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On 2022-07-13 at 7:47 PM, JerseyJimmy said:

road pinstripes my beloved

 

speaking of road unis, as much as I like the Southside set, it feels like it'd probably have to be road-only

Youre right, it would clash with any team that traditionally wore road gray, and clash with almost every other team that didn't, so it would probably wouldn't be worn at home often. 

Moving on to Cincy, here are the Reds!

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For the home, I've gone for a pullover with two buttons, I'm not usually a fan of pullovers for Baseball, but the classic look of the Big Red Machine meant that the Reds were always going to get a pullover for the home. I also got rid of black as an accent colour as I prefer the look of the team with just red, and brought in the blackletter C on a home plate as a stirrup logo. Mr Red is on the sleeve, and on the inside in the Reds custom script is the motto of Cincinnati, Juncta Juvant (Strength in Unity). The road gray is button up.

 

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The alternate home is sleeveless, like many Reds outfits of the past, but this one uses the blackletter C on the front, and on the baselayer sleeve, you can find Mr Red, but just his head. Like pullovers, I'm not usually a fan of sleeveless baseball shirts, but it made sense for Cincy. The road alt uses the Reds script, an outlined headspoon and two striping trim.

So thats Cincinnati, next up we go to the north of Ohio and to the shore of Lake Erie.

C+C would be cool.

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Nice work on both the Cubs and Sox! For the Sox, I’d make the wing of the flying sock logo either red or gold to give it a nice pop of color. I might also add front numbers to every jersey (except the weekend alt, of course, though I might move the pant numbers to the other leg to keep the design from looking lopsided) since they help balance the designs and this is something the Sox do anyway. I think in general the rounded number style you used for the Sox would work better for the Cubs because it’s pretty close to the style the North Siders use anyway. For the Sox I’d go with a Tuscan style number font which would go well with the various scripts and logos you used.

 

For the Southside alt, I’d use the pullover style template you used for your Reds home and road sets. The ‘83 style horizontal stripe across the front of the jersey doesn’t quite work on a button down jersey. 
 

Speaking of the Reds, they look perfect!

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On 2022-07-16 at 11:17 PM, coco1997 said:

Nice work on both the Cubs and Sox! For the Sox, I’d make the wing of the flying sock logo either red or gold to give it a nice pop of color. I might also add front numbers to every jersey (except the weekend alt, of course, though I might move the pant numbers to the other leg to keep the design from looking lopsided) since they help balance the designs and this is something the Sox do anyway. I think in general the rounded number style you used for the Sox would work better for the Cubs because it’s pretty close to the style the North Siders use anyway. For the Sox I’d go with a Tuscan style number font which would go well with the various scripts and logos you used.

 

For the Southside alt, I’d use the pullover style template you used for your Reds home and road sets. The ‘83 style horizontal stripe across the front of the jersey doesn’t quite work on a button down jersey. 
 

Speaking of the Reds, they look perfect!

Thanks, I'll get around to the number alterations and the numbers for both teams from the Second City shortly.


Some  alterations I have made

Arizona - road alt added, numbers revised, alternate with new jersey emblem

Boston - home throwback with red socks

Baltimore - numbers revised, home alternate added.

 

Will get round to Angels, Cubs and Sox.

And onto Cleveland! I thought the Guardians was a great choice for a new name, but wasn't entirely sold on the wordmarks and while the Knuckleball G is a pretty cool logo and I wanted to use it, it kinda clashed with the C/G logo I came up with, so I left it off. I decided to go classic with the home and road, and adventurous with the alternates.


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The home and the away both are inspired by the 1948 uniforms, with a stylized G/C inspired by the Guardians of Traffic statues on the Hope Memorial Bridge. On the inside of the baselayer is "BALLGAME!", after the final call of sportscaster Tom Hamilton after the final out of a guardians win. On the sleeves is a baseball wearing winged headgear inspired by the Guardians of Traffic.

 

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The home and road alternates have contrasting sleeves, and the Cleveland sign at Edgewater Park is used for the script, as it was too good for just one team from the city to use. The road uses a red fronted cap, a first for the team.

