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Seattle Mariners City Connect Concept


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With Nike having recently released the Royals' City Connect uniform, there are now 10 MLB teams with designs under this special range.

However, Nike seem to be taking their time with the releases, and the Mariners are still not in the horizon. Therefore, I decided make a concept design for the M's:

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As you can see, the design is clearly inspired by the Psychedelic Rock poster style from the 60's. This take might not be new, since last season the Sounders released an away kit also inspired by Jimi Hendrix, but I think it's such an unique theme which could set the design apart from the other teams'.

I combined the psychedelic style with the city nickname: "Emerald City". Since that name comes from the nature which surrounds Seattle, I went for lime green and volt yellow, which are inspired by the look of Seattle outskirts in Autumn, when leaves turn from green into yellow, under the aforementioned approach.

To complete the jersey, I also added the city seal as sleeve patch, and "EC" as jocktag.

 

Here's a simple moodboard which sums up the inspirations behind the design:

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Props to @AusGiant, whose SVG version of Nike's MLB base I used to create a Paint template.

 

I hope you all like it! Feedback is more than welcome.

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It's an interesting baseball take on the '22 Sounders Hendrix kit; I definitely appreciate the reduction of the color palette down from 6 colors to 3. The font styling is very well done too.

 

Honestly, though, this jersey reminds me a lot more of the questionable 2010 "Electricity" kit... I'm not really a fan of neon yellow + lime green together, but you make this scheme look about as good as it can. At least your shades are tonal enough that they work better than that kit, and they're *just* yellow enough that we avoid an especially painful purple/green clash. I'd personally rather see tonal shades of athletic gold / yellow, which would definitely convey the foliage idea better, but maybe that's too close to the Sounders' take...

 

Like @coco1997 says, I'm wondering about the cap logo, and also the pants. I definitely couldn't get on board with matching neon yellow pants (this combo is so much better than that), so they'd either have to be white or purple... Idk.

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I really dig it. Unique and showcases something dear to the city, which is what the connect jersey should be all about. Love the type treatment. I think it'd look great with some white pants

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On 5/1/2022 at 5:58 PM, coco1997 said:

Love it! The Jimi Hendrix influence is inspired. I'm curious what a cap design would look like to go with the jersey. 

 

On 5/1/2022 at 11:35 PM, vtgco said:

 

Like @coco1997 says, I'm wondering about the cap logo, and also the pants. I definitely couldn't get on board with matching neon yellow pants (this combo is so much better than that), so they'd either have to be white or purple... Idk.

 

 

On 5/2/2022 at 5:46 PM, chestnutz said:

I really dig it. Unique and showcases something dear to the city, which is what the connect jersey should be all about. Love the type treatment. I think it'd look great with some white pants

 

Thank you guys!

 

Here's the full-uniform design:

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I've gone for white pants with matching purple piping, since I think creates a nice balance with the lime/volt jersey. I've also used @Paul Lucas' idea of combining the city seal with the compass logo to improve the sleeve pacth and to create the cap logo.

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Cap looks pretty good, and the pants work well. Number could be a bit bigger, I think. Could we see that sleeve patch with a purple outline? Looks kinda odd without one.

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On 5/3/2022 at 9:37 PM, coco1997 said:

Very cool! The cap logo/sleeve patch in inspired and feels like something Nike would actually do for the Mariners. Great job! 

 

Thank you!

 

20 hours ago, vtgco said:

Cap looks pretty good, and the pants work well. Number could be a bit bigger, I think. Could we see that sleeve patch with a purple outline? Looks kinda odd without one.

 

Since the compass and the seal already have purple, and the original patch doesn't have any extra border, I decided to add a volt one for the cap, in order to make the logo pop:

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Should I make it purple?

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