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  1. @bcon_731 Navy, royal blue and orange sounds kinda cool - I might just try that out! In regards to the Clippers, maybe Inglewood *insert team name* would be a nice change. South Bay is the G-League division of the Lakers. I honestly do not know. The Braves look is basically great enough for me - it would be really cool if they could incorporate the Braves look in someway as primary. Inglewood Braves might be an interesting concept.
  2. @bcon_731 It very much is a money game for Nike, after all it is very much a business and we sportslogos fans kinda wanted this. You are not yelling at all, you are singing to the choir. The sleeved abominations are best left forgotten. There are always exceptions to the rule, and there are somethings better left untouched. I agree with your sentiments about either nautical theme or scrap it and full rebrand. I am leaning more and more towards the latter. The issue with the Knicks is very much the same as every other bad NBA team. Nike's agenda is to make money and who can blame them. In regards to the Knicks and the black side panels, I am kinda on the edge. They look kinda cool but at the same time it's the easy route. To me the Knicks should never deviate from the blue, orange and white. They are amongst the most famous teams in the world - hell, even here in Oslo I sometimes see people wearing a Knicks cap. The brand is so well known that even people who couldnt care less about basketball wears their brand proudly. The Knicks were one of the first team concepts I made with when I started out creating concepts. I kept it traditional and conservative because it is one of the oldest teams in NBA. If I am not mistaken, only the Celtics and Knicks has never been relocated. That is very special, and New York is a very special place. The colours are of great importance as it's from the Prince flag of the Netherlands. My City Edition idea was an obvious idea which I've noticed has taken on - a homage to the original colonist settlers of Manhattan - the dutch. The wordmark says "Nieuw Amsterdam", which is kinda cool. Anyways, bland isnt always bad. And black isnt always bad either. I've used a lot of black in my concepts because it's the easiest route. Sometimes easier is actually better too, but often I feel it's more lazy. Especially if it isnt in the teams colour scheme. I might revisit the Knicks or simply translate them to my newest template which would make them easier to visualize.
  3. The Warriors are amazing! Love the logos and wordmarks! It would be great to see Golden State on the icon, just to compare. The sides are definitely one of the most inventine I’ve seen thus far with the Warriors. I would maybe add Warriors or remove «the» from the City Edition, just a thought. Anyways, great concepts!
  4. @bcon_731 I agree 100%. I've been working on a Clippers concept for some time now, several revisions and different directions. I've never seem to be content with either Clippers concepts. I rank the Knicks as one of the classical NBA teams and therefore I think they should just go as easy and timeless as possible with their uniforms. Blue, orange and white is a terrific colour scheme. For the Suns I think they adopt the native american heritage, which is what I want for the Thunder. I've got some radical Sacramento Kings unis in my folder which I will certainly continue to work on as I think their unis today are too lifeless and stale. Just wearing black because a team can is lazy and uninventive. That said I dont really mind the Rockets going red, white and black. It's not exciting by any means but it works. And one has to remember that nostalgia is a two-edged sword. I will always want the Rockets to be ketchup and mustard, and several older Rockets fans want those unis back just because they identify those specific colours with a certain era. The younger generations either dont know about Olajuwon or doesnt really care. The same could be said about the Raptors. This said I must say that I actually liked the double red uni very much. It was different but still seemed to fit somehow. To touch more on the Clippers - Conrad Burry just made a fantastic concept based on the "almost rebrand" of the 90s. I dont know if green and orange would work as well today as the proposed rebrand was very much a product of the times and the 90s were extreme in branding. Clippers should definitely rebrand and adopt new colours as well. 56% of NBA uses blue in the colour scheme. Thats way too high. Red follows with 43% and then yellow with 40%. I dont like this trend at all. Thats not to say that the Clippers should be orange, purple and green, could do perhaps a combination. Going San Diego with blue and orange isnt a bad look, but it's used, by both the Thunder and Knicks. Maybe teal of sorts would be cool? I dont know. I just hope that Ballmer updates the franschise, from branding, name and unis. I for one really like the Buffalo uniform and wouldnt mind if they based a rebrand on those colours and looks.
  5. @bcon_731 - First team that pops into my mind is the Los Angeles Clippers. As a matter of fact I think the Clippers should rebrand, maybe even rename. Another team is the Minnesota Timberwolves. Their rebrand was a giant miss, at least to me. The Cavaliers and Pistons should probably do some rework as well. One team I really think should rebrand is the Thunder. The city edition from 2018 was exactly what the Thunder needs to be(come). I think it's important to understand the state, the city, even the country the team resides. An important part is to try to discern the city and how very special it truly is, and how it affects the identity and values of the specific team. Los Angeles Clippers has always been the ugly, little step-brother to the Lakers. Now is the time to become the scary step-brother instead. If there ever was a time to ride the Clippers hype and enthusiasm it is definitely now. Which team do you think is need of a consistent brand and identity?
