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Posts posted by kroywen

  1. I like the new font. I'm surprised he's using a subtly different font at this late stage in the game, but I think it works. Arguably a slight improvement over the old.


    More often than not, the running mate's name looks completely shoehorned in (because, well... it is), but Harris' fits well. Incorporated it in better than Obama incorporated Biden's name in 2008, or than Romney incorporated Ryan's name.

  2. On 4/19/2020 at 1:33 AM, Captain Tsubasa said:



    They were doing so well until they got to this. There is only one thing this looks like...


    Speaking of Biden's visual graphics, regardless of what you think of a Biden/Warren ticket, it makes for the most attractive logo possible. The fact that they both have short names with E as the second to last letter helps. Here's a mockup I've seen floating around Twitter:



    I would make the three red stripes conform to the R in Warren, personally - would be more consistent with how the interact with the E and the O in Biden's existing graphics.

  3. On 4/19/2020 at 6:18 PM, Digby said:

    Chicago needs to be rendered in typefaces that have circular C's and O's. I don't make the rules.


    Given the onslaught of municipal messaging of late, I've noticed and been impressed by how well all pieces of Boston city government adhere to the brand guidelines, even down to the colors. Unfortunately the city typefaces are Montserrat and Lora, which are fine but feel like cheap Google fonts when used at that scale.


    Because they are cheap (free, actually) Google fonts 😉


  4. 56 minutes ago, B-mer said:

    still think this was the way these should have gone if silver wasn't going to be as prominent... props to whoever made it.




    These would've been perfect. It's exactly what I was hoping for, and it's a shame they're not going in that direction.

  5. On 1/25/2020 at 5:40 PM, DNAsports said:

    2-in-1 Unpopular Opinion:


    Every once in a while they get brought up, but the Ravens gold pants from 2015 are a far better option than their black pants. Regardless of if the blacks ever get a stripe treatment.


    I wouldn’t mind if they get brought back for this year’s 25th anniversary.spacer.png


    Side Note: 25 years of the Ravens? Good lord where has the time gone...


    Personally, I'd prefer white pants, and white pants only, for the Ravens. Go Black/Purple/White/Black at home, and Black/White/White/Black on the road.


    But if they must have a second pair of pants, it should be gold. The black pants pair terribly with a purple jersey, and you wouldn't even know their primary color is purple when they wear the Black/White/Black/Black combo on the road.

  6. On 1/16/2020 at 9:21 AM, Waffles said:

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to add "E Pluribus Unum" to the state seal, and hence the state flag.




    If this passes, it would be a huge missed opportunity to go big and truly revamp one of the least interesting state flags in the country.


    Having two unrelated Latin phrases on the same banner? Talk about overkill.


    This is Cuomo at his most Cuomo, though.

  7. 13 minutes ago, llfhockey said:

    Feel like this opinion is very 50-50. I just see the red helmet as one that went through 4 super bowl losses and also the majority of our famous playoff drought.


    The red helmet always stuck out like a sore thumb to me. It didn't go with the rest of the Bills' uniforms, IMO. And the gigantic center stripes were hideous.

  8. On 12/20/2019 at 1:09 PM, Lights Out said:

    For all the praise of the Nets' marketing, their attendance is still shockingly low (only 21st in the league) and they have one of the smallest fanbases in the NBA. This is despite the fact that they've been in Brooklyn for many years now, just got Kyrie and KD, and the Knicks continue to be the biggest joke in pro sports. Clearly, what they're doing isn't resonating with many people.


    Dare I say, they had a decent built-in fanbase in Jersey, and threw it away to compete in an area where the Knicks were already dominant


    Long Islanders proved that they don't have much of an interest in making the trip to Brooklyn with the failed Islanders move. I live in Queens and it takes me half the time to get to MSG as it does to Barclays Center. Their old fanbase in Jersey has to take a long trek involving multiple train transfers (often directly under MSG, ironically) to get there. And of all the sports venues in NYC, Barclays has likely the worst access via car (MSG is right off the Lincoln Tunnel and the West Side Highway and has a slew of absurdly expensive private garages around it). Unless you live in core Manhattan or Brooklyn, Barclays is pretty much a bear to get to. I can't help but wonder if that's playing a part in the Nets' struggles as well.

