Mavs Fans Really Outdid Themselves with Their Uniform Designs
In the 72 hours since he announced that he was crowd-sourcing designs for the Mavericks' new uniforms, Mark Cuban has been swamped with quality submissions.
Take this suggestion posted to Cuban's blog:
Uniforms should not be uniform. Tall players graphics (im not even talking about the team logo) should be made for them to look shorter, thus fooling the opponent. Shorter players should be made to look taller. Skewed lines, vertical, horizontal lines should be employed. Polka dots of various mystical diameters and shades should be used.
Some digital enhancements can be made. As the game plays on, phosphorescent colors in the logos and the graphics and lines should shine brighter, creating the illusion of power progression in the physiology of the players, i.e. im not getting tired, im getting stronger ... yet there should be a subtlety and harmony in the finished product. Not too loud, but implicitly powerful.
What you are asking for is nothing short of biological/phenotype visual war tools. Its actually really fascinating to think about the possibilities.
As fantastic as that idea is, though, it's only hints at the epic creative force that is Mavs nation. We sifted through their ideas and now bring you the best of the best. No way that Dirk isn't wearing at least one of these come 2015.
"I wanted to mix the new and the old school together. im not the best artist but you get the idea," the designer says.
And then there are the people who ignored Cuban's instructions and designed logos:
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