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  1. ACC American Atlantic: Boston College | Clemson | Florida State | Louisville | NC State | Syracuse | Wake Forest West: Houston | Memphis | Navy | SMU | Tulane | Tulsa Coastal: Duke | Georgia Tech | Miami | North Carolina | Pittsburgh | Virginia | Virginia Tech East: Cincinnati | UConn* | East Carolina | Temple | UCF | USF Big Ten Big XII East: Indiana | Maryland | Michigan | Michigan State | Ohio State | Penn State | Rutgers Baylor | Iowa State | Kansas | Kansas State | Oklahoma West: Illinois | Iowa | Minnesota | Nebraska | Northwestern | Purdue | Wisconsin Oklahoma State | Texas | TCU | Texas Tech | West Virginia C-USA Division 1 Independents East: Charlotte | FAU | FIU | Marshall | Middle Tennessee | Old Dominion | WKU Army | BYU | New Mexico State | Notre Dame | UMass | Idaho* | Liberty (2019) West: Louisiana Tech | North Texas | Rice | Southern Miss | UAB | UTEP | UTSA MAC Mountain West East: Akron | Bowling Green | Buffalo | Kent State | Miami (OH) | Ohio Mountain: Air Force | Boise State | Colorado State | New Mexico | Utah State | Wyoming West: Ball State | Central Michigan | Eastern Michigan | NIU | Toledo | Western Michigan West: Fresno State | Hawai'i | Nevada | San Diego State | San Jose State | UNLV Pac 12 SEC North: Cal | Oregon | Oregon State | Stanford | Washington | Washington State East: Florida | Georgia | Kentucky | Mizzou | South Carolina | Tennessee | Vanderbilt South: Arizona | Arizona State | Colorado | UCLA | USC | Utah West: Alabama | Arkansas | Auburn | LSU | Ole Miss | Mississippi State | Texas A&M Sun Belt West: Arkansas State | Louisiana-Lafayette | Louisiana-Monroe | South Alabama | Texas State East: Appalachian State | Coastal Carolina | Georgia Southern | Georgia State | Troy Special Events Army/Navy Game Alright everyone. This is the big one. I've had the bits and pieces of this one working for two and half years and I finally feel ready enough to get this one out to the public. This project began when I wondered one day what would happen if Nike did something ludicrous and somehow managed to get apparel rights to every single FBS level team. Of course this is seemingly impossible in the real world, but it was fun to think about. Then I took it one step further. Not only would get every FBS football team, but if every FBS football team also had a Division 1 basketball, baseball and hockey team for Nike to get their hands on. So the goal here is one, to actually finish this idea, but more than that, is to see if I can create a unique identity for 130 some teams across 4 different sports. This means that some traditional looks will be changed slightly and some might change drastically. Nevertheless, I'm excited to get this off the ground and share it with you guys. Teams will be posted as I get them done and will be done in a random order I have created with some help from the internet and first up is the Ohio Bobcats of the MAC: (I also will create one of these cool team headers for every team). Ohio's sports have a rather laid back and simplistic look to them. Even with adidas/Russell at the helm of their apparel, they don't have too crazy of a look and I kept that in mind as I designed their uniforms for this. Keeping that in mind, I left their football uniforms pretty much the same as they have been the last couple years. Biggest change here is the addition of real pants stripes as opposed to no stripes or very short stripes. I limited black to an alternate set that would hopefully be worn separately, but in the current state of college football we all know that wouldn't happen. The hockey uniforms are very similar to how the football uniforms go. I did consider shoulder logos for them but I didn't keep them, as it just didn't feel right to me. Baseball uniforms again are very simple and consistent with the rest of the uniforms. Biggest thing here and across the board is that there is no longer a "grey away" designation. Unless a team has grey in their set, I won't be giving a team a grey uniform for baseball. Basketball is consistent with the rest. I didn't want to go full Celtics with Ohio, so the double stripe pattern is on the shoulders and the collar trim is a solid color. On the shorts the waistband is striped and the hem is a solid color. C&C is welcome as always. Given the larger nature of this thread, I'll try and get the next team up as soon as I can.
