To celebrate the final season of famed Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully, I developed a special event logo and merchandise that will help both the team and the general public pay tribute to the Hall of Famer and his legendary 67 season career.
"LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE BROOKLYN DODGERS ARE THE CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD."
The date on the left, rendered in a type reminiscent of the old Brooklyn Dodgers, signifies Vin's first season with the team in New York.
"WHEN I CAME TO LOS ANGELES, ALL I KNEW WAS THAT IT WAS LIKE 450 SQUARE MILES. THERE WAS NO 'THERE.'
IN A SENSE, DODGER STADIUM PUT THE 'THERE' IN LOS ANGELES."
The overall shape of the logo is based on the shape of the iconic Dodger Stadium scoreboards.
"A COTTON CANDY SKY WITH A CANOPY OF BLUE -- LOOKS GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT."
A sunset gradient fills the background, a nod both to the metaphorical sun setting on Vin's legendary broadcasting career, as well as Vin's penchant for describing beautiful LA sunsets.
"IT'S A MERE MOMENT IN A MAN'S LIFE BETWEEN THE ALL-STAR GAME AND AN OLD TIMER'S GAME."
The date on the right, rendered in the Dodgers iconic red block number type, signifies Vin's historic 67th and final season with the team in LA.
On-field application of the special event logo:
A selection of merchandise options from Nike and Majestic:
Official authentic jersey by Majestic, to be worn on the field by every player during Vin's final home game at Dodger Stadium: