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  1. Not sure I am sold on the white helmet for the Packers. Same thought with the white pants, I just think gold pants are a huge part of the Packers branding. I think green pants would work well with the new third you made... Which I LOVE. I am a big fan of their third jersey, like it even more that they wore their gold helmet rather than the vintage brown helmet everyone seemed to make fun of. Gold jersey, green pants. I think that would look good.
  2. I love how this is going.
  3. You call that hate? Sounds to me like he's just encouraging you to explore new themes and symbolism in your concept. Sounds to me like you could use some thicker skin. Wow man, I was joking with him...
  4. I honestly dislike Chicago Flames, it goes flow. Chicago Brigade sounds much cooler imo. Like the fire bridages.
  5. I feel like Amfleisch is hating on me personally.. No I am not from Naperville, and no I don't live in Chicago.. But I want to eventually! I do understand what you mean about the flag being used a lot. But it means a lot to the people of Chicago even though they might not know exactly what it means.
  6. I LOVE the Chicago Flag design. Its such a cool design to mess with. Great design.
  7. I like the road uniform better than the home uniform. I'm not really a fan of the yellow pants for the home uniforms. It looks strange to me. Also what I've been told, and what I agree with is that white pants don't look good in hockey. Use black pants instead of the white pants and you have a good third uniform.
  8. I like the bottom two better. The lighter silver defiantly looks better than the darker silver. Using two different greens instead of the blue is a great idea, its no longer a clone of the Canucks.
  9. This is a cool idea. I like it, good job.
  10. I honestly really like the home sweater from your original concept, not too big of a fan of that away. Its a unique design. I also like the new concept you made as well. I love minimalistic clean designs and that fits well, but its not unique.
  11. These are all really neat concepts. I love the "wheat" pattern you used on the Wheat Kings colored sweater. For the Winter Hawks concept I think it would look better if the white stripe was actually black. So instead of the pattern being black, red, white, red, black, it would be black, red, black, red, black. I LOVE the Tri City Americans concept, its so good! Gives me ideas of my own. And that Hurricanes concept is great. I usually don't like what people design with the "Anaheim" template but that one is fantastic.
  12. I think the white sweater would look a lot better if the stripes were more consistent. I would get rid of the red from the very bottom and make those white stripes red so it looks more like the colored sweater.
  13. Update! Hello! I am back with some revisions to my series. Some of the jerseys you will see went through major changes, others had minor changes. I will let you know which one went through major changes just so you know. I suggest taking a look at every concept with a ** before the team name. They are the jerseys that had the biggest changes. Anaheim Ducks : First up we have the Ducks. This was a somewhat minor change, but a major change from the original. Decided to change the color of the shoulders to orange. Boston Bruins : For the Bruins all I did was change the colors to the colors I found at ColorWrex. I also changed the logo up a bit taking the suggestions that I was given. Buffalo Sabres : Another minor change for Buffalo, just added some white to the design. Calgary Flames : No real changes for the Flames. Carolina Hurricanes : I fixed the sleeves because they just looked out of place. Still a black jersey for the Hurricanes. Columbus Blue Jackets : Matched the colors to ColorWrex, still the same design for the Blue Jackets. Chicago Blackhawks : Matched the colors to ColorWrex. Some concept for the Blackhawks. **Colorado Avalanche : Major changes. First I matched the colors better with ColorWrex and used the Nordiques colors. A slight change to the logo as well and I added white to the bottom of the jersey. Defiantly a better design in my opinion for the Avalanche this time around. **Dallas Stars : Major change. My original concept was black, green and gold. I added a white stripe to my concept and I feel like it makes the Stars concept pop and look much better. Detroit Red Wings : Pretty minor change for the Red Wings, just matched colors better with ColorWrex. **Edmonton Oilers : Major changes! I got rid of the "practice jersey" look and did something different. I also matched the Oilers colors better with ColorWrex. **Florida Panthers : Major changes! I matched the colors better with ColorWrex, got rid of the white stripes and used blue instead. I added much more detail to the jersey and it came out better than I thought it would. This Panthers concept is one of my new favorite designs I've made. Los Angeles Kings : I added in some silver to this concept, pulling it a bit away from a very minimalistic look. The King's logo had silver on it and it was suggested to me to add silver to the rest of the jersey. **Minnesota Wild : Somewhat of a major change. Still the same North Star concept, but I matched the colors to fit better with the Wild thanks to ColorWrex. **Montreal Canadiens: Major changes! Added blue and more stripes to it. Got rid of the Maroon color and used Canadien's colors thanks for ColorWrex. Nashville Predators Matched the colors for the Predators better with ColorWrex. New Jersey Devils : Minor change for the Devils, I just matched the colors better with ColorWrex. New York Rangers : I didn't even touch the Rangers concept. New York Islanders : All I did for the Islanders was add a white stroke around the logo. Ottawa Senators : I better matched the colors for the Senators with ColorWrex. Philadelphia Flyers : Again just matched the colors with ColorWrex so it look more like the Flyers. **Phoenix Coyotes : Major changes! I made a better pattern for the stripes and added in more tan to the Coyotes concept. Pittsburgh Penguins : No real changes, I tried to add white to the Penguins concept but it didn't look right to me. San Jose Sharks : Little changes for the Sharks. Changed the colors to better match what I found on ColorWrex. St. Louis Blues : Small changes for the Blues. Better matched the colors with ColorWrex. **Tampa Bay Lightning : Completely new concept for the Lightning. Used a different template and got rid of black. Its all blue and white now. **Toronto Maple Leafs : Some changes for the Leafs. I changed the bottom of the jersey and better matched the color with ColorWrex. Vancouver Canucks : Small change for the Canucks. I moved the white stripe so its next to the green. It looked really bad with the blue right next to the green. Great suggestion by the way. Winnipeg Jets : Small changes for the Jets. Better matched colors with ColorWrex. **Washington Capitals : Major Changes! Went with a different template for the Capitals but kept a similar idea. I used red as the main color as well, and moved the dark blue to the side. I used ColorWrex to better match the colors.
  14. Am I going to get flamed for a bump? Maybe.. Do I care? Nope.
  15. The V design I created a few years back? That was a good one. Maybe I'll update it. CGY - Everyone keeps saying that but I'm not a fan of what it looks like. I did get rid of the white pants for every team. MTL - I added in blue but it looks to similar to their current designs. Looking for a new look right now. It will take time. MIN - I'll see how it looks with their current colors. STL - Thanks.
  16. Thanks! Looking forward to the rest of your feedback. Few comments for your critiques. ANA - Glad someone noticed the shoulder patches on the Ducks. BOS - Seems like a constant issue people are having with the Bruins I'll figure it out. BUF - Another person commenting on this, okay I will see if I can make something I like. CGY - The point of this concept it for it to be similar to the Calgary Cowboys. They had red and white uniforms, this is a homage to them so I don't think its a good idea for me to add yellow.
  17. I really like how you incorporated the raptor claw with the maple leaf. That's a really neat logo. Not a fan of the second one with the circle around it. Would the court itself be black, because I think that's a bad idea.
  18. Glad you like my Rangers concept. Thanks for all the feedback on the other teams you mentioned too, For now I'm going to work on these some more but I hope to create some specific designs down the line.
  19. I have to agree with Chromatic, this is how a league-wide concept series should be posted! Complete, well thought out and with a clean presentation. I too applaud you for that and I know many many more readers will appreciate it. Thanks guys, I did it this way because I feel like everyone quits a couple teams into their concepts, then maybe goes back and works on me. This probably took me about a few months of just off and on work. Posting them all at the same time just seemed right to me.
  20. fantastic feedback! BOS - So you mean yellow spokes and than the circle background being white? CGY - I went through and changed all the white pants to color in my updates I have not shared yet. CAR / CHI - The NOBs? COL - You may be right, I'll toy with that idea. DAL - If I were to add a Stars logo I would have to create my own, since I don't think a slanted Star would look good with the rest of the jersey. I'll add this to my notes. And for the socks the way I have the colors set is from the jersey down to the socks the colors go from green to black in the jersey, black pants then down to black to green in the socks. EDM - Edmonton is giving me a headache trying to get something good. LA - I think I may know where to add silver! MIN - That will be addressed. NYI - I may also add a teal line around the logo instead of white, we shall see. STL - That is actually a dark blue that they use in their uniforms, I might brighten it up. VAN - I see your point with the green against the blue, I'll fix that. I will defiantly look at your suggestions for COL, DAL, LA, MIN, NYI, STL and VAN. Thank you. It was a lot of work, I used this as a way to learn how to use Illustrator.
