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Everything posted by aawagner011

  1. Couple noteworthy things here. We’ve got a look at the now silver star for Atlanta. This also confirms the league patch is on the wearer’s left sleeve (we saw a sponsor on the right). Lastly, the adidas material has been relabeled as Aeroready, whereas last year’s was Climacool, despite the jersey looking identical.
  2. We have some comments regarding the uniforms from a Q&A fan blog on the Falcons website, ‘Straight From the Beek.’ https://www.atlantafalcons.com/news/sftb-trading-up-in-nfl-draft-safety-questions-new-uniform-clues-mock-drafts-runn And to whether the changes would include a new logo: This makes me a little nervous as a fan. Blank’s comments suggested that they had heard fans asking for new uniforms time and time again (and more often than not, the comments were saying the throwbacks should be permanent). That suggests that they’d go with a familiar look. But the comments from the blog (“they were not what I was expecting”) suggest it could be something different entirely.
  3. ^ I’d expect FSU will update templates so we may see some tweaks to the design. At the very least, the collar will change.
  4. Compare the new ones to the old. The old font was definitely more vertical and skinny. Look at #24 on NYC above. The 2’s proportions are much closer to a square than the old font. For comparison: RIP, MLS font circa 2013-2019. I shall miss you. You helped usher the league into an era of professionalism. Now, it looks like we’ve been relegated down to the third division.
  5. That could be the case. It doesn’t help that the new font is squat and wide compared to the old one, either.
  6. After seeing more images of the league font, I still think it’s absolutely terrible. Look how small the numbers look on the back of the shirts.
  7. As a Falcons fan and resident Atlantan, I've been waiting for the day to come for the Dirty Birds to drop their Arena football look and get with the times. Needless to say, I'm excited. I wanted to try my hand at a new look. This concept is a blending of eras. It uses the red helmet and black jersey combination of the original 1960s teams. Light gray is used in place of white, reminiscent of the old sets with the gray pants and occasionally gray numbers. There are several combinations available as we saw the team use in the mid 2000s. A lot of concepts employ the shape of the wings on the sleeves and pants. This looks too abstract, in my opinion. I wanted something that resonated as traditional, yet with touches of modernism. For that, I used a single stripe design that thins out in the middle, similar to the wing- yet the shape is still contained within a traditional stripe shape. This evokes a bit of movement and speed without resorting to odd shapes and lines like we've seen from Nike lately. The stripe is consistent across all applications, similar to the Florida Gators. Take a look at this site I made which allows you to choose your favorite combination: https://andrewwagner.wixsite.com/atlantafalcons2020 And a preview:
  8. If true, they sound like a modernized version of the throwbacks with tweaked colors. Not necessarily a bad thing. The jury is out until we see them, but they don’t sound all that ridiculous.
  9. I agree with you. While I don’t think it’s make or break (a great new uniform and I’ll be won over), the original word mark was better with a clearer intention. This one looks like they felt obligated to change it enough to make it “new” but took away some of the features that made it worthwhile. I think it would still be decent if not for the weird notches in those couple letters. Those feel so 2013. Nonetheless, improve upon the current Arena league set and I’ll be a happy Atlantan.
  10. As a Falcons fan, hell yeah. Been waiting for this day for what feels like an eternity. I really want them to go with a slightly modernized version of the throwbacks. The proper throwbacks. Not the makeshift fauxbacks now with the blending of eras. I want the red lid, black jersey, and white pants. I think we are looking at the “new” word mark which is basically the old one. But if you pay attention, there are obvious differences. The text has more balance to it. The old one was squat and wide. The new one looks more squared. A few of the letters have been designed to nest in with the one next to it. See the F (the middle cross on the F is now angled whereas before it was straight) and the second T in Atlanta (now straight whereas it was angled before). The notches inside the T and the O are also new. But overall, it’s much the same vibe. Old: New:
  11. In addition to the wrong patch on LSU, this might also be the first CFP national championship without black end zones. Not sure how I feel about this. The black often clashed with team colors but plain end zones feels much too boring for the biggest stage. If they don’t want to do team colored end zones, I’d still take black over the grass colored ones.
