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NHL Team Colors

3/31/2009 09:46:00 PM , 0 comments

Well, the new format for the National Hockey League team colors are up. As mentioned previously, I am now splitting out all Spot/Solid color changes between seasons. You'll notice that there are now two separate records (and swatch images) for the Detroit Red Wings - between the 1998-1999 and the 1999-2000 seasons. Their Red was modified slightly. There were a LOT of color modifications in the NHL between those two seasons...which made for a lot of new swatch images that weren't present before.


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Next up...the Major Soccer League...

Team Colors Lists

3/26/2009 10:29:00 PM , , , 0 comments

Well, I've got my first three modified Team Colors listings done (MLB, NFL and NBA). Now, all of the team listings will include all iterations of different Pantone spot/solid colors when they change. For example, the San Francisco 49ers (NFL) will show separate swatch images for 2005 through 2008, 2002 through 2004 and 1996 through 2001. There were separate Pantone values for the Cardinal Reds in those seasons, and even the Golds and Blacks had varying shades through those years.

Sometimes the variations will be obvious, sometimes they'll be REALLY subtle.

Team Colors

I'm working on the NHL now...
For those of you who follow my team colors research on the SSUR, I have been changing some of the formats of the pages and the images that make up that section of the site. Here are some of the changes:
  • New .PNG format. The Portable Network Graphics format allows the most accurate color reproduction (RGB) in a much smaller file. I'm saving all of my raster graphics in this format for the foreseeable future unless someone gives me a good reason not to.
  • Simplified color descriptions. Previously, I listed a team's colors as - for example - "Arizona Diamondbacks Red". Basically, the team's name plus the color. I have modified my database to just state it as "Red". I realize that these franchises like to feel like they "own" a color by attaching their names to them, but in reality, it's just superfluous.
  • More specific color records. In the past, I would just generate a team color image based on the most recent Pantone/PMS colors within a given date range. For example, the Denver Broncos have worn Broncos Navy, Orange, and White from 1997 through the present. My team colors palette image would represent the most recent iteration of that color set. However, the Broncos changed the Pantone Solid/Spot color for their Navy between the 2001 and 2002 seasons, and changed their Orange between the 1998 and 1999 seasons and again between the 2001 and 2002 seasons. My new swatch images will reflect all of these changes - no matter how subtle the change.

Someday, I'll also have all of my College Colors & Nicknames up-and-running. There are so many updates I need to make, and it is hard to keep all of this stuff updated.

2009 NFL Logos Leaked...

3/24/2009 01:17:00 PM , 4 comments

Well, has blown it, and has accidentally displayed graphics with the new Lions, Jaguars and 49ers graphics on them.

I will confirm that these graphics are/were legit, but I'm guessing that someone at the NFL is having a very bad day today...