Why hello and happy Tuesday everyone. I'm still a tiny bit salty about the game on Sunday but I'll do my best to carry on and give you a good post.... Speaking of good post I'd like to thank former writer and friend of the site Dylan "Other Dylan" Wonka for covering for me last minute last week. Hopefully I never have to use him as an emergency backup again, but hey, we got a good post out of it.
Some housekeeping real quick, don't forget to check the HJC eBay and put a bid on the items there. The Rangers jersey might be done by the time the post goes up, but there's also a Canadian team Olympic jersey for around 32 or 33 bucks and a Tampa Bay Lightning championship ring replica for around 15 bucks including shipping... Click the link I posted or the eBay logo at the top of the site.
More housekeeping.... Tomorrow night is the first game of the Stanley Cup Finals (sob sob sob) and also the first HJC Live Chat we've had in awhile. The game and chat start at 9 PM Est. so hopefully we get a good turn out!
MORE Housekeeping, vote vote vote, for real, vote!
COTW May 26 - June 1 vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
HJC Open Logo vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
Finally, it's been mentioned a few times the last few days and been sent to me on Twitter a few times. But yes, The Seattle Sea Lions concept we made for the pairs competition here on HJC was posted to each of our Behance profiles and almost immediately found and posted on TSN's "BarDown". We were both super excited to receive recognition for our work, especially on such a large stage like that... Of course it did get some criticism. A lot of the anger and hatred toward our work seemed to stem from the anger that Canadians have that more teams are being added to the NHL but there isn't a huge amount of talk coming from Canada about adding teams like there is coming out of Seattle. Another thing a lot of people complained about was the colors being too close to the Seattle SeaHawks or the Vancouver Canucks...
This was something we dealt with while working on the concept, but we decided the colors we went with fit the city and looked well with the Seahawks and Sounders... Basically, if Pittsburgh can share color schemes between all their teams why can't Seattle? The Vancouver problem though is one we didn't see as a huge deal. It's just a good color scheme for the area. But we did have others in the works so I thought today I'd share with you some behind the scenes shots from when we decided our color scheme.
So tell us what you think about some of those other schemes, but before you do... let's take a look at today's concepts...
swoopy stripes" on their shoulders. I like the idea but it looks funny. I think if you add some stitching down the arms to stop the stripes from going all the way around, like the Stadium Series jerseys, you could get those arm stripes to swoop like the Vikings shoulders on their football unis.
Team Italy Concept - Caden P.
Minnesota Wild Concept - Justin S.
Hartford Whalers Concept - Mike S.
Detroit Lions Hockey Concept - Steve M.
Green Bay Packers Hockey Concept - Steve M.
Ottawa Senators Alternate Jersey Concept - Christian L.
Colorado Avalanche Alternate Jersey Concept - s2dio
Jokerit Concept - Emin Z.
Rating: 8.5/10 and a COTW Nom!
Well there you have it folks. Another day in the HJC Books! Get to commenting!... and Voting..... and eBay bidding... and come participate in the HJC Live Chat tomorrow!