  6. @bcon_731 - Good question! I really feel the Sixers has it nailed as they are now. The side panels and stars, the balance and cleaness make them instant classics. I would go as far as to argue they are amongst the greatest NBA uniforms ever. Timeless and classic is what at least I want, especially for a team with the pedigree as the Sixers. The same goes for the Bulls, Celtics and Lakers. It was a great decision to update the unis in '15. For some reason I feel teams without championships are easier to experiment with. And I also feel there is a different pedigree amongst the NBA teams. Some teams should never venture too far from their core attributes. To be honest I never liked the Iverson-era unis - they are cool but I think nostalgia plays a big factor. I definitely would not want the Sixers to revert back to those. The whole Sixers identity is in the name. It's a homage to the birth of a nation, the colonies and the american flag. I've mentioned my disdain for the oversaturation of certain colours in the NBA several times - red and blue, or blue and yellow or blue, red and yellow - but there are a few teams who's colour scheme is very much paramount to their brand. The Sixers is blue, white and red. They should always stay blue, white and red - just like the Celtics should always stay green and white. Of course the Celtics use gold and black as well, the Sixers use parchment and grey - which is fine. But I would never re-introduce black to the colour scheme as it is unnatural. I probably wouldn't do anything different than what I've already done, or so I think right now.
  7. To begin I hope you and all of your families are doing well during these strange times. I usually post during the last week of every month, but I have been working on concepts for a different league, more specifically the Norwegian basketball league (BLNO). This has been a bit more time consuming than I thought as I have had to make a brand assessment for each team as there isnt as much history and defined identities as NBA teams. A couple of days ago I went through my NBA concept maps and I noticed that my Philadelphia 76ers concepts looked pretty much finished so I thought I should post them. All in all I think the Sixers have one of the best uniform designs in the NBA. The current editions are already very much all time classics and it amazes me how they were almost 'there' with the design back in the 70s. My take is a bit different. The basis for these concepts is the 2017 City Edition - it's that simple. I really liked the simplicity of the City uniform, the elegance and understated design. Knowing that the stars and stripes are iconic, the Association and Icon Editions might be borderline sacrilege to Sixers fans. However the Statement Edition has stars and stripes. My main intention was to create a minimalistic and easy design which could easily work during the 80s as today. I wanted the Association and Icon Editions to be like veteran cars, if that makes any sense(?) The Boston Celtics was a big inspiration. The wordmark was a really nice change and kept in tune with the revolutionary identity of the Sixers. The wordmark in use on my concepts is the Inoxida font but slightly edited. On the Association I used the parchment colour as outline, which gives a warm contrast to the blue. I tried to apply a soft blue outline to the Icon wordmark to make it warmer, more classic look. The front numerals are put to the left(right) - dont know what the english word is for this alignment. Whatever it is I think it works very well to the whole of the uniform. On the back the numeral is perfectly aligned - however I've always had problems with the size of the numerals compared to the jersey size. I hope the back numerals arent too big. As usual, I prefer the team name on the association edition and for the "away" I prefer the city name. As the 13 stars are on the sides of the shorts, I had to use a different logo on the waistband - the cracked liberty bell. The inspiration came from the amazing Gadsden flag-logo they use(d?). Above the jock tag it says "Philadelphia Maneto" in gold which mirrors the now current City Edition with "Pass and Stow". I put the 76ers logo on the sides of the shorts and combined with the logo font it gave this vintage NBA feel which I really liked. This was actually one of the first things I did as I didnt want to go with the stars and stripes-direction. The Icon Edition is exactly the same as the association, which shouldnt be a suprise and definitely not a revolution. For the Statement Edition I went full stars and stripes. Changed to white wordmark and numerals, with blue stroke instead of keeping it the other way. The jock tag says "Join, or Die", which is probably a bit too hardcore for the NBA but it hits home. Changed the player name from blue to white. The colours were an issue for me. I try to benchmark different sites and compare them to high res images. For the Sixers it was really an issue, so I used their media guide as colour reference for these concepts. I have made a City Edition but it's not as polished as these three uniforms, so I will refrain from posting it untill I am content with it. *Updated the unis - forgot to add ventilation patterns on the front numerals* These uniform concepts are by no means revolutionary, but hopefully fun and different. Thank you for looking! Philadelphia 76ers Association Edition Uniform Concept Philadelphia 76ers Icon Edition Uniform Concept Philadelphia 76ers Statement Edition Uniform Concept All comments and criticisms are greatly appreciated! And most importantly - stay safe!
  8. All the concepts are pure sex! I am speechless really! Amongst the greatest threads I've ever seen on the forum!
  9. This is really, really good!Great as a matter of fact!
  10. Ducks concepts in general are amongst my favourites when it comes to NHL concepts. And this concept is really frickin cool! Road is looking really good!
  11. Goddamn I love hockey and hockey concepts! These are exceptional clean and well thought out. The presentation too is great - great work!
