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  1. Recently I've been going back to some of my earliest hand-drawn baseball and "remastering" them in MS Paint. One interesting idea I had way back when was "reversed" MLB identities; essentially, taking (mostly) geographic rivals who share a city or state and swapping recognizable uniform designs with one another. See below: CUBS x 1983 WHITE SOX I felt the Cubs' identity lent itself well to the 1982-86 White Sox design with its use of blue and red. I used the block "CUBS" from their 2014 road alt for the jersey and a modified version of the "angry bear" logo for the cap. WHITE SOX x 1942 CUBS I always thought there was something really cool about the zippered 1942 Cubs home uniform, especially with its unusual vest/sleeve design. Turns out it also looks great in black and red for the White Sox. Thanks to @Carolingian Steamroller for suggesting I use the South Siders' 1930-31 jersey logo. C&C appreciated! I'll post more pairs of teams as I finish them.
  2. In a parallel universe, the United Baseball Association (UBA) began play in 1921 and is currently in the 2019 season. The UBA was established with 16 teams, but has since doubled to 32 teams split across two leagues, the Continental and Federal Leagues. Each league has four divisions, with four teams in each. Each division winner makes the playoffs for a total of eight playoff teams and they compete for the Maynard Trophy, which is named after a former commissioner. The last significant realignment/expansion came in the 1996-97 offseason. I’ve simulated out the league in OOTP 19 to build a history from which I will create concepts. Unless otherwise mentioned, all my locations and team names are set. I’ll slowly release the division alignments as I post team concepts. I personally like the classic, traditional feel that MLB logos and uniforms have. My goal has been to create concepts that would fit into the MLB looks-wise. To start off, each team will have four uniforms at most. At least one white home, one gray away, and then an alternate or two if I so choose. I may make some throwbacks at some point too, but I’m trying to avoid getting carried away and never completing this because I bit off more than I can chew. These are the first concepts I’ve posted here, though I’ve lurked here for awhile. I can’t afford the monthly cost for the Adobe package, so instead I pounced on a recent Affinity Designer sale and have been working on learning the program. I’ve seen several great concepts and series here, and I’ve been specifically inspired by dsaline97’s United States Baseball League, especially given how detailed the concepts and backstories were. I’m using rsaline’s amazing template for my concepts, so thank you for posting that for others to use. Anyways, now that I’ve made you read this far, here’s the league logo for the United Baseball Association, of which the influence of the MLB logo is clear. It's not terribly original. Points to you if you can guess who the pitcher is. I wanted something simple for the league logo, so that I could quickly move onto the actual teams. Perhaps I’ll revisit this later. The first team will be posted immediately after this, as we head to the Empire State for the first concept. Teams (in order of posting): New York Emperors (FL East) Indianapolis Unions (FL North) Denver Bison (CL North) Seattle Cascades (CL West) New Orleans Crescents (CL South) Jacksonville Tridents update (FL South) Philadelphia Penns (CL East) San Francisco Miners (CL West) Brooklyn Admirals (CL East) Sorted-- Continental League East: Philadelphia, Brooklyn North: Denver South: New Orleans West: Seattle, San Francisco, (Las Vegas) Federal League East: New York North: Indianapolis South: Jacksonville West:
  3. Hi everyone, Recently I've had the itch to go back and "remaster" a few of my earliest hand-drawn uniform designs, some of which were a humble attempt to continue the fantastic MLB Rivalry face-offs by @Discrim from a few years ago. In true Discrim fashion, some teams will have seemingly disparate home and road uniforms, usually tied together by matching logos and number styles. This was a fun exercise to get inside the unique, twisted mind of Discrim, and I hope I did him justice. First up are the Mariners vs. Padres, AKA the Vedder Cup. What is the Vedder Cup exactly? Well, you can read about it here. Whether or not this one qualifies as a true "rivalry" depends on who you ask. Regardless, I'm pretty happy with how these designs turned out. MARINERS: The Mariners' home set is inspired by the Seattle Steelheads Negro Leagues team, while the away set combines Seattle's powder blue roads from the '70s and '80s with the M's Turn Ahead the Clock unis. PADRES: My original hand-drawn Vedder Cup designs from 2016 had the Padres in navy pins at home. Now that the Padres have since gone back to pins in real life, I took a different approach for my update, combining various elements of San Diego's PCL uniforms while keeping that 2016 navy and gold color scheme. For the road, remember that Ray Kroc, who founded McDonald's, owned the Friars from 1974 until his death in 1984. In the late '70s, McDonald's employee uniforms were brown (well, really more of a reddish color, but stay with me on this) and gold. Therefore, we get a Padres x late 1970s McDonald's uniform. (I suppose that would make the Swinging Friar a Swinging Fryer ). C&C appreciated! Here's a peek at the other rivalry sets I have planned: Battle of the Border: Cubs vs. Brewers Leyland Cup: Tigers vs. Pirates Stocking Series: White Sox vs. Red Sox Gillick Showdown: Blue Jays vs. Phillies
  4. 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.)
