Bpoe96

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  1. I'm digging the striping, but I think I'd swap the yellow and blue stripes on the road jersey. I'm also not feeling the number font at all, I don't think it fits Nashville. I'd stick with their current one.
  2. National Floor Hockey League

    Looking at the logos on the map, most of them look really solid! There are a few that I'm confused/intrigued about, but I can comment about those when the full team is revealed. I'm not a huge fan of the league/conference logos, though. The league logo barely even looks like a puck to me, and looks more like 2 stacked balls. As for the conference logos, I think they might be a bit on the plain side, and I'm personally not feeling the typeface used. Also, one small nitpick: you have cleats on the template, would they really be using cleats? I'm pretty sure you're just using a soccer template since it fits so well, but I'm not so sure they'd wear cleats on a court. Changing the shoe color from bright green might not hurt either. Overall I'm liking what I see so far, and I'm looking forward to seeing more!
  3. A Few Hockey Concepts

    In large part because of the HJC Open, I have a few extra concepts lying around on my hard drives, so I'd might as well post them here, too. The first one is a Minnesota Wild "redesign", which is more or less just an "ideal look" or a "fix" to their uniforms. Nothing special here if I'm being honest. Next up, a Colorado Avalanche concept, where my idea was to take the full length shoulder yoke they already use, but put a mountain design cutting into it about halfway down the sleeves. If that doesn't make sense, just look below. I also replaced the black with navy blue, though outside of the pants and gloves it only appears in the logo. The next one is a New York Islanders set where I tried to bring back teal. On the home and road sets I only used it as an accent color, and in large part kept the striping faithful to their current look. The logos are a bit of a departure, though. For the alt, I went all-out teal and even used a wave pattern on the hem. Next is a very slightly revised Penguins' concept that I actually posted as an alternate in another thread of mine a few months ago, but here it is again on a different template and with slight revisions. I think my design decisions should be spelled out on the image for the most part. Last, and possibly my favorite of the bunch, is a Blue Jackets concept. After seeing another Jackets concept, I thought that the Jackets may be one of the few teams that vintage white would fit well with, so I went with it. The striping is inspired by the Ohio flag, which isn't the most innovative for the Jackets, but I really like the way this turned out, and I'm surprised it didn't look any more basic than this. The typeface was also custom formed by myself based on the one inside of their alternate roundel, since their new Adidas typeface hasn't really been seen in enough detail to trace or re-create yet. That's all I have for now, but I should be posting a Sherbrooke Phoenix concept pretty soon once I finish it. C&C appreciated!
  4. A Few Hockey Concepts

    See, I hate the fact that the Golden Triangle symbolism is gone, but I just think the white triangle has a much more vintage look to it than leaving it yellow. Here it is with a golden triangle anyways just for fun.
  5. NHL Minimalist Logos

    About a week or so ago, I saw a snapchat on the Penguins' story of a fan with a neat poster design. The style of the logo inspired me to make one in a similar style for the rest of the league. My basic rules for myself was that the logo had to be one continuous line that starts and stops in different areas, or that it doesn't become a closed shape rather than just a line. In a few cases I had to use a team's alternate logo if the primary didn't work well, and in two cases I had to use teams' past logos. The one team I'm still not completely happy about is Boston, I think they look a bit off, so if anyone has any ideas it's appreciated! I also have a playoff bracket using these logos that's been updated to the conference final after yesterday's game sevens. C&C appreciated!
  6. I've always loved the Penguins' old wordmark, or at least the idea of it, but let's be honest: it looks quite dated at this point. So that led me to attempt to modernize the logo. It also draws some aspects from the current wordmark with the highlights. After this, I decided there was no better time to attempt to redesign the Penguins' current skating penguin logo, addressing and fixing its flaws, which is something I've wanted to do for some time now. The main thing I addressed was the mess of shapes that are the gloves, going for a more simple look, without losing the imagery of a glove. The other main change was keeping the stroke widths as consistent as possible throughout the logo, and I believe the only place it deviates is having a thicker outline on the triangle. I'm personally really happy with the turnout of the wordmark, but I'm a bit more iffy on the logo, so any C&C would be appreciated, especially with the logo.
  7. NHL Redesign? (Capitals added 5/4)

