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I usually make a little comment or so with every concept I post, but I think this one speaks for itself. I personally just love the new hat logo. C&C welcome as always.

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Great job!! I love the color combinations and the blue alts look very sharp..and the H in the star looks really nice..did you try a white alt with the main H logo on the left chest and maybe a number on the right side with some blue piping? I think something like that would look real nice..but overall great job!

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Wow that is really awesome. But I'm also a very big fan of what the Astros have right now.

Great job.

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You know, I've thought of doing something like this before, but I didn't think it would look very good at all. But after looking at your concept, I must say that this really works...the old colors with the current font go very well together. And you're right, that hat logo looks great. I would love it if the Astros went with this idea. Great work unwind :notworthy:

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Is that how the Houston font is supposed to be on the alternate? It looks a bit wavy, and I don't know if that's a good thing.

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sorry unwind. this is one of the few concepts of yours that i don't like. the current astros scheme has two strikes against it: the logo/wordmark set seems to go in the traditional direction while the name demands a futuristic logo/wordmark set. the second strike has the same reasoning, only implied to the team's current colour set. your concept fixes the colour problem, but not the logo/wordmark problem.

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sorry unwind. this is one of the few concepts of yours that i don't like. the current astros scheme has two strikes against it: the logo/wordmark set seems to go in the traditional direction while the name demands a futuristic logo/wordmark set. the second strike has the same reasoning, only implied to the team's current colour set. your concept fixes the colour problem, but not the logo/wordmark problem.

Sorry from me too. I'm with the 'Cap. I just don't see the old-fashioned script wordmarks working for a team that has broken so much ground in its half-century of existence (domes, artificial turf, radical colors, rainbow bellies, orange caps, giant cartoon scoreboards...). I prefer the colors you used, but I'd like something more befitting the progressive, futuristic feel of the team and its nickname, celebrating the Space Age.

Also, the script "H" doesn't work for me on the cap. By itself, it looks like a lowercase "fl" than an "H" to me. It's an unusual cursive "H" and it is easily understood in front of the word "Houston", but it isn't as effective by itself.

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Great job unwind. I love the hat logo and the new colors. It finally makes somewhat of a tie to the "Astros" nickname.

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I love these, but at the same time, I love what they currently have. And, people talk about tie-ins to the nickname, but to be honest, several teams don't really feature significant tie-ins. The Dodgers, Padres (sans alternate jersey sleeve logo), Giants, and Yankees really don't have tie-ins. At least the Astros have the Star as a hat logo.

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I like these very much, I kind of thought of the Brewers (even though the colors are different) but otherwise nice.

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I give you 5 thumbs up!

Wait. Why the hell do I have 5 frickin thumbs?! What's wrong with me?! :shocked:

(Hee! Hee! Just kiddin. But seriously, excellent job, dude. You got my vote ( :therock: ) whatever. B) )

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Oh I forgot, IMO, gold brims (or metallic ones for that matter) just don't look good on any of the game hats. Maybe just a BP. I really think the regular, all navy, hat would look really good worn with the alts.

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I really like how you incorporated their current logos and scripts with the colors they used in the 1990s. Unlike what they have now and other concepts I've seen, this concept has Astros written all over it!

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i agree with what a lot of the others said--- it looks really really good but not better than what they have now.

astros is probably my favorite package in baseball.. great colors... perfectly executed

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You know, the whole argument that the Astros are too old-fashioned looking for their name is one I just don't get. Have the Astros ever looked futuristic? No. Bright, yes. Loud, yes. Ugly? Oh verily, yes, and yes again. But futuristic? Come on! A block H on a star was never futuristic. Not even the rainbow-bellied uniforms were "futuristic," since we now live in the future and nobody would even think of wearing such a uniform to a baseball game today. (Except on "turn back the clock day," which just proves my point.)

Furthermore, the whole concept of the name isn't futuristic anymore. "Houston Astros" refers to the past, not the future. I'm nearing middle age, and the Space Age ended before I was born. Humans haven't done anything interesting in space since around 1973. That was 32 years ago, for crying out loud! Houston is still home to NASA's mission control, but the only missions they control involve flying a souped-up 737 with heat-resistant duct tape and a couple of Commodore 64 computers roughly the distance of Houston to Dallas, straight up. For 25 years now all Houston has done is send people to low-earth orbit. We did that in 1962. Calling a name that brings to mind the technical achievements of the early 1960s "futuristic" is like calling color TV "cutting edge."

Plus, NASA ditched its "futuristic" worm logo years ago and went back to its 1950s red-swoosh "meatball" patch. Not even NASA thinks that space is futuristic anymore! The future just ain't what it used to be.

And anyway, it's not like there used to be a lot of teams wearing brick and gold (or sand or whatever they call it in Houston). Nor is their thin-line script actually traditional either. So in terms of color choice and lettering, you can make a much better argument that the current uniform set is "futuristic" than the old block-H look. The Astros current uniforms are much more forward-looking, anyway, to their blue-and-orange days or their rainbow era.

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You know, the whole argument that the Astros are too old-fashioned looking for their name is one I just don't get. Have the Astros ever looked futuristic? No. Bright, yes. Loud, yes. Ugly? Oh verily, yes, and yes again. But futuristic? Come on! A block H on a star was never futuristic. Not even the rainbow-bellied uniforms were "futuristic," since we now live in the future and nobody would even think of wearing such a uniform to a baseball game today. (Except on "turn back the clock day," which just proves my point.)

Furthermore, the whole concept of the name isn't futuristic anymore. "Houston Astros" refers to the past, not the future. I'm nearing middle age, and the Space Age ended before I was born. Humans haven't done anything interesting in space since around 1973. That was 32 years ago, for crying out loud! Houston is still home to NASA's mission control, but the only missions they control involve flying a souped-up 737 with heat-resistant duct tape and a couple of Commodore 64 computers roughly the distance of Houston to Dallas, straight up. For 25 years now all Houston has done is send people to low-earth orbit. We did that in 1962. Calling a name that brings to mind the technical achievements of the early 1960s "futuristic" is like calling color TV "cutting edge."

Plus, NASA ditched its "futuristic" worm logo years ago and went back to its 1950s red-swoosh "meatball" patch. Not even NASA thinks that space is futuristic anymore! The future just ain't what it used to be.

And anyway, it's not like there used to be a lot of teams wearing brick and gold (or sand or whatever they call it in Houston). Nor is their thin-line script actually traditional either. So in terms of color choice and lettering, you can make a much better argument that the current uniform set is "futuristic" than the old block-H look. The Astros current uniforms are much more forward-looking, anyway, to their blue-and-orange days or their rainbow era.

...so....did you like the concept or not? :therock:

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