Thursday, April 16, 2015

Hey, I think the Astros lifted this design

Two nights ago Orbit ran around the field waving a flag. It was cool.



But something looked familiar. Back in August 2014 I asked the Crawfish Boxes' Ryan Dunsmore - graphic designer extraordnaire (you may remember his work from the Rodon Warning graphic he graciously let us add to some posts in 2013-14) - to do this...



He even did one with a blue background very similar to the one you see in the flag above. And that was a variation on another design he put up in June 2014 on the Crawfish Boxes.

So...hey Astros....it's entirely possible that this is all just a coincidence. But you should probably hire Dunsmore, or at least throw him some partial credit, or some tickets. Or let him take an inning at DH.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Absolutely! Give this man something Astros.

Anonymous said...

Awesome AC I always wondered who came up with the come and take it flag. I thought it was much older.

Imasalmon said...

I had no idea that y'all created the Come and Take It flag. I always heard it was created in the town of Gonzales in 1835. I learn something new everyday.

Sarcasm aside, do you honestly feel that the most likely scenario for the Astros to have come up with that rally flag is that they saw your tweet from last year and decided to steal the design? The Gonzales flag is ubiquitous in Texas, and using the motif in other ways is pretty popular.

Anonymous said...

I live in Texas, this picture is used on multiple tshirts, flags, flyers. Nothing new its been around for a long time.

Astros County said...

Nope. It was our idea. Sorry.

Stros81 said...

Texas: 1835 Battle of Gonzales Co-Champions