 

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Cream version -

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And the heritage home, there is a uniform inspired by that worn by the Cleveland Buckeyes of the Negro League. For all the sets, the font used for the name and numbers is FTY Strategycide NCV.

 

So thats the Guardians. Up next we go to the Mile High City!

C+C would be cool.

 

Edit on 25th  - cream version of heritage added.

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Great work on Cleveland. Using "G" over "C" helps set the Guardians even further apart visually from other the Cubs and Reds. I'm also a big fan of those sleeveless alternates and the choice of "Cleveland" script. 

For the Buckeyes-inspired alt, maybe make the uni off-white?

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The Guardians look great! I love the idea of the contrasting sleeves on the alternates to maintain the contrasted striping effect.

 

If it were up to me, I would keep the Guardians’ real-life wordmarks and cap logo, but that’s a matter of personal preference. The logo you came up with is clever, too.

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On 2022-07-23 at 6:19 PM, coco1997 said:

Great work on Cleveland. Using "G" over "C" helps set the Guardians even further apart visually from other the Cubs and Reds. I'm also a big fan of those sleeveless alternates and the choice of "Cleveland" script. 

For the Buckeyes-inspired alt, maybe make the uni off-white?

Thanks! Strictly speaking, the C is actually over the G for the cap, helmet and stirrup logo. I did an off white version of the alt and it does look good in cream.
 

 

On 2022-07-23 at 11:54 PM, MJD7 said:

The Guardians look great! I love the idea of the contrasting sleeves on the alternates to maintain the contrasted striping effect.

 

If it were up to me, I would keep the Guardians’ real-life wordmarks and cap logo, but that’s a matter of personal preference. The logo you came up with is clever, too.


Cheers! I did want to use the Knuckleball G and the Guardians Script, but they didn't mesh well with the C/G. Not a big fan of the new Cleveland script or the cap logo, but I do like the Guardians wordmark and the Knuckleball G, which is a really nice piece of design.

I'll probably do a set with the real life wordmarks sometime except with the Edgewater Park sign (the Cavs can share) in place of the Cleveland Script, because they are pretty nice.

So, moving on to Denver, we have the Rockies. I'm not a fan in the slightest of the current look the Rockies have with its not particulary pleasant colour scheme and oh boy, do they have the most dated set of logos in the league. So I decided a rebrand, with all new logos and script, with only the violet pins kept.

 

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The pins are kept, but are joined with violet sleeves with two stripes in two shades of gold (or Colorado gold and Denver omelette), with matching stirrups. The font used for the script, shoulder logo and the CR logo is Sacred Bridge and the one used for the names and numbers is Barbaro. On the inside of the baselayer can be fond "Colorful Colorado" in many different colours.

 

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The alternate home jersey goes all in on the violet and gold combo, while the road alternate uses a light shade of blue, inspired by the Columbine, the state flower of Colorado. Only the Colorado sand is used for the uniform, as Denver omelette does not go well with light blue.

 

Thats the Rockies. The next destination is the Motor City!

C+C would be cool.

 

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4 hours ago, VampyrRabbitDesign said:

Thanks! Strictly speaking, the C is actually over the G for the cap, helmet and stirrup logo. I did an off white version of the alt and it does look good in cream.
 

 


Cheers! I did want to use the Knuckleball G and the Guardians Script, but they didn't mesh well with the C/G. Not a big fan of the new Cleveland script or the cap logo, but I do like the Guardians wordmark and the Knuckleball G, which is a really nice piece of design.

I'll probably do a set with the real life wordmarks sometime except with the Edgewater Park sign (the Cavs can share) in place of the Cleveland Script, because they are pretty nice.

So, moving on to Denver, we have the Rockies. I'm not a fan in the slightest of the current look the Rockies have with its not particulary pleasant colour scheme and oh boy, do they have the most dated set of logos in the league. So I decided a rebrand, with all new logos and script, with only the violet pins kept.

