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  1. 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.
  2. (Edit 12/30/16) Took a break for a couple days but I will get back to it soon to do some fixes on LA, and Washington for sure..maybe some others) I wanted to start a project that would get my creativity going, and kind of kick-start me back into the mood of graphic design. I decided to create my ideal NHL. (formerly "perfect", but nothings perfect) This is what I personally would change, or not change as far as teams logos are concerned. I accept all thoughts, ideas, proposed changes etc..... ******NOT ALL THESE DESIGNS ARE MINE.****** Some are obviously based on teams past and present logo archives. Some are from concepts created that I found online. I will recognize each and every aspect of a logo, or entire logos that are not mine, and give 100% credit where credit is due. Most teams have a current logo, and a source logo (the logo used for my inspiration to my own) I will explain the best I can how I came up with the thought behind each chosen logo. I know most of them are color changes, but remember..this started as a project to get me motivated back into graphic design. There will be more custom projects to follow ANAHEIM DUCKS CURRENT LOGO USED BY TEAM: SOURCE LOGO USED FOR MY VERSION: MY VERSION: (ALTERED ORIGINAL MIGHTY DUCKS LOGO) - I wanted to revert back to the old Mighty Ducks logo because I think it's more recognizable than the current webbed "D", it has attitude, and I just like it a whole lot better. - I felt the original colors were good to use since they are very unique, but I also wanted to incorporate the more 'orangey' orange for the sticks and the whole "Orange County" reference. - I removed the shading from inside the holes for the mask. ARIZONA COYOTES CURRENT LOGO USED BY TEAM: MY VERSION: (REVERT BACK TO ORIGINAL PHOENIX COYOTES LOGO) - Pretty much the same thought process as the Ducks. I wanted the older logo because of its attitude. The new one just really really doesn't do anything for me. - I figure the old logo will do good with an updated jersey, with the use of the dark maroon, and off-white for striping. Keep the crazy amount of colors strictly to the logo itself. BOSTON BRUINS CURRENT LOGO USED BY TEAM: MY VERSION: (ALTERED SHADE OF YELLOW) - Small change to the yellow. Made if more of a distinct yellow, instead of the often used "golden yellow" around the NHL. BUFFALO SABRES CURRENT LOGO USED BY TEAM: SOURCE LOGOS (2): MY VERSION: - I really enjoyed the outcome of this one. - I asked myself, how could I make such a non-photogenic animal appear menacing for the Sabres. I like the total idea of the swords and the buffalo, but something just wasn't fully there for me to love it. I decided to remove the heavy blue from inside the circle, changed it to white keeping the overall look that people love, but giving it a modern feel. - Some people may not like the light grey within the white, but I attempted to make the wordmark and buffalo blue, and it just didn't give the look I wanted. I like the slightly subliminal approach. To each his own I suppose. CALGARY FLAMES CURRENT LOGO USED BY TEAM: MY VERSION: (REMOVE BLACK OUTLINE) - Simply removed the black outline. Is it necessary at all??? CAROLINA HURRICANES CURRENT LOGO USED BY TEAM: MY VERSION: (MODIFIED) - Changed the center to a more simplistic design. - Thickened the silver outline. - I feel as though there is a slight sense of movement the way it is offset. Didn't think this logo needed a major overhaul, but at the same time...something was not right. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS (NO CHANGES MADE) COLORADO AVALANCHE CURRENT LOGO USED BY TEAM: MY VERSION: (MODIFIED) - Removed the blue oval and thickened the outline. - I felt the oval took away from the sizing of the logo especially while on jerseys, and I felt that it really serves no purpose on a logo that isn't exactly symmetrical to begin with. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS CURRENT LOGO USED BY TEAM: MY VERSION: (SWITCH TO BLUE AND OFF-WHITE ALTERNATE) - I HATE everything about the current primary Columbus uses. They overused red, white and blue scheme. And the primary logo that belongs at an All-Star game, not anywhere else to represent a professional sports team. - In comes the alternate blue and off-white canncon logo. Along with the jerseys they use to sport this logo. In my opinion this brings the overall look of the Blue Jackets from absolute worst in the league, to the top. They couldn't switch to this style in real life fast enough if you ask me. DALLAS STARS CURRENT LOGO USED BY TEAM: SOURCE LOGO: **NOT MY DESIGN*** DESIGN CREDIT TO 'TORCH CREATIVE' MY VERSION: - I took the design from Torch Creative and changed the shade of yellow to a lighter version, getting away from the brown spectrum. - I really like the design those guys came up with, and I just can't stand the current one used by Dallas, just does not feel like a great concept to me. DETROIT RED WINGS (NO CHANGES MADE) EDMONTON OILERS CURRENT LOGO USED BY TEAM: MY VERSION: - I darkened the blue, and added the copper color (once used by the team) as an outline for the orange. I think it adds a little bit extra, without taking away any of the classic aspects from the well known Oilers logo. FLORIDA PANTHERS CURRENT LOGO USED BY TEAM: SOURCE LOGOS: (2) MY VERSION: - Not a fan of the new Panthers logo, I set out to create something that I always wanted to see, the old panther, slightly less detailed, jumping out of the sun. - I mocked this up against their older red jerseys and this logo really pops! HARTFORD WHALERS (TEAM ADDED) (NO CHANGES TO LOGO) - One of the greatest logos of all time in any sport. I just had to have the Hartford Whalers back in my perfect NHL, what's not to love? - Used original (lighter) blue and green. LA KINGS CURRENT LOGO USED BY TEAM: SOURCE LOGOS: (2) MY VERSION: - I felt there were a ton better options than the current banner flag / shield thing the Kings have going on right now. (Even though they've had success with it) - I wanted purple back in the picture, along with the crown and the font from that era. - After messing around quite a bit, this modern shield is what I came up with. I'd prefer this on a black jersey. LAS VEGAS KNIGHTS CURRENT LOGO USED BY TEAM:(ALL LEGAL ISSUES ASIDE) MY VERSION: - Added the 'Las' to Vegas because it's just better. - With the LA Kings change to purple for my project, I figured silver would be the best way to go for the Knights. The dark color is an EXTREMELY deep blue, almost black, and the unique shade of red outline reminds me of the Canucks when they went blue and red. At the same time this feels different to me. - Looks a ton better than the current mud in my opinion. MINNESOTA WILD (NO CHANGES MADE) MONTREAL CANADIENS (NO CHANGES MADE) NASHVILLE PREDATORS CURRENT LOGO USED BY TEAM: SOURCE LOGO: MY VERSION: - I wanted to get away from all the golden yellow parody in the NHL, so I chose to give Nashville a more mellow yellow. - I altered the sabre-toothed cat to be more fierce. - The dark color is a really deep greenish blue with I feel contrasts the yellow pretty well. - All in all the changes feel pretty drastic, yet at the same time its all so familiar, I think this change would become very welcome in Tennessee once the bright orange/yellow memory wore off. NEW JERSEY DEVILS (NO CHANGES MADE) NEW YORK ISLANDERS (REVERT TO OLDER COLORS) CURRENT LOGO USED BY TEAM: MY VERSION: (ONLY CHANGED BACK TO 97/98 SHADE OF BLUE) - I think the darker blue really really brings out the orange over the lighter blue. There's really little else to be said about this classic gem of a logo. NEW YORK RANGERS (NO CHANGES MADE) OTTAWA SENATORS (CHANGE TO TEAMS ALTERNATE AS PRIMARY) CURRENT LOGO USED BY TEAM: MY VERSION: (ALTERNATE LOGO FROM SENATORS ARCHIVE) - I do not like the current Senators logo. At all. I see what they were going for, but in my opinion, it failed. Meanwhile they have this beauty^ as an alternate. They need to make the switch ASAP. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (NO CHANGES MADE) - My favorite team!!! Sweeeeeeet logo. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS (REVERT TO 'ROBOPENGUIN' BUT USE BRIGHTER YELLOW) CURRENT LOGO USED BY TEAM: MY VERSION: (REVERT BACK TO THE ROBO-PENGUIN OF THE 90'S) - Although I really actually do like the skating penguin a whole lot, I feel the infamous robo-penguin is much classier and noble. It was a back and forth on this one. QUEBEC NORDIQUES (TEAM ADDED) (LOGO TWEAKED) ORIGINAL LOGO USED BY TEAM: MY VERSION: - I thought the original Nordiques logo needed to be touched up slightly. The darker red makes the lighter blue stand out to me. Hopefully to everyone else also. SAN JOSE SHARKS (SWITCH TO 25TH ANNIVERSARY SWIMMING SHARK) CURRENT LOGO USED BY TEAM: SOURCE LOGO: MY VERSION: - It's hard to go wrong with any of the sharks logos, so I chose to go with the version without a triangle behind. Love these damn logos, top notch. ST. LOUS BLUES CURRENT LOGO USED BY TEAM: MY VERSION: - I wanted to go with the lighter blue for the inside, it just felt better than having the darker version. