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    Still honestly prefer a million crazy city jerseys to sleeves.
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    Wut? Wizards have been to the playoffs four out the last five years.
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    "The Mall at night" works for me and will for many Washingtonians. After senior prom, on a summer night run, stopping on the bike ride home for a photo... I've got a ton of memories of the monument and Capitol against the night sky. Just two weeks ago I took some friends there to check out the monuments after hanging on U St. Totally out of the way, but such a special and unique DC experience. Sometimes these gimmicky explanatory uniform unveiling things make sense and are a good idea!
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    Here are the Rangers: What do you think? C&C Appreciated!
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    Oregon players are going to make a lot of money selling these https://sneakernews.com/2018/11/01/air-jordan-3-oregon-ducks-tinker-hatfield-pe/
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    Since finishing my NFL Redesign I haven't taken on any large projects. With baseball season gone I've found myself missing it, and missing the best designed league in the world. Iconic logos abound, near perfect designs, and more history than anyone would know what to do with... ...so why not redesign the whole league? First up: Oakland Athletics The A's have had at least as many cap logos as they've had cities, and they've not yet perfected it. Time to lean into the green and yellow. Time to endear themselves to Oakland (before they find yet another home field).
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    They mean "trademark reasons," of course. SanMar Corp. appears to own the registered trademark "DISTRICT" for use with "apparel, namely tee shirts, polo shirts, long sleeve shirts, and uniforms; fleece outerwear, namely long sleeve shirts, athletic apparel, namely shirts." (Reg. No. 3283548). American Nevada Holdings owns the registered trademark "THE DISTRICT" for use with "entertainment services in the nature of arranging and conducting special events featuring contests and sports tournaments." (Reg. No. 3182193). There may be others with competing/confusing trademark rights as well. I'm sure the Wizards could've negotiated a consent agreement with SanMar -- it's unlikely that any consumer would confuse an NBA team's uniform with SanMar's offerings -- but SanMar might've charged them a few bucks to do so. So, they probably figured that they're better off going with the cheaper route. And, they get the side benefit of setting the record for "most characters on the front of an NBA jersey." (Of course, the Wizards' GM seems set on setting the record for "most characters wearing an NBA jersey," but I digress)
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    Warning from a mod. If a poster is saying they’re leaving? Just let it be. Don’t dogpile.
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    I think it's a dark navy. I guess we could say that last season's "city" jerseys had a really dark (almost black) at the top of the gradient.
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    Wizards Rep the District, Unveil New Uniform & Ad Patch November 2, 2018 - 15:16 PM The Washington Wizards were busy this morning announcing both a new uniform and the addition of an advertisement to their jerseys. Starting with the uniform, the Wizards unveiled their new “City Edition” set which continues the theme from last season […] Read More...
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    Im gonna miss the Vsr4 helmet era. Its the quintessential football helmet and its bitter sweet that its the final season with them. Theres only a handful of players still wearing them (Antonio gates, Thomas Morstead, Adrian Peterson, Ted Ginn, Colt Mccoy). There maybe some more but not too much anymore.
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    I've been working on painting logo blocks for an MLS standings board. I had created an NFL version of this a few years back, and since Minnesota United is now in the MLS, I thought it was time to make an MLS one. I underestimated the detail on these logos and the difficulty of painting them with acrylic. NFL logos aren't as detailed as MLS logos. I fact that didn't cross my mind until I started painting. The blocks are 5.125" x 2.5". In hindsight, I wish I had used oil paints as I think it may have been easier to get more precise colors when mixing and easier to work with the fine detail. All in all I'm pretty happy with them, though. Up to this point, I think I've spent about 50 hours on this project. Next step is to stain the board, paint the MLS logo, and get magnets attached to the board.
