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3 hours ago, kroywen said:
On 8/5/2019 at 9:18 PM, Ark said:

The gradient is such a simple design but it makes all the difference. 

 

I am usually not a fan of gradients, but it really, really works here. Interesting concept, and great execution.

 

I'm beginning to wonder whether we're about to see the return of the gradient in design. I hope not, as I'm not a huge fan, but these things move in cycles, and it seems like gradients are about to make a comeback.

 

I don't think it works at all here, or anywhere else.  For me this logo is a perfect illustration of why gradients are always a poor choice. 

 

It is just as bad as the shadow effect on the word "Series", which is a step towards the dreaded faux-3D.  I thought that all aspects of faux-3D were going out of style. I dearly hope that faux-3D and gradients are not coming back, and that they continue their march into the dustbin of design history.

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19 hours ago, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

 

I don't think it works at all here, or anywhere else.  For me this logo is a perfect illustration of why gradients are always a poor choice. 

 

It is just as bad as the shadow effect on the word "Series", which is a step towards the dreaded faux-3D.  I thought that all aspects of faux-3D were going out of style. I dearly hope that faux-3D and gradients are not coming back, and that they continue their march into the dustbin of design history.

 

Yea, lets just have boring, sterile 2d logo's with just 1 or 2 colors.

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No thanks

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I thought the World Series really had something for a brief second when they hit the “Fall Classic” theme hard in 2011:

 

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Not saying that it was the best WS logo ever (it wasn’t), but I thought the fall branding concept was a great, fresh route to explore and would’ve loved to see the league keep going on it. 

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Hear the astros are wearing their 80s sets on friday vs. Orioles, would anyone know if the orioles will wear a retro also? 

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2 hours ago, FinsUp1214 said:

I thought the World Series really had something for a brief second when they hit the “Fall Classic” theme hard in 2011:

 

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Not saying that it was the best WS logo ever (it wasn’t), but I thought the fall branding concept was a great, fresh route to explore and would’ve loved to see the league keep going on it. 

I loved that one.  I think it's my second favorite, after the flag motif they used in 2013:

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3 hours ago, EddieJ1984 said:

 

Yea, lets just have boring, sterile 2d logo's with just 1 or 2 colors.

2014-World-Series-Logo.jpg

 

No thanks

 

 

This World Series logo is in every respect superior to the current one.  If Major League Baseball just kept this strong and dignified design as the yearly template, that would be great.

 

To call 2D design "sterile" is to reveal a infantile fascination with clipart-calibre doodads that are in no way approprite for anything professional.  Elements of faux-3D (depth; shadows; bevels) are just silly self-indulgences, designers' toys which necessarily detract from the overall design.  Two dimensions are all that any design ever needs.  

 

 

2 minutes ago, radchad said:

 

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This is pretty nice!  It is reminiscent of the beautiful template that was in place from 1980 through 1986.

 

 

Image result for 1983 world series logo

 

 

 

The idea of changing the World Series logo every year is a mistake.  The World Series should have a consistent brand identity.  The Super Bowl tends to keep the same basic logos for years on end.  The NBA wisely returned to the classic script logo for the Finals after more than a decade of shockingly horrible Finals logos; that elegant script was a most effective scene-setter. 

 

     

    Image result for 2017 nba finals logo  

 

 

They have dropped that script again; but they have gone with a powerful and straightforward design.  Ideally, this could last for decades.

 

 

Image result for 2016 nba finals logo

 

 

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17 minutes ago, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

 

 

This World Series logo is in every respect superior to the current one.  If Major League Baseball just kept this strong and dignified design as the yearly template, that would be great.

 

To call 2D design "sterile" is to reveal a infantile fascination with clipart-calibre doodads that are in no way approprite for anything professional.  Elements of faux-3D (depth; shadows; bevels) are just silly self-indulgences, designers' toys which necessarily detract from the overall design.  Two dimensions are all that any design ever needs.  

 

 

 

 

This is pretty nice!  It is reminiscent of the beautiful template that was in place from 1980 through 1986.

