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About Tore

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    Oslo, Norway
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    NBA, NHL, photoshop
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    Boston Celtics, New England Patriots, Boston Bruins, Boston Red Sox, Portland Trailblazers, San Jose Sharks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Seattle Supersonics, 90s Minnesota Timberwolves.
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  1. Nike explains the City edition as "These designs honor the fans - those who, 41 times a year, take pilgrimage at their local arena, and whose passions help define each respective team’s identity." To create a city edition for team that is no more is kinda sad in my ways, especially for a fan favourite like the Seattle Sonics. The City edition is supposed to capture each team and its city in a way that respects the past and present of the club while also positioning them for the future. I kept this very much in mind when trying to create a city edition for the Sonics. However I really wanted to go with something new and exciting as I want to keep the Boston Celtics within the green and gold spectrum, but it felt almost blasphemous (and very pretentious) to me to make a new uniform when the city of Seattle yearns for its old green and gold. I kept imagining the fans screaming the top of their lungs out, draped in team colours at the KeyArena. From Johnson to Payton and Kemp to Allen. As you might gather by now, a homage to the 85' to 95' uniform was the only appropriate direction for this city edition so I remade one of the absolute greatest uniforms of all time with some slight revisions. Say what you will about the rebranded bronze edition of the Sonics during the 90s, they are pretty cool but the 85 to 95 uniform is far superior to me - admittedly I have a soft spot for this colour palette and the arc front to back, the somewhat mundane wordmark, varsity numerals - it's just amazing! I made some slight tweaks, the sides pattern on the shorts is exactly the same as with the association and icon editions as I didnt really like the throwback stripes - they didnt really fit. I also put the logo on the belt instead of having it linger on the left side of the short. I made the wordmark a bit bigger compared to the original and thickened the golden stripes on the arc. I think the uniform translated pretty well to the Nike template. Green and gold all the way. Here's hoping for the Seattle Sonics rightful return one day! Seattle Sonics City Edition Uniform Concept
  2. For the statement I was a bit unsure which direction to go. I've wanted to do an all original concept but none my of statement sketches really stood out. I really did not want to do a concept based on the early to mid 00s Sonics uniform but I ended up doing it anyway. The font is still Agency, I've used the logo on the belt to match the sides(cf. Sonics 00s) and I've tuned the path angled slightly. I might have to revisit this one for some slight edits but all in all I think it kinda works. Nike states that the statement edition uniforms "...sets the tone for big games or rivalries and is inspired by the team's desire to make a bold statement every time they step on the court". I hope you guys feel this uniform qualifies as a statement. All comments and criticsms are greatly appreciated! Seattle Sonics Statement Edition Uniform Concept
  3. Thanks for your input! I will take under serious consideration. I also considered making sublimation of rain drops but have yet to "perfect" it.
  4. The Seattle Supersonics deserve a rightful return to the NBA. The association has never quite felt the same after the team relocated and then evaporated from existence. We've all seen alot of different concept of the Sonics and I thought I might be fun to show my take on the Sonics. First off, I decided to abandon the yellow/gold which was a hallmark characteristic of the Sonics. I would absolutely not mind the Sonics to return to form with green and gold, but with the Celtics taking the green and gold(even yellow!) torch I felt it was time for a change. So I turned at my colour map of the NBA; there are only three teams currently utilizing green(Pelicans with their mardi gras uniform excluded). Celtics with white and gold, Bucks with cream, blue and black and the Jazz with the trifecta of navy, yellow and green. It was of course a foregone conclusion that the Sonics would use green as the primary colour, but what about the secondary? Purple would be too 90s Bucks, however I was really considering using red. Red was eventually discarded as it made the uniform look too christmasy(cf. Bucks mid to late 00's). In the end I decided on orange; an energetic and aggressive colour which I think is fitting for a resurrected Sonics franchise. Thats basically how I imagined this concept: it would be the return of the Sonics. Now green and orange would be a very unique colour combination in the NBA. Another point, and this is stupid, is that orange is as close to yellow/gold/bronze as one gets on the ROYGBIV scale and I envisioned it would not be too insulting for the Sonics diehards to accept this evolution. I must mention that I have a slight disgust for the majority of the team colours in the NBA. There is simply way too much oversaturation of red, blue and yellow colour combinations in the NBA right now and it's such a shame. 13 teams using red as either primary, secondary or tertiary colour versus four teams with purple, three teams with orange, two teams (excluding the Jazz) with green and finally only one team with teal. 13 teams with blue as either primary, secondary or tertiary colour as well, and thats excluding the Cavaliers which has adopted black instead of navy. As the Clippers are the current team in the rebranding spotlight, I sincerely hope that Mr Ballmer has the wisdom and foresight to adopt a completely different colour palette! With that off off my chest - back to Sonics! I really wanted to do a concept based on the Sonics uniform from the early 00s, however that specific uniform design has been way overdone and many have nailed it far better than I ever could hope to. I then went the classic route instead and looked to the mid 70s uniform the Sonics for inspiration: a traditional and classic uniform - in other words: timeless. Certainly not a fan favourite to be sure but the design is beyond any fad. Less is always more in my honest opinion. I considered substituting the white trim with black for a while as it made the uniform glow with aggression - it also gave it this tiny little homage to the last incarnation of the Sonics. For the wordmark I went with the same font as used by the Indiana Pacers. I tried alot of different fonts and the Agency font just won out. I used the last Sonics logo and recoloured it green and orange while removing the great wordmark on the top. Kevin Durant's speech last autumn when the Warriors played the Kings in an exhibition at KeyArena sealed the deal on which player I wanted on the uniform. I've been working a long time on the template in use and I hope it looks good enough now to showcase the designated team efficiently. I am currently working on some side panels(just for fun) for the Sonics but all in all I prefer the design as it is now. In hindsight, I might use the sidepanel when I get to the Statement edition. As always - all comments and criticsms are greatly appreciated! Seattle Sonics Association Edition Uniform Concept Seattle Sonics Icon Edition Uniform Concept
