I figured since I'm filling in for him I should try write this post in Steven M's style, so I'm using his Positives/Negatives system for reviewing the concepts. I also considered contacting the guys over at Rebirth Sports to possibly do a story about a new college jersey, but then I realized I wouldn't have time to do a proper write up.
Don't forget to vote for the COTW and the COTY 4th Quarter. We also have the Maple Leafs Alternate competition, those entries are do Friday so get on that.
4th Quarter Vote (ends Friday @ noon ET)
COTW Jan 6-12 vote (ends Friday @ noon ET)
Maple Leafs 3rd entries (due Friday @ noon ET
Onto the concepts!
Kristo L - Minnesota Wild
Negatives: A lot of Kristo's recent concepts look quite similar, I'd like to see more variety. Also the primary logos are too big, sleeve numbers should be added, and the second set of gloves are unnecessary.
Lucas D - Ottawa Senators (#1)on Friday, but I like the return of the laurel-leaf pattern, and I also think it was smart to keep red and gold apart in the striping. Using their side-profile logo was a great choice as well.
Negatives: There are several execution errors, most tracing back to the use of a 3D template. The stripes don't follow the topography of the template, the logo and stripes aren't centered on the front, and the helmet logo doesn't match the helmet's angle. Also part of the sock was left black above the hockey stick.
Lucas D - Ottawa Senators (#2)
Negatives: The same execution errors from above also affect this concept. Comparing these two white jerseys I like the other shade of gold better, I don't think this lighter shade looks as good with the white.
Lucas D - Hershey Bears
Negatives: This is minor, but the jagged stripe stops being jagged above the the name, I think it should stay jagged.
Overall: 9/10 COTW NOMINEE
Cedric C - Simon Fraser University
Positives: Clearly a lot of thought was put into this concept, with the tartan in the logo and the reasoning for the placement of the player names. The numbers on the pants are also a unique feature, and in general I like the striping pattern.
Negatives: The logo is too big though. Also the chest stripe and arm stripes don't quite match, I'd switch the chest stripe to match the arms. I don't think the chest stripe works well with the back numbers either, maybe keep it on the front only. Additionally the back of the collar doesn't match the front.
Negatives: The logo's still a bit oversized though. Also I don't know the rules for these university jerseys, but wouldn't the player's name be required somewhere on the jersey?
Well that's all I have for you guys today. Have a good week and I'll see you all again on Friday.