  2. Welcome, everybody, to this brand new series! I can't wait to get going on this thing, and I just think it's super cool y'all are checking this out. Since I first posted my very first few concepts on here on a few months ago, I feel I've learned a lot, and hopefully you all see that improvement as this series unfolds. I'll try my very best to keep updates daily. Below is the order in which I will be posting all 30 MLB teams: AL West - - Seattle Mariners - Oakland Athletics - Houston Astros (Houston Colt .45s) - Los Angeles Angels - Texas Rangers NL West - - Los Angeles Dodgers - San Francisco Giants (Seals rebrand) - Arizona Diamondbacks - San Diego Padres - Colorado Rockies AL Central - - Cleveland Indians - Kansas City Royals - Chicago White Sox - Detroit Tigers - Minnesota Twins NL Central - - Pittsburgh Pirates - Cincinnati Reds - St. Louis Cardinals - Milwaukee Brewers - Chicago Cubs AL East - - Boston Red Sox - New York Yankees - Baltimore Orioles - Tampa Bay Rays (Expos/Montreal rebrand) - Toronto Blue Jays NL East - - Philadelphia Phillies - New York Mets - Atlanta Braves - Washington Nationals (Senators rebrand) - Miami Marlins Each team will get four uniform options, including a home, road, and two alternate jerseys. For most teams, I will be avoiding adding throwbacks as their alts, but teams with classic looks like the Dodgers, Red Sox, and Yanks might end up with one as a fourth uniform option. some changes will be very small, others will be complete overhauls of team identities. And hopefully you'll like what I do to your favorite team's look. Anyway, that's enough talking. Let's get this thing started! As always, constructive criticism is encouraged. Enjoy!
  3. Hey everyone, A while back I started a discussion in the General Sports Logos forum on which MLB teams could most use redesigns and new color schemes. It sparked the idea that a few teams with older/outdated designs could look to local college baseball teams for design inspiration. For this mini series, I'll be focusing on a small group of teams, maybe four or five. Let's start today with the Angels! ANGELS HOME: ANGELS ROAD: ANGELS HOME ALT: ANGELS HOME/ROAD ALT: For the Angels, I've used the Trojans of the University of Southern California as inspiration. The Halos adopt a deep crimson red and athletic gold scheme, a color combo I've long felt would work well for them. The cursive "Angels" script is a tweak of the original Lakers script from the early '60s. No unnecessary outlines or drop shadows. Just keep it simple. I've also brought back the early "CA" monogram. C&C appreciated! The Rangers are next.
  4. Hey everybody, I hope one of y’all can help me out. I’ve been looking everywhere for this template, and I can’t find it. I’ve seen folks using it for their concepts around here, and I would love to use it myself. Where can it be found? https://imgur.com/a/JzNOFEq
  5. As a native Minnesotan, I usually get a little disappointed or dismayed by the Twins concepts I see on the forum. Their identity always seems like a bit of an afterthought, often subject to a recolor so as to differentiate the Twins from a myriad of RWB teams in the league. Instead of taking this approach, I wanted to work (for the most part) with the existing color scheme whilst drawing from the team's history. With that in mind, I reintroduced light blue into the color scheme. While light blue was restricted to their road uniforms in an era when several teams were using it for their road uniforms, this historical precedence combined with the fact the state's name literally means "sky-tinted water" makes it a suitable vehicle for setting them apart from teams with similar colorways. This addition of light blue spells the end for Kasota gold. I didn't necessarily hate its addition a few years ago, but its application was unsuccessful and does not fit with the light blue. One of the more popular changes for posters is to correct the inconsistencies between the team's wordmarks. I decided to follow suit, but took a decidedly different approach. The result applies the Minnesota Wild script to the Twins, using a Tuscan-esque font that takes cues from the area's history as a railroad and flour milling hub. The TC logo follows suit, and I put an M back on the away cap. Here, it calls back to the successful minor league Minneapolis Millers. Lastly, Minnie and Paul are updated with the new colors and wordmark as well as altering the state outline to be more geographically accurate. It is promoted to the primary, replacing the squad's generic baseball roundel. Got all that? Good. Now look at it. Let me know what you think. I also have a decidedly modern take on the Twins that I will post sometime in the coming week. Take care.
