I am also very excited that this will be my last post as the HJC rookie! By the time I post next week, the application process for the new Monday writer will be closed. I remember how excited I was to get Ryan's email, and I would like to encourage anyone who shares a passion for hockey jersey design to apply. Applications are due on Sunday at 11:59pm Eastern, so download the sample concepts and be yourself!
As always, COTW votes are due on Friday along with the Barons Competition Top 5 vote. In addition, a whole lot of really cool information was posted last night about the HJC Summer Meet Up. Make sure to click the banner and check it out.
COTW Apr 28-May 4 vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
Cleveland Barons Top 5 vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
Here are today's concepts:
S2dio - Team Spanish Republic Concept
Score: 7.5/10 - This is a really cool concept. Every detail makes this concept great, starting with the color scheme.
David P. - Bayside High Concept
Score: 6/10 - The crest and numbers are a bit pixelated. I also think that the numbers and nameplate may be a touch large. With some shoulder patches, this could be a great looking concept.
Stephen T. - KHL Outdoor Game Concept
Score: 7.5/10 - The star on the red jersey is a bit off-centered, which bothers me. Otherwise, this is a pretty clean concept.
Stephen T. - SM Liiga Outdoor Game Concept
Score: 7/10 - Like Stephen's above concept, some of the details are off-centered. The Blues crest, and the name and number on the Jokerit uniform are also off-centered.
Mazzz - St. Louis Blues Alternate Concept
Score: 6.5/10 - The design is really good, but the execution is off. It looks like the striping is supposed to be embossed, however, I would keep things simple and keep it flat. I think it looks a little bit sloppy in its current state. I also think it is a bit unrealistic that the crest would have a drop shadow.
TG - Los Angeles Kings Alternate Concept
Score: 8.5/10 - Awesome concept! I hope we get to see some more radical alternates for other teams around the NHL.
Stuart R. - Quebec Bulldogs Concept
Score: 7/10 - The script over the right breast on both jerseys clutters the concept a bit, and I wish there were some more design similarities between the home and away uniforms.
Steven G. - Minnesota Wild Concept
Score: 7/10 - Sometimes, simple is better. This concept is one of those cases. Great job Steven!
Andy B. - Boston Bruins 1949 Fauxback Concept
Score: 6/10 - Maybe Andy and I have a different opinion on what a fauxback should be, but the jerseys are very cool looking. I would just use the term fauxback with ease.
Dylan W. - New Jersey Devils Concept
Score: 9/10 - COTW Nom! Many people go with green when redesigning the Devils uniforms. I really commend Dylan from staying away from the green. Red & black works great together on this concept.
That's all folks! Next time you hear from me, you won't be hearing from "the new guy" Alex. "The Wednesday guy" Alex will see you next week!