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    The helmet just feels incomplete or unfinished. The 90's logo would have been perfect. Adding the jet to the new wordmark or helmet logo would have helped.
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    In-depth analysis of a fictitious sports team appearing in a throwaway 30 second commercial about a state lottery is what makes this site great.
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    There’s soccer club Young Boys, who play at Wankdorf Stadium (now Stade de Suisse Wankdorf), leading to headlines like this:
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    Howdy there! Been a whole while since I've posted here. But lately I've been drawing up some vintage-inspired pennant designs for all the MLB teams! I love how pennants play with color, fonts, and trying to capture the essence of a team with a few simple shapes. I've had fun exploring different ways to showcase a team and elements of their brand, so to speak. First up, my Jays and the AL East! Boston - kept this extra simple, loved the way the text flowed into the home plate. Blue Jays - Had a eureka moment when I realized I could get the J and the bird's chest shape to line up well. I'm biased but they have the best look in baseball, so it was fun thinking up a retro design for them. Yankees - I wasn't going to give these guys a good nickname. I tried giving it an almost authoritarian look, the pinstripes and font lookin like 1930s-were-not-messing-around-mobster aesthetic. Baltimore - Kind of just split this into three sections, playing with shapes and of course a nod to the awesome Maryland flag. Rays - Was so happy with how this one turned out. They have the blandest brand in the big leagues, I wish they never got rid of the Devil Rays name and look. So I combined a bunch of eras basically! Cheers guys!
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    Hi guys! Back with some more designs, for the AL Central. Really happy with how these came out. I think they're a pretty unique way to think about how their designs could have looked decades ago! Cleveland: Inspired by the flag of Ohio, I knew I wanted to stay away from any sort of Native American caricature, and I've always loved when they use feathers. Detroit: This tiger might be one of my favorite things I've designed recently. Might expand the concept a bit and throw him inside a D. I wanted just boom, in your face classic design with big lettering, kind of a callback to the team's long history. Fun fact the tiger design initially started as a tattoo I wanted and sketched out for myself - then I thought it'd be a perfect fit to try out in this simpler vintage style. Add a ball in his mouth and voila, he's ready for fetch! Chicago White Sox: This was a toughie, but I was inspired by their diagonal blackletter font treatment, and always loved their kind of flying sock concept. Four stars for the flag of Chicago and boom! Kansas City: Wanted to keep this one simple, loved the nickname Crowntown. Honestly even though this KC monogram is so simple I love how the two letters look together. Minnesota: had played with ideas of little twin characters on here, but ultimately scratched it. Went with some more Minnesota imagery, which oddly is something they kind of haven't done in their brand a lot (unlike the Wild and Timberwolves do) - so I wanted to bring in that northern starry night flair. Knew I wanted to do a cool script font as the focal point because I just love their script so much, and the layout of the letters just lined up perfectly, with the cross of the "t" and dot of the "i" creating the perfect ball and bat. Thanks for stopping by, up next is the AL West!
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    Hey, look, it's every single Cardinals concept ever made on these boards!
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    Continued to be wildly baffled by how bad this looks
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    Every NFL team should only wear the first uniform they ever wore no matter how long ago that was or whether it looked good because history is static and can never change or be updated
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    Yes folks, IT, IS HAPPENING!
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    Just because people have been questioning: He's not wrong there.
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    1960. And let's also not forget 1948 and 1949. (The NFL did indeed exist prior to 1966......)
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    I’m bummed the thunder didn’t chose sonic, it’s a well known Oklahoma based brand, and would lead to so many SuperSonics jokes.
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    This whole throwback faux back discussion sparked an idea. Love the Hawk's silver helmet set but since they can't use an alt helmet, could/should they just do that set with their current darker blue and new logo?
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    I like the concepts when they are pertinent to the discussion as this one was. Helps the conversation and much easier than trying to explain it.
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    Oh c'mon: It's Fiesta Baby!
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    The Heat don’t get enough credit for having built a timeless, enduring brand. The Vice colors are fine as an occasional alternate but just don’t hold a candle to the standard set.
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    Wrong. The new Jets uni is clearly a blatant rip-off of the Farmingdale High School football team of Long Island, NY. Shame on the Jets for stealing these kids' uniforms. Sad.
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    I'm starting to get real sick of people acting like certain colors can only be used by one team only. Nobody has a copyright or trademark on any colors. Please stop.
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    E-“sports”. Why any adult would want to watch another adult play video games is beyond me.
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    Unpopular opinion: Leave kelly green for the Jets. Midnight green looks great on the Eagles.
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    I hate this notion that the Yankees own pinstripes and are the only team that can wear them.
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    Forget alternate, I’d make a whole set out of that. Yes please.
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    Much like with the bowl games, basketball + energy = fun in Illustrator. So I present each regional bracket, displayed by team jerseys and scores. This will be updated again after next weekend's games. Click to enlarge.
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    Here comes the presentation! I'll be posting on here one division at a time. But I post each team on my Instagram page once I finish it, so follow @natesweitzer if you don't want to wait. First off, the NFC North.
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    To me, none of these uniforms you posted are really patriotic. They're about as well-intentioned as Pinktober was.
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    Red socks really do make a world of difference for the Texan uniforms
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    couldn't that go for...::checks notes::...any other uniform that's ever been made?
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    I despise the Atlanta road cap with all my heart. The home cap is the only one they need and it works so much better with all of their uniforms.
