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    https://www.seattletimes.com/sports/storm/seattle-storm-unveils-new-logo-the-first-major-redesign-since-debut-in-2000/?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=owned_echobox_tw_m&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1614708209 Well, there it is! Fits it well with WNBA uniforms feeling more like soccer-style jerseys than traditional basketball uniforms, what with sponsors being presented more prominently than team logos. And it wouldn't be a Seattle-based logo without the Space Needle!
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    Pardon, but why couldn't the inspiration provided by "the iconic architecture and sharp angles of @CrewStadium" have been rendered in varying shades of yellow?
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    The Florida Panthers actually had claws on their gloves when they unveiled their inaugural uniforms. They were scrapped before the team took the ice.
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    Yeah, those Devils jersey are absolutely gorgeous.
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    I do think it would look nicer if the hem stripe matched the "red on white on black" motif:
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    These were perfect. I said it before and I'll say it again, I loved how each team got to choose who makes their uniforms.
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    New Earthquakes primary kit leaked on the Adidas app. Not a bad look. A little plain, but at least someone is wearing royal blue in the league.
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    Chris Blain on twitter showed a yellow version would work pretty well
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    I'm at a real loss for this Revolution kit. For all their branding woes through the years, they've had a pretty nice streak of good-to-great kits both home and away since 2014 or so. But this year, I'd take a boring color swap over whatever this thing is. If anything they look more like a tribute to ostensible rivals NYCFC. If you really want to pay tribute to your loyal supporters section, what does any of this have to do with it, beyond placing "FORT" on the socks? Why not go red-heavy again, since the red New England colonial flag as a team symbol totally grew out of the supporters' section? Really indicative of how this club has failed to build any sort of club culture in 26 years.
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    The new Crew kit has yellow shorts and, apparently, the same yellow socks as their last primary kit: I suppose it’s nice that there’s more yellow by way of the shorts and socks, but that’s still not enough to save the shirt IMO. And frankly the yellow shorts and socks look pretty awkward with the white/grey shirt.
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    So I like thinking of ways to put Winter Classic games in non-traditional hockey markets. I have done Arizona/Vegas and the Florida Teams, and now I am trying to get a Los Angeles Winter Classic concept off the ground but this one is proving to be harder than the other two. The Kings logo/jerseys won't be an issue since they came around with the Expansion Six, and there was even a team back in the 40s called the LA Monarchs that I can draw inspiration from. The problem I am having is with the Ducks. I am stuck between trying to embrace their Disney heritage, and do a "What if Disney had the expansion team in the 50s" fauxback for them, or ignore that part of their history and use their current colors and branding and try to make the D Foot thing vintage looking. Here are two versions of the same logo I am working on but I think I am trying to force something that just isn't there. Even though I literally used a frame from an old Donald Duck cartoon for reference, I think the style still looks too modern for a Winter Classic. I even looked at some old Oregon Ducks logos for reference but I want it to be recognizably Disney if I do decide to go this route. I think there has to be something cool I can do with the Disney fauxback idea but I am just not finding it. Anyway, please let me know what you guys think. And if you have any suggestions on how I can improve this whole thing I would love to hear them.
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    We're all used to taking the marketing-speak trotted out for team logo and uniform unveilings to task. That said, this... "The colors of the split represent the colors of the water and the sky that surround the war-era forts throughout New England." ... goes beyond typical "marketing-speak" and straight to "5th Grade essay project filler sentence".
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    That looks gorgeous. My only gripe is the font, which seems a bit overly modern, but it works with the logo well enough. I'm loving most of the new logos for the league as a whole. The league has been stuck in the early 2000s long enough, glad to see that over half the league has some serviceable, modern identities. The new shade of green looks great with the other colors. They did a good job of picking a shade that feels electric while still contrasting with the bright yellow.
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    Not to take away from the ladies (it's a well done logo, imo), but you think this could be a sign of what's to come for the eventual Sonics rebirth...?
