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  1. Well, with all this free time on everyone's hands, I've revisited an old hobby and gotten back into jersey design for the first time in years. And with all of this season's NHL games free for now, I found some inspiration in 2019/20's three outdoor games, which is where this concept series will start, and we'll see what happens from there. By way of (re)introduction, this isn't technically a new account, but as I said, it's been years, and all my old posts are archived and all my old images are disappeared, which is for the best since they were pretty terrible. I'm not a graphic designer, just a hockey fan who thinks sports uniforms are beautiful, and as a hobbyist, my medium of choice is MS Paint, with some minor Photoshop for logo placement, recoloring, and resizing. I'm always open to criticism, suggestions, ideas, etc., and to posting revisions based on them. First up in this series: 2020 Winter Classic Dallas Stars vs. Nashville Predators I thought that on the whole, the 2020 Winter Classic had great-looking jerseys, but that didn't stop me from overhauling them, mostly by going even closer to their inspirations, the Dallas Texans and Nashville Dixie Flyers. I also thought there was no excuse for this game not to have been a color vs. color matchup. They look great on the ice, the league needs more of them, and while I understand that travel schedules are the main reason for not having them, outdoor games with one-off specialty uniforms are the perfect opportunity to make them happen. And it makes it easier for the road team to bust them out at home later on. So expect to see more color vs. color sets in this thread. My Dallas uniforms are heavily inspired by the Texans jersey that featured the D logo, rather than their other uniforms that inspired the actual Winter Classic jerseys. I introduced silver as a way to mimic the Texans' two-tone-red stripes, and added it into the logo as well to make things more cohesive. The D-in-a-star patch from the Texans' sleeve stripes is also carried over into the Stars' jersey, rather than the Texas-shaped patch on one sleeve and the Winter Classic logo on the other, which has been moved to the chest on both teams' jerseys. The arm numbers have moved up to become shoulder numbers as well, to give the D-in-a-star patch room to breathe, and to fill the space left behind by the shoulder yoke that's no longer in my version. The tan pants and gloves have become a true brown, which is also the helmet's color to try and tie together the "let's pretend the equipment is leather" motif. Obviously, the Nashville sweater has become yellow instead of white, but the striping pattern isn't much different than what was actually done. The cuffs aren't navy anymore, the arm stripes are a tad wider to make up for that, and the chest stripe continues onto the back, because it's my personal opinion that chest stripes cutting off at the sides (looking at you too, Florida) look terrible with very, very few exceptions. I could justify it if it made the numbers illegible or messy, but that's not the case here. As with the Stars, the Winter Classic logo moves to the chest, putting the fauxback tiger head on both shoulders. I also replaced the full-bodied tiger on the helmet with the head-only logo, because the full-bodied logo just always looked weird to me. Yellow helmets offered a better contrast to the Stars' brown helmets than navy helmets would, and the navy logo stands out better. So that's the start of this quarantine project! Heritage Classic is likely up next before the Stadium Series. Comments and criticism are welcome, and if there's any strong consensus or ideas that really resonate with me, keep an eye out for revisions.
  2. In my desert states Winter Classic concept post, another user here mentioned doing a Florida one. I had remembered seeing this behance gallery for one at Disney world but in my opinion the jerseys in it seemed more appropriate for a Stadium Series instead of a Winter Classic, so I decided to do my own. Yes, I am aware it gets hot in Florida, even in the winter, but like I said in my desert Winter Classic concept, if the NHL could put an outdoor game in Vegas in the 90s, they can do it better now. First the host team: I based the Lightning jersey on the EHL’s Jacksonville/Florida Rockets jersey from 1967/68. Just like the Preds based their Winter Classic jersey this year on the Dixie Flyers jersey from the same era. If you look close, the numbers on their backs were blue for some reason which made them disappear into their stripe a bit. I’ve changed that on my concept, but I think they were able to get away with it because they centered their numbers in the stripe since they didn’t have names on the back. The Rockets also had 8 stars on the front of their jersey, so I half seriously replaced them with lightning bolts in my concept, but they don’t look great to say the least, so I will probably leave them out. I think the stripes need adjusting before I finalize this render with textures and stuff but overall I’m pretty happy with the direction this one is going. And now the visitors: Keeping with the theme, I based the Panthers jersey on the concept for the WHA’s charter member Miami Screaming Eagles, who never took the ice in Miami but were immediately moved to Philly because they couldn’t find an adequate stadium. The Screaming Eagles were the first attempt to bring pro hockey to south Florida, and I think this is a good enough looking jersey to give it another shot to see the ice. Please let me know what you think or where anything can be improved, I’m working on a Winter Classic logo now, and the Wide World of Sports at Disney world seems like the obvious choice for a location, but there may be a better location I’m not thinking of, and that would obviously change the logo.
