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  1. That's a big improvement IMO, I really like it.
  2. Speaking of Ball State, really liked their look. Best uniform for a football team nicknamed the Cardinals? The only change I'd make is to have the pant striping consistent with the shoulder striping.
  3. I like this as a start, and the Texas outline + initials logo is well done. Regarding the new lobo logo, the nose / eyes area feels awkward. It's hard for me to articulate why, other than it looking "off", but it's possibly due to the right side of the nose (specifically the upper portion comprised of the vertical black lines) feels disproportionate to the left. I can tell the logo is intentionally not symmetrical, but the strong dissymmetry in that area makes it looks ... disfigured maybe?
  4. Here's another one, this time the Northwestern Wildcats. I started on this one because their current logo looks like a relic of the time it was created (1980s) and I felt that it could use updating. I liked Under Armour's faux-Gothic wordmark for Northwestern, and thought the 'N' could make a great starting point for an updated logo. To make it stand out a little more as a standalone letter logo, I thickened the 'N' and added a drop shadow. Regarding Northwestern stripes, it seems like it'd be blasphemy to create a Northwestern uni concept without them, but I was surprised to learn that the current chest striping was only introduced by UA in the 2010s - historically, those stripes have primarily lived on the outside shoulders of the jersey. Thus, I placed them to the shoulder rather than replicating UA's new pattern. I also struggled again with the usage of black. This time it genuinely is not an official school, but it has also been used heavily by the athletic department since at least the 1990s. I left it out here, for no good reason other than a preference for the simplicity of using only purple and white. I won't make any claims that using only purple and white is the 'right' choice.
  5. At least Akron made a good effort with their set, helps balance out Kent State:
  6. I generally like the simplicity of Washington State's uniforms, but for the players who tripled down on all crimson with the knee length socks / tights, it's not a great look IMO. Strange Santa's elves vibes.
  7. Interesting. I always assumed the letters were always the same size and they would adjust the spacing between if they were tight on space, but maybe that's not the case.
  8. Ah, it makes sense then. After my initial surprise wore off, I actually really like the look.
  9. This is minor, but hard for me to ignore now that I have noticed it: the Panthers have inconsistent nameplate lettering, specifically, some players have letters infilled, others don't. For example, the 'B' and 'R' in Bridgewater are infilled with the border color, but the 'B' and 'R' in Burns are not infilled with the border color (i.e. you can see the blue in the interior space).
  10. Turns out, the Block S is only on the right side, the left side is logo-less / blank. Not sure why.
  11. I don't mind at all, in fact, I'll always appreciate something like that! And yeah, I clearly need to improve my research - someone there pointed out Tolbert wore #40 in college; I'm a Panthers fan and (incorrectly) assumed he wore #35 since that is what he wore with us.
  12. I just want to say I appreciate the feedback, both positive and other! Concerning the Jets, I'm still ideating on what form my V2 would take. You're right, I flat missed the black being official - I remember coming across the fight song which only referenced teal and bronze, and then afterwards I apparently misremembered whether or not I actually confirmed if black was or was not an official color
  13. The strong non-symmetry is messing with me, although I know that's the current aesthetic. Specifically, I think having two oversized logos on the same side, one top, one bottom, is overpowering. I think Boise can get away with a single oversized logo, but doubling up with another oversized logo feels too unbalanced. I do like that you're embracing that unique aspect of their uniforms though, rather than trying to force them into a more standard template. Also, I wonder: could the diagonal striping that we see elsewhere on the uni be applied to the blank side of the helmet to give that some sort of identifying visual element?
  14. Next up - Coastal Carolina! Why? They've recently become a trending team in CFB, jumping out to a 4-0 start and reaching the AP Top 25 for the first time ever Their current logo / uniforms seemed to be ripe for a redesign opportunity Now, to summarize the changes: I based the concept around the crescent moon from the South Carolina state flag Using this visual framing gives the logo both a unique, easily identifiable visual, while also creating a strong tie to the state itself I adjusted the colors currently used by the CCU athletic department CCU's official school colors are teal and bronze; I left the teal as is, but lightened the bronze to create a better contrast with the teal Black is not an official CCU school color unless I'm missing something, but it's currently heavily used by the athletic department To balance this, I added a black alternate uniform (which does work thematically with the moon visual), but otherwise dropped black from the logo / unis
  15. I like the template, but I agree, on the garnets unis, the black stripe isn't contrasting enough to have it be the primary / thicker one. I assume they're going for consistency with the helmet where the white are the secondary / outside stripes, but I think it'd look better (and more consistent with the numbers / lettering), if we had the white inside with black outside striping. I do think it's exacerbated by having black helmets and garnet pants: a splash of white would have likely done a lot to balance out the look. In its current iteration, it has a mid-2000s aesthetic to me, and not in a good way:
  16. There's probably a self-promotional element for the outfitters. While the average CFB fan isn't going to be nearly as vested in uni design as those on this forum, generating any amount of hype for a small school like Temple's unis is bonus marketing, both towards average fans and more importantly to other athletic departments who have upcoming contracts.
  17. I can appreciate this - you're correct that there isn't a connection to the city or prior designs in my version, and I can understand that both of those have meaning for Jets fans. I'm not personally interested in just small tweaks to existing / prior unis, but I'll revisit this design to see if I can better embrace the city and brand. This is correct, the Warthog was the actual inspiration (see the nickname for the alt unis), I just posted that plane because of the green paint scheme better aligned to the Jets color scheme. I also did forget the internet values the semtanic difference between planes and jets, rookie mistake. As for the commercial aviation connection, I think the Jets own marketing dept already is embracing fighter jets given their naming their alts "Stealth Black".
  18. Looks like the striping is also applied to the collar. Really clean look, this is a timeless set for us. If we could only remove that faux mesh pattern from the black jersey numbers.
  19. Both Arkansas and A&M just looked "right" yesterday. Very basic designs for each, but that's what works for their uniforms:
  20. Starting what will be a (very) occassional football re-design series. I'm keeping it as football broadly since I'll likely combine NFL and NCAA concepts into this same thread. FWIW, I have no idea how often I'll update this, could be weeks or months in between, but wanted to get started nonetheless. For first concept, I'm rolling with the New York Jets. My personal opinion is that the Jets have a pretty generic brand identity: this is somewhat understandable, as "jets" don't easily lend themselves to creative branding. To try and take it a new direction, I was primarily inspired by fighter jet nose art, in particular the kind associated with Warthogs and a few other fighters. For the helmets, you'll likely also notice a similarity to one-off helms worn by Air Force a few years ago. With that in mind, here we go...
  21. Overall, I really like them, but I don't see why we continue to keep the the fauxback mesh look for the numbers. Sticks out like a sore thumb, and we were these often enough now that we can't honestly call them special "throw back" jerseys - they're just our black jerseys. Closer look at number fabric from last year:
  22. OHK


    I really like the wolf design. Very sharp, has a strong shape while clearly communicating what it is without being busy. I would reconsider the arrow / spear being integrated into the design, for two reasons: I think WFT will intentionally make a clean break from Native American imagery / branding I'm not sure the combination of wolf and weapon make sense Is the arrowhead / spear tip chasing the wolf? Is the wolf being hunted? Is the wolf wielding the arrowhead / spear? The combo seems a little forced here, if you feel strongly about making a connection the old brand, maybe look for a way to do so more subtetly? And I say the above with full awareness that the world of sports logos is filled with nonsensical anthropomorphic animals wearing shirts, hats, and wielding items
  23. OHK

    Simpsons Mafia

    Put Bart in a Panthers uniform, and slap on a #1 (or #17, if going for more of a throwback look), and I'd do the same. Just checked his site, and it looks like Panthers are one of the few without a Bart QB design.
  24. New / tweaked home and away uniforms for South Carolina? Did I miss an announcement? https://twitter.com/GamecockSplash/status/1302397668770144259 The numbers are apparently larger, but on the away jersey, the shoulder stripes match our throwback black alternate. Not sure if our home jersey has the same new striping, although I'm generally a fan of applying this throwback template to all of our uniforms, only removing the "jersey" numbers: I both love and am terrified by these uniforms. They're the uniform I think of when I think Arkansas football, and by that, I mean the uniform I think of when I remember McFadden and Felix Jones running setting SEC single game rushing records against us.
  25. Why? I don't know that a flour brand can ever be iconic, but it was at least recognizable from a glance. The new logo, without context, is fine, but the rebrand seems unnecessary in this case. For an essentially generic product (flour), at least use a logo that doesn't look it was a part of someone's "30 rebrands in 30 days" portfolio stuffer.
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