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING (SWITCH TO ALTERNATE LOGO) (COLOR CHANGE) CURRENT LOGO USED BY TEAM: SOURCE LOGO: (ALTERNATE FROM LIGHTNING LOGO ARCHIVE) MY VERSION: - Didn't like the use of such a dark blue when I felt a lighter, more "electric" blue would look GREAT with a black jersey. (The letters and bolt(s) on the inside will stay white. Really brings the team identity to life. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (NO CHANGES MADE) VANCOUVER CANUCKS (SWITCH TO JOHNNY CANUCK LOGO AS PRIMARY) CURRENT LOGO USED BY TEAM: MY VERSION: (ALTERNATE FROM CANUCKS LOGO ARCHIVE) - It does take a little getting used to seeing this guy in all his glory on the front of a jersey (pictures do exist), but it's well worth it, and I think it would finally give all Vancouver fans what they really wanted all along. WASHINGTON CAPITALS (MODIFIED ALTERNATE 'WEAGLE' LOGO AS PRIMARY) CURRENT LOGO USED BY TEAM: SOURCE LOGO: (ALTERNATE 'WEAGLE' FROM CAPITALS LOGO ARCHIVE) MY VERSION: - This really could be my favorite creation from the whole set. I was back and forth on if I should keep the sticks or not, but they balance out the 3 stars that represent the D.C. flag. WINNIPEG JETS (COLORS ALTERED) CURRENT LOGO USED BY TEAM: MY VERSION: - I just don't believe the grey is necessary. Although it doesn't look bad on the logo as a whole, the current jerseys they use (beautiful in my eyes) don't really call for grey to be used, so I decided to make a more jersey friendly version. Don't miss out on the white outline that makes the whole thing look great on, you guessed it, those b e a u t i f u l jerseys!!! That's it (for now) Let me know what you guys think!!!!!!
  3. NHL 50th Anniversary Jerseys

    Since the Flyers unveiling of their 50th anniversary jersey, I decided to fix that one, and make more for each team. Each jersey is below. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS: The Flyers jersey they announced wasn't bad, but it could have used some work. That's what this one improves on, by making the black waist stripe bigger, and adding gold highlights to the arm striping, waist striping, and shoulder yoke. Simple changes that I think improve the jersey. ST. LOUIS BLUES This is a mix of eras, but is obviously inspired by the 90's more than anything else. The striping is essentially the same, and the red is reintroduced for the first time since 1998. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS: Again, this one is a mix of eras. The powder blue returns from their founding, and the striping from the Robo-Penguin era returns. I wanted to go the route of throwing back to the 80's, but considering the team already made those jerseys their full time home and road, I figured this was the best way to go. LOS ANGELES KINGS: The gold is strong with this one. The Kings seem reluctant to go back to the yellow and purple for more than one game, and as much as I wanted to go that way, they already have the throwback jerseys for that. These are classic, but simple and elegant. Alright, that's that! Let me know what you think!
  4. I got inspired by looking at old (NHL) Pirates jerseys and trying to combine elements from them into a new jersey. C&C is appreciated!
  5. With the NHL's 100th anniversary first approaching, I figure Adidas designers are working on special jerseys. In this concept, on the exact anniversary of the first ever NHL game, the three matchups of the night feature the NHL's Original Six teams, each with a sweater throwing back to their history. BRUINS @ CANADIENS With the Canadiens sporting close to exactly what they wore originally, I dug back to their pre-NHL days, and made a red version of their white sash jersey. With the Bruins having worn a black version of what they wore originally, I threw back to a later era, with their Winter Classic logo taking center stage. A note- all designs sport a round sweater collar and one-layer numbers, to emulate the style worn back then. RED WINGS @ MAPLE LEAFS For Toronto, I converted their Arenas jerseys to the Adidas template. For the Red Wings, since the Cougars logo doesn't represent their current brand, I created a new logo inspired by the Cougars crest, and threw back to the Cougars jerseys as well. BLACKHAWKS @ RANGERS For the Rangers, again, nothing much has changed, but I had no choice, so I just converted their originals to the Adidas template. For Chicago, I was inspired by their originals, keeping the shoulder pattern, but added red and a new arm and hem striping. C&C Appreciated! I spent a lot of time on this project, so I hope it turned out well!