  3. Hey guys, with Minnesota being officially announced last week as being the 2020 Winter Classic host, I went through a few historic Minnesota hockey jerseys and tried to make them fit the Wild. 4 were based on a few jerseys from the minor league Minnesota Millers and 1 from an early 50s Gophers jersey. I tried to stay away from the North Stars entirely. The M is just a stylized version of the M the Wild wear on their shoulders. This one runs a little close to the Habs stripey jerseys from like 2009 but I think it’s biggest issue is it reminds me of Elf. this one is better I think, a little candy cane looking but it’s basically a Millers jersey just recolored. Removing the stripes on the chest works better IMO. This is another recolored Millers jersey, the crest on the front disappears a bit into the bottom half but I still like it for some reason. This is a recolored Golden Gophers jersey from like 1953. I think the name on the back can still use some work but I think this one is my favorite. Let me know if I’m on the right track.
  4. With Dallas and Nashville playing in the 2020 Winter Classic, I thought it was great that the NHL was allowing more "non-traditional" hockey markets Winter Classic games, so I started work on a Winter Classic logo for a game in Arizona. My 2022 Winter Classic logo is a simplified version of the National Park Service logo arrowhead which seemed appropriate considering where the game will be played. The background has been replaced with the sunbeams from the Arizona flag. The mountain has been replaced with Humphrey’s Peak, the highest point in Arizona, and the sequoia tree has been replaced with saguaro cacti in homage to the southwest. The “Winter” font is loosely based on the fonts used on National Parks signs, while the other text is based on signs found within national parks. I did a few other color combinations as well but I really think the red sky looks the best. For Arizona's jersey I decided to try something that hasn't been done before. I made a very simple crest but I moved it to the shoulder and helmet, allowing a very vintage collegiate look with the ARIZONA text on the chest with numbers. I also added the only good thing ever to come from the Buffalo "Buffaslug" days, and that is stitched numbers. For their opponent. I chose Vegas due to the developing rivalry in the desert. I had a problem with Vegas' logo though since it is so new, so I attempted a fauxback crest. I tried to make it look like their current logo could have evolved from this but if I am honest, I think it still needs some work. Do you guys think I am on the right track here? C+C are always appreciated
  5. On Tuesday, the NHL announced that the Dallas Stars would be hosting the next Winter Classic. While it might not make the most sense to be hosting the Winter Classic in Texas, I immediately got really excited. Even though we don't have a game logo or know the opposing team, I wanted to put something together with my ideas for what the Stars should wear for the game. Before I start, I put the designs together on @JB Designs's beautiful hockey template. I wanted to make the Stars look like they were around in 1930 when the Cotton Bowl was built. I tried to go for a more Art Deco inspired look while still keeping the modern Stars in mind. A simple Art Deco "Dallas" wordmark covers the front, with additional star patches you could almost pull from the 30s. Instead of the Star's current two white stripes and one black stripe sleeve design, I went with a double black stripe to make it feel a little more old school. A special, simple fauxback logo appears around the uniform. In general, I tried to keep it as simple as possible and keep it rooted in the present as much as I could.
  6. It's been a few months since my last thread, so I figured I'd start a new one. Hopefully I can keep this going for a while and maybe even finish it. As we all know, many of the recent outdoor jerseys have drawn plenty of criticism. In this series I'm revisiting every NHL outdoor sweater to fix the problems that ruined the uniforms. I'm starting with the most recent game and working backwards all the way to the first Heritage Classic in 2003. Here we go! 2018 STADIUM SERIES - ANNAPOLIS, MD WASHINGTON CAPITALS While the Capitals' uniforms weren't terrible, they could use some improvement. The "cummerbund" is no longer an issue and the white yoke is now red. I also added elements that represent the city of DC while also giving a nod to the US military. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS The original uniforms were hard to look at, especially in person, as I went to the game. I got rid of the white pants and added a few things here and there that again represent the city of the team and their country's military. C&C is welcome and appreciated.
  7. Here is a guess as to what I think the Rangers and Sabres will wear in the '18 Winter Classic - based off of the team hats that were recently leaked Thoughts?
  8. Here's what I came up with for the upcoming Winter Classic.
  9. Here's a quick concept I put together for the Sabres. Based off of the Buffalo Bisons of the IHL (circa 1932). C&C appreciated!
  10. It's starting to sound more and more like the Rangers and Sabres are going to face off in the 2018 Winter Classic. Here's my take on what they should wear for the event.