  5. Hi everyone, For my latest project, I wanted to do address the overabundance of blue & red teams across Major League Baseball. For inspiration, I figured I'd look at the colors of other local teams to create some regional visual unity, similar to the way that all Pittsburgh teams use black and gold. Note that some teams will be using throwback colors of local teams, such as the first team below. We start today with the Texas Rangers in the San Antonio Spurs' fiesta colors. Thanks to @Victormrey for the suggestion! RANGERS HOME RANGERS ROAD RANGERS HOME ALT 1 RANGERS HOME ALT 2 RANGERS HOME ALT 3 RANGERS ROAD ALT C&C appreciated! Another team will be up soon.
  6. While I'm pretty happy with how the Cubs City Connect uniforms turned out given how poorly the initial jersey leak was received, I still think it would have been interesting had the team gone with a solid green design to mimic the famous ivy on Wrigley's outfield walls. Let me know what you think!
  7. Inspired by @Victormrey's excellent New York Reds design and Todd Radom's recent podcast discussion about the Cardinals' failed move to Detroit in the 1930s, I decided to take a stab at imagining what the Redbirds would look like had they successfully migrated north. First, the road wordmark: CARDINALS HOME: CARDINALS ROAD: CARDINALS THROWBACK: A few notes: - I used the Red Wings' red, HEX #CE1126 - The biggest change is obviously the road wordmark, which replaces "Cardinals" with the "Detroit" script from the Tigers' road uniform. - While essentially the Cardinals unis, a few Tigers flourishes include fancy belt loops, headspoon piping and Detroit style block numbers. - Sleeve numbers replace front numbers a la the Tigers' late '60s road jerseys - The road set has a bluish tint to evoke the Cardinals' 1976-84 road powder blues - The throwback set is a recolored version of the Tigers' 1972-84 road uniforms C&C appreciated!
  8. After listening to Todd Radom's "Phantom Franchise" section of the ESPN Baseball Tonight podcast from May 4th, I tried to depict how the New York Reds' uniform set would look like nowadays. For the main home and road designs I decided to keep the pinstripes + sleeveless jerseys combo, possibly the Reds' most iconic look, using black pins for the road uni: While both alts feature regular jerseys with placket and sleeve piping: I decided to keep Mets' monogram and current road wordmark, since I think they create a cohesive look with the Reds' style. As for the sleeve patch, I edited the 1999-06 Mr. Redlegs logo version to match the home uniform. Regarding the numbers, I went for a font which looks similar to Mets road wordmark. Huge thanks to @coco1997, @Carolingian Steamroller, and @Paul Lucas for helping me out throught the whole creative process! As usual, feedback is more than welcome!
  9. 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.
  10. Inspired by @Carolingian Steamroller's excellent Negro League Teams in the Modern Day thread, I decided to reimagine the eight teams of the Players' League of 1890 for 2022. Most of the teams will have very obvious visual inspirations from current day MLB teams, which I'll explain in my descriptions below. The first team is the Brooklyn Ward's Wonders: WONDERS HOME: WONDERS ROAD: WONDERS ALT: Visual inspiration: Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets The Wonders were conceived as the visual love child of the Dodgers and Mets. I reworked the "Dodgers" script and used a great baseball-y font called "Retrofunk" to create the "Wonders" script. The stars on the jersey were inspired by the Dodgers' 1992 Hollywood Stars uniforms, and the arched Tuscan style "Brooklyn" on the road is akin to the Mets' road "New York" lettering. The T-bars on the sleeves are a nod to the Dodgers' Brooklyn days. C&C appreciated! I'll have another team up soon.
