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The 1972 Project: Wake Forest Demon Deacons

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16 hours ago, anonymous. said:

Very topical(mod edit)

 

In all seriousness these are great uniforms. I like the return of stripes on the football helmets, and that white hockey sweater is just a thing of beauty. But I feel like the vertical stripes on the collar of the football and hockey uniforms are a bit tacky, and that the Fighting Illini on the white basketball jersey doesn't need to come back.

 

2 hours ago, WSU151 said:

Those Illinois hockey jerseys are really good. The diagonal marks look great. 

 

Football helmets look better with the stripes...but I grew up in the 80s/90s so Illinois will always look better with a white facemask (oh geez facemasks huh). And Illinois looked better in regular glossy helmets than satin/matte, IMO.

 

Maybe make the football numbers one color (like in the past) but keep the stripes? I dunno.

 

All in all, what you have there is far better than the disastrous set the Illini currently wear. 

 

Little bit to unpack here. I wasn't conflicted about the orange helmets. After looking at IRL photos, the matte orange looks bad. So that does get changed to glossy orange. The facemask going white wasn't something I expected to like, but after changing it, I think it looks cohesive and better than navy. The navy helmet by contrast is much younger to Illinois, and I personally think it looks better matte so it remains unchanged. I removed the victory stripes from the collars of all sports that had them, and changed the collars on the navy football/hockey jerseys to orange. I also left the numbers outlined on football. While the color arrangement isn't the same, it helps match the helmet logos IMO. 

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Love the Illinois set. It’s pretty great and would be an instant upgrade. 
 

For football, I’d love to see one-color numbers and maybe an underlined ILLINOIS in the modern font on the helmet. 
 

The look would be reminiscent of this: spacer.png

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I guess there's been enough interest in seeing one color numbers so I gave it a shot: 

 

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Left the outlines on the alternate, the white numbers looked off without the outlines. 

12 hours ago, BJ Sands said:

Love the Illinois set. It’s pretty great and would be an instant upgrade. 
 

For football, I’d love to see one-color numbers and maybe an underlined ILLINOIS in the modern font on the helmet. 
 

The look would be reminiscent of this: 

 

As for the ILLINOIS helmet, I tried it as shown and I don't like it. The old font they used was more upright so it filled the space better, but the new font is shorter and the italics are more pronounced so it looks smaller on the helmet shell and can't get much bigger without going over vents. 

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Really an excellent concept. And the whole idea and execution of this thread has been admirable. 

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One minor tweak. 

 

I would switch the number color on the white jersey to orange with navy outline. 

 

Doing so would create a template in which the numbers follow the same pattern as the sleeve stripes. The numbers would the color of the inner stripe with the outer stripes lending their tone to the outlining. The block "I" is always the reverse of that pattern. 

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Football - Can you name a team with a more dubious uniform history? Remember those half colored pants?  They've finally rounded out into a decent look under Adidas. I was inspired by these alternates and wanted to modernize them a little bit. The helmets are black and yellow. Both with an appropriately colored helmet stripe for the shell. Jerseys have a pointed Colts style stripe and the white and yellow jerseys have a shoulder yoke style thing going on. Southern Miss wordmark on the chest. Kept the same number font. Pants have the same stripe as the helmet. 

 

Hockey - Southern Miss has no hockey history to build off of, so these have little to no inspiration outside of the football idea. The double stripe has the pointy front and finishes as a normal stripe on the back. Newish Golden Eagle logo on the chest, numbers up on the shoulders. Double stripe on the hem with no funky cuts. Hem stripes on the away and alternate follow a similar color pattern to the shoulders on the football uniforms. Pants have the double stripe down the side. Socks match the hems of their respective jerseys.

 

Baseball - A lot of the same becomes present here. Hats/helmets have a USM monogram on the front. Jerseys have the double stripe on the sleeves, white and gold have contrasting colored sleeves. Golden Eagles wordmark on the home, Southern Miss on the road, USM on the alternate. Pants have the same stripe as the white football pants. Socks have stripes similar to the hockey socks. 

 

Basketball - On the hardwood, jersey yoke very similar to football, down to the stripes and everything. Stacked wordmark - number - rest of wordmark on the home and away jerseys. Shorts have the similar treatment to them as the hockey hems do. Colored waistband with USM on the front. 

 

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Southern Miss looks great, I really like the white hockey and yellow football jerseys.

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So uh, fun fact, 2 years and 2 days ago I was discharged from the hospital from a spontaneous collapsed lung that by and large ended my hockey career. Well 2 years to the date of being discharged, I was admitted to the same hospital for appendicitis. So fun times to be me. 

 

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If you had envisioned that something crazy would happen to Penn State, you're in the wrong thread. A model of consistency with no legitimate reason to change. Even though the Generations of Greatness football uniforms gave me second thoughts about maybe a change could work, ultimately it stayed on as simply an alternate. 

 

Football - Like I said, the only thing that gave me pause on possibly changing uniforms was the GoG unis. But that didn't really come to pass. Helmets remain unchanged, with one exception, the wordmark on the back bumper is now the same wordmark used by baseball and lacrosse. On the jerseys, the biggest change is the return of the off-colored jersey cuffs. I thought about bringing back the collar color as well, but I actually think that this looks better. Nittany Lion logo on the base of the collar. Pants have the stripe restored as well. White socks, black shoes. Generations of Greatness uniforms stay on, with the full collar and cuff colors. Numbers on the helmets, white shoes. If Penn State is gonna have an alternate, this is about as far as I imagine it will ever go. 