  6. Hi everyone, I hope you're all enjoying the MLB postseason. Picking up where we left off last year with our MLB City Edition series, @Paul Lucas, @Carolingian Steamroller, @Victormrey, @MJD7 and I return with another collaboration, this one inspired by the NBA's Statement Edition uniforms, first introduced for the 2017-18 season. This project is similar in spirit to that series in that we've looked to each Major League Baseball team's unique visual history and combined elements from local culture in order to produce new designs that we hope each team's fanbase would instantly embrace. I'll start today with the California Angels Anaheim Angels Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim: Upon visiting Angels Stadium for the first time a few weeks ago, l was surprised to learn the much-maligned-on-these-boards Disney era Angels gear is actually a favorite among fans of a certain age! For that reason, I decided to lean into that for my design but with a twist, using the color scheme of the '90s era Mighty Ducks. C&C appreciated!
  7. Hey everyone! I've been running a fictional baseball series over on the AHSports website, but I figured I could do with some comments from you guys as well. I have 10 teams currently with 2 on the way, so I'll just post them as I go. A couple of things to note: my template is my own, it doesn't have any pants yet, but I will fix that eventually (probably soon, given I'll have plenty of time off) and there won't be any story here. I also won't be linking to the story just because I'm not sure if that's against the rules and I don't want to run that risk. Also, the league starts in 2003 to give just a bit of context, era-wise. Alright, without further ado, enjoy!
  8. I rebranded the Colorado Rockies due to their current boring, branding. - Updated the color scheme to more vibrant purple. - New primary logo with mountain and Colorado "c." - Used the Denver Nuggets miner logo to create a secondary mascot logo for the Rockies. I slightly edited it and updated its aesthetic. - New wordmark using a script font. - All new jerseys.
  9. For the 2020 MLB season, I decided to create some Nike MLB jersey concepts for Players' Weekend using the new Nike Baseball Jersey template. I wanted to create something unique with these jerseys. I used a lot of alternate colors and alternate logos on the jerseys, and made fauxbacks for some teams as well. If you are wondering why the Mets are black and pink, it is because when they were formed they were supposed to be black and pink. I'm not entirely happy with the Rockies, Rays, and Astros. For the Rockies I didn't really have any ideas for, while the Astros and Rays jerseys didn't come out as well as I thought they would. Thanks for viewing.
  10. I decided to do a Nike MLB Uniform Refresh, some teams will get total rebrands, some will have altered colors, some will have new alternates, or get new throwbacks. Visit my Behance to see my other sports designs: https://www.behance.net/ianrasovsky For the diamondbacks, I updated the home and away uniforms by replacing the sand accents with teal, solidifying teal as their new tertiary color. I also added their purple alternate from 1998 on the new Nike MLB teamplate. I also created a new home cap, that replaced the sand in the diamonbacks's "A" logo.
  11. Hello all, I've been working the past few weeks on a new template for baseball uniforms in Photoshop. It was a painstaking effort to get everything on there but hopefully I've covered everything. I'd really like to thank @raysox for the inspiration from his Soccer and NuSoccer templates - I love the flat looks with thick outlines. I also want to thank @dsaline97 for critiquing the final product with Snapchat sketches. Here's some of the highlights: Traditional and "Taco Bell" style hats Traditional, Paneled, and "Taco Bell" helmets Gloss and Matte finishes Smart Object layers for helmet and hat logos Four Jersey Styles: Pullover (with round, v-neck, and one-button collar styles) Button down w/ undershirt Button down w/o undershirt Button down vest Each jersey style has raglan and traditional sleeves and pinstripes Three jersey piping options for placket, sleeves, and neck: One color (most teams) Two color (Nationals) Two color (Braves) Two pants styles Elastic waist (70s - 80s) Belted waist (traditional) Each pants style has pinstripe and pocket flap options Three pants piping options for outseam and belt loops Separate stirrup and sanitary sock layers Everything should be layered and grouped logically. Here's the deal - I only have Photoshop, so please don't ask me "When will this be available for Paint, Illustrator, Inkscape, etc.?" because I won't doing that. However, if you think there is a critical piece missing from the template, please let me know and I'll see if it's worth adding. Please have fun with this and feel free to show of your concepts! TL;DR - Here's the link: Media Fire Link Bonus: If you can tell me individual and team referenced in the picture above, I'll give you a high five.
