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  1. @DrJack That is simply one of the greatest things I've ever seen on this site!! I do not think I've ever laughed this hard at a response before! I definitely see what you mean but that was not my intention. I did try out a version with the logo reversed but I just didnt like it as much as this one. Anyway, thank you so much for the greatest response ever mate! Ill never forget this one lol
  2. @jaytavo305 - Yeah, its between those two for me as well. @LA Fakers+ LA Snippers Thank you for your kind words! I wholeheartedly agree with you on the usage of gold as I too think its a good fit the Nuggets, however I wonder how it would look in real life. Being a minimalist when it comes to NBA concepts, I did not want the gold to take too much presence and thats the main reason for my caution while applying it.
  3. @LA Fakers+ LA Snippers Thanks you for your request! Sorry about the late response - different time zones, you know. While I was at it I decided to recolour the the city edition three times as it was a fun exercise. For the V2 I recoloured with the exact blue colour found in the flag, as you requested. For the V3 I kept the new blue and added the red from the flag. Finally for V4 I kept both the new red and blue while adding the yellow from the sun. The new blue and red definitely made the concept pop more. Of the three I think I prefer V3 as of this moment, what do you think? Denver Nuggets City Edition Uniform Concept V2 Denver Nuggets City Edition Uniform Concept V3 Denver Nuggets City Edition Uniform Concept V4
  4. Been busy with other projects, work in general and Christmas then came. I started working on a new template a little while ago and I have only recently had the time to start converting older and unpublished concepts onto the newest template. My first "successful" template-transition is the Denver Nuggets, which is keeping in tune with the Rocky Mountain theme of late. First things first – I have abandoned the disgusting wishbone for the superior V-neck. The wishbone is arguably the absolute worst collar of all time. I know some like it and I must admit that it works "fine" for some teams with minimal piping but that just does not change the fact that it is bulky, too large and the exact opposite of streamlined. I must also mention that I have not included the beautiful, powdered blue. It is a fan favourite for a reason; however, it is not representative of the Nuggets current direction and was sadly left out. I almost never post concepts without commenting on my detestation of the white/yellow, blue and red colour saturation of todays NBA, and this post is no exception. The Nuggets is no exception; however, I do think the horrid colour combination works for this team. The navy, red and gold is representative of the city of Denver. The flag contains the same colours, navy (dubbed midnight blue), red(dubbed flatiron red), sunshine yellow which I converted into gold instead, and skyline blue which is the traditional blue the Nuggets used in the 70s. Tom O’Grady has been adamant about several teams needing to return to their roots (he means his designs) and the Nuggets needs to adopt the whole goldrush and mining aspect of the brand. Usually, I disagree with O’Grady, however I do agree with him to a certain extent when it comes to this team. Gold is underused in the NBA and I am talking about the metallic colour. The thing about gold is that it is very shiny and can be intrusive. To minimize it dragging the uniforms back to the mid 00’s, I only used it as piping and outline for the wordmarks for the association and icon. For the City edition I wanted to go all in on the Denver city flag and I thought it worked nicely, though a bit shiny. I have noticed a lot of Nuggets and general NBA fans does not like the colour red for the Nuggets. I do understand their reasoning as the powdered blue is an iconic colour for the Nuggets, with many fans associating the colour with Carmelo Anthony’s Nuggets run back during mid 00s. The usage of red is very justified in my mind, being that the state was named for the Colorado River and the very name Colorado is supposed to mean “colored red”. You also got the flatirons too. I did not know this previously, being a foreigner to the US and never been to the great state of Colorado nor the city of Denver. For the Nuggets I just wanted to simplify the whole uniform ambience in the sense of tweaking certain parts of the uniform, reducing the uniforms it into a more sleek design. So I removed what I dont like and replaced it with what I think looks cleaner. The association and icon editions are as usual just reversed uniforms of eachother. Gone is the wishbone and the awkward numerals, replaced with gold and red piping with navy being the main colour of the trimming. Gold outline on the mountain side panels on the shorts, gold outline on the numerals. I could not track down the right wordmark and being lazy and horrible at