  11. Last week the Astros' AAA affiliate unveiled their new identity, the Sugar Land Space Cowboys. Although the new branding was met with mix reactions, a few things about it appealed to me: the addition of teal to the Astros' navy and orange colorway, nebula-like sleeve and side gradients (a clear nod to the Astros' tequila sunrise uniforms), and going all-in on space imagery, which includes a rocket ship logo and starfield within the scripts and numbers. Despite boasting a space-themed identity themselves, I've long felt the Astros' current look is too traditional and, dare I say it, bland. With that in mind, I thought it would be fun to redesign the Astros using the Space Cowboys identity as inspiration. To start, I made the cap logo a modified version of the Astros' 1975 prototype logo: Up next are the uniforms. ASTROS x SPACE COWBOYS HOME: ASTROS x SPACE COWBOYS ROAD: ASTROS x SPACE COWBOYS ALT 1: ASTROS x SPACE COWBOYS ALT 2: For the unis, I tried to adhere closely to Sugar Land's uniforms while adding an orange secondary alt. I used the 1970s-80s "Astros" wordmark and created a matching "Houston" one for the road jersey. I also applied the gradient design to the socks. C&C appreciated!
  12. For my next series, I was inspired by the NBA's new Mixtape uniform program which sees each team getting a new alternate that combines logos, colors and unique design elements from throughout their uniform history. I'll go division by division, starting with the AL West! LOS ANGELES ANGELS of ANAHEIM: The Angels design is a play on the Disney era Angels while adopting the logos and numbers of the '72-92 uniforms. HOUSTON ASTROS The Astros design combines the scripts and logos from Houston's 1980-93 uniforms with the 2000-12 team's pinstripes and black base and utilizes a new tequila sunrise-style trim. SEATTLE MARINERS: The M's set is based on the team's infamous Turn Ahead the Clock uniforms from 1998 while using logos and scripts from 1981-86. OAKLAND ATHLETICS: I thought it might be fun to bring back the monochrome A's unis from the early '70s but paint them black. TEXAS RANGERS: This one adopts the 1970s's Rangers colors and logo into a vest style design a la the 2004-08 team. (Fun fact, the Rangers actually wore a powder blue top with white pants for one game in 1975.) C&C appreciated! A National League division will be up next.
  13. Last year, the Athletics released a style guide meant to be applied to their online content: from player pictures to advertising. This guide features quite an unique colour scheme and set of textures which I think could create the most distinctive identity in the whole Majors. I have used the featured gradient and 3D wordmarks/logos as key elements, creating a new piping style for the sleeves using the wavy texture as inspiration. When it comes to colours, I have gone for the “Vintage White” shade for the home uniform, trying to create a custom grey-ish shade of green for the road design, inspired by the powder blue uniforms from the 70’s and the 80’s. The alternate jerseys feature the “Vibrant Green” and the “A’s Green” colours. Also, I added the sunglasses elephant (with some gradients) as sleeve patch, and a #22 based on the font featured on the project. What do you think about the concept? Any feedback or idea is more than welcome!
  14. I thought it would be fun to try the new Cleveland Guardians identity out in the colors of the Cleveland Guardians roller derby team that is currently suing them. GUARDIANS HOME: GUARDIANS ROAD: GUARDIANS HOME ALT: GUARDIANS HOME/ROAD ALT:
  15. Here are a couple logo ideas for the rebrand of the Cleveland Indians. I went with the two most common names I've seen thrown around on social media since the announcement and tried to come up with simple but bold logo options. Please let me know any feedback on these ideas and if you feel like the logomarks and color schemes are working. Guardians: I liked the idea of referencing the design of the helmet on the "guardian" statue from this bridge in Cleveland and applying it to the "C". I wanted the overall form to feel fast and sharp. I think the one thing that could be tricky with an asymmetrical form like this is how to center it on the cap, but in general I'm happy with the concept. I used the "wine & gold" color scheme to align to the Cavaliers (I personally like when cities align the color palettes of their sports teams). Spiders: After I started sketching ideas for this logo I realized that a spider is a much tougher form to work with than I originally thought. Here are some of the other iterations I explored: I ended up using a concept that I think works well but that feels like a pretty obvious solution (I literally logged on to start this post and saw someone else with a Cleveland Spiders design that is essentially the exact same concept). Maybe I will keep riffing and try to come up with a more original solution to this. I really like the idea of incorporating the form of spider legs within the C letter form as a way of hinting at a spider without being too literal. Here are some half-baked sketches of what I am referring to. Anyway, here is where I'm at with it currently. I used the dark charcoal gray and red color scheme similar to the old Cleveland Spiders branding. Let me know if you guys have any feedback. Thanks!
