seems out of place (and i love gray masks), the helmet finish doesn't work well here (ugly) and the TV numbers are too small and cover 2 different colors of gray. all of this creates an incredible chaotic, confusing uniform. you couldn't possibly do more to make it more disorderly. its just a really amateur, stupid looking uniform
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    NFL 2018 changes

    that black over white a great looking combo. i love it
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    NFL 2018 changes

    if you ever doubted the difference a client can make to a project, just study this photo for a while
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    Jacksonville Dolphins Unveil Bold New Logos, Colours

    @C Squared i think we all spend our early years raging against the establishment, looking to break the mold. and as you get older you realize, damn that was a pretty good mold to begin with. and with so many designers all over the world now, there are people with every variation of taste, experience, background, and skill putting their stuff into the pot. i think trends in design are very short lived now and what you see prevail in the long run are the fundamental principles of design. especially in sport, all the fun NBA stuff of the 90s and storytelling uniforms of 1999-2014 football fades away but stuff like Wisconsin's flying W sticks. so, im with @andrewharrington in that sense; trends die off but good, highly crafted stuff does not go away unless some owner decides "i just dont like it". man has always communicated with symbols and simple drawings; that will never stop but i also agree with your point that modern identities have become crude— its brutalism when people think they're doing minimalism, but off the top of my head i dont know if i agree that is in sports yet. not to the extreme where we have wordmarks set in Helvetica; id like to see real world examples that support that, rather than a hypothetical Wisconsin one which by the way, i think is a very solid concept. if you're looking for stuff thats more inspiring though, i'd recommend checking out Lincoln Design Co and Forefathers Group if you aren't yet familiar. if you're looking for the future of identity design, i'd say they have a grasp on it and wouldn't be surprised if it makes its way into sports as well. and not so much for the style, but for their philosophy behind it. oh, and if you're worried sports design is in a Brutalist phase, it might delight you to know a trend that followed Brutalist architecture was Post-Modernism, where details and flourishes were embraced in reaction to former staleness. maybe that happens in identity design
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    Austin FC

    we’re talking about connotations and our own interpretations though. if you can pit forth that “i see the team being uprooted” why cant i say “i see the team as laying down roots”? that is a prt of logo design, a 2 way conversation. the logo says what was intended and then we make another connection
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    Austin FC

    @McCarthy after giving this some more thought, i think im coming back around to being ok with the tree imagery. because, there is no way Columbus fans are going to be ok with this, no way to remedy this move, no way Austin could win in this regard. so if thats the case, why not "lay down your roots" in your new home? this also gives the connotation of moving to another place— not staying in one place.
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    Austin FC

    i can't say why. i'll just believe Steve wasn't lying.
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    Austin FC

    i can only go by what he told me. and maybe they purposefully left it out
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    Austin FC

    can confirm; and well said. i'll place this here again... "It's more about the Treaty Oak, a 500 year old oak tree that is pretty famous down here. Also, there are oak trees EVERYWHERE around this city so that was a huge inspiration as well." - Steve Wolf
  24. Brand New article: https://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/archives/new_logo_and_identity_for_library_of_congress_by_pentagram.php some thoughts of my own: https://medium.com/graphic-language/library-of-congress-logo-critique-20846968e2ea
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    Austin FC

    i love that! that flag is a very meaningful symbol that carries a lot of pre-loaded history and connotations with it. but it's not about a pine tree, or local pine trees, that is only one part of the whole here. the pine tree itself is nothing without the rest of the flag. the comparison with Austin and NE here isn't oak tree to pine tree, its oak tree to flag of new england. i also agree with @McCarthy the copyrighting is as bad as you expect (and copywriting is a whole other topic i would love to tear down. its straight garbage what is written for logo releases) for the Austin logo, but you have to look past all the BS written by a copywriter; what is really the message there? what are they really getting at? because thats what makes up the design: togetherness, growth, roots, unity... which is captured by the oak tree. but does that start stepping on the toes of what Columbus has done before and say something negative about the moving of the team? yea, if so, thats a very interesting discussion. that makes me start to second guess the direction and what they wanted to communicate, and thats a discussion i think we should have more often here. to hell with kerning and fonts and shield shapes! what does the message of the logo mean within the entire franchise history?