 

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The pins are kept, but are joined with violet sleeves with two stripes in two shades of gold (or Colorado gold and Denver omelette), with matching stirrups. The font used for the script, shoulder logo and the CR logo is Sacred Bridge and the one used for the names and numbers is Barbaro. On the inside of the baselayer can be fond "Colorful Colorado" in many different colours.

 

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The alternate home jersey goes all in on the violet and gold combo, while the road alternate uses a light shade of blue, inspired by the Columbine, the state flower of Colorado. Only the Colorado sand is used for the uniform, as Denver omelette does not go well with light blue.

 

Thats the Rockies. The next destination is the Motor City!

C+C would be cool.

 

I don't mind the Rockies current look, but a redesign wouldn't hurt them I like the thought you put into the new colors. I can't say I am a fan of the sand color for the Rockies, but you make it work here. I'm wondering where the font comes from. Does it have some tie to Colorado that I'm missing? It reminds me of Willy Wonka when I look at it (mainly the cap logo).  Overall a cool design great work; I just personally wouldn't use it for the Rockies, but could easily be used for another team with a different identity

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On 2022-07-25 at 2:35 PM, johne9109 said:

I don't mind the Rockies current look, but a redesign wouldn't hurt them I like the thought you put into the new colors. I can't say I am a fan of the sand color for the Rockies, but you make it work here. I'm wondering where the font comes from. Does it have some tie to Colorado that I'm missing? It reminds me of Willy Wonka when I look at it (mainly the cap logo).  Overall a cool design great work; I just personally wouldn't use it for the Rockies, but could easily be used for another team with a different identity

Thanks, the font is Western Inspired and when I started the series, I was always going to give Colorado wordmarks that had a western flavour and Sacred Bridge fitted the bill along with Tuscan names and numbers.

 

So, from a team that I felt needed an overhaul to a team who I feel have a timeless home and a very solid road that needed just a little tweak, the Detroit Tigers. Fun fact - the first Baseball Jersey I brought was a Tigers home (Majestic).

 

Not gonna lie, that may have played into my decision not to mess around with the home.


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For the Tigers, I kept the home uniform pretty much the same. The biggest change was going back to the previous D on the shirt as I really dig that quirk on the uniforms and the shirt D is a very solid design and as for the rest of the uniform, the classic Tigers design was so simple and elegant that I decided to keep it mostly unchanged.

 

The concept for road was to combine the no nonsense look of the 60-71 road uniform with the wordmark and headspoon of the current uniform, so it gets the Detroit flowing script with just a grey outline.  Orange and Gray as a colour combo isn't really my cup of tea, so there isn't any on either set and the Motor City Kitties go back to being a one colour team.

 

The names and number font is that used by the Detroit Lions, I liked it so much I thought the Lions could share.

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For special occasions, a Detroit Stars tribute. For me, the Detroit Tigers are one of those teams that don't need alternates and aside from a Negro League tribute, two uniforms suffice as those two uniforms include one of the most iconic and elegant uniforms in baseball history.

So thats the Tigers. Next up, we go to Space City!

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Rockies - Oh, this is an interesting concept. I LOVE those scripts. I guess my only gripe is the color scheme is very similar to the one you used for Charlotte. But in a vacuum, it’s a beautiful design. 
 

Tigers - I like that you added the Negro League throwback to their regular rotation. Removing orange entirely from the road set makes them look too much like the Yankees, IMO. 

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On 2022-07-31 at 8:44 PM, coco1997 said:

Rockies - Oh, this is an interesting concept. I LOVE those scripts. I guess my only gripe is the color scheme is very similar to the one you used for Charlotte. But in a vacuum, it’s a beautiful design. 
 

Tigers - I like that you added the Negro League throwback to their regular rotation. Removing orange entirely from the road set makes them look too much like the Yankees, IMO. 

Cheers, when I first decided to do this series, neither Colorado or Charlotte would have violet and gold as colours, but given the nickname of Charlotte and how violet and gold work together, we have two teams with a similar colour scheme, three if you count Arizona and their alts. But I felt like the yoke for Charlotte, Copper and Sedona Red for Arizona and violet sleeves for the Rockies set them apart enough along with the identities.

