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    NHL 2018-19

    Notice the bottom line says SOS. I wonder if Erik Karlsson was in charge of the survey ? Jokes aside, I'd have to go with none of the above. It amazes me that they have a modernized 2D centurion logo that they don't consider.
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    MLB by NIKE

    Okay nevermind, I take back what I said earlier. All I did was get rid of the number outlines and I tweaked the yellow a little bit so I think there is enough contrast now. Let me know what you guys think!
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    MLB by NIKE

    The problem with that is then the numbers become unreadable with the yellow and white next to each other so until I can think of another way to go with the numbers then that stroke is gonna have to stay.
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    MLB by NIKE

    Still feel like there's something wrong with the Brewers that I'm not seeing so anyone have any comments or criticisms or just need to talk about anything? ?
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    The 1972 Project: Rice Owls

    Quick reminder: unless I say that a football uniform piece or pieces are meant to stay together for a team, then assume that all pieces are mix and match. Next up, Louisiana Tech You know for the longest time I never understood why Louisiana Tech was in the WAC. In a statewide geographical sense, there's nothing "west" about Louisiana, especially when they had to come out to Idaho to play Boise State or even further and play Hawaii. But now they're in a more idea situation in the C-USA. However, uniform wise, they still need help in some spots. La. Tech football has had Colts style shoulder stripes for as long as I can remember. So when the Bulldogs jumped ship to Adidas, they wisely kept those for football. However for the other 3 sports, the uniforms are less memorable and a lot more cataloged. Football - As I mentioned above in less direct terms, La. Tech has outstandingly good football uniforms and so there isn't much that changes. Red and white helmets with the triple stripe and white facemasks. Jerseys all have the triple shoulder stripes. I changed the font to a slab serif font to better match the wordmarks. Pants have the triple stripe as well. Hockey - the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs ice hockey team does not exist. However they have a roller hockey team that is pretty good. So as a result I was pretty much making a uniform set from as close to scratch as you can get. So I did a thing and said :censored: it and threw shoulder stripes on a hockey jersey. Not quite your average hockey jersey but I thought they all turned out pretty cool and unique. Also, alternate mix and match pants aren't quite all the rage in hockey but I think that blue and red pants would've worked for them so I gave them both as an option. Baseball - I wasn't sure where to take baseball. Shoulder stripes done like a football jersey on a baseball jersey look very odd, but I wanted it to feel like it was still a part of the identity I am trying to create. So i spun the shoulder stripes and had them run from collar to shoulder seam. Also the wordmarks didn't look as good as I had hoped on the jerseys so they all got the T-state logo instead. I also threw in a pair of blue pants to mix things up a little. Basketball - I can't believe I did this but I actually used a catalog design from Adidas as inspiration for these. I used basically their existing uniform with a few changes to incorporate the shoulder stripe design. I used the wordmarks here because they fit better than on baseball. For the shorts, I just played around with the stripe a little and landed on this. C&C welcome!
  6. Not totally sure about the image. The armhole and collar trim look like they were done in paint. of course I could just be seeing things too, but that looks far from official.
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    College Football uniforms- 2018

    Not a fan of the collar design on the new template. Reminds me of Nike's collars on their world cup kits this year.
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    MLB by NIKE

    So I thought something looked wrong when I posted the Brewers and I figured out what it was: I looked at the throwbacks and thought the color balance felt off or something else was missing or I did something wrong. Well I took a closer look and found what it was. The 1978 Brewers uniforms didn't have belts. So I fixed that and added the appropriate coloring to the now beltless pants. The navy outlines on the road uniforms are definitely needed. the yellow and white bleed together badly if there isn't something between them.
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    MLB by NIKE

