Carolingian Steamroller

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  1. Alternative History MLB Double Knit Era Series by Carolingian Steamroller (Giants 31/31)

    We reach the end with the San Francisco Giants! I love the elegance of the '70s Giants script, something that was wiped away by the overly generic '80s design. Here I've adapted an away script from the same style and opted for the late '70s "SF." For the waistband, I took the sock stripes and translated them which makes it look like a doubled up version of the classic three-stripe soutache. In figuring out the collar, I took the traditional piping but added a notch, reminiscent of some recent AS Roma designs. The look I was going for was a traditional collar, with the top button rakishly undone. I hope you've enjoyed this series as much as I've enjoyed designing it. Let me know you comments on the series on the whole and any further thoughts. Enjoy!
  2. Alternative History MLB Double Knit Era Series by Carolingian Steamroller (Giants 31/31)

    Arizona Diamondbacks today: This was tough. I wanted to do something geometric so I figured out a diamond pattern based on equilateral triangles in a pattern that created a successive diamond pattern like the back of a Western diamondback rattlesnake. For colors I've opted for a blending of classic purple with modern turquoise with a hint of gold/sand. For the road uniform I've opted for sand with a turquoise alternate. I've also thrown in a purple softball jersey with sand lettering. I've gone with collars the same color as the jersey like the old Atlanta Braves since the wide diamond pattern offers plenty of detail. C&C as always! Enjoy!
  3. MLB Redesigns Series (Final Updates: NL West)

    The NL West updates all look great! I love that Padres concept and the Aces are such a cool design in general.
  4. Alternative History MLB Double Knit Era Series by Carolingian Steamroller (Giants 31/31)

    Padres today. For color scheme I went with the navy blue and copper scheme I worked out as part of my last series. The thesis being that copper is close to both brown and orange and as such could actually invoke both the brown and blue eras of Padres history. The uniforms are broadly inspired by Japan's uniform in the last WBC with metallic trim alongside pinstripes. I couldn't decide whether pinstripes should also be included in the away or alternate uniform so I've provided everything for comparison. C&C as always. Enjoy!
  5. Alternative History MLB Double Knit Era Series by Carolingian Steamroller (Giants 31/31)

    Continuing with the NL West with the Dodgers. No major changes here. Essentially on the home, I've swapped out a blue belt for a blue waistband and added a blue collar. On the road, I've emulated the classic '80s striping pattern on the collar and waistband. For the alt I've essentially carried over the OKC Dodgers alt but in pullover form. C&C as always. Enjoy!
  6. Alternative History MLB Double Knit Era Series by Carolingian Steamroller (Giants 31/31)

    Actually its the same width it just looks wider since the white and gold blend into each other. That makes the center stripe on the home/away set look wider and the top/bottom stripes on the alternate seem wider.
  7. Alternative History MLB Double Knit Era Series by Carolingian Steamroller (Giants 31/31)

    I've been bogged down with the Arizona Diamondbacks so I'll just get going on the rest of the NL West. Let's start with the Colorado Rockies. I've opted here for the blue/red/gold color scheme. I really loved the way Colombia and Venezuela used bright blue and gold in their WBC uniforms, so I've tried to carry that spirit over here. These are highly unconventional but I think the bright colors really bring it together. C&C as always! Enjoy!
  8. MLB Redesigns Series (Final Updates: NL West)

    Terrific job on the Rangers! I love that stripe on the hat. Its a cool retro feature.
  9. Alternative History MLB Double Knit Era Series by Carolingian Steamroller (Giants 31/31)

    Sure, also here is a revised version of the home alternate with softball top.
  10. Alternative History MLB Double Knit Era Series by Carolingian Steamroller (Giants 31/31)

    Thanks! Here's that alternate take on the Rangers 3D look. Not sure which one I like better.
  11. MLB Redesigns Series (Final Updates: NL West)

    I love the Rays look. The retro font is fantastic for that club. Even the lighter shade of green thrown just adds to it. I wouldn't change a stitch.
  12. Alternative History MLB Double Knit Era Series by Carolingian Steamroller (Giants 31/31)

    So an alternative Mariners and Rangers today. I cooked up this blue and gold version of the Mariners trying to emulate the more brassy gold the Winnepeg Blue Bombers use in the CFL. It was 50/50 on which I post but ended up opting for silver. Let me know which you fine folks prefer. Next up is the Rangers. I opted for a fold-over collar design and a drop shaddow-outline combo that mimics the old Senators design. C&C as always enjoy!
  13. Alternative History MLB Double Knit Era Series by Carolingian Steamroller (Giants 31/31)

    Mariners today. I've borrowed the "Mariners" and "Seattle" script from @raysox which was also used by @Victormrey since I think its the cleanest representation of the '70s Trident design. There's been a lot of good concepts for the Mariners color scheme lately but I ended up in a different direction. I thought about a Seahawks-style scheme but in the end I went with navy blue and silver, which was used for the Seattle Steelheads Negro League throwbacks. This in turn led me to do a lighter grey road similar to what I did for the Twins. For piping, I really like the '70s road so I've produced an adjusted version here. C&C as always! Enjoy!
  14. Alternative History MLB Double Knit Era Series by Carolingian Steamroller (Giants 31/31)

    No problem. Here's a version of the home set with more gold trim.
  15. Alternative History MLB Double Knit Era Series by Carolingian Steamroller (Giants 31/31)

    I went through several versions of the Angels. There's a lot of terrific takes on the Angels whether red and yellow from @SFGiants58 or blue and gold from @MJD7 or blue and red from @Victormrey. Those and others have done amazing work so it's a challenge not to just copy their terrific work. I really like the lower case "a" logo for the Halos (something also reflected in my Braves concept) but I decided against just going straight for the classic 70's style uniform. So instead, I opted for something that combines the current red-centric Angels with the 1972 White Sox. It's focused primarily on white and red at home with a powder blue road. I opted with metallic gold (a nod to UCLA) for the alternate jersey trim.