  12. The Minor Leagues of professional baseball are known for wacky and weird team names. This thesis study aims to explore the development process of creating such teams. The idea is to develop a series of logos from community created minor league baseball teams. These team names are developed by using a series of requirements like location followed by a mascot which can come from the name of animals, profession, nature, local landmarks, people, food, pronouns, or things in your garage. This servery will help you develop your own team. Only 6 teams will be selected so make it interesting. Bonus Points for team names that relate to the location (ex. New Orleans Baby Cakes) LINK FOR SURVEY: https://forms.gle/AdCVLTB9uEgn2bQw9
  13. Hey there, everybody, I'm new around here. I've always had a passion for sports and sports logos, specifically baseball, but I don't really know a whole lot about graphic design. I've had some free time to dabble in the redesign arena lately, however. Thanks to @rsaline's wonderfully easy to use template, I have been able to knock out quite a couple teams this past week or so. Now, it's my first time doing anything like this, so I obviously welcome critiques. I probably won't have time to go back to fix everything based off of suggestions right away, but I'll do my best. Right away, you'll notice I haven't done anything too crazy with the few teams I've finished so far, and I don't plan to do so. You'll also find that I rank the old MLB logos and jerseys over the current looks. You'll see an abundance of throwback logos, fonts, and colors. Anyway, without any further comments, let's get underway! - Nate
  14. Hi guys, I've received my drawing tablet few days ago, and since I got it.... well I simply can't stop drawing LOL. After the hockey team logo of my hometown here is the baseball team. Here is my attempt on trying to create a mascot that represents the city. Indeed this mascot is a Cannelés a famous cake in the city of Bordeaux. I'm pretty happy about the overall looking of it so far, I still got some stuffs to fix like the hands position on the baseball bat. Colors other than the brown are not sure yet. What's your opinion?
  15. Now that the Padres and Brewers have unveiled new identity packages which have, for the most part, been very well received by most of us on these forums, which Major League Baseball team do you feel is now most due for an identity refresh? Personally, I would look out West to the AL. I feel the Mariners, Angels and Rangers identities are all beginning to look a bit stale and could use a freshening up. Frankly I'm a bit surprised the Rangers did not announce a uniform update this winter to coincide with their moving to Globe Life Field in 2020. This thread is meant to discuss which MLB teams you feel are most in need of an update, and to offer suggestions as to how you would go about changing their current look.
  16. When I was in my early teens, my parents bought me NCAA Football 98 for the computer. I really enjoyed the game, and it was very well-designed for the most part: 100+ schools; full-season play with rankings, major bowl games, and major awards; school fight songs; decent playbooks; something approximating logos on the helmets. It was a very good game for the late 1990s---not as good as the Football Pro series overall, but distinctly collegiate and lots of fun. Anyway, despite the overall quality, there were two details that I have since learned were wrong. One, LSU by default wears yellow jerseys over white pants at home in that game. Two, Missouri's colors are green and gold in the game instead of black and gold. (Come to think of it, I think the latter was also the case in that college hoops game for the Super Nintendo even earlier.) I was wondering: have you guys and gals noticed any similar errors in other games? (Incidentally, Football Pro 98 has the Eagles wearing kelly-green-and-gray even though they were in their second season with their current and inferior color scheme.)
