MattMilone

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  1. The interior most material for the font seems to similar to the mesh used elsewhere on the NIKE cuts:
  2. Yeah, the bright red numbers being on the shoulders is a bit crazy. Also, its a bad angle, but it seems like the chest numbers aren't as digital-y? Video Link Below: http://www.buccaneers.com/multimedia/videos/Making-the-Uniform-Behind-the-Scenes/6db023d6-2c97-400d-aae0-3111b41d9518
  3. This sounds kind of awesome. Can we create a kickstarter to make this worth Fraser's time?
  4. I think you already did: Seriously though, I think the shading is a problem, especially when looking at the Jaguars' logo last year. The issues are largely the same: some structural issues (that could/should have been corrected in the editing process) and some odd (i.e., the "clip-arty" complaint) shading choices. I wonder how both of these logos ended up so similar, stylistically. Are both done by NFL Properties, or is the league acting as a guiding hand with whatever designer/studio is making them? And if the answer to either of those is yes, then I assume a number of teams will be seeing very similar makeovers in this light over the next few years. I can't say I like it
  5. It's on the official site though. And that Helmet was rooted from nfl.com Yeah, I literally pulled it from the prod.static site of the Bucs, so I'd assume it's correct? The logo has popped up in a dozen or so different graphics.
  6. Hmmm, found this digging around the Bucs website. Could be some photoshoped nonsense, or maybe its real??
  7. Cool graphic. Especially cool to actually see a Saints jersey in it! But as a long-time CCSLC member, I'm shocked and appalled (tongue-in-cheek) that no one has mentioned what's off, technically at least, in the graphic. Anyone? Bart Starr's NOB? And yes, we should petition this website with the wrath of a thousand suns Edit: bleuet beat me to it
  8. So native americans don't love them selves enough? Thanks, didn't know that. The way non-persecuted people cling onto hilariously irrelevant things is always surprising. One group of people is slaughtered for centuries and forced into ghettos without any chance of the "American" experience that many others are granted solely based on birthright . . . but you know, randomdude512, wants to keep it a sports teams name that exploits that entire situation. A bunch of guys running around a field with an inflatable ball is more important. You obviously have your priorities straight. My priorities is simply...grow some thick skin and quit complaining and trying to change the world to your liking! People get way to offended these days and I can only imagine how crappy it is going to be with future generations. Stop generalizing, be specific. We are talking about the name Redskins, and how it relates to the exploitation of the genocide of Native American people. If a bunch of Native Americans stand up and say it offends them, are you saying they should "grow tougher skin?" Onto something more relevant: are there any links or articles that show any indication about the ownership's feelings or reactions to a potential name change? I've been alive an admittedly short period of time, but have never really seen them say anything about the topic.
  9. So native americans don't love them selves enough? Thanks, didn't know that. The way non-persecuted people cling onto hilariously irrelevant things is always surprising. One group of people is slaughtered for centuries and forced into ghettos without any chance of the "American" experience that many others are granted solely based on birthright . . . but you know, randomdude512, wants to keep it a sports teams name that exploits that entire situation. A bunch of guys running around a field with an inflatable ball is more important. You obviously have your priorities straight.
  10. Yes because the only players who have played for the Redskins in their history have been Native American. I mean you would think Indians would be all in an uproar about the nickname, but they don't seem to be. It's more whites than anyone, which really doesn't make any sense since it doesn't impact them. If people object that strongly to the nickname, then don't patronize the business. If enough people do that, then the owners will change their name. It's been like 400 years dude. At least call the group of massacred people by a geographically correct name. Furthermore, I think more "whites" complain about this then native Americans because . . . . well . . . . the "whites" killed 90% of the native Americans. So there's that. edit: I don't love the name Redtails. Don't get me wrong, I'd take the Silly Geese over their current name, but still, does anyone remember the running list of possible (or better) proposed names?
