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July 22, 2014

Tuesday: 22 on the 22nd

Hey there folks! Hope you're all having a good day. I sure am, yesterday was my birthday so I'm another year wiser and I hope to pass off some of that wisdom onto the concepts today.

Before we get to the concepts today don't forget to vote this week. Only one vote for you as of right now as we're waiting for the second round of HJC Open entries. I'm looking forward to seeing the new entries for the second round, we have a great group of designers sending them in.

COTW July 14-20 vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
HJC Open Rd 2 entries (due Wednesday @ 11:59pm Eastern)


Ottawa Senators Alternate Jersey Concept - Scott B.
The Senators lose all their gold in this concept and at first glance it looks like a Blackhawks jersey with a white yoke. I think the Sens gotta have their gold back. I didn't even notice that there was silver trim in the striping since it's blending into the white. There's a concept later that does that with yellow but I think that worked better than this. If the silver was gold here we'd be able to see it better. It'd be nice to see the equipment that goes along with this jersey.

Rating: 6/10


Los Angeles Kings Concept - Matt C.
We've got ourselves a hand drawn concept. Pretty nicely done one as well. Pretty simple approach to the design here with the exception of the pointy arrow thing (Ok maybe no new wisdom came my way this year) going down the torso pointing towards the crotch and butt. Not a fan of the jersey design but everything else is pretty good. Don't forget to ID your work Matt!

Rating: 6/10


Arizona Coyotes Alternate Jersey Concept - Gerard M.
Gerard also creates a new third jersey for the Yotes to go with his set. The striping is very vintage and is paired with a wordmark logo. I don't think the striping goes with the Coyotes identity too well and I'm not a fan of wordmarks on jerseys. I'd rather see that secondary logo on the chest.

Rating: 7/10


Vancouver Canucks Alternate Jersey Concept - Tristan M.
Tristan designs an alternate jersey for the Nucks and tries to implement a V design into the jersey, something that almost everyone tries. I feel like the amount of stripes that go into the V make the jersey come off way too busy especially with the yoke striping and the outlines on the numbers on the back. The logo choices are great. I think you either take out a couple of the V stripes or make them thinner to the point where the back numbers don't need an outline and the jersey comes out looking a little better. Other than that the jersey is very clean in its execution which is true of all Tristan's work.

Rating: 8/10


Hamilton Tigers Concept - Steven G.
Very simple design on a Tigers jersey and that's always nice to see. It fits with their classic logo well. The font is really nice. It's modern but not "in your face" modern. plus the angled lines in the numbers match the logo perfectly. The only thing I'm not sold on is the yellow helmet. I'm sure it could work and be a classic part of Hamilton branding but as of now I think it'd look silly.

Rating: 8.5/10


Arizona Coyotes Concept - Gerard M.
Gerard give the Coyotes a new set of jerseys to go with their Arizona rebrand. Not much is different about this set butt what really sets it apart is the Southwest pattern sublimated into the striping. Not something you'd see from further away, but up close it really adds something to the jersey. The new font is better than what they currently use as well, it's got some more personality to it than their current font.

Rating: 8.5/10


Team Canada Concept - (What If Series) - s2dio
Very interesting "what if" here. s2dio's new template really sets it apart from the others and the jersey design is very nice. The very thin yellow trim is something you can't see from further away as it blends into the white, but I really like it. The new main logo on the jersey is super great as well. Overall I think Canada not changing their flag wouldn't have been a bad thing for their hockey team.

Rating: 9/10 and a COTW NOM


We had some really good conversation in the comments last week and let's keep it going this week eh!?

5 comments:

Jake Miller said...

Tristans Nucks for CotW!

Steven Maurer said...

I wish the Yotes were unique in their striping. The Northwestern stripe is very common and a good design, but for me it doesn't really fit with the team's modern logo.

Caz said...

S2udio's presentation is out of control. I love it, but I'm going to second Tristan's Canucks concept, because that jersey is an amazing alternate. Really good artwork today.

Ryan said...

S2dio's Canada concept for COTW!

Tristan M said...

Going to second S2dio's Canada concept. Presentation is absolutely beautiful.