  17. I made some of the teams name, and some explanations And i might need some help with the others, if you want to name the cities i choose, leave a reply, There 40 teams, 12 division, 2 Conference, One Winner!! Northern Conference Great Lake Division: Buffalo Ontario Chicago Green Bay Erie East Coast Division: Portland Norfolk Atlantic City Baltimore Staten Island Northwest: Winnipeg Vancouver Seattle Corvallis Billings Northeast: Rhode Island Concord Pittsburgh Boston Hartford Southern Conference Appalachian Mountains Division: Scranton Chattanooga New Brunswick Atlanta Charlotte Central Division: Colorado Springs San Antonio Kansas City Omaha Austin Coastal Division: Galveston Biloxi Tampa-Ybor Charleston New Orleans Pacific Coast Division: San Diego Las Vegas Arizona Albuquerque Anaheim
  18. I decided to remake IBA. Because some of the user that's i need to changed some things, and i'm really sick of it. But some of the states are returning. Here are the Remake version of our team, and also new one that will be at International Baseball Association Southeast Division: Charleston Palmetto Bugs Florida Barracudas Wheeling (name suggestions) Atlanta (name suggestion) Raleigh (name suggestion) Lexington Mustangs Norfolk (name suggestion) Chattanooga Blues Biloxi Gamblers Little Rock Diamond Miners Southwest Division: Austin Bats Arizona Firebirds San Diego Tuna Colorado Springs Greenbacks (Colorado fish capital) Provo Saints Las Vegas Magics (Because Las Vegas look like magic) Albuquerque (name suggestion) Galveston Shorebirds San Antonio Generals Texas Fire Ants (Fire Ants are native in Texas) Northeast Division: New Haven Jays (Named after J. Cleaveland Cady, who built Yale University) Rhode Island Sailors Boston (name suggestion) Long Island (name suggestion) Scranton Shockers (Scranton, PA is known as "Electric City") Maine Beacons Manchester (name suggestion) Burlington Maples Rochester (name suggestion) Trenton (Name suggestion) Northwest - Midwest Division: Chicago Pepperoni Grand Rapid Highballers Cincinnati Monarchs Corvallis Timberjacks Omaha (name suggestion) St. Paul Lakers Summit City Cardinals Billings Grizzlies Vancouver Totems Aberdeen, SD (name suggestion) These are the remake version of IBA https://imgur.com/a/7v1qdD0 these are some sketches, sorry i didn't work too hard on it. Anyways, if you have any suggestion for my teams, and colors, reply to me.
  19. Welcome to my first post. I'm gonna introduce to my new fictional baseball league called International Baseball Association There will be 40 teams, 4 division, only one winner Let's introduce our teams Southeast Division Biloxi Chips (refer to casino) Little Rock Diamond Dogs (refer to miners) New Orleans Crawdads Fort Lauderdale Oysters Lexington Mustangs (The Horse capital) Florida Barracudas North Carolina High Knicks (refer to stirrups baseball) Charleston Palmetto Bugs (refer to palmettos, and cockroaches) Chattanooga Blues Wheeling Tomahawks Southwest Division Colorado Springs Greenbacks Arizona Firebirds Austin Bats Texas Fire Ants Galveston Shorebirds Provo Saints Wichita Falls Railroaders San Antonio Cannons San Diego Tuna Las Vegas Glitters Northeast Division New Haven Jays Rhode Island Sailors (Rhode Island has nautical shipwrecks) Montgomery County Knights (Refer to Maryland Flags) Worcestor Shamrocks (Worcestor has the biggest St.Patrick Party) Scranton Shockers (Known for the Electric City of Pennsylvania) Trenton Generals British Columbia Ice Caps Rochester Green Sox Burlington Maples Maine Beacons Northwest - Midwest Division Vancouver Totems Chicago Pizza Hogs (Home of Chicago Styled Pizza) St.Paul Lakers Madison Motions Summit City Cardinals Omaha Scorpions Cincinatti Hot Spices Grand Rapid Highballers (capital of Beers) Corvallis Timberjacks Billings Grizzlies I'll design the teams, and the league logo very soon.. but i might need help. if you wanna help me work on my project, PM me on the messages.