    So I'm really not 100% sold on this design. My original plan had the Brewers adopting royal blue and yellow full time but then I saw the new Saturday(?) Sunday (?) alt with navy and yellow and then I opened that can of worms and now here we are. To be totally honest, I'm not sure what my reasoning for the t bar design was. I thought it fit with the Brewers so I ran with it. Hats - I simplified the M with the wheat logo down to two colors and used that on the front of a navy/navy hat and helmet. For the throwback, I went with the yellow front paneled hat with the BiG logo and my research didn't quite bring up any images of the batting helmets from that year, so I just mirrored the hat onto the helmet. Jerseys - As I previewed, the main feature of the home and road uniforms are the t bars which are pretty self-explanatory. I stayed with the current wordmarks after stripping them down and going with a simple outline. On the navy jersey, I had to add another outline for clarity purposes to the wordmark and the number. I didn't like how the yellow alternate turned out so I went with the 1978 powder blue throwbacks, which was also a chance to use the V-neck template I finally finished. Pants - Nothing crazy for the pants. Main pants are white with a simple stripe down the pant leg. Alternate pants are basically the same thing except powder blue. Socks are striped for the home and away uniforms. for the throwback socks I did blue stirrups and yellow socks. BP - For the BP gear, we have two sets of gear. First for the main uniforms, a recolor of the throwback hat with a resurrected state outline logo with the M Wheat logo. For the BP jersey, I did a chest stripe with matching sleeve stripes and the state logo on the left chest. Second set is for throwback games, hat is blue/yellow with the BiG logo. I had a different idea in mind when I was first doing the BP jersey but I really liked how the normal BP uni turned out and repurposed it for the alternate gamedays C&C welcome!
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    MLB by NIKE

    So I think that the yellow/gold debacle has been dealt with, now how about the blues: Thought I'd give a bit more of a peek at the look, so here's the full front with number font options as well.
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    MLB by NIKE

    Alright guys I'm stuck again: My original plan was to go royal and yellow but now I'm very undecided. I've laid out a few previews with different color examples to see what the community consensus is. HALP!
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    The 1972 Project: Rice Owls

    It's all about the U: Despite being one of Nike's more modern looking teams during their time with the Swoosh, I gotta say in full honesty, I like the direction that Richt and Adidas have taken the football Hurricanes. Even the first set of football uniforms, name font withstanding, looked better than the last Nike set they had. With that in mind, now it's time to get the other sports reigned in line. Side note: I'm playing with a new layout that gives the non football sports a bit of uniqueness as well. Anyways, the designs were inspired by the helmet stripe because to me the helmet is iconic and it just IS Miami. From there I worked to make everything consistent and do as I have been and create a team identity. Let's dive in: Football - As I said above, I really liked the direction Miami had been taking their uniforms with Adidas, not including the 305Ice uniform. I considered for a little bit about bringing back the slashes in the stripes as if they were palm leaves, but no application of that looked good. So the stripes stayed solid. The main helmet remains pretty much unchanged down to the stripes and logos. The jerseys have the stripes on the sleeves with one major change: they finally match the ? helmet! that has always been one of my biggest pet peeves about their uniforms. Pants are striped, nothing too fancy. For the alternates, I went all green with racing style stripes. It's always a popular concept and was an early idea I had for the main look but decided to keep on as just an alternate. The Canes called their green alts from this past season the "State of Miami" uniforms, and that is echoed on the green helmet bumper. Hockey - Miami hockey wears very similar uniforms IRL but doesn't have an orange uniform, at least that's what I gathered from my research. So I gave them an orange jersey, with the proper stripes and matched the stripes for the white away uniform. The green uniform has stripes that go from collar to sleeve much like the football uniforms. Baseball - I love the pullover look for Miami so I kept it, and hey new pullover template! Stripes got ever so slightly bigger on the sleeves. Miami is written on the home and away uniforms. Canes on the alt. For the hats and helmets, the regular is green/orange and the alt is white/green. Basketball - I almost did the unthinkable. I almost kept the crotch level stripe. but in the end my design common sense won me over and I decided against it. So in the end, the uniforms get a bit more traditional take. Collar and sleeve striping for the home and away uniforms. Shorts have hem and waistband striping, as well as the U logo on the front. For the alternate, the stripes move to the shoulder and down the side of the jerseys and shorts. C&C welcome! A lot of schools to do is mild understatement To be totally honest, I have no idea where Tennessee or Wisconsin is on my list. I took the list of 130 teams, threw it in a random list generator and created the team list. I haven't peeked ahead to see, so I'm just going down the list, getting through school after school
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    College Football uniforms- 2018

    https://www.crossingbroad.com/2018/07/temple-has-some-sweet-new-football-uniforms.html Temple unveiled their new uniforms.
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    College Football uniforms- 2018

