Carolingian Steamroller

Alternative History MLB Double Knit Era Series by Carolingian Steamroller (Giants 31/31)

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Mariners today.

 

I've borrowed the "Mariners" and "Seattle" script from @raysox which was also used by @Victormrey since I think its the cleanest representation of the  '70s Trident design. There's been a lot of good concepts for the Mariners color scheme lately but I ended up in a different direction. I thought about a Seahawks-style scheme but in the end I went with navy blue and silver, which was used for the Seattle Steelheads Negro League throwbacks. This in turn led me to do a lighter grey road similar to what I did for the Twins. For piping, I really like the '70s road so I've produced an adjusted version here. 

 

C&C as always! Enjoy!

 

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coco1997    1,015

Wow! Not really at all what I expected you to do for Seattle, but nonetheless I'm really impressed. Very sharp, clean look. @raysox's wordmarks are the gift that keep on giving! :P

 

Looking forward to Texas!

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MJD7    876

This makes me really miss teal, or at least some sort of accent color, for the M's. I think it suffers from the same thing the Padres have right now, of navy and white/silver just being a sort of bland color scheme. Other than that though, the wordmarks, logos, and striping all look great.

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So an alternative Mariners and Rangers today. 

 

I cooked up this blue and gold version of the Mariners trying to emulate the more brassy gold the Winnepeg Blue Bombers use in the CFL. It was 50/50 on which I post but ended up opting for silver. Let me know which you fine folks prefer. 

 

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Next up is the Rangers. I opted for a fold-over collar design and a drop shaddow-outline combo that mimics the old Senators design. 

 

C&C as always enjoy!

 

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coco1997    1,015

I do like the added gold for the Mariners. It's a little more distinctive than the navy and silver you had before. 

 

For the Rangers, I'd like to see an option of the home jersey paired with blue pants similar to the University of Florida's softball uniform. It could make for a fun "cowboy" look with the pants evoking blue jeans. 

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MCM0313    768
On 8/8/2017 at 3:18 PM, Carolingian Steamroller said:

Mariners today.

 

I've borrowed the "Mariners" and "Seattle" script from @raysox which was also used by @Victormrey since I think its the cleanest representation of the  '70s Trident design. There's been a lot of good concepts for the Mariners color scheme lately but I ended up in a different direction. I thought about a Seahawks-style scheme but in the end I went with navy blue and silver, which was used for the Seattle Steelheads Negro League throwbacks. This in turn led me to do a lighter grey road similar to what I did for the Twins. For piping, I really like the '70s road so I've produced an adjusted version here. 

 

C&C as always! Enjoy!

 

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Sharp, clean, classy...and too Yankees-like.

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MJD7    876

I think the gold for the Mariners looks much better, along with the powder road. 

 

The Rangers also look really nice! I really like your form of drop shadow, especially on the home & away. My only suggestion would be to straight exchange white for blue on the alternates, as the added white that is there currently makes it seem kind of muddled. Great job though!

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On 8/9/2017 at 7:36 PM, MJD7 said:

I think the gold for the Mariners looks much better, along with the powder road. 

 

The Rangers also look really nice! I really like your form of drop shadow, especially on the home & away. My only suggestion would be to straight exchange white for blue on the alternates, as the added white that is there currently makes it seem kind of muddled. Great job though!

 

Thanks! Here's that alternate take on the Rangers 3D look. Not sure which one I like better.

 

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I've been bogged down with the Arizona Diamondbacks so I'll just get going on the rest of the NL West.

 

Let's start with the Colorado Rockies. 

 

I've opted here for the blue/red/gold color scheme. I really loved the way Colombia and Venezuela used bright blue and gold in their WBC uniforms, so I've tried to carry that spirit over here. These are highly unconventional but I think the bright colors really bring it together.

 

C&C as always! Enjoy!

 

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coco1997    1,015

Wow, Colorado looks awesome! Nice job recycling the old Rockies NHL identity. The sleeve patch in particular looks great in those colors. My one question is why the center stripe on the blue alternate is so much thinner than on the other jerseys. That small nitpick aside, I really love this! 

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Continuing with the NL West with the Dodgers.
 

No major changes here. Essentially on the home, I've swapped out a blue belt for a blue waistband and added a blue collar. On the road, I've emulated the classic '80s striping pattern on the collar and waistband. For the alt I've essentially carried over the OKC Dodgers alt but in pullover form.

 

C&C as always. Enjoy!

 

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MJD7    876

I've personally never liked the NHL identity for the baseball Rockies, as it always tends to look quite a bit like the Cubs in some form. The stripes do look pretty cool though. If you're set on keeping that scheme, I'd probably put a yellow outline between the blue and the red on the numbers of the white jersey.

 

The Dodgers look really nice. I like how each set has its own sort of unique striping, but it all works together. The only suggestion I could possibly make is to try and keep the red front number on the blue jersey.

 

Great work so far, looking forward to seeing the last few teams!

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coco1997    1,015
6 hours ago, Carolingian Steamroller said:

Actually its the same width it just looks wider since the white and gold blend into each other. That makes the center stripe on the home/away set look wider and the top/bottom stripes on the alternate seem wider. 

 

Ah, that makes sense. Just an optical illusion.

 

The Dodgers look great, but I agree with @MJD7 that you should keep the red front numbers on the alt. I really like that you brought back the white trim on the road uniform, and it looks especially nice on the collar and waistband.

 

Looking forward to the Padres! 

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