  5. This is one of the absolute greatest team rebrands I have ever seen on this site!
  6. This is amazing work!! I cannot wait to see the rest! Would be awesome to see your take on Seattle!
  7. Absolutely lovely work, absolutely lovely! I would love to see your take on some expansion teams!
  8. If not a new name, new colours is a must. Blue and/or red is in such high usage that it feels diluted. 15 teams with blue, 13 with red, 6 team with both(exluding Cavs morphing navy into black). Orange, teal or green would be great, purple is a no-go. Clippers is a cool name, it just doesnt feel home in Los Angeles, at least to me. LA Stars feels more appropriate. I actually liked the Clippers GTA: San Andreas font they are going with, at least compared to the atrocious LAC logo. Proposed colours change from 92 contained orange and a seafoam green colour. Here's an old sketch of the proposed uniform:
  9. Really cool to see the logo in different colours! I actually like the global logo color scheme the best of the bunch! The championship rendition is coming at a close second - Rockets should seriously consider using your work as inspiration!!
  10. Sorry, issues with my network!
  11. This is great work! Really distinguishable and gives the Rockets a more sports oriented feel instead of feeling like a DLC to game, which the current does! I would really love to see what it would look like if you recoloured it in Rockets colours - would be really cool if you used the earned edition! I am by no means taking away anything from the palette you are using, which is really crisp and clean. Anyways, thumbs up from me
  12. It has been a while since the last time I've posted. I've been busy with alot of work and life so I havent really had too much time dedicated to my concepts, unfortunately! Ever since the news broke that Kemba Walker is a Boston Celtics and not a Charlotte Hornet anymore, I thought this was the time to release my latest revision of the Charlotte Hornets. It's by no means finished and by definition this a hasty upload by me. I've been working on the Hornets since on and off since forever but I have reached this mindblock so I hoped I might get some constructive critiscm and suggestions of direction. As mentioned, this is very much a work in progress and the stalest concepts I have, so please help me! One thing I knew from the start was that I did not want to use the pinstripes - some like them but for me they dont really add anything. I've brightened the teal and purple a smigde to make the colours a more fun. I've also done some editing on the uniforms template in general, some minor details as the seam on the back jersey, breathingholes on the numbers and other things. My original idea was including a beehive pattern on the sides but it felt too busy. I tried using the beehive pattern on the wordmark and numerals and again it felt busy. At the moment I have gone for the more clean look. The sharp, angular stripes on the shorts are somewhat inspired by the city edition. Even though it doesnt look like it, I was trying to mimic wings. I really like the Hornets uniform set but the numerals just doesnt work for me so I added an outliner. As mentioned earlier, I am a firm believer that home uniforms should use the city team name and the away and alternates should wear the city name - Charlotte Hornets is not the Los Angeles Lakers so I have enforced my belief here. I tried to recreate the wordmarks as perfect as possible but to no avail - I am a novice when it comes to Illustrator, and a horrible one at that! As you can see, I kept Walker on the uniforms. Even though Terry Rozier is going to Charlotte and Kemba Walker is a Boston Celtics, it just wanted to do a homage to Walker. He has been a (the only?) bright spot in Charlotte and is arguably the greatest Hornets of all time. It would be a sting to use Rozier, pun not intended. All comments and criticsms are greatly appreciated! I need just about every suggestion possible! Charlotte Hornets Association Edition Uniform Concept Charlotte Hornets Icon Edition Uniform Concept Charlotte Hornets Statement Edition Uniform Concept
  13. Holy helvete, these are simply delicious! Amazing concepts