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Everything posted by Atomic

  1. I think the better question is how can a team make a community connection if they're consistently trying to find an identity? To me, there's no point of investing in the local team if that local team isn't the local team next season or even next week. Regardless of the affiliation or who is suited up in the uniform, I know the Quakes are the Quakes and that brand has been in Rancho Cucamonga for 26 seasons (18 with the current logo). I think in most cases, if a team has been there a while, you can still make updates and still incorporate the family-friendly element. Aside from that, there's nothing wrong with "theme nights" and one-off jerseys. Yes, its silly and sometimes fun, but you still know it's the same team under the Star Wars or Spongebob or whatever jersey they're wearing. I can't say that when some Brandiosed team is wearing their primaries one night, foodie jersey another and then 3 different "what-ifs" over the weekend.
  2. @RaginRonic - That's enough out of you. Knock it off.
  3. See, my local Quakes do the usual theme night, but other than the Copa uniforms, they've primarily stayed the same for almost 20 years. I loved the Brandiose update to the team back in 2001 and it's been a great look ever since (at least once they nailed down the dodger-esque uniforms). The marketing strategy here is essentially the Dodgers of the future start here and it's cool to see those kids work their way up to the main roster. While "playing better baseball" may not be an option, attendance is solid knowing that in less than 3 years you can see one of these guys hit the pros (plus winning the Cal League title twice out of the past 4 years helps). Benefits of a good farm system I guess... I'm not sure national notoriety is a good thing in some cases. I mean, I'm happy with my truly local team versus getting nationally ridiculed for being a 'Baby Cake'.
  4. The branding portion isn't what I was referring to. If anything, I give them credit for the current branding methodology which I see from top to bottom across an organization. To me, that will never go out of style. I was specifically gauging your insight as to when you felt the gimmicked names would fall out of style. Jacksonville is a good example of this: I get the whole Jumbo Shrimp connection, but at the same time, the Suns brand had grown with the community for 30+ years. I could understand if it was a relocated or brand new ball club, but some of these names have roots already set in the community and an update/refresh would have done the same impact as a swinging (insert mascot here). And is it really success? Initially, yes. But like you referenced in your first post, I'd love to see the financials 2 or 3 years after the branding launch.
  5. Honest question for you: given the ebb and flow of design in general, what's your take on how long you think the gimmick name/concept in the minors will last? To me, at some point, the well is going to run dry for Brandiose as we'll be over-saturated with nonsensical food-related team names; multiple identities (which to me, dilute the actual identity) and ridiculously over-the-top gimmicks. I get that minor league baseball is supposed to be fun, but you can have fun without the multitude of 1980's WWF/WWE cartoon gimmicks.
  6. Atomic

    MLB Fonts

    Basically what Sec19Row53 said. Also, no - we can not re-post them on the boards.
  7. Nope. Not happening.
  8. Ok - this concludes this episode of "2 Shades of Green Helmets: The Quest for More Money". Let's get back to the uniform discussion.
  9. Moving this to sports in general.
  10. ...and I'm choosing to circle this back. Let's keep it to the logos guys.
  11. Suspension has been set at one week.
  12. Member has been suspended for general belligerence towards other board members. The length is to be determined.
  13. Again - let's keep the discussion to the graphic design elements and not on the political aspects. Thank you.
  14. Guys - please keep the political discussion and commentary out of the thread. Thank you.
  15. Locking this. @Whittier S hit the nail on the head.
  16. FYI: You will need the page url of the page you were looking at when the ad popped up.
  17. Please start a thread when you have an artistic concept to share.
  18. This right here is why the policy is in place. Couldn’t have said it better myself. In all honesty, 99% of the time these discussions devolve. In my opinion, there’s no point to them if we all can’t be civil with one another. Sadly, it’s been proven time and time again that some people can’t.
  19. Suspension has been set at one year.
  20. You need 100 posts to access that segment of the boards.
  21. Notified Chris to take a look. Thanks for the head's up.
  22. Gentlemen - please keep the commentary to the concept at hand. Thank you.
  23. As I'm willing to bet the OP doesn't have useage rights to the logo in question, I'm going to lock this and remove the artwork. Please review the Concept forum guidelines.
  24. Since you aren't doing any simulations at this time, I'm going to move this to "Concepts" where it can potentially get some addiitonal views/C&C.