  11. Sir, relax. Semi-pro football isn't really "living the dream." I'm a freelance graphic designer who makes real estate brochures . . . I don't go around pretending I get paid to "make art for a living!" But on a side note, I dress like a moron on my own. You *have* to wear that thing, so no one is really goofing on you . . . just the silly goose who made those jerseys.
  12. You're right, the logo on the helmet looks to have the darker blue color inside the sun I'm starting to think these "super kewl HDRrrr" effects are getting the way of viewing the uniform sometimes. I understand why people think the blue is black, and why it does look like there's weird stuff happening in the sun: some dummy dropped these in Topaz Adjust. I have a feeling in person it'll end up being the blue, and the sun will be unhindered with.
  13. I love this new trend. I agree the post you replied to doesn't add much to the conversation either, but the internet school-yard-bullying these last few days is hilarious. The numbers look a lil weird to me. I actually really like the attempt, and give them praise for trying to make it work, but I almost wish the bottom right corners of some of these numbers, like the right "2" on the Smith jersey, was rounded to match its companion. I usually go all bat about numeral that are half rounded and half box cut (like Seattle), but here I actually think you can go a hair further by making that relationship the "rule" for the jerseys. Overall, pretty great though. Just some lil inconsistency things (like, shouldn't the pants have the outer stripe flaring out behind the knee?) in the system.
  14. Both can be sat in, only similarity. Beat it. edit: and die! edit: sorry, I'm tired of people goofing on my favorite airline.
  15. Huh? Who is saying that? I'd hope people don't think the matte looking front of the helmet from the leaked NIKE stage pic and the shiny side/back of the helmet on the draft table are the same one. That's the only place I can imagine that "rumor" coming from.
  16. My friends call me Ox. Dunno if you noticed, but I've got a slight weight problem Anywho, does anyone else wonder if waiting past the Jags release *and* being slotted like two hours before the draft is hurting some of the potential PR for the Viks (and Dolphins)? Granted, there aren't any gradients, so it won't be as attention-grabbing anway. I'm just thinking that (ignoring the leak) releasing your jerseys right before the draft, which to most people is the far more important event, you end up being more after-thought than the Jaguars, who essentially bought themselves an entire Tuesday free advertising.
  17. Being honest, its a very radical, mismatched (from the rest of the uniform and brand) and not well executed design. I think the backlash here is fair. Also, the helmets shouldn't require a player's head to be at a certain angle, with the sun facing north at 75° to look good. It should look good from everywhere, all the time. The different looks of the fade depending on the camera and lighting backs up how haphazard the design is.
  18. Totally agree. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the "step-in-the-direction," but it ends up looking just as weird. Instead of the "loop" arbitrarily stopping at the collar bone, now it arbitrarily stops at the nipple. It still misses the mark. edit: Side note, does anyone else feel like the scale and kerning of the numbers (I guess the wordmark too) just makes them feel tiny, insignificant, and neutered? Those don't look like very empowering jerseys to sport, with those adorable lil' numbers.
  19. Horrid numbers aside, this is a clear example of how these unifying and cost efficient templates are biting teams in the ass. I'm all for Nike getting their big players on the (as the OP pointed out) "high-quality" templates, but for sake of cost it seems like a completely watered down product is coming out. In terms of line thickness and weight, I'm looking at like 7 different weights on a single uniform. The "loop" around the sleeves is waaay to skinny to match the jumbo navy lines on the helmet and pants, but is still a thicker line than the stroke on the numbers? At the very least make sure the helmet/pant line is the same thickness as the numbers and shoulders. On top of that, the micro-stroke around the logo on the helmet adds another weight. Its easy to yell "amateur hour" at the design team that crafted these, but I really think it boils down to economics: UNC is not a Tier-AAA1UltraChrome brand for Nike, so they get the discount templates and parts and throw it together. We're watching real-life Teambuilder stuff get wheeled out for these schools.