    So I've been working on some assorted NHL concepts for a while, and I'll probably post them all here when I finish them up. I'm not going to call this a series, though, as I'm really just doing these when I have an idea, so I have no idea if everyone will get done or how long it will take. Anyways... About a week or so ago I was re-reading the Washington Capitals BTLNHL article on Hockey By Design, and it inspired me to try my hand at fixing up the logo's typography. I changed up every letter, whether a subtle or glaring change, except for the i, l, and s. The tracking (spacing between all the letters, for those who aren't oriented with design terminology) has also been increased a bit. A secondary logo has also been created for use on the jerseys, eliminating the "WASHINGTON" text, which is unreadable unless you're close up. Along with that, I redesigned the jerseys, taking influence from the D.C. flag. I also have a version with red and gray for the HJC Random Competition. C&C appreciated!
  8. NHL Redesign? (Capitals added 5/4)

    Anyways, thanks for all the feedback guys! Here are some changes based on your comments, including lower side panels on the full body template and angled sleeve striping, which I do think look much better. @hockey week Having the triangle in yellow with an outline was something I originally tried on the alternate jersey because I didn't want to lose the golden triangle symbolism, but ultimately decided the white looked better and more "vintage". I only wanted to use a white outline as well, because I felt putting a black outline over the triangle made it look too modern. Here's the outlined version I had, maybe you'll like it. C&C still appreciated as always!
  9. NHL Redesign? (Capitals added 5/4)

    Now that you bring it up I definitely remember seeing those before, maybe that was my inspiration without even knowing it. One recommendation I'd give you is to add an outline to the numbers. I love one-color numbers but I don't think they work here, they're a bit plain compared to the rest of the jersey.
  10. NHL Redesign? (Capitals added 5/4)

    I've finished the uniforms, so here's the whole presentation! The primaries are a mix of the vintage/current upper arm fill design and the modern side panel design. The explanation for the alternate is on the image. C&C appreciated!
  11. NHL Redesign? (Capitals added 5/4)

    So much for having time to finish that on Thursday... I fixed up the primary logo a bit, some from your suggestions, some just on my own. Jerseys coming soon. C&C appreciated still!
  12. NHL Redesign? (Capitals added 5/4)

    I'll try making the arm smaller, but I believe I made it larger than I originally had it because the penguin looked off balance with the top/bottom arms. The eye is something I've had trouble on so thanks, I'll definitely try that. Anyone have any other critiques before I have some time to update it later tonight?
  13. Earlier this summer, around the end of the school year, I had this idea for a series. I asked my other designer friend, Rana, if she wanted to do it with me, and now, at the end of the summer, I think we’re finally ready to show off what we have done. We aren’t completely finished yet, as it takes a while to completely rebrand 30 teams, even for just the logos. The jerseys will come later. If you’ve seen @ldconcepts's thread which was based off of this series, you’ll have an idea of what’s going on. Ours is a little different though. Our goal was to take one team’s logo or namesake, and design their logo with the same style or theme as another team’s. After that, we’ll do the reverse. Unlike Lucas, we paired each team together with one other team, and just swapped those two. The pairings were chose mainly on what we could come up with ideas for, not rivalries or anything (that does happen a few times, though), In order to leave a bit of surprise. I won’t tell you guys the pairings yet. But I will give you a list of 15 teams, all of them being paired with a team that isn’t on the list. When I unveil a team, I’ll put the pairing here too. Anaheim - Dallas Arizona Boston Buffalo - Chicago Calgary - Edmonton Carolina - Columbus Colorado - Winnipeg Detroit Florida - Nashville Los Angeles - Toronto Minnesota Montreal New Jersey Pittsburgh - Washington St. Louis - Tampa Bay Below in this spoiler tag will be an image with a compilation of any logos unveiled. Check the posts in the thread for a more in depth description/larger image of them.
  14. NHL Identity Swap Series (Update Feb. 13)

    Well as you can see on the first page I didn't pair them together ... but I'd have nothing against doing some bonus concepts. I was actually trying shading originally, but I couldn't get any of my ideas to work. I would like to go back and play around with it to try to get something to work. The split down the middle is definitely an idea that I need to give a try. I can't remember what my reason was for not using it in the first place. We actually tried many different color combinations like I said, and Rana and I both liked the one I showed above the best. Here are the rest of the options anyways; the two things I wanted to keep constant on them all was using a shade of blue for the flag background, and not having black and navy at the same time. My opinion still hasn't changed on the final choice, to each their own, though.
  15. NHL Identity Swap Series (Update Feb. 13)

