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MJD7    909
10 hours ago, coco1997 said:

 

That's what I thought, I just didn't think to ask. 

 

Looking forward to the Blue Jays!

 

 

10 hours ago, SFGiants58 said:

I like the Tigers-style belt loops, and the non-vest orange alternate! It's a good way to keep the spirit of the idea intact, without being silly. My only complaint here would be to make the green NOB white, so that it shows up better on the dark orange background.

 

I look forward to seeing your Blue Jays.

Thanks, I've now updated the orange jerseys with more readable names.

 

And here are the Blue Jays!

 

Logos

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-As you might be able to tell already, this set is greatly inspired by @kevinmets' take on the Jays, so credit goes to him. I decided to go with the Carolina Panthers shade of blue paired with black, as I wanted something that could reflect a blue jay's bright, colorful feathers

-Since in this hypothetical the Blue Jays are no longer Canada's only team, I removed the traces of the maple leave form the identity and allowed them to just embrace the blue and black.

-I gave the Jays a graphite away jersey, much like their once considered prototype, because I felt it meshed well with the bright blue.

 

Uniforms

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-The Jays uniforms stay relatively the same, as they have truly developed a modern classic. I put the white panel cap back as the main home cap, because it seems to really fit with this identity. The all blue cap can still be worn on occasion at home, but the white-panel is the main option.

-The blue alternate is possibly my favorite of the set, I could imagine it being worn a lot on the road with the blue cap.

-The black alternate, though it wouldn't be worn often, I thought was a cool diversion from the norm every once in a while.

 

That's 35 down, and 1 to go! Let me know what you think about the Jays!

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coco1997    1,052

That's now two recent black Blue Jays concepts (yours and @SFGiants58's) that have really worked! I don't have any specific suggestions for Toronto, so all I can say is I'm really looking forward to Washington!

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ahowe6464    227

Hmm... Jays are interesting. I like it, blue and black fit them well.

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MJD7    909
On 8/14/2017 at 10:18 AM, coco1997 said:

That's now two recent black Blue Jays concepts (yours and @SFGiants58's) that have really worked! I don't have any specific suggestions for Toronto, so all I can say is I'm really looking forward to Washington!

 

On 8/14/2017 at 11:21 AM, ahowe6464 said:

Hmm... Jays are interesting. I like it, blue and black fit them well.

Thanks to you both! I think their current real-life set is pretty perfect as-is, but as has been a theme in this series I wanted to try something different this time around.

 

I decided to go ahead and post Washington a little early, since I have some free time. Here they are!

 

Logos

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-I'm gonna be honest, I'm not too big of a fan of the name "Nationals." (Out of curiosity, what is a national? Is it just a synonym for a nationalist?) I decided to go back to the name "Senators" because I felt it at least brought some character to the set.

-The primary logo is the Nat's current roundel, with the name change to reflect, and an added star on each side, reflecting the U.S. Senate seal.

-And now, to talk about the color scheme. I was originally planning to give the Senators red & navy, but after much consideration I decided to give that scheme to the Cardinals. I'd also remembered a color scheme that I'd tried early on that incorporated @Lights Out's wonderful Nationals set, which used colors inspired by the presidential seal. In the end, instead of going straight-up with that scheme I decided to combine the royal and black to make a set that was navy and copper. I thought it was a cool scheme to try out, and few better teams to try it on than in the nation's capital.

-The away scripts stay the same (they actually match the "Senators" wordmark remarkably well) and I decided to keep the curly W since it has history with the Senators. I updated the tail under the "Washington" scripts to match the "Senators" one.

-The away takes on the dark gray/copper-ish color that was seen on the original Nationals' away. I liked how it looked against the predominant navy.

 

Uniforms

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-Although I had not seen his set before in my time making this, I unknowingly took some cues from @SFGiants58's Nationals set (and Lights Out's as well) by incorporating the D.C. flag on the sleeves of the jersey, along with the socks.

-I brought back the Senators' style piping on the cap, I thought it was a unique look and fit in pretty well overall.