As for Detroit, I felt the headspoon and lack of cuffs set them apart from the Bronx Bombers.

And onto Space City.....

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For Houston, I decided to go all in with the gradient used on the City Connect, and Astromax, a space style font for the wordmarks, names and numbers. The shooting star and the outline of Texas make a return, and the H and Star is on the cap, but given the gradient. On the inside of the baselayer is SPACE CITY in Alien League font.

 

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The alternate is navy, worn with white pants at home and navy pants on the road.

 

Thats the Astros. Next up, its the City of Fountains!


 

 

 

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9 hours ago, VampyrRabbitDesign said:

Cheers, when I first decided to do this series, neither Colorado or Charlotte would have violet and gold as colours, but given the nickname of Charlotte and how violet and gold work together, we have two teams with a similar colour scheme, three if you count Arizona and their alts. But I felt like the yoke for Charlotte, Copper and Sedona Red for Arizona and violet sleeves for the Rockies set them apart enough along with the identities.

As for Detroit, I felt the headspoon and lack of cuffs set them apart from the Bronx Bombers.

And onto Space City.....

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For Houston, I decided to go all in with the gradient used on the City Connect, and Astromax, a space style font for the wordmarks, names and numbers. The shooting star and the outline of Texas make a return, and the H and Star is on the cap, but given the gradient. On the inside of the baselayer is SPACE CITY in Alien League font.

 

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The alternate is navy, worn with white pants at home and navy pants at home.

 

Thats the Astros. Next up, its the City of Fountains!


 

 

 

Very modern, but in a good way. This could easily replace their current uniforms. Any particular reason you went wheat over grey for the road uniform?  Not saying it looks bad it's just a different look for the Astros

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On 2022-08-03 at 11:41 AM, johne9109 said:

Very modern, but in a good way. This could easily replace their current uniforms. Any particular reason you went wheat over grey for the road uniform?  Not saying it looks bad it's just a different look for the Astros

Thanks. The colour for the road is according to Encycolorpedia is a "very light shade of orange", I decided on the colour as one of the (now pretty old) nicknames of Houston is The Magnolia City and their 1980s road uniform was cream with a pinkish tint, so it's not totally without precident. I decided against going with gray for the road as Orange was the dominant colour for the trim and numbers.

Up next, it's the team from the Heart of America.

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The home and road are both pullovers, I've changed my stance on them during the last month and for some teams, I think they make sense. The Royals are one of those teams, and get one with two buttons. The trim is inspired by the 1973-82 and 1983-91 uniforms, with the home jersey script used from 1969 to 2001. The sleeve patch is in the shape of a heart with the starred crown from the batting practice logo, and on the inside of the baselayer is the "KansasCityRoyals" script.
 

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The alternates are a blue jersey with headspoon piping and road grays. The script is taken from the original Kansas City Royals logo.

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The blue jersey can also be worn with either sky blue or gray for the road.

 

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And for special occasions at home, a Monarchs tribute uniform.

So thats the Royals. Next, a trip to LA.

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I love everything about Colorado except for the inclusion of gold/sand. Adding those colors takes away the “cold” feeling of Colorado for me, maybe because sand & gold are both colors generally associated with warmer areas. Plus, as @coco1997 said, it ends up very similar to your Charlotte concept, which I liked that color scheme for. I’d be interested in seeing a strictly purple concept or maybe purple & light blue, playing off of the alternate away uniform.

 

Using the Lions font for the Tigers works surprisingly well! I would have never thought of that. I do miss the orange on the away uniform, though.

 

For the Astros, I would consider making the “H” on the cap white, it kind of gets lost in the star.

 

Using the Royals script from their original logo is a cool idea, I don’t think I’ve seen anyone do that before.

 

Looking forward to what you have next!

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2 hours ago, VampyrRabbitDesign said:

Thanks. The colour for the road is according to Encycolorpedia is a "very light shade of orange", I decided on the colour as one of the (now pretty old) nicknames of Houston is The Magnolia City and their 1980s road uniform was cream with a pinkish tint, so it's not totally without precident. I decided against going with gray for the road as Orange was the dominant colour for the trim and numbers.
 

