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    Golden State Warriors 2013-2014 alternate uniform
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    Hi guys, this is a redesign of the Liberty Bowl logo that I've finished a couple of months ago, but never uploaded before. Many NCAA bowl logos were updated or completely redesigned in the past months or years and I think this one could deserve an overhaul as well. I just think the current one looks completely outdated, specially because of this terrible emboss filter they've decided to put on. Comments are welcome as usual... UPDATE: "BOWL" now typeset using a non-italic font without spikes. Current logo Before After Logo detail
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    Pretty sweet http://stateplatesproject.com/archive
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    Not that Im aware of. If anything comes clear I'll post away.
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    I don't have a problem with Brandiose getting crazy with their logos. You need crazy, obscene logos and names to offset the boring ones. I like Studio Simons work, it great, but Brandiose is good too. I personally like that Brandiose takes ballpark foods or unique objects and make them play baseball. It's fun, it's different, get over it.
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    a few years ago i came to the conclusion that the Rams should go with a color palette of "new blue; old gold" which would basically be Indiana Pacers colors. i still havent seen/heard a better solution that keeps some important brand familiarity while adding something new and exciting to the identity. most importantly, that color scheme would really liven up the cave-like stadium environment. of course this becomes less of an issue with a move or new stadium but the biggest problem with their identity now is it is so dull and lifeless (especially since they moved away from metallic paint/fabric) and the dome stadium kills it completely. look at the pics puts me in the mood for a nap. there's no energy or visual excitement there. how are fans supposed to have any brand pride when they're all asleep? imagine not only some yellow in the uniforms, but by replace all the gold in the stands with yellow too. i would be willing to bet what would happen there is what happened in Denver when they adopted orange as their primary jersey color. people threw all their money at orange apparel and it turned to this. now THAT says "EXPLOSIONS! FOOTBALL!". this is a stadium/game experience that is memorable, "own-able", and fuels the passion and energy of the game. the rams could easily have the same kind of thing with yellow (or athletic gold if you like). and the opportunity is there for them to be the only NFL team with a yellow jersey. i know Buc has done a very similar design to this, but with the goals above in mind, this is my proposal for the Rams.
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    GEORGIA BULLDOGS ] 'a new contribution I hope you like thanks
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    I don't know why the NFL is so hell bent on making these guys talk to media. It's painfully obvious he doesn't want to talk to them, and when he does he has nothing to say. Who does this serve? I agree. This is one thing I just can't care about and I don't know that many fans do either. I think the outrage comes from the fact that the people who are reporting the story are the ones who are outraged and nothing offends goober sports journalists more than an athlete not talking to them. I really don't need to know what Marshawn Lynch thought about that Field Goal Regatta from yesterday. Maybe I care because I'm aspiring to be one of those goober sports journalists, but it's part of the job. You don't want to talk to the media Marshawn? Don't be a pro athlete, or at least don't be a notable one. Honestly, it's not hard to just answer the questions. It's at the most five minutes of your time. Just give some boilerplate answers and go home. It actually makes everyone's job harder when he either doesn't answer or does what he did yesterday. And you're right, you probably didn't need to hear from Marshawn at all after that game. 39 yards rushing, 43 receiving, 0 TDs. Not a banner game. I guarantee the only reason anyone went over to talk to him was because of last week's fine. If I was a Seahawks reporter, I wouldn't even bother with him at this point. You know he doesn't want to talk. You know if he does, he's going to be a terrible quote. Anybody that went with anything from that is just a glorified gossip columnist. Talk about the win, talk about the defense, talk about keeping playoff hopes alive. The only thing that he was worth is maybe a fluff humor column or something. I don't think that is fair. Don't play a pro sport if you don't want to do something that really doesn't benefit you or your team? So I ask again, why is this even a requirement? Why should a guy be fined because he didn't want to contribute to some reporters story? Sure, it's only five minutes of his time, but why should he owe that to a reporter? That's all I'm saying.This is dumb. Pro sports only exist because of fans. That's the whole point. Originally it was to sell tickets, now it's to sell everything.Sports media is really the fans only connection to the players. After a game, fans may be wondering why someone did something, and it's the reporter's job to ask the question as sort of a proxy between the fan base and players. That's the whole reason there's coaches press conferences, media days, mandatory post-game sessions, etc. it is NOT to appease the newspapers or bloggers or whatever, but to appease the fans, without whom there wouldn't be a league. So it absolutely DOES benefit the team. It's the only way fans get to "know" the players (or at least know what little they want to share). So a player refusing to talk to the media is essentially turning his back on the fans and putting up a wall. Now, if that player wanted to do his own call-in show or do a live chat or something else to make himself accessible, then cool, sort of. I think sports reporters are grossly overvalued and it's questionable whether they're even true journalists, so I have no problem cutting them out, as long as there's a viable alternative to keep the fans connected to the team. Until then, just answer the questions.
