Friday, September 26, 2014

Infographic: Packers at Bears

Previewing this weekend's matchup between the Packers and Bears at Soldier Field:
This week's infographic features data on the NFL's oldest rivalry, including a look at the recent history between the Packers and Bears. Also noted are key statistics for two Packers defenders, LB A.J. Hawk and rookie S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Infographic: Packers at Lions

The game-by-game infographics are definitely a thing for the 2014 season, and I couldn't be happier.

The Packers head to Detroit this Sunday to take on the Lions. Here's how sees the matchup and puts the divisional rivalry in its historical context:
This week's infographic includes several statistics on the Packers-Lions all-time series, plus QB Aaron Rodgers' history against the Lions and the historical signifcance of WR Jordy Nelson's hot start.

Monday, September 15, 2014

The Acme of Mistakes

This really shouldn't bother me as much as it does. But I can't help it.

This is the new "Acme Packers" logo for 2014. You may infer that it's an old logo from 1921; they're certainly trying to imply it. But it's all balderdash. This logo was created sometime over the past year, possibly by NFL Properties or a private design firm. I guess the previous design didn't sell.

It's better-designed than last year's version. The layout is good, not overly-detailed. But the "AP" monogram doesn't make much sense. Worse yet, it compounds the "1921" problem with the flatly-inaccurate "FOUNDED 1921" slogan. No, they weren't, no matter how much the NFL wants to pretend that they were.

Of course, they're ready to slap this mess across any manner of merchandise:

If you really like the logo, you can buy a massive 3 foot by 3 foot version to slap across your wall.

And heck, they'll even through in last year's inaccurate fauxback logo as part of the package.

A clear case of subtraction by addition. Not even a bonus "Holstein Heisman" logo can redeem it.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Infographic: Packers v. Jets

The Packers have this amazing infographic for their home opener against the New York Jets:

In the past, the Packers have made these graphics for postseason and other high-profile matches. Looks like we can expect to see one for every game of the 2014 season, which is a treat for us.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Infographic: Packers at Seahawks

In advance of tonight's game in Seattle, released this amazing infographic preview:

The Packers' design team has been killing it in recent years. I hope these infographics become a regular feature.