March 29, 2016

Tuesday: Jerseypalosa!

Hi everybody. Steve tapping in for another glorious Tuesday post. Sorry but the title doesn't mean anything fun or different. It was just to grab your attention.

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Anyways, today is the first day of the Pairs Competition postings. First up in this shootout between designers are Dylan G & Zeke G in the intermediate division and William B and Vaughn R in the advanced division. Good luck to both teams today.
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We also have the COTW voting as well people. I'm hoping that us repeating that on a daily basis will make you guys do it because remember, the people who designed these worked hard to get a nomination and showing them support will only help them and you in the future.

COTW March 20-26 vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern) 

To the Concepts!

Jay Schreyer- Washington Wizards 3rd
Positives: Using the classic color scheme was a good idea for a third. The wide hem stripe is also a nice touch to this.
Negatives: The placement of the numbers look a little low. they almost reach the elbow, which could cause issues with bending. Also, the golden finger tips on the gloves just don't go well with the overall glove design. Perhaps tone the gold down on the glove to an accent color.
Overall: 6/10
  
 Jay Schreyer- Washington Wizards
Positives: The design is very traditional but effective for the color scheme and logo. Using the silver has an accent was nice touch to the jersey as well. Overall, this jersey looks cleaner than the alternate.
Negatives: It would have been nice to see the silver accent stripe moved onto the pants to have total uniformity. That and please change the red jersey's letters to white or add a white outline for a better contrast.
Overall: 7.5/10

Lucas Daitchman- Toronto Maple Leafs 
Positives: I'll admit that this is the first Leafs concept I've seen where I like the silver having a bigger part in the color scheme. The design is traditional, but unique enough to the NHL that it can be seen as it's own design. Also, the "T" in the maple leaf using the silver to give it a beveled look turned out really well.
Negatives: I don't really have anything bad to say about the design itself. My suggestion is that you could lose the white cuffs and the jersey would still look effective. The white cuffs are just really sticking out to me and drawing me away from the overall design, but that's just me.
Overall: 8.5/10 COTW NOMINEE

Ryan Christensen- Owensboro Icemen 
Positives: Very clean execution Ryan. The hem and sleeve stripes with the double accents are a nice touch to this jesey and adding the long cuffs to the white jersey was a nice touch.
Negatives: the Blues-looking yoke isn't really necessary. A "less is more" approach could be taken with this yoke because the stripping on the jersey itself is so effective. And, same as your Penguins design, the TV numbers are just a little bit too small.
Overall: 7.75/10 

Vaughn Roberts- Trail Smoke Eaters
Positives: The Orange and white design works pretty well overall here. The three equal stripes works is something not really seen on any jersey because it usually doesn't work, but here it does so good job on that.
Negatives: Lose the different color name plates. They aren't working on this jersey. Other than that you have a pretty solid design.
Overall: 7.5/10

Positives: Same as above, just in a black and orange color scheme. Really nice job.
Negatives: That nameplate! also, a little white wouldn't hurt your design either.
Overall: 7.5/10

Well, we've come to the end of the line for the concepts today kiddies. Come back tomorrow to read Phil B's post as well as our Pairs Competition entry. Once again, good luck to all who entered into the Pairs competition and I hope everybody has a good rest of the week. Steve M tapping out.
  

4 comments:

JJ Anderes said...

***PODCAST QUESTION*** Name three teams who should make their alternate jersey their regular home.***

Ryan C. for COTW

Phil Beck Designs said...

Ooh I like that question.

Dylan Glenn said...

I also have a question for the podcast. Name the cities you think should get an NHL expansion team and what should their team name be? Also, I'll 2nd Ryan C. for COTW

Taylor Roy said...

Podcast questions:

1) Thoughts on the Adidas take-over?

2) What changes to teams next year are you anticipating the most?

3) What all-time jersey do you find underrated?

4) What team(s) do you think need an entire re-branding (logos, jerseys, color scheme, etc.)?

5) Favorite minor league looks?