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  1. This is looking great so far and I love seeing it getting updated as you think of improvements. One thought I had would be to make the buttons a little more noticeable. Otherwise, I may have to see if this carries over to Affinity Designer and then mess around with it!
  2. Here's to hoping that Chris Sale takes a pair of scissors to these jerseys too once he's off the Injured List...
  3. These remind me of the concessions staff, but at least the concession staff have a Sox logo on the front (and hot dogs)
  4. "uniform creep" is a great way of putting it Dang, how to spot a fellow Sox fan... I miss Mookie.
  5. I don't know much about soccer design, unfortunately, but I like these and I like your style. The meshing of hand-drawn and the photos are impressive too, and your level of detail earns my respect! Well done
  6. A number of people on this thread are commenting that this uniform is replacing the actual Patriots' Day uniforms -- it seems like that won't be happening. At least for this season. Further, I've seen people commenting that 'at least this isn't as bad as Players Weekend,' but I disagree. Players' Weekend is at least limited to one weekend where it's begrudgingly accepted (at least on my part) that the uniforms are templated and disappointing. I'm not sure how I feel about the Red Sox getting to wear these uniforms whenever over the course of this season. I'm a big Sox fan and I understand the city connection, but this ain't it. I think if 'City Connect' uniforms are going to work, there has to be more connection between the existing traditional looks of the older teams with the efforts to make it more about the city.
  7. I like Dallas! I think the Jazz and Pacers' editions are cooler, because you have more interesting team history to work with, but Dallas does good with what you have to work with. I do think switching the logo on the bottom of the shorts with the one on the center of the shorts could make it scream "Dallas" a bit more. An outline of Texas with the NBA logo in it (ala what you did with the Pacers) would fit more than the star with the logo IMO. Also, I think the Timberwolves, Wizards, or previously mentioned Warriors could offer up some interesting design ideas!
  8. Flavor Three is a home run to me. That home script with the tail is *chef's kiss*
  9. Vaporwave Vice gets my vote as the better option here, but both are great. The colors, fonts, roundel, and that awesome vest jersey are the highlights for the Vaporwave set, while I particularly like the emphasis of blue and the striping in "flavor one". Something seems off to me about the cursive r though in the Vaporwave script tho. It looks distinctly more like the pi symbol than most cursive lowercase r's I've seen and doesn't match the s in the script, which also isn't a classically cursive lowercase s. I think a small fix to the r would make the Vaporwave script perfect. As for the roundel debate with flavor one, I think expanding the text part of the roundel and adding a black outline to the ball itself could help. The area within which the letters lie seems too tight currently. I think the front numbers for the alternating Sunday alts could also benefit from being in black rather than white. Either are definitely an improvement on what they currently have though. Will Flavor 3 be styled after their original look?
  10. I'd echo all of this. This series has been a treat to witness and I've enjoyed seeing your designs develop and improve. I would love to see the league as a whole when it's all said and done. I'd also like to thank you for showing what's possible with Affinity Designer. It's what led me to the program and got me started with my designs.
  11. I love the Dallas Stars x Texas Rangers look. I think the involvement of black and the more metallic shade of gold than the Athletics distinguishes the Texas from Oakland enough. The cream home set helps with that as well. I do think perhaps scrapping the green alt for a gold alt and potentially replacing the script "Rangers" with the old western block could remove any further Athletics-esque comparisons, but as is, I like how they look. Also, the tweaked Astros and Cardinals look great too. While I like the color scheme for Houston, I would say that it doesn't fit my idea of who the Astros are though. I'll always see them in brick red and black, with the tequila sunrise, or sporting the rather drab navy and orange that they do nowadays. That's no fault of your own though, just a personal preference. The balance of red, yellow, and blue for St. Louis is particularly amazing though and while traditionalists would hate it, I would love to see more use of the yellow and royal blue by the real-life Cardinals.
  12. You do make a fair point there, those 2021 all-star jerseys have tiny numbers. Because of that I'll retract my critique since it makes sense given the concept
  13. I love these, you've made great design choices and I appreciate you explaining all the sources of inspiration! My one gripe would be that the number on the front appears a little too small to me.
  14. Thanks! I hear you on the similarity to Philadelphia -- there will be an update to Philly to differentiate the teams a bit more -- though I would say much of the similarity just stems from both teams using pinstripes. As for the FL West, there will be a team, I knowingly skipped that division. I'm deciding on the color scheme for Portland still, so I'll share the two color schemes I'm thinking of when I have some updates for Philadelphia and Jacksonville to share.