recreating wordmarks, I found a different font which I think fit quite nicely. Now, there are only a handful of NBA teams that have certain design elements that is so unmistakably theirs that one could argue there is no need of using team or city name on the uniform. The Nuggets surely falls into this category with the iconic rainbow skyline. So, for the statement edition I really wanted to showcase this aspect by only using the rainbow skyline, no team and/or city name at all. I do not think this would be legal in the NBA, but it always looked cluttered to me with the numeral above and team name below the skyline. I used the “skyline blue” as the main colour and sunshine yellow for accent. I added rainbows side panels for the shorts, and their old font for the numerals. I tracked down the Aachen font for the wordmark and numerals to add to the retro aspect. I do understand why they use it for their city editions, but the graphic is so iconic that they should change it into being an alternate uniform. It is just too good to only be used 14 times (white and black – two years/regular season). This is excluding the current red one, which I do not care about. Seems to me like the Nuggets have just gone full Utah Jazz which is very strange. I almost never do city editions as they are very hard for me. For the Nuggets it was kinda easy as I knew I would just emulate the flag of Denver. Navy to flatiron red, the white mountain outline and golden logo of the Nuggets with golden numerals and NOB. Majority of this uniform is in flatiron red, which I think is a nice contrast to the previous editions as red has mainly been used as accent colour. This is not a revolutionary design concept and others have done it before me, just like Hoopladawg87 a while back. He helped me out with some minor details on this one. All comments and criticisms are greatly appreciated! As always I sincerely hope you guys stay safe during these unprecedented and strange times! Lets hope for a better 2021 - wishing you a happy new year in advance! Denver Nuggets Association Edition Uniform Concept Denver Nuggets Icon Edition Uniform Concept Denver Nuggets Statement Edition Uniform Concept Denver Nuggets City Edition Uniform Concept
  5. I prefer last years Celtics city compared to this. This is basically the horrible statement with green trimming. For the Nuggets, seems like they've adopted Utah's city, and Utah is going black so..
  6. The Celtics black statement is outright horrible. They should rather adopt the Adidas alternate instead if they insist on using black. This being said I think Vistaprint looks allright on the Celtics, however GE looked really nice. Excited for Stax, I've made a couple of Stax-inspired Memphis concepts myself so this will be interesting!
  7. Tore

    Name That Font!

    @pepis21 the font is called Van Dijk.
  8. Been alot going the last two months. I was hoping to get ready more Halloween Editions but unfortunately there was too little time - maybe next year! I got ten half-finished team concepts and some are finished, but I'm going to post the Jazz this time. Excuse the modified template as there's probably some lines I've not cleaned up. The Utah Jazz has a very understated identity and it's perhaps one of my favourites in the NBA. It's clean, crisp and recognizable. I have been dabbling with concepts for the Jazz ever since I started this project of mine, but never settled on a set. One set is leaning more on the yellow aspect, another with the 04 to 10 colours, others I've exchanged yellow with orange and kept it very much blackwatch. As with the lot of you, I cannot seem to escape the 90's nostalgia. When the Jazz brought back the beloved Purple Mountain uniform I had to use it as inspiration. The colours are so unique, especially in todays association where everything is basically blue, red and yellow. However, it’s not the 90s anymore. Nike’s minimalistic direction is in stark contrast to the maximalist interpretation of the 90s. My main goal was to bring the zeitgeist of the classic edition into today age. White-to-purple gradient mountain range is gone. So is the 90s wordmark, but it’s replaced by the primary logo, drenched in the trimming colours of purple, teal, white and copper. The quadruple piping was kept. The numerals are now one colour instead of copper and teal. I retained the mountain range on the left leg, however the secondary mark had to go. The snowflake basketball logo on the waistband is replaced by the current basketball logo. The piping on waistband and edge of the shorts follows now the same direction as on the collars. NOB is in copper on both, just add some more copper into the mix. The differences between association and icon edition is white and purple as primary colour, that’s it. I am not a fan of teams using both city and team name simultaneous, however it looked cooler in this instance. The colours were hard to track down. I usually use trucolor as reference, but, as mentioned before, I