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August 6, 2015

Thursday: Time For a Redesign For Real This Time - Part Two

Hello everybody and welcome back to another Thursday post!

So yesterday (or sometime before this post and after last week's post) the logo for the 2016 Stadium Series in Minnesota was unveiled.

http://wild.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=776370
I love the logo honestly. It's unique from the other ones like they weren't, using elements from the host city, along with not just being a stadium in the background. More importantly (at least to me) I'm hoping that this could be a sign for the jerseys to come as well. Maybe they'll change what they do for the jerseys as well and move away from the modern looks to a more retro look, or possibly have different jersey templates for each team. I'm really not sure, that's just my hopes.

So as the title states I also finished up the second and final installment to my list of teams that need a redesign, just click the button to read it!

So this week we have the WWE competition going on along with the COTW as always. So if you have an entry for the WWE either get to work on it or send it in, and while you're at it just head over to the sidebar and leave a vote for COTW, it's that simple!
COTW July 26-Aug 1 vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
WWE Comp entries (due Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)

On to the concepts!

Brooks F. - New York Riveters
First off congratulations to Brooks for this jersey winning the contest the NWHL had, I think it's one of the best of the ones that were chosen.
Idea: They needed jerseys so Brooks gave them some (1/1)
Creativity: Definitely (1/1)
Execution: Stitching needs to stop at the hem stripe, the name looks a little too crowded near the yoke, and the yoke should be showing on the inside of the collar on the front. Otherwise solid. (1.25/2)
Realism: Especially for a smaller league like this, this is definitely realistic(1/1)
Pizazz: I'd say it stands out enough (1/1)
Other areas: 
+Unique design
+Definitely gives me "New York vibe"
+Colors are balanced well
-It's been done before, but I'm not sure there's a need to put the primary logo on the shoulders as well as the chest
-Be sure to add ID, the name on the back isn't enough
(3/4)
Overall: (8.25/10)

Ben S. - Big Rapids High School
Idea: From a Google search, they currently use Habs copies and a generic cardinal logo, reminding me of the Arizona Cardinals. This team could use a new set (1/1)
Creativity: Definitely (1/1)
Execution: The inside collar on each jersey should be red to match the yoke and jersey color, otherwise solid (1.5/2)
Realism: Definitely. Especially the simple design for a high school team (1/1)
Pizazz: Not really (0/1)
Other areas: 
+Good looking simple design
+Uniform makes sense for a high school team
+The custom logos look great and fit in well
-That being said, the cardinal logo could use an eye
-I would move the outer white stripes on the away jersey in to tough the blue stripes, and to match the home jersey as well
(3/4)


Overall: (7.5/10)


Nate F. - Stadium Series 2016: Colorado vs Detroit
Idea: Of course the Stadium Series needs jerseys (1/1)
Creativity: Nothing groundbreaking but it's creative (1/1)
Execution: The red in the Detroit logo looks different than the striping red, otherwise solid (1.75/2)
Realism: Breaks a few past "rules" of the Stadium Series but I could see this being worn (1/1)
Pizazz: Somewhat (0.5/1)
Other areas: 
+The Avs logo recolor looks great
+No black
+I like the route of taking Detroit classic
+Bringing back the mountain striping for the Avs
-I think Detroit's collar would look better in red
-Colorado has large TV numbers, a Stadium series thing, but Detroit doesn't, I would go one or the other, and my choice would be regular sized numbers
(3/4)


Overall: (8.25/10)


Snow Monster - Colorado Avalanche
Idea: As you could see on my list I think Colorado definitely needs a redesign (1/1)
Creativity: Uses a mountain striping pattern but is also creative enough to pass (1/1)
Execution: Solid (2/2)
Realism: Definitely (1/1)
Pizazz: Can't say yes, can't say no (0.5/1)
Other areas: 
+No black
+Interesting pants design but it works
+Nice classic looking alternate
+Great job giving two separate views of the jersey, flat and laid out and a more realistic one, along with the equipment
-Using ABCD on the backs of the jerseys is lazy. Put an actual name on there or even just "home" "away" like you did on the other nameplate displays
(3.5/4)

Overall: (9/10) and my COTW nomination


Well that's all the concepts for today's post. Do you have another opinion on a concept or do you want to nominate one? Then leave a comment! I hope you enjoyed the post, thanks for reading, and I'll see you guys again next Thursday.

2 comments:

winnipegjets96 said...

I'll 2nd Snowmonster for COTW

Dylan Glenn said...

I'll third Snow Monster for COTW.