Ballin' Ben Franklin Probably Won't Be The 76ers' New Logo

Well this is a bummer. Images of a what was reported to be the Philadelphia 76ers' new alternate logo leaked out on Twitter last night, and everyone was very excited at the prospect of Ballin' Ben Franklin having a home on an NBA uniform. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like Ballin' Ben Franklin is going to make it… » 6/24/14 9:09am 6/24/14 9:09am

NBA Logo Moved To Back Of Jerseys To Make Room For Ads

When the Charlotte Hornets revealed their jerseys yesterday, eagle-eyed observers like Uni Watch's Paul Lukas noticed something odd—the NBA logo, which had previously appeared on jerseys on the upper left chest area, had been moved to the back of the uniform. That's an awful lot of blank space created, but worry not;… » 6/20/14 9:17am 6/20/14 9:17am

Patent Office Rules Against Redskins, Cancels Trademark

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled today in Blackhorse v. Pro-Football Inc., a suit brought by a group of Native Americans seeking to have the Washington Redskins' trademarks canceled on the grounds that the name is disparaging. The plaintiffs achieved a major victory:… » 6/18/14 10:00am 6/18/14 10:00am

Fan Ridicule Leads Soccer Team To Abandon Logo

Louisville City FC introduced its logo last week, to the outrage and disappointment of fans and designers who called it ugly, amateurish, and quickly demonstrated that they could do better. It took less than a day for the team to admit it screwed up, and announce it would hold a fan contest to pick a new one. » 6/11/14 9:47am 6/11/14 9:47am

Appalachian State's New Logo Might Have Been Drawn By A Child

At gunpoint, I'd say the guy on the left was a sea captain, or maybe the Gorton's Fisherman. With Appalachian State moving up to the FBS next season, they needed something a little more evocative of "mountaineer." So they're switching to the guy on the right, presumably after an intense design competition featuring… » 12/02/13 2:57pm 12/02/13 2:57pm

The Washington Redskins, Rebranded: Your Best Submissions

99design's "Rebrand The Washington Redskins" contest ended this weekend, with the logo above (by user Mixaurus) winning the $499 prize. Apparently the polls were overrun with pro-Redskins trolls or graphic designers are really nit-picky (or both), because the second-highest-rated submission garnered just a 2.2 star… » 10/14/13 6:45pm 10/14/13 6:45pm

Photoshop Contest: Let's Rebrand The Washington Redskins

The folks at 99designs are running a community contest to rebrand the Washington Redskins with a new team name and logo. They reached out to a few journalists to get some suggestions—e.g. Warriors (Robert McCartney), Griffins (David Plotz), and Renegades (Ken Meringolo and Kevin Ewoldt)—but anything goes, as you can… » 10/09/13 11:08am 10/09/13 11:08am