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    The Caps and Dynamo kits should be the foundations they build around for years. They're perfect for those clubs. Every Vancouver kit should start with the hoops. And the simple orange/black Houston kit is gorgeous and pairs perfectly with the new crest. Like the Caps, it should be where every subsequent new kit starts for them.
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    The Jaws of Husky Stadium, MLS style.
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    Coming back to this because I think I found the Holy Grail of U of City - City names: University of Houston-Victoria at Katy. A satellite college of a university in the U of H system, or in other words, University of City-Another City at Yet Another City!
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    I don't get the harsh criticism of this logo and I'm a Titans fan who would love to hate the Jaguars if they were actually worth hating. This is a great logo because it's not too simple yet not overly garish/overproduced either as many modern logos are. This looked good in 90s, it looks good now and will look good 30 years from now.
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    I wish BYU would decide if they were a royal or navy blue school.
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    Hi guys! So I've been away for a little but kept browsing the forum. I've been inspired by a lot of people posting their reimaginings of NBA teams like @Tore and @jb1322 (among others), and decided to give it a go! Some considerations before we start: - I'm a HUGE fan of 90's aesthetics, so some teams might incorporate elements from that era, but not in all the wilderness saw in those years - While it started as a good idea, the City Edition concept has started to run it's course. There are some amazing models (Memphis, Miami come to mind) but there's so much you can do with the story of a city. Some jerseys like Portland don't even remind me of the team they represent. So I've decided to keep it simple: Association, Icon and Statement. I'll try to keep them original enough to incorporate the team's colors, and don't fall on the BFBS jerseys seen all around the league. - I've started doing this during the pandemic, if there are mistakes in the templates please let me know. All said and done, let me present the first team: the San Antonio Spurs. As you can see, I decided to embrace the Fiesta colors fully. The script on Association & Icon is based off the Ebbets Vintage collection released some weeks ago (modified to fit into the design) and the terminations on the three straps around the jersey feature a silhouette of the iconic Alamo Mission. The Statement jersey features the script found on the City jerseys IRL, and the Alamo is more notable here. The pattern on the sides is based on the one found in the warm-up shirts used in mid 90s by the team. Let me know what do you think about it, and all feedback is welcome!
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    In non-Blackhawks news, the Devils are wearing their Reverse Retros tonight;
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    Speaking of full-body logos, the Chicago Bears need to bring this back in their branding. Cool logo. The football needs to be smaller but otherwise it's great.
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    I agree. Looks a lot like the Portland Timbers' color scheme, which is probably exactly what Seattle sports fans want to hear.
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    That Revolution kit sucks, it really does. That’s about all I can say. The NYCFC shirt is nice, but not nearly as nice as their last two efforts. And not sure about the white names/numbers. It kind of worked for Man City last year, and in the 2000’s, because the Premier League names/numbers have a thin black stroke, but the MLS names/numbers don’t have that. Still no info on what color the shorts are for the new NYCFC kit, and that’s really gonna make or break the kit. If they’re white, it’ll be a really solid kit. If they’re sky blue, the kit will be disappointing IMO.
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    The Vancouver kit is fantastic once again. I legitimately think I like this version better than the last, in large part due to the hoop being contained to the front of the shirt and the cuffs having stripes that mimic the hoop design. Better yet, the socks have same strips as the sleeve cuffs. Only stupid part is that they’re keeping the red numbers around, and pairing them with navy names (scroll to the last image on the above tweet). Supposed to be an homage to the early 80’s hoop jerseys, but still a dumb decision. Other than that this is a fantastic effort, and will be the best kit in Cascadia this year, and certainly one of the best kits in the league.
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    Clearly the Avs were distracted by the raw beauty of that San Jose sweater and forgot to play defense.