  6. NHL - Penguins & Leafs Fixes

    So as a lot of you know by now, the Pens and Leafs both unveiled their new uniforms today. In my opinion, they're both much better than the previous, and both almost perfect. So, I decided to make my perfect version of them. Toronto Maple Leafs: While the jerseys themselves are inconsistent with the two arm stripes and one hem stripe, I think it's a well executed inconsistency...almost. I think the easiest fix, and most accurate to their current uniforms, would be simply to thicken the arm (and sock) stripes, to match the hem stripe. My personal preference would be to instead have the hem colored down to the bottom, which gives it a really vintage look, and can be a callback to the original Toronto Arenas uniforms. Pittsburgh Penguins: Being a Pens fan myself, I love the switch to these retro uniforms as a uniform nerd, as I'm too young to have memories from when they had originally wore these. Their inconsistency, especially on the home jersey, is incredibly annoying though. The pants, hem, socks, and arms are all different. The road jerseys, fortunately, fix that on the jersey alone, which made me realize that the fix to make the set consistent was much simpler than I thought. The road jersey itself is identical to the one revealed, with the one exception of the collar insert becoming white to match the collar style of the home. The home jersey is, also almost the same, with the hem stripes now matching the road jersey perfectly. The big change, though, is the socks, which match the hems of the jerseys. So that's what I'd consider perfection for these two teams. C&C is appreciated, even though I really didn't do much for these ones.
  7. Fixing The Pittsburgh Penguins

    Fixing The Pittsburgh Penguins Modernizing their current alternate jerseys and adding a white version Black-Home White-Away
  8. Pittsburgh Penguins Concept

    Taking the Penguins old gold and black uniforms (1980-92) and modernizing them. Black-Home White-Away
  9. BACKSTORY: This is something that was originally for my NHL-to-Football crossover series. It's a throwback for the Pittsburgh Penguins to their inaugural season. Since this is for a football concept, I needed to change up the team's original primary logo from a hockey-playing penguin to a football-playing penguin. So that lead to me creating this: With this being a throwback, I needed to create a uniform, which lead to me making this, based on their inaugural uniform set: I had so much fun with this, I created a corresponding white jersey: Hope you all enjoy it! C+C is appreciated, as always.
  10. Upcoming NHL Events

    Hello fellow board members! Recently, the NHL unveiled the event plans for next season. I decided to mock up a few designs for the outdoor games next season. WINTER CLASSIC: STADIUM SERIES: CENTENNIAL CLASSIC: I'm happy do future events, whether it's for this year or ones to come. Feel free to suggest any games/matchups.
  11. So for those of you who read HJC you'll know that I (Bpoe, Thursday writer) have begun doing a new "segment" involving listing my top 5 best matchups from the past week plus one worst. I then challenge the readers to redesign and fix that worst matchup. Well I took my own challenge and redesigned the Pens and Jackets. I realized how similar the striping was after someone pointed it out on twitter so a quick explanation: Pens: The 3 stripes is for the 3 rivers (or 3 cups if you have a NYI state of mind) and the design of course takes inspiration from the current alternate. Jackets: The striping pattern comes directly from the Ohio flag and the extra blue is added to differentiate them from the other R/W/B teams in the NHL while making sure that color addition didn't seem like I was doing it just to do it (a black for blacks sake of sorts). C&C appreciated!
  12. Pittsburgh Penguins: Fixing Up The Iconic 92-02 Logo So I know there's probably tons of Penguins fans on this site, so this is definitely something you guys should be excited about. My personal favorite of all their logos was always the 1992-2002 geometric looking penguin. It stood out in the league, it was artistic but at the same time ready for competition, always stayed modern, and to me resembled a unique kind of shield with the triangle shape. That being said, I wanted to clean the head of the penguin up and give it a more modern aggressive edge. It's a sleeker and more fearless penguin to represent a great franchise. Majority of the logo set is done so here's a few samples to really give you an idea.
  13. So I tried to design something a little different for the NHL. I tried to imitate a penguin's look into a Pittsburgh Penguins jersey. I wasn't sure how I felt about it, so I want to see what you guys think about it. NOTE: I chose a dark grey for a couple of reasons. First of all, most penguins are actually grey, not black. Secondly, a grey white and gold set is something that would separate them from the Bruins. PLEASE DON'T HOLD BACK ON ANY COMMENTS, CRITICISMS, OR ANY SUGGESTIONS.
  14. Pittsburgh Penguins

    The classic skating penguin logo undergoes slight modifications, while a new typeface is used throughout the identity. The new jerseys feature many different elements from the team's history. The striping pattern reflects that of the 80's and 90's jerseys, as does the color scheme. The updated logo adorns the front of the jersey while numbers inspired by the 2011 alternate and 1992-1997 black jersey adorn the back and sleeves. A sublimated igloo pattern is featured on the underarm area. The alternate jersey is inspired heavily by the 1971-1974 road jerseys, as well as the 2008-2011 Winter Classic/alternate jersey. Key points for this concept included consistency and color balance, though my main goal was creating a look the Penguins could truly own. -Bmac