Sunday, September 30, 2012

Play NHL 13 with Me!

Happy Sunday everyone. Unfortunately, no new concept. But I have been working on multiple concepts that  I hope to finish soon. However, I recently picked up NHL 13 for PS3 and it has been taking up most of my free time. I just wanted to let you guys know my username so we could play a game sometime if you wanted! Don't worry, you'll probably win, I'm not that good!

 Here is my username, it's for Playstation Network: avsfan_09. (I know, it's lame. I made it like 5 years ago!)

That's all for now, folks. Have a good weekend!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Minnesota Wild

Hello again, everyone. I was able to get a little more down time and I definitely wasn't going to use it to watch football! I was able to get another concept finished, though. I noticed the popular concept trend seems to be Minnesota Wild. Everyday on HJC there seems to be more and more. So here's my take at a Wild jersey.

Minnesota Wild
The Minnesota Wild need two things...More green...and a good re-design. The Wild, in my opinion have the best logo in the league...and jerseys...not even close. Their three jerseys look nothing alike . They all have completely separate designs, colors, and logos. How can you call that a jersey set? The home jersey is a decent design but the players look like Christmas elves when on the ice. The away jersey is a lazy, Reebok cookie cutter jersey and while the third jersey is needs to stay a third jersey. This concept is aimed to fix those problems. The striping is based off of the third jersey and I wanted to use all four colors in the primary logo. The rest is pretty straight forward. How do you feel about this design?

Thanks for stopping by and let me know what you think in the comments section below!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Pittsburgh Penguins

Hello all! I hope you've been good lately. Tonight I have a few Penguins concepts for you from myself and Tyler G. Lets get right to them!

Pittsburgh Penguins
I have to be completely honest with you. I love vegas gold. I just think it looks great with black and white. Very modern and classy as well. HOWEVER... if a city were to have official colors, black and yellow (athletic gold) would be Pittsburgh's. That color scheme represents Pittsburgh's sports identity and the Penguins need to rejoin the club. This is aimed to do just that by combining and modernizing the Lemieux (strong use of athletic gold) era and pre-edge era (angled side stripes) while adding a new, fresh twist to their identity. If you're wondering about the socks, they're based off of Anaheim's alternate socks where the orange comes down from under the pants. The rest of the concept is pretty straight forward. What do you think? 

Pittsburgh Penguins (Tyler G.)
Tyler takes the Penguins even farther back and bases this set off of their original jerseys and 2011 Winter Classic jersey. I like these a lot and a vintage white version would be sweet. However I think the main striping color on the road jersey should be dark blue with poweder blue used as the thinner stripes. The same goes with the NOB and numbers. Then again... I'm kind of starting to like the light blue on vintage white. Great execution though, as usual from Tyler.

Thanks for stopping by for a quick Saturday post. Let Tyler and I know what you think in the comments section below. Have a great rest of your weekends!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

LA Kings, not Burger King!

Hello everyone, I hope you're having a swell weekend. I was not only ab;e to get some much needed free time today but I felt like working on a concept and small post! I want to thank everyone for sending in concepts and emails, I just can't find the time right now to respond, or post the concepts. Sorry! I will soon though... I promise. My schedule will definitely clear up in October which means I will be able to devote more time to concepts and the site. Let's get to today's entry for the HJC "Make the Burger King Logo Look Better" (or something like that) contest.

Los Angeles Kings
I've always been a big fan of the Burger King logo but the logo just (obviously) didn't have the jersey to back it up. HJC's newest competition addresses just that and here is my proposal. I wanted to keep it classic and clean while still keeping it unique to Los Angeles and Kings tradition. I also used the design as a way to reincorporate purple back into the color scheme. That included using it as the base color and changing it to royal purple, which I think represents "Kings" better. The shoulder patch is meant to combine the Gretzky era with the current ear but I was unable to get the colors and format exactly as I wanted. Overall, I'm really happy with how it turned out and I wouldn't mind seeing the Kings add something like this to their current set. As always feedback is greatly appreciated.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Expansion Contest: The Winner is...

Hello everyone and a Happy Sunday to you all! Sorry I haven't posted here in a while I've been caught up things. Every day I think to myself, "I want/need to make some new concepts or write a new blog post." but when I actually find the time to do it, sitting on my computer is the last thing I want to do. A lot of you have sent me emails with concepts, requests, etc. and I have gotten your emails, I just haven't had the time to respond. I will soon enough!

I also want to apologize for taking such a long time to get the results of the Expansion Contest but I have the winner for you today!

I would also like to take a moment to thank everyone for participating in this contest. Whether that meant submitting entries, voting, or just stopping by to take a look, we appreciate it!

Now time for the big news... The 2012 NHL Expansion Contest winner is....

Monday, September 3, 2012

Winnipeg Jets Third Jersey Option

Hello everyone and Happy Labor Day! I hope you all had an excellent 3 day weekend and for some, a good end to the summer. (Mine ended 3 weeks ago!) I know I promised a big post this weekend but I just couldn't muster up the time to get one done. I do however have time to do a small post a Winnipeg Jets third jersey option.

Also be sure to check the previous post and vote for the final expansion entries!

Winnipeg Jets
I like to consider this a mix between the RCAF jerseys, the current Jets jerseys, and the old blue Thrashers jersey. This started out as an all navy blue concept until I realized it looked just like a Blue Jackets jersey. But I changed the base color to blue and added some elements from their current uniform set. It was just missing something. I tried stripes, I tried various designs but nothing was working. Then I remembered a concept that used the military wings (in the alternate logo) on arm stripes. I tried using those and they worked beautifully! Afterwards I searched and searched for the concept I was thinking of and finally found it. It was a home/away concept by Steven Grant (SG-94). My concept actually turned out to be very similar to his, totally by accident. Thanks for the inspiration, Steven. I didn't mean to copy you! What do you think?

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Round 2 Results: Final Vote!

Hello everyone, I (finally) have the round two results! Let's get right to them.

USA Champion....

Ryan Haslett!

Ryan's Seattle Metros concept shut out Scott D.'s Hartford concept 5-0!

Canada champion...

Dave Campbell!

This one was tied until the very end when Dave broke ahead defeating my Hamilton concept 3-2. Congrats Dave!

Ryan and David now go head to head in the finals and need your vote! The vote ends Wednesday, September 5 at Midnight. The winner will receive an entire post featuring some of their concepts!

Also I've had some down time this weekend to work on concepts and just relax. That means I'll (hopefully) get a long overdue, big post written and published! Maybe even two. Have a good weekend, everyone!