-Possibly unpopular opinion, but I like the Nationals' current number font. It's unique. So I decided to keep it.

-The copper alternate is most commonly paired with a white hat, but that hat could be paired with the other jerseys as well (except probably the away.) I think it'd look particularly good with the navy jersey at home.

 

And well, that's it! As was recommended earlier on, I'll be posting some final updates for each team by division, complete with an updated template thanks to @Victormrey. That way it might be easier for people who haven't been following along to catch up and to be able to see them all in one place. That rollout will start after I post some outtakes from the creating process.

 

Big thank you to anyone who has followed along, commented, or given any advice, it's all greatly appreciated! 

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coco1997    1,052

You've finished very strong with the Senators! I really like this color scheme. It's unique and certainly more interesting than their pedestrian red and navy. I'm just not a huge fan of the solid white cap; I'd maybe try giving it a navy bill. 

 

Congrats on completing the series, and I look forward to the final updates! 

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Darknes    133

The Color scheme actually kinda reminds me of the Capitals in the Jagr years but this has been a great series 

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BellaSpurs    62

Reminds me a lot of

this, Washington wasn't supposed to touch anything remotely Gold like in color for a while due to the sheer repulsiveness of these jerseys. Harsh, maybe, my opinion.

 

Edit: But in all seriousness, looks fantastic. This series was great.

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the admiral    10,240
5 hours ago, MJD7 said:

-I'm gonna be honest, I'm not too big of a fan of the name "Nationals." (Out of curiosity, what is a national?

In this context, a National Leaguer.

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coco1997    1,052

As a general term, "national" refers to someone who's a citizen of a particular country. I've always considered the name "National" to be the NL's answer to the Yankees. 

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ok2001    0

Awesome series!! Would you be interested in sharing your template or are you keeping it to yourself, I'd love to get my hands on it!

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SFGiants58    1,901

Congrats on finishing the series!

 

I like how you've handled the navy and copper in the striping pattern (thanks for the shout out) and on the scripts (which do go together pretty well). The dark copper grey road uniform is really pretty. My one recommendation would be to either eliminate the white outlines on the cap logos/navy and gold tops, or to add outlines to the sock and sleeve stripes. It's just a little bit of consistency.

 

I look forward to the final updates, and I'm curious to see how you'll tweak some teams.

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MJD7    909
On 8/15/2017 at 8:18 PM, coco1997 said:

You've finished very strong with the Senators! I really like this color scheme. It's unique and certainly more interesting than their pedestrian red and navy. I'm just not a huge fan of the solid white cap; I'd maybe try giving it a navy bill. 

 

Congrats on completing the series, and I look forward to the final updates! 

Thank you so much! I could try a navy bill (or maybe even a copper) but something appeals to me about the all-white.

On 8/15/2017 at 9:59 PM, Darknes said:

The Color scheme actually kinda reminds me of the Capitals in the Jagr years but this has been a great series 

Thank you! I appreciate it.

On 8/16/2017 at 0:16 AM, BellaSpurs said:

Reminds me a lot of

this, Washington wasn't supposed to touch anything remotely Gold like in color for a while due to the sheer repulsiveness of these jerseys. Harsh, maybe, my opinion.

 

Edit: But in all seriousness, looks fantastic. This series was great.

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Haha yea, hopefully this wouldn't come out quite as gold-looking. Thank you though!

On 8/16/2017 at 0:26 AM, the admiral said:

In this context, a National Leaguer.

 

On 8/16/2017 at 0:29 AM, coco1997 said:

As a general term, "national" refers to someone who's a citizen of a particular country. I've always considered the name "National" to be the NL's answer to the Yankees. 

Ah yea, those make sense. I still tend to prefer "Senators" though.

On 8/16/2017 at 3:10 PM, BenD said:

Great end to the series the senators look great.

Thanks, I appreciate it!

On 8/17/2017 at 4:48 AM, SFGiants58 said:

Congrats on finishing the series!