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    Absolutely not. I realize I'm responding to a post that is over a month old, but you don't know what you're talking about. It has a phenomenal view. The view of the river with the bridges and rolling hills from the upper levels of GABP is great, maybe a top 5 "view" of any ballpark. Especially at sunset. Occasionally you'll see one of the old river boats float by and a barge or two. It's quite representative of the city and the city's history too. It would've been an awful decision if they'd pointed the stadium in the other direction, especially because they'd just spent 30 years playing in a stadium right on the river that blocked all river views. Really there's like 3 skylines in the world that are decipherable from another out there so maybe it's not "notable", but coming down the hill on 71, especially at night, when the city rises up out of nowhere is pretty cool. Picturesque is a good word. The way the highway is situated hides it from view until you hit that curve and it provides for an impactful sight. I don't ever get tired of it. That was such typical Ohio State big brother bullcrap. They basically told Ohio University (my alma mater) that we couldn't trademark a logo with "Ohio" in it because they'd always used Ohio and Ohio State interchangeably in the past and it would infringe on some of their traditions (and money making opportunities). It's the name of the state and our school! You don't get to own the name of the state, you turds! History repeated itself recently when OSU tried to trademark the word THE.
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    Devils wearing the green RR's against the Islanders tonight should be a great matchup
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    And at the same time, it screams 1993.
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    I'm very surprised to see people here not loving Chicago's reverse retro. I think it is a very nice uniform and I think it would be a decent third jersey.
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    Man, if the Jets had just done a powder blue base for their RR, it could've looked really nice.
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    Well, both of those are awful in their own ways.
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    I'm undecided how I feel about that lightning bolt. On the one hand, it's simple, it's bold, and it's evocative of a storm. Perfect. On the other hand, you could accuse the team of slapping a clip art lightning bolt on the Space Needle and calling it a logo. I'm not saying I'm doing that; just that a person could. In the end, I think I'm landing on respecting the audacity of it all. In most things, I think simple is better, but simple is also incredibly difficult. The Storm combined a basketball, Space Needle (their new arena is literally in the shadow of the Needle) and a weather icon in the most elegant way possible. And it's easy for a kid to draw, passing the @Gothamite test. As a fan, I'm a fan.
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    The new NYCFC primary shirt will thankfully and rightfully be paired with white shorts and white-topped city blue socks: This is a very solid effort and essentially just an upgraded version of their inaugural set. I still find the choice to go with white names/numbers questionable, and in general I still do prefer navy accents for them.
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    I've always liked the idea of logos like this -- perhaps too detailed for apparel, but still attractive -- being reserved for formal uses, like on letterhead. I'm sure such things are somewhat anachronistic, but so am I, so I like the idea of having letterhead-specific logos.
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    Add this to the list of things Pro Football Talk gets wrong. Clickbait site with half-baked and sensational opinions run by a total douchebag.
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    This works for me! As mentioned, pretty reminiscent of other recent WNBA redesigns. It's surprising it took this long for them to find their own look. They've spent 20+ years with a package based off of the late-90s Sonics logo (with a color change downgrade along the way) even though the Sonics got rid of that look right after the Storm came to be. Back when WNBA teams had wordmarks on their jerseys, the previous logo worked well enough for the Storm. This new look should work better for current WNBA jersey applications. The S logo just wasn't great, especially once they changed the colors.
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    Of the myriad ways in which the Krafts have mismanaged their stewardship of the New England Revolution, THIS is ultimately the most disheartening. All of the other bungling has combined to strangle the life - bit by bit, blow by blow - from a vibrant, engaged, committed, soccer-loving public in New England. The enthusiasm and passion of the folks who populate The Fort was something that could have - indeed, should have - been built upon over the club's 25 seasons to date. Sadly, all too often it seemed as though the Revolution's supporters groups were something the Krafts tolerated, rather than truly engaged and encouraged. Which would have been bad enough on its own. In concert with years of demanding little in the way of accountability from ineffectual members of team management, lackluster roster-building, piss-poor marketing, and half-hearted efforts to get a soccer-specific stadium built, the end result has been positively deadly. On the cusp of the Revolution's 26th Major League Soccer campaign, the "club culture" in New England could best be summed up as... meh.
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    Looks like white names and numbers. Not sure about that. Looks better in those photos than on the shop - the more saturated blue is better. But no jock tag?
