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Veras last won the day on November 12 2017

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About Veras

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  • Birthday 07/31/1987

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    American football, baseball, politics (especially campaigns), history, and video games.
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    Minnesota Timberwolves howling alternate, Seattle Mariners, St. Louis Blues, Seattle Seahawks
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  1. That KC-LA uniform matchup was ridiculous. I love KC’s look on its own, but on the ice next to another asymmetrical set with a similar color scheme… The finals is a pretty interesting one, too. Miami is so wild and Seattle is so muted that it’s weird to imagine them sharing the ice. Also, go G’Wolves! Aaaooooooo!
  2. I appreciate your enthusiasm, but it’s going to be a minute. Like I said last week, I’m starting a new job which involves working 70 or so hours a week plus extensive homework until I’m released from training, hopefully this weekend. I don’t think I’ve even opened Illustrator for 2 weeks.
  3. You’re not, hawkfan is. He’ll post when he can, a project like this takes an extraordinary amount of time and this thread isn’t the only thing in his life.
  4. Political Logos

    That's nothing. Where would you have put your hands when holding campaign signs for Dick Swett (D-NH) or Harry Baals (R-IN).
  5. Super Bowl Field Database - Super Bowl LII

    I was going to suggest making that change on the image.
  6. The Baltimore Royals overhauled their look prior to the 1989 draft. The design had been in the works for a few years, and the team had initially planned to launch the rebrand so that it would coincide with the opening of their new stadium. However, that can keeps getting kicked down the road, so they made the move now. Old logos: New Logos: The Royals haven't changed their look for a very long time. With the exception of a minor change to the secondary in 1969 (replacing the R with a B to commemorate their move to Baltimore), they have used the same identity since 1964. They have retained their purple and gold color scheme, but the purple is now lighter to help distance them from their black and gold-wearing rivals from Washington; and the gold (which matches the flag of Maryland) is richer and less yellow. The primary is a heraldic lion head, and is meant to look fiercer and more dynamic than the old one, with its lazy grin. The Crowned B secondary got a complete overhaul to match the new wordmark, which plays into the same medieval royal theme as the primary. The font is medieval scribish by St Rachan Typeworks. Old Uniform: New Uniform: The uniforms underwent a significant change. The most iconic feature of Baltimore's previous look was the sleeves that didn't match the rest of the jersey. With several USFA teams borrowing this idea, the Royals have abandoned it, and instead placed the lion logo on the sleeve. They will continue to use the secondary on the helmet, which will switch from purple to gold. The most unique feature is the move away from traditional block numbers to the same font used in their wordmark. The Maryland state flag was added to the chest as an afterthought. It is meant to convey the team's commitment to remaining in the state, despite the fact that the team has struggled to reach a deal for a new stadium. A note on the helmet stripes: I've been watching old Super Bowls, and have realized that I've been displaying them as being waaaaaaaaaaay too narrow. Much like adding numbers to helmets and foreshortening the TV numbers, this isn't something that's worth redoing every team over, so I won't be doing that, but expect to see wider and more spaced out helmet stripes in the future.
  7. The NFL is apparently now taking inspiration from the AFA: The Eagles are now dealing with an outbreak of the flu, which sounds suspiciously like what happened to the Imperials in the 38th Victory Bowl. I'm really looking forward to the Chicago Threes uniforms. I definitely jumped the gun by adding them in 1950, to the point that I think I went back and retroactively scratched them. That's clearly the Pittsburgh Bublebee uniform of the AFA universe, and I'm very much looking forward to them using it. As for 1995, I'm not sure yet. Throwbacks might only be worn when both teams have era-appropriate uniforms, or the founding teams may wear them all season. Most of the teams that can trace their history back to the 1940s are concentrated in a few divisions, which means that there will be plenty of games between those teams. Pittsburgh (then Wheeling), Philadelphia (then Pittsburgh), New York, and Boston in the Northeast; Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Detroit in the North; and St. Louis (then Philadelphia) and Minnesota (then Providence) in the Central. Of the 11 surviving founding teams, only Baltimore (then Richmond) doesn't share a division with at least one founding member. The Comets and Whales in the West and the Hurricanes and Krewe in the South can also trace their history directly back to the 1940s, though they were in different leagues at the time. Additionally, the Crows and Destroyers are named after postwar era teams, and could easily wear throwbacks from those teams, but they're also in the Central and West, respectively. In other words, there will be plenty of times when founding-era teams have the chance to play one another, and go throwback on throwback.
