Lights Out

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  1. Utah Jazz

    I've always preferred Utah's '90s identity over their music note identity, so this is my latest attempt at updating it. As usual with my Jazz concepts, I went back to the '90s color scheme, but eliminated purple and promoted copper to primary status. The wordmarks draw inspiration from both their '90s uniforms and their 2000s uniforms. I did decide to keep their current City Edition uniforms relatively intact because I like them, and from my understanding, they're popular with Jazz fans.
  2. NBA 2017-18: A Tale of Two Conferences

    The guy who's getting older is also the guy spending upwards of $1 million on his body every year and the guy who's been better than anyone else at avoiding major injuries. That's why he isn't declining as fast as you'd think. Additionally, his skill and basketball IQ will keep him dominating for a while even as his athleticism decreases.
  3. Lights Out's NCAA Football: MWC

    MWC Mountain Boise State Boise's uniforms are pretty much perfect, so I didn't want to make any drastic changes. The biggest change here is to the helmets - the bronco logo appears on both sides, and is filled in with blue on all of the helmets. I also introduced a silver alternate to the set. Wyoming My Wyoming concept is inspired by both their number font and their Joe Tiller-era uniforms. I have never liked their white helmets, so I replaced them with gold and brown helmets. Colorado State For CSU's normal look, I applied the spiral horn design from their current uniforms to the helmets, then gave them a striping pattern based on it. CSU also gets a historically-accurate throwback to the "orange-clad Aggies" of 1940. Utah State Utah State has had a very boring uniform history, so I didn't have much inspiration for what to do with them. I decided to just give them a basic striping design and bring back the copper that formerly appeared in their color scheme from 1996-2011. Air Force Back in the '90s, the Falcons wore uniforms that strongly resembled the Chargers. I decided to bring back that look, albeit in a greatly simplifed and modernized fashion. Silver has been relegated to alternate status because I really liked how their shade of blue and white looked together without a third color. New Mexico For the Lobos, I eliminated silver entirely and replaced it with turquoise. The striping pattern is based on their basketball team's Nike N7 uniforms from a few years ago.
  4. Lights Out's NCAA Football: MWC

    SEC East Georgia Georgia's look is based on their old basketball uniforms, which I greatly prefer to their current "Bulldog Bold" identity. Georgia happens to be a school that can pull off the Oregon-style mix-and-match approach while still being traditional - throughout their history, they've already worn silver and black helmets, black jerseys, and red and black pants. I worked all of those elements in together while also giving them some striping consistency. Florida The only change for Florida is consistent striping on the white helmets and orange jerseys. South Carolina The Gamecocks get a new look based around the striping from their 1983-88 helmets. Admittedly, this is a busy striping design, but it's a unique one that they can own - unlike their current two-tone stripes that are reminiscent of Ole Miss' pants. Kentucky UK's current uniforms are pretty good, but I wanted to bring them closer to their basketball uniforms. Missouri I'm not a huge fan of Mizzou's current identity. I think they had the right idea with the two-tone sleeve trim from their previous uniforms, but the piping and panels ruined it. I decided to focus on that element and base the uniform around it. Instead of using their current awkward custom font, I brought back one of their old wordmarks and used a number font that would match it. Tennessee Not much changes for the Vols. I decided to go with orange facemasks on the helmets because I liked the way it looked. I also gave them a brand new road alternate inspired by the road uniforms of the Condredge Holloway era. Instead of black outlines on the numbers, I decided to work in some of the powder blue typically used by the Lady Vols. Vanderbilt Vanderbilt gets a striping design based on the Commodore naval insignia.
  5. Lights Out's NCAA Football: MWC

    MWC West Fresno State For Fresno, I decided to bring back their old drop-shadowed numbers and give them a unique collar design based on their "Valley" logo. The alternate is a fauxback to the uniforms worn by their 1939 team, which featured a chevron across the front - again, this has been modified to reference the "Valley" logo. San Diego State I personally think the Aztec calendar pattern was a genius branding move by SDSU, so I didn't change too much. All I did was modify the helmet a bit and change the number colors to bring the uniforms more in line with their basketball team's uniforms (while also making them more legible). UNLV Unpopular opinion: I liked the new logo that UNLV briefly rolled out last June. I decided to use it on the helmets and also give them a simple sleeve striping design based on the shooting star in the logo. Nevada The Wolf Pack get a striping design based on the lightning bolt-shaped negative space in their logo. Hawai'i For the Warriors' regular set, I brought back the Timmy Chang-era uniforms. However, I did make them a bit more colorful, as they are the Rainbow Warriors. I also gave them a home and road version of their beautiful '50s throwbacks, as I liked both those and the Chang-era set too much to choose between the two. San Jose State The Spartans get a sleeve design inspired by both their wordmark and the San Jose SabreCats of the Arena Football League. The number font is based on their softball uniforms and matches their wordmark. Otherwise, their look is kept pretty simple.
  6. Houston Texans : NFL by honeybadger

