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  1. kroywen

    2020 Election Logos/Branding Thread

    That definitely ain't unintentional. I like Delaney's logo, can't say I'm a fan of the rest.
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    Texas Rangers Bid Farewell to the Ballpark With Patch in 2019

    Historic?! Bill Clinton was President, Kurt Cobain died, and OJ was arrested the year this place opened. Let's save that adjective for things that pre-date Zubaz shorts, please?
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    Pacers Announce A Jersey Ad, One Ad-Free Team Remains

    Problem is, players are temporary, especially in today's NBA. Sure, you might have Russell Westbrook wearing your logo today, but next season he could easily be wearing some other team's jersey, and some other company's logo. As long as your ad contract runs longer than the life of that team's star players' contracts (and it virtually always will in the NBA), you can't really value an ad deal based on what players are on that team. The one exception is having LeBron on a small market team like Cleveland, but even with that, if I were an advertiser, I'd have thrown a boatload of money at the Cavs for a short-term deal. But a long-term deal (which the Cavs would undoubtedly look for)? LeBron is the perfect example of how it could go sour - If an advertiser paid top dollar for a long-term Cavs advertising deal back when LeBron was on the team, they'd be stuck massively overpaying a small-market, no-star team right now. Considering that local company Goodyear bought ad space on the Cavs' uniform, I'd guess that most companies decided to stay away knowing that LeBron would be a free agent after the first season.
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    New Cox Communications logo

    They missed a great opportunity to call back to the R/G/B logo here - should've made the gradient R/G/B as an intentional callback to that logo (and to its inspiration, digital pixel displays). But I'm sure they want to implement a green/blue color scheme, which that logo would undermine. While gradients are generally a bit dated, this logo does a good job of looking contemporary, since it's a very flat, bold logo, and the gradient really only exists in the very center of the logo (rather than the whole thing being a gradient). It's a lot more modern looking than the dated chrome mess they had previously, though I think a single-color flat version of the old logo @Zeus89725 posted would've been a great evolution.
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    Update to No Politics rule

    I think we've done a fairly good job in the past of keeping campaign logo discussions on the topic of design itself, rather than on politics. There's obviously random exceptions to that where someone throws in a gratuitous political comment, but I think as long as that's fairly discouraged, we can discuss campaign logos like adults. I certainly hope we're able to still discuss that, because we're about to get a slew of them over the next 6-7 months.
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    New Bank of America logo

    This is utterly perfect. I'm in love with that font. And love the evolution of the logo into a cleaner, better designed version of what's a very recognizable logo. Do think that they should simply invert the red stripes to white when placing the logo on a red background. That would better maintain the flag motif and look more attractive. But I get why they do it the way they do - having a consistent logo design regardless of background is important from a branding perspective. A sports team can easily invert colors based on background, but it's rare to see a company do it.
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    New Logo for Regal Cinema

    Downgrade. I actually liked the old Regal logo. The new typeface seems awfully dated to me, and the logo itself is an awfully oblique reference to a crown - kind of a wasted opportunity given their name.
  8. In fairness, the Red Sox have been in the World Series far more recently than the Yankees, and have won three World Series to the Yankees' one so far this century. The "Yankees win all the time" trope hasn't really been accurate since the mid-2000s, which (hate to say) is a long, long time ago now.
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    2019 MLB Changes

    That's the absolute ideal Cubs road uniform. Perfect color balance, an attractive font, and historical relevance.
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    Which MLB Playoff Team Has the Best Uniform?

    1. Yankees . . . . . . . . 2. Dodgers 3. Red Sox 4. Athletics 5. Cubs 6. Astros 7. Indians 8. Braves 9. Rockies 10. Brewers If the Brewers went back to their rightful royal blue and athletic gold, they'd at least shoot up to #7 on this list. Pretty solid crop of uniforms there. The Rockies' Times New Roman font bothers me a ton, and the Brewers are painfully dated at this point. Outside of that, all strong sets.
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    The 2018 MLB Tiebreaker Logos

    From a branding perspective, you're absolutely right, but I have to admit, the pedant in me is annoyed by the fact that these logos are part of the postseason package, but are for what's technically a regular season game.
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    Minor League Baseball News

    With all these changes in AAA affiliations, I tried to create a 'platonic ideal' of AAA affiliates, with the intent of minimizing distance from each ML team to their AAA affiliate. Think I did pretty well with it. AAA Team ML Affiliation Albuqueque Arizona Buffalo Toronto Charlotte Miami Columbus Cleveland Durham Washington El Paso San Diego Fresno Los Angeles (2) Gwinnett Atlanta Indianapolis Chicago (2) Iowa Minnesota Las Vegas Los Angeles (1) Lehigh Valley Philadelphia Louisville Cincinnati Memphis St. Louis Nashville Chicago (1) New Orleans Tampa Bay Norfolk Baltimore Oklahoma City Kansas City Omaha Milwaukee Pawtucket Boston Reno Oakland Rochester Pittsburgh Round Rock Texas Sacramento San Francisco Salt Lake City Colorado San Antonio Houston Scranton New York (1) Syracuse New York (2) Tacoma Seattle Toledo Detroit The Florida teams, by necessity, get a bit screwed, since there's no AAA teams anywhere close to them. The San Diego/El Paso combo is by far the worst, but some southwestern ML team was inevitably going to draw the short end of the stick. Other than that, almost every affiliate would be a few hours drive or a couple hours flight away, tops. No Fresno-to-DC affiliations, at least. ?
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    Sports Graphics Packages, Historically

    Good lord, these MNF graphics on ESPN are hideous. Way too bright, reads very blurry from a distance, and commands way too much attention. Whoever designed this didn't get the "flat graphics" memo from like, 8 years ago, did they?
  14. Yeah, Real never makes sense for an American club. There's no royalty in America. It wouldn't make any more sense in Miami than it does in Salt Lake. "International" actually fits Miami to a tee. Having the name in Spanish does too. It's the unofficial capital of Latin America and has a huge Hispanic population. This name actually fits Miami like a glove, unlike most MLS names.
  15. I don't think that "Pigeons" or "Reds" are meant to fill the same functionality as "Sounders" or "Timbers." The latter are the official names of those clubs; the former are just nicknames that have been adopted informally over the years. It's like the difference between "Yankees" and "Bombers," "Canadiens" and "Habs." No, the average person in NYC will have no clue what you're talking about if you ask about the "Pigeons," but they'd probably also do a double-take if you ask them about the "Bombers" without first referring to the Yankees (and might promptly have you arrested in our post-9/11 world ?). But most New Yorkers with even a passing knowledge of MLS would know what you're talking about if you said "N-Y-C-F-C," just like anyone in NYC knows exactly who the "Yankees" are.