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  1. In an election between two of the most unpopular major party candidates in American history, our third parties have risen to the occasion with Gov. What's Aleppo? and Dr. WiFi Gives You Autism.
  2. The Nets unveiled their "Brooklyn Remix" jersey today, a mashup of their 80s NJ jerseys with their current look: http://www.nba.com/nets/brooklynremix
  3. To the extent I am a Cyclones fan, it's because I enjoy attending their games and I take pride in their identification with my borough. I am under no illusion that they don't primarily exist to evaluate and prepare players to advance in the Mets' organization, but that is just not relevant to my personal interest in the team. They aren't obscuring their player development agenda by calling themselves the Cyclones instead of the Mets; to my earlier point, they're making the team more accessible to people like me who are not invested in the Mets' or their future.
  4. To add to this - it also opens up the minor league team's fanbase to fans of other parents clubs who wouldn't be comfortable cheering for (or wearing merchandise visually similar to) a pro team they might not like. I can wear my Brooklyn Cyclones hat without a second thought despite my antipathy toward the Mets, whereas my NYCFC jersey makes me feel like half a Man City fan even though I support Tottenham.
  5. Rendering, via the Hornets website:
  6. Saw this trailer for a new documentary on the evolution of graphic design production over the last 40-or-so years: https://player.vimeo.com/video/157620840 As a young(ish) designer whose earliest experience only goes back to the dying days of Quark, I'm really interested in how radically different the job of graphic designer was as recently as the 70s and 80s. The Mad Men production scenes with Sal, and later Stan, were fascinating to me, and I'm glad this documentary is coming along to flesh out what the job was really like back then. It's almost a completely different profession now, which is a good thing because I'm terrible at manual production.
  7. I had the pleasure of dragging my bags through a construction site to get from one LaGuardia terminal to another over the weekend, and I passed this logo for the redevelopment project on the construction fencing: Not great, but nicer than the current logo:
  8. It amazes me how much this aspect gets overlooked in conversations around the brain injury issue. So much of the (badly needed) discussion centers on concussions from hard hits that happen a few times a game at most, but there doesn't seem to be as much awareness of subconcussive hits that occur on every snap of the ball when the defensive and offensive lines come together. These are so much more insidious, both because they're undetectable when they happen and the damage they cause is cumulative, and because collisions at the line of scrimmage are so much more fundamental to the way football is played than dangerous tackles, which seem to have the potential to be controllable through player training and referee regulation. To me, this is much more central to the question of whether it's possible to legislate and/or innovate football without changing it too much than violent tackles of receivers or quarterbacks.
  9. These are great. I love the way they're rendered, and the way the lines that run to the stations are incorporated. Having them all together on one graphic/poster once you're done would be a great piece. Or even broken out into individual lines.
  10. Not only is he not spending his own money - he's using the campaign to pay himself, his family, and his businesses: It's almost like he's some kind of con artist...
  11. Continuing the trend of moving away from parent club-branding, the Staten Island Yankees are seeking fan suggestions for a new name.
  12. Our first kinda-sorta VP pick means our first full ticket logo:
  13. http://blog.virginamerica.com/blog/a-labor-of-love-reimagining-our-iconic-logo/