  20. Well, I guess there's no better way to celebrate post #1600 than by launching my newest concept thread! Welcome to MLB: Project 32! After posting in my tweaks thread for about two years (where I'll keep posting little one-offs), I figured I should reorganize all of my concepts with new presentations, template tweaks (mostly altering sleeve and trouser displays), and other refinements. I will try to have regular updates, as long as my schedule allows it. Above are the preliminary colors for each team, along with new divisional alignments! There are no more Centrals, but rather two divisions of eight. The Astros and Diamondbacks have swapped spots (making the 1998 expansion an AL expansion, parallel to the 1993 NL expansion), while one team has been added to each league. The top two teams in each division make the playoffs (seeded 1-4 regardless of division) and the first round grows to seven games (because no Wild Card game and "death to small sample size randomness"). This series will feature two parts per team. One part will be the main concept, the one I'm most happy with presenting. The other will be an alternate take. These will explore past identities, shirk off brand equity, and present interesting fusions. I hope to you take you guys on a wild ride, so let's get started! TEAMS American League East Baltimore Orioles (Modern St. Louis Browns) Boston Red Sox (Forest Green + Red Sox) Carolina Pilots (Modern Seattle Pilots) Cleveland Indians (Cleveland Guardians) (Navy-Centric) (Guardians Update and Recolor) Detroit Tigers (Bengal-ized Tigers) New York Yankees (Dugout Script + Red Accent Yankees) Tampa Bay Stingrays (Tampa Bay Rays "of Light") Toronto Blue Jays (Salvaging the Black Jays) AL East Updates/AL West Teaser Dugout Jackets (Alternate Takes) American League West Anaheim Angels (Navy/Red Revival) Arizona Diamondbacks (Phoenix Snakes) (Snakes Update) Chicago White Sox (Greyscale goodness) Kansas City Royals (Royal Blue + Metallic Gold) (Minor Tweaks) Minnesota Twins (Forest Green + Light Blue and "Twin Cities") (New Road Alternate) Oakland Athletics (Oakland Oaks) Seattle Mariners (Royal/Yellow and Pt. I Update) (New Grey Base Color) Texas Rangers (Dallas Chaparrals) AL West Updates and NL East Teaser Dugout Jackets (Alternate Takes) National League East Atlanta Braves (Atlanta Firebirds) (Firebirds Update) Cincinnati Reds (Fancy Block, scripts, and black highlights) Miami Marlins (Updated) (Florida Flamingos) Montréal Expos (Updated) (Montréal Voyageurs) (White Pine Tweaks) New York Mets (Updated) (Black and Pink Windowpanes and Road Options) Philadelphia Phillies (Blue and Gold, a keystone, and William Penn) Pittsburgh Pirates (Updated) (Tuscan Font and Updated Pirate) Washington Nationals (Salvaging the Beveled Nats) NL East Updates and NL West Teaser Dugout Jackets (Alternate Takes) National League West Chicago Cubs (Gray Update) (1930's Modernization) Colorado Rockies (Updated) (Denver Zephyrs) Houston Astros (Updated) (1994-99 gradient) (Houston Railers) (Navy Nagareboshi) Los Angeles Dodgers (Los Angeles Angels) Milwaukee Brewers (Rescuing the Germanic Brewers) St. Louis Cardinals (Updated) (1956 Modernization) San Diego Padres (Surf's Up in Navy and Brown/Light Blue/Yellow) San Francisco Giants (San Francisco Seals) Dugout Jackets (Alternate Takes)
  21. Hey everyone, A few weeks ago in the MLB changes for 2019 thread, @NicDB suggested the Brewers wear their powder blue road throwbacks when they play AL opponents. That gave me the idea that it might be interesting if both the Brewers and Astros, the other team with a past life in a different league, wore special throwback uniforms for inter-league play. But rather than straight throwbacks, I thought it might be more fun if each team received a new home and road alt that paid tribute to their full history in their original league, incorporating elements from many different eras, even the less popular and more short-lived ones. And with that, I came up with some designs and I'm pretty happy with the results. Enjoy! BREWERS HOME: BREWERS ROAD: - The Brewers home set is a pullover design that uses a simplified version of the home script and numbers from their '94-96 look, and the BiG logo makes an appearance as a sleeve patch. - The home cap features a gold front panel and their '97-99 cap logo in royal blue. - The road set is powder blue and uses the team's 1990-93 script in yellow, as a nod to the team's '70-71 uniforms. - The road sleeve stripes are from their 1970 road set, a holdover from their Seattle Pilots days. ASTROS HOME: ASTROS ROAD: - The Astros home set is a pinstriped version of their orange-heavy '71-74 uniforms. The star on the cap and jersey design is from their '94-99 era look, and the number style on both sets comes from their 1975 uniforms. - The road set uses the dark cream color from their '83-93 road uniforms and a simplified version of their '01-12 "Houston" script. - I didn't want to go full tequila sunrise for either set, so I used a variation on the sleeve stripes from their '80-93 uniforms. C&C appreciated!
  22. https://mlbraleigh.com/ Thoughts? I really like the "R" logo.
