The 2016 World Series and Other MLB Postseason Logos

Written By:  •  Thursday, July 21, 2016

2016 World Series Logo

Now that we’re well underway into the second half of the 2016 Major League Baseball regular season, we can finally start looking ahead to the playoffs!

Today we’re taking a look at the 2016 World Series, LCS, LDS, Wildcard, and Postseason logos which have been floating all around the Internet over the past few months (and finally yesterday in an email sent out by a few MLB clubs). Frankly, we got tired of seeing them here and there so we’re laying them all out for you in one, easy-to-find spot. Magic!

As has been the case over the past few years, every logo follows the same theme. Last year was a diamond with flags, the year prior saw arched wordmarks above a horizontal line, this year it’s all about the stitching on a baseball. Take a look at the full set:

MLB 2016 POSTSEASON LOGOS

One thing that’s been removed that I’m sorry to see go is the World Series trophy, which was featured in last year’s mark. It just added that little extra bit of importance to the logo to make it stand out from the rest. As you can see above, the World Series now looks no more important than the rest of the rounds.

One thing we’re unsure of is how this is going to look as a patch – the logo is not contained within anything so we’ll have to wait and see how they’ll play with the white around the graphic when it comes to cutting.

Here’s how it stacks up versus the most recent World Series marks:

World Series Logos 2002-2016A step backwards in my opinion, but I like the idea of using the stitches of a baseball. Let’s see if they can use that and improve on the overall package for 2017.

 



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