The first COTY vote in the second half of 2014 is up! This concept will be one of 3 that moves onto the COTY 3rd Quarter vote, so this is a big one. Don't forget to send your votes in, and especially don't forget to vote for the weekly COTW nominations!
COTY-July vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
COTW Aug 4-10 vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
Grand Rapids Griffins Competition (ends August 31)
Here are today's concepts!
Zach W. - New York Rangers Concept
Score: 6/10 - Zach's concept reminds me of my very first concept in the way that he looks to have created it. There are still white pixels around the seams of the jersey. This is most likely the result of using the fill tool over manually coloring in around the template. This was something that I didn't quite understand when I entered my first ever jersey concept into the Saskatoon Blades alternate competition. I'll say that this concept still looks very good, and I look forward to seeing Zach's future work.
Nate F. - Boston Bruins Alternate Concept
Score: 6.5/10 - While this concept has many good features, this concept is drastically dragged down by the elongated crest. The Bruins have a very classic logo, that for the most part, has been unchanged through the years. I see no purpose in distorting the logo for any reason but take up space. It really ruins the balance of the front and back designs.
Phil B. - New Jersey Devils Soccer Concept
Score: 7.5/10 - This is an awesome looking concept! I really like how the team's identity is even incorporated into the numbers.
Phil B. - Nashville Predators Soccer Concept
Score: 8/10 - Simple but bold is the best way for me to describe this concept. This concept is definitely my favorite in the set thus far.
Phil B. - New York Islanders Soccer Concept
Score: 7/10 - I wasn't sure about this series at first, but these are really cool!
TG - Atlantic Schooners Concept
Score: 7.5/10 - Once again, the primary design being tied into the alternate is what makes this concept unique. The easy way out would have been a gold version of the black jerseys, but TG wanted to impress us again.
Joey F. - Arizona Coyotes Concept
Score: 6/10 - As cool as this concept looks, there are a couple of big errors here. First, there are many uncolored pixels, mostly in the hem of the jerseys. The biggest lies in the collar insert on the red jerseys that is uncolored. Given the color palette and the away jersey, I don't believe that it was meant to be left white. However, I never mentioned the best part of this concept. The sublimated stripes that appear at the bottom of the jerseys come from the state flag! Arizona has one of the best looking flags, and including that element into the team's uniforms would be a great addition as they rebrand from Phoenix to Arizona.
It's been a good Wednesday's post with a whole lot of variety. I'll give my COTW Nomination to Phil's Nashville Predators soccer concept. It takes a whole lot of talent to pull of a great non-hockey concept, and I think this one's got what it takes!
See you next week!