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  1. US Open (tennis) introduces new logo for their 50th!

    The flames and swoosh being opposites (emphasis yours) are what really ruin the now-old logo. With just the flame, it's stuck in the nineties, but acceptable. With just the swoosh, it's a little corporate, but acceptable. With both fighting each other, it's needed a change since the day they unveiled it. The new one is... Acceptable. Lowercase is a weird choice, and it somehow already looks outdated. But at least we know which way the ball is going.
  2. New logo for me

    It looks good in a vacuum, but I think it loses both the Christian and the Rocker parts. Designwise, A+. Symbolically... I don't know. I think it needs something more than initials (unless that's all you're looking for).
  3. New York Town Ball

    It's actually 42 point Segoe UI Black, but point taken. I'll do some digging around.
  4. New York Town Ball

    I did consider going for a more flame-y font, as well as "flaming" more letters, but everything looked far too indoor minor league football for my tastes. I figured better to keep it simple, keep the flame on the K, and leave the front of the jersey clean and legible.
  5. New York Town Ball

    Would love some comments, but nevertheless we press onwards, staying in Manhattan for... Hell's Kitchen. Logo and colors: I decided to brand Hell's Kitchen with, you know, a Hellish look. Red and gold throughout, fire, the whole nine yards. I went with (The) Kitchen over Hell's Kitchen because it fits better on the front of the jersey, and because it sounds cool. Logo is a K over a flame, with a bonus K-less flame for caps. Also, fun fact for any fellow heraldry fans, this entire design follows the Rule of Tincture, but that was unintentional. Cap: Red crown, gold brim. The flame appears on the cap, K-less as mentioned. Jersey: "Kitchen" with the Flame K to make it Hell's Kitchen across the chest. The sleeves bear the first appearance of the stripes which you'll see throughout, Red-Gold-Red. Red chest number, 41 because I typed 42 but remembered that that's an annoying no-no in baseball. Pants: Red belt with orange and black Manhattan loops. The pants bear the same stripe as the sleeves, which we'll never see again on pants because dear L-rd curving those stripes took forever. Impossible. Seriously. Socks: Red, featuring the flipped stripe, Gold-Red-Gold. Nice and simple. Hoping for some comments on this one, fingers and toes crossed, but we'll see another team this weekend.
  6. New York Town Ball

    I press onwards. The next team is another company team, and... Well, they try their best. Our schools aren't the worst in the world, I'll say that much. Presenting to you, the New York City Department of Education, Doing Business As John Dewey (they have a gorgeous campus out in Gravesend, biggest in the system). Logo and colors: The colors come from the NYCDOE logo, which includes the weird NYC logo thing we have in green, orange, and blue. Since there are green apples, and there are orange apples. but there are no blue apples, I went with green and orange over green and blue (orange and blue still being verboten). The logo is, well, an apple (Courtesy of the heraldry app DrawShield). Big Apple, apple for the teacher, it all made sense. An early draft of this had stitches on the apple, but that seemed a bit too kitschy. Cap: Green crown, as green remains the primary color throughout (lot of company teams in green, I realize. DOT, P&R, DOE...). All orange apple logo over an orange brim. I know the apple got a little pixely, I'm sorry. Let's just pretend it isn't and move down to the jersey. Jersey: My goal for this team was basically Baby's First Baseball Uniform. Very basic, traditional, clean, one size fits all. Apple logo appears on the left chest, with a uniform number on the other side (17 bears no special significance). Sleeves end with one orange and one green stripe (on each, none of this mismatching thing) Pants: Orange belt to maintain some semblance of color balancing held up by City loops. Down the sides, one green stripe on each. Again, very simple and traditional. Nothing fancy (it costs too much. On a teacher's salary? Oy). Socks: Going for the same motif throughout, green socks with an orange top. I don't know why, but the orange and green just weren't sitting right together on this one, so I threw on a little white stripe to separate them. The whole uniform is white, though, so it's kosher. No hints to the next one, since I don't know who that'll be. But there will be a next one! Fingers crossed for some comments on this one.
  7. New York Town Ball

