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  1. Goddamn how I love hockey concepts! Great work man
  2. @Hawkeye15 - Ive reversed it back to the ketchup and mustard theme, dimmed the stars and removed the shield/pinstripes. Also changed the typeface. I might revisit this revised edition in a couple of days as I got a direction I really want to pursue. Hope it looks better. Houston Rockets Statement Edition Uniform Concept revised
  3. @Lights Out @Hawkeye15 - Thank you so much for your criticism! For the association and icon I will remove the side panels to make it less Hawks and for the statement I will remove the pinstripe pattern and reduce the intensity of the stars. Ill post them soon. I will also replace the white trim with yellow for the statement. Hopefully these changes will make the set look better.
  4. This summer the Houston Rockets unveiled new uniforms. I didnt really mind them except for the needless armhole trim - they would simply look a lot better with a full trim(!) The logo is still horrible and I cannot believe they still havent considered the many great fan made logos on the web; some of them are really amazing. The wordmark is sans serif which I think is a better font to be honest. They've kept with the black theme and gone even further down the rabbit hole. In my mind the only teams who should black, white and red is the Blazers and the Bulls. I dont mean to offend any Raptors fans, I just wished the Raptors stayed with the gorgeous red, purple and white. All in all, the new Rockets uniforms are uninventive, uninspiring and very much bland. Replacing the chevrons with a solid bar is kinda nice as it gives this blast-off shape coming off the shorts, however the horrid logo still remains on the sides - which I cannot understand as it is based on the old font they used. The chevrons was kinda cool though. The only great uniform they released was the throwback. Now I am aware some Rockets fans have a love/hate relationship with it but it's unique colour combination. Some feel it hails to a forgotten age that simply isnt relevant anymore; that it doesnt make any sense given that this isnt your dad's Houston Rockets. Others feel the ketchup and mustard made the Rockets instant identifiable; that the red and gold brings luck as it is the championship uniforms and needs to be respected as a part of basketball history. I understand both sides but the latter gets my vote, even though I am a firm believer in the halting oversaturation of NBA. I wanted to add a logo on the sides of the shorts but that it beyond my capabilites at the moment. Because of this the association and icon edition feels very much incomplete as I dont have any logos to put on the sides of the shorts. I apologize for this. However I tried and made a really cheap HR logo on the waistband to match the font in use. I might try to rescale it and add it to the sides of shorts. Rockets for the association and Houston for the icon, just as it should be. All in all I ended up with a uniform set that feels very much 90 inspired, which may be a bad or good thing. Another thing is the use of gold on the association: the numerals and players name looked strange with red outlines and visa versa; the pure gold looked cleaner so I kept it as such even though yellow/gold on white isnt exactly a match made in heaven. I also kept the trim as pure and minimalistic as I could; white trim on home and red trim on away. The statement is based on the infamous Rockets uniform from 95'. I took the blue and turned it into this very deep, dark space-ish void blue - it's exactly at the border of black. The pinstripes are cut and edited with a gradient to give of this shield-ish kinda shine and to look like something interstellar. Talking about interstaller, I added stars. Kinda far out there look and very much reminiscent of Orlando Magic's city edition from 17'. Stars are certainly "magical" however I can argue that a team named Rockets certainly can use stars as a theme too. The trim and pin stripes on this statement concept gives me vibes of the iconic Bulls alternate from 95' - I dont think that was my original intention though as I originally used red and yellow trim, but the red and white won out because of the contrast. I went with Houston for the statement, however Rockets might work better. It has also come to my attention that a user on reddit with the name pepman33 has stolen my concepts; going way back to my old Lakers concept. I gather he is a user on this site too so I wanted to exclusively say to him: Þú ert hálfviti. Búðu til þína eigin hönnun í stað þess að stela öðrum. Slæmt gert og óheiðarlegt. Please google translate it, Pepman33. All comments and criticsms are greatly appreciated! Houston Rockets Association Edition Uniform Concept Houston Rockets Icon Edition Uniform Concept Houston Rockets Statement Edition Uniform Concept