  21. BOS - I forgot to write this but the logo I used was inspirited from the logo they used from 1949-1995. Had to switch the yellow for the white. CGY - That completely takes away from the Calgary Cowboys look I was trying to go with. I also changed the pants to red but haven't uploaded it yet. COL - Its already done, and I'll upload it when I can! DAL - Might actually look good, I'll see what I can do. MIN - Potentially a black stroke around the logo? I'll look into it. MTL - I was thinking that, might be able to come up with something good. PHI - This again would ruin the look of what the Quakers had. PIT - Same for the this, I think it would ruin the look of what the Pirates had. TB - Yeah this one is lame, I can try to see what I can do. I'll see what I can do for DAL, MIN, MTL and potentially TB. And COL is already done. I do appreciate what you think about BOS, CGY, PHI and PIT but I think they will remain the same for now.
  22. Would you rather see a white stripe at he very bottom instead? That was an idea I had. I think that would be an improvement over using a logo that has little to no meaning to the franchise now that it calls Denver, Colorado home. Or you perhaps you could find or come up with an alternate logo to replace the Fleur De Lis with, effectively keeping the general idea of the Nordiques jersey but bringing it under the Avalanche name. Thank you for the constructive feedback. I'll take a look at and see what I can do.
  23. Would you rather see a white stripe at he very bottom instead? That was an idea I had.
  24. See Page Two for Updates. It took me a while to complete this series but I am finally ready to share. If anyone from the forums recognizes my name then you have been on here for a while now. I originally posted a topic called the Heritage Hockey Series were I matched up each NHL team and made a concept for each team to wear, somewhat like what the NHL does with the Winter Classic. This time around I just designed a new look for each team, only home sweaters though, the idea for this series is to focus on alternate/secondary designs. Some of my concepts I like enough I will most likely make a white sweater to go along with its color sweater and then share here. Enough intro bull, on to the concepts. Anaheim Ducks First up we have the Ducks concept. This one actually took me quite some time to design. There were about 5 different concepts I tried and none I really liked. I wanted to use a black and orange color scheme, I hate their colors now and their alternate jersey is the only one I like. I kept it simple with this one, because everything else I didn't like. Boston Bruins I really enjoyed working on this Bruins concept. I've always thought a yellow uniform for the Bruins would be a cool addition to their jerseys. Kept the same logo and a similar idea to what they have as their home and road jerseys. This is a bit of an update over my first concept I made for the Bruins back in the day. Edit: I added a white circle behind the spokes on the logo. Buffalo Sabres This Sabres concept might look unoriginal to some of you. With the word of Buffalo getting rid of their current alternate sweater I took a crack at it and came up with this. The stripes are a bit different compared to what they have no but the idea is still there. I didn't yello out the name plate like they have now, I think that looks bad. Edit: I changed the middle stripe from yellow to white. Calgary Flames This concept took quite some time to figure out what I wanted to do. I looked at everything they have now and couldn't settle on a design until I started to look at older hockey teams from Calgary and saw the Calgary Cowboys jersey. That is what I designed this concept off. Carolina Hurricanes For the Hurricanes I wanted to do a black jersey, but not completely black like what they have now so I added in a bunch of red to the design. Chicago Blackhawks I've always liked the Blackhawks alternate jersey they had back in the day, loved that black jersey and sad to see it gone. I wanted to make my own black jersey for the Blackhawks and looked at that jersey. I thought coping it was to easy and not creative, so I decided to make a black version of their home jersey. I also looked back at my heritage concept I made way back and used ideas from that. I originally had white instead of vintage white but I was not a fan of that. So with this concept I used the vintage white. Colorado Avalanche For my Colorado concept I looked at the Quebec Nordiques and really liked their jersey. I decided to make a more modern look for them and then slapped the Avalanche logo on top. I changed the color a bit to something I think would look nice on the ice. Edit: I changed the white pants to blue, made the socks white with blue stripes and changed the bottom of the sweater. There is now a white stripe at the bottom instead. Columbus Blue Jackets This is one of my favorite concepts I made, and one I will most likely design a white version for completing a set. I think their current uniforms are bad, and their logo is the only thing I actually like about their jerseys. I used more red and not the ugly dark red they have, a brighter more colorful red. Dallas Stars I don't know about anyone else but I really dislike the Stars using black uniforms, it looks so bad! I really like them in green. This is a near identical concept as my original Stars concept for my Heritage Hockey series I posted a few years back. The only difference is the size of the points of the huge star that lays over the