    I mean they're definitely not gonna get confused with USC now, but I'd like to see the Nike Speak on this. Also that black uniform is ?. At first glance at that I see TCU not Iowa State.
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    College Football uniforms- 2018

    I like the number font. But I'm not sure about the rest of it.
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    College Football uniforms- 2018

    *cough* Ohio State *cough*
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    MLB by NIKE

    Florida/Miami had a unique thing going with teal in the early days, even winning not one but two World Series in their best look. And then years later they decided to wear a few colors short of a full rainbow in a gaudy stadium, essentially taking a dump on the golden days of Marlins baseball. Okay, maybe that's a little harsh. But nevertheless, the Marlins identity has admittedly taken a few steps back. However with that being said, I personally find the biggest issue with the Marlins now to be the colors. There's too many colors competing against each other for it to be effective in my opinion. Plus their previous color scheme was damn near perfect. So I thought, why not combine the eras? The amount of colors seemed like it would be a challenge but I think it might have worked. Hats - Two main hats, teal/black and black/black. A newly recolored M with the stylized Marlin graces the front of them all. Jerseys - This time on the home jersey, it says Marlins. Look the way I see it, your home fans know where home is, no need to have it on your chest on the home uniforms. Anyways, the striping pattern was derived from the stylizing of the M logo with a few tweaks here and there. Away mirrors the home pretty much, also it's teal this time rather than black or grey. Teal is a unique color. Flaunt it. Alternate is black with a slightly different stripe and the M logo on the chest rather than a wordmark. Pants - Only white pants this go around. The side stripe here is based off the marlin from the M logo and continues about 3/4 of the way down the leg. Socks are striped based off the jerseys they go with. BP - For the BP hat, I broke the marlin away from the M and slapped in on the front of a black/teal hat. For the jerseys, I put the M front and center and shortened the striping a little bit. The black one is a "blackout" style jersey, with the numbers and the logo being mostly blacked out with some color still in there. C&C welcome! A bit wild with some reservations but I think it's an improvement.
  18. bkknight95

    The 1972 Project: Rice Owls

    Team #16 sees a return to the Red Headed Stepchildren aka the Group of 5, coming to you live from Mount Pleasant, Michigan: The Directional Michigan schools get the short end of the stick. They don't get a unique look from Adidas since they have a more than a few cellar dwelling seasons more often than not, and when they are good enough, i.e Western Michigan, they're uniforms are bombarded by RTB mantras and oars. But here in the concept universe, particularly this one each team gets an identity no matter how good they are. CMU suffers from not having something to call their own or a distinct look. EMU has adopted the steel pattern, a little too much IMO and for a while the Fleckening resided in WMU and gave them something to be unique. But CMU doesn't even have that. Short of a bowl game uniform from 2014(?), they've been the more conservative of the Directionals. I kept that in mind as I designed the Chippewas set. I kept in mind that while the Chippewas are an IRL Adidas school, they've kept the crazy adidas stuff to a dull roar. So with that, nothing needed to go super wild or off the wall. Football - The base design for the uniforms was a thick stripe flanked by two smaller stripes on each side. It just seemed to fit for CMU so it became their thing. Two helmets for the Chips, maroon and yellow with the stripes on the helmet. Motion C on the side of both. Jerseys have the stripes in the sleeve caps. Home and Alt have CHIPPEWAS on the chest, road has CENTRAL MICHIGAN. The number font was done in a similar fashion to the logo but gives the numbers a drop shadow effect. Pants have the stripes down the sides Hockey - These were inspired by the ACHA D3 team, which in essence re-colorings of the Canadiens uniforms. Which I then changed up a little bit from there. First and foremost the numbers were hard to read with the stripe continuing all the way around so the stripes stop under the arms. Also the D3 team uses a roundel logo with the motion C so I rebuilt that and tweaked it to match fonts and all that. Baseball - Baseball continues the trend. Sleeves carry the larger than average stripes you'd see on a baseball jersey. Hats and helmets have the motion C on the fronts. I knocked around the idea of a colored set of pants but neither color seemed to work so only white pants. Socks are striped. Basketball - Finally, I wasn't sure where to go with basketball with the stripes and I finally decided to go on the shoulders. The IRL uniforms have had a shoulder design for the last couple years so that was my rationale for it. Other than that, these are relatively simple. Stripes down on the lower hems of the shorts, Motion C on the waist band. Let me know what you guys think!
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    MLB by NIKE