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    I’m a fan of this take from Brian Straus. Great look for the Caps but it underscores the point that way too many kits are so plain and rely on a barely visible sublimated pattern.
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    Here’s the Caps
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    I like that FCD secondary a lot! Even if it’s just trying to rip Rangers nostalgia (lots of Texas teams borrowing vintage light blue from crosstown, different sport teams lately huh?). Light blue may be overused in MLS now but this is one of the more attractive and sensible uses of it. The Crew... no idea. Looks like they recycled old yellow shorts and socks just to stave off criticism from the banana-kit fans. If this is anything but setup for a bumblebee kit in 2022 it’s a total miss for me, just due to the team context.
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    Seconded! We want it and we want it RIGHT MEOW!
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    Pittsburgh is like this if you come in from the south/southwest on I-376. You can't see the city at all until you emerge from the Fort Pitt tunnel and then -- BAM!!! -- the city is right in front of you.
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    I really don’t think MLB is worried about offending minor leagues.
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    I really don't believe the Red Wings should be a Relatable Brand on Twitter. They should only be self-serious and boring.
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    Regarding full-body logos, check out this old Eagles one worn by recently-deceased Irv Cross:
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    MIAMI GATORS (fictional former Cleveland Indians) - You can still bet on the Cubbies! I'll issue a spoiler warning for a pair of 31-year-old movies. If you don't like spoilers, watch the cited movies or skip to the concept. While Cleveland had a close call with relocation in the mid-'60s, 1989 would prove to be the final straw. New owner Rachel Phelps (the trophy wife of her deceased husband) set about attempting to move the team to Miami. Using an attendance clause in the team's lease and intentionally-poor performance, she tried to get attendance under 800,000.[1] While this effort failed in the main timeline, the "Biff Tannen gets the almanac" timeline created a diversion. In that history, Phelps succeeded and completed the relocation for the 1990 season. The club, now known as the Miami Gators, remained in occasional contention throughout the '90s and early '00s. The 1997 and 2007 teams, in particular, caused a stir for the rest of the AL. They even made the World Series in 2015, heartbreakingly losing to the Chicago Cubs.[2] The Gators have gone through a rebuilding period as of late, letting stars walk for little in return. At least they're not in Cleveland or the Indians anymore! Marty McFly burning the almanac voided this timeline, but what if he hadn't? Going off of just Back to the Future II, the Miami Gators' identity looked something like this: I didn't want to do a direct riff on this fan rendering/screengrab, so I set about incorporating the design language of a semi-fictional team that almost moved to Miami, Major League's Cleveland AL. Using the '95-'01 and '48 Cleveland clubs as design inspiration, I set about creating scripts and wordmarks for the uniform package. Navy and red are out, replaced by the aqua and orange of the Dolphins. The primary logo uses art deco/art nouveau influences. The shape itself references this image of a walking alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) and this mouth-open picture. The secondary is the "M" cap logo, using the Belgrad font (my "Miami font"), while the tertiary is the primary in a text roundel. Uniforms feature a cursive "Gators" script (using modified FenwayParkJF, my favorite cursive font) and a Belgrad "MIAMI" wordmark. The primary is on the sleeves, while the striping takes influence from the '48 Cleveland jerseys. The alternates include an orange and an aqua shirt. The second set of alts include an all-orange gear version of the home uniform and a "Miami-fied" version of the 1989-93 Cleveland racing stripe design. I even incorporated the head of the movie gator on the sleeve as an homage to Little Red Sambo. The jackets are pretty simple fare, with orange sleeves on the primary and the full-bodied gator/"MIAMI" wordmark on the throwback. For those wondering, I even have a reclamation/modernization of the movie gator! As seen with the Rainiers before them, the Cleveland design formula works well when applied to multiple clubs. Up next, the big attempted relocation that's torn one fanbase apart. 1 David S. Ward, Major League, Comedy, Sport (Mirage Enterprises, Morgan Creek Entertainment, 1989). 2 Robert Zemeckis, Back to the Future Part II, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi (Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, U-Drive Productions, 1989).
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    Or they could go fully Seattle:
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