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Hello and Happy Holidays to everyone.  Some of you have been emailing me about the broken image links to the Professional Team Colors and College Colors & Nicknames sections of my site.  Rest assured, I'm working on getting them corrected.

To be perfectly honest, it will be more than a bunch of corrections; for the time being, I will be using the blog for all updates to the site - the old site will no longer be maintained, and a new one will take its place in the very near future.

I have been hard at work behind the scenes regenerating all 7,549 professional team color swatch images...I made a few minor cosmetic changes to the report itself (these are all generated from Microsoft Access databases - someday I'll share how I track all of this stuff), and felt it warranted a complete reload of the images.  The process is only partially automated; it still takes me a LOT of time to get all of this completed.

I am also regenerating all of the College color sets as well; not quite as many in total as the pro color sets, but still is a bit time-consuming.

What this will mean is that starting tomorrow, I will begin posting individual posts on this blog that will contain a single league's team colors listings with links to the images on Photobucket (no popups for now), and you can reference them using the tags I will attach to each post.

And, I will get on a redesign for the site (using WordPress for now), which will not only replace the old, incredibly outdated site I've been using for eons, and will also replace this blog.  I'm trying to hold everything in one place for once.

Stay tuned...

I have a fairly large collection of official graphics for Minor League Baseball. Although I've occasionally posted some of the newest graphics sets in the past, I've also had plans to display some of the older franchises as well.

The earliest MiLB logosheets I have only included the primary mark, the cap mark, and a graphic depicting the cap mark on a cap (or caps).

Here are the Potomac Cannons of the Carolina League. The Cannons are now known as the Potomac Nationals; they had previously been known as the Prince William Cannons.

Official Team Colors:

 photo PotomacCannons_FRC_2004_SCC_SRGB.png

Note the use of "Plum" this unique color had also been designated as the original Purple (or "Eggplant") by the Might Ducks of Anaheim (NHL). Also note the side-by-side usage of metallic Silver and Gray.

Primary Mark:



Cap 1 Mark:



Cap 1 Graphic:


Since this is Super Bowl Week, it's only fitting that I finally address the (somewhat) recent trend in the NFL - these highly detailed, grayscale images that have been utilized the last four years for the Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, Playoffs and Championship marks.

In regards to the Super Bowl, the NFL has begun to produce both "National" and "Regional" versions of their marks...the "National" set includes a rendering of the Super Bowl trophy along with the Roman numerals signifying the game's number. The "Regional" set adds the venue to the graphic, along with (at least for this season's version) some local landmarks.

Along with these grayscale marks are differing versions for Pantone spot color printing, embroidery marks, and one-color versions for other uses. Here's how the NFL defines each set:

"National - Sponsorship/National Promotions.

Guidelines - The National logo should be used for the following:
  • National television broadcast
  • Field stencil
  • National premium products
  • In-Stadium décor"

"Regional - Consumer Products/Regional Premium Products.

Guidelines -The Regional logo should be used for the following:
  • Licensed Products
  • Competing teams jerseys, sideline apparel and caps
  • Official game ball
  • Local premium products
  • Local event décor and graphics outside of the stadium."

Since the majority of these marks are produced using grayscale (i.e., a percentage of Black, from 0K to 100K) I have converted them to "RGB Black" - which I have defined as R:01 G:01 B:01 to R:255 G:255 B:255. Converting these graphics from process color to digital actually increases the dynamic range of Black to White - making the contrast greater.

Here are the various marks used:

Grayscale Versions:

Primary Usage - National Version:



Primary Usage - National Version (Black background):



Primary Usage with Location - National Version:



Primary Usage with Location - National Version (Black background):



Primary Usage with Location and Date - National Version:



Primary Usage with Location and Date - National Version (Black background):



Primary Usage with Date - National Version:



Primary Usage with Date - National Version (Black background):



Primary Usage with Full Date - National Version:



Primary Usage with Full Date - National Version (Black background):



Primary Usage - Regional Version:



Primary Usage - Regional Version (Black background):



Primary Usage with Location - Regional Version:



Primary Usage with Location - Regional Version (Black background):



Primary Usage with Location and Date - Regional Version:



Primary Usage with Location and Date - Regional Version (Black background):



Primary Usage with Date - Regional Version:



Primary Usage with Date - Regional Version (Black background):



Primary Usage with Full Date - Regional Version:



Primary Usage with Full Date - Regional Version (Black background):



Embroidery Versions:

Five Color - Four Inches or Larger Usage - National Version:



Four Color - Smaller than Four Inches - National Version:



Five Color - Four Inches or Larger Usage - Regional Version:



Four Color - Smaller than Four Inches - Regional Version:



Screen Printing Versions (Pantone):

National Version:



National Version (Gray background, Dark Gray holding line):



Regional Version:



Regional Version (Gray background, Dark Gray holding line):



Alternate Regional Version:



The usage for this version is defined as follows:

"An Alternate PMS version is available for use in the following instances:
  • Not able to screen print gradients
  • When the logo is used smaller than 2.5” and a simplified version is required (examples: pins, lanyards, etc,)"

One-Color Versions:

National Version:



National Version (Dark Gray background):



National Version - Reversed (Gray background):



Regional Version:



Regional Version (Dark Gray background):



Regional Version - Reversed (Gray background):



These One-Color marks are for use on pins, coins, jewelry and glassware only.

For each of these logo packages there are also a number of region-specific graphics, complete with extensive color palettes and design elements. I will try to present some of them in the near future.
It's been a long time since I've posted on this blog, but rest assured that I've been busy with a number of projects...most of which will be displayed here in the near future.

So, in the meantime, I threw together a few simple graphics for the final four NFL teams in this weekend's Conference Championship games. These display the four teams' (Denver, New England, San Francisco and Seattle) primary marks using PANTONE's Color of the Year for 2014 - 18-3224 "Radiant Orchid".

I utilized the "TPX" substrate - which reflects textile colors on paper, and converted these logos into proper grayscale format, and then applied various tints of Radiant Orchid to the individual color elements to produce the end-result.

Here are the four teams in tints of 18-3224 TPX "Radiant Orchid":








As some you know by now, the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association have new uniforms and logos coming for the 2013-2014 season. I plan to present these new graphics, but wanted to show the previous set beforehand.

Official Team Colors:

 photo PhoenixSuns_FRC_2013_SCC_SRGB.png

Primary Mark:



Primary Mark (Purple background):



Primary Mark (Burnt Orange background):



Primary Mark (Gray background):



Primary Mark (Dark Yellow background):



Primary Mark (Dark Red background):



Primary Mark (Black background):



Secondary 1 Mark:



Secondary 1 Mark (Purple background):



Secondary 1 Mark (Burnt Orange background):



Secondary 1 Mark (Gray background):



Secondary 1 Mark (Dark Yellow background):



Secondary 1 Mark (Dark Red background):



Secondary 1 Mark (Black background):



Secondary 2 Mark:



Secondary 2 Mark (Purple background):



Secondary 2 Mark (Burnt Orange background):



Secondary 2 Mark (Gray background):



Secondary 2 Mark (Dark Yellow background):



Secondary 2 Mark (Dark Red background):



Secondary 2 Mark (Black background):



Home Uniform Script:



Road Uniform Script:



Alternate Uniform Script: