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  1. Just remember there are always people on the other side of errors like this... #Est1932 is a better hashtag anyway.
  2. I prefer last year’s Arsenal kit because of the brighter red and the absence of the ugly white paneling on the back of the shoulders, but Adidas is running laps around Puma at this point.
  3. high, high praise for the Kraken logos right here
  4. The nickname is silly but the branding is perfect and that more than makes up for the name. Good design can save a bad name but bad design can ruin a good one.
  5. Basically: - 2D logo returns, closer to the less-ornate ‘97 version than the original ‘92 version (no team name). - Home uniform is black with two red stripes (no white) - Road uniform is what you would expect (white version of 90s uniforms) - Alternate is happening, may or may not be red. - Black pants Still unclear: The author of the article makes no mention of the current, unused 2D logo (states the team hasn’t had a 2D logo since 2007), so we don’t know if the “near identical” logo is the current 2D logo or a new update of the ‘97 crest. Also, no mention is made of the colors of the sleeve numbers on the uniforms.
  6. My apologies @crashcarson15... I’m not up to date on the new thread policies.
  7. Something this year's Nike kits have made me realize is that I hate collar stylings when they aren't replicated on the sleeve cuffs.
  8. So, you’d be able to figure identity the Dutch, England, and Japanese crests with no context or knowledge but this crest would be a bridge too far? The only reason those crests are instantly recognizable now are because of years and years of conditioning to get to this point. This is such a unique mark in the soccer world, people will start making that mental connection at a much greater speed.
  9. You're both preaching to the choir in reference to the Sharks, but the original point was comparing the Sharks logo to "classic" hockey and four of the Original Six teams. Nine of the first twelve teams had simple crests depicting inanimate symbols and letters (the exceptions being the Blackhawks, Penguins, and Golden Seals), and that's not really the measuring stick the Sharks should be held to. All of the recent designs Bayne pointed out as "classic" with the exception of Tampa Bay and maybe Dallas are illustrations drawn in a modern style (I would consider most of them to be good logos, just not necessarily "classic hockey" logos). All anyone wants for a Sharks logo is simply a well-illustrated shark and the team is currently batting 0/3 in that category to varying degrees.
  10. Not defending the logo, but a 90s expansion team doesn’t have to scream classic hockey. That’s not the goal for the Sharks nor should it be.
  11. Should have put "Logo" in quotes instead.
  12. Not feeling the Barca kit, to be honest. The halftone shading makes the shirt look damp/sweaty and there's too much yellow on the shirt between the collar, pinstripes, crest, swoosh, and numbers. Yellow works best on a Barcelona kit when it supports the red and blue and acts as an identifier, not when it competes against the red and the blue as a design element.
  13. Just go with a bigger FDL on the helmet, minus an outline or two. That shade of gold is perfect.
  14. Getting heavy '94 denim stars and stripes vibes from that Ajax kit... Hopefully Sergino Dest sticks around next season
  15. Hypothetically, even if they were to make this change, it doesn't have to be a straight 1-1 swap. The point of the thread was about the color scheme, not the uniforms. Nothing is preventing them from making the shoulders red with a different outline and still replacing the dark green with a brighter turquoise to balance out the color scheme... In fact, most "updated" Kachina concepts simplify the color scheme anyway (typically down to red, sand, and black).
  16. @the admiral That's me. I think the convoluted critique is fair; it's difficult to explain a complex idea in a single tweet. Color schemes are a basic tools (like the golden ratio or the rule of thirds) to help "find" matching colors. Simple color schemes of one or two colors really don't need the color wheel because they are easy to balance. But as soon you start trying to balance 3/4/5 colors together, making sure you fall into a color theory scheme tends to really help keep everything appealing. For example, color theory helps explain why some team colors "work" (like the Bucks' Irish Rainbows are an analogous color scheme) and why other teams don't (the XFL Tampa Bay Vipers colors were not analogous because yellow is skipped over for a shade of yellow-orange). My intent was to get out of feelings-territory ("my belief is that these colors match") and appeal at some form of objectivity (these colors match under this principle/theory). Simply put, my point was the original Kachina colors makes sense according to the color wheel; the whole scheme "works," but it has a high degree of difficulty to actually use. If we replaced the dark green with a bright turquoise and left all the other the colors unchanged, the color scheme still works (just according to a different principle), but it would be easier for the team to use and balance.
  17. A Twitter thread about the problem with the Kachina colors and this this very idea:
  18. Of course... I was making a broad point, not referencing one specific team. If the basketball team has fond memories of it so if they want to use it, they can go right ahead.
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