    Won't have to wait as long for the Dodgers: The Dodgers (Brooklyn and LA) have had a very simple and easy look for decades. Was there any reason to change? Nope. The uniforms stayed simple as ever, but did get a few changes here and there. Hats - The main hat and helmet combo stays the same. Blue on Blue with a white LA monogram on the front of both. I added a white on blue alternate hat and helmet with a blue LA monogram. Jerseys - The jerseys stay pretty much the same with a couple changes. Added a stripe to the sleeves of all the uniforms and did away with the LA on the sleeves. I also considered eliminating the grey uniform and going white and blue only, but in the end I didn't like it as much so I kept the grey and made blue the alternate. Pants - Pants also stayed mostly the same. Stripe just got a little bit thicker and that's really about it. The socks also grew a stripe. Batting Practice - For the BP gear, I inverted the alternate hat and used the standalone D from the script, not unlike what they used for Spring Training. For the jerseys, I went with the shooting baseball star with the Dodgers script. I initially had a sketch idea of using the shooing ball with the LA logo but it didn't translate as well, so I stuck with the script version Not as labor intensive as the Rockies but C&C welcome as always!
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    MLB by NIKE

    So after a much too long delay, here's the updated uniforms Updated the hat logos to match the new style, as well as the numbers. For the main BP jersey and hat, I made them purple and changed the colors and logos accordingly. For the State Pride BP set, hat stayed the same and the jersey now has a double stripe across the chest to mimic the state flag and the logo on the front, which dumped the Colorado text underneath it. C&C welcome!
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    The 1972 Project: Rice Owls

    Next up: Ole Miss Landsharks Rebels: I see really no issues with the Rebels logo set or uniforms across the board. Even the club hockey team has a great set of uniforms. So really there wasn't a whole lot of change that went into these. Football did see the most change out of all of them to adhere to the new brand if you will but a lot of these are not much different than what exists today. Football - As I said above, football sees the most change. I do love the simplicity of the current uniforms but I don't like how the uniforms feel very disconnected color wise. My goal was to make the uniforms feel more color balanced and connected. So the normal double stripes give way to the grey pant stripes. I kept the helmet the same as it has been for the longest time now. When it came to the numbers I liked the simplicity of the one color numbers so I kept those across the uniform sets. Pants now all have the double pants stripe. Now I liked the powder blue helmets but I don't like how the Rebs just threw them in with the normal sets. To fix that I threw it back to 1962. Colored pictures of that season were a bit tough to come by so I did my best to approximate those uniforms. Hockey - Rebels hockey gets the double stripe treatment. Ole Miss graces the chests of all three jerseys. Single color numbers for the jerseys and navy pants for all. Not a lot to say here. I didn't want to try and shoehorn powder blue into their uniform set so there is no powder blue hockey jersey or uniform parts. Baseball - Baseball sees some changes though nothing too crazy. Double stripe placket piping on the four of them and double striping on the sleeves as well. Ole Miss graces the chests of the four unis. White and grey pants with double stripes on them. There's also a powder blue uniform set because that made sense to me, plus they actually wear a powder blue set so I felt it appropriate to include it. Basketball - Rounding out the Rebels roundtable of uniforms, basketball probably changes the least out of all of them. The biggest change might be the elimination of the REBELS text in the shorts stripe. Beyond that, not a whole lot to discuss here. C&C welcome as always!
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    MLB by NIKE

    Logo Update! Again, took @MJD7's suggestions and used the upright version of ROCKIES on the main logo and gave it an outline and gave the purple and white C Mountains their own outlines as well to match the grey one. Let me know what you think and I can update the jerseys accordingly!
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    The 1972 Project: Rice Owls

