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2 hours ago, Bruins said:

Recently mildly triggered by the Lincoln Saltdogs headscratcher of a logo change, whose spiffy new dog enjoys maniacally staring into my soul, I got to wondering what some of the worst brand changes ever have been. And watching the Sox play the lowly Marlins I was reminded of this now infamous downgrade:

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What are some of your (least) favorites?

Oh this is awkward. I really like the Miami look.

 

Also, anything Clippers related since the recent rebrand. It hurts to say it, but it’s true.

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1 hour ago, SFGiants58 said:

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1953-54, when the Athletics just... gave up their traditional design in favor of a script that had no ties to their "classic" identity. At least the 1955-present scripts have used an Old English "A" as the capital letter. Fitting for a team that got screwed over by Connie Mack's senility and family squabbles, as well as a bunch of AL dickery. Here's an article explaining how it went down.

 

Connie Mack with a few of his shrewd advisors.

 

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1 hour ago, PhysicalGraffiti said:

I am preparing for some heat, but first thing that comes to mind:

 

 

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To:

 

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Take a 90's team with a unique identity and strip it of everything unique and attempt to create an ugly marriage of Leafs and Red Wings.

 

Unique doesn’t necessarily equal good. The Lightning came out of that redesign with better, more versatile marks and a stronger overall brand based on how they’ve built around it. They’re two or three minor changes/additions from excellence, which wasn’t always true of their previous looks.

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8 hours ago, PhysicalGraffiti said:

I am preparing for some heat, but first thing that comes to mind:

 

 

From:

 

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To:

 

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Take a 90's team with a unique identity and strip it of everything unique and attempt to create an ugly marriage of Leafs and Red Wings.

 

The late 2000s logos were nice...but those Edgified jerseys are really ugly (especially with the front number). 

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9 hours ago, Ditka said:

 

 

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I really liked those Vick-era Falcons unis for the first few months they were around, but they aged so goddamn terribly.  The Falcons look was infinitely more superb when they were minimalistic.

 

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That is a thing of beauty. 

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I got a lot for you guys:

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And of course, the one that was bad for everyone involved:

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Can't forget about this one:

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And it's going to get even worse.

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