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April 16, 2013

Tuesday: Some Concepts

Hello again.  I apologize in advance if my description's are shorter than normal, I've been quite busy these last couple of days.

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Here are today's "Untouchables" entries...

(by Darren H.)

(by Matt M.)

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COTY-Playoff vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm EST)
COTW Apr 8-14 vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm EST)
NYR entries due (Friday @ 11:59pm EST)

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*EDIT* (Ryan jumping in here)
As I promised yesterday, here are the full results of the "Untouchables" - Chicago competition. The competition was won by Scott M!


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Here is today's concept artist profile card.

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Niagara NCAA (by Bobby P.)
The colours used look good (why can't the kings wear purple?).  The wordmark over the number also works well here.  The striping pattern is fairly good, but I'd like to see it changed a bit, so that it isn't just a recoloured Flyers jersey.  7/10

Columbus Blue Jackets (by WinnipegJets96)
The designs on the sleeve and the shoulder look really cool, they kind of have a military look to them.  I'd suggest getting rid of the chest stripe though, an then it would look less like Canadiens 100th anniversary jersey.  Good choices for logos.  7/10

Anaheim Ducks (by Anthony C.)
I really like the striping pattern used here.  The number font and logo is good too.  The colours look a bit muddled though, in my opinion.  But I think that could be easily fixed by changing the Grey/Jade to the Ducks original Jade colour (or even black).  7.5/10

Ohio State NCAA (by Dylan W.)
Dylan uses the Buckeyes football helmets as inspiration for this concept.  I like that idea, I just question how often they would be given out.  If it is for every goal, assist, and plus, I think the jersey would fill up to quickly.  About the rest of the concept, I like the sleeve and hem stripes (I wish the shoulder yoke matched them better), but I think white numbers would stand out more on the red.  7.5/10

New York Rangers (by Tristan P.)
I always thought that the NHL should wear vintage jerseys for their 100th anniversary, but "Turn Ahead The Clock" jerseys would be really cool.  This Ranger jersey is very well done, it keeps the spirit of their current home jersey, but switches up everything to give it a very modern feel.  8.5/10

Manchester Monarchs (by Kyle C.)
Kyle gives the Monarchs a very nice, classy set with these concepts.  These are definitely much better than the mess they currently wear.  Everthing is good here, there is no wow factor, but that is probably good for a team that has had very modern uniforms lately.  8/10

Toronto St. Pats (by WinnipegJets96)
These jersey look to be a Mix of Toronto's 1960 white jersey, with the St. Pats logos and colours.  I think these would be great for a Winter Classic or to be worn every St. Patrick's day.  I have no complaints about the jersey itself, but I think all the white equipment would be a bit to much.  Maybe try tan/brown for the pants and gloves, and possibly green for the socks and/or helmet.  8/10

Chicago Blackhawks (by Avi S.)
I believe this was the home jersey in Avi's entry for the Blackhawks "Untouchables" contest.  I like the overall vintage feel of it.  Having Chicago on the front is nice for a third jersey, kind of a way to show off how proud you are off you city.  No complaints here.  8.5/10

Notre Dame NCAA (by Bobby P.)
I think Notre Dame has on of the best colour scheme's (reminds me of the CFL's Blue Bombers).  I like the striping pattern, and the off coloured sleeves look great on the home jersey.  I believe the gold helmets are a nod to the football team, which if true is a nice touch.  No complaints here either.  8.5/10

Vancouver Canucks (by Tristan P.)
Tristan was inspired by the Millionaires jersey to create this alternate jersey for the Canucks.  The logo looks great, I think it's even better than the Millionaires "V" logo.  I also like how the stripes are angled to create a V.  The retro elements (no NOB, oversized TV numbers, beige pants) are good too, but with those I think this might be better suited for a once a year jersey.  
COTW nomination from me!!!  9/10

2 comments:

Scott Markiewicz said...

Sweet! My first comp win! Thank you to everyone who voted!

Darren H said...

I'll second Tristain's Millionaires for COTW