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    I know it was just one game, well two if you count the aways. But This jersey for me was the first time I realized that the Denver broncos had different uniforms that what I was used to and it made this "rare" to me. I think this may be the jersey that kicked off my fascination in uniforms. I am not now nor ever have been a fan of the suns, but when they made the switch to this uniform, it was the first time I thought uniforms could be "cool"
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    Because retro Philadelphia team uniforms are already covered here, I'll take a slightly different tack when it comes to nostalgia. The Sports Specialities Script hat. I know it pops up in contemporary applications, too, but whenever I see that, it feels a bit jarring. (Drake holding hand out disapprovingly) (Drake satisfyingly grinning, eyes closed)
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    That wouldn’t surprise me at all. We think of surveys and feedback as a starting point of the process, but they can also be used to decide direction or courses of action during it as well. Or to judge how they’re doing so far.
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    After completing the Deutsche Fußball Liga , we move now to France. As you can see, I changed the topic name in "Alternate Football Universe", because as I said at the beginning this wil be a trip into a new footballing universe. PREMIÈRE LIGUE The Première Ligue is a French professional league for association football clubs. At the top of the French football league system, it is the country's primary football competition and it's one of the Top 5 league in Europe. It was inaugurated on 7 September 1931 under the name National before switching to Division 1 after a decade of existence. The name lasted until 1993 before switching to its current name. There are 20 clubs in Première Ligue. During the course of a season, usually from August to May, each club plays the others twice, once at their home stadium and once at that of their opponents, for a total of 38 games.
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    Miami sports radio guy Andy Slater says the Marlins new logo is coming in November with a new M and more blue.
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    That Sixers City uniform looks terrible in NBA 2K19. They did not know how to make it look like a heather material. This is the thing about wacky uniform ideas, you should always make sure that it can translate to anything else.
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    Not only this, but they're going with orange endzones this week (and supposedly for the rest of the season). edit: I'll add that I've seen some unsubstantiated talk that this uniform announcement is really just a cover and they're wearing throwbacks for homecoming.
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    We had that lovely 10th edition logo designed last year, do we get to see it in use for the 2018 Logolympiad?
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    Isn't black one of the Thunder's main colors? It's in the stripes.
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    Yeah this is such a fantastic uniform. Bring back the blue facemask too. And the Bills red helmet. Just all of it idk man
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    I've said it before, I'll say it again. I know it's not easy to enforce but if you pull this :censored:; you should be banned from all games going forward. It's a privilege, not a right. Don't screw up for the rest of us.....even if we are scarf wearing IPA drinkers ? /end rant.
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    When do I get to buy a Misty Mountains Avalanche home jersey? and do they come in 6X tall?
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    Indeed that is a premature assumption. ?
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    TOO MANY REVEALS! SO MUCH TO CRITIQUE!! *Brain explodes* Honestly, a side from the Nuggets, Thunder and 76ers.. this year city edition were overall terrible. My Bulls is ok not bad but not awesome. Should have kept the "Chicago" script bit that's just me.
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    That reminds me to add Orlando Thunder to my list!
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    Can't unsee the target logos
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    Video with some really nice insight into the design of the Thunder’s new City set: This uniform, and all of the explanations of the different design details, is really refreshing. Whereas many of these alternate uniforms are often full of Nike-speak, this is an example of one that was thoughtfully and carefully crafted with specific design inspirations in mind.
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    Weirdly enough I think this might be the Canucks worst uniform; its their worst colour scheme coupled with their worst logo. Yet every time I see it I feel a little bit of nostalgic warmth for when I was a child and first started watching hockey, The West Coast Express, etc.
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    They broke the trophy. Time to curse this team once again!
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    It's definitely better than the previous jumbled mess. I prefer the original elephant/globe logo, myself.
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    I really like Toronto's. It's a classic looking design, but it fits their jersey history quite well.
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    This gets my Oakland Stamp of ApprovalTM (may or may not be valid). I can't exactly place where I've seen that pattern before, but it sure as hell feels like Oakland to me. It makes perfect sense that the man who designed Nigeria's World Cup jersey designed this. On another note, where in the world are they actually going to play?
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    EDMONTON ESKIMOS I brought back their older EE logo because I felt it had more character to it compared the plain font version. Also brought back the yellow numbers so less people will confuse them for the NFL's Packers. BC Lions are next.
