The jersey went through seven iterations before arriving to the sharp design pictured above. Upon suggestion from Animal, we went from a semi-custom design and worked from there. The team chose the Aramis Green/Gray design (no shield) and carved away and placed logos on top. Having Photoshop or Corel would really help with this process, luckily I didn’t have to. Scott Q, a friend and PBNation mod, hooked it up with some clutch .PSD format conversion. Thanks Scott!
-PR1ME with a “1” logo from last season has continued.
-Alien and Exalt logos were graciously submitted to us by both companies (though Animal has just about every conceivable paintball logo on file in their system. Updated monthly)
-The newest and most impressionable addition to the jersey is the Five-Pointed Fractal Star. (More on that at bottom).
Thanks to the entire Animal team! They never once hinted at exasperation from our constant requests. Special thanks to designer David Cortez!
A fractal is "a rough or fragmented geometric shape that can be split into parts, each of which is (at least approximately) a reduced-size copy of the whole," a property called “self-similarity”… Because they appear similar at all levels of magnification, fractals are often considered to be infinitely complex. “Repeated at every scale and so cannot be represented by classical [Euclidean] geometry.”
I like to think of it as the geometric counterpart of the prime number. It’s indicative of infinite complexity and individuality matched with a unity to a whole (team concept). The five points is also representative of the five players on the field at a time in an Xball match.
Sources: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fractal, (yes I’m aware Wikipedia isn’t an academic source probably written by a community college dropout, but hey, this is a blog) wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn, http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/fractal
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