  9. For the sake of giving you all flashbacks to taking the SATs, Newark : New York :: Anaheim : Los Angeles. (Hell, this analogy works with Hempstead as well.)


    It's not utterly outrageous that an ML team would carry the Anaheim name, but it makes far more sense for them to carry the name of the broader metropolitan area of which they are a part. It's probably fair to say they represent Orange County and much of the Inland Empire, but the "Orange County and Inland Empire Angels" might be the only name worse than "Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim."


    Makes sense just to go with the metropolitan area of which they are a part, since they really represent a portion of a metro area that doesn't have a dominant city in its own right. Much as the Islanders carry the "New York" name rather than "Long Island" (which would alienate eastern and central Queens) or "Hempstead."

  10. I actually think the new ball-in-glove logo is a huge upgrade. I never noticed how off-kilter the ball in the old logo looked, but centering it within the "b" is a significant upgrade. Also prefer the cleaner, crisper look of the webbing.


    If it weren't for the completely unnecessary, and rather ugly, serifs on the wordmark, that also wind up throwing off how the workmark is centered on the jersey, this would be an almost perfect rebrand. The wordmark really drags down the entire set though. And I loathe the trend toward serifs on the names-on-back of jerseys. Hated it on the Padres, Astros, and now Brewers.


    Kill the serifs and this is a really good rebrand.

  11. 3 hours ago, jmac11281 said:

    The only thing with the Phillies is that they only woworwowore maroon for a little over 20 seasons. They were and are still a primarily red team. But your point stands with the Mariners.


    Yeah, with the Phillies, it was more a return to a historic color scheme, a la the Padres this year (or Astros before them), rather than a change to a color scheme.


    Changing a color scheme with decades worth of history is generally a bad idea. Tweaking it is one thing - darkening or lightening a shade, getting rid of a secondary or tertiary color (looking at you, Rockies' black), etc. - but a wholesale change destroys years' worth of branding.

  12. On 11/27/2019 at 6:10 PM, tohasbo said:


    I'm also curious as to how colour swaps would look for the Falcons as well.  Meaning on the red jersey, instead of white numbers outlined in black, it would be a white outline with black numbers.


    That red jersey evokes the Pat Patriot-era New England jerseys more than a Giants jersey likely should.


    Am I the only one who wants to keep the Giants super-traditional? These are perfect, no changes needed.



  13. 5 minutes ago, DNAsports said:

    If the Rays were to ever get redesigned, my hope is for them to go with the Sun Ray angle:




    Love the color scheme, though I wouldn't want a fauxback 70's motif for a team permanently (especially one that didn't exist in the 70's). A more contemporary, simpler look with that balance of colors (primarily powder blue, more yellow, and navy blue as a trim color) would be incredible.

  14. 16 hours ago, Bucfan56 said:

    Honestly, if anyone should’ve switched leagues, it should’ve been the Diamondbacks. Astros to the NL West and AZ to the AL West. They had a World Series in the NL West, but I still feel like they haven’t really established much of a rivalry in the NL that anyone would really miss. The rivalry with the Dodgers is as fabricated as can be (and could be easily replicated with the Angels), and NOBODY is gonna miss 20+ Diamondbacks Rockies games a season. Houston has a bit of a history with the NL West already, anyway.



    I've never understood why the Diamondbacks didn't make the switch, rather than the Astros. The AL is relatively light on teams west of the Rockies, especially given that the two West Coast powerhouses (Dodgers and Giants) are in the NL. And the D-Backs didn't have a 50 year history in the NL.


    Granted, if the D-Backs did move to the AL, the Astros would've had to move to the NL West to even out the divisions. But I think Houston in the NL West (where they were pre-1994) is much more natural than in the AL West.

