Gothamite

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    Alliance of American Football - Team Names and Logos

    That’s the difference between a major league and a fly-by-night startup that will likely be forgotten in 25 years. Anybody thinking their pile of AAF merchandise will be in any way relevant to their retirement better hope that they will be able to eat it.
  2. The sunrise stripes are nice, but that's not a great rendition of the Round Rock itself. That swoop at the bottom is odd. I think they were going for this lighting effect, but it doesn't quite work. The swoop is too tall, and the light source too high.
  3. I think we're conflating my own idle speculation with something intended by the team. I don't know that they ever intended any connection with the Braves at all. I personally think that they wanted to go for something kinda kitschy, kinda retro, and settled on an identity that referenced Wisconsin's dairy themes without at the same time being too rural for Milwaukee County. Perhaps we shouldn't read anything more into it.
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    Pic: San Jose Sharks New Third Jersey Leaked

    The designer, Terry Smith, did an interview in 2007(?), when the new logo was unveiled. I can’t seem to find it immediately, but in it he mentioned not being thrilled with the execution of the original logo, and being given a chance to go back and take another crack at it. He also mentioned the blade tape.
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    Pic: San Jose Sharks New Third Jersey Leaked

    That’s the new logo, which sucks all around.
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    Pic: San Jose Sharks New Third Jersey Leaked

    That’s because the designer didn’t realize it was supposed to be tape. Somebody tells him that after the unveiling, and it bugs him as long as the logo is used. He also didn’t realize that the knob on the end of the stick is made out of tape as well. Fifteen years later, the team goes back to the original designer, asks for a refresh. And finally, he gets to fix the tape on the blade. Still has that knob, though. What’s amazing to me is that nobody from the team or league said anything, during either design process.
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    Pic: San Jose Sharks New Third Jersey Leaked

    I think anyone in the area instantly recognizes Long Island. It’s so recognizable, in fact, that most people don’t have to look at it closely. Which is why many are surprised to learn/realize that Queens and Brooklyn are left off.
  8. It is far, far from a foregone conclusion that there will ever be another MLB expansion team. If Portland is to get a team, they’ll move one from a market that can’t or won’t support the team they have.
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    Alliance of American Football - Team Names and Logos

    There may be trademark issues with that one. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Antonio_Scorpions
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    NHL 2018-19

    That logo is so much better than their modern one. The B really pops out and is clearly read even at distance, which you can’t say about the current muddy one.
  11. That's cool, but I wouldn't read too much into it just yet. That may not be official; the Minnesota United graphics department mocked up their own version of the MLS shield just to put something on the website when the club announced they were entering the league. The actual shield wasn't unveiled, or even discussed, until months later. I hope they do stick with royal and orange, since it's an unused color scheme in the league. Royal blue is actually under-used; the only clubs that feature royal blue combine it with equal (at least) amounts of black. Nobody wears a blue shirt, which still kind of surprises me.
  12. Eh, I think the Milwaukee Braves still have a wistful but strong following in town. The sense of nostalgia is very real. I don't think people realize how turbulent the 60s really were in Milwaukee, and a lot of old-timers I know pined for those lost days for a very long time. But also don't forget that there's no nostalgia as powerful as a fondness for a time period you didn't actually experience, and the 50s are ripe fodder for a slightly-campy throwback like this. That's the interesting part to me, whether a Franklin team can appeal with the name "Milwaukee". We will see.
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    Gridiron Football Socks - A History

    Huge improvement. Now that players can wear cleats in team colors, they should absolutely be able to wear helmet pads, clips and chinstraps in team colors too.
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    Gridiron Football Socks - A History

    Yeah, it does. It really does.
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    Alliance of American Football - Team Names and Logos

    Rough edges on those raster graphics - could at least used vectors for the blow-ups.
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    Milwaukee Milkmen join baseball’s American Association

    They use red on the website - a small dash would make all the difference.
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    Milwaukee Milkmen join baseball’s American Association

    From the megathread: Click to embiggen.
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    2018/19 Soccer Kits

    This is just ing wrong. You don't deface your own badge this way.
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    NFL 2018 changes

    Sure is. And it's not like the Browns don't have any other logos that could have been used instead. Hell, they have a logo that fits this set already! Even with the helmet, they could have done something more interesting by keeping the helmet stripes at least.
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    NFL 2018 changes

    Yeah, some logos lend themselves to pretty sharp designs by isolating elements. But most of them are just awful.
  21. Here's the full logo slick. Good, but they really don't have a strong cap logo. And I really, really hate this modern trend of matching the squatchee to the crown, not the bill. Terrible.
  22. I agree on the "less is more", I just don't think the logos they have are quite strong enough to anchor such an approach. As for the red, they're already using it on the site. A judicious application, as you say, would really look good.
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    Alliance of American Football - Team Names and Logos

    Third one down could be, too. I’m betting the top one is the point of a sword.