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2 minutes ago, MattD1972 said:

The UHL was in serious flux in those years, and a uniform nightmare. Look at my home town team's debut jersey:

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Johnny Hart also designed the Broome Dusters logo.

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On 3/23/2018 at 9:08 PM, neo_prankster said:

 

I'm pretty sure several other Arena teams had Zubaz in some capacity.

If so, I've never seen them.

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1 minute ago, Danny the Sheeb said:

If so, I've never seen them.

Orlando and Albany did in '91.

 

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New Orleans Night in Zubaz...

 

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The logo and colors on these jerseys were sweet, the font... not so much.

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On 3/18/2018 at 8:34 PM, mcj882000 said:

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I always thought this uniform was overdesigned and underdesigned at the same time. There's a ton going on, but it's a compilation of generic-looking fonts and shapes.

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Lots of good stuff in this thread.  The problem is, that nobody can top post #3.  For some reason, I view that Villanova basketball uniform as the quintessential 1990s experiment.  

  • Brand new extra color
  • Asymmetrical shorts
  • Very carefully-drawn sloppy-looking wordmark
  • Rigid zig-zaggy patterns
  • Wordmark over ferocious animal.
  • Even the Apex logo...Apex was the master of the 1990s.

 

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11 hours ago, whitedawg22 said:

I always thought this uniform was overdesigned and underdesigned at the same time. There's a ton going on, but it's a compilation of generic-looking fonts and shapes.

 

Those jerseys look like every time I forget to convert text to shapes in Illustrator & the font defaults to Arial.

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On 3/25/2018 at 12:19 PM, neo_prankster said:

Case in point, the Dayton Ice Bandits and Mohawk Valley Prowlers had the same logo...

 

Well, they were the same franchise.

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Just now, Mockba said:

 

Well, they were the same franchise.

Oh yeah that's true.

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It doesn't help that everything was so damn baggy back then. Like guys wearing technicolor fitted sheets.

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I know the picture is from the 80's, but from the jerseys to the hair to the neon lights background, I had to share this image.

 

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The earliest rumblings of the neo-retro movement in baseball also happened in the 1990s. Take the Giants, who adjusted their cap and wordmark logos to "update" their 1947-1976 wordmarks and cap logo:

 

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Compare that to their bulbous 1983-93 look, as seen in this late 1993 image (a fun case of branding overlap):

 

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The White Sox started this push towards neo-retro designs in the 1990's (after being part of the "1987" wave):

 

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Many others following suit. The Phillies created an odd modernization of their "Whiz Kids" design, the Expos redid their uniforms in a traditional style, the Cardinals eschewed uniform stripes and added a road cap, the Reds revived vests and pinstripes, Cleveland brought back the 1940s-'50s scripts in an "uncanny valley" fashion, and the Angels revived their 1960s aesthetic for a brief period.

 

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Also, the 1993 teams both came out with modern spins on "traditional" (White Sox ripoff) designs.

 

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Neo-retro was an underrated part of 1990s design, one that would gain traction in the following decade.

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And, of course, throwbacks began in the early 1990s, with the first one worn by the White Sox in 1990 when they wore 1917 uniforms.  

 

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That Jack McDowell card deserves a closeup.

 

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