AHL LOGO TOURNAMENT ROUND 2
1.) Manitoba Moose vs. 16.) Bridgeport Sound Tigers
2.) Toronto Marlies vs. 15.) Chicago Wolves
3.) Charlotte Checkers vs. 14.) Rockford IceHogs
4.) Utica Comets vs. 13.) Providence Bruins
5.) Hartford Wolf Pack vs. 12.) Houston Aeros
6.) Milwaukee Admirals vs. 11.) Hershey Bears
7.) Rochester Americans vs. 10.) Albany Devils
8.) St. John's IceCaps vs. 9.) Grand Rapids Griffins
And to close off the voting on today's post. How would you guys like to vote?
COTW Nov 22-28 vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
Barrie Colts entries (due Friday @ 10:59pm Eastern)
Arizona Coyotes - Anaheim Ducks Color Rush Concept - Dylan T.
This is the first time I've seen Dylan T. on this site so, WELCOME! Dylan takes inspiration from OrdinarieO's color rush logos. I like the idea here. The Arizona one is pretty nice design wise. Conceptually I'd like to see name and numbers, especially since you're showing the back of the uniform. For the Ducks I do not like the fact that the bronze is on it's own. Putting it on orange with no outline hurts the design. Can barely see it. I would like to see white on the uniform, so I'd see what you could do with outlining that in white. Again, same comments about names and numbers.
Tampa Bay Lightning Concept - Jimmy T.
Jimmy's Tampa Bay concept gives them the beloved roundel. I really like the yoke design on the away jersey and would like to see that incorporated on the sleeves. Mostly because I think the gray gets lost in the white by itself, but having the gray in between black and blue helps the contrast. I'm not sure how I feel about black pants when black is kept to a minimum on the jerseys. I feel blue would be better suited here, and for the helmet. I'd say change the striping to match the yoke on the away jersey and this is very nice.
Arizona Coyotes Concept - Lucas D.
We see Arizona Coyotes concept all the time with the pattern and Lucas goes in a new direction. This reminds me of sun rays and I don't mind the design, what I don't like is the color choices for the striping. I think if you had the sand and a darker shade of red would look fantastic. Also, might be just me but I think the size could be cut down on the slices. If there were more (from being smaller) I think it would be a better suited to be seen as a "pattern".
Minnesota Wild Concept - Ryan C.
I appreciate Ryan going all out and trying something new. Very new. This is potentially too much for me though. At some point, less is more. I don't mind your choice of doing a cut in half sleeve design but I think it could be more effective. One the green jersey I think the red stripes get lost in the green and like the concept above, probably needs white. The colored in sleeves I think can potentially be successful, but at least, not for the wild and not executed like this. The half stripes in the front to me isn't an element I think would look good. Unless it was a very out of the box pattern, but the traditional stripes cut doesn't do it for me. Exception to me: when they are on the side panels. Overall, not my taste, but I appreciate the effort! Might as well try!
Tampa Bay Lightning Concept - Ryan C.
Ryan comes right back and simplifies his style. Something that everyone can appreciate! I would have loved to see the Lightning go with this direction with their initial redesign. The mostly black is great, and the away jersey I think is fantastic. The black jersey....maybe if you used a lighter shade of blue, an ultra blue, or a racing blue so it stands out more would be awesome. To me, the font can go either way. I'd like their current font instead but it doesn't hurt the concept.
Minnesota Wild Concept - Zeke G.
Zeke now gives his stylization of the Wild. He gives them a very unique pattern on the arms. I'm kind of confused by it as it doesn't use their identity much. I also really miss the red. The yellow and the red in the logo seem very out of place with these jerseys, so to me the jersey doesn't fit. Simple change here is color. Also, I think color balance is an issue with the concept as a whole. On the away jersey there isn't that much green. In fact you use more wheat, which to me doesn't look good on it's own or as the base color for the names and numbers.
Tampa Bay Lightning Concept - Zeke G.
Zeke also goes with his rendition of Tampa Bay. This one is much more effective. I really like the decision to exclude a hem stripe. Makes it seem very fast and sharp of a jersey. The minimal style of striping goes great with the logo and I really like the gray added in. If they had to go away with black then I think their current look would be great with gray outlines on the white and blue. Very nice jerse here.
My concept of the week after today's concept go to Ryan C and his version of the Tampa Bay Lightning!