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    *well written critique of Brandiose deleted for space considerations* Case in point-that Tennessee Smokies package you posted. Yes, there are 9 different logos/marks, but it boils down to only 2.5/3 elements. A bear, the Chicago Cubs, and the state of Tennessee. Simple and to the point. A lesson for Brandiose to consider.
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    From outside appearances, it's almost as if Brandiose has been secretly overthrown from the inside by a parody account of themselves. Every year, their designs get more obscure, nonsensical, and just plain dumb. Before they used to only get a little zany when the project called for it; now, they can't seem to release a logo package without including some strange stadium food personified into a baseball player. Brandiose is now like a hipster who has taken his love of irony so far, he's lost track of everything he actually enjoys and can now only communicate through obscure Golden Girls quotes while riding his Razor scooter. On a related note, this happened today: Awkward.
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    Greeeeat... another farm design for Wisconsin. Like we don't have enough reminders of how much this state rests its laurels on the dying dairy industry.
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    Plan B / Brandiose has done some great work over the years. When they have, I feel that it's been praised in this community. That said, as much as I've absolutely loved some of their work, I personally feel that their hit-to-miss ratio has been on a decline. I can't speak for anyone else, but I prefer a lot of Jason and Casey's earlier work on behalf of clients such as the Clearwater Threshers, Lakeland Flying Tigers, and Spokane Indians. Their more recent efforts seem to lack the focus and cohesiveness evident in those identity packages. For the past couple of years the guys have shown a propensity for throwing "eveything but the kitchen sink" into their logo packages. Rather than paring a branding package down to its simple, less-is-more essentials, they seem hellbent on marrying disparate themes and elements together... with the result being unwieldy, overdone clunkers. Case in point: the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders identity package that Brandiose was responsible for creating. Apparently, the RailRiders and Porcupines names both received a lot of support in the team's "Name The Team" contest. I can understand the desire to somehow try to reflect that in the identity package. That said, sometimes a losing idea/identity just has to be consigned to the ashcan. By trying to marry a pair of disparate elements in the RailRiders logo package - the region's rich rail heritage (particularly, the electrified rail system on which the nation's first trolley system ran) AND a porcupine - Brandiose failed to give either element the focus it deserved. The rails are so subdued in the logo as to almost be an afterthought. This being the case, they're easy to overlook, which throws the focus for a team named the RailRiders onto a porcupine. If Casey, Jason and/or the client felt that it was absolutely necessary to marry the trolley-rail and porcupine themes, they'd have been better served to use one of the alternate logos from this package - a porcupine garbed as a train/trolley conductor - as the primary mark. Otherwise, they should have simply chosen either the RailRiders name or the Porcupines sobriquet and illustrated said brand accordingly. Similarly, Brandiose's identity package for the Lexington Legends was stuffed to bursting with ideas the guys seemingly just couldn't bear to part with. An old-time ballplayer sporting a moustache that is practically a character unto itself shares space with a horseshoe AND the abbreviated placename "LEX" AND a stylized "L" depicted as a paddock fence. Simply because you CAN fit the multiple elements into the logo doesn't mean you SHOULD put them in the logo. Bottom line? Less is often more when it comes to creating a successful identity package. Brandiose seems to have gotten away from that and, to my mind, it has been having a detrimental effect on their output for the past couple of years. Still, what do I know? Their clients clearly love the work that they're doing. In any event, I didn't "turn on them" because they became successful. Rather, I just believe that a lot of their more recent work would benefit from a paring down of the number of component elements.
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    Seven, actually.85-89: 89-92: The pants in the picture that was presented lasted 3 seasons. Those are two different sets of pants. Thanks for the correcting a correct statement. They used the same horizontal stripe edging on the bottom of the pants for 7 seasons would be the statement to make here. Not "seven actually."Corrected post or not, you can still get a point across without pulling an attitude. I'd suggest doing so going forward.
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    I'm happy with the way things are on this. I'm calling it finished.
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    The advantage of this uniform set is that it takes the decision whether or not to blind myself out of disgust at their play out of my hands. All you need now is a...err...player in a "fierce" stance in front of a black background (don't forget the smoke) with his gloves together to show the slogan: "Horn 'em!"
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    Maryland has been using the same one, it's an underarmour thing i guess . That should also give every UA football team at least one "special" alternate/alternates this year Auburn, cough cough. You think they will ever fold and get one? They are the only holdout..almost treating their jerseys in an "Alabama" way with the same look every week They are like Alabama and are equally as iconic. They haven't worn an alternate uniform in decades.Technically Alabama did wear an alternate uni in 2010
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    That spells NFLA.... Tim Beckman posting here, apparently.