  23. So with a knee surgery that takes a while to recover from, I have a lot of extra time on my hands. With that I decided to pick up my fictional baseball league, but this time hand drawing them. I used a template that I modified for consistent uniforms. The Nike uniforms will be kind of "out there" for some teams (i.e. Arizona Diamondbacks) while others will be more traditional (i.e. Detroit Tigers or New York Yankees). All the the teams will have 8 uniforms though, a home white, a road grey, 2 different colored jerseys to be worn at home and on the road, a pride uniform, a pro combat (meant to be very out there and modern), a throwback, and a bright colored batting practice uniform. With the explanation done, here is the first 4 uniforms for the first team, the Colorado 14ers. If anyone would like to see the branding sheet and/or the original jersey sketches just let me know! Feedback welcomed!
  24. As a Ranger fan, the current logo and uniform set leaves a lot to be desired. "Rangers" is nowhere to be found on any of the uniforms, the "TEXAS" lettering isn't unique and resembles the font used by the Angels, the primary T logo on our hats doesn't even match the T on the jersey...and on and on. These are obviously just my own opinions, so I wanted to create something to look at to put my mind at ease. (First time concept creator here) First change was the shade of red and blue. I wanted to match the exact shades from the Texas flag. The star in the circle will probably bring some "too much like the Astros" criticism, but I think Texas needs to claim this symbol. It is, after all, what the actual Texas Ranger law enforcement badge looks like... I took a lot of inspiration from the 1972 original logo (below). I never liked the "Rangers" lettering from it (thought the lowercase made it look too cartoony), but I did like the "TEXAS" font used. As a team representing the entire state, this font just screams Texas, and I think using something a little more generic (like our current uni's) is a missed opportunity. I also took the idea of the drop shadow from this logo. The vast majority of teams just use a simple outline, but the drop shadow is unique. The sleeve hat-on-baseball logo is obviously a colorized version of the below. Another unique bit of imagery I wanted to bring back...in the inaugural game, the team wore Stetsons on the field during the anthem for God's sake. Lastly, for the alternate I wanted to recreate the 1957 version of the Texas Ranger badge (below). By all accounts the actual Rangers didn't like the design of the badge, but visually it's great. Let me know what you guys think. Thanks!
  25. NDFreek

    Chicago Cubs

    For the past three weeks, I've been playing around with Inkscape. Thanks to LogosByNick on YouTube and @raysox helpful thread from a few years back, I got the basics of the program down I believe. It was frustrating a first, but after a few days I became more and more amazed with what a user can create on Inkscape. To get myself accustomed to everything, I downloaded a .svg file of a standard baseball uniform and just kept recreating the Cubs home uniform until I reached perfection. After this, I decided it was time to try my shot at designing a Cubs uniform. I found this easy for 2 reasons: 1.) I love the Chicago Cubs. 2.) Their uniform sets are almost perfection. With that being said, there are some tweaks I think can be made to the Cubs look. Namely their logo. Now the Cubs logo is easily one of the most recognizable in baseball, however it can easily be cleaned up. For starters, I think the Cubs might be the only team to enforce their trademark by putting a ® on all team issued apparel with the primary logo on it - including in game jerseys. The Cubs also use a different font on the -UBS part of their primary mark. By unifying their primary mark and wordmark with the same font, I think the logo looks much cleaner. Lastly, the walking cub logo is gone. I've always hated this logo compared to the (far superior IMO) Cub head update used from '94-'98, it continues the tradition of cub head logos and doesn't look as awkward. For the home set, not much has changed. Pretty much status quo. The away set takes heavy inspiration from the 1950s road set and the late 80's early 90's set. The Cubs wore these multiple times in 2014 honoring Ernie Banks, and I love the inclusion of red in the roads which is very much lacking on the current bland sets. For the alternate set, I looked to the 1984 road jerseys for inspiration. Since the walking Cub is gone, I moved the primary to the front of the jersey. I love the Cubs primary logo, and think it looks great on a blue jersey. My '84 road pullover is my favorite jersey I own, so I couldn't resist. I also brought back the red brim hats the Cubs wore on the road for a point in the mid 2000's. Lastly, I wanted to make a home sunday fauxback. Many teams around baseball do it, and a team with such a rich history like the Cubs should be no exception. I wanted the jersey to be different from the home jersey however, which meant now 'CUBS' logo on the chest or red C hats. I used the Cubs home scripts from the 30's and recolored them to a darker shade of blue on a cream jersey to go along with the Cubs and bat logo on the lids. Again, one of my favorite hats I own features that logo, so it may be a personal bias.