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    Lol I wish! Here I tried the white inside the shield but I think I prefer the original. Here is the first team from Lynchburg, VA. I forgot to mention, the team names in this league will just be the city name. Lynchburg has a purple and orange color scheme reflecting the "purple mountains majesty" seen in the city's geography and orange representing the town's famous sunsets. The logos reflect the city's Christian heritage. The primary logo is a lion, which I tried to do some highlights on but i think it needs work so I'd definitely appreciate suggestions there. The alternate features the mountains and sunset in the circle with the overlayed cross. Inside the cross is an L for Lynchburg and a 7 for the city's nickname "the city of seven hills." The wordmark is a simple script font.
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    Thanks! It took a while to get it "just right." I think I'm getting the hang of the "script construction" thing. The elephant doesn't look too bad on a green jersey: Thanks, guys! Indeed I am! They'll be the finale, because their "one and done" status means I can have a bit more fun with them. In their chronological place, I'll mock up the three Brewers prototypes from 1970. Thanks! I'm surprised Louisville didn't come up in expansion/relocation talks more often. I guess that part of is that having a team in Louisville would impact the radio/TV territory rights of the Reds, Cardinals, and both Chicago teams. I think that it might have been a success, but we can never really know. Thanks! While I put the elephant on the green (due to the red body cover on the elephant), it still makes for a fun jersey. I'm not really planning on doing any significant color changes for any A's relocations, especially since they will have all come after the "Swingin' A's" dynasty of the 1970s. The only real shift in colors I'll do is for Kansas City, if only because my scenario has Ewing Kauffman buying the team from Charlie O. Finley in the late-1960s and dropping Finley's trademark green/yellow. Anyway, it's time to join the Brave and the Bold! MILWAUKEE BRAVES, PT. I - Braving the Storm One of the more frustrating relocations in baseball history has to be the Braves vacating Milwaukee in favor of Atlanta. If one wonders why they left, here's the basic plot: 1. Lou Perini sells the team to a Chicago-based conglomerate, led by Bill Bartholomay, that pretty much intended to move the team to a bigger TV/population market. This was pretty much their intention from the start of buying the team. 2. Perini did some small things that were a bit off-putting, such as denying fans the ability to bring their own beer (mostly a BS reason, but a slight contributing factor) and raising ticket prices. 3. Perini and the Bartholomay group overreacted to attendance/profitability declines, which were in part due to trends throughout baseball and in part due to the team's perceived competitive decline (despite having a winning record in all of their Milwaukee seasons). In other words, ...except the Braves didn't really get that in Atlanta. Even with TBS giving them a big sphere of influence, Atlanta's f'ed up urban planning and other factors contributed to poor attendance, leading to their white flight to Cobb County. This information all comes from this excellent article by J. Gordon Hylton of the Marquette University Law School (the newer building on campus, right next to the interchange and behind Sensenbrenner Hall).1 The article and comments point out several way the relocation could have been averted, which include: 1. Perini sold the team to a Milwaukee group, with Bud Selig maybe being a member of an ownership consortium. 2. Perini keeps the now-unprofitable team, but manages to turn things around until the late-60s/early-70s run of contention. 3. Fred Miller doesn't die, and winds up buying the team. 4. The consortium stays in Milwaukee, bolstered by a piece of legislature. In his article, Hylton describes, "In 1965, as a last ditch effort, Wisconsin Senator William Proxmire introduced a bill in the Senate that would have required major league teams to pool all of their radio and television income in a way similar to the then current practice in the National Football League. The bill never got out of committee in the United States Senate, but such a requirement might have reduced the lure of relocating to new territory and perhaps kept the Braves in Milwaukee."2 If any one of these things happened, what would the modern Braves look like? This is pretty much a standard Braves concept (a slight tweak of their 1987 update), but with a few notable alterations. The primary logo is now the roundel, featuring the Wisconsin