NFL Fashion Design, Ads That Out The Balding, Florida Marlins Redefine Kitsch and MoreBy Diana Cook
It’s Opening Day week for Major League Baseball and one ballpark is ready to reveal a much talked about “work of art”, not enough sports design for you? The NFL introduced the newly redesigned Nike football uniforms. We’ve got the scoop on sports related design and more in this week’s link roundup.
Florida Marlins amp up the Kitsch: Opening day at the the stadium marked the unveiling of a tropical-colored, 71-foot tall sculpture behind the center-field wall that comes to life whenever the Marlins hit a home run. Lights swirl and flash, marlins dive and leap, seagulls fly, an orange-and-yellow sun illuminates, water splashes and pink flamingos under lush palm trees stand in the middle of it all. Too far away to make it to the ballpark? You can see and hear it in action here.
Ambient Overload: Gabriel Beltrone over at Adweek takes look at some new and unusual ad placement. Check out the list of the oddest spaces used to hawk goods and services.
Looking stylish on the gridiron: The NFL unveils new Nike uniforms for all 32 teams this week. ESPN reports on the biggest story in sports fashion news.
Procrastinators rejoice! The deadline to enter the Dieline 2012 Package Design Awards has been extended to April 9th. Thirty-eight winners across 12 different categories will be awarded a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place award, and one special winner will receive a one-of-a-kind Best of Show award. An Editor’s Choice award will also be given out, handpicked by Dieline Editor-in-Chief , Andrew Gibbs. What are you waiting for? You can submit your entries here.