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NC STATE ATHLETICS RELEASES NEW WORD MARKS AND CUSTOMIZED WOLFPACK FONT

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8 minutes ago, RollWolfpack said:

News out of Raleigh. NC State has released a new customized font and wordmark. Kinda overdue in my opinion. Most of recent wordmarks from State have been very generic block letters.

 

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Big time meh. It would be nice if the “S” had the diagonal flair on both ends. Schools need to consider something else besides these modified block fonts with random sharp edges.

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26 minutes ago, TenaciousG said:

Big time meh. It would be nice if the “S” had the diagonal flair on both ends. Schools need to consider something else besides these modified block fonts with random sharp edges.

 

It isn't horrible, but the diagonals on the C & S seem out of place. Especially when the official school logo uses a standard block S.

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As a typeface alone, it's a very nice remix of United Italic... Very similar to what the Miami Heat use, but executed better. 

 

I'm a fan.

 

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2 hours ago, GFB said:

As a typeface alone, it's a very nice remix of United Italic... Very similar to what the Miami Heat use, but executed better. 

 

I'm a fan.

 

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My only issue with the font is that the angled edges should be consistent.. When a letter feels like it should have one in a certain spot, but doesn't, it looks off 

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Should be interesting to see if the hoops team does something on the Heat template.

 

I mean, Rhode Island once did ...

 

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26 minutes ago, VandyDelphia Mike said:

Should be interesting to see if the hoops team does something on the Heat template.

 

I mean, Rhode Island once did ...

 

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Interestingly enough, wouldn't be the first go at that template/neckline for the Pack...this rejected design from 2006-2007 was awful(ly similar).

 

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I just do not like fonts being italic.  It just rubs me the wrong way.

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So they're moving away from the recent introduction of the United Serif family to this. I don't mind it, but that's <sarcasm>designspeak</sarcasm> to say that it's inspired by Univers. That's saying any sans serif font is inspired by Univers.

 

It's inspired by Machine, or most any other block sans serif font.

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Not a fan of the numbers, too sharp and busy. State has a tendency to be too loud with some of their word marks, but the font as letters look ok - I'll reserve judgement to see how it's truly implemented. I just wish we could have a font similar to what Georgia currently wears, they rock red/black just about perfectly. But at the same time you don't just want to look like a knock-off of another school, its a tough balance.

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3 hours ago, frosty06306 said:

Not a fan of the numbers, too sharp and busy. State has a tendency to be too loud with some of their word marks, but the font as letters look ok - I'll reserve judgement to see how it's truly implemented. I just wish we could have a font similar to what Georgia currently wears, they rock red/black just about perfectly. But at the same time you don't just want to look like a knock-off of another school, its a tough balance.

Numbers look a cross between the Falcons and Texans.

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Still trying to recall the last custom font (for ANY team) that didn't look horrible. It was probably a non-italicized, random angle/triangle-notched block font, but can't come up with it. 

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7 hours ago, ScottieH4 said:

Still trying to recall the last custom font (for ANY team) that didn't look horrible. It was probably a non-italicized, random angle/triangle-notched block font, but can't come up with it. 

Georgia?

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They should have never moved away from this wordmark:

 

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Maybe adjust the "TATE" to better match the proportions of the "S," and ditch the serifs to match the "N" and the "C," and then they'd have the perfect wordmark.

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I’m curious to see if this comes with a custom number font across all sports. There are too many red and white teams with traditional block numbers, so if they handle it right this could be good.

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1 minute ago, TenaciousG said:

I’m curious to see if this comes with a custom number font across all sports. There are too many red and white teams with traditional block numbers, so if they handle it right this could be good.

 

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8 hours ago, ScottieH4 said:

Still trying to recall the last custom font (for ANY team) that didn't look horrible. It was probably a non-italicized, random angle/triangle-notched block font, but can't come up with it. 

 

Depends on if you are talking about a custom typeface for wordmarks or custom font for jersey numbering. I think there are a lot of really strong wordmarks out there, but a lot of really bad number fonts (Florida, WVU, Syracuse, etc...)

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21 hours ago, WavePunter said:

My only issue with the font is that the angled edges should be consistent.. When a letter feels like it should have one in a certain spot, but doesn't, it looks off 

 

It may not be consistent from letter to letter, but there does appear to be logic to the angles... Any overhanging element to the right, the highest section gets the angled cut. So the H gets nothing, the L gets an angled cut, and the E also gets an angled cut, but it’s on the highest bar instead. 

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52 minutes ago, RollWolfpack said:

 

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It's a decent number font, even if it does seem familiar (as mentioned above by @MJWalker45).

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2 hours ago, GFB said:

 

It may not be consistent from letter to letter, but there does appear to be logic to the angles... Any overhanging element to the right, the highest section gets the angled cut. So the H gets nothing, the L gets an angled cut, and the E also gets an angled cut, but it’s on the highest bar instead. 

The T doesn't follow that same rule.. The K could, but also doesn't.. The P, R, and K use random angles in the middle of the letter in a style that isn't carried over to other letters.. It's not a terrible looking font, but it's not great either 

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