Well okay then, it's time to dust off this bad boy!
Over the last week or so I've been working on the Washington Capitals, and I've finally come up with something that I like. So, I’ll just get right to it then.
What I did:
Now a lot of thought went into this one, I don’t blame you if you don’t read all of this, but I’d like to explain my thought process. In 1995 the Capitals ditched the way overused red/white/blue combo and debuted their blue and gold combination which I thought was really unique and quite a refreshment from red/white/blue which is not only overused as a color scheme for a team from D.C. but overused in all of pro sports. The logos were very different too and I liked them, but I felt as though they were a little too complex for use today. In 2007 they re-introduced which is, in my opinion, the worst identity in the entire NHL. Not only is a wordmark their primary logo, it’s in red/blue, and the letters are all in lowercase (for a team nicknamed the “Capitals” I find this very ironic). Anyway, I’ll end my mini rant… The lone good thing that came out of the 2007 set was the beautiful ‘W’ eagle which I decided to use as my primary logo. I took the eagle logo and did very little to it, other than adding the beak to give the logo a little more depth and altering the colors, it is unchanged. Speaking of the color change, I went back to the general design of the mid-90s. The blue now changed to a greenish color, I wanted to emulate a monetary vibe so along with the green comes a copper color. I wanted to use the same general template as the Capitals did in the 90s but I came to the realization that the template was suited for the downward slanted eagle of the previous logo. With the ‘W’ eagle, there’s a bit more symmetry so I went with more of a symmetrical design. The old wordmark is now featured as the shoulder patch. Now the third jerseys I wanted to go “classic” sorta a “fauxback,” if you will. So I took the Capitol building logo and simplified it a little bit, removing the stars (which are now featured on the stripes) and the puck. Additionally, on the home/away you’ll see that I brought back the unique name and number font of the 90s. So, with all that being said, I’ll just get right down to it. Here they are!
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