  15. 27 minutes ago, QueenCitySwarm said:

    The problem is those lasting repercussions have kept Montréal from reaching the heights it could. Lots of businesses moved out to Toronto, leaving any big-money business support out. Plus, baseball just doesn't appeal to the francophones that stayed as much as other sports like hockey. Again, @SFGiants58 has listed all these things, but I'm too lazy to go find the post right now. Plus, the Rays will probably move full-time to Montréal, realize it was a mistake in 20-ish years, and move again to wherever.




    Back in 1969, Montreal had a thriving business community, welcomed both English and French speakers, and was in the middle of a cultural renaissance that led to hosting a World's Fair and the Olympics, amongst other events. It was a natural choice over Toronto for Canada's first major league team.


    Bill 101 killed that all. The business community is a shadow of what it was (in relative terms, compared to Toronto and Vancouver) back in 1969. Anglophones have been driven out in droves over the past 4 decades. The economic and social situation in Montreal today is radically different than it was in 1969, and not in a way that would work in an MLB team's favor.


    Had Bill 101 never happened and Montreal maintained its position as Canada's preeminent business center (or at least was on par with Toronto for that title), I don't think the Expos would've ever had to move in the first place. But the ingredients are just no longer there for supporting a major league team. And Montreal is never going to be a growing, upwardly mobile city like Vancouver, Charlotte, Nashville, Portland, Austin, etc., are today. (Perhaps unless they repeal Bill 101 and welcome back Anglophones and their commerce, but fat chance of that ever happening.)

  16. On 10/4/2019 at 10:37 PM, DiePerske said:

    This one just hit me, and im willing to entertain debate on it.


    Baseball: Undershirts/accessories must be the primary color of the cap. Exceptions: White while wearing a white jersey.


    I'm trying to think of a good exception to this, and I can't.


    And white caps should be banished to the pits of hell, so we can scrap that exception on those grounds.

  17. On 9/16/2019 at 12:07 AM, panthers_2012 said:

    Looks like WKYC in Cleveland is getting a new logo... Bland to say the least


    Here's the current one for comparison



    Here's the official logo. This is one of the best TV logos I've ever seen. Simple, elegant, and a throwback to the 1960s:



  18. If they wanted to change the logo, a simple modernization would've sufficed. The ticket logo was recognizable and a really good, basic design.


    Guess we may be moving away from the era of flat logos (to my dismay), because they replaced a very longstanding flat logo with something in chrome. 

  19. Keep the Thunder's color scheme, and absolutely nothing else from their current identity. New wordmark, new logo, new jerseys. Take what's salvageable (the colors) and just start over from that generic, ill-conceived mess.


    For something less radical, I can't say I'm a fan of the Grizzlies' identity right now. I'm actually in a minority in that I hate their two-tone logo, and I also think their uniforms are a few tweaks away from being good. I'd ditch the shadowing effect on the logo, and introduce some white to the logo to offset the two tones of blue and add some life to the logo.


    In terms of their jerseys, they have the same problem as their brethren 350 miles south - that wordmark is too damn small for that jersey. Especially the "Grizzlies" wordmark, which just looks shrunken down and nearly invisible. And why have one arched wordmark (which should allow them to make the wordmark bigger, FWIW) and two straight wordmarks? And why introduce yellow trim on one jersey but not the two others?


    I'd use an arched wordmark that's enlarged (mostly by elongating the letters vertically), and then introduce either more yellow or more white into those jerseys in order to offset the unrelenting blue. On the two blue uniforms, either make the center stripe in the wordmark and letters white, or make it yellow (I'd prefer white, personally, and to jettison the yellow). And throw some white or yellow trim on the collar and side panels (much as the light blue jersey already has). The two-tone blue can work with a lighter color (preferably a neutral, like white) to offset it, but I really don't care for it without any neutral color.



  20. From a distance, these look like cricket uniforms.


    8 minutes ago, SFGiants58 said:

    Can the players just strike already? This crap should get the MLBPA head fired (as I think "Players' Weekend" was part of the latest CBA). Instead of gimmick weekends, why not try to work for a better working environment and more security of employment? 


    Seriously. Free agency is a dumpster fire, there's service time manipulation left and right, top tier starters and relievers were free agents into the month of June, but hey, we have funky jerseys with nicknames on the back!