    My apologies for the lack of posts in recent days. I'm setting into a new job and haven't had the time to get these designs fully done. Hopefully I can get through these teams faster. Utah has had a good partnership with Under Armour IMO. Though football uniforms have taken a down turn as of recent days. To be honest, while it was a unique to them design I was not a fan of the mountain pattern used up until recently and I was more a fan of the football throwbacks that were used a couple years back and I ran with that as the basis for the whole thing. I also kept things relatively simple because Utah sports uniforms for the most part have always had a more simple feel to them . Football - So this is what I think the Utes SHOULD have done before they went on their sleeve cap, weird pant stripe color blocking crusade. first off, all the helmets get stripes. To me it felt half assed when the white and black helmets had stripes but the red ones didn't. Feathered-U logo is on both sides on all 3 helmets. Interlocking U on the front bumper, UTES on the back bumper. For the jerseys, stripes across the sleeves with the U centered on them. UTAH lettering on the front of them all. Pants have the same stripes. Black socks and shoes for all the uniforms. Whenever I tuned in to watch them play they always seemed to be in black shoes and socks. Hockey - If there is going to be another D1 hockey program in the west, I have Utah creeping up my shortlist. They recently made the jump to ACHA D1 and a D1 team doesn't seem out of the realm of possibility, anyways, the design is very similar to the football uniforms with the stripes with the U on top of them. I opted for shoulder numbers because of the U on the sleeves and because I don't think that they are or should be taboo on hockey jerseys. Pants and socks carry the stripe as well. Baseball - Baseball stays on brand and is quite simple as well. Due to the size of the stripes the U on top of them didn't work out as well, so the stripes continue as planned. UTES on the home, UTAH on the road and scripty UTES on the alt. Please note that just because a hat is over a particular uniform, that that hat is confined to that uniform. Pants and socks are striped to match. Basketball - Finally as we arrive to the court, the home and road uniforms carry the stripe in a traditional basketball manner and almost give off a Bulls kinda vibe. However the alternate was a little bit different. I opted for a chest stripe to be a little more unique and just to try something new. C&C welcome as always and these long layoffs hopefully won't continue!
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    MLB by NIKE

    So before we go too much further on uniforms, I'd like to nail down logos and fonts before the uniforms get adjusted: I took @MJD7's suggestion of the "purple mountain's majesty" and used that as the basis for the logos identity. The Mountains should remain purple in most if not all applications. I also added a stroke around the letters in the semi-circle. For the C-Mountains, the mountains now get a stroke around them on colored applications. The single color C works well for white and purple backgrounds IMO but the grey needs an outline on the C. The wordmarks don't really change much from the jerseys but I added them here for everyone to see. I wasn't nuts about the idea of a pointed number font but after putting it together, I think that it works much better than not pointed numbers. The 4 doesn't have any points because it didn't look good with the points on it and I couldn't find a usable workaround so at least for the moment, it remains pointless. Comments welcome, suggestions welcome and hopefully these can get nailed down to get the uniforms nailed down.
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    MLB by NIKE

    Colorado took me a little while to finish, and you'll soon see why: I found the issue with Colorado's logo wasn't in the construction, but in the font. Changing the font went a long way in improving the logo, along with a few changes here and there. Also the big change here is purple and grey become the focus, with black not being phased out completely just minimized compared to how it is now. Hats - One hat, purple on purple, with the new C logo being the focus of the hat. Helmets match the hats. Jerseys - 3 jerseys, white, purple and grey. Each jersey gets a mountain pattern design on the sleeves. New wordmarks on the front of all the jerseys. The matching number font did not look good, so I kept the same number font from the existing jerseys. Also because I know this is gonna get brought up, I kept the mountains purple on the purple jersey because it just looked better than doing it in grey or white. Pants - Pants are by far the most simple of the group. Originally there was gonna be a similar mountain style design, but after working on Arizona's design with the short pants, I went a simpler route with a simple stripe. BP - BP gear is a little wild, but nothing too off the wall. Normal BP hat is black with the big flying ball mountain logo. Jersey really doesn't deviate from the base design. Mountains on the sleeves, logo on the chest, number on the upper left chest. And because all the cool Colorado teams are doing it, (hey Colorado State, 28-3. Love Boise State ?), a state pride based BP set based on the new BP hat from this season. Here's the new logos I came up with: For the main logo, I got rid of some of the extemporaneous lines, I kept black in the mountains as I felt it looked better than the grey in this case and I used the new font and built it up very similar. For the hat logos, I tried to go for a CR logo like they have now, but in the end nothing worked in a way I could add a mountain. So as I came to call it the Hiding Mountain logo was just a C with a hiding mountain. I also came up with a symmetrical mountain logo which is what I used for the sleeves. Lot to process, C&C welcome!