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Gothamite posted a topic in Sports LogosThere's something that's bugged me for years about the Mets' jerseys - the interior point of the "M" is out of alignment with the general upward sweep of the logo. Can you see it? Look at the interior point of the "M". On the whole, the logo has a pleasantly hand-drawn vibe to it. Small imperfections are a feature, not a bug. But this crosses the line from "charming" to "stupid". When first introduced, the Mets' jerseys had a perfectly balanced version of the logo, with the "M" point following the same upward sweep. Shortly thereafter, though, it got out of alignment. This photo of Ed Kranepool comes from just two years later: And it's been wrong to a greater or lesser degree ever since. What really kills me is that they've got a perfect wordmark in their set already - it's included in the primary logo. Used on its own, it doesn't have the angle problem that hurts the jersey script. The kerning is a little tighter, but that doesn't bother me. The jersey script has to account for the placket spacing between the "M" and "e", and that's a relatively minor difference. So that means Mets have two versions of their script - one used as a general wordmark and an inferior one used just for the jerseys. I can't ever un-see this.
I should start off by saying I'm new here. I found this site a few years ago and fell in love with it instantly. This looks like a pretty fun forum here. About a month ago, I thought: "If these teams are tying to reach the mountain top, why don't we make it look like it. So I'm testing it with this year's MLB Playoffs. The 10 teams start at the bottom with the Commissioner's Trophy waiting for the champion at the top. This is another unique look at a bracket as well as the circle and the court/rink layouts. What do you guys thing?