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    So,.. not actually anything like that?
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    Seriously, it looks like that logo was made to be a jersey crest. It's the best visuals to ever represent the Canucks--by far.
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    Well, no, actually. That and the dozens of mock-ups I've seen here and on other websites that lead me to believe that no matter how it's executed, Johnny Canuck will not look good as a jersey crest. Making him 10% bigger and 2" lower isn't gonna magically change that.I disagree. I think he looks great, ACTUALLY.
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    So buildings can be skewed at 15-degree angles that they're not actually at as long as they aren't tall? MOD EDIT It makes no sense whatsoever. What are they doing, trying to show that there's something progressive and "forward-facing" about a historic building? There's one historic building I can think of that should be drawn so that it's leaning, and it's not because it's progressive. Hey, my running shoes look like the ones the guy in the home uniform is wearing. It's an identity for a baseball team. Baseball is a sport. Sports like baseball are about action. Italicizing things connotes action. Of course, the Alamo itself, unlike the historic building you referenced (we assume you are talking about a certain structure in Pisa), does not lean, but sometimes creative individuals use this thing called "artistic license," a hypothetical certificate of sorts that entitles the holder to not necessarily have to be literal in their depictions. I cannot argue with most of the flaws that the Creamer community has already pointed out about this particular identity, but I do not agree that the building being rendered in an italicized fashion is worthy of scorn.I want to know what school gave you your graphic design/generic art degree so I can make it my mission in life to cost them their accreditation.Some people are too busy keyboard mashing their way up to 20,000+ posts that they lost the ability to express their opinions with any tact. Again, ideally if you're rendering a building, of course you wouldn't slant it. Vertical structures like the Washington Monument or Empire State Building would appear to be falling. So at least with this logo, it's horizontal enough that it doesn't look like it's falling. It's not ideal but it's no big deal, right? (That question is rhetorical so no need to answer it to those unable to control the urge to accumulate another 20,000 posts.)There has to be a better, less condescending way for you to express yourself.I couldn't agree more, but at the same time I'll meet condescension with condescension. I stop by occasionally to check out and casually discuss the latest design releases, not to get confronted by an overly zealous, confrontational, thread-derailing troll. Anyway, it seems he has gotten back on topic so let's do the same. OK, you want a little more in depth discussion fine. The problem with the San Antonio package is the same problem you see with everything else Brandiose churns out: a creatively sterile design package that fits their brand template and looks cutesy. There's no innovation here. No application of art. No playing with the medium. It's just ramming the same boring square peg into the damn hole, shape of the hole be damned! Honestly, it's not worth the discussion. Except that maybe they should be called out for playing games with lineage or pretending the 2014 Missions have any relationship with the 1888 San Antonio Gentlemen besides both organizations playing baseball in the city. Now as to the original post that set me off, it's basically the problem with modern logo design in a nutshell. Every single flippin' element of a logo or a logo package has to MEAN SOMETHING. "It just looks good" doesn't work. It has to symbolize "action" or the designer's passion or that once ago the community had to recover from a catastrophic distillery fire or how the artist wouldn't know a pink snow bunny if it came up and bit him on the ass. Of course nowadays, this need for symbolism has grown into a tumor, so we have people concocting bizarre symbolism or rewriting history to justify bad design choices. So when you say "they angled the building to show action, because action means this..." well, that's a blatant example of the problem in modern design. Speaking as someone who's spent roughly the last decade of their life hanging around the liberal arts part of higher education, it's also a fine example of the vapid navel-gazing bull you get out of lower tier programs that are overwrought with their own self-importance. And it should be called out as such.
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    Piers Morgan can go play in traffic.
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    "That's a different issue." </airplane> Actually, I don't think it is. Many teams change their colors to conform to the latest merchandising fashions. Putting change shirts in those "hot" colors gives them an outlet for that without necessarily impacting the main uniforms.
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    Is Oregon-Maryland a rivalry?
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    Golden State Warriors 2014-2015 alternate uniform
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    Did a quick mock-up of full-bodied Johnny Canuck in front of the Millionaires V. No matter what the size of Johnny Canuck in front of the V (I might have him too big as it is now), I agree with Lee in that Johnny Canuck in the roundel like they have it in the Strength & Conditioning logo would be the best place to start.
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    Here's a screenshot from the video that VancouverFan69 is talking about.
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    If you're thinking of the famous 1977 (National Championship year) uniforms, they didn't have player names. But the school's name was below the numbers on the front.
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    Whatver admiral should still get the belt, even if only for an hour then it can be mod edited.
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