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Dallas Mavericks New Jersey Is an Early Hit

The Mavericks reached out to their fans and offered them an opportunity to compete for a chance to design a set of alternate uniforms for the team. That chance and that design were one in the same as candidates were asked to submit their graphic ideas. Leave it to the Mavs, under the direction of one of sports' most progressive owners, Mark Cuban, to adopt the first-ever fan created jersey in the NBA. At least, he will have done so when the 2015-16 season rolls around. For now, though, merchandise is selling with characteristics of this look as the feature.

 

 (Photo Courtesy of the Dallas Mavericks Facebook Account)

I think their alternate look and the logo at its centerpiece is a perfect example of a uniquely cool uniform.

 
 
  (Photo Courtesy of the Dallas Mavericks twitter account)

 

The silhouette of the skyline is so much more than just an outlined, colorless version of the nighttime visage. First of all, USA Today recently announced Dallas' skyline as the top-ranked skyline in the world. Granted, the acknowledgement was inspired by the votes from subscribers, but with its national reach, at the very least, the honor remains a source of pride when considering the many worthy nominees in this country, alone. Thus, showcasing the award-winning skyline, made up of its many unique buildings, makes sense.

 

The logo is so quiet in its design, yet, so loud in what it represents. Its detail is in the various buildings it includes, not in obnoxious characteristics that drown out the bigger picture.

 

Some people have identified the failed Nuggets jersey that included the Denver skyline a few decades back as a point of resistance. The jersey was cluttered with a rainbow of colors and, frankly, the Denver skyline as it was depicted was nothing special.

 

These jerseys are not only a look, but an article of pride appealing to Mavs fans, certainly, but proud Dallasites, as well.

 
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Jared Sandler
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Mark Cuban is a Class Act

 

 
When you own a business, you need to market your company as much as possible and in any way possible. Going “Viral” is an amazing way to spread the word at little or no cost. I’m always skittish taking pictures with celebrities because there is a huge part of me that thinks it’s unfair to use their brand to promote our merchandise. That’s why I will always talk about the t-shirt that I’m wearing and not say, “They dig this t-shirt”. If they say they like the t-shirt then it’s fair game.

So I had a chance to meet Mark Cuban on Friday and yes, he was nice enough to take a picture. The picture to me became secondary. Mr. Cuban just came off hip surgery and I told him my mother just came off her second hip surgery. He has had two as well. In the minute or two that we conversed, he asked me how she was doing, when she had it done and told me about the incredible advancements they have made with this surgery. Then he told me, “Please tell your mother best wishes on a speedy recovery”.  

On my way home I called my 70 year old mom and told her the story. After about 30 seconds she was referring to him as “Mark” as if they had known each other for years.  I told her he was hopping up and down and she would be as well in no time. Of course both my parents asked if I pitched him on our t-shirt company like any proud parents would. “I think he’s been pitched enough” I replied. I can’t imagine how many times a day or during the week he gets told about the next big thing.

Usually we save this space to promote one of our t-shirts. Today, I’d like to use it to promote a charity which Mark has contributed to called the iBellieve Foundation. This foundation funds research to find a cure for Hunter’s Syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes permanent, progressive damage affecting appearance, mental development, organ function and physical abilities. There is no cure as of yet. Hunter’s Syndrome won’t get the publicity like many other charities because it is rare but just it certainly deserves our attention.

Because of a simple conversation, I have now found this amazing charity that I would love to bring awareness to. It’s the little things that become difference makers and Mark Cuban moved way up on my list of “class acts”.

Thanks as always for reading,

Gavin Spittle

Founder, Logo Lover, T-shirt Wearer

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