state outline, the "Block M," and a star pointing to Milwaukee's location. I figured that the team, like the Brewers, would use the Miller Valley location/I-43 proximity to lure people in throughout the state. People from places like Madison, Door County, Green Bay, and Shawano County would all be part of the team's net. A new "Block M' is the secondary, derived from the American Association Brewers' old monogram and given angled serifs akin to the Astros' slab-serif font. I figured that unlike the Atlanta Braves' 1987 update (which merged their last Boston/first Milwaukee uniforms with the cursive "A" cap), the Milwaukee Braves would have gone all-in on a logo similar to the 1957-style "Block M," (thanks @Gothamite, for championing the "correct Block M" cause) with a few adjustments to make it a bit more "modern." They did win a World Series in it, after all. The "Braves" script with a contrast-colored tomahawk is the tertiary. I did try to make a "Cursive M" for the team, but it really didn't look all that good from a distance. Unlike the "B" or the "A," it didn't read like an "M." Besides, I didn't want to throw out a link to the American Association Brewers/the '57 Braves that readily. EDIT: I added a gold star on the primary, per @NicDB's suggestion. It gives it a bit of a punch. Original Image is in the link, while the second image is here. The home and road uniforms feature all of my standard Braves trademarks, such as contrast-colored tomahawks and Northwestern Stripes on the socks. The road uniform bears a "Milwaukee" script with an extended tomahawk, inspired by @Ted Cunningham's work. It was a bit of a pain to get it to work, but I think it looks good. At the very least, it's a nice way to eliminate the team from the relocation roundelay. The Wilson Varsity font also receives a Packers-style "5," for that extra Wisconsin touch. EDIT: With the fantastic help of @Carolingian Steamroller, I've tweaked the "Milwaukee" script to feature better kerning and letter definition, while also adjusting the "M" to have a longer left stroke and bending the middle vertical on the "w" for better intra-letter spacing. Thanks, @Carolingian Steamroller! The original image is here. EDIT 2: With the additional help of @Gothamite, I've revised the "Milwaukee" script further to use the "M" from the American Association Brewers' road script. Here is a comparison between all three versions, as well as the second edition of the script. The alternates feature a red and a navy softball top, intended for limited use. Both use color swaps to preserve the contrast-colored tomahawk setup, and feature the primary on the sleeves. EDIT: Image tweaked to match the primary/road script improvements. The original image is in the link, along with the second rendering. The heritage alternates feature a "Cream City" uniform, with the "Block M" on its own. It's my little way of paying homage to the American Association Brewers' 1911-37 identity. The second one is a Milwaukee-ified version of the Braves' "715" set. I wanted to use a lowercase cursive "M" at first (which really didn't work), so I replaced it with (per @NicDB's inspired suggestion, thanks) the Ball-in-Glove. I double-outlined it and matched it to the coloration of the Braves' "lowercase a" insignia. EDIT: I fixed an outlining error on the creme uniform and updated the Milwaukee star to gold. The linked image is the first edition. The dugout jackets feature some notable tweaks from previous Braves concepts, such as the use of the primary as the back logo (a la a motorcycle jacket, and Milwaukee is the home of Harley-Davidson, a brand that is somehow both "the establishment" and "rebellious," an RCR observation). There is also a "715" jacket, which builds upon the period jacket (worn by Phil Niekro). EDIT: Both dugout jackets incorporate the graphics tweaks of the previous images. Here are the originals: Primary Jacket and 715 (715 Second Edition). The Braves wouldn't look all that different from their current counterparts, but there'd be a certain "Milwaukee-ifying" of their identity. Heck, had they stayed, they'd probably have more of an impact on the city's sporting culture than the Brewers. C+C is appreciated, as always! For the alternate take, lets brew up two distinct flavors of rebranding. 1J. Gordon Hylton, “Why Milwaukee Lost the Braves: Perspectives on Law and Culture From a Half-Century Later – Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog,” Academic Blog, Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog (blog), January 1, 2012, https://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/2012/01/01/why-milwaukee-lost-the-braves-perspectives-on-law-and-culture-from-a-half-century-later/comment-page-1/#comments. 2Ibid.