    So it's been a while since my last post here...and don't worry, I'm not leaving again like before. I still might try to spread these posts out a bit until I start working on the logos again, so I don't run out and have to go on another long hiatus. If you guys would prefer a post every other day or so instead, but with the risk of a longer hiatus if I run out, just tell me and I'll do that instead. Anyways, onto the actual concept... I'm posting this one now, as opposed to any other one I have finished, because I'm a bit unsure if I like how it turned out and would like some feedback on it. Next up we have a logo for Colorado, designed in the style of Winnipeg. The outline and general shape of the logo follows the Jets' logo, the jet is replaced with a snow-capped mountain, and the explosion maple leaf in the background is instead replaced with slightly recolored (really just a darker blue) striping from the Colorado flag. The color scheme uses their current steel blue and the alternate's navy blue. I tried many color combinations, including keeping the maroon, but this just looked the best. That's not to say it'll be left off the jersey when I get to designing it, though. C&C appreciated, as always!
  16. NHL Identity Swap Series (Update Feb. 13)

    Sorry about the few day break guys, busy week. Next up we have the opposite of the last one: the Edmonton Oilers Instead of doing oil drops coming from the back of the E, I took a different approach and went with a gear from a rig coming from the back, and even the font, Helvetica, is exactly the same as Calgary's logo. C&C appreciated as always!
  17. NHL Identity Swap Series (Update Feb. 13)

    Why don't you guys pitch your guesses? I'm not sure if I'll tell you if you're right or not, but I'm interested in hearing them.
  18. NHL Identity Swap Series (Update Feb. 13)

    I haven't even done the San Jose matchup yet, and because of that it's always subject to change, but I'll tell you that they're in the same conference.
  19. NHL Identity Swap Series (Update Feb. 13)

    Now we've got one that's been sitting in the vault for a while: Calgary. In another rivalry matchup we have the Swap of Alberta, and the Flames in the style of the Oilers. This one is pretty self explanatory, I just recreated the typography inside the circle, and the oil drop turns into a flame. C&C appreciated as always!
  20. NHL Identity Swap Series (Update Feb. 13)

    I guess I could add a little piece, but I really just followed the Panthers' style, they don't really have any shading. I do agree though, I may try and tweak it somehow to add dimension.
  21. Wild and Rangers Sets

    I like the Rangers one and really wouldn't mind seeing them wear it. I couldn't imagine them doing it without using the script on the front, though. Great job cleaning it up too, much less blurry and pixelated. You probably read my review of the Wild jersey on Thursday so I won't go into that one much more.
  22. My First NHL Concept Series *Series Complete*

    That Vegas home jersey is a thing of beauty, I'd love to see that worn by them, but the road jersey is a bit busy. If you changed the gray stripe on that one to white it would look much better. I'd also recommend angling the yokes to match the stripes so they don't clash, or even remove them all together.
  23. NHL Identity Swap Series (Update Feb. 13)

    Our next installment in the series is also the most recently designed one; I finished it about a week or two ago. This one takes Nashville in the style of Florida's new logo. I was expecting this to be one of the harder ones to design, since I essentially had to design the head of the Predator from scratch, and I have minimal experience in that. Overall, I think it turned out quite well. The typeface also isn't exactly a match with Florida, but it's close. C&C appreciated as always!
  24. NHL Identity Swap Series (Update Feb. 13)

    We're back! I apologize for the really long break from posting here, our first semester ended up being a really busy one, and I also took up another design "job" that cut into any time I had to work on this. Rana (my partner in the series, for those who have forgotten or are just joining us) is still pretty busy this semester, but my workload has significantly decreased so I have a feeling I'll be doing the rest of the designing, but we still constantly collaborate and critique each other's designing anyways, so she'll be involved. You also may notice that I went back and redesigned all of the previous images to what is in my opinion a much cleaner layout, and all the previous have been removed. I'll be posting the next logo momentarily, so stay tuned.
  25. NHL Identity Swap Series (Update Feb. 13)

    Well, this week is shaping up to be another busy one for myself, so this may be the last post this week. I'll try to get another one out if possible, but I'll have to play it by ear. Let's continue where we left off and go to Buffalo. Originally, I had designed this logo to be a swap with Chicago's current logo, rather than the vintage one it ended up becoming. But when I finished, I thought the logo looked a bit rough and not modern enough, and thought it matched better with this logo. Then I just made the roundel, matched down to the typeface. In the future, when time permits, I may go back and do a refined modern version. C & C appreciated as always!