  12. Once the image was posted of the Cincinnati player announcement, a guy named Cody Dear posted this in a Facebook discussion. You may know him for his work with Yank Threads. Don’t think I can link the Facebook discussion because it’s a closed group. The group is called ATL UTD Gear - News, Trades, Info.
  13. Here’s another look at this font. Still ugly to my eyes.
  14. Great catch. Yes, it has always been a black patch on the white jerseys and a white patch on the dark jerseys. That’s a bizarre change considering the old format provided the best contrast. I wonder if LSU was shipped the wrong patches or if being the “home team” but wearing white screwed things up. If I recall, Oregon was higher ranked in their game and they still got the right patches despite wearing white.
  15. I hate this move. It looks like something a low budget third division side would wear with teamwear. I could maybe live with the number font if the letters were solid but with those also using the split font, it’s a disaster. Also, the league logo looks like it’s just floating there. What happened to putting it at the bottom like every other league? It also does not help that they are switching from such a clean, professional, and very legible font to this. I need to see more examples of this new font, but the initial look is very discouraging.
  16. That’s my concept from several years ago when I entered the Uni Watch redesign contest, but someone has tweaked my design a bit. Here was my original concept: https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/14746942/uni-watch-contest-results-how-redesign-rams-return-los-angeles I was nominated as “best commemorative patch” in the article.
  17. The original comment was that Bayern looked weird in an Arsenal-esque design. I was just pointing out that it really wasn’t that weird given how often they’ve changed styles. I was comparing them to clubs that have stuck with the same looks for decades and was saying that while they’re a classic club, their kits haven’t really stuck with one look forever. I won’t get farther off topic, but that’s the only point I was making.
  18. Don’t want to get too far off topic but wanted to touch on that Bayern kit. I’d argue that Bayern historically haven’t had “classic” kits in the way that Barcelona has the stripes, Celtic wears hoops, Real Madrid wears white, or Arsenal wears red with white sleeves. Bayern has mixed it up so much and only recently does it feel like they are trying to permanently settle on all red and white. This is a club that has worn all red, red and white vertical stripes, red and white horizontal stripes, red and blue vertical stripes, the aforementioned red with white sleeves, red with navy sleeves, red with gray sleeves and gray shorts, and even a navy primary kit with a red chest stripe. They’ve often (same as Klinsmann era but red shorts) mixed and matched their shorts colors. They’re a classic club but haven’t had that design that sticks like the other clubs I mentioned. After some pushback from supporters, they are now going to use primarily red and white only for their primary kits. All red has been a common kit for them over the years, but they are so quick to toss it out and come back to it years later. That’s changing the last few years but they aren’t an example I’d use as an immediately identifiable club.
  19. Have there been any other rumors or confirmation that the Falcons are actually changing? I’m an Atlanta fan who has been desperate for a change for the last 16 years. So far, this snippet from Teal is all I’ve seen. I would be surprised to see an overhaul of the logo. I’d have expected that to accompany the opening of the new stadium, but we’re a few years past that now. Much of the stadium uses digital displays so it wouldn’t be too much of a cost to change things. This is a concept I did a few years ago (hence the inaugural season logo for the stadium on the home set). This is the kind of color balance I’d hope for, as well as the blend of classic with modern touches (like the Vikings). I’m tired of the arena football look. You could interchange some of the pieces but still look traditional.
  20. Yeah I’m not sure this style works. These stripes feel too thin and wispy. The classic style they are trying to evoke was much bolder. Adidas has recently done variations that convey that style better than this new 2020 MLS style.
  21. Sorry, my post wasn’t very clear. I was talking about how it looks like there isn’t an MLS patch. I’m sure the sleeve sponsors will be done on a club by club basis as they announce their new partnerships.
  22. Looks like a replica to me, but the replicas have usually had one league patch. For some reason, they haven’t done patches on both sleeves like the on field shirts but they have carried at least one patch. It looks like that might be changing, though. The fan front and center is wearing a replica and you can see how they have a patch on one sleeve and not on the other.