SSmith48

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  1. SSmith48

    Nuggets Evolved: Unveil New Logos, Colours, Uniforms

    The Icon and Association uniforms are from the waist down pretty good. Waist up, however, does feature some color balance problems, and I am not a fan of wishbone collars, especially the ones used in this one. It just cuts really weird. I actually kinda like the Statement, though. Sure, it capitalizes on the Colorado flag trend, but I like its unique design. However, it should be the City uniform. I can see the complaints about the "Cavs-esque" color scheme, but I think the colors and their applications make them different enough to be seen as not the same, especially with the dual blues, increased use of white, and brighter red. I guess the new look is fine, but there should be one shade of blue (not two) and there needs to be more consistent color balance. It is, however, a refreshing look for a team the needs one. I would grade it as a 7/10 (an upgrade, but still needs a lot of work).
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    KC Royals Show Off 2018 Turn Ahead the Clock Uniforms

    I will echo the sentiment that the helmet needs the gold and blue flipped to match the whole set (maybe they wanted to echo the original TATC unis?). I will also say I would not have a problem if something similar to those blue jerseys and a modified version of the caps made it into the regular rotation. While they are relatively tame for a TATC uniform, I love the idea. I can understand that they probably wanted to avoid those originals and did not want to do anything crazy. Nonetheless, I would totally buy one of those caps. I these are pretty fantastic.
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    Nuggets Evolved: Unveil New Logos, Colours, Uniforms

    Hmm... not familiar with it. Palmer Lake is more down south, so I am a bit confused as to why they would do this. Maybe more as a gesture to unite the state? Color scheme sure tilts that way. Honestly, I think the change is good. Our look has been confusing for the past 5-7 years, having switched primary colors, fonts, uniforms, etc. It should be good to settle down with a consistent look. I look back at our powder blue era in both disgust and joy. On one hand, the colors were unique and we were easily identifiable, but on the other, I have recollections of failed playoff runs and wasted potential. This new change fits with a hungry, young team. Sorta repetitive in terms of colors? Yeah, but I always was interested in the Nuggets bringing back some form of that 90's color scheme. Let's hope they can follow through on the uniforms.
  4. Personally, I like Barn Owls, partially because of the aforementioned "AirHogs vs War Pigs" similarity, and partially because I feel that Barn Owls just sounds better to me. War Pigs has the minor-league ridiculousness, but Barn Owls has some more charm.
  5. SSmith48

    Stetson University Unveils New Athletic Logo

    I feel like it is too visually confusing. At first glance it looks like a wave or some weird monogram that has an S. It takes too much effort make out the hat, probably because it is at a weird, awkward angle. The press release said that the redesign attempted to distance the school from a "Texas" aesthetic, but I don't think this is the way to do it. I also don't know what to think of the dual green yet. Is it an upgrade? From a modernization standpoint, yes, but from an execution standpoint, no.
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    Why do people hate unique uniforms

    From what I can tell, the problem isn't necessarily a uniform being "unique", it's more or less the problem that Nike tries to cram too much symbolism into a uniform that already has too much going on. Many of us here like simplicity; we want something that has visual appeal without the gimmicks. "Nike-speak" does get a bad rep, but I have no problem with symbolism and imagery in uniforms, as long as said uniform is more simple and clean. The Titans packed WAY too many things into a cluttered uniform, but say the Dolphins and Jags were simpler and cleaner. Does this necessarily mean that they are perfect? No, not at all. I think that the Jags may be too generic. But most of the positive feedback about them is for the elimination of the dual-tone helmet of the previous set. I think that someone's preference comes down to you. I think that sometimes people love nostalgia because they were more familiar with that era. But, I would like to here what you think. The site shouldn't discriminate against someone who likes a particular set. Not everyone thinks the same, so don't feel angry or alienated that other people think a certain way. Just know that some people like things you don't Just make sure to have fun on the boards and engage in healthy discussion.
  7. I liked the previous set, but I was never a fan of the navy blue and weird fluorescent orange. This set is a good bridge between the old colors and new set. It feels more vibrant and does have a tiny bit of retro vibe to it. This just goes to prove that sometimes the littlest changes are for the better.
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    Tradition Evolved: Tennessee Titans Unveil New Uniforms

    I will reserve all judgement until they hit the field, but here are some quick hits: Like: -Helmet (White is so overused, and the navy/silver is very clean) -More Silver -Attempt at a sword motif Dislike: -The red Nike swoosh (it feels like a last second addition) -The dual gray (too much going on and the sword yokes look too clipart-y) -The weird, random side panel (why? this is probably just to throw in the blue when needed and feels forced) -The font (it feels too thin) -The pants (without more blue and just silver on white or navy, it makes a weird mess, especially with the way the stripes are oriented) Overall, they look like a uniform that someone who wants to put everything on one jersey would make. It has terrible color balance and a poorly executed, albeit interesting, sword theme. I think they were just trying to go for too much here. I do appreciate the attempt at modernization, though.
  9. SSmith48

    Rotten Tomatoes New Logo & Site

    Well, in this day and age of oversimplified and cloned logos, I would say that this is pretty good. It maintains the character of the original without using overbearing elements, and also still fits a more current model of design. Very well done.
  10. SSmith48

    What If....the XFL was a success??

    Sorry to ruin the fun, but there are some concerns I have with your concepts. First, why all the inconsistencies with the templates? All the templates don't look like the others. Also some of these templates seem to be taken from this series: Your Aztecs logo is a clear recolor of this logo, by @mcrosby And your Phantoms template is a re-use from this series, specifically the Moskva Saints. Just... if it isn't yours just give credit or don't use it. This is lazy work. I don't want to feel like a jerk, but so many teams are unoriginal. Half of the expansions are just Arena League teams. If you really want to be original, find a single template, and do your own logos and uniforms. Don't copy, paste, and recolor other people's work, especially without their consent. You know, I really hate to be that guy, but this is just not smart. I am only here to help, not to just shut you down. I hope you understand.
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    Pittsburgh Steeler Jersey Numbers

    Honestly, the look has grown on me. Despite the block font fitting more of the "Pittsburgh" vibe, the italicized numbers add character to the uniform, without sacrificing a classic look. Maybe they could be a tad bolder, but they prevent the uniform from looking too much like the Hawkeyes (probably not the Steelers fault). Plus, I have lived through most of the italicized era, so I am more familiar with that look.
  12. SSmith48

    LOGOLYMPIAD 2017 - Event 4 Voting

    G: 14 S: 16 B: 5 HM: 9, 17, 18, 3, 1
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    Bruins' Logolympiad Portfolio

    Honestly, this look was a bit too crazy for me. I enjoyed it, but there is still to much going on. I thought MXC was unique, but the full text would have worked better. I also think that if you took the poncho striping and put it in the side panels, that would have created a better look. However, I will say this was a fun look for the competition.
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    Let the Logolympiad Portfolios Begin! (Event 4 Added)

    Just like many have said, if the uniforms had some kind of striping, I probably would have liked it a bit more. Maybe some more refinement on the logo would have helped as well. But hey, you did better than me!