have sometimes noticed differences between the team’s media guide and the site. In this instance I used the media guide as reference. For the statement edition I almost made the mistake of going with black as the primary. Even though I kinda like the late Jazz alternates, but I am weary of BFBS. I was looking a lot at 90s slopestyle snowboarding/skiing and wanted to make the statement different. Black was out of the question, it would be too easy, too generic and simple. What I did might be controversial and tacky, even contradiction the minimalistic approach I am trying to emulate. The word bold comes up in Nike’s definition of the statement edition and I tried to go bold. With the slopestyle look in mind and knowing the success of the city edition, I wanted to reverse it with going for a sunrise effect. Back is the gradient mountain range, saturated in magenta red and copper gold. The uniform as a whole used the primary blue from the 04 to 10 uniforms in hope to give the effect of the sky, while the jersey itself has a gradient of copper gold-white-to blue with the Utah wordmark. This time around I have doubled the mountain range for the shorts, with the sunrise gradient. The gradient on the statement edition might look like a sunset to be honest, but I did try to imitate sunrise(!) And yeah, its too noisy, too much going on and I kinda like it. All comments and criticisms are greatly appreciated! As always I sincerely hope you guys stay safe during these unprecedented and strange times! Utah Jazz Association Edition Uniform Concept Utah Jazz Icon Edition Uniform Concept Utah Jazz Statement Edition Uniform Concept
  9. Great to see you back! Great concepts - the minimalistic Celtics statement is bit too minimalistic to me, however I especially love the shooting star for the Magic! Great concepts!
  10. I for one actually like the Blazers uni, and I am very excited about the Suns uniform - who would have thought!?
  11. I dont get the Mavs look and the Nets looks plain ugly. I am all for punk culture and going a more alternative and interesting direction. This said I think that there are probably better options/solutions to add Basquiat-esque patterns and style into a uniform than this. The Nike logo and the inseam on the neck is not pretty either. The side panels looks interesting. Maybe when I get to see more Ill have a different opinion.
  12. These are great but very busy. Have you considered adopting Nike's minimalistic approach in your concepts? Less is always more, or so I believe - this said great to see new NBA concepts and these are colorful and fun!
  13. Not a fan. Of the bunch I actually prefer the Icon the most, but it's not a great look for them. I expected they'd go a more Canadian route keepin the association and icon white and red. The black outline around Raptors on the association is not pretty. And no Toronto wordmark at all??
  14. I knew about the rivalry between Duke and UNC but I never knew about the reasons behinds the colouring choices and that NC State was involved as well! Thats really cool! I will definitely try explore some different versions that includes all of these different factors. Thank you so much for the clear elaboration - I really appreciate it!
  15. @Ukyo I will certainly do it one day. Appreciate the kind words! @QCS Thank you so very much for your kind words. A lot of people prefer the second set and I have to say I do too. The mashup of colours and style are great - not that my concept is great, but the Hornets classics are just beautiful. When it comes to the CLT versus CHA - I understand. Im far away from Charlotte, far away from the United States anyhow. I just hopped on the abbreviation the Hornets has established as I feared using CLT. I will certainly match the colour of the waistband "buckle" to the rest of the shorts - thanks for the suggestion! - added and updated now! My reasoning behind the Tar Heel uniform is multifaceted. To be honest I dont know that much about North Carolina or Charlotte, so I kinda used tunnel vision, in a sense. The fact that Michael Jordan owns the Charlotte Hornets and played for UNC was a big factor in me going in this direction. I did some googling and the nickname of the state of North Carolina is Tar Heel. So I just added these together and made a very simplified and easy city edition concept. I should've done more research, without a doubt. I must mention that I love powdered blue and the carolina blue is just such a beautiful colour that it sealed the deal for me. A I can definitely understand what you are saying and I am taking it into consideration. Thank you again for your kind words! @Chawls Thanks for your feedback - I really appreciate it and I definitely agree with you! I made some alternates with white wordmarks and coloured outlines, however twitter decided it for me. Could you elaborate more about the numeral situation? You want multicolored numerals? Sorry about this, sometimes my grip on the english language escapes me.