Love it, I really enjoy how sports design has really come into an era of even the smallest things having meaning and that's exactly what you did here.

 

2 hours ago, VampyrRabbitDesign said:



Up next, it's the team from the Heart of America.

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The home and road are both pullovers, I've changed my stance on them during the last month and for some teams, I think they make sense. The Royals are one of those teams, and get one with two buttons. The trim is inspired by the 1973-82 and 1983-91 uniforms, with the home jersey script used from 1969 to 2001. The sleeve patch is in the shape of a heart with the starred crown from the batting practice logo, and on the inside of the baselayer is the "KansasCityRoyals" script.
 

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The alternates are a blue jersey with headspoon piping and road grays. The script is taken from the original Kansas City Royals logo.

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The blue jersey can also be worn with either sky blue or gray for the road.

 

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And for special occasions at home, a Monarchs tribute uniform.

So thats the Royals. Next, a trip to LA.

I really like the sleeve logo you came up with here; I don't know of the hear works on the socks here though. Maybe if thy had the crown as well it would look better, but that's just me. Overall another great set. 

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8 hours ago, MJD7 said:

I love everything about Colorado except for the inclusion of gold/sand. Adding those colors takes away the “cold” feeling of Colorado for me, maybe because sand & gold are both colors generally associated with warmer areas. Plus, as @coco1997 said, it ends up very similar to your Charlotte concept, which I liked that color scheme for. I’d be interested in seeing a strictly purple concept or maybe purple & light blue, playing off of the alternate away uniform.

 

Using the Lions font for the Tigers works surprisingly well! I would have never thought of that. I do miss the orange on the away uniform, though.

 

For the Astros, I would consider making the “H” on the cap white, it kind of gets lost in the star.

 

Using the Royals script from their original logo is a cool idea, I don’t think I’ve seen anyone do that before.

 

Looking forward to what you have next!

Thanks, for Colorado, I added the gold mainly because of how well purple and gold work together, and the other pro teams from the state have warm colours in their palette - Burgundy for the Avs and Rapids, Orange for the Broncos and Gold and Burgundy for the Nuggets, so the Rockies are the odd team out in that regard. Having said that, just purple or purple and light blue could be cool - I'll try something along those lines.

The H on the cap for the Astros was given the gradient as there wasn't any white on the stirrups and it would have looked out of place on the road and alt uniform when worn with navy pants, so no white star. I still think the H is clear considering the H outline and the blue/orange contrast, but I could try a white star, but it probably will require adding white somewhere on the stirrups for colour balance.

As for the Tigers and Royals, I wanted a font with a Motown connection and the Lions one fit the bill, and the Royals script deserves to be on at least one Uniform in the Royals set. I ended up using it for 3 (or 5 depending on POV) of them.

 

 

6 hours ago, johne9109 said:

Love it, I really enjoy how sports design has really come into an era of even the smallest things having meaning and that's exactly what you did here.

 

I really like the sleeve logo you came up with here; I don't know of the hear works on the socks here though. Maybe if thy had the crown as well it would look better, but that's just me. Overall another great set. 


Thanks, I kept the crown off the socks as there wasn't any gold on the cap, so none on the Stirrups either, I like it when the stirrups and the cap match, or at least have the same colours, so it was just the heart.

Onto Los Angeles......

 

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The home and road are pretty much the same as the current ones for the Dodgers, the only red on either set is on the front number. The cap and helmet logo is the one used from 1972 through 2011, which has slightly slimmer lines than the current one.  On the inside of the collar is printed "IT'S TIME FOR DODGER BASEBALL".

 

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Biggest change is that the Dodgers get a road alternate, one that isn't the same as the normal one except for Dodgers on the Front instead of Los Angeles. Instead, this one is based on the powder blue uniforms the team wore in Brooklyn in the 1940s. A blue Los Angeles script replaces the white Brooklyn one, and the numbers get the same treatment as the home and road.

 

So that's the Los Angeles Dodgers. Next up, it's the Fish from the 305.

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