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    Oldschoolvikings' NFL concepts - Texans concept added 2/14/19

    I think that would make a sharp look for the Patriots, but I’m not quite sure about silver helmets for the Texans. Objectively, I like it but just not for Houston.
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    8BW14's NFL Concept Thread: Falcons (2/8)

    So I’ve got a couple new things today. First, I’ve got a Falcons concept. The new logo is an attempt to find a happy medium between the retro, strangely proportioned classic logo and the new decepticon robo-falcon. I took the basic shape and aggressive stance from the current logo, but smoothed our some of the edges to give more of a bird vibe and not a robot vibe. So many falcons concepts around here bring back the red helmets. I didn’t do that. Some members around here will call me a blasphemer for saying this, but I’ve never really been a huge fan of the red helmet/black jersey look for the Falcons. I think the color balance is so much better with a black helmet/red jersey. The new uniforms have big streaks of color, inspired by the logo and I brought back the black alternate jersey and black pants are the primary option with the white jerseys. I also have a compilation of the NFL logos I’ve redesigned on this thread over the last year or so. Some of them are re-colors, more or less and there are a couple I haven’t touched yet, but I just thought it would be cool to see them all together. Anyway, thanks for having a look and please feel free to comment on the Falcons or the rest of the logos.
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    College Baseball Uniforms - 2019

    I love the pinstripe uniforms with the head spoon and Frogs script, and the OKState throwback is just perfect. I have a real soft spot for baseball uniforms that have a 1940’s -1950’s vibe, especially when they’re worn correctly with visible socks.
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    Misconceptions of logos

    It was years before I actually saw the P here too. I always saw a hockey puck with a wing. I still don’t think the P is obvious to be honest.
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    Misconceptions of logos

    For a long time, when I saw the Nordiques logo, I saw an elephant. I always knew it couldn’t be an elephant but that’s what I saw. Even now, I know it’s an igloo, but still have to make myself look at it that way rather than seeing the abstract elephant with the ball on its trunk.
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    Oldschoolvikings' NFL concepts - Texans concept added 2/14/19

    I really like what you did with the bengals. The only thing might do is change the numbers on the white jersey to black. If you’re married to the orange numbers, an outline would work, but I think single color numbers work better here (and most of the time, for that matter). As for the Titans, I like the idea, I love the powder blue helmet, and I really dig the red numbers on the white jersey. I’m not really liking the way the old school striping clashes against the more contemporary logo though, maybe something simpler like a double stripe or a brashier stripe would work better? Just my two pennies.
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    8BW14's NFL Concept Thread: Falcons (2/8)

    Oka, so I've got a couple new ones today. The first is the Arizona Cardinals. Last year I did this Cardinals concept which had a heavy vintage vibe, so I wanted to do something a bit more modern feeling. My idea was to take their current uniforms and get it a job and a haircut and move it out if its parents' basement. I wanted to see if I could run with some of the ideas from the piping years and clean them up to make a uniform that wouldn't look dated in five years. Like I said, this concept was inspired by the current duds, but hopefully addresses some of the issues with the piping and panels. The alternate uniform is a throwback to the inaugural Phoenix Cardinals uniforms. Next up, we have the Kansas City Chiefs. There was some conversation about the Chiefs uniforms over in the NFL 2019 thread and it gave me some inspiration to do something with the Chiefs. I've never been a big fan of how white and yellow touch so often on the Chiefs uniforms, causing those areas to have a blurry,vibrating effect. One solution I came up with was to change the Chiefs color scheme. I have introduced a new color that I'm going to call Sandstone to replace the yellow/gold. I also created a new logo, getting rid of the black outlines. The new uniforms are admittedly pretty minimalist in their design. The helmet remains stripeless and the traditional block numbers are replaced with a custom, single-color font. The striping returns to the cuffs, where it has traditionally been and the numbers return to the sleeves because I'm a sucker for some sleeve TV numbers. Overall, the uniforms are pretty simple, but I don't think you need to do too much with the Chiefs to have a good, strong uniform. I'm pretty curious to hear what everyone thinks about the new color scheme for KC, so please feel free to offer any and all feedback on either concept. Thanks for having a look.
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    NFL REDESIGN (Bears update 1/16)

