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Refreshing the Colorado Rapids

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It has been a while since I actually posted a concept on here, so let's do this.

 

2018 has been a bad year for the Rapids. Poor play, low attendance, and even a USOC exit at the hands of Nashville FC has defined a franchise who has struggled to impact an impact since its last MLS Cup title. Their brand is also tired and has been distanced from Arsenal, who they were a development team for. Their current crest is unnecessarily busy, and their brand has become less inspired, so I decided to bring the look back to a local focus. I wanted a more unique and streamlined look for a team the quite clearly needs it.

 

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The home kit features sleeves inspired by the striping of the Colorado flag. The burgundy shirt is paired with white shorts and burgundy socks.

 

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The away kits is all blue, honoring past road kits. A sublimated wave pattern pays homage to the Rapids name.

 

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The third kit is more reflective of current away kits. The yellow-blue-yellow ensemble features a yellow to blue gradient on the shirt and red trimmings.

 

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And here is some merch to end it off.

 

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Thanks for viewing and C&C is very much appreciated. And here is to hoping that the Rapids will do something soon.

 

Nah, just kidding. Their season is over. 

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Very solid update. Only nitpick is with the wave in the primary logo - it should either have a crest or a trough in the middle, as it feels a little awkward right now with the middle spot being in the middle. That's all I've got to say though! Nice work!

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The stroke on the crest is inconsistent at its points. Two are pointy and four of them are rounded. Personally I think pointy looks better than rounded in this application. 

I also think the vertical spacing between the “RAPIDS”, the “C”wave, and the 1996 should be evened out and centered. 

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