  15. *nearly two months later* Long story short, school has been kicking my behind and life has just been crazy, but I've been working on the UBA and Ferris Wheel when I can. Finally, up next: San Francisco Miners The San Francisco Miners entered the UBA in 1984, quickly winning their first championship in 1989 and acquiring the best pitcher in UBA history, SP DeAndre Robinson. However, despite having Robinson’s multi-award winning arm at the forefront of the San Francisco rotation (and all pitching stat categories) from 1986 to 1997, the 1989 championship is the only title to show for it. The Miners have only made the playoffs four times since, most recently in 2013. However, with a second place finish in 2019 with 83 wins and a young homegrown roster, the Miners are well-equipped to chase their second title soon. 2018 Continental League MVP 1B Gustavo Ramirez is just 24-years-old, but he leads the offense and has easily taken over as the face of the franchise. Ramirez bats third and is followed by 27-year-old CF Robby Salazar, who lingered on the free agent market for a while over the past offseason before signing a one-year deal with the Miners to reestablish his value. With a monster season in which he led the CL in WAR, Salazar established himself once more as a top player in the league after years of injuries and should be handsomely rewarded this offseason. So too will 29-year-old LF Tetsukazu Aihara, the CL’s batting title winner for 2019, and 32-year-old SP Pat Cox, the ace of the rotation. Despite those losses, the future is bright, as San Francisco has six Top 100 Prospects, including 18th ranked SP Troy Pritchard, who established himself as a future star with a solid age-23 debut season in 2019. The Miners played around with a yellow and black color scheme upon joining the league in the 1980’s, but quickly adopted a metallic gold and black look in the 1990’s. The one cap features the primary logo of interlocking city initials, a staple since 1984, while the secondary logo seeks to tie two pickaxes into the identity. The Miners were named for the city’s history in relation to the California Gold Rush, hence the emphasis on gold in the identity. The team of DeAndre Robinson has stuck with that look since the 1990’s, adding two alternate uniforms in recent years that have attempted to diversify the look a bit. The unique black alt with pinstripes is worn on select Friday night home games, while the second black alt is worn during roughly a third of San Francisco’s away games. Thanks for viewing! I've been experimenting with some rough jersey swaps for fun, so I included those here, even if they're not perfect (anyone want to buy me Photoshop??). The secondary logo is based off an old Milwaukee Brewers logo, which I was originally using as a framework for my MLB Ferris Wheel Brewers concept, but decided to use here instead. The black and gold pinstriped uni is based off one of Vanderbilt's jerseys. The Miners may get a similarly inspired gold alt in future updates as well, if I decide I want to add another jersey to their rotation. So, what are your thoughts?
  16. I love this, foolish as it is! Can we see a jersey swap with how Super Bowl XXXVIII would work as patch on front of the jerseys? (I'm kidding, but it'd be funny to see how much space it would take up)
  17. I love Cleveland's colors, they look great! As for the Yankees, yeah, I propose just straight up replacing the navy with maroon, so maroon pinstripes and a maroon logo, etc. It'd be similar to the Phillies of the 70's and 80's, but I absolutely think there should be a maroon MLB team.
  18. I had to do that as well. You might want to keep that tab open for when the Orioles come up though, because I think that'll be a little surprising too! As a slight spoiler though, the Cardinals make more immediate sense where they end up. One of those three cities does indeed receive the Brewers, though I found myself also making arguments to put them in Boston, San Francisco, Cincinnati, Minneapolis/St. Paul, or Chicago too, as a lot of cities take pride in their beer, their craft brewing histories, or the number of pubs they have (not to mention their coffee!). As for the Cascades, that was also an idea I entertained, but since I already made a Seattle Cascades concept here, I figured I wanted to challenge myself elsewhere. There are a lot of beautiful natural wonders in the country that can fit in for the Rockies, [hint] not just mountains . Similarly, there are a lot of places for park Rangers to find work... anyways, I think y'all will like what I've got planned for the Rockies' replacement! Unfortunately, the placement of the Red Sox and White Sox aren't terribly interesting as far as different interpretations go. I placed them into east/central cities with long histories of baseball where they could've conceivably evolved from formerly being named the Red/White Stockings. That being said, their concepts won't be as simple as changing the city name on the away uniform either. As for the Reds, there's a bit of interpretation to their placement, but not as much as if I put them in Colorado or Arizona (despite that being a great idea!). @Brian in Boston is right in that I took out Cleveland to make things a bit easier for me, but I'll add Cleveland Rockies to my list of teams to mess around with once the Ferris Wheel is complete. Lastly, while the Rockies and Phillies brands "are kaput," their fonts and jersey striping patterns and such will continue to influence the concepts in a way that is hopefully recognizable. Thanks to all who've chimed in, I really appreciate it. I plan to have the Brewers up either late tomorrow or on Saturday!