  12. Tore

    NHL Adidas Concepts

    These are exquisite!
  13. After talking with some friends and taking the comments to heart I tried to make a more acceptable Homage edition to Tom Brady. I kept the uni white and I made the Pats wordmark somewhat Celtics-ish. Navy and silver trimming, while keeping the red to minimal. I added a red clover to the waistband to make it more "Celtics", but I see that this isnt really a Celtics uniform, more a Pats uniform in NBA. I considered going back to the 17 championship tag but felt that as this is for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots that the 6 championship tag fits more. Anyway it was a fun exercise and after posting this one I am back to my usual concepts for a while. All comments and criticisms are greatly appreciated! And most importantly -> stay safe and wash your hands! Boston Celtics Homage Edition Uniform Concept V2
  14. @Krz Thats aboslutely true. I tried several mashups, but they just didnt look right to me. I never considered keeping Celtics on the jersey however. Im gonna try some more - thank you very much for your comment!
  15. I was originally going to post something else. I was considering posting either a new Boston Celtics St. Patricks concept or the Toronto Raptors, or some other team I have finished. However I feel kinda drained these days so I needed something out of the box and fun to make. Then the news that Tom Brady is leaving the New England Patriots came a couple of days ago. I have mentioned this before but I think a tribute/homage series would be kinda cool. I am aware that I am in the minority when it comes to this but at least it's a fun exercise. The reason why I am jumping on these "Homage Editions" is that I am really struggling creating city editions. I am not from the US, I know some history but it is very much superficial like Los Angeles with Hollywood and beaches, New Orleans with jazz music and BBQ. It's almost stereotypical, which really is a shame. A very special few people leave marks on their respective team city. LeBron James will always be royalty in Cleveland, same with the late great Kobe Bryant(horrible, absolutely horrible) and certainly Tom Brady. I was actually working on a Kobe Bryant Homage Edition when I just abandoned the concept as I couldnt make it worthy of him. Seeing Patriots, Bruins, Red Sox and Celtics social media accounts thanking him, I thought it would be fun to envision a homage uniform to him in an alternate dimension. There is no doubt that Tom Brady an intricate part of one of the four great franschises in Boston(New England if you will), and he is and will always be very special to the city. This homage edition will probably never happen; certainly not the way I present it. If the Celtics were to do this it would still be green. I dont know alot about the NFL, however I went through a lot of New England Patriots uniform history when I made the Washington Senators(Wizards) concept. I used the New England Patriots away uniform(?) as the basis as I think it's the most iconic uniform the Patriots have. I used white as trim originally, but decided to use silver as it is has a more mature and serious tone. The whole idea was to make the uniform as a NFL/NBA mashup, but keeping it as much basketball-like as possible. The crewneck won out against the v-neck, even though v-neck would be a better match compared to the Pats uniform. I used classic Celtics trim on the shorts, contemplated to add the minute man logo to the shorts but it wouldnt fit so I put him on the waistband. Above the jocktag I added "thank you Tom", just as the Celtics, Bruins, Sox and Patriots have done on their social media accounts. The wordmark isnt perfect by all means, and very large, but it works. The numerals are slightly bigger than normal to match the NFL. I should've used the Celtics clover and added Patriots colours in hindsight. Instead of the standard 17 championship tag I changed it to 6 and used an american football - thought it was a fun detail. Hope you guys like it. And even though I dont follow the NFL, I appreciate what you have done to great city of Boston. Thank you Tom! All comments and criticisms are greatly appreciated! And most importantly -> stay safe and wash your hands! Boston Celtics Homage Edition Uniform Concept
  16. @CLEstones I am sorry to say that I dont wish to share it, as of right now. It has taken me months to create and it is still a work in progress. Even if I did share it, it would be an issue as all the layers, layer-groups, patterns and shapes are all in norwegian. I might make a less extensive template in english to share in a little while. In fact, if the municipality of Oslo enacts quarantine here I might start making one soon(!)
  17. @tigerslionspistonshabs - thank you so very much! I appreciate it! @bcon_731 - I have seen the ones GameplanCreativeCHI posted on twitter, if those are the ones you are refering to? Flo-Jos are a classic! @CLEstones - I havent shared my new template with anyone.
  18. @bcon_731 Here it is. I changed to waistband 500 to the ball inside the Pacers logo - should have kept the 500 but besides that I think it looks kinda cool(!) Indiana Pacers Hickory Alternate Uniform Concept
  19. @bcon_731 Ill try it out and see how it turns out! You want the subliminal check board pattern on the side like the current Pacers city edition or spread out just like my interpretation of the association and icon? @jaytavo305 Thank you so much for your kind words of praise! The 3rd Memphis Kings jersey is a mashup of a statement and city edition. The same can be said about the "statement" edition for Indy. I am horrible at city editions so I usually take a shortcut by meshing the two ideas together. All in all I would prefer if Nike kept the home and away designations for the uniforms and had an alternate or two.