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Texas Rangers Uniform Redesign // Inkscape

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As a Ranger fan, the current logo and uniform set leaves a lot to be desired. "Rangers" is nowhere to be found on any of the uniforms, the "TEXAS" lettering isn't unique and resembles the font used by the Angels, the primary T logo on our hats doesn't even match the T on the jersey...and on and on. These are obviously just my own opinions, so I wanted to create something to look at to put my mind at ease. (First time concept creator here)

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  • First change was the shade of red and blue. I wanted to match the exact shades from the Texas flag.
  • The star in the circle will probably bring some "too much like the Astros" criticism, but I think Texas needs to claim this symbol. It is, after all, what the actual Texas Ranger law enforcement badge looks like...
  • I took a lot of inspiration from the 1972 original logo (below). I never liked the "Rangers" lettering from it (thought the lowercase made it look too cartoony), but I did like the "TEXAS" font used. As a team representing the entire state, this font just screams Texas, and I think using something a little more generic (like our current uni's) is a missed opportunity.
  • I also took the idea of the drop shadow from this logo. The vast majority of teams just use a simple outline, but the drop shadow is unique.
  • The sleeve hat-on-baseball logo is obviously a colorized version of the below. Another unique bit of imagery I wanted to bring back...in the inaugural game, the team wore Stetsons on the field during the anthem for God's sake.

 

 

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  • Lastly, for the alternate I wanted to recreate the 1957 version of the Texas Ranger badge (below). By all accounts the actual Rangers didn't like the design of the badge, but visually it's great.

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Let me know what you guys think. Thanks!

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These really aren't what I'd be looking for for a real-world update for them, but nevertheless they would be very popular in the real world as throwbacks. Like ... I could definitely see the Rangers looking like this in the past. These weirdly hit a mark for me, just maybe not the one you were shooting for. 

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