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June 28, 2017

Wednesday: More Podcast!

So this past weekend we recorded yet another podcast after the official reveal of the Adidas jerseys. Suffice to say, there was a lot of clowning around as puns were flying. I was lucky to join in late as I got home from work earlier than I expected that night. Once the puns started flowing that luck seemed to have run out for me. Have a listen here.

VOTES: Concept of the Week and the HJC Open this week. After this weekend the Open Cup is going to move very fast, so also get your next couple of rounds ready just in case. 

REMINDERS: 

COTW June 16-22 vote (ends Friday @ noon ET)
HJC Open Round Robin vote (ends Friday @ noon ET)

ON TO THE CONCEPTS!


Anthony C: Los Angeles Kings Concept


Based on your recent work, this looks like a concept that you had lying around and forgot to send in, because it looks careless. Notice the TV numbers out of order. with a 67 on the back (albeit squished towards the nameplate and yoke) there is a 76 on the sleeves. On the back view the number should be on the left sleeve, though cut off from the template view. Pant stripe is inverted from the main striping pattern. No socks and no helmet logos hurt too.

Rating: 65%


Anthony C: Los Angeles Kings Concept II


This is much better, just on an execution note, not even a presentation note. While this seems to be a recurring theme in Ottawa for their concepts, it works great here with the Shield logo for the Kings. The alternate logo works well, and the numbers in the arm striping stand out well. I'd love to see a view of the back though.

Rating: 92%


Burks Circus: 2018 Winter Classic Concept (NYR vs. BUF)


We have fairly basic jerseys here with an old school look suitable for the Winter Classic. Each team gets a retro look mixed with an older style wordmark. I'd love to see the backs of the jerseys. Also, I don't know how the league will take to having Buffalo wear white as the home team (by ridiculous, tax-evading technicalities on behalf of the Rangers), since they were the only team to wear white at home in the history of the Winter Classic.

Rating: 78%


Burkus Circus: NHL100 Classic Concept (MTL vs. OTT)


On these jerseys we get a bit of a soccer feel, with logos placed over the player's hearts instead of dead center on the chest. It works well for the sash pattern for the Habs but seems unnecessary for the Sens. With the throwback idea, I wonder how the vintage white would look for the Senators and that crazy barber-like pattern you employ here. Backs of the jerseys?

Rating: 72%


Burkus Circus: THE Ohio State University Buckeyes Concept


A couple of things here:

1) You can't just slap a Nike logo on the upper half of a side panel of a jersey for a Reebok template. Either place it where it belongs right of that template line or just use the Nike template. 

2) That phantom yoke needs to go

3) Those pants do not fit at all. 

4) Those front numbers need breathing room. Normally I'd say scrap them but it's the NCAA so I'm used to it from them. Move the wordmark logo down too while you're at it.

Rating: 58%


Dylan N: Buffalo Sabres Winter Classic Concept


Limiting the vintage white to the logo, laces and numbers is genius, because blue and yellow can totally work without white as a color scheme. A unique fauxback design that I would love to see on ice. I'd love to see the back of this. Well done Dylan (You'll forever be Wonka to me and a few others here)

Rating: 93%


FC Macbeth: China PR vs Chinese Taipei Concept


Same issue here as I saw with Anthony's first Kings concept. The number on the back differs from the TV numbers, 39 vs 93. The nameplate number and yoke are spaced out too much. Push it up higher on the jersey. Not a bad design in general, just messy in terms of execution.

Rating: 62%


FC Macbeth: Myanmar Concept


There is way too much going on here. The multi-colored arms are cool but the striking underneath it distracts from a good idea. Double brown can work as we see with the AHL's Hershey Bears, just not with yellow pants. Name and number are too far down. You misspelled Myanmar on the nameplate. Red socks don't work with a white jersey and white socks don't work with a brown jersey. The helmet holes towards the front should be black because they are holes, not elements to be designed with color. Helmet straps are rarely colored beyond white and black. Inside of the jersey is a different shade of brown than the outside. 

Rating: 40%


The WINNER of my Concept of the Week nomination is:

 DYLAN N. 

 BUFFALO SABRES WINTER CLASSIC CONCEPT 


And that will do it for me here today. Make sure you listen to the podcast. I had a great time recording it with the staff here, so I'm sure you'll have a good time listening to it. See you next week!

6 comments:

Ryan C. said...

Anthonys Kings concept (the 2nd one) for COTW... Anthony where can i find that template

JJ Anderes said...

I'll second Wonka for COTW

Ben Shaffer said...

Third for Anthony's Kings.

Nolan Kadinger said...

Anthony's 2nd LA for COTW.

Jersey Jimmy said...

Anthony's second Kings for COTW!

Lucas D. said...

Dylan for COTW!