Roberto Luongo steals a concept design and doesn’t compensate artist for it

In all honesty, they probably didn’t know it and didn’t think much of it. But now that we know who created it and that he never got compensation, what is the best approach? It’s up to the artist on what they want to see with it, but I do wonder how many more of these cases happen that we just don’t pick up.

Goalie masks are unique in a way because they aren’t required to put just the team logos on it. They can be creative and artists can put whatever they want to the mask. In fact, sometimes the mask has nothing to do with the team, but the design reflects the player.

So with this, it might open up a new way of artist and players in approach to the goalie mask designs. These cases are rare so we might not see it much. But when it does happen, I hope the artist is contacted and properly compensated. They deserve that at least.

Adidas can’t even get their Yao Ming throwback correct

His name is Yao Ming. Yao is his surname. He has worn YAO on his jersey throughout his entire NBA career.

But somehow, someway, Adidas missed that. Either they did not do any research, have any common sense or have no idea how names work outside of America.

 

Mitchell & Ness to roll out series of Michael Jordan throwbacks

Mitchell & Ness has teamed up with Nike to produce Michael Jordan throwbacks for the next three years, commemorating his great moments such as “The Shot” and his various all-star game moments.

Even though M&N has produced Jordan jerseys in the past, they have never done so in a series like this to celebrate the great one’s career.

One issue, however, is that there weren’t too many changes to the Bulls’ uniform during Jordan’s career. Aside from a move from a cursive script to their current script and the name tags going from sans serif to serif, there isn’t much. But that’s where the creativity comes in from M&N. All-star games, NBA Finals jersey with patches and other great moments have these little differences that they surely will capitalize on.

Let’s see how creative they can get. These will retail at $250-$300. For the press release, click here.

MLB 2014 On-Field Clubhouse 39THIRTY postgame caps are out and they look like neon lights

New and unnecessary.

New and unnecessary.

Last year, MLB released these postgame caps. They were optional to wear during postgame interviews, but aesthetically they were just bad.

It appears that they have a new line for this year. Check out some of them that are already available for purchase.

It’s like they’re going with the all black look, much like the darkness of light with the logos lit up like oversized neon signs outside of a bar. Look at the Orioles cap. And now look at the Indians one.

This isn’t necessary but merchandising could rise because of it. And that’s why we introduce these things, right?

New fashion style is upside down logos on caps?

I’ve always tried to be fashion forward when it comes to sports merchandising but this one is a little confusing. These “Hall of Fame” edition caps are everything you want in a throwback style cap. The colors are right. The logos are accurate. However, the logos are upside down.

I don’t know what the reasoning is for it and I don’t think it makes much sense. Is this a case of just finding a new way to sell something that is already there? Or is it another way of the company to present something new that could catch on?

What I can assure you is that someone will buy it and make it work. After all, the colors are still great and the throwback idea is still very popular. But upside down is hard to understand. Makes it look like a factory error. Maybe that’s what’s hot.

Caps in rival team colors: Is it good or bad?

Yesterday I shared this photo on my Facebook. Is it OK for these to exist?

This isn’t the first time I’ve seen this. In fact, it’s been around a while. I’ve seen Giants caps in A’s colors. Dodgers caps in Giants colors. I’ve seen Yankees caps in Red Sox colors. It exists and it doesn’t look right.

The main reason is for fashion. If a person wants to wear green one day and an Angels cap, the cap above works. Even though it mixes in a rival’s colors, it aesthetically works. But is it right?

How much are we sacrificing for fashion? You’ll never catch me wearing an A’s cap in Giants colors. It just doesn’t work. If I have to wear some black and orange cap, I guess I’ll go with the Orioles.

But I suppose since the A’s are the only team in baseball that wears green, that option is limited for some.

Lakers embrace social media in their shooting shirts

This isn’t the first time social media has been used in team outfits. The Lakers are taking that with their social media night and it’s pretty neat. I am all for handles being used in warmup clothing and so forth, just not for actual in-game stuff.

#Embrace the future of marketing.

The NBA and Adidas’ desire to produce more sleeved abominations

Yes, NBA and Adidas. Please tell me how these are great designs for a basketball uniform! It is so great to see something so innovative in a sport that demands something like this.

Oh Adidas, you are one of a kind.

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My goodness these are horrible.

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Famous 49ers fans with an eye for fashion

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In recent years since the 49ers’ turnaround back to a successful franchise, the team has started to grab the attention of celebrities. Some celebrities have been seen showing support for the 49ers. Others who have always been fans are now more vocal.

Fan fashion has grown tremendously over the years. With people looking to express themselves fashionably, it makes sense to see them do it with their favorite sports team.

So for fun, I did a quick Google search of famous people who have recently been seen wearing 49ers gear. The team is popular and popular people are wearing 49ers clothing.

New Era releases limited edition caps to celebrate their own anniversary

New Era celebrating their own achievement.

This isn’t a surprise to me, but I am surprised they’re doing it anyway.

New Era has been a staple in the cap fashion business for so long and they’ve essentially created a branding identity that’s so big, that it has created legions of followers and fans.

Their 59Fifty model is a fitted-style cap that all teams in Major League Baseball use and is an option for players in the National Football League. It’s my personal favorite and I am a fitted cap guy because of them.

With that, New Era has decided to celebrate their 59th anniversary of this model by placing a gold emblem on MLB caps.

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