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  1. pretty sure #'s are standardized heights for front/back per league rules
  2. So take the 80's uniforms and splice in the 80's Jets script into the 2 sleeve stripes (left sleeve only)?
  3. It's called diminishing returns. It happens with technology/products everywhere. You go into an underserved sector and do some research, look at some data, perform R&D and you have some legitimate innovation going on with a slew of new products/designs. By the time you get around to the 3rd iteration or so you've pretty much captured all of the major efficiencies and you are left with fine-tuning and refinements which don't warrant additional expenditures because constant upgrading wastes time and money in most scenarios. Now if your supplier is willing to foot the bill for you to stay on the latest and greatest then by all means feel free to be on the bleeding edge.
  4. I agree. It was a design element that was destined to be short lived and was. Nike loves to emphasize the technical elements of their templates but eventually the element/feature becomes stale and in this sense it somewhat called out a design flaw, the jerseys required extra reinforcement which tends to imply a less than elegant design. What is funny is that they have swung to the other end of .the spectrum and created great minimal/sleek templates but those lack distinguishable/marketable design design elements will likely push their design back to the speed machine era
  5. Highly overrated throwbacks at that but they are distinctly Pitt so I guess they have that going for them.
  6. Yes there's some real artistic license going on for the sake of making the graphic look clean otherwise you'd have the cowboys encroaching much further west, the raiders eating up socal and washington pushing into the south. I think facebook did a version of this that was much more accurate showing how the marquee franchises have an outsized footprint across the country.
  7. The whole reveal premise is pointless because they will be using brand new helmets for the unveiling not some 2nd hand repainted refurbs. The video got the lookie loos distracted TALKIN BOUT PRIMER when they should be looking for the shipping boxes from schutt and riddell with the NEW GOODS.
  8. Based on this information we can project that the inglewood stadium will be represented as follows: 15% New rams apparel 35% Old LA rams apparel 60% Visiting team apparel
  9. Does anyone have any authority on the average # of helmets that a nfl franchise would actually reuse from one season to another? If you start at 85 for camp and go down to a 53 man roster plus practice squad in the regular season, combined with roster churn I would think you would not have many suitable helmets that would meet league or player standards for the following season. My best guess is that you would maybe have 25 veterans that would want to keep their helmets season over season while the other remaining vets on the roster would opt for new at the start of each season. I understand the refurb/recert process is an essential part of the lower levels but there seems to be way too much perceived and real risk in not issuing new helmets each year unless a veteran player refused.
  10. I think that was the message but if you go back through that season and count the combos, one-offs, and variety of designs it was pretty standard oregon. You could make a strong argument that last season was in fact "btb".
  11. +1 and make the pants metallic gold...this makes way too much sense and does not provide nike enough design work so obviously it will not happen.
  12. Regardless of color they need to bring back the traditional bolt patterns for the shoulders and pants first and foremost.
  13. I think it's the royal helmet. Despite it not matching the rest of the uniform there's something about the darker blue helmet that tones down the throwback look.
  14. That's my point as well. To clarify I was referring to the element strictly from a garment construction perspective. They basically modified a usc style shoulder insert into a ram's horn which is pretty clever. Does it make design sense? Absolutely not.
  15. The shoulder horns are a very creative element but they just don't make sense from a ram's perspective...there is simply no need to repeat the helmet horns on the shoulders.
  16. From a pop culture critique perspective, both logos will be labeled as products of the late 2010's era of design much like how we critique many other logo trends as being byproducts of a particular era that they were designed in. The graphic design pros can split hairs all they want about angles and edges because that's a niche field and part of the profession. I'm ready to preorder that corporate logo retrospective in hardcover highlighting nuances of the unapologetic boldness that took the graphic design world by storm as the late '10s made way into the '20s.
  17. The problem with these is that they are just too damn good looking, they leverage a classic design which would likely have staying power for well over a decade. Designs like this mean less work for nike.
  18. In case you haven't been paying attention mid-century modern has been a major contemporary design influence for almost 10 years now. You can argue the difference in the minutiae between hard/soft edges all you want but there's a legitimate case to be made that the als logo will be grouped into the design era when everyone was optimizing their logos for ios and VC funding. That's my unapologetically bold take.
  19. I think the logo was perfectly executed. I really like the design from the pure perspective of graphic design and creative strategy. I also see it as a bit trendy and inorganic which I believe will shorten the shelf life. If this was an expansion team or had they gone with this identity when the franchise was reborn I think it would have more staying power.
  20. I agree with what you are saying but they went too far and created a generic corporate logo that is reminiscent of a travel app and not a football team. This is much like the dolphins adopting their "premium branding" which stripped all of the character and history out of their logo making it indistinguishable from a south florida travel agency. While the al's logo attempts to bridge the club's history, I don't think it has anywhere near the charm that the retro logos have which will make it bland forgettable in a short amount of time.
  21. exactly the same contemporary design language...despite being a nice logo it will not age well.
  22. French-canadian airbnb. "My friends just booked a quaint chalet at mont-tremblant and had a fabulous holiday. Download Alouettes today."
  23. Sales is not the only variable in the equation. It's possible to sell less $ at the register but make more gross profit if the improved profit margin due to reduced material cost is significant enough. Either way it sounds like the product quality was so poor it was rejected outright as inferior by consumers.
  24. Screen printing requires flat surfaces (e.g. torso or back) and typically does not print all the way to the edge of fabric which would make for a horrible application. Sublimation might be a decent option for shoulder and sleeve decorations.