  19. The Cubs' home and Twins' away have to be my favorites so far. The orange and blue really work for Chicago, while forest green pinstripes on a sand jersey is out of the box but amazing. I'm not sold on the Rangers, but I understand the reasoning. If there's a team that shouldn't go away from the red and blue color scheme, I'd point at the Rangers though. I'd put my hat in the ring for a Dallas Stars version of the Rangers as there's not enough green in the league. In a similar vein of thought, I think Miami is good in the Miami Vice colors, but I would always vote for a return to the teal, black, and silver days. Lastly, I know maroon is literally blue and red combined, but I think the Yankees would look pretty good in just a solid maroon set... (though the Jets colors as @DNAsports recommended would look pretty good too!).
  20. All I'll say is that one of you has it right! I've been rather blown away from the support for this, so thank you all. Toronto Blue Jays -> Milwaukee Blue Jays The Blue Jays will make their nest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The blue jay itself can be found throughout southern Canada and eastern and southern states in the US. I also considered that the Toronto Blue Jays and Milwaukee Brewers both joined the MLB in the same decade (despite previous iterations of the Blue Jays in Philadelphia 1944-1945 and a former Milwaukee Brewers franchise in 1901). Both franchises use of modernized retro looks also made for a fun concept. So, the colors come from Milwaukee's logo, with the blue jay itself replacing the BiG logo and taking on its colors. The maple leaf is out, while an outline of Wisconsin is in (many Brewers teams have worn Wisconsin-based alternate logos in the past, so this outline comes from this one). Gone is the barrel-like font and instead comes a new font, one that I feel like mixes the Blue Jays and Milwaukee well. The wordmarks have the royal blue subtly within the navy, a nod to the Blue Jays' split font, but also recognizing that Milwaukee doesn't use the royal a lot already. The number goes on front, ala how Milwaukee already does it, while the bird logo makes it onto the sleeve and the cap. The wordmark is pushed to the left so that the letters aren't split by the shirt opening. Someone may have already guessed where the Brewers are headed, but y'all will have to wait and see where they set up shop. If you wanted to see this lovely 90's logo revived though, then you're in the right place!
  21. Thank you all for your involvement! Out of the 32 suggestions so far, roughly 4 are correct, but I won't tell you which ones quite yet. There are some great ideas here that I wish I'd thought of before though. One rule I made for myself, that I forgot to include above, is that no nickname will return to a city where it's been before. So, no New York Giants, Boston Braves, Philadelphia Athletics, etc. I'll also add that I had the Yankees getting moved to Boston on my list for awhile, but ended up switching it elsewhere. As a lifelong Red Sox fan, I really would've enjoyed messing with both Yankees and Sox fans, but the almighty Ferris Wheel wouldn't allow it. Sacrifices had to be made and I have all the teams planned out already, but I may have to do some extra swaps at the end for combos such as the Boston Yankees that didn't make the list.
  22. Inspired by mcrosby's excellent NBA Moniker Carousel, I've been working on what I'm calling the MLB Ferris Wheel. The rules are fairly simple, the nickname of the team gets moved to another city and then that city's nickname gets similarly moved. This will cycle through all the 30 teams, with nicknames being placed where I could justify them making sense. All are linked together in a circle, which I will post a graphic of once I have a couple teams up. The Rockies and Phillies will be the hardest to move, so I'm allowing myself to create "equivalent nicknames" for both, which you'll see later. I also replaced Cleveland with the Montreal Expos in the cycle, which will mean that Montreal gets a new nickname and the Expos go to a new city. All clear? Let's hop to it then: First up: Los Angeles Dodgers -> Toronto Dodgers According to Wikipedia, "Toronto currently operates the largest streetcar system in the Americas in terms of track length and ridership," which makes it a natural fit for a team originally called the Trolley Dodgers. The royal blue and red color scheme come from Toronto's logo, as does the maple leaf. Two blue stripes on the sleeves and the split-style font appears in the cap T and the numbers. As for the Dodgers, direct nods include the wordmark, red number on front, the structure of the primary logo, and the block letter shaped T. The "Toronto" wordmark comes from the letters in the "Dodgers" and "Los Angeles" scripts. Any guesses for where the Blue Jays will fly to?
  23. This looks like it'll be cool! I'm excited to see how it turns out, particularly that '04/'21 Blue Jays look
  24. You could also adapt a Nuggets-like or Astros-inspired tequila sunrise? For font styles, maybe something along the lines of the Hollywood sign? This carousel idea is genius
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