    Hi! Remember me? I don't know how long I'll be back at this for, but the answer is at least one team, and I have ideas for two-three more. We'll see. Below we have a look for one of the busiest and probably the most famous parts of Manhattan, Times Square. The Crossroads of the World, the Center of the Universe has a relatively tame look for what it is, but they're also the only team to have ovet two dozen mascots (and only half of them are unlicensed!), so that should make up for it a bit. Logo and colors: The theater imagery belongs to Broadway/Theater District in this little universe of mine, but I felt Times Square deserved its own team. I stole the bubbly T from the Times Square Alliance, which takes square of Times Square, after originally dabbling with a New York Times-esque T to pay homage to the namesake. Pink and white come from the same place. Cap: Pink crown. Color swapped T. White brim. They'll look a little bit like a tourist group (Hashtag DM does GB), but I think that's okay with where we are. Jersey: Keeping it very simple, again, all white with the hot pink cuffs and an oversized chest logo. I like to imagine that the stadium pageantry for Times Square would be so over the top and ridiculous that they can afford to keep it simple. Pants: A pink belt held up by Manhattan loops. I originally had the sock thing (See below) on the legs, but it looked really weird, so I nixed it. Socks: Times Square has been the host to the New Year's Eve ball drop every year since 1907, and over one million people pack in to watch the big crystal ball descend and mark the beginning of another new year. I don't know why the hell anyone goes to that, it's loud and crowded and terrible, but I decided to memorialize it on the socks anyway. In a perfect world, just like Broadway has lots of fancy hats, Times Square changes their socks throughout the season, watching the ball drop down so that it's turning the upper edge white on Opening Day and disappearing into the cleats by the end of the season Hope y'all enjoyed, glad to be back! More to come later/tomorrow/ Your hint for the next team is apples. I'm less than a year late, so it's okay. Rikers Island is really boring looking, so I gave the team a uniform they could call their own. The pants are white, at least, I'm sure that helps.
  8. 2018 Spengler Cup retool

    From further reading I've been doing on this site, Canada doesn't use their standard logo for sponsorship reasons. Hockey Canada has some serious corporate sponsorships, and those aren't the ones they wear in Davos. Rather than ruffle feathers, they just change the logo. Everything here is great. I agree, it's Christmas, have a little fun. Big fan of the HPK look, and HC Davos.
  9. Minor league teams should always be different when possible. Reason 1. In twenty years, a team can have four or five different affiliates. Fans aren't going to buy a new jersey and a cap every single time, especially when those jerseys and caps are just carbon copies of the big league clubs, maybe with some letter changes. Reason 2. If, say, a Giants fan has to move to Nashville for work. Will he stop being a Giants fan? Not in today's world of Will he become a "Nashville A's" fan on top of that? Not any more than I'd root for the "Sacramento Giants." But he can go to Sounds games just like A's fans can still scoot over to Sacramento and watch the River Cats. Reason 3. Minor league teams, especially but not exclusively those that are locally/privately owned, rely on public engagement on the local level and on merchandise sales cross-country. For the first, you "need" a brand that connects with the locals over a brand that changes regularly based on which big club you're affiliated with. For the second, well, of the top twenty five teams in terms of licensed sales, only three shared the name (OKC, Iowa, and South Bend). The money's just not there if you're not unique. EDIT to add more evidence, courtesy of Forbes. Of the thirty most valuable teams in 2016, which includes ticket sales, merchandise, et al, it's once again only three teams that share the name making the list. Oklahoma City, Iowa, and Pawtucket (plus the Reading Fightin' Phils, but they're only sort of sharing). It doesn't make sense to share, financially.
  10. Gwinnett Stripers. Named after the striped bass. Not a fan of the name, but the logos and (most of the) uniforms are decent. Red, light green, blue. Home white, road gray. Alt in bright green and what appear to be striped pants?. Nice fauxback with the old Braves feather sleeves (And they had Phil Niekro model it, pretty cool). Not the best ever, but not bad (in my opinion). EDIT: Grabbing pictures from a newspaper. Apparently everything's pinstriped, including the roads.
  11. Gwinnett [Redacted]s going live momentarily. It's going to be a mess. Looking forward. I'm totally buying a hat if it's the Buttons.
  12. A question about the 1973-79 Cleveland Indians

    The conversation probably went something like... "Alright, so we're going to put Wahoo taking a huge swing, on a baseball, and it's going to say INDIANS across the top. What do you think?" "How will they know we're from Cleveland, though?" "One second..." Bunch of scribbling. "Alright, so we're going to put Wahoo taking a huge swing, on a baseball, and it's going to say INDIANS across the top and CLEVELAND across the bottom. What do you think?" Same deal with Chicago, most likely. They made a nice logo with SOX and then someone complained about confusion with Boston (especially when you consider that it says SOX twice).
  13. "Gwinnett Baseball" identity and uniforms will be released next Friday (12/8) at 11am Eastern. The temp logo they're using on Twitter is... bad.
  14. 2018 National Women's Soccer League

    The badge is nice, but I can't be the only one really irritated by the name being "Royal Monarchs."
  15. Other Soft Drink Brand Logos

    Depends on the flavor, honestly. I think Black Cherry goes the farthest, but Cream Soda is harder to get the farther you go from New York. Cel-Ray, unfortunately, can barely be found even here in the City, and they don't even bother making the diet version anymore. To make this vaguely on-topic, I've always liked Dr. Brown's cans even aside from their soda for the use of really old NYC photos instead of fancy logos and what have you.