  8. I'm starting a new job on Monday. On the plus side, I'll finally have a full time gig instead of patching together 2-3 part-time jobs like I have over the past year. I'll have a consistent schedule, and will likely be able to post more regularly again. The drawback is that my first two weeks are going to be really busy as I go through training. 12-hour days with homework at the end of it. So I may disappear for a couple weeks, but I will be back. If I have the time over the weekend, I may post some of the new AFA designs - Baltimore is getting a whole new look, Philadelphia is brightening up their color scheme, and several teams will move to the new jersey template. With the exception of a few complimentary graphics, the 1989 season is ready to go, so I'll start posting that once things settle down. I just don't want to post the offseason news and then go several weeks without continuing the story. The early 90s recession was pretty brief - it didn't even last a full season, and even unemployment (which went down slowly) was back to pre-recession levels within four years. It will likely kill a few franchises and force some relocations, but the league will probably survive, barring other factors. Do you really think they're that far ahead of their time? The NFL didn't adopt any crazy looks (except for Cincinnati) until around 2000, but other sports were going wild by the early to mid-1990s. The gradient is based on the Atlanta Hawks 1995 uniforms, and the NBA already had some pretty out there stuff by 1989 with Charlotte and Orlando. The NHL had the Mighty Ducks by 1993 and the Coyotes by 1995. Soccer teams were wearing absolutely crazy stuff by the early 1990s. The WFL/NFL Europe went crazy in 1995. Using professional sports in general rather than football as a guidepost, I'd argue that they're probably only about 3-6 years ahead of their time. Given that the AFA universe has already shown teams willing to be a little more out there than their real-life counterparts (see Arizona and Miami), and that the USFA is intentionally crazier than the AFA, this seems like a pretty plausible move to me. Yeah, I don't like the white as much either. I had actually done the entire league with virtually no white at all (only San Jose, Indiana, and California had white jerseys, I think), but realized shortly before I started posting that the season would fall during the hot months. It seems too reasonable not to make the change, though the one good thing is that there will never be a white on white matchup. Instead, you'll have white vs. increasingly insane looking colorful uniforms, which may make them look even more out of place (and therefore awesome).
  9. Oh, just wait. By the mid-90s, that will look pretty tame for this league.
  10. Serious question, though. The Corcordes won't be changing their name over that, will they? I mean, they were commercial airliners, but not the same kind, so the connection is a little tenuous, right?
  11. The Civics did 9/11. Why else would they all have left the city on that day!?!? #Loose(Line)Change
  12. After having played through one full summer in mostly dark uniforms, several USFA teams opted to change up their looks in an effort to make their players more comfortable. The result is that a league that explicitly discouraged the use of white on uniforms in 1988 would make heavy use of it in 1989. The only team to undergo a full rebrand was the San Jose Spiders. Having an identity that utilized only black and white made it difficult for them to avoid dark jerseys, so they switched things up, adding a light blue to the color scheme. The football at the center of the logo was also enlarged, as as to be more visible when used on the uniform. The old logo and uniforms can be seen here. The new uniforms are wild, even by the standards of the USFA. They're the first professional football uniforms to utilize gradients (they were inspired by the 1990s Atlanta Hawks unis, though they bear a strong, albeit coincidental, resemblance to the Chicago Frost of @ItDoesntMatter's National Dashball League). The expand the old spider web motif to the helmet, and the stripe on the pants is meant to look like a spider hanging from a strand. Though the uniforms are met with mixed reviews, the socks are extremely popular and sell better than any other merchandise offered by the team. Most of the other changes were minor, with a switch to white pants being the most common modification. In fact, that was the entirety of the changes made by the Brooklyn Privateers and Utah Pioneers. The defending champion Louisville Brawlers did the same, and also changed their helmet color from black to white; while the Carolina Cyborgs switched to white with their primary (red) jersey and added a white alternate, but kept their dark blue pants with the grey secondary jersey. The most substantial change outside of San Jose came in Oklahoma City. In the USFA's first season, the Reapers had worn as little white as possible. However, after a year of playing in the brutal OKC summer, they reversed course. The switched to white helmets and pants for all of their uniforms, and significantly altered the details of the uniform. They now have a unique helmet stripe that is as wide as the bumper with a significant amount space between the stripes. The pattern on the socks and pants changed, and outlines were added to all text and numbers. Probably the most significant change was that he skull sleeve stripe was better integrated into the uniforms, which will provide a more intimidating look (honestly, this is probably too modern, but I like it too much not to use it - the white jersey is probably my favorite that I've ever done).
  13. Thanks for the kind words. Responding to questions is actually one of my favorite parts of the project. It makes me consider things that I never would have thought of otherwise (questions of media contracts, for example), and gives me reason to dive into statistical questions that I wouldn't have noticed on my own. Feedback from members of these boards have not only helped me grow as a designer, they've made this league (that would otherwise only have exited in my head) much deeper. Yep. They even have the same names. The Senior Bowl has been played since 1948, while the Combine began in 1984. The star of this year's Senior Bowl was Gregg Barbossa (RB-Texas), who scored two touchdowns, including an 83 yard reception on a screen pass.
  14. Super Bowl Field Database - Super Bowl LII

    Looks great, though is the Colts ear hole supposed to be white? The other teams all match the background.
  15. Super Bowl Field Database - Super Bowl LII

    Those two end zones on the same field looks ridiculous. The Eagles look small and weak compared to the Patriots, and... this is actually a pretty good metaphor for the game.