Before that though. Go vote, right now, literally go vote now. You are LITERALLY, not allowed to read the rest of today's post until you go email your vote to Ryan. What are you voting for you ask? Well let me tell you.....
COTW Oct 21-27 vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
COTY logo entries (due Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
Ok enough silliness, all business now.....
The pointed yoke isn't seen so easily on the jersey itself as it is in the graphic. But the jersey doesn't look half bad. I don't love the jersey, but I also don't hate it. It's in the middle for me. Very average jersey that could be better but it could also be way better. One thing I think could be changed is swapping the Flames' "C" with the new circle logo in the main crest. I think it's odd to have the "Calgary" and the "C" together. The number font also looks a little too modern to be paired with a script logo that gives off a vintage feel to the jersey.
The new logo, that's featured on the shoulders, also looks very sharp. It definitely doesn't fit in with the rest of the Flames' brand, which at this point really only features the "C" logo and to a lesser extent the assistant captain's "A". The new logo doesn't fit into that fiery, Flames' brand but being that it's on an "alternate" jersey is great.
Overall, I give the jersey a 7/10. Very average. Nothing outside of that new logo catches my attention as being really good.
Alright, now that that's behind us, let's take a look at today's Logo Contest entries.
And now...............today's normal concepts.........
Boston Bruins Alternate Jersey - Brady S
Rating: 8/10 - Simple and straightforward design that works for an Original 6 team.
Buffalo Sabres Alternate Jersey - Brady S.
Rating: 8/10 - Make the numbers bigger on the back and lose the rounded nameplate and that takes care of every major problem here.
Quebec Nordiques Concept - Christian L.
Rating: 5/10 - The jerseys off to a good start, I like the colors as well as the striping. Fix the execution errors and finish the jersey and this could look really sharp.
Team Canada Concept - David P.
Rating: 7/10 - Fix the thickness issues with the striping and this is a solid set.
Vancouver Canucks (NHL Black Series) - Wings98
Rating: 4/10 - Definitely work on adding your own striping to the jerseys instead of just using a paint bucket tool to fill in spaces on the jersey, and don't change the colors in the logo unless it really works, but in most cases it won't.
Philadelphia Flyers Concept - David P.
Rating: 7/10 - Fix that logo problem and widen the hem stripes and the concept is improved by about a point.
Toronto Maple Leafs Alternate Jersey Concept - Dylan W.
Looking at it again, this looks like something the Marlies would do. Total minor league move. Not that that's bad, though, when teams do stuff like this it normally ends up bad.
Rating: 4/10 - Personally, I don't like anything but the striping pattern here. Make that blue and white and we'll talk.
Team Ireland Concept - Matt R.
Rating: 6/10 - Swap the white out with a light version of the dark and use the current white here as an alt. Also, change up the striping on the dark so it doesn't look so similar to Russia's jersey.
Team Canada Concept - Stephen T.
Rating: 6/10 - Some things are good, and some are bad. Less black more gold would be cool, and less vertical stripes.
Kansas City Scouts Concept - Rob C.
Last but not least, Rob resurrects the Scouts. It's nice to see that old school logo on a jersey but I wish the striping was bigger and bolder. This color scheme is "loud" and it deserves a jersey design that kind of matches that... not too much of course. If you wanted to keep the colored cuffs, then make the mid-arm stripes thicker so that they aren't almost invisible. I would also like to see some sort of hem stripe. Blank hems very rarely work for me.
Rating: 6.5/10 - Bigger, bolder striping and something on the hem improves this concept. Same goes for the socks.
Well that's the post today. Anything you want to talk about? The Flames jersey, the contest entries, the concepts? Go ahead and leave a comment! Disagree with something I said? State your opinion! Be heard! To the comments! See you there!