  16. These are really great and very probable too! Orange and the gradient logo is absolutely marvelous look for the Heat! I hope this is the start of a city edition concepts thread!
  17. So the Charlotte Hornets unveiled new unis a couple of days ago and twitter went amok with both positive and negative takes on the unis. Last time I tried making some Hornets concepts it turned out bad. I've always found the Hornets a bit hard as so much of their identity is rooted in their inaugural uniforms. The Hornets colours are immaculate; teal and purple is a beautiful combination which brightens the oversaturated NBA which has too many teams wearing blue, red and yellow. My personal opinion is that the new uniforms lacked purple. The white is clean and very streamlined, but purple is as much a part of the essence of the Hornets as red is with the Heat. I must admit I am among the segment who very much liked the former unis they wore. I thought they were easy on the eyes and popped very well against other teams, especially other purple teams. So with this in mind I sat out to try again. I ended up making two different sets, one is a slightly revisioned throwback and the other is a more modern set following Nike's minimalistic approach. Disclaimer - I am not exactly sure I got the right hex codes for the teal and purple as other concepts seems to have a wide arrange of shades so I used the colours I got from the Hornets media guide. For the modern set, I kept the double pinstripes which was now newly reintroduced. I wanted to avoid being as monochromatic as the new uniforms but at the same time keeping it as easy and clean as I could. I've tried several different routes but for some reason "HORNETS" always look somewhat awkward on a pinstriped jersey. I'm avid to a fault on having team name on home unis and city name on away unis, however I found that "CHARLOTTE" always looked better, even on the association edition - this said I refused to buckle so I've kept Hornets on the home uniforms and from thereon out I keep away from using "HORNETS". The association and icon are basically the same, just some colours reversed really. The statement was inspired by the current statement - I considered using CLT, however knowing how fast memers would attack this I went for CHA instead. It's a more hyberbolic version of the association and icon and very purple. For the city edition I did something slightly controversial which might upset Duke fans. I originally wanted to do a "Queen City" uniform but it's been done so many times that I wanted to do something new. What I ended up with as a more state edition, or tar heel state-edition one might say. I knew I wanted to use Carolina blue as it is just a marvelous shade of blue. From there on out I felt it was only natural to do a slight homage to the Tar Heels, as it was Michael Jordan's team and seeing that Michael Jordan is the majority owner of the Hornets. It's not out of the ballpark to believe that a uniform like this might happen one day. The uniform is very basic and easy-going, athletic and very much college inspired which is not hard to see. It has a cube C with H logo on the waistband and some hornets on the sideshorts. As you surely will notice, the font in use for the modern set is not the same Hornets use. Reason for this is that I am beyond horrible at recreating fonts so I did some slight modifications on a font I have. It's not perfect but it somewhat works. Charlotte Hornets Association Edition Uniform Concept Charlotte Hornets Icon Edition Uniform Concept Charlotte Hornets Statement Edition Uniform Concept Charlotte Hornets City Edition Uniform Concept ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Now, it was never my intention of making a throwback set with some slight revisions. It speaks to the timelessness and greatness of the classic uniforms. They are so ingrained in my mind that I could not espace them. I was able to find a wordmark and numeral that somewhat matched the originals. The pinstripes are in different colours, just as the originals were. Instead of the usual horizontal double lines at the end of the shorts, I added them together and made a bigger "block". On the icon and statement editions for the throwback I kept it white as to contrast the teal and purple. I should've fixed some logos for the sides of the shorts but I was afraid it would be too noisy (same for the more modern set) - I just might revisit this later. Retro Charlotte Hornets Home Edition Uniform Concept Retro Charlotte Hornets Away Edition Uniform Concept Retro Charlotte Hornets Alt Edition Uniform Concept All comments and criticisms are greatly appreciated! As always I sincerely hope you guys stay safe during these unprecedented and strange times!
  18. This is great! The Heat should definitely explore orange as the teal and pink has somewhat run it's course. I would love to see black and white unis with this colour palette!
  19. Absolutely love it! Love Metroid - after this you gotta do a Zelda inspired hockey league too!