Just yesterday, we lamented the bulky, legal-paper-necessitating NCAA brackets that we’ve used for years. We suggested a new model, based upon Brooklyn studio Hyperakt’s bracket for the Champions League, as a design-friendly alternative.
Then Hyperakt took things a step further, surely working through the night, enlisting every designer in the five boroughs under one common banner to make our vision (which was really their vision) of an elegant, radial NCAA bracket a reality.
They only made it to the Sweet Sixteen, but their rounded take on the otherwise jagged NCAA tournament is still every bit as glorious as we imagined it. Down with brackets. All hail the circle.