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  1. College Football Uniforms - 2017 Season

    Ohio State's alternate uniforms look better than what I expected from the previous leaks, but a few things still irk me. -Remove the pattern from the helmet and match its color to the color of the jersey and pants -Match the color of the helmet striping to the sleeve striping -Make the buckeye leaves silver or dark gray The wolf pattern on the numbers is subtle enough that I don't absolutely hate it, but some of these minor inconsistencies take away from what could be a surprisingly very good one-off alternate.
  2. NBA x NIKE (DENVER NUGGETS added 10/10)

    As the new Nuggets set continues to grow on me every time I see it in action, I've thought about what direction they could go in with regards to the Community-Inspired Edition uniform. The rest of their set looks good in-game on TV, but some of the smaller details and subtle inconsistencies still irk me. With that in mind, I wanted to design a uniform that looks good from afar but is also cohesive when analyzed on its lowest levels. The inspiration behind this design was two-fold: 1) the Denver skyline/mountaintop design from generations past; 2) the city of Denver's flag. The mountaintops from the flag design find their way onto the jersey as a very simplified version of the skyline/mountaintop design, and the alternate logo has been re-colored to mirror the rising yellow sun while including the pick ax and nugget imagery as well as the player number. The collar and armhole trim are simply the flag design repeating. It's a bit much in terms of design elements, if not redundant, so I could see those being the main criticisms....but I'm curious to know your thoughts. Any and all feedback is greatly appreciated. Thanks for looking! Denver Nuggets Community-Inspired Edition Jerseys
  3. NBA Changes 2017-18

    The gray is so unnecessary -- didn't realize just how unnecessary it was until now.
  4. NBA x NIKE (DENVER NUGGETS added 10/10)

    Some of the discussion in over on the Sports Logos boards reminded me that I never posted my final concept for the Portland Trail Blazers. It's nothing too radical or sophisticated, but rather just an even more simplified version of their new Nike Association and Icon uniforms. The single-color wordmarks look off above the stroked numerals, and the silver trim is inconsistent with their updated logo. This concept simply unifies the treatments of the wordmarks and numerals and removes the silver to create a minimalist design that cleanly and concisely captures the Blazers' identity. Please let me know your thoughts! Thanks! Portland Trail Blazers Association Jersey Portland Trail Blazers Icon Jersey
  5. NBA Changes 2017-18

    I agree re: unifying the one-color wordmarks with the numerals. I'd go a step further and eliminate the silver trim entirely, though. I'm pretty sure I mocked that up some time ago, but never posted it. When I get to my desktop I'll post it because as much as I still like their new look, I think those few additional tweaks make more sense and look better.
  6. NCAA Basketball 2017-18 New Uniforms

    The actual home and away uniforms look much better than I expected after seeing the concept graphics, but I have my doubts on the gray uniforms....that shade just does not look good and especially not without any navy.
  7. NBA x NIKE (DENVER NUGGETS added 10/10)

    Here's another concept I've been working on lately. Minnesota's recent re-branding effort was very good in terms of the color palette, logos, and wordmarks, but left a lot to be desired in regards to uniforms. This particular concept doesn't translate to a full uniform set, but rather serves best as a singular Statement or Community design. Anyways, it's themed after the Aurora Borealis - the Northern Lights - that can be seen from Minnesota and many other northern territories. It also just so happens to kind of coincide with their new color palette. It's fairly simple, albeit a bit complex in terms of textures and effects, but it ties the team's geographical location to its color palette while retaining the the wordmark typeface and adopting a matching one for the numerals. Sure, it may approach the line of fashion jersey, but I think it works. Please let me know your thoughts....thanks! Minnesota Timberwolves Northern Lights Jersey
  8. NBA Changes 2017-18

    Here's a link showing pictures of some Nike NBA apparel that'll presumably be available 9/29: http://www.basket4ballers.com/en/212-nba
  9. NBA Changes 2017-18

    Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think this necessarily means previous Statement and/or Community uniforms are gone once the new ones come out. Over half of the League's Statement sets this season are essentially what they've worn in previous years, so I'd be surprised if they go away.
  10. NBA Changes 2017-18

    Not sure if this has been posted here, but an interesting note re: the Jazz jersey schedule for upcoming season. Based on Nike's formatting, I'd assume (but can't confirm) it's the same for all teams.
  11. NCAA Basketball 2017-18 New Uniforms

    The court looks much better with the navy paint and boundaries -- the old court felt oddly sterile without so little color. Here's the best shot I could find: https://xuathletics.exposure.co/xavier-volleyball-vs-cincinnati/photo/ph_n8r7u1c05yjr1s7k Xavier has been teasing new uniforms with a reveal coming in "Late September" according to their social media accounts. Not sure what to expect, but the teasers have consistently included their alternate logo in six colors: white, navy, silver, black, powder blue, and royal blue. The first four have been their standard home, away, and alternate options for a while, and the last two seem to suggest a throwback option or two.
  12. NBA x NIKE (DENVER NUGGETS added 10/10)

