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The font Tennessee's been using is Crayfish AS Bold, seen here: https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/astype/crayfish-as/

 

It's a weird customized bastardization of Berthold City, and has some very ugly characters.

 

If you look closely at some of the wallpapers on that site, you can see a fretwork pattern in some of the letters. Maybe this is a sign of something to come?

 

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On 1/4/2017 at 11:50 AM, Bucfan56 said:

More red, less shoulder yoke, please. 

 

Opposite of all of this.  Less red.  We dont need more blue and red teams in major sports.  Also, the shoulder yoke is unique in the NFL to the Titans and it doesn't look like a yit show like whatever Cincinnati has going on.

 

Just fix the pants and helmet stripes to have some sort of consistency.  

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10 hours ago, GFB said:

I guess this is an unpopular opinion, but I like the Greek Fire shield much more than the T-sword.  The T-sword has a messed-up perspective. Either sword is SUPER short OR it's a HUGE SWORD that's flying right at the viewer with a little tiny shield that happens to be a perfectly parallel (yet still in front in front of the giant flying sword?).

 

And if the second perspective is the accepted view, then the outline should be thickest at the bottom of the logo because that is the part that is closest to the viewer. But nope, of course that's the thinnest part of the outline and results in this really stupid optical illusion.

 

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Anyone else see what I mean?

 

Damn you! I never noticed that before and now you've ruined it for me. You're 100% right. 

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10 hours ago, GFB said:

I guess this is an unpopular opinion, but I like the Greek Fire shield much more than the T-sword.  The T-sword has a messed-up perspective. Either sword is SUPER short OR it's a HUGE SWORD that's flying right at the viewer with a little tiny shield that happens to be a perfectly parallel (yet still in front in front of the giant flying sword?).

 

And if the second perspective is the accepted view, then the outline should be thickest at the bottom of the logo because that is the part that is closest to the viewer. But nope, of course that's the thinnest part of the outline and results in this really stupid optical illusion.

 

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Anyone else see what I mean?

 

Well, :censored: .  Guess I'll never un-see that.  

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I'd always thought the T-sword was supposed to be more like a dagger or claymore, so I always thought the size was right. However, I'm just noticing now thanks to GFB's very good insight that it can't (or shouldn't) be that because the perspective shading on the hilt appears to indicate it's bigger and indeed "flying at you". The shading wouldn't be that angled and thick if it were a claymore or dagger lining up vertically.

 

T-sword is ruined!!

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ive always felt like it resembled a claymore much more than a gladius or xiphos, which sort of defeats the purpose of the imagery...

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I've always liked the T sword precisely because it's a little wonky, but the screwed up perspective is precisely why I've always felt it shouldn't be the helmet logo. As strange as the flaming shield is, it kinda works perfectly on the helmet.  

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Unpopular opinion, but i love the shoulder yoke and the flaming logo on the helmet. That logo really resonates with the culture of the south. it adds a southern biker-esque look to the brand, in a subtle smart way. Also the use of their white helmet is very clean with the darker jerseys. Though a bit dated those numbers are so iconic and scream titans, I'd love to see something with a similar character but more modernized. The look of the titans is pretty much iconic, for a fairly new franchise and I hope they get it right on this update.

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I've always thought the sword logo's perspective/proportions looked off so I'm glad I wasn't the only one who noticed it.  The flaming helmet logo should stay unless they can come up with a better sword logo.

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Other than the light blue (and smidge of red), I don't see the Titans taking design cues from their Oilers days. That look means more to Houston, and their time in Tennessee as the Oilers wasn't exactly legendary. Heck, they spent a year of their Tennessee Oilers transition as an unloved team in Memphis, Nashville's rival.

 

(Please don't @ me with suggestions the Texans take back the Oilers name and rebrand. Not happening, nor should it.)

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i really like that, jtrain.

 

my critiques as a current-titan, former-oiler fan:

 

the striping pattern is beautiful. i'd recommend a few slight tweeks though. i'd move the navy outline to touching the middle columbia blue outline, rather than touching the red. so it goes red/white/navy/columbia/navy/white/red... maybe thicken up the red outline, too.

 

with the numbers, i'd pick either navy or red, whichever you think looks best, and go with single outlines... i'd probably go navy, but i wouldn't complain if you went red, as a more direct oilers homage.

