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  1. Posted yesterday It has the appearance of a cheap corporate giveaway. how about adding "Cabo Retreat 2012" to balance the logo out? LOL! Or as it just occurred to me "Carnival Cruise Lines". Now the Marlins logo makes perfect sense to me - Miami is the cruise ship capital of the world. What better way for the Marlins to honor that distinction then have a cruise line style logo of their own?!
  2. DO IT!!! lol Lmao is there any real trouble I could get in? I'd have to bring a back up hat for sure. Knowing Samson he'd have me arrested for counterfeiting lol. If you or someone else made your own one-off hat of a licensed (or rumored to be licensed) logo - as long as that hat is not offered for sale in any way shape of form - then there isn't much, if anything that could be done to you - other than the Marlins insisting that you remove the cap or leave the stadium (which would be perfectly within their rights). If they somehow coerced you into forfeiting the cap in return for allowing you to stay - then that's pretty darn close to an admission that the logo is legit. Your best bet would be to find a vendor who may not be aware of the fuss over this logo and order it there. They may just believe that they are producing a ridiculous looking "Miami" themed cap. Lol If they did make a big stink about it, all I'd have to say is that I bought it at a store, I had no idea the new merchandise wasn't available yet. Not something I'd really do, it was just a funny thought I had while driving home today & the Marlins commercial came on the radio. If anybody knows David Samsons personality you know he would himself over it Lol
  3. Posted yesterday It has the appearance of a cheap corporate giveaway.
  4. thats pretty cool, balances it out Adding the mirrored Marlin is a good idea and does help balance it out. After all they are the MarlinS. However, the concept remains hideous and unsatisfactory in my book.
  5. The t-shirt idea is farrrrr easier because you can find the highest res version of the logo possible, make it as big as possible but sized to your chest, and print it at home onto an iron-on transfer sheet (available at Walmart and other fine retailers) and simply iron it it on to a blank t-shirt. My suggestion would be to print it on a white t-shirt - which will cause the logo to pop out better on TV.
  6. DO IT!!! lol Lmao is there any real trouble I could get in? I'd have to bring a back up hat for sure. Knowing Samson he'd have me arrested for counterfeiting lol. If you or someone else made your own one-off hat of a licensed (or rumored to be licensed) logo - as long as that hat is not offered for sale in any way shape of form - then there isn't much, if anything that could be done to you - other than the Marlins insisting that you remove the cap or leave the stadium (which would be perfectly within their rights). If they somehow coerced you into forfeiting the cap in return for allowing you to stay - then that's pretty darn close to an admission that the logo is legit. Your best bet would be to find a vendor who may not be aware of the fuss over this logo and order it there. They may just believe that they are producing a ridiculous looking "Miami" themed cap.
  7. IF, the hideous logo we have been discussing is, in fact, legit and thus it's in the MLB logo database (that teams and licensed manufacturers and merchandise partners have access to) then there is no way that Lids will make the hat for you. But it would be pretty funny if you did get it made some way and did sit down there near Lauria for the whole world to see! And if you do some how pull it off, make sure and wear a "I support Girardi" t-shirt as well!
  8. SME was responsible for designing the Jacksonville Jaguars' logo, which I consider to be one of the best logos in all of sports branding. It's pretty good, but best? How so? The spots are hard to doodle, and the only use of the team's main color is in the tongue. I agree. SME has some good work, but a lot of what they do is shepherding already established and iconic team identities. Most of their original stuff in the sports arena is very busy and would cost extra to reproduce on garments and in print. Truthfully I like the TB Lightning best of all they feature on their website. Simple, straightforward, easy to print, etc . . .
  9. That is a good logo - and I'm pretty sure that was done by Dan Simon of Studio Simon - who is arguably the best in the business (its not arguable for me - I'm convinced he's the best). http://studiosimon.net/ I've had the pleasure of discussing the process of creating excellent high impact logo systems with Mr. Simon on a few occasions. He really is quite brilliant and cut his teeth doing graphic layout for Disney. What blows me away is how many teams and organizations continue to use advertising or marketing firms to create logos. Sure marketing firms can create a logo - but its only one aspect of their business. It isn't their focus or expertise. Dan Simon is an expert. Also, Plan B Branding has risen quickly to prominence. It blows me away, however, that ML teams still turn to firms that aren't expert in logo design.
  10. Shocker. no shtt he wants ppl to go to the block party on 11-11-11 plus why would he say yes or no he wants the marlins to get attention from the nation witch they cleary are getting Right...and you were going around saying that he was going to prove you right at 5pm. Now its, oh wait until 11-11 when we find out that isn't the logo. Even though merchandise is being made off those very designs. Logic sucks. Wait, what proof has been offered that 'merchandise is being made'? if this is legit (and all signs point to it), it came from a PDF of tshirt designs. OK, but a mock-up PDF doesn't in-and-of-itself prove and/or mean merchandise of any logo is being made. I mean obviously if they are announcing the new team identity system on November 11, then merchandise has likely been ordered with that new identity - but unless legit pictures of actual garments with the hideous logo are leaked - then I remain skeptically cautious that what we have seen is the new primary logo.
  11. Honestly, it would boggle my mind if what we have seen is anything close to representing the newly re-branded Miami Marlins logo. Teams don't rebrand very often - if ever. And when they do rebrand - especially coupled with something as important as changing your geographical name - you better damn well sure you get it right. re-branding is often viewed as a chance to inject new life into franchise. It has - especially on the minor league level - inexplicably resulted in renewed interest and better gates. "Miami" evokes fashion, glamor and trendiness. And this alleged new logo is none of that. It's not fashionable - nor glamorous - nor does it even have trend appeal. The Marlins have a golden opportunity to get invaluable promotional play from this rebranding effort. Imagine a hat logo (primary or secondary logo) and color scheme that every young singer, dancer or actor wants to wear whether they are in Miami or not. That's what the Marlins MUST be shooting for. If they aren't they shouldn't waste their time and effort. And if what we have seen is the best effort that can be made, someone really needs to lose their job down there.
  12. Shocker. no shtt he wants ppl to go to the block party on 11-11-11 plus why would he say yes or no he wants the marlins to get attention from the nation witch they cleary are getting Right...and you were going around saying that he was going to prove you right at 5pm. Now its, oh wait until 11-11 when we find out that isn't the logo. Even though merchandise is being made off those very designs. Logic sucks. Wait, what proof has been offered that 'merchandise is being made'?
  13. It wouldn't be MLB who has an interest in leaking a new logo. It would be the team itself (or someone within the organization with an agenda). Teams initiate logo redesigns and revisions. MLB must approve new art, but teams basically control the process of seeking out new artwork, who designs the logo, etc . . . This story got my attention because I have experience dealing with MLB on logo changes and design - and this is quite frankly one of the most hideous proposed logos I have ever seen. It's so bad that I can only suspect that someone in the Marlins organization is convinced that leaking a decoy logo will somehow throw misdirect people from the real thing. I believe it does the opposite - stoking curiosity. If the actual re-branded logo looks anything like what we see above - someone needs to be fired or demoted.