    I don't think a Longhorns-inspired look would be very popular with all the TAMU and UH fans/alums in Houston.
  7. New(?) Logos on NBA "Mash Up" hats

    Most of these are pretty good, but I have no idea how they came up with the one for the Clippers. It matches nothing in our entire identity.
  8. College Basketball 2017-18: Road to the Alamo

    I can't see him getting an NBA job just because of his gimmicky offensive and defensive systems. It would be like an NFL team hiring Paul Johnson to try to run the triple option.
  9. College Basketball 2017-18: Road to the Alamo

    Still think college basketball is stupid and the NCAA Tournament is the most overrated sporting event?
  10. Outlandish yet restrained designs

    Baton Rouge Blaze: Similarly, the Liberty Flames:
  11. NCAA Basketball 2017-18 New Uniforms

    Random thought: am I the only one who hates Villanova's throwbacks? The double-outlined wordmark is hideous. That and the drop-shadowed numbers look awful together. The overall design is boring and too similar to Xavier's throwbacks (which I don't like either). Both schools also wear their throwbacks way too often when their regular uniforms are a million times better.
  12. Outlandish yet restrained designs

    Arizona Rattlers: San Jose SaberCats:
  13. MLB changes 2018?

    That uniform wasn't amazing by any means, but I don't think it sucked. It would have been better with teal pinstripes.
  14. Lights Out's NCAA Football: MWC

    MAC East Akron The Zips get striping based on the notches in their "Z" logo. Ohio The Bobcats' UCLA stripes remain, but I decided to work in some tan and black from their logo in order to give their uniforms more visual interest. Buffalo Buffalo's horned helmets return, while the jerseys and pants get curved striping to match. Miami (Ohio) I think Miami's current uniforms are pretty solid, so I didn't change much. All I did was get rid of the chrome accents and put the hawk-head logo on the sleeves to avoid duplication with the helmets. I also gave them a custom number font based on their wordmark. Bowling Green Bowling Green's look is based on one of their hockey sweater designs - with some tan added in from their logo. Kent State The Golden Flashes get a modernization of the uniforms that Saban wore when he played for Kent State.
  15. Lights Out's NCAA Football: MWC

    MAC West Toledo Toledo gets a modern-classic look with striping inspired by rockets in flight. Central Michigan The Chips get a striping pattern inspired by their iconic "Motion C" logo. Northern Illinois As mid-2000s dated as their Jordan Lynch-era uniforms were, I still really liked them for some reason. I decided to bring back that design and also give them a custom number font that matches their logos and wordmarks. Western Michigan For Western Michigan, I combined my two favorite uniform sets they've worn: their 1998-2002 uniforms and their 2003 uniforms - albeit with brown and gold emphasized over black. Eastern Michigan Back in the '70s, Eastern Michigan had quirky uniforms with "EMU" spelled out across the shoulders. I decided to bring that look back. The alternate is a fauxback to their old green-and-gold color scheme, complete with the helmet design they used back then. Ball State The Cardinals get a new look inspired by the uniforms Bonzi Wells wore for their basketball team.
  16. MLB changes 2018?

    While I agree, I also liked the Heat's alternates that used the same effect without drop shadows.
  17. MLB changes 2018?

    Weirdly, I don't like the Braves' navy-on-navy numbers and I'm ambivalent about the Angels' red-on-red numbers, but I loved the Giants' black-on-black numbers back in the day.
  18. MiLB teams with MLB-caliber identities

    The Fresno Grizzlies also used to have an MLB-caliber identity: This cap would have been very distinctive among MLB teams:
  19. MiLB teams with MLB-caliber identities

    I think the Mobile BayBears wouldn't look out of place in the MLB: However, if they were an MLB team, I'd assume they'd wear this cap as the primary and relegate the cap with the bear head logo on it to Sunday alternate status.
  20. NBA Changes 2017-18

    Another tonedeaf move by Gillian Zucker. With the Clippers' history, putting the word "bumble" on the front of the jerseys is just begging for cheap jokes at the franchise's expense. Also, the patch looks horrible on the blue and black jerseys. Why is it randomly yellow on those two when that isn't a team color?
  21. NBA Changes 2018-19

    It's kind of funny how everyone else is already sick of their teams' City uniforms while Clipper fans haven't even seen ours yet outside of All-Star Weekend.
  22. Jacksonville Jaguars rumored for new uniforms in 2018

    That road uniform is terrible! Nowhere near enough teal.
  23. Jacksonville Jaguars rumored for new uniforms in 2018

    The design isn't bad, but it's desperately in need of some gold trim.
  24. NCAA Basketball 2017-18 New Uniforms

    The "large zig zags" are a mid-'90s throwback. It was a generic Converse template that Nebraska, New Mexico, and a couple other teams I'm forgetting used at the time. Their normal uniforms are a lot more reserved.
  25. Why does no team use earth tone colors? 

    The number of teams wearing red/white/blue - especially in baseball - says otherwise.