jersey. Note you can't see the whole star. Edit: I added white stripes in-between the black and gold. Detroit Red Wings Detroit, what was I going to do to Detroit and not ruin it. That was difficult, you be the judge if I ruined it or not. Edmonton Oilers Edmonton was quite difficult to work with, I tried an orange jersey with blue and white stripes and that didn't work. I tried a full thick orange stripe from the left hand up the arm over the shoulder and down the right arm and I didn't think that looked good. I tried a bunch of things. I got this idea from a jersey they used from 2007/08 - 2009/10. Florida Panthers This is another revamp of a jersey I designed for my heritage series back in the day. I did change the color of the red making it more of a darker red than it was. I updated the stripes and added more color to it. This is another jersey I potentially will make a white version and complete he set. Los Angeles Kings I know there are quite a few of you who do not like the Kings in black and white, but I honestly like it better than the purple and yellow. I made this as simple as I could. This is again another revamp of my heritage jersey I created. Edit: I added some silver to the concept so the silver from the logo didn't look too out of place. Minnesota Wild This is a mix of the North Stars and the Wild. Personally I really like the green and red the Wild use, but I like the green and yellow even better. Yeah it might be similar to the Dallas Stars, but the Stars in my concepts have a more gold color than yellow so it works. Another design I may make a white version. I may also make a version with red instead of the yellow. That is up to you guys if you want to see it. Montreal Canadiens Just like the concept for Detroit, how could I not mess up a jersey for Montreal? I took a really simple approach to it, small stripes and lots of maroon. Plus the white pants, I think that's what makes me like this concept. Nashville Predators Since Nashville is already yellow, why not make a blue concept? That was my plan here. The idea for this concept took a while to form, but those lines you see across the chest and arms, those are supposed to be strings, probably from a Bass Guitar, since there are only 4 "strings". New Jersey Devils For New Jersey I took a look at combining the Devils and the Whales into one concept. If you can recall what the Whales green jerseys look like you might be able to see where I got my idea from. New York Islanders The Islanders were a bit difficult to create a jersey for. I looked at some of the crazy colors they used in previous jerseys. I wanted to use quite a few of them and also keep it looking neat. New York Rangers The idea for the Rangers concept came from the New York Americans jerseys. I dulled down the crazy that the Americans had and made it a bit simpler. This was another jersey that was in my Heritage Hockey series. Ottawa Senators Ottawa was fun, I wanted to do something neat and not too crazy. I drew ideas from the Ottawa 67's and the Ottawa Nationals for this concept. Philadelphia Flyers This concept was based off of the Philadelphia Quakers, lots of black stripes on an orange sweater. I got rid of the white in the logo and kept it a two color design. Phoenix Coyotes The Coyotes were somewhat of a pain to deal with, I originally had a concept that was like the original Winnipeg Jets but didn't really like it. I tried to use one of those Aztec looking patterns they had but couldn't create a design that I liked. This is my final version, I am done trying to make a Coyotes concept for a while. Pittsburgh Penguins This Penguins jersey was designed off the Pittsburgh Pirates hockey team, a team that was also named the Philadelphia Quakers. That is why you may see a resemblance between my Flyers and Penguins concept. San Jose Sharks For my San Jose concept I wanted to see more orange, I like the teal and orange in their jerseys. I decided to make a teal version of their black jersey and added the stripes across the lower portion of the jersey. St. Louis Blues The idea for this jersey was taken from the blue jersey the Blues used from 67-73, I did some adjustments and tried to make it different than the other jerseys I already created. This was originally yellow, and that started to burn my eyes so I changed it to blue. This is another jersey I may make a white version of. Tampa Bay Lightning I wanted to make a black jersey of the Lightning's jerseys, I had to add in blue to the design because it just looked weird all black and white. Toronto Maple Leafs This jersey isn't really unique for the Maple Leafs, I moved the stripes a bit and made them vintage white instead of white. Might be boring looking but I like it. It was a lot better than the jersey I first made. Not even going to talk about that one. Vancouver Canucks Why is there not more green in the Canucks jerseys? This is my solution to that issue. Edit: I moved the white stripes so they were up against the green stripes. Washington Capitals I would like to see a blue jersey to go along with the Capitals red and white jerseys. This is a completely different look than what they have now. Winnipeg Jets This is a throwback to the original jets, similar stripes and also more red. I was thinking about making a red version of what they have now but a throwback would look better in my opinion. And there they are, C&C welcomed. More may be to come too!
  25. I agree with Morgo, it doesn't have the flow like the Minnesota logo. It is a good attempt, got the right idea here.