 

Hockey - Hockey, while not carrying the same longevity as a sport as football, has built a similar look to football with zero reason to really change. Nittany Lion logo on the chest on the home and away, single color stripes on the sleeves and hem. Socks have the same stripe, pants have the same stripe down the side, with the Nittany Lion logo on the front. Helmets match the football helmets, with a stripe down the middle. I even kept the contrasting nameplates. I don't know why, I just like it a lot. Alternate is grey, since there aren't really Generations of Greatness to build off of, but the new IRL alternate uses a diagonal wordmark, this one does as well. 

 

Baseball - Baseball doesn't really change a whole lot from real life. Hats/helmets have two options, all navy or white/navy with a block S on the front. Jerseys all have placket piping and stripes around the base of the sleeves. Home/away have the Penn State wordmark on the chest, with the number underneath it, alternate greys have the logo/number treatment. Pants match the football pants, one color set of socks, white cleats across the board. 

 

Basketball - Finally, on basketball, a lot of the same you've been seeing already. Jerseys have collar and arm single color stripes. Stacked Penn State with the number in the middle of it. Shorts are simple, stripe down the side that doesn't go all the way to the bottom because the logo is there in the way. No grey alternate here, did the black and pink route instead, since basketball makes a big deal out of wearing Penn State's original colors. 

 

C&C welcome as always!

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Big fan of the Nittany Lions look! Love the football especially, the throwback is really nice!

All I would do is change the wordmark on basketball, it’s just a personal preference, I’m not the biggest fan of the name around the numbers, especially when they proved they don’t need to do that and it fits fine as a normal work mark.

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On 10/31/2019 at 8:06 PM, BellaSpurs said:

Big fan of the Nittany Lions look! Love the football especially, the throwback is really nice!

All I would do is change the wordmark on basketball, it’s just a personal preference, I’m not the biggest fan of the name around the numbers, especially when they proved they don’t need to do that and it fits fine as a normal work mark.

 

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Changed from the stacked wordmark to the one line wordmark. Gave it a little bit of a arch to it but nothing too major. 

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What do you get when you mix Alabama and Penn State's uniforms? Pretty much what you're looking at. Georgia Southern does things by a pretty simple book and lets be real, there's no reason to change something that isn't broken. 

 

Football - The simplest uniforms in the Sun Belt really stay that way. Helmets have a single stripe down the middle. I used what I believe is the academic logo. I think that it fits with the whole look better than the current logos. If you wanna call it an alternate, there's an option for the script Eagles on the navy helmet. Jerseys have a double stripe on the sleeves. Pretty much it there. Pants have a single stripe down the sides. 

 

Hockey - Kept a lot of what you see on football and brought it to the ice. Double stripes on the sleeves and hem. Circle eagle logo on the home and away. Grey alternate has the Eagles script on the chest, which moves the eagle logos to the shoulders. Pants have the single stripe down the side, socks have the same double stripes. 

 

Baseball - On the diamond, much of the same persists. Used the GS monogram for the main hat, Eagle logo with a grey bill for the alternate hat. Jerseys have the double stripe around the collar, and on the sleeves. Eagles script on the home and away, Eagle logo on the grey alternate. Pants have a single stripe down the side. Socks have the same double stripe as the jerseys. 

 

Basketball - A big simplification job here that sees a lot of the Adidas catalog look go away. Double stripes around the collar and arm holes, single stripe down the side. Eagles script on the home and away, eagle logo on the alternate. Shorts have the double stripes on the waistband, single stripe down the side. 

 

Not a lot to honestly look at, but C&C welcome as always!

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Hey guys, sorry for such a long delay. My case of appendicitis turned out to be dealt with in a much different way than a "traditional" manner of just go in and cut it out. So I haven't been feeling the greatest over the past two weeks. 

 

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Football - I thought that Wake Forest had a unique thing going on, and then they decided to simplify things. Which, I really can't complain about, I think the new number font was a marked improvement over the previous one. I thought that the sleeve design is a unique thing and I think that it should stay around. Before that, two helmets, black and gold, both with a solid stripe down the middle. Jerseys see the return of the sleeve design. New number font on the front and back. Pants have the same stripe as the helmets. Brought back the gold alternate jersey. 

 

Hockey - For hockey, the design gets trapped in the shoulder yokes, but I felt that it worked much better up there than trying to shoehorn it onto the sleeves. So as for the sleeves, solid thick stripes on the sleeves and hems for all 3 jerseys, along with the interlocked WF on the chest. Pants have the same stripe, so do the socks. 

 

Baseball - I tried a much more subtle approach as the full pattern design came across as being a lot for the baseball diamond in my opinion. So the design becomes one color and sublimated on the sleeves. White jerseys get script Deacons, black jersey gets an arched Wake Forest, gold jerseys get the script. Two hats, one all black, one black/gold both with WF on the front. Pants have a two color stripe down the sides, black flanked by gold. 

 

Basketball - Finally, for basketball, if you've seen their new uniforms, these are pretty much them with a few changes. Stripes around the collar and arms, stacked Wake Forest with the number in the middle. Shorts have the same stripe on the waistband, and then down the side of the shorts, with the pattern design at the bottom of the shorts. 

 

C&C welcome! I'll try not to be gone for so long next time!

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Don’t worry about being gone, appendicitis sounds scary, take your time recovering!

The deacons look great! Love how you used that pattern! Did you use the updated logo set though?

 

Edit: You are, for some reason I was thinking the old set was what they just updated to. Looks great!

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