 

 

Image result for 1983 world series logo

 

 

 

The idea of changing the World Series logo every year is a mistake.  The World Series should have a consistent brand identity.  The Super Bowl tends to keep the same basic logos for years on end.  The NBA wisely returned to the classic script logo for the Finals after more than a decade of shockingly horrible Finals logos; that elegant script was a most effective scene-setter. 

  

     

    Image result for 2017 nba finals logo  

 

 

They have dropped that script again; but they have gone with a powerful and straightforward design.  Ideally, this could last for decades.

 

 

Image result for 2016 nba finals logo

 

 

 

The new Finals logo is as boring as that 2D World Series logo. It does about as much to symbolize the event as typing the world in a Word Doc and does nothing for me. Abandoning that Finals script was a horrible decision that creates a bland identity for the playoffs when the previous look implied gravitas.

 

Professional designs can include more elements that simple colors and 2D design if executed well, and I would agree with the sentiment that the new World Series logo handles its elements well. I know you're of a fairly traditionalist perspective on design, but keep in mind that it is simply your opinion.

 

I think the flag motif is cool for the World Series, given the trophy, but my favorite is the aforementioned leaf motif, by a healthy margin.

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On 8/7/2019 at 7:40 AM, kroywen said:

 

I am usually not a fan of gradients, but it really, really works here. Interesting concept, and great execution.

 

I'm beginning to wonder whether we're about to see the return of the gradient in design. I hope not, as I'm not a huge fan, but these things move in cycles, and it seems like gradients are about to make a comeback.

 

I'd say gradients already are back in a lot of applications -- ideal mix for the current times, throwback to 90s raver aesthetic plus simple, breezy web design aesthetic.

 

This is a rare time MLB design is right on trend.

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3 hours ago, bcon_731 said:

Hear the astros are wearing their 80s sets on friday vs. Orioles, would anyone know if the orioles will wear a retro also? 

 

I would imagine since they are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the '89 "Why Not?" team that nearly went last to first. Confirmed by a t-shirt giveaway and former players making an appearance. 

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As a teenager in the 90s I have fond memories of the World Series logo used through most of that decade. It was also the logo for the World Series Baseball video game series of 1994 and 1995. Anyone else think highly of that logo even if it's just nostalgia driven? 

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3 hours ago, Around the Horn said:

09 WS Logo

 

I totally agree on this, that is the best WS logo for my money. I also like 10, 04,06,11,13,15, and 17 quite a bit.

My favorite though is 07, for reasons. 

 

I'm a fan of this, I think it's a nice design with a little flair. Overall though I think all of the best WS logos have at least one of the following elements: flags, leaves, the trophy, or a globe. Those are all really nice elements that convey their own unique imagery that really works with the WS.

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The only problem with the autumnal World Series logo was putting "Fall Classic" in the logo. That's what the leaves are for, ya big dummy!  Let's go down the line here:

 

NBA Finals: should be the same logo every single year, the cursive one we all love so

Stanley Cup Final: should be mostly the same with maybe a few tweaks every couple years 

World Series: should change a little every year but staying within a general concept of fall and tradition

Super Bowl: should change significantly every year to reflect the host city

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1 hour ago, SilverBullet1929 said:

As a teenager in the 90s I have fond memories of the World Series logo used through most of that decade. It was also the logo for the World Series Baseball video game series of 1994 and 1995. Anyone else think highly of that logo even if it's just nostalgia driven? 

 

Nah, I hated it back then, too.  :P 

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The Burgh? Come on now. 

 

 

I do love that Cubs cap, though. I picked up that same cap from Hat Club (USA poly, too) a year or two ago. I know a bunch of Cubs fans around here don't like it, but the walking bear cub in the C logo is one of my absolute favorite logos in sports. 

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They should've used "Steel City" if they weren't going to put Pirates or Pittsburgh on the jersey. Still better than the Players' Weekend uniforms though. 

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Just now, Griffinmarlins said:

Still better than the Players' Weekend uniforms though. 

 

That is an exceedingly low bar.

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4 minutes ago, Gothamite said:

 

That is an exceedingly low bar.

While I agree with your statement, these jerseys still evoke the idea MLB was going for the last 2 seasons with the bright colors and all. At least they have some life to them y'know?

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