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    Thanks! I'm not sure what you mean by making the "Los Angeles" script look more like the "Dodgers" script (I left it untouched), but I'm more than happy to adjust the "Brooklyn" script to look a little cleaner. The pattern is my generic faux-flannel, which I use on any gray throwback to the flannel era (like creme replacing white). I'm looking forward to seeing you go hardcore vintage with that pattern (note: clipping masks for that thing are an absolute pain)! Thanks, guys! Making that script was one of my favorite parts of the concept. Thanks! My original plan was to "hack" Minne and Paul to turn them into lumberjacks (complete with reproportioning their bodies). It didn't look very good: My dissatisfaction led me to the new Bunyan design. Thanks. You know, that's an interesting challenge! How could one modernize the Dodgers in a way that fit with the new stadium, without necessarily betraying their brand? Well, I've got an idea! The logos use the (slightly-modified) Final Frontier font for that 1960s space age touch. I made sure to tilt the wordmarks and add underlines, to "modernize" the scripts. The primary features the Flatbush Dome. The uniforms use an un-striped template (much like the 1965-70 Astros), while continuing the use of Block Standard numbers (no need for a display number font at this time). I figured that this identity would have only lasted a year before popular demand forced the team to switch back to their classic look, much like the 1956 Cardinals or 1960 Tigers. Of course, this redesign would have lasting consequences, such as the permanent removal of striping from the road uniform. the reintroduction of a "Brooklyn" script, and the addition of red front numbers to the grays (like how the Cardinals dropped striping and adopted cursive wordmarks following 1956). I also reasoned that O'Malley would have been talked down from his domed proposal, instead building a Shea/Dodger Stadium-like structure on the site. That would have kept the identity intact (much like Dodger Stadium did in our timeline). The Canaries should be up soon!
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    TWIN CITIES GIANTS PHASE TWO - Twinning! Let's go back to Horace Stoneham planning the move to Minneapolis. One of the Minneapolis locals (say, a high-ranking employee of the Millers) notes that there is an inherent rivalry between Minneapolis and St. Paul (mentioned in the previous post). He then suggests that naming the team after only one of the cities could alienate fans, as the Minneapolis Lakers found out. Said local also points out that the stadium is in Bloomington, a suburb of Minneapolis, which would render the name a little inaccurate. So, Stoneham and his buddies come up with a compromise: use the "Twin Cities" identifier for the team. The logos are pretty similar in style to the Minneapolis variant. The primary logo features the team wordmark behind two renderings of Willie McCovey, with the one on the right coming from the later years of his career. Trees are behind the figures, while the city insignias (based off of the Millers and Saints' cap logos) flank each side of the river-with-bridge from the Twins' old sleeve emblem. The "TC" appears in the Ocean Beach Major font as the secondary (with negative space to imply interlocking), while the tertiary combines all of the insignias into a roundel. The uniforms are much the same as the previous concept, albeit with the "TC" on the cap and a "Twin Cities" wordmark on the road jersey. The alts take their cues from the previous concept, except with the black alt using a "M | | Stp" chest design (like the 1905 Giants with their "NY"). The tertiary is on the black uniform's sleeve. The heritage alternates cater to both Minneapolis and St. Paul with homages to their historic American Association teams. The Saints' design is an homage to their mid-'30s design, which featured a black/orange color scheme and Tuscan-style lettering. I didn't want to do the blue with scripts, as the Saints were a Dodgers affiliate at the time. Even with the rivalry dead in this timeline (my biggest complaint), I still don't want that combination. The tertiary is on the sleeve of both uniforms. The main dugout jacket features the primary logo on the back, the cap logo on the sleeve, and a "Twin Cities" script from my Twins alternate take. The throwback has tan sleeves, the double insignias on the front, and a team wordmark on the back. This option is probably my favorite option, as it combines a bit of the Twins with the Giants' identity while refraining from a state name. It sounds less redundant than "Twin Cities Twins" as well. Up next, let's go to state!
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    NEW YORK (BASEBALL) GIANTS, PT. 1 - Gotto Makes a Giant Contribution Ah yes, it's time to do my favorite team in the previous incarnation! When trying to assess why the Giants left New York City, one can point to a variety of factors. These factors included, but were not limited to: 1. The poor condition of the Polo Grounds, due to a lack of funds (the team and stadium rentals were Horace Stoneham's only asset) and hasty construction of the building. 2. Changes in transportation necessitated the need for larger parking lots. Unfortunately for the Giants, much of the land was taken up by Robert Moses' (I have yet to read Power Broker, which I'm hoping to rectify soon) housing projects and other plans. Moses eventually planned to tear down the Polo Grounds in 1962 (one the Giants' lease was up), with speculation about moving them into Yankee Stadium (the Flushing Meadows site wasn't in the works just yet).1 3. The team spent the post-WWII period in a bit of a freefall, with many poor finishes throughout the time (aside from the 1951 pennant and 1954 World Series). 4 (and the biggest one, IMHO). Demographic changes in Harlem, the Polo Grounds' Manhattan neighborhood, ensured that the Giants would not be viable in the long run. The Depression and World War II had a marked impact on the area, with many wealthy white residents leaving the area (for both economic and racist reasons - "White Flight"). Due to the increasingly poor conditions of the neighborhood (due to neglect from government programs and a lack of legitimate employment options for many of the African-American and Latin American residents), crime increased.2 With fewer local fans having disposable income for games or a willingness to walk within the "sketchy" area (one created by both racism and apathy), attendance declined. This is the factor that drove the other ones (renovations, transport, competition, etc.). Stoneham believed that fans would feel safer if they could drive from the suburbs to the stadium, but the lack of parking prevented that. TL;DR: This .gif, but with Son Goku as socio-economic/competitive factors and Frieza as the New York Baseball Giants. However, what if the move didn't go through? What if the team became the Yankees' tenants or found a way to build a Manhattan stadium, set up shop at Flushing Meadows (in the unlikely event that the Dodgers stayed in Brooklyn), or pre-empted the Football Giants by heading to New Jersey? What would these baseball Giants look like? When setting out on this project, I figured that the baseball Giants would not look all that different from the current San Francisco squad. I tried to approach their New York incarnation from the same angle as the team's 2000 redesign, tastefully updating the 1950s/60s uniform set. However, I wanted to incorporate a bit of the Mets' fantastic identity into the design (outside of the "NY," sourced from my previous Mets concept). So, I reasoned that the baseball Giants would want a new primary logo to celebrate a "revival" of sorts, one designed by a very certain Ray Gotto. The new primary is pretty much be the same as the Mets' classic logo, albeit with the Brooklyn elements obscured (e.g., the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Building no longer features, done by using the post-digitization version of the logo) and the bridge being a general suspension bridge (maybe the George Washington Bridge?). The Giants' one-color wordmark is at the center. The tertiary minimizes the primary to a smaller design, with both the cap insignia and the 1883 establishment date. The wordmark font is Ocean Beach Major with modifications, as it's a fantastic modernization of the Giants/Pirates' font style. The uniforms are pretty much the same as my San Francisco Giants concept, but with some notable differences. The number font and the NOB's/white-base home uniforms are off of my Seals/retro Giants concept, while the new primary logo resides on the sleeves. I kept arched wordmarks, as the logo implied that the Giants are named after the giant skyscrapers of the city. Arching does a better job of invoking that compared to arc-ed wordmarks (which work in San Francisco, with the Giants referring to the "giant" bridges of the city - my flimsy rationalization of the name). The alternates bear a great similarity to my old Giants concept as well, with an orange-billed cap paired with an orange top and a black alternate that has the cap logo as an insignia. The second set of alternates pairs the orange-billed cap with the home uniform and contains the throwback to 1933 from my previous concept (featuring @Gothamite's preferred "NY"). It's "different enough" from the current set that it'd work. The dugout jacket is an update of my SF Giants jacket, albeit with the new primary logo and the "NY" on the back. I just love that vintage cursive script. It's a pretty simple concept, emulating the Giants' 2000 redesign while incorporating a few Mets-like elements. C+C is appreciated, as always! Up next, let's take that Mets influence a little further. 1Robert F. Garratt, Home Team: The Turbulent History of the San Francisco Giants (Lincoln: U of Nebraska Press, 2017), 3-9; Stew Thornley, “Polo Grounds (New York) | Society for American Baseball Research,” Society for American Baseball Research, accessed June 27, 2018, https://sabr.org/bioproj/park/58d80eca. 2 Michael Javen Fortner, Black Silent Majority: The Rockefeller Drug Laws and the Politics of Punishment (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2015), 24-27; Federico Ribes Tovar, Lolita Lebrón, la prisionera (New York: Plus Ultra Educational Publishers, 1974), 93.