    The Memphis Grizzlies' branding wasn't spectacular to begin with, and over time has completely worn out its welcome....at least in my opinion. I like the uniqueness of the triple blue color palette, but the way those colors are used make the uniforms feel muddled, nothing about them are pertinent to Memphis nor Grizzlies, and - perhaps worst of all - Adidas and now Nike have refused to bring back the in-lined typeface. With Nike transitioning to Statement and Community-Inspired alternate uniforms, I expected every team's third (and fourth) uniforms to be fresh and exciting. That wasn't the case (so far) for Memphis as well as more than a handful of other teams, which was quite a letdown. Anyways, here's a concept that I've had in my head for months, but continued to struggle with in terms of actually executing. The city of Memphis is where various types of blues, soul, and rock-n-roll music originated, and with that deeply embedded within the city's culture it makes sense to acknowledge it in a community-inspired uniform. Specifically, Beale Street is recognized as 'The Home of the Blues,' and the primary color of the Grizzlies' Statement Edition uniforms is even called 'Beale Street Blue.' There's an iconic neon sign on Beale Street that reads 'Memphis music' in various bright colors, which serves as the foundation for this uniform. The jersey itself is black to create contrast with the neon characters, and the wordmark is set within a Beale Street Blue roundel just like the actual sign. The Beale Street Blue also finds its way to the collar and armhole trim as well as the numerals to establish some sense of consistency despite the neon rainbow lettering. It's interesting to note that each of the colors in the neon rainbow lettering has a place in the team's history -- blue is obviously part of their current color palette, green and yellow were the colors of the Memphis Tams, Red was the color of the Memphis Sounds, and Purple and Orange are the colors of FedEx, their arena sponsor. The in-lined numeral typeface returns and is placed within the roundel to maintain balance and complete the look. My biggest uncertainty right now is how well the rest of the uniform fits with and balances against the focal point that is the neon sign. I'm not entirely convinced this is the best way to do it, but it's the best way I've designed so far. Any and all feedback and suggestions on this would be greatly appreciated! Thanks for looking! Memphis Grizzlies Community-Inspired Edition Jersey
  13. NBA x NIKE (DENVER NUGGETS added 10/10)

    Haven't done much creating since things started leaking in July, but with all 30 Statement Edition uniforms being unveiled last week I've been thinking about what I'd tweak here and there on many of them. The Statement Edition uniform I want to like to the most but don't belongs to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Their current and historically speaking only brand is boring and underwhelming, and despite an exciting color palette they've failed to produce any exciting home, away, or alternate uniforms. The alternate uniform unveiled by Nike last week is fun, and I think it will grow on myself and others as we see it in action, but there are some minor details to be sorted out that could make it not only an excellent alternate option, but also a workable template for an eventual full re-design. The color palette remains simple without losing any vibrancy, the wordmark font works well given the team's nickname, and the soundwave pattern is a unique tie-in that merits inclusion albeit in a different form. That being said, the color balance feels off because the orange accent only appears around the collar trim -- it has now been added to the armhole trim for the sake of consistency. The wordmark font has also been used to replace the previous numeral font, as it clashed with the theme and looked out of place. I'm honestly not sure how it would look for numerals other than Russell Westbrook's '0' here, but we'll roll with it. While you obviously can't see the back of the jersey, I think for the sake of maintaining a clean design the soundwave pattern needs to be relegated strictly to the jersey's side panels -- extending completely across the back is excessive and unnecessary. These tweaks aren't monumental, and I certainly haven't created anything new here, but I believe they establish levels of consistency and attention-to-detail that Nike and the Thunder overlooked. Please let me know your thoughts....thanks! Oklahoma City Thunder Statement Edition Jersey
  14. NBA Changes 2017-18

    The black Clippers uniform looks pretty sharp from behind -- they're a solid wordmark away from being actually good, even. Can anyone explain to me what's going on in the side panels of the black Rockets uniform?
  15. NBA Changes 2017-18

    Some additional thoughts from the newest leaks: -The Bulls look really sharp. -The Nuggets side panels look really bad and uninspired -- random, off-balance color-blocking is never the answer. -The Warriors having blue on the shorts but not the jersey again feels off-balance without reason. -The Rockets look really not sharp. -The Pacers sublimated cornfield pattern on the entire back of their uniform is interesting -- I expected it sublimated in some fashion, but not quite on that scale. -The Knicks look surprisingly better than I previously thought. -The Thunder overthought what could have been a very good alternate look. -The Trail Blazers destroying the sash's continuity onto the shorts is a travesty on an otherwise solid look. -The Jazz yellow looks very abrasive.