MJWalker45

Quirky nameplates

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Speaking of baseball, the '60s Reds went through a phase of placing an arced nameplate underneath the number on the back of their jerseys:

 

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I know people have praised this application on here before, but to me it looks like the equipment manager screwed up royally.

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7 hours ago, Lights Out said:

Speaking of baseball, the '60s Reds went through a phase of placing an arced nameplate underneath the number on the back of their jerseys:

 

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I know people have praised this application on here before, but to me it looks like the equipment manager screwed up royally.

 

Yeah, I think it looks profoundly stupid.

 

Names are placed across the shoulders for maximum legibility.  I understand they obviously felt there wasn't enough room on the vests, but maybe that's when you just don't put names on the jerseys.  And even if it was so important they do, the Reds should have used a straight name or else an downward-arc "smile" to better interact with the numbers. The standard arc doesn't work below the numbers.

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On 7/1/2017 at 11:13 PM, MJWalker45 said:

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NYC obviously based off of the subway signs. I'm not familiar with the Long Island icon but I'm guessing it matches road signs on that side of the rivalry. 

You are correct. That is a New York state shield.

 

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Interesting idea (that may be stereotyping a little, but is also likely true?): The people in the city take public transit (the subway), and people on Long Island drive everywhere.

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17 hours ago, Gothamite said:

 

Yeah, I think it looks profoundly stupid.

 

Names are placed across the shoulders for maximum legibility.  I understand they obviously felt there wasn't enough room on the vests, but maybe that's when you just don't put names on the jerseys.  And even if it was so important they do, the Reds should have used a straight name or else an downward-arc "smile" to better interact with the numbers. The standard arc doesn't work below the numbers.

 

Im a proponent of names under numbers when there's limited space - but the downward arc is dumb. Just use a thinner font and go straight across.  It'd look fine, especially on that jersey. 

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On 7/5/2017 at 9:35 AM, Lights Out said:

Obligatory:

 

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God! Why does this remind me of this?

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On 7/5/2017 at 5:36 PM, eastfirst107 said:

Rockford IceHogs:

 

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Is...is that Comic Sans?!

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23 minutes ago, MCM0313 said:

Is...is that Comic Sans?!

 

No is not, but believe me or not, I know the team (women's team) which using Comic Sans as their jersey font, I'm even a fan of that team.

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On 7/5/2017 at 4:36 PM, eastfirst107 said:

Rockford IceHogs:

 

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I do declare that looks a little like the old Beef-a-Roo sign:

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On 7/5/2017 at 5:50 PM, Gothamite said:

 

Yeah, I think it looks profoundly stupid.

 

Names are placed across the shoulders for maximum legibility.  I understand they obviously felt there wasn't enough room on the vests, but maybe that's when you just don't put names on the jerseys.  And even if it was so important they do, the Reds should have used a straight name or else an downward-arc "smile" to better interact with the numbers. The standard arc doesn't work below the numbers.

Stated perfectly, sir!!

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On 7/2/2017 at 10:15 AM, KRZYBDGRZ said:

Anyone, 

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So, can anyone guess the multiple problems with the Louisville "Old English" nameplate font?

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7 hours ago, verno said:

So, can anyone guess the multiple problems with the Louisville "Old English" nameplate font?

1. Adidas

2. Can't read it from more than 2 inches away

3. Adidas

4. That whole outfit waa wrong. 

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On 7/5/2017 at 4:36 PM, eastfirst107 said:

Rockford IceHogs:

 

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