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Outside The Confines: More dumb hats!

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There’s something in the water over at New Era.

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New Era has been making a name for themselves this season with a truly epic lineup of some of the stupidest hats we’ve ever seen in our lives. There were the “Local Market” edition caps with confusing clip art offerings, which were so intensely mocked, New Era pulled them from their site. There were these multi-logo ones. There was the “have you tried every single font?” version. And now, testing the waters of mediocrity once more, the most recent offering they’ve released are these... upside-down logo caps?

Not only are these unoriginal, they’re a baffling choice for a design. They’re just... upside-down logos. They’re visually confusing, and just truly odd. I am certainly not a graphic designer, and I know I’d be hard-pressed to come up with several new inspiring design ideas every year, but simply turning a logo upside down feels, to put it mildly, a little lazy.

Are you going to run out to get one of these?

Now let’s shift our focus to some quality reading material for your Friday enjoyment.

  • One of the more interesting stories of the week was White Sox early-season phenom Yermin Mercedes seeming to announce via Instagram that he was planning to retire from baseball. Since then, he has been back in uniform, but this is definitely an interesting developing story to follow.

And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster. Make it so.