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About gosioux76

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  1. FINALLY, an organization that values winning over losing.
  2. Looks like the Blazers released the whole logo update: http://trailblazerslogo.com/logo/#twentyseventeenSlide
  3. This is probably an unpopular opinion, but I actually think the addition of black to the Jets uniform was one of the few BFBS situations that worked. I really liked those uniforms.
  4. I'd put this one on par with the Vikings redesign, at least in terms of what it accomplished. Both redesigns brought the franchise back to a more traditional look, albeit with modern touches. Both redesigns have irksome minor flaws. Both served as adequate replacements to bad design choices. I'd call it a win.
  5. It should be encouraging, though, that the leaked ads feature green so prominently.
  6. I remember attending a game in Dallas on a whim in 1999. Though it was a regular season game, both teams wore plain mesh jerseys -- like practice jerseys with a logo pinned or stitched on. My memory isn't so great, but I remember it looking like a league on its last wheels, so to speak.
  7. Agreed. The only thing that could make that jersey worse is if the word "mini" appeared above it in tiny letters.
  8. I also wonder whether the Chargers' move isn't part of the reason why the Rams aren't being more transparent about their plans for 2019. It would seem reasonable that the Rams don't like the idea of having two teams in the same market with the same or similar color schemes. And they can't control another franchise's branding decisions. So with the Chargers moving north, the Rams switch to blue and white as a differentiator for now. Meanwhile, they remain noncommital to a color scheme for 2019 in the unlikely event the Chargers rebrand, freeing up blue and yellow. It's just a theory.
  9. Yeah, I can imagine that might be a beast when it comes to getting the appropriate approvals. Great idea, though. Really useful.
  10. I get that — I really do. But when it's a public institution, there shouldn't be anything hidden from the general public.
  11. You're right. But keeping them hidden also makes it look like you have something to hide. It's a real can of worms.
  12. Fair enough. I just don't share such a disdain for public transparency.
  13. Just so it's not confusing, UND — the institution — seems completely satisfied with the process. The preliminary designs were sought by the city's daily newspaper, a request that was rejected on the grounds that the designs are trade secrets. I'm arguing that those designs shouldn't be protected. And I'm arguing that SME's reasoning for doing so, that those designs have value that they may want to realize with another client in the future, opens the question as to whether UND was presented with original work. Just wanted to make that point clear.
  14. In his written opinion, North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem wrote: "It is SME’s position that the preliminary designs not chosen by UND still have economic value because they will be used by SME in future projects and it would damage its competitive position to allow its competitors to have access to and be able to utilize those images." Now, I agree this isn't SME saying they'll sell, as you wrote, "those stages as-is to a future client." But it's an acknowledgement that designs supposedly created for UND will be recycled in some form for another client. On the whole, I don't disagree with you. If I'm a private client, I don't care what the process was so long as I like the result. But UND, in this case, isn't a private client. It's a public institution. SME might get its approval from a single person at that public institution — in this case, a stand-in temporary university president — but its work should be open to broader public scrutiny. While SME can retain ownership of its preliminary designs, its design process — including those preliminary designs — should be made public when the public requests it, as was the case in this scenario. Again, interesting discussion. I'm learning a lot about the work you all do.