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I'm not really feelin' the white pants, but apparently I'm in the minority. I've always liked it when the Saints wore black pants with their white jerseys.

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*CHEAP EXCUSE ALERT*

Just figured I'd bump this concept of mine from up underneath the depths of time to show again, just cuz it seems Saints concepts are something of the flavor of the month now...

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My one beef is that the gold alts have a different number font than the rest of the jerseys. I'd stick with the Times New Roman font throughout the set

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Lesson 1: Don't bump threads that are over a year and a half old.

Lesson 2: Learn Lesson 1.

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Are you going to do the Atlanta Falcons?

Umm... This thread is almost two years old. So I'm guessing either Brandon has already completed (I don't remember if he has or not) or will not be completing an Atlanta set.

Soo... Yeahhhh...

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Welcome back. I am now on to part FIVE in this series. Here's a list of the teams I've completed concepts for up to this point:

Cleveland Browns

Tennessee Titans

Philadelphia Eagles

St. Louis Rams

Okay, so let's head on down the Mississippi River, shall we?

Welcome to Creole Country!

New Orleans. The Crescent City. Love(d) that place, being that Pensacola (my hometown) is only three hours east--or was before Katrina knocked down the twinspan. (Those in the know know what I'm talking about.) As any Saints fan knows (and yes, they do exist outside Louisiana--ask skyaa1), though there have been little subtle changes here and there, the overall look of the Saints has remained the same for their entire existence. There was a period, though, between the early '80s right on up to the time Ricky Williams played there, where the people in charge just could NOT make up their mind on a look--flip-flopping between gold pants, black pants, white pants, back to gold with a solid black stripe a la the Steelers, black pants with the same stripe, only in gold, solid black pants from a few years ago, San Diego-style numbers, road gold numbers outlined in black, black road numbers outlined in gold--they even toyed with the idea of a black dome once, in the 1970 pre-season. (For what it's worth, I think the Saints' helmet is one of the best in the league.)

Though the team really doesn't have that rich a tradition, the uniform itself has stayed, for the most part, just that--traditional looking. But, to me, it just didn't say "New Orleans" or "Saints" enough for me, so i let the cerebellum start spinning. I also enlisted the help of one skyaa1 for this one, since he (as best as I can tell) is the foremost Saints fan in the community.

The first thought that came to mind was to go back to more of an old gold rather than Vegas gold, but then skyaa1 showed me this photo. BINGO! Copperish gold = good. (That same photo will be referenced later on.) Ol' boy also suggested--and I was thinking the same thing--employing the pants striping used back in those days, so I did. The same stripe that the Saints' domes employ are now used on the pants--black/white/black on the primary gold pants, and black/GOLD/black on the secondary white pants I included, since white pants have been used by the Saints before. (No black pants for the primaries this time around--although I did think about it.) For the jerseys, I wanted to do something a little different to try to "freshen" up the Saints' look, and because I'm a bit tired of seeing standard block all the time, so I pined through about 11000 fonts before I found a number style that said "Saints" to me. I set it in the San Diego style the Saints employed during various periods of their history-white with gold trim on the black tops and black with gold trim on the white shirts. As the current jerseys have no striping whatsoever on them, neither do these. (I'm thinking maybe I should have, but I'll let you all see it and then y'all can make your own judgement on that.) I did, however, put the (in)famous Louisiana "boot" logo back on the sleeves, like they used to be. And, just for effect, the collar/sleeve ribs on the black tops are gold; black on the white tops. I wanted to try to work a crescent design into this concept somewhere, just to tie the design into Nawlins' nickname (and it amazed me skyaa1 had the same idea), but, in the end, it just didn't come out right, so I stayed true to the Saints' overall traditional style--but with some enhancements. I also ain't too fond of the Saints' current wordmark, so I fashioned one out of an older French-Catholic style font (understand the French-Creole connection here) and modified it a little bit. I like it--it's more "New Orleans" to me...

And now, the third outfit. As most of you have seen by now, I have a habit of doing some super-special things with my alt sets, and this time is no different. Remember that photo I mentioned skyaa1 showed me? (here it is again.) Well, that's exactly what I based my third outfit on--serified block numbers included. Now, Anyone remember those gold alt jerseys the Saints broke out back in '01 or '02 against the Vikings? I loved those. And they wore them with the black pants. Now, imagine a cross between the two sets I just described and BAM!--you have my rendition of an alt set for the Saints. The pants have the gold/white/gold stripe and same striping and sock style seen here from the Archie Manning days--only without the thin separations between the stripes.

SO...y'all ready for this?

I present to the masses...the re-done New Orleans Saints!

NOsaints.png

Great Job. I love the new font on the wordmark and the numbers. I also really like the gold jersey w/ black pants combo.

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Welcome back. I am now on to part FIVE in this series. Here's a list of the teams I've completed concepts for up to this point:

Cleveland Browns

Tennessee Titans

Philadelphia Eagles

St. Louis Rams

Okay, so let's head on down the Mississippi River, shall we?

Welcome to Creole Country!

New Orleans. The Crescent City. Love(d) that place, being that Pensacola (my hometown) is only three hours east--or was before Katrina knocked down the twinspan. (Those in the know know what I'm talking about.) As any Saints fan knows (and yes, they do exist outside Louisiana--ask skyaa1), though there have been little subtle changes here and there, the overall look of the Saints has remained the same for their entire existence. There was a period, though, between the early '80s right on up to the time Ricky Williams played there, where the people in charge just could NOT make up their mind on a look--flip-flopping between gold pants, black pants, white pants, back to gold with a solid black stripe a la the Steelers, black pants with the same stripe, only in gold, solid black pants from a few years ago, San Diego-style numbers, road gold numbers outlined in black, black road numbers outlined in gold--they even toyed with the idea of a black dome once, in the 1970 pre-season. (For what it's worth, I think the Saints' helmet is one of the best in the league.)

Though the team really doesn't have that rich a tradition, the uniform itself has stayed, for the most part, just that--traditional looking. But, to me, it just didn't say "New Orleans" or "Saints" enough for me, so i let the cerebellum start spinning. I also enlisted the help of one skyaa1 for this one, since he (as best as I can tell) is the foremost Saints fan in the community.

The first thought that came to mind was to go back to more of an old gold rather than Vegas gold, but then skyaa1 showed me this photo. BINGO! Copperish gold = good. (That same photo will be referenced later on.) Ol' boy also suggested--and I was thinking the same thing--employing the pants striping used back in those days, so I did. The same stripe that the Saints' domes employ are now used on the pants--black/white/black on the primary gold pants, and black/GOLD/black on the secondary white pants I included, since white pants have been used by the Saints before. (No black pants for the primaries this time around--although I did think about it.) For the jerseys, I wanted to do something a little different to try to "freshen" up the Saints' look, and because I'm a bit tired of seeing standard block all the time, so I pined through about 11000 fonts before I found a number style that said "Saints" to me. I set it in the San Diego style the Saints employed during various periods of their history-white with gold trim on the black tops and black with gold trim on the white shirts. As the current jerseys have no striping whatsoever on them, neither do these. (I'm thinking maybe I should have, but I'll let you all see it and then y'all can make your own judgement on that.) I did, however, put the (in)famous Louisiana "boot" logo back on the sleeves, like they used to be. And, just for effect, the collar/sleeve ribs on the black tops are gold; black on the white tops. I wanted to try to work a crescent design into this concept somewhere, just to tie the design into Nawlins' nickname (and it amazed me skyaa1 had the same idea), but, in the end, it just didn't come out right, so I stayed true to the Saints' overall traditional style--but with some enhancements. I also ain't too fond of the Saints' current wordmark, so I fashioned one out of an older French-Catholic style font (understand the French-Creole connection here) and modified it a little bit. I like it--it's more "New Orleans" to me...

And now, the third outfit. As most of you have seen by now, I have a habit of doing some super-special things with my alt sets, and this time is no different. Remember that photo I mentioned skyaa1 showed me? (here it is again.) Well, that's exactly what I based my third outfit on--serified block numbers included. Now, Anyone remember those gold alt jerseys the Saints broke out back in '01 or '02 against the Vikings? I loved those. And they wore them with the black pants. Now, imagine a cross between the two sets I just described and BAM!--you have my rendition of an alt set for the Saints. The pants have the gold/white/gold stripe and same striping and sock style seen here from the Archie Manning days--only without the thin separations between the stripes.

SO...y'all ready for this?

I present to the masses...the re-done New Orleans Saints!

NOsaints.png

Great Job. I love the new font on the wordmark and the numbers. I also really like the gold jersey w/ black pants combo.

STOP REVIVING OLD THREADS!!!!!!

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Lesson 1: Don't bump threads that are over a year and a half old.

Lesson 2: Learn Lesson 1.

I can't believe siegel0572 bumped an old thread with this explicit warning in it.

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Great looking unis but I can't help feeling I've seen them before, maybe 2 years ago or so? :rolleyes:

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