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Old Apr 21, 2018, 10:06 PM   #101
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The black on the navy uniform always killed me.
Yes, the dreaded BFBS, in UniWatch parlance.

Also, that number font is blocky and extremely awkward and the "Illinois" font is the definition of nondescript.

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Old Apr 22, 2018, 02:15 PM   #102
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Yes, the dreaded BFBS, in UniWatch parlance.

Also, that number font is blocky and extremely awkward and the "Illinois" font is the definition of nondescript.
I'll grant you the numbers dont match. But I think the arched "illinois" is extremely distinctive and one of our best looks. For me it hits the 3 areas I want for a logo/wordmark. It's clean + classic + bold, it could even touch on modern. I think with a bit of tweaking too it can become even more impactful. Such as a shortened arched "illini" (which I used for my fb mocks a while ago and on the actual helmets). I think it is in the same vein as many other successful collegiate brands. We just never built a brand around it.

Also FWIW, we've had an arched "Illinois" as our jersey for much of our history. As much a jersey tradition as we've ever had (our others would be a Orange helmet with white mask, but i'll save this rant for future conversations). Even the 89's had an arch. I just think this wordmark deserves a little more credit, in our tumultuous design history.

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Sorry that was rather long winded but in an unbiased way, I genuinely think this is a beautifully designed wordmark, and far and away the best wordmark we've ever had. I was, no joke, heartbroken when nike cast it aside so readily in the rebrand (for a two tone italic trendy nonsense of all things). I wish so much our fanbase loved it as much as i do haha.

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Old Apr 22, 2018, 03:09 PM   #103
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But I think the arched "illinois" is extremely distinctive and one of our best looks. For me it hits the 3 areas I want for a logo/wordmark. It's clean + classic + bold, it could even touch on modern. I think with a bit of tweaking too it can become even more impactful. Such as a shortened arched "illini"


We had an arched "Illini" recently and I quite liked this series of jerseys too, even if they don't seem to get much love
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Old Apr 22, 2018, 03:41 PM   #104
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As much a jersey tradition as we've ever had
There's a "kinda pregnant" aspect to this that causes me to feel diametrically different about it.
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Old Apr 22, 2018, 03:51 PM   #105
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I know most people hated the two-tone font, but these are probably my favorite uniforms we've had over the last 20 years. The font is doing all the work. The rest has just enough subtle detail to make them unique, without the massive zig-zags making us look like clowns.
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Old Apr 22, 2018, 04:17 PM   #106
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By the way, just what is the image? or whatever, on the back of the jerseys (Cole number 30)? I keep trying to make it out during games but everyone is moving too fast. And even in this picture I still can't really seem to make out just what the heck it is.
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Old Apr 22, 2018, 04:19 PM   #107
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By the way, just what is the image? or whatever, on the back of the jerseys (Cole number 30)? I keep trying to make it out during games but everyone is moving too fast. And even in this picture I still can't really seem to make out just what the heck it is.
Foellinger
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Old Apr 22, 2018, 04:22 PM   #108
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Foellinger
Thanks. Next question is why?

Also, when I was going to school (a century ago) I don't remember it having that name. Or anyone referring to it as Foellinger. It was always just the Auditorium. Funny.
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Old Apr 22, 2018, 04:27 PM   #109
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Thanks. Next question is why?

Also, when I was going to school (a century ago) I don't remember it having that name. Or anyone referring to it as Foellinger. It was always just the Auditorium. Funny.


Maybe someone has a real answer but Nike seemed to have a phase featuring prominent campus architecture in 'watermarks' on the jersey. Foellinger Auditorium is one of the most recognizable buildings on campus and in a prominent spot. Also probably just fits a jersey better than the Union or Altgeld. Fun fact Foellinger was inspired by Thomas Jefferson's library design for UVA
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Old Apr 22, 2018, 04:48 PM   #110
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By the way, just what is the image? or whatever, on the back of the jerseys (Cole number 30)? I keep trying to make it out during games but everyone is moving too fast. And even in this picture I still can't really seem to make out just what the heck it is.
Maybe we could see SFC as the watermark? Maybe the Alma Mater? Maybe the CHIEF?(okay dreaming on chief, but still)
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Old Apr 22, 2018, 05:41 PM   #111
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Thanks. Next question is why?
IIRC BW picked it. Cause i remember also thinking also why? but here we are.

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Old Apr 22, 2018, 05:59 PM   #112
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Also FWIW, we've had an arched "Illinois" as our jersey for much of our history. As much a jersey tradition as we've ever had (our others would be a Orange helmet with white mask, but i'll save this rant for future conversations). Even the 89's had an arch. I just think this wordmark deserves a little more credit, in our tumultuous design history.
Just to clarify, I was commenting on those two elements together on that uniform - when you have a gonzo number font and pair it with that type of staid lettering it looks very weird to me (and obviously those numbers were so chunky that matching lettering would be near impossible).

Have no issue with arched "Illinois" - although it is hard to see how that lives on if there is any consistency with our rebrand font.

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Old Apr 23, 2018, 08:55 AM   #113
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We had an arched "Illini" recently and I quite liked this series of jerseys too, even if they don't seem to get much love


Take away the two tone font and these are great jerseys imo


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Old Apr 23, 2018, 09:07 AM   #114
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Take away the two tone font and these are great jerseys imo


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The next year they did change them all to just that (except for the whites)



And just so I have a reason to complain about something, I wish they would have inverted the coloring. I like it on the older versions when "Illinois" was the flip of the number.

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Old Apr 27, 2018, 05:05 PM   #115
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I have to admit...the rebrand font is slowly growing on me
Looks so crisp on Kip's shirt. Btw I believe this was taken at an Illini Pride event on campus.

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Old Apr 27, 2018, 07:09 PM   #116
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Using it in a monochromatic way helps.
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Old May 15, 2018, 07:59 PM   #117
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Something like this?

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Old May 15, 2018, 09:25 PM   #118
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Something like this?
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Old May 16, 2018, 07:24 AM   #119
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Man, the 90's were a rough time for Illini basketball uniforms
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Old May 16, 2018, 02:37 PM   #120
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Man, the 90's were a rough time for Illini basketball uniforms
You can say that again. Hail to the... red-ish?



I'd love to get my ands on a pair of these shorts though. Beautifully awful.

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Old May 17, 2018, 07:07 AM   #121
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Man, the 90's were a rough time for Illini basketball uniforms
True --- but it wasn't just confined to Illini basketball. The 90's offered up hideous uni's for almost every team (HS through Pro) and every sport.
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Old May 17, 2018, 09:34 AM   #122
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True --- but it wasn't just confined to Illini basketball. The 90's offered up hideous uni's for almost every team (HS through Pro) and every sport.
I don't know, those USA soccer unis were pretty sweet.
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Old May 20, 2018, 04:25 PM   #123
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Old May 20, 2018, 05:20 PM   #124
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This I like. Simple, and not that dumb 1LL1NO1S font.

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Old May 20, 2018, 08:57 PM   #125
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Finally a picture. I like the simplicity
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