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    Thanks, guys! MIAMI MARLINS, PT. I - Deco-ed Out in Midnight Green and Rubine Red This one is an expansion on a concept I did for my tweaks thread almost a year ago. I'll be quoting a lot of my write-up from that one, so bear with me. Here's the intro: I've turned a bit of a corner with the Marlins' current look. I like the Art Deco-styled font and the slow embrace of bright colors (i.e. the All-Star Game materials and the light blue/orange HR Derby set), but I still think there are many problems with it. The number font is mismatched (serifs), the "toothpaste marlin" is still crummy, the black should be a dark cool color, and light blue/orange is still too fundamentally close to the Mets for my liking. There had to be another way... I knew I had the solution once I saw the beautiful color scheme of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, as well as the work dsaline97's did on the Florida Blue Herons, and my own Miami Heat concept. Cool colors and pink (Rubine Red) would give the Marlins a color scheme that not only mimics the art deco architecture and signage in Miami but is also unique in the Big Four. However, navy and black are all too frequent in the majors. I instead used a teal-esque color, to have to allude to the club's history. I opted for the "Midnight Green" color used by the Philadelphia Eagles. I don't like that dark teal color for the Eagles, but it worked perfectly for what I wanted to do with the Marlins! A lighter blue accompanies the dark teal and pink, to hammer home the "neon signage" look. As for the font, I like what the Marlins tried to do with an Art Deco-esque font, but I wanted something that had a bit more of an Art Deco flair/had consistent weights and none of the weird shadowing stuff. The font's name is Belgrad, and I've slightly modified it (namely removing the line through the zero). In the place of shadows are double outlines, which produces a bit of a cleaner look. Belgrad is also the new number font, so the wordmark and number fonts remain consistent. The most notable change from the previous version is the removal of the "toothpaste marlin" from the design. It takes away from the Art Deco symmetry of the "M." I instead drew up a streamlined Marlin, which features simple accent marks and fits with the Art Deco style. I drew inspiration from the SB Nation logo for the Marlins (Fish Stripes), but I tried to remove some of the "SB Nation-ness" of the design. I placed it in an Art Deco-style frame (as seen in this image), which blends both sharp edges and curves. The side panels have the sock stripe pattern, to invoke neon signage on the frame. On the home and road uniforms, I've tried to display the team's unique color scheme while sticking within traditions of color distribution in baseball. The home uniform bears the updated "Marlins" wordmark (I can't stand city names on standard home uniforms), and a pink-billed cap. I've kept the large "M" in both the "Marlins" and "Miami" wordmarks, to emphasize the "M" as a team emblem. The sleeve and pants stripes mimic the wordmark's color distribution, while the sock stripes mimic the lights in the primary logo (which is on the sleeve). It's a nice little bit of unique color distribution. The road uniform uses the updated "Miami" wordmark and an all-dark teal cap, with a pink-centric cap logo (so there's still plenty of pink on the cap). NOB's are one-color block, for legibility's sake. The alternates follow in much the same convention as the Marlins' current alternates, with pink replacing orange and dark teal replacing black. The pink jersey is simply a color-flipped version of the home uniform, while the dark teal alt is a recolored version of the road set, as it wouldn't hurt to have the "Miami" script at home once in a while, especially when the color scheme/identity is so Miami. The Marlins logo is on the sleeve, as the primary didn't stand out enough on a teal background. I also established a cap on how often the team would break these jerseys out, as the franchise has a history of overusing alternates. The next set of alternates are both unique looks. The first is a pink cap/undershirt/belt/socks version of the home uniform. I did try to pair this pink cap up with the pink jersey, but it was a bit too much pink for my tastes. The other alternate is a fauxback to the 1950's minor league Miami Marlins, one that uses the current color