  5. Like so many others, I am not sure what to make of the new Boston Celtics City Edition leak. I believed the gold and turquoise was a horrible prank, but of course it was Enes Kanter's horrible camera. The uniform will be Celtics green and gold - which is a good thing. All things considered, it could be lot worse. As an avid Celtics fan and listener of anything and everything Celtics, I remember that VP Business Development Nicole Federico talked about the 18/19 city and earned edition. This was last year and both those editions turned out marvelous. However, during the podcast(Celtics Talk) she talked about different directions and a neon green celtics uniform. A neon would be "fun" but would certainly be a miss. All the Celtics really need is their traditional green and white uniforms. They are perfect as is. However, this makes it near impossible to create something original and cool. Some wants the green, white and black unis from the Big Three era - which are way superior compared to the statement. Many really wants the St Patrick back(this uniform is the greatest thing ever!) and several have taken inspiration from it. This is a very quick take and it is not exactly polished but I wanted to show what I would do to the new Boston Celtics City Edition. I dont know how the shorts will look so I just played it by ear. The typeface isnt exactly the same though it is gaelic inspired. The leak showed dark outlines around the numerals and wordmark - I changed it to white to give the uniform a bit more lightness. I also added a white piping as middle trim around neck, shoulders, and shorts - it makes the whole uniform less intense and takes from the weight. There is little doubt in my mind that this uniform is a homage to the Irish heritage of Boston - which is why I also used the flag of Ireland in the background. I considered changing Boston to Celtics as this would really take it home but it just did not look as great as I had hoped. It says "Luck of the Irish" above the jock tag. I hope this uniform looks "better" than the current 19/20 city edition. All comments and criticsms are greatly appreciated! Boston Celtics City Edition Uniform Concept
  6. @NicDB It is definitely not for the faint of heart! Just wanted to make something different and eye catching(disgust and/or excitement). Do you have any suggestions how to make it more halloween-esque? In regards to the city edition - would this uniform a good starting point?
  7. @sportsfan7 - Inspired by the Shining. Redrum is murder, mirrored. Just thought it was a fun little touch to add.
  8. I was going to post a city edition to follow up my current take on the Bucks - one continuing down the "woodland" rabbit hole and one with the irish rainbow. While sketching things out, I found myself very much empty for motivation and uninspired. I went out to the store and noticed halloween themed paper napkins and paper cups. Halloween isnt a very big thing here in Norway however it has begun to catch on, ever so slightly. Halloween is exactly one week from today so I thought it be fun(at least for me) to make a halloween themed uniform for the Bucks. I tried to find out if there were any specific halloween colours. Different sites said different things yet the overall consensus said purple, green, black, orange and even red. As the Bucks have donned both green, purple and red uniforms at some points during their existence, I focused especially on those colours. I increased the saturation to make them almost "scream". I wanted retina burning saturation. The whole concept is basically the "Cream City" city edition from '17 with some slight edits. I removed the nose and mouth on the buck to make it more terrifying, imposing; something dead hunting you at night deep within the forest. The Shining is a classic so I did a little red rum with the player name, in red of course. I replaced the outline of Wisconsin(Bucks tertiary logo) with "Fear the Deer" - except it says "FEAR THE DEAD", kinda tacky but it made me laugh. I hope you guys like it! Maybe Nike should make Halloween themed uniforms, make it a thing like the Adidas Christmas uniforms from a couple of years ago. All comments and criticsms are greatly appreciated! Milwaukee Bucks Halloween Edition Uniform Concept
  9. I'll will certainly try that as well. You want me to substitute the lime green, kelly green or forest green with cream?