  16. Happy Holidays everyone! I'm thankful for the support on my NFL Redesign, and I'm starting a new project. This will be a thread of redesigns for many HBCU's (Historically Black Colleges and Universities). This will be composed of football, basketball, and baseball, which is something I'm trying out for the first time. This is similar to @colinturner95's wonderful concept. The first team for this redesign is the Jackson State Tigers from the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC). I have plenty of friends and family that went here, but no one knows why JSU uses red as an accent color (official colors are navy and white). Either way, the color is included in this concept for every sport. Football Basketball Home Basketball Away Basketball Alternate Baseball Home Baseball Away Baseball Alternate 1 Baseball Alternate 2
  17. 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.
  18. Like so many others, COVID quarantine gave me the opportunity to discover and fall in love with Jelle's Marble Runs. It may be a bit silly, it may sound bizarre to first-timers, and if you're a die-hard fan it may have a healthy dose of WWE-style kayfabe (though none of the scripted results!) and fantasy world-building, but it's incredibly wholesome and it sure is entertaining, and based on the number of fans, I'm not the only one who thinks so. And especially since they adopted new logos by Tim Ritz about a year ago, the look of the channel and its videos have only gotten more and more professional. With the 2020 edition of the Marble League underway, it seemed like the perfect time to take this new fandom and combine it with the hobby of uniform design. Ice hockey's always been my "thing," so that's where I'm starting, but depending on my free time I may use this as an opportunity to branch out and design uniforms for some other sports. All 28 teams' logos are somewhat similar, for better or worse, in that they're all roundel style, but there is still a lot of stylistic variation between them all. I've taken the liberty of separating out a few of the elements that comprise the primary logos and turning them into secondary logos, and I've made recolored versions of most of the wordmarks, just to make them work on both light and dark backgrounds for helmet stickers. Here's a quick visual rundown (not my own image; credits are at the bottom) of the current teams competing: Quick links to teams' concepts: Hockey: Balls of Chaos Bumblebees (revisions) Chocolatiers Crazy Cat's Eyes Team Galactic (revisions) Green Ducks Hazers Hornets Indigo Stars Jawbreakers Jungle Jumpers Kobalts Limers Mellow Yellow Midnight Wisps (revision) Minty Maniacs Team Momo Oceanics O'rangers Pinkies (revision) Team Primary Raspberry Racers (revision) Rojo Rollers Savage Speeders Shining Swarm Snowballs Thunderbolts Turtle Sliders Gliding Glaciers (retired) Baseball: Bumblebees Minty Maniacs In no particular order, I'm kicking off my concepts with the Midnight Wisps. They debuted in 2017, the second year of competition, and have a bold color scheme that was a lot of fun to work with. C&C is always appreciated, and we'll see how long it takes me to work my way through the league!
  19. After I posted last week about the St. Louis Browns and their design overhaul in the late 1930's, this was the inevitable outcome. It all started by trying to recreate the diamond "B" design in that 1937 photo. That gradually turned into what the team would have looked like if they had stayed in St. Louis a little longer. I wanted to stick with a more traditional feel, so the early 60's made sense. After the diamond badge was done, I settled on the wordmark. The font gives it a sort of light-hearted feel without the impish elf. The dramatic drop shadow is meant to evoke the Browns' look from the early 40's (and in my humble opinion the best colored headspoon of all time). Some teams use birds on a bat. Others have white cleats. In my mind, that multi-colored button placket is the franchise's signature element. It made sense to me it would be retained to some degree through the generations. The monogram on the chest of the road jersey is a subtle shout-out to my hometown Giants' road jerseys of the 80's. And then there's the hats. The home version is a nod to the team's caps of the late 30's with the seam piping. The road cap is a more direct connection to one of the team's final caps before they flew to Baltimore. All in all, some modernized touches to the Browns' identity. As always, comments and critiques are appreciated. Thanks for taking a glance. Browns References
