The design should be pretty self-explanatory, so how about a rant? I don’t have overdraft protection on my chequing account, so it’s impossible for me to dip below a $0.00 balance on my own. But if the account is very low on funds, and the bank takes their monthly fee and puts the account into a negative balance (-$10.00), they’ll charge me an overdraft penalty of $30, even though they technically did the overdrafting. Seems unethical and predatory to me.
If the account is in a negative balance because of what the bank did, then that should be the end of it. The customer will pay the negative balance eventually, if only to resume banking, so the bank will be made whole for the monthly fee sooner or later. But an overdraft penalty? It just strikes me as penalty for being poor. Am I being silly about this? Let me know in the comments.
It’s playoff time, and is there a geekier/timely nod to the 2015 World Series than Back to the Future 2‘s depiction of a Cubs win over Miami? So I thought I’d draw up a uniform for the fictional Miami team (the Gators?), which as many of you know preceded the MLB’s expansion into Florida with the Marlins and Rays in the mid-90’s.
Just so this screams BTTF2, the front of the jersey is essentially the same as the billboard image: the Alligator mascot standing in front of the word Miami. I had to fix the right leg and ditch the painted look of the logo. MLB and World Series patches were added to mark the occasion. The Gator is wearing a blue hat, so figuring the players do too, I added blue trim to the sleeves. It’s a weird color scheme.
No plans to release this, but you can get your hands on a Pepsi Perfect soon, if you can afford it.
Another baseball design for your eyeballs, this time a BSG-themed baseball jersey. Going with an Atlanta Braves look, with a spaceship replacing the tomahawk. I think it sorta works!
Stuff inspired by NBC/Universal is forbidden, so we can’t offer anything BSG (or Jurassic Park, Last Starfighter, Stargate, etc.), sorry.
UPDATE (Nov 12/2016): changed the shoulder patch. One of our rules is ‘no hockey sticks’ on hockey jerseys, so no baseball bats on baseball jerseys makes sense. I also changed the back patch to match the Wanderers hockey jersey. Original patch and post as follows:
A baseball jersey design in December? I’m a weirdo, what can I say. Anyways, I’ve gotten many requests to do something Fallout-related (almost as many as something called “Deadpool”), so I’m happy to post this for y’all.
I guess I’m an artist affected by temperature! I can’t bring myself to do hockey stuff nowadays, but baseball? No problem there. So here is yet another baseball design, this time for Final Fantasy. Team Chocobos is obviously based on the St. Louis Cardinals, though I could have tackled another bird-based team just as easily (like the Orioles or Blue Jays).
No plans to release this one, I posted this just for fun.
And my first-ever Back To The Future design for this blog is a baseball one! And why not, baseball feels more old-timey than hockey in my opinion.
Initially I wanted to do a caricature of Principal Strickland, but I opted to enlist Elmer Fudd, and he looks great as a sports mascot. Also the Looney Tunes character is very anachronistic to the 50’s, and I’d like to think the students at Hill Valley would use Elmer in the same rebellious fashion.
As for the lack of pinstripes, sorry but those look better on white jerseys. Also my readership has an aversion to white jerseys, so the above design reflects what I hope people would want to wear*. Also I decided to use a Yankees-style logo instead a baseball script logo (seen above) for a change of pace. The logo can be interpreted as an H and a V, or H-V-H, or 2 H’s (not sure why you’d want 2 H’s!).
*Hopefully Geeky Jerseys will have some news on baseball jerseys soon. And when that happens I’ll probably revisit this and other baseball jersey designs.