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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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    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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    Well, if you don't know/care about Isiah Thomas, Dennis Rodman, and Bill Laimbeer mugging Michael Jordan on the way to two championships and then being the final obstacle to Jordan's greatness, maybe you're a lousy basketball fan and deserve your crappy teal shirt.
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    But didn't players wear really baggy uniforms in the 1990's? The style of the uniforms are going to likely change constantly, so that would mean you'd have to constantly change the logo... which would be super tedious to always do.
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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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    I still think of them as the Indians, probably because their shirts have the word "INDIANS" on them in big letters.
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    If Miami wants to keep a vice set as an occasional alternate, I’d be fine with that. But they shouldn’t switch to it full-time. There’s nothing really wrong with their identity in my opinion and a switch to vice would reek of “just ‘cause”. Besides, if some people (somehow) confuse Miami with Toronto? That’s not Miami’s problem; they beat Toronto to black and red a long time ago. If anybody has to “fix” that problem, it’s Toronto.
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    Half of MLB was formerly an "alternative baseball league". The American League is the most successful alternative league ever. It just happened to start 108 years ago.
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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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    This thread will be full of revisionist history. Some teams existed past the 1960 date, and have influenced my concepts slightly. I justify this because not every team has all 4 phases into history. The longer a team was around, the less I'm inclined to create concepts for. Some good examples are the Buffalo Bisons, and Portland Beavers(RIP). The Sacramento Solons are named after the Greek senator Solon, which was a reference to the California senators in the city. I took that as a sign to lean into the Greek symbolism. The Mets started the racing stripes trend in baseball in 1982. The MLB Solons would follow with a Greek pattern running all over the god damn place. The mascot logo of a bearded Solon is a bastard of if the Swinging Friar was the Orioles bird. The S logo is from Wikipedia. It's the first thing you see when you look into this team, and I cannot find the source outside Wiki. The 1970s Solons wore a block S logo, but I really liked the english S as the cap logo for Sacramento. Next: Sacramento Solons Phase 2.
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    It’s been nearly 40 years. Let it go, people.
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    Oh c'mon: It's Fiesta Baby!
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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 hate this notion that the Yankees own pinstripes and are the only team that can wear them.
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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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    E-“sports”. Why any adult would want to watch another adult play video games is beyond me.
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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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    You should watch the 30 for 30. One of the things that makes His Airness so great is the fact that he overcame the Bad Boys. They're such an important, major piece to league history. Maybe at least try some YouTube clips?
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    Yeah of course, but you’re pretty much describing the very history of the United States. “Manifest Destiny” was awful for natives, but so was the very founding of this country by European settlers. While there are some negative connotations to representing that history, the nickname isn’t overtly racist like the others people have issues with. I mean, :censored:, vikings were known for being brutally violent and destroying entire villages of innocent people. Raiders/Buccaneers/Pirates commandeered ships and threw the passengers overboard into the ocean. Cowboys have been depicted in popular culture as slaughtering groups of Indians for over a century now. Bengal tigers have killed people at zoos before. Point is, where do you draw the line on what’s acceptable and what isn’t? If you’re going to take issue with a name like 49ers, you’re also going to have to re-evaluate a lot of other names that probably come across as rather innocuous.
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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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    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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    Unpopular opinion: Leave kelly green for the Jets. Midnight green looks great on the Eagles.
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    But... We have actual photos of what the Rams would look like in yellow jerseys. And they look nothing like those Saints uniforms at all.
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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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    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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    How is there any negative comments about this? It's completely innocuous. They simply saw an opportunity to get their primary logo on a jersey in a way that didn't alter waht has become their signature look. From a branding perspective, it's smart. From an aesthetic perspective, it didn't do any harm. It's at worst a lateral, and at best... a lateral. "Cash grab"? Really? They just figured out a way to get their mark out there on consumer's backs without it intruding on the aesthetic of their uniform. Seems pretty smart to me, and as sleeves continue to shrink, I'd expect more of this in the future.
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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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    There's nothing beautiful about a world in which NFL teams look as disjointed and ridiculous as some second tier college program so desperate for attention you never know what they'll be wearing from one week to the next. No thanks.
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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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