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    I'll never understand why some people on this forum flip out about the usage of black in these uniforms. They never wore black jerseys. Never wore black pants. Never wore black socks. Yet the minor amount out black used with these in relation to the green and white has been vilified and tagged BFBS *sighs and shakes head*
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    The fundamental problem at the core of the Chargers uniforms remains the striping on the bolt. It ought to be reversed. Putting the powder blue next to the gold doesn't contrast enough, creating a green effect when viewed at a distance. Compare:
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    Dundon is the very model of a vulture capitalist. He bought the league not for its own sake, not because he believed in it or wanted it to survive, but so he could strip it of its valuable asset(s?) and walk away, leaving the employees and creditors high and dry. Not to mention the fans. Will he refund the balance of season ticket accounts, or force them to sue for whatever meager scraps they can scavenge? He didn’t care about the AAF, only about getting his claws into its intellectual property. No matter what. It’s almost a parody of amoral capitalism run amok. Except it happened, as it too often does.
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    So as @andrewharrington pointed out...context matters regarding this stuff. Across the board when it comes to design, really. What works in Place A may not work in Place B. Beyond that though? The re-emergence of people who fell like the NY Jets MUST have a cool and badass fighter jet motif raises an interesting point on how to best use a jet- be it a military or commercial jet- when designing a good logo for a sports team. So let's look at some "fierce," "badass," and "cool" conceptual designs for both Jets teams, Winnipeg and New York. Full disclosure- I removed everything from these concepts save for the jets themselves, so that element could stand on its own. Anyway they're all pretty bad, if you ask me. They all fall into the trap that plagued 90s/early 2000s design. Too many highlights, too many angles, too much detail. They all work as cartoon illustrations of fighter jets, but as logos? They're all too much. They don't work. So now let's look at some actual jet logos used by professional teams. Again, I removed everything but the jet portions so we can see them on their own, and hopefully understand why they work. None of them are detailed. None of them are complex. There's been more than one person in this thread who have said the Memphis Express of the AAF have the best New York Jets conceptual logo and helmet, and when you look at that logo? It's really two chunks of blue shapes that simulate the look of a fighter jet without all the extra shading and detail that plague those above awful concepts. The current Winnipeg Jets logo is, like the Express' logo, clearly a fighter jet. Still, it's not overly detailed or outlined. It's shaded, yes, but the shading it used very boldly, with the shaded aspects being only one of two colours on the entire jet. And while its shape is a bit more distinct? Again, detail doesn't wear it down. It's a shaded silhouette at the end of the day. The previous Winnipeg logos, and those of the New York Jets, are remarkably similar. Simple silhouettes of passenger jets followed geometric shapes that allude to a jet shape without actually being defined enough to say what sort of jet they are. Could the second jet logos of both Winnipeg and New York be military jets? Sure. They could also be civilian passenger jets though. The shapes are vague enough to be either. And this vagueness doesn't make either bad. Again, the super-simple abstract nature of the current Winnipeg Jets and Memphis Express logos show that the style of the second New York and Winnipeg logos is a feature rather than a bug. They imply sleekness, speed, and movement without being bogged down by too much shading, too many angles, or too much detail. In short? Whatever the Jets do? It's in their best interests to keep the design simple. The name "Jets" is, in many ways, a trap. It conjures up images of sleek military jets that many concept artists love to dig into. Overly detailed, overly outlined and shaded, cartoon drawings of military hardware. These, however, don't make for effective logos. The less detailed, the more abstract? The better. At least as far as this subject matter goes. Both Jets teams have managed that so far. Let's hope the New York football team doesn't screw it up with overly-detailed military porn. Which is why I think doing something abstract that implies the shape of a jet, while conveying speed, is the best way to go about it. A detailed military jet as a logo would be awful.
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    At best, the yellow is a fine alternate look. I don't want it as the primary. The Los Angeles Rams are royal blue, then yellow. *chef's kiss*
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    The Titans have a look that’s oddly underrated in just how terrible it is. It’s maybe a quarter step above what Tampa is currently wearing. The last look wasn’t perfect by any stretch, but it’s head and shoulders above their current garbage look.
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    I've done many concepts in my day. Happy to see one of them hit the field for the first time (although I am against numbers on side). Ribbon is for Pediatric Cancer Awareness and we will be honoring kids at the game.
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    Okay, finished up the American League! Angels - Had to throw a fun lil of Anaheim in there, and always loved the ball with angel wings Mariners - Went vertical here, inspired by their awesome 80s branding and simple waves that other Seattle teams have utilized (like the Sounders) Astros - This might be one of my favorites, any excuse to do something space-related I'm gonna take it. Athletics - Another one of my favorites, mainly because they have always had one of my favorite brands in sports - they need to utilize the elephant EVEN MOAR! Rangers - This one speaks for itself haha, they have always had one of the blandest looks in sports to me Cheers, can't wait to move on to the NL!
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    Hi there, welcome to the CCSLC, a community for people who do literally what you just described all the time for fun.
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    Soo thoughts on this potential "Leak"? I think it's a bit reserved but definitely an 'evolution' of their look. Only thing I don't like is that logo on the helmet.
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    Or, the reddit person was blowing hot air and only describing the cheerleader uniforms and pretending he had insider knowledge.
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    Those schmucks are the lifeblood of this board! (I don't condone anybody losing their job, even for us.)
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    Potentially unpopular opinion: The Browns’ Color Rush uniform isn’t good, it’s just better than the primaries. The orange-on-brown doesn’t work and in gameplay the numbers don’t have nearly enough contrast.
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