scheme to provide a new take on a classic look. It uses an updated version of the script and patch from 1956 home uniform (updates to the patch provided by @ZionEagle, who did an excellent job with her update), and the cap logo/color distribution of the accompanying road uniform. I added sock stripes to the design after my research showed the team wearing such a design. With this alternate, the Marlins can push the dark teal/pink/light blue brand while honoring baseball's history in Miami. I was content with my previous Marlins concept, but I felt like it needed this final push to nail it. It's a look that combines a unique color scheme with the architectural history of the city. C+C is greatly appreciated! For the alternate take, what if Wayne Huizenga got his wish in 1991?
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    Mordor Black Army The dark realm of Mordor deserved a dark and gloomy jersey to match. The flaming eye of Sauron was in red on the black banner of the mighty army of Mordor so the team's logo was an obvious one to choose. For the away jersey the team refused to wear white opting for an interesting shade of reddish gray. At first it was thought of adding yellow and orange to recreate the colors of the ever-active volcano of Mount Doom but then the idea was ditched as the color scheme was felt becoming too bright...
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    Dale Blazers The City of Dale was completely destroyed and burnt by Smaug the Terrible, dweller of the Lonely Mountain but rised from its ashes when the dragon was eliminated by Bard. For this reasons Blazers was a suiting name for them. The color palette was chosen from the colors of fire and the sandrock of which Dale was built. They sport a pretty simple uniform with the iconic Bacon strips striping. As there is not actual description in Tolkien books I chose to stick with Peter Jackson imagery and colors for the city.
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    Racing Club de Rennes Founded in 1930, the Racing Club de Rennes is one of the most known team of France. Born from the ashes of the FC Rennais, RC Rennes is a very important team of French football scene. For most of its history it has remained stable in Premiere Ligue, managing to win it in 1957. During the seventies and eighties has experienced its darkest period, going down in the third division. Despite that has succeeded in the feat of winning a domestic double despite being in the second division. At the beginning of the new millennium thanks to a mix of young and veteran managed to reach the semi-final of the most important European cup. Today the club is going through a period of tranquility. The pride of the Breton club is definitely his "cantera" capable of giving to the national different players made history. The emblem of the Racing Club de Rennes has two basic elements. The first is the "Triskell", world-famous symbol of Brittany and Breton people. The second one are the tails of Ermine, undisputed symbol of the city and the region. It has undergone many changes throughout its history, remaining unchanged since the nineties. Map Kits The shirts with black and white stripes are very well recognized at European level. They modeled the colors of Britain have a real pride in the fans. Patrick, who has his headquarters in Vendeé just in Britain, sponsors the club since 2008, however Samsic appears on the shirts since 2012.
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    Actually, Pitt started a movment to go back to the old Pitt moniker (as shown in new logo), so its sort of up in the air on whether to consider that a city name or not...around here theyre usually called just Pitt basketball, pitt football, etc...I know on tv alot of times theyre referred to as Pittsburgh, but according to some old alumi i know (relatives), it used to always be pitt, never pittsburgh.
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    In Chicago, people call them the UIC Flames on the rare occasions somebody talks about them. And I honestly don't know if I've ever seen or heard somebody mention the University of Chicago Maroons in a long, long time, so I can't say if Chicago Maroons holds up. Edit: Upon further reading of the original post, I don't think you were looking for validation or refutation. Also upon further review, I don't get the point of this. Carry on.
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