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What bothered me most of all was the image searches on google. Seems to me there were a lot of mistakes and images that were either where I didn't see metallic silver blue or pewter colored ones, but from these two images maybe we can discuss some what if and should of from the 1970's NFL all the way til now. I am dabbling with designs myself on uniforms, but I need to get some private free time as there is many nosy people where I live at. Here is the images, The first one seems to have everything, even Denver Blue(?)??!!! Well I see extra bright metallic silver, but I do not see metallic silver blue. I seen sunflower gold which is used for ASU or maybe, not sure. But this is pretty interesting that I do not see dark teal or what we call midnight green helmets which those are more in the dark green shell category. I wonder if the Philadelphia Eagles use dark green helmets instead then. I see metallic burnt orange, but the one next to it seems too much like safety orange than burnt orange to me. Then there is Oakland silver which looks darker than silver. Hmmm, I am curious as to what your preferences or your thoughts on this as to I am kind of wondering or confused with the idea of two versions which the second being a metallic version of it! Then I see this!!! Well, there are 25 shell colors. This time I see the Dallas blue one, but for some reason there is the face guard colors. I see there is even a cardinal version or scarlet version which doesn't look scarlet, but more like cardinal to me. I felt the Arizona Cardinals should of did this and ditch the grey facemask. But the grey is a standard as it's code number is 01. I see that the standard number on white looks like 08 as a number code for the shell and facemask. Here is where this one comes from, This is from xenith-helmet-colors and the search from it. I noticed the athletic gold seems darker on the image which is probably the lighting mistake or perhaps. But it's correct compared to the standard paint colors. Kansas Blue should of been the choice for Denver, Los Angeles, and New York Giants from 1968, 1973, and 1976 or 1980 respectfully. But I can see why they didn't use it as the name Kansas Blue was a problem from the teams to use either way. Columbia Blue, oh I know UNC uses that. I know Michigan State uses kelly green shells. And South Bend Gold, on that's pure Notre Dame alright. Well, this one seems to have some but most. I guess if color werx takes a look at this, I would be charmed to see if he can come up with some ideas to use his palettes and we can pull out some sources. Here is my conclusion. I guess by 2000, the Raiders made their silver darker and made it trademarked to their uniform and identity. I know Tampa Bay did that with pewter. Everyone knows University of Kansas and their blue which matches the jerseys that they wear that is the same color jerseys the 1973-1999 Rams and the 1980-1999 Giants have or had which makes me wonder that the Giants went with metallic royal blue in 2000 which was a smart idea whilst the Rams did the opposite and utilized navy blue and then change the athletic gold to vegas gold which vegas gold is much more drab than that of old gold which you all see in these two of three images. Nike seem to have a problem creating old gold as to why I do not see the Saints throwbacks until the color rush uniforms make a identified version of it but from their 1975 years where they still wore white pants. Now, San Francisco has their own version of gold which is totally different from the other ones, Gee, I wonder why they went to all that trouble. Well, I wonder what is your conclusion to this?
A bit of background for those interested. This is a project I've spend the better part of a year working on. I was inspired when I stumbled upon the Jesse Alkire NFL redesign on BleacherReport a while back (http://www.jessealkire.com/nfl/) I am a huge NFL fan and had been doing art my whole life, but redesigning every team's uniforms had never occurred to me until I found that link. I was challenged a few of my friends to try and do this myself and I loved the idea. A quick search quickly led my to the boards here, where I found many concepts I liked way more than the ones I had found on BleacherReport. And so I spent even more time working on my own concepts, working and reworking them until I was happy enough to post them here and see how they hold up. I've been browsing the concept boards here for a while and only just joined, and I hope you guys enjoy my concepts! These are hand drawn because I enjoy drawing and am much better at it than using computer programs. I ask only that you guys don't pay too much attention to shades of colors, because I used sharpies for the most part and they don't have very much variation between shades. One quick note as well, the template I am using is not hand drawn, I printed it from the boards here (from mattwilcox) with my uniforms drawn onto the printed concepts. I am also trying something I haven't seen very often which is images of players in my uni concepts as they would appear on the field in addition to the uniforms themselves. I will get started with a preview, showing every team's helmets. I will follow up shortly with my Arizona Cardinals concept. I hope you guys enjoy! UPDATED AS I GO: Arizona - Home, Away, Away Alternate, Throwback Atlanta - Home, Away, Alternate Baltimore Buffalo Carolina Chicago - Home, Away, Throwback Cincinnati - Home, Away, Throwback Cleveland - Home, Home Alt, Away, Away Alt, Alternate Dallas - Primary, Secondary, Alternate Denver - Home, Away, Alternate Detroit - Home, Away, Away Alt, Throwback Green Bay - Home, Away, Throwback Houston Indianapolis - Home, Away Jacksonville Kansas City Miami - Home, Away, Away Alternate, Alternate Minnesota New England New Orleans - Home, Home Alt, Home Alt 2, Away, Away Alt, Away Alt 2 New York Giants New York Jets Oakland Philadelphia Pittsburgh - Home, Away, Throwback San Diego - Home, Away, Throwback San Francisco - Home, Away Seattle - Home, Home Alt, Away, Away Alt, Alternate St. Louis Tampa Bay Tennessee Washington - Home, Away
This is the latest version of a reoccurring concept of mine to "modernize" the Steelers' uniforms. In this version, the helmet is matte and the facemask has been changed to a "steel" color, which is also used on the alternates. On the home jersey, the number font has been changed and the stripes now fit fully on the sleeves. On the away jersey, the entire shoulder cap is turned black to keep the shoulder stripes clean and consistent. I have two alternate ideas, both of which are merely concepts as they would require the NFL to change its rule on alternate helmets. One is a yellow jersey with a yellow helmet and steel sleeve caps and pants. The other is an all-steel alternate. The yellow and steel helmets (which would both be matte) have a chrome logo on the "blank" side.