Aug
15

Interested in writing a guest post?

Well, hello. You may remember me. I'm the guy who used to post about sports and design. As I feared they would, things have gotten too busy as of late to post regularly. I'll get back to posting weekly; I've just hit a large patch of freelance work, and unfortunately the paying gigs have to come before the non-paying gig. That said, I was asked recently if I'd be interested in having others wri...

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Jul
8

Interview with NFL Designer Mark Verlander

Interview with NFL Designer Mark Verlander

I have a treat for you today. In a previous post about the history of each NFL franchise's logo, I mentioned a few times that some of my favorite NFL logos were designed by a guy by the name of Mark Verlander. I discovered Mr. Verlander while in design school after being given the task of presenting an inspiratio...

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Jun
27

The worst NFL jerseys are gone!

The worst NFL jerseys are gone!

The Buffalo Bills have done away with the ugliest set of NFL uniforms. The monstrosities they had been wearing since 2002 looked like 3 different uniforms pieced together; all bad. They couldn't decide if they were navy blue, royal blue, or both, and they had more helmet stripes than the rest of the NFL teams combined. Thankfully, the redesign has brought the opposite: simplicity. They're not e...

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Jun
14

Ranking the College World Series Teams’ Jerseys

Ranking the College World Series Teams’ Jerseys

The College World Series is about the only time most of us pay any attention to college baseball (if we even do then). From a design standpoint, it's fun for me to look at because college baseball isn't on TV very often, so I haven't seen many of the uniforms before. It's interesting to see how schools adapt their identity to baseball uniforms. Many ditch their primary logo used for most other spo...

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Jun
7

Harold & Kumar Go to Mountain West

Harold & Kumar Go to Mountain West

The Mountain West Conference unveiled a new logo today. I've seen it compared to Nintendo 64, White Castle, and the BBC show Dr. Who. No mentions of anything sports or conference-related, though, and for good reason. It doesn't look like a sports conference logo. Not that that's necessarily the worst ...

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Jun
3

Team Logo History – NFL

Team Logo History – NFL

After a few posts about team colors, I wanted to look at the evolution of team logos, much like I did with team colors. First up is the NFL. Using the great sportslogos.net, I compiled the chart below. Stick around below the chart and read my team-b...

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May
27

College Team Colors by Geography

College Team Colors by Geography

Sticking with the team colors theme of the last couple of posts, I decided to take a look at the colors of college teams. I promise, up next will be something about logos, uniforms, team names, courts/fields, etc. I went abou...

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May
23

The Evolution of Team Colors

The Evolution of Team Colors

In the comments on my last post, Team Colors by Sport, loyal reader (of all of two weeks), Chris, mentioned that it would be interesting to look at how and when teams changed colors. I liked that idea, so I took a look. If you look at the chart below (click to see full size), you'll see every color change from the...

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May
17

Team Colors By Sport

Team Colors By Sport

With baseball season going on, as little as I pay attention, I've noticed most times I see a game I see a lot of red and blue. Baseball is a very old and traditional game, so the standard patriotic color schemes make sense. I wanted to take a look and see just how much of the major leagues are red and blue and how that compares to other sports. I was also interested to see what colors are more pre...

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May
10

The Wizards’ New Wardrobe

The Wizards’ New Wardrobe

Just as I launch a sports design blog and make a post about NBA logos involving basketballs, an NBA team unveils a new logo and uniform set - and the logo involves a basketball. The Washington Wizards followed the growing updated-retro trend and released a new identity that nods to their old days as the ...

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