Design for the Real World: Throwback Uniforms

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Friday, October 09, 2009

This fall, eight NFL teams have donned the old American Football League uniforms. Graphic designer and sports blogger Jim Ransdell thinks these bold, simple patterns are timeless. Produced by Alana Harper.

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Comments [2]

arkonbey from Underhill, VT

I also agree. I was grousing the other day at how I miss the "minuteman center" of the old Patriots' uniform.

However, I'm not sure if the new uniforms assail my sense of design (I'm also a graphic designer) or if it is a sense of nostalgia for a time when I followed sports passionately (then, I found out that all the Patriots weren't from New England and my disappointment dispelled my fervor).

Strong Bad had an email about 'modern' logos that is actually spot-on. Sorry, I can't link direct, but here's the main SBEmail menu: http://tinyurl.com/5bjh .It's a ways back...

Oct. 15 2009 03:54 PM
Jason 'Great White' (Shark: Beings Rights Person)

I could not agree more with Mr. Ransdell; I hate it when The NFL Franchises change cities and steal everything about the previous city's franchise as the new cities' franchise. However, what I hate it even more is when The NFL Franchises decide to change from their 1970s-1980s uniforms to a more modern audience. That is why one of the important limitations of The Internet sports playing/participating associations (The GW'sSAs) I am creating is that no team/program/franchise can be moved or change their settings (uniforms, nicknames and etc) after they start the draft.

Oct. 09 2009 03:39 PM

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