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Mets Script Issue (You Won't Be Able to Un-See This)

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Lee Noire    329
26 minutes ago, oddball said:

I don't see a problem with the Mets script as mentioned. It's a script font, it's based off of handwriting and not suppose to be perfect. As far as the Oilers "issue", I love it and think it looks great.

That Mets script is gonna drive me nuts now. Not cool man.

 

The Oilers thing is pretty cool though. Drives home the oil dripping concept in my opinion.

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Quillz    224
6 hours ago, Gothamite said:

Oh, yeah. I hate this one.  

 

Here's the logo:

 

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The "can't unsee" part is how the letters kind of droop at the bottom - there's no even white circle between them and the blue border, it gets squeezed narrower and narrower as you get to the bottom.  It's almost as though the letters are melting and bleeding into the white.  Ugh. 

"The asymmetrical circle represents that Earth is not a perfect sphere, but rather an oblate spheroid. And the lettering gets squeezed and compressed towards the bottom, indicative of how oil is compressed and harder to extract the closer it gets to Earth's center."

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RichO    209
On 5/12/2017 at 10:42 AM, Gothamite said:

 

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See the rising script represents planes taking off from nearby LaGuardia, and the Mets rise from their expansion beginnings.

 

Or something.

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Quillz    224
7 hours ago, RichO said:

 

 

See the rising script represents planes taking off from nearby LaGuardia, and the Mets rise from their expansion beginnings.

 

Or something.

"The M is moving in a different direction from the other letters, just like New York is full of many diverse people going in all sorts of directions. And yet it shares the same colors as the other letters, blue and orange, the colors of New York City. The script shows that while there are might be differences, we're all New Yorkers."

 

Or something.

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Bmac    336
15 hours ago, Quillz said:

"The M is moving in a different direction from the other letters, just like New York is full of many diverse people going in all sorts of directions. And yet it shares the same colors as the other letters, blue and orange, the colors of New York City. The script shows that while there are might be differences, we're all New Yorkers."

 

Or something.

The blue remains unchanged.

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Chico    147

Can somebody mock up and post a corrected version of the script?

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Gothamite    5,869
On 5/19/2017 at 11:39 AM, Chico said:

Can somebody mock up and post a corrected version of the script?

 

(Very) down and dirty version, using the interior point from the patch wordmark:

 

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I really think the fix is as simple as that. 

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Chico    147

Wow it's crazy how such a small detail when fixed can make such a big difference!

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Gothamite    5,869
1 hour ago, Chico said:

Wow it's crazy how such a small detail when fixed can make such a big difference!

 

Sure is.

 

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leopard88    937
On 5/18/2017 at 0:39 AM, Quillz said:

"The asymmetrical circle represents that Earth is not a perfect sphere, but rather an oblate spheroid. And the lettering gets squeezed and compressed towards the bottom, indicative of how oil is compressed and harder to extract the closer it gets to Earth's center."

 

Not to be that guy, but I'm pretty sure a circle can't be asymmetrical.

 

*DUCKS*

 

As for the Oilers logo, I honestly have no problem with the wordmark being non-concentric with the blue outline.  I'm not sure if the difference was intentional or not, but it doesn't bother me.

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shaydre1019    210

That bottom part of the M doesn't bother me as much as the inner stroke on the middle corners of the M, on the logo version of the script.  It's rounded instead of sharp.

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Gothamite    5,869
14 hours ago, shaydre1019 said:

That bottom part of the M doesn't bother me as much as the inner stroke on the middle corners of the M, on the logo version of the script.  It's rounded instead of sharp.

 

I don't think it's actually supposed to be that way; I think it's another mistake carried over into sloppy MLB master Illustrator files. 

 

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It looks to me like they just might have traced that wordmark from a patch, where the embroidery rounded off those points, creating those rounded points in the official file. 

 

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Again, once you've seen it you can't unsee it.

 

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Uni Watch made this graphic to show the first two versions of the logo from the team's earliest days, and the interior corners are sharp in both.  

 

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At some point this was changed, possibly in the 90s when the Illustrator files were created. 

 

 

 

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