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As promised, I have gone through all 44 primary Super Bowl logos and produced (s)RGB versions of them.

Here is a link to Chris Creamer's message board, where I started a thread:

Super Bowl Logos - Color-Adjusted

As I mention in the thread, I have used versions of these logos without the date and location text. I thought it would be better to focus primarily on the logos, and not have all of the distracting, extraneous text.







The expansion Major League Soccer Philadelphia franchise unveiled their name and logos today at Philadelphia's City Hall:

Philadelphia Union unveil name, logo

Primary Logo:



Secondary Logo:



The Union will begin play in 2010.
I'm still learning how all of this works, but I get the feeling that when comes to the use of RGB color spaces, there is some confusion as to what should be used in terms of web graphics and the like.

The term "color space" can be summarized as follows (from Wikipedia):

An RGB color space is any additive color space based on the RGB color model. A particular RGB color space is defined by the three chromaticities of the red, green, and blue additive primaries, and can produce any chromaticity that is the triangle defined by those primary colors. The complete specification of an RGB color space also requires a white point chromaticity and a gamma correction curve.

RGB is an acronym for Red, Green, Blue.

Here are some detailed definitions for the sRGB and Adobe RGB color spaces:

sRGB Color Space - Wikipedia

Adobe RGB (1998) - Wikipedia

Back in December, PANTONE, Inc. picked its 2009 Color of the Year. Here's the press release from Pantone's website:

Pantone Selects Color of the Year for 2009: PANTONE 14-0848 Mimosa

What I would like to do is show each color how they look in different color spaces - on the left is PANTONE 14-0848 TCX using RGB values reflecting the sRGB color space, and on the right is the same color, only using RGB values from the Adobe RGB color space:



I also found a very interesting article that compares these two color spaces and makes a great case as to why sRGB is the way to go:

Ken Rockwell - sRGB vs. Adobe RGB

The bottom line is that - unless you completely understand how Adobe RGB works, and have special software to use with it, stick with sRGB.

All of my color swatch images on ColorWerx, and all of my "color-optimized" graphics reflect the sRGB color space.
I have created a new thread on Chris Creamer's message board to display WNBA graphics that have been "color-optimized" to reflect the sRGB color space.

As always, these graphics (which have been saved in the PNG format) reflect the closest match on computer monitors to how the colors would look when printed using spot colors.

Here are some examples - click on a graphic to display a larger image: