Here on HJC, there are a few votes going on. I'm very excited for the Winter Classic vote! As many of you may have figured from my posts, I am an avid supporter of the Winter Classic. I believe it is the premier event of the NHL season, maybe even more of a spectacle than the Stanley Cup. I can't wait to send in my vote, but there are so many great jerseys to chose from. (I may even vote for a Red Wings jersey)
COTY-February vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
COTW Mar 3-9 vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
Winter Classic jersey vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
The Pairs Competition is great so far! Every entry I have seen so far has looked amazing. The voting is going to be tight, so I can only home that voter turnout is even higher for that vote!
Here's the link to today's presentation: http://hjcdesignblog.blogspot.
It was a lot of fun working with Jets96 and simply the idea of collaborating with another member of the HJC community was a great experience. I hope we see another Pairs competition, and I would recommend everyone who didn't get the chance to compete to get in on the next one.
Enough rambling, here are the concepts for today...
First let's start with an artist card:
Phil B. - Colorado Rapids MLS Concept
Score: 8.5/10 - I would recommend continuing the hem striping across the side-paneling. Otherwise, this is a great looking concept.
Phil B. - New England Revolution MLS Concept
Score: 7.5/10 - That logo makes a great crest on a hockey jersey. Phil's two concepts today both look great!
Caleb F. - Carolina Hurricanes Concept
Score: 6/10 - I think the TV numbers look a little bit too small. Outside of that, this concept looks nice.
Caleb F. - Detroit Red Wings Concept
Score: 7/10 - The striping should go over the lines on the template. Check out the tutorial page, as there is a lot of interesting and helpful information.
Stephen T. - Switzerland vs. Germany Outdoors Concept
Score: 7.5/10 - Both crests are off-center along with the number on the Germany jersey. Those mistakes take away from the concept which otherwise could be an 7 or 8.
Stephen T. - Finland vs. Sweden Outdoors Concept
Score: 7/10 - Once again, there are some issues with crests and numbers being centered. I would also recommend a hem stripe on the Sweden jersey.
John R. - Lisander Concept
Score: 8/10 - I like the presentation of this concept. I think more people should present their concepts with blown up crests. It really adds to the viewing experience.
Justin S. - Detroit Red Wings Concept
Score: 7.5/10 - This concept reminds me of the old Dallas Stars concept from the period in which they lost their identity. Detroit has a great identity with their crest and I think this concept would be compromise that.
Ryan H - Team Sweden 1987 Fauxback Concept
Score: 9/10 - Not only is Ryan's design awesome, but he uses the Nike IIHF template very well. In my opinion, he used it better than Nike did for this past Olympics. COTW Nomination from me!
That's all! Next week you will here from me on Spring Break in paradise! Just kidding I'll be in chilly Chicago. But until then, enjoy the rest of the Pairs Contest entries, and don't forget to vote!