If anyone out there in Sportslogos.net land has followed me on twitter, then they’ll have seen my various incarnations of the circle bracket. I first saw the idea being used for the 2010 World Cup, and have fallen in love with the format since then. It’s a much more compact and visually appealing approach to representing a bracketed competition.
EDIT: I couldn’t help but create a mega-circle bracket to include all 64 teams of the 1st Round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Be sure to click the image to enlarge to full-resolution (please link to this post, not the graphic when sharing)
Give me a follow on twitter to see subsequent updates to the brackets as the teams advance in the tournament.
Conrad Burry is a professional graphic designer who has an intense voracity for both sports and graphic design. He religiously follows basketball and soccer and is locked in to the design aspects of both. You can learn more about him on his website and follow him on twitter @conradburry for more news, opinions, resources and concepts.