    That’s awesome. The number font is very unique and also has a vintage/old school feel, which is perfect for the bears. Your new front facing bear is great too. It’s a nice, clean update of the classic logo. My only criticism of it would be that it might be a bit too clean and contemporary for the Bears’ brand. My one gripe about the uniform themselves is with the stripes on the blue pants. Maybe flip them so they’re white/orange/white, “matching” the jersey stripes.
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    8BW14's NFL Concept Thread: Falcons (2/8)

    I was inspired to do a little Colts concept over the weekend. I didn’t make any big changes because, frankly, I don’t think the Colts need any big changes. The devil is in the details here, so to speak. I started by updating the logo and word mark. The new logo is a little bolder with fewer holes, for lack of a better word. It’s also a little more square and less vertical in its shape. The word mark is meant to be an evolution, of sorts, of the current word mark, which I think is more dated and hokey than timeless and classic. The new number font is a custom block font based on the Colts’ helmet number font which I have always been a fan of, especially the 2. The only significant changes I made to the uniforms beyond the new font and logo were the addition of sock stripes and the change to the pants stripes which now match the single stripe on the helmet. The alternate uniforms is a faux-back, blue jersey-edition of the throwbacks the Colts wore a couple times during the Peyton Manning years. I think the horseshoes in the back of the helmet is a really cool unique design that more people should be aware of. Well, that’s it for now. Thanks for having a look and let me know what you think. I’d love to hear some feedback. Thanks again.
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    8BW14's NFL Concept Thread: Falcons (2/8)

    Well Happy New Year to everyone. I had a little time off over the holidays and was able to put together another Bucs concept. My original plan was to modernize/update Bucco Bruce and use a white helmet with the creamsicle/red color scheme but no matter what I did, I just couldn’t put something together that felt right. What I decide to do in the end was keep the current branding/color scheme of pewter/red/orange and the Jolly Rodger and create a sort of zombie Bucco Bruce logo: The uniforms are a call back to the origina Pewter Pirates, but with some contemporary touches like a custom number font. The bright orange is used as sparingly as a highlight much in the same way the Seahawks used lime green on these uniforms. Rather than featuring the ship, which is a fine logo, but not well suited to a sleeve, the sleeves feature an updated skull and crossed-swords logo. Here’s a look at the full number font, a modified block font that is a little more subtle than the trash the Bucs currently wear: Well I’ll thanks for having a look and as always, please let me know what you think. I’d love to hear any and all feedback.
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    Oldschoolvikings' NFL concepts - Texans concept added 2/14/19

    I think you could lose the yellow trim on the numbers. The Vikings are a team where single color numbers work really well By playing off of the horn where white and yellow don’t touch. I guess my critique would be that white and yellow shouldn’t be touching, especially on this Vikings concept that has lots of thin lines.
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    Best Logo Refreshes

    Not going to argue with you that updated birds logo is a better logo in many technical aspects. You’re spot on there. It’s drawn better, kerning is better, birds are more realistic, but damnit if I don’t just like the old logo better. The new one is objectively very good. The simpler, smaller birds just scream traditional baseball to me, especially when I think of the logo/word mark being chainstitched on the jerseys. That’s traditional and classic. It just works so well for that style. Also, the updated version is just enormous on the front of the jerseys, I think the birds have gotten too big: This is better: But this is best, IMO: which is actually kind of a hybrid with the modern bird, but with yellow eyes, and the modern updated script, but with the old bat. They wore this version from 1997 until 2013 or 2014? Then they updated the jersey mark to match the actual graphic with the just-a-little-too-big birds.
  13. Oh I agree they should have stuck with white helmets 100%. The old look just needed some touching up IMO. I’m just saying that at least they don’t look like the Texans or Seahawks with the light blue pants. Yeah they tried way too hard and the new look is not good, but at least the light blue pants liven up a dark, dull uniform.
  14. The combo navy jersey/light blue pants combo the Titans are sporting today is definitely the best combo their dumpster fire of a uniform set has to offer. The columbia blue pants bring some life to a rather dull, boring look otherwise.
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    College Football uniforms- 2018

    Well for the record I’m not a huge fan of Oregon’s green either, but it definitely works better with the ducks bright yellow than it does with Notre Dame’s rich gold.