  10. Thank you so much for your C&C - I really appreciate it! The current color scheme is certainly more mature. I really did consider orange but I once saw someone argue against green and orange for the Milwaukee Bucks because of the hunting theme -- it makes their team look like they are being hunted. I did not think of it myself, but I do not disagree with the logic. The shade of brown is very dark, I could recolour it with a lighter tone. However, lime green would make the uniforms look very much electric. I can certainly make a set based on the irish rainbow, however I would trade the cream for white in that case, or would you keep cream? And would go use the current shade of green the Bucks uses or the suggested one which is used? @NicDB Edit - I recoloured the association and icon edition with the irish rainbow theme. I also kept the darker shade of green as the primary. Looks way more lively! Milwaukee Bucks Association "Irish Rainbow" Uniform Concept Milwaukee Bucks Icon "Irish Rainbow" Uniform Concept Milwaukee Bucks Statement "Irish Rainbow" Uniform Concept
  11. I was pleasantly surprised when the Milwaukee Bucks announced their new uniforms back in 2015. Easy on the eyes with distinguishable wordmarks, numerals and a very much minimalistic direction. Nike has since its NBA deal back in '17 have pushed a minimalistic/clean approach for each team even though the rebranded Bucks first appeared under previous contract with Adidas. Since then there has been some small revisions to the uniforms, for the better if you ask me. While I actually enjoyed the green and red(way too bright) uniforms the Bucks wore, the rebranded uniforms are by far an admirable upgrade. Now, I am not a fan of cream. One of the reasons why is that cream isnt too far off gold; basically reminds me too much of the amazing St Patricks uniforms the Celtics used to wear(this excludes the sleeved jersey amboinations). The other reason, which is by far the most valid one, is that the usage of cream appears very much off white. I understand the “Cream City” association and it is very clever but the colour just gives off this passive and nostalgic feeling which I don’t really care for in general. As the majority of fans were beyond pleased I kept the cream for these concepts. Then we arrive at the colour choice of blue. I can understand it as blue represents the rivers of Wisconsin and Lake Michigan but it clashes very much against the whole - even though it’s a tiny part of the makeup of the uniforms. Black also felt out of place so I removed both blue and black from the equation. I remember reading the piece ESPN made on D&C way back and it mentioned that the designers were not able to use the preferred green they wanted as the deadline simply came to fast. Inspired by this quote, I have made the green a bit darker - more forest-y if you will. As I have removed blue and black, I needed a replacement colour. If you have read my previous posts, you would be very much aware of my opinion that the NBA is oversatured with too much of the same colours. I went with brown - a colour which I have yet to see in the NBA. I feel it was an appropriate choice of colour as it reflects Wisconsin’s forest and woodland, only adding to the Bucks brand. I flirted with the idea of drop shadow but it ended up looking a bit too much like the Sixers/Lakers for my taste. I kept the status quo wordmark colouring on the association - for the icon I've made it cream with brown outlining as I felt the original icon typeface was too bright. The side panels are kept in place, only replaced with brown and slightly rearranged for the association and icon. I also complemented the side panels by filling out the side pattern on the shorts to give the uniform a continuity since it looked empty without something there, inside the piping. Another thing I did add was logos on the belt buckle - hit or miss I guess. I wanted to put the Buck logo inside, unfortunately the resolution took a great hit so I abstained from it. The statement edition is just a simple recolouring of the 2017 edition. Brown dominates the uniform with cream and dark green contrasts. I think it looks kinda cool. I’ve also reversed the player name and numeral on the back as I thought it added a little pop to the uniform. I don’t mean to offend any Bucks fans on this site but the slogan “Fear The Deer” just doesn’t work for me! I’ve been on quite a lot of hunts in my life and under no circumstance has a deer ever felt intimidating to me. The new Bucks logo is fierce, wild and focused - almost like a beast, like Eikthyrnir. I really wanted to add a different slogan above the jock tag to reflect this. The replacement slogan came to me while binge watching Game of Thrones. House Baratheon uses a stag as their sigil and their slogan is “Ours is the Fury” and I just thought it was a decent upgrade from the current one. All comments and criticsms are greatly appreciated! Milwaukee Bucks Association Uniform Concept Milwaukee Bucks Icon Uniform Concept Milwaukee Bucks Statement Uniform Concept
  12. 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
  13. 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