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  1. Turns out @TheGoldenTriangle was right. The navy I was using was ever so slightly darker than their official. Guess I've found a new color code site, haha. I've updated the post above with the new blue (shown below on the right, with the old on the left).
  2. I matched the color code with the website I use for all of them, so I'm not sure why it's so dark. I had thought the same thing and I might actually check it against another website to see if they actually got that wrong. I kinda like the current darkness of it, tbh, gives them a unique look
  3. New York Rangers The Rangers' current look leaves very little to be desired, save for a bit more consistency. This set seeks to find that consistency by looking to two specialty jerseys from the Rangers' recent history, namely their most recent alternate and Winter Classic jerseys. The away in this set draws almost directly from the WC jersey with the extension of the bottom hem stripe t aid the set's color balance, the usage of the "New York" diagonal text, and the usage of white rather than vintage white. This striping pattern is matched on the home, yielding a look much like their most recent alternate with the addition of shoulder stripes,"Rangers" text in place of the geographic identifier, and white again taking the place of vintage white. Both uniforms use navy in place of royal to give the Rangers a fresh look (also because it was used in both the Alt and WC uniforms). The Rangers maintain their iconic pant design and their WC logo is promoted to primary status to better mesh with this retro-inspired identity.
  4. Here's an Islanders touch up per @TheGoldenTriangle's feedback. I had thought something looked of and I'm thinkning that might have been it. The difference is subtle, but that added bit of orange does a lot for the set and its consistency.
  5. New York Islanders In this set, I tried to develop a new look for the now island-less Islanders by combining three of their recent looks (Their current home and road looks, their Brooklyn-inspired alternate, and their Stadium Series design). The overall color layout is taken from their current set, with the blue and orange flipped in comparison on the road for better color balance. The logo and white yoke on the home is taken from their SS design and the 4-stripe pattern is taken from their Brooklyn look. This pattern is matched on the socks and the 4-stripe look finds itself on a square shoulder yoke. The pants get a Blue-Jackets treatment with a single stripe along the bottom and remain bare of any logo complementing the unique design of the rest of the set. C&C welcome, as always.
  6. New Jersey Devils With a growing crop of youth, now including 1st-overall pick Nico Hischier, the Devils could benefit from a modernization of their iconic look. It is my belief that they attempted that (albeit without much success) in their addidas rebrand. In this concept, I hope to provide an alternative route for modernization by actually throwing back to an old logo. This concept champions the prototype logo that was ultimately discarded by the devils in favor of the combined NJ. To be honest, I've always disliked the current Devils logo simply based on the letter recognition, the J pops right away, but the N has to be inferred to some extent. This logo doesn't have that issue, with both letters prevalent. Now, I hate BFBS as much as any other designer, but the Devils pallet hierarchy is re-imagined here for two reasons: 1) BFBS is possibly the easiest way to connect a design to youthfulness for whatever reason (see Team North America in the WCoH). 2) I think this logo simply looks better against black rather than red. The striping takes cues from the Devils jerseys of old, where a stripe was created on the dark jersey by simply outlining the base color in white, effectively providing two different looks from an identical striping pattern. This is accomplished here with hem trim and black outlines on the away while the striping takes a straightforward look on the home. The black-heavy uniform is matched with red pants with a simple white-outlined black stripe and the main logo on their left. The main logo is left with a black outline against the black base of the home and the white of the road to achieve a similar look to the striping on each uniform where is component is defined by the black that surrounds it.
  7. I would say the W-only logo with the white background is the strongest. Easier for small applications and gets the job done without adding an unnecessary color to the scheme.
  8. @TheGoldenTriangle I want to keep the hem stripe to keep the Union Army significance. Plus just a diagonal stripe is something I've seen before, so I'd like to keep things fresh. I'm assuming this is what you mean by a disconnected hem stripe. This is actually what I started out with and decided against at the time, but now it seems to be the better way to go.
  9. Columbus Blue Jackets This Jackets set relies heavily on Civil War inspiration with the cannon logo taking center stage and the striping drawing from the uniform of a Union soldier. The diagonal chest stripe connects with the horizontal hem stripe on the front and wraps around to the back with just the horizontal hem. The socks and arms match the hem and the current primary logo finds its way to the pants and shoulders. The Jackets maintain the unique name and number font of their Reebok set and the pants remain the same save for the addition of the logo.
  10. Actually, Leaf shoulder patch becomes the 100 patch and vice versa. Same with the Canadiens. If you're doing different shoulder logos make sure the right one is always on the right shoulder of the jersey not the right based on your view.
  11. Another case of a solid design met with poor execution. There are a lot of loose pixels around the TV numbers on the Montreal set and the outline on the #OB is all kinds of sloppy. The Toronto set is a bit cleaner, however the hem stripe varies in thickness and the TV numbers are inconsistent in size. On both sets the shoulder patches are GIGANTIC and the NHL-100 logo is vertically stretched. Some advice, rather than stretching the logos and numbers paste them into a new image and use the resize tool. It will make sure that they are resized proportionally and allow you to ensure that everything that should be the same size is actually the same size. Like I said before, the ideas are there, but the execution needs some work.
  12. Carolina Hurricanes The Hurricanes did a beautiful thing when they resurrected their warning flag pattern on their adidas uniforms yet missed that mark IMO with an over-reliance on black and a quarantine of the pattern to the home jersey. In this set, the warning flag pattern rests on a black base to keep the pattern distinct and to keep the jerseys from becoming overly red-washed. The hurricanes keep their previous red-white dominant identity by balancing these colors with the white hem and cuffs on the home and the red yoke and hem on the road. The socks take their pattern from the hem of each jersey and the pants remain bare outside of a new secondary logo, of my own design, that also rests on the shoulders. This new secondary logo creates a simple CH-monogram that can be used across many areas of Hurricanes branding while tying in to the current identity as it is constructed from an individual warning flag. Overall, the idea was to give the 'Canes a simple, yet distinct logo that they could utilize going forward.
  13. TV numbers are HUGE on that Flyers jersey and the 7 is Upside down. The logo is also horizontally squished and still has the restricted logo on the jersey. Take a minute to look over your concepts before posting and that'll solve a number of the execution errors. IMO, Devil's hem would need to be simplified as well as its creeping up on a logo that may be a little to small already.
  14. Good looking set. I'm a fan of all three, though it'd be nice to see a front view if you could work one out.
  15. Lots of creative ideas here, so props for that. Overall comments, the NOB could benefit from being moved a bit lower, almost splitting the difference between the yoke and #OB. Again with the striping beneath the template lines, but if that's how you've trained yourself to work, I can get past that. Ducks: Primary logo should be larger on the home and road, seems fine on the alt. I would also swap the eggplant and jade on the road sweater so that eggplant can remain the primary color, as it is on the home. Canes: Solid look that keeps things more consistent than their current set. Road is a little black-heavy, but I'm not sure there's a way to avoid that with this pattern. With the warning flag striping, I'd leave the vertical dividers between each flag in there. At the moment, I'm getting a camera film vibe rather than warning flags. Yotes: Nice way to clean up and simplify their 90s look a bit. The new kachina pattern works to give them a unique identity without complicating things, so good work on that. I'm generally not opposed to shoulder numbers, but with the yoke as large as it is it may be a strange look. I'd suggest moving them to the arms and recoloring as need on the road.