  20. Hello to all. I've been away from the boards for another year or so but I'm (maybe) back! We all know the Cleveland Indians are pulling a Washington and dropping their name to move away from any offensive brand material. I got bored between exams and decided to step into Illustrator and try some things out. I'll keep the explanations brief because I'm aware most of you want to see concepts - rather than read a short novel. I've always loved the Indians "C" logo and I really want them to keep it for the future. It's simple and clean. I also love their colours. I know red and blue is a bit overused, but I don't see a viable reason to change them at this point in time. (unless someone can point me in the direction of a better combo) My idea... I'm sure most of you are aware of the Cleveland Spiders. Established in 1887, they are one of Cleveland's first professional baseball teams. The team went through several name changes and rebrands, eventually becoming the Indians we all know and "love" today. FYI, they became the Indians to honour one of their first Native American players - Louis Sockalexis. I'd like to believe this is the truth, but the claim is consistently disputed. There are a number of really good Spider concepts so for the sake of being different, I went with an alternate option. I don't actually have a set name in mind, but I'm hoping one of you guys can suggest one. The name I'll be using for now is the Citizens. I know it's not the best nickname but I've heard it thrown around and figured I'd try and do it justice. My concept isn't crazy or groundbreaking but I'm hoping this is a start of a real project. PRIMARY LOGO WORDMARKS ROUNDEL CONCEPT Now here's where it gets a little weirder... Cleveland is the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I figured they could be the first MLB team (in 2020) to embrace a music-centric brand. My rough idea was an electric guitar extending into a baseball bat. I'm not really sure where to go from here or how to use the mark, so I'd love some feedback! That's all I have at the moment. I'm working on some potential uniforms so stay tuned for that in the next couple days! I'd love any feedback and comments, little or big! Everything constructive helps! T
  21. Figured with the news of the Cleveland Indians changing their name, it'd be fun to get in on the Cleveland Baseball Club rebrand trend. The name I've been liking the most for them from what I've heard so far is the Cleveland Spiders, so here is my take on it! I wanted it to still feel like a team with tradition so I kept to some classic fonts, with a bit of extra flair on them to try and really own the Spiders moniker. I've seen some excellent concepts on the boards already and wanted to not be too close to them. I thought the spiderwebs under the script would be a fun switch from the swooshing line typically underneath while serving a similar visual purpose. Putting the baseball seams inside the spider helped give it a little more character and connect it to the sport while also setting it apart a bit. In the main logo along with filling the center of the C with the spider, I flattened the edge in front of the spider's face so that the negative space inside the letter would take the shape of home plate.
  22. ACC Atlantic: Boston College | Clemson | Florida State | Louisville | NC State | Syracuse | Wake Forest Coastal: Duke | Georgia Tech | Miami | North Carolina | Pittsburgh | Virginia | Virginia Tech American East: Cincinnati | UConn* | East Carolina | Temple | UCF | USF West: Houston | Memphis | Navy | SMU | Tulane | Tulsa Big Ten East: Indiana | Maryland | Michigan | Michigan State | Ohio State | Penn State | Rutgers West: Illinois | Iowa | Minnesota | Nebraska | Northwestern | Purdue | Wisconsin Big XII Baylor | Iowa State | Kansas | Kansas State | Oklahoma Oklahoma State | Texas | TCU | Texas Tech | West Virginia C-USA East: Charlotte | FAU | FIU | Marshall | Middle Tennessee | Old Dominion | WKU West: Louisiana Tech | North Texas | Rice | Southern Miss | UAB | UTEP | UTSA Division 1 Independents Army | BYU | New Mexico State | Notre Dame | UMass | Idaho* | Liberty (2019) MAC East: Akron | Bowling Green | Buffalo | Kent State | Miami (OH) | Ohio West: Ball State | Central Michigan | Eastern Michigan | NIU | Toledo | Western Michigan Mountain West Mountain: Air Force | Boise State | Colorado State | New Mexico | Utah State | Wyoming West: Fresno State | Hawai'i | Nevada | San Diego State | San Jose State | UNLV Pac 12 North: Cal | Oregon | Oregon State | Stanford | Washington | Washington State South: Arizona | Arizona State | Colorado | UCLA | USC | Utah SEC East: Florida | Georgia | Kentucky | Mizzou | South Carolina | Tennessee | Vanderbilt 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 The Epilogue Pitt 2.0 | Baylor 2.0 | West Virginia 2.0 | Michigan State Neon | Ole Miss 2.0 + 3.0 | Mizzou Classic | NDSU Bison | NNU Nighthawks | Oregon - Expanded 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.
  23. With the former Washington (Washington Football Team) now being Washington Football Team and the soon to be former Cleveland Indians looking to change their nickname, many people have began to look over at the Braves, waiting to see what their next move will be. The team has previously stated they don't have any plans to change the team name. Instead, they have began to strengthen their relationship with the local Native American community, specifically the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. As a Braves fan myself, I would like to see some sort of week or weekend of recognition during the last home stand closest to Indigenous People's Day. Back in July, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians gifted Hank Aaron with a jersey that had his name in Cherokee Syllabary. This gave me the idea to "create" (more so modify) the Atlanta Braves home jerseys so that they pay tribute to the Cherokee and all Native Americans as a way to bring awareness to their endangered language. Primary Home White: Replacing "Braves" on the front is the Cherokee word "ᏧᎵᏨᏯᏍᏗ" which according to the English-Cherokee dictionary means brave or courageous. On the left sleeve is the flag of the Cherokee Nation. On the back is Henry Aaron's name in Syllabary as seen on a jersey given to him by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Alternate Home Red: "Braves" is again replaced on the front by the Cherokee word "ᏧᎵᏨᏯᏍᏗ". On the left sleeve is the flag of the Cherokee Nation. "Aaron", in Syllabary, is again on the back. Alternate Home Cream: "ᏧᎵᏨᏯᏍᏗ" replacing "Braves" on the front without the tomahawk. On the left sleeve is the flag of the Cherokee Nation and on the right sleeve is the Braves secondary logo/crest. "Aaron", in Syllabary, is again on the back. Home Cap and Batting Helmet: I wasn't exactly able to find the translation for Atlanta in Syllabary so I used the first symbol in "ᏧᎵᏨᏯᏍᏗ" for the cap. I would love to know what everyone thinks. Is there anything i got wrong? Some suggestions? All is welcome
  24. Hi again, everybody. After a summer break from sports designs, I have had an idea that I would like to develop little by little with your help, if that's okay with you. What would UEFA Champions League teams look like if their fans organized a minor league baseball? My intention is to take the twenty teams that have played in the UCL final since 1993 (first final in the Champions League format) and create a concept with each one according to the nickname of their fans. Not all teams have a nickname so I have had to invent some of them. And for others I still don't have a name. These are the teams chosen in alphabetical order and his nicknames (in parentheses the years they played final and in bold when they were champions): Ajax (1995,1996) De Godenzonen. Arsenal (2006) The Gunners. Atlético de Madrid (2014, 2016) Los Colchoneros. Barcelona (1994, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2015) Los Culés. Bayer Leverkusen (2002) ¿? Bayern München (1999, 2001, 2012, 2013, 2020) Die Roten. Borussia Dortmund (1997, 2013) Die Bienen. Chelsea (2008, 2012) The Blue Lions. Inter Milan (2010) Le Biscioni. Juventus (1996, 1997, 1998, 2003, 2015, 2017) Le Zebre. Liverpool (2005, 2007, 2018, 2019): The Livebirds. Manchester United (1999, 2008, 2009, 2011) The Red Devils. Milan (1993, 1994, 1995, 2003, 2005, 2007) ¿? Monaco (2004) ¿? Olympique Marseille (1993) ¿? Paris Saint-Germain (2020) ¿? Porto (2004) Os Dragóes. Real Madrid (1998, 2000, 2002, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018) Los Merengues. Tottenham (2019): The Spurs. Valencia (2000, 2001) Los Murciélagos. I want to make several clarifications: The nickname of Chelsea fans is The Blues and Liverpool fans are The Reds. I have modified it for this occasion because it seemed convenient to me. The Borussia Dortmund fans' nickname is Die Schwarzgelben (the black-yellows) and I thought it was also convenient to call them Die Bienen (the bees) because it made my job easier. I have only kept the nickname of the Bayern fans, Die Roten (the reds) because I had a very specific idea. I accept suggestions for the missing nicknames. Constructive comments and criticism are welcome. Thank you very much!
  25. Miller Brewing Company's sponsorship contract with the Milwaukee Brewers' ballpark comes to an end this year. American Family Insurance has bought the naming rights in a 15 year deal which will result in the stadium changing names from Miller Park to American Family Field. The logo for the renamed stadium was released today. I know Miller was technically a corporate sponsorship name, but it just felt so very right and natural like it could have been the permanent name of the facility. American Family Field joins the list of insurance companies i had no clue existed that are now sponsoring baseball stadiums. As far as the new logo, I actually like it for having shoved the American Family logo in there. My biggest gripe is the difference in font between the corporate name and the word field.
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