 

I like how you've handled the navy and copper in the striping pattern (thanks for the shout out) and on the scripts (which do go together pretty well). The dark copper grey road uniform is really pretty. My one recommendation would be to either eliminate the white outlines on the cap logos/navy and gold tops, or to add outlines to the sock and sleeve stripes. It's just a little bit of consistency.

 

I look forward to the final updates, and I'm curious to see how you'll tweak some teams.

Thank you! I was thinking about adding outlines to the stripes, since it looks so good in your set. I'll add that in the final update, as it does look kind of plain as-is.

 

Now, it's outtakes time!

 

I'm gonna start with some of the expansion teams that hit the cutting room floor at one point or another:

 

Expansion Teams

-The Oklahoma City Bison

-The Louisville Bats

-The Charlotte Knights

-and the San Antonio Missions

 

As you probably are able to tell, some identities made it further into the process than others, but all were at least considered at one point. Most of these were made to occupy either the AL Central or East.

 

Now, just some other bits and pieces from around the league, going in alphabetical order:

 

Logos, Uniforms, and Color Schemes

-A Friday Alt set for the Rockies that incorporates more light blue, as well as a purple and green scheme. Be on the lookout for something like that come the final updates.

-A Tigers road set that uses orange accents, much like the Durham Bulls, and Old English numbers. This is also a peek at the new template that will be used.

-A bunch of different options for Las Vegas, including a "Las Vegas" script for the away and an "LV" monogram. Here are the different uniforms that included those options. Also, some wordmark colorings.

-A lot of different color scheme options for the Angels, one of which will be somewhat close to what you'll see in the final update. And a set (inspired by @SFGiants58's alternate Rays take but transformed to resemble rays of a halo) that admittedly leans too much into the yellow.

-Some color options for Nashville as alternatives to orange & light blue. Top right was eventually chosen.

-A maroon & mint Portland set.

-And lastly, the original royal & copper @Lights Out set and  a red & navy set I was deciding between for the Senators.

 

The other outtakes you all have mainly seen already, namely the Cardinals, Mariners, Rays, and Pioneers. This is kind of fun to show you some of my scrapped ideas, I should be starting the final updates sometime this weekend, going by division. I'm gonna give myself a bit more time between each post, I'll post when I'm free. Thanks for following!

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willmoen    38

This has been an amazing series to follow. All of the concepts were executed to perfection. I would have loved to see Louisville as one of the expansion teams because I think that Purple and Red are a great combination.

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coco1997    1,052

Seeing those outtakes, I think you ended up making the right calls on most of the teams. However, I am intrigued by the possible addition of green to the Rockies for the final update, as well as a new Angels color scheme. I also like the Lights Out-inspired color scheme for the Senators. 

 

As for the expansion teams, I'd love to see you finish them as a sort of "bonus" to the series because they all look promising, the Bats in particular. For what it's worth, I like the black and powder blue option for the Charlotte Knights. 

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MJD7    909

Alright, starting the final updates today with the NL West!

 

National League West

Arizona Diamondbacks

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-I updated the sock pattern to be more defined.

 

Colorado Rockies

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-Pretty much a complete overhaul here, as I honestly did not like the way my last set turned out at all. I went back to the real logos, but adjusted the light blue and added green to diversify the color palette. I also created a new sock & sleeve stripe design that imitates a mountain rising over the Colorado landscape and into the sky. Thanks for the help on this one to @Paul Lucas, @SFGiants58, and @coco1997.

 

Las Vegas Aces

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-I decided to keep the half-&-half alternate, because why not.

 

Los Angeles Dodgers

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-I updated the belt loops on the away & alternate to be more like the real thing.

 

San Diego Padres

 

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-San Diego gets some updated asymmetrical stripes to match the wordmarks, as suggested by @SFGiants58.

 

San Francisco Giants

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-No changes for San Francisco.

 

So to recap, Arizona gets a new sock design, the Rockies get a redo, Vegas keeps its alternate, LA gets some new belt loops, the Padres update their stripes, and the Giants stay the same. Let me know what you think now that you can see them all together!

 

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coco1997    1,052

Nice job on the NL West. There are a few changes I don't entirely like, but all in all I like what you've done with this division. 

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