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I think this thread has shown one of my problems with almost all of the Titans redesigns on these boards, namely that people try to turn them into the Oilers. The consistent stripe pattern, prominence of red, and downplaying of navy (which are all present in concepts that we praise more than ones that either tweak the Titans slightly or take them in a new direction) are all symbols of our desire to recreate the departed Houston team. Think of it like the scene in the post-malaise Simpsons episode "I'm Going to Praiseland" where Ned Flanders cuts his new girlfriend's hair to resemble Maude's hairstyle (which in itself was a reference to Vertigo). We want to recreate a defunct identity by updating it for a modern team, even as said team tries to look away from this distant past. 

 

What I hope the Titans do is some simple clean-up on their current uniforms. Even out the patterns of the yokes and pants stripes, so they're consistent, emphasize the Columbia Blue/Navy Blue in the color scheme (with red still a secondary accent color), and give the logos a little tweak. Their tweaks shouldn't be drastic, and they shouldn't try to play Oilers dress-up.

Edited by SFGiants58
Whoops, I should proofread a little a more closely.

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SFGiants is right on the money, IMO.

I think simpler is definitely better when it comes to designing the titans. They have a fairly complex helmet logo and I think a complex, traditional striping pattern like the oilers' on the helmet, sleeves, and pants would compete and clash with the curves and flow of the helmet and just would not look right no matter how much they reminded us of the Oilers

 

Im in the camp that loves the uniqueness of the yokes in the NFL and I'd love to see them stay but maybe with some contracting trim and/or come to a point on the sleeves. I also think a stripeless helmet would be the way to go. I'd prefer it be baby blue but white's okay and I'd like to see the striping on the pants mesh better with whatever the yoke design is. As for the number font, I could take it or leave it. 

 

What at the titans wear now is not awful by any stretch, but definitely needs some streamlining and cohesiveness.

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7 hours ago, SFGiants58 said:

I think this thread has shown one of my problems with almost all of the Titans redesigns on these boards, namely that people try to turn them into the Oilers. The consistent stripe pattern, prominence of red, and downplaying of navy (which are all present in concepts that we praise more than ones either tweak the Titans slightly or take them in a new direction) are all symbols of our desire to recreate the departed Houston team. Think of it like the scene in the post-malaise Simpsons episode "I'm Going to Praiseland" where Ned Flanders cuts his new girlfriend's hair to resemble Maude's hairstyle (which in itself was a reference to Vertigo). We want to recreate a defunct identity by updating it for a modern team, even as said team tries to look away from this distant past. 

 

What I hope the Oilers do is some simple clean-up on their current uniforms. Even out the patterns of the yokes and pants stripes, so they're consistent, emphasize the Columbia Blue/Navy Blue in the color scheme (with red still a secondary accent color), and give the logos a little tweak. Their tweaks shouldn't be drastic, and they shouldn't try to play Oilers dress-up.

 

Do you realize you spent the majority of your post pointing out that others are attempting to turn the Titans into the Oilers, and then in your final paragraph you yourself refer to them as the Oilers?

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16 minutes ago, oldschoolvikings said:

 

Do you realize you spent the majority of your post pointing out that others are attempting to turn the Titans into the Oilers, and then in your final paragraph you yourself refer to them as the Oilers?

 
 

 

Whoopsy-doodle. This is why you should always proofread.

 

I'm lukewarm towards the old Oilers identity (which probably would have been chipped away and replaced with some PYPS garbage by now), but it had a lasting impact on all of the various concept artists here. The fact that we try to have the Titans play Oilers dress-up, or accidentally refer to the Titans as the Oilers as I did, is a nice reminder of how much power that old Oilers identity still holds court here.

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Not feeling any of these concepts. Especially cause I know they won't be anything close to what Nike is likely planning. Hopefully more Vikings, less Bucs. 

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2 hours ago, SFGiants58 said:

 

I'm lukewarm towards the old Oilers identity (which probably would have been chipped away and replaced with some PYPS garbage by now), 

 

That's exactly what already happened. The 'Y' stands for 'Yolks.'

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"Yolks"?

 

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Or did you mean the shoulder yoke? :P

 

Sorry, pet peeve of mine. 

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I love the oiler blue primary looks, but the owners switched back to navy evidently because they prefer it... I doubt the new look will go back to an oiler blue primary.  I would love a light blue helmet though - and elimination of shoulder yokes.  I would minimize red.  A bit more of a UNC look would be welcome to me.   

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