I am almost done making adjustments to all the designs.One that is proving to be fun and challenging is Penn State.
Here is the situation, dark pink was a traditional color in the past but is no longer an official color - but it certainly is historically a trad color, this is clear.
Here is the current draft of the design:
It is hard to see in the image but there are thin black lines between the blue and white.
A suggestion has been made to add a pink line down the middle of the white lines.
1) Would this be a trad thing to do - using the dark pink. Cetainly historically, but trad?
2) If the consensus is that it is trad, how would it look aesthetically?
Here is some background info:
Penn State's student-athletes are instantly identified by their blue and white uniforms - but those weren't the original school colors. A three-member committee representing the sophomore, junior and senior classes was appointed in October of 1887 to develop color options from which the student body would select the school's official colors. Dark pink and black was the unanimous choice of the student body after considering the color combinations presented by the committee.
Soon many students and the baseball team were sporting pink and black striped blazers and caps. However, problems arose when the pink faded to white after several weeks of exposure to the sun. The students then opted for blue, rather than black, and white. The official announcement of the new choice was made on March 18, 1890.
Penn State Colors
Penn State colors are dark royal blue (PMS 287) and white. A lighter blue (PMS 285) is used as an accent color. Black and gray (PMS 424) are used as supportive colors.