DeFrank

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  1. Are there any sports team (not including those you root for) that you admire from afar? Maybe even wish your team looked that good? Here's an example: I'm a Washington Nationals fan, okay? I was never an Orioles fan growing up in the pre-Nats era. The only baseball gear I own is Nationals gear. I proudly wear a curly W hat around D.C. #Natitude, etc. But... I really admire the Orioles identity. I think it would be so fun to root for a team with those colors, that bird logo (ornithological, obviously), and the aesthetics of that park. Growing up in a sports town, I don't relate to those out there who actually did choose their favorite team in part based on colors they liked as a kid, but I do sometimes think about how cool it would be. Maybe part of this is about being from D.C. Our team's identities are always so tied up with what our city is most famous for (either that... or a horribly offensive [REDACTED]). I feel like it would be cool to grow up in a place where your favorite team's name, logos, or colors are, sure, maybe related to the location, but aren't necessarily the most obvious connection. What are some teams that you don't personally root for, but maybe sometimes wish you could adopt the identity of as your own?
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    Reimagining all 30 MLB teams

    I think this is supposed to be a riff on that. It's clearly self-aware, considering it was literally produced by MLB.
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    Identities you wish were your team's

    If you told someone that there was a pro football team founded on the East Coast in 1932 that was called the "Pigskins," which is literally a nickname of the sport, nobody would find that strange. "The NFL is filled with storied franchises, like the Browns, Pigskins, Packers, and Steelers."
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    2020 Election Logos/Branding Thread

    I believe the blue is a biiiiiiit different this time. Here's from the 2020 website: Also, I can't link to it, but the website is using a navy/grey with light blue scheme. Really interesting to see after 2016. https://berniesanders.com/
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    Identities you wish were your team's

    I don't dislike the RWB scheme for DC. I just sometimes wish it wasn't the default option. As I've said countless times, "federal," and therefore DC-related, color schemes can be two-tone green or blue and bronze/gold. I also really do appreciate the red-dominant aspect of the Nats, Caps, and Wizards, as it evokes the DC flag. And on the subject of the NFL team, I couldn't disagree with you more. I couldn't care less about the new name, but keeping the burgundy and gold is extremely important. Not only for my sense of identity to the team but for the team's ability to transition out of the name smoothly. Washington Pigskins. Everything else is the same except the logo. Done. Clean. Move on.
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    New York Jets are confirmed to be getting new uniforms in 2019

    Yeah, at the airport. Edit: actually also before that. We saw these, which were definitely quasi-legit, even earlier:
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    2020 Election Logos/Branding Thread

    ...what if the conventional wisdom of what projects strength isn't what she's going for? Also I think she'd be more likely to use "consumer financial protection" instead of "business" as a positive (this is supposed to be funny).
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    2020 Election Logos/Branding Thread

    Looks like you're right! Funny how the shadows and flash make it look like a two-tone blue:
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    2020 Election Logos/Branding Thread

    A bit confused. Warren's official announcement came in front of what looks like a traditional "Democratic blue" with (maybe?) the mint as an accent. Why not use the clear navy and mint (and red) that's clearly the official brand all over the website (elizabethwarren.com)
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    Rare team matchups

    You know that tweet that goes viral every year around the Super Bowl showing “when the NFL stopped being fun” through the standardized logo? Yeah, this photo just screams Post-Fun NFL
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    2020 Election Logos/Branding Thread

    The biggest question left: Will Biden go serif?
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    Los Angeles NFL Brands Discussion

    Looks too collegiate for some reason to me.
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    New York Jets are confirmed to be getting new uniforms in 2019

    Hi there I believe my friend above you said "should" not "have." Did you misunderstand?* I've corrected my previous reply feel free to answer my question now if you'd like.
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    BringBackTheVet

    Hello, yes thank you for making me aware.
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    New York Jets are confirmed to be getting new uniforms in 2019

    Hi there I believe my friend above you said "should" have "have." Did you misunderstand?
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    BringBackTheVet

    Try three months
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    New York Jets are confirmed to be getting new uniforms in 2019

    I don't understand why, if in the close-to-ours alternate world where I grew up in NYC, I couldn't go on '47 Brand and get a hat with just the italicized "NY" on it. https://www.47brand.com/collections/new-york-jets
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    New York Jets are confirmed to be getting new uniforms in 2019

    Yep, exactly. The Jets should have a fantastic "NY" mark that is as recognizable/enviable as the Yankees, Mets, (or Giants).
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    New York Jets are confirmed to be getting new uniforms in 2019

    The amount of space between the J and the bottom left quadrant of the oval is clearly different between these two images.
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    Alouettes Kick-Off New Era With Revamped Logo, Uniforms

    This identity is so good it made me a Montreal Alouettes fan. Good think I've been to Montreal twice.
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    2020 Election Logos/Branding Thread

    Good thing they have a full-name version that I'm sure we'll see a lot:
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    2020 Election Logos/Branding Thread

    Booker's using black and white in a really interesting way. I think this is a really strong look right out the gate.
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    Misconceptions of logos

    This reads like an A-grade John Mulaney bit. Really funny/relatable.
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    2020 Election Logos/Branding Thread

    It wouldn’t be capitalized. You only capitalize any of those terms when it’s part of the person’s name. Like “ in 2015, Barack Obama was the president” and “In 2015, President Barack Obama was in his second term.”
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    2020 Election Logos/Branding Thread

    Was it stupid to tacitly adopt it? Yes. Would anybody cared if another candidate had? I’d point you to the Obama HOPE poster. You’re ultimately right, I just have very complicated feelings about it I won’t share here