  11. This may sound crazy, however Florida would make a great place for an outdoor game, probably a stadium series game. The perfect place would be the Tampa Bay Buccaneers stadium (Raymond James Stadium). Tampa Bay can reach the temperature of nearly 32 F, a perfect temperature and can sustain ice long enough. This would be perfect for these two Florida teams, shedding much press attention on what would have otherwise been a fairly unnoticed event by them. The jersey were based off the old Tampa jerseys mashed together and were meant for Tampa only, however the Panthers looked too good in them to pass by. Generally the theme besides storm vs sun is retro jerseys. The arena would be set up with palm trees all around the outskirts similar Minnesota's pine tree display. There would be a small picture above the arena of a sun facing off against a storm, pushing against one another. This would be between the logos. When the Bolts come out lightning coils will activate as they walk in. When the Panthers walk in fire will erupt followed by gold-ish smoke. Worst case scenario it all melts .
  12. Similar idea to kimball's NBA threads. Post your favorite uniforms and interact your opinions of said uniforms.
  13. With the Blue Jackets' current (and ridiculous) 15-game winning streak gaining steam in the national media, many in Columbus think it's finally time that the league rewards the city with an outdoor game at the iconic Horseshoe. The "Unsustaina-bowl" created a ton of buzz around the hockey world this past weekend, and both ratings and ticket prices were off the charts. What better way than play in the annual Winter Classic against the CBJ's expansion brothers? Before I post the two teams' logos and uniforms, I am going to leave you with a couple of teasers C&C appreciated! More to come soon...
  14. I took a short break from my NHL Pastel Series to redo the Winter Classic jerseys. The changes I made were mostly minor, but I think they really improve the jerseys. St. Louis Blues The Blues really nailed their Winter Classic uniforms this year. When I started out I wanted to incorporate the St. Louis flag into the jersey. Sadly, any way I tried to do so looked awful, so I left the jersey striping as-is, just filled in the cuffs and waist. Chicago Blackhawks The Blackhawks have really untouchable jerseys, so these don't have a major impact either. The "improvements" I made on this one were to add in some sky blue from the Chicago flag, and add the red stars from the flag on the arms. So, I know those were some really minor changes, but what do you think?
  15. I'm in the second season of a "Be a GM" mode in NHL 14 - and yes I do still play NHL 14, mostly because it's better than NHL 15 and NHL 16, but I digress. The Winter Classic for that season takes place at TCF Bank Stadium between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Minnesota Wild, and while the Blackhawks have a variety of old logos and uniforms they could use for this game, the Wild (established in 2001) don't have nearly as much to work with. I based a lot of this concept off of the Minneapolis Millers jersey from 1923-1925 (http://classicmnhockey.com/products/1923-1925-minneapolis-millers-hockey-jersey) and the Vancouver Canucks 2014 Heritage Classic jersey. I thought having numbers on the jersey was really important so I moved them to the shoulders; and actually wanted to have the captain's and assistant captain's letters in a Minnesota-shaped patch on the left sleeve, but it just made the jersey seem a little too cluttered. I've been a part of this website (using various e-mails) for a long time, but this is actually the first concept I've ever posted, so I would love to hear what everyone thinks of it.
  16. This is my idea for what this year's winter classic should look like. St Louis: I edited their sleeve strping from the mid 80's to early 90's and made it extend to the cuff. Chicago: I used sand as the primary jersey colour, gave them a double red-stripe sleeve and hem pattern, and a black yoke C&C is appreciated!
  17. Hi all! A longtime lurker, this is my first thread. Here's my idea for next year's Winter Classic: C&C appreciated!
  18. There's been rumours about the 2017 NHL Winter Classic maybe being played in St. Louis. I don't know how true those reports are, but when I heard the rumour, I thought of an idea for the logo. So I created a logo for next years Winter Classic, if it is to be played in St. Louis. I used aspects from the Busch Stadium logo, last year's Winter Classic logo, the St. Louis Blues alternate logo (the arch) as well as the Blues colour scheme. This concept was solely based on the potential of St. Louis getting the Winter Classic. If they don't, I might make another logo for the city that gets it. (Maybe Toronto) I had an idea for Toronto as well. I'm pretty new with designing new logos; I'm better at having an existing logo and redesigning uniforms and stuff, or tweaking existing logos, so don't be too harsh. That being said, any C&C is very much appreciated.
  19. Here are some designs I've created for a possible Winter Classic in Toronto. Here's the event logos... Now on to the team logos... The Maple Leafs... And the Rangers... For the Maple Leafs logo, I combined their shoulder logo from the 1990's and an updated Toronto Arenas logo. As far as the Rangers, I took their mark from 1947-1953 and tweaked the colors. Here's the uniforms for both teams (outfitted with Adidas jerseys, not Reebok). And, of course, you can't forget the field. I've heard from sources that BMO Field (Toronto FC) is more likely than the Rodgers Centre, so I based my design on that. That's all! Let me know what you think.
  20. So every year, I host a hockey game on my backyard rink that I named the Kehler Winter Classic. I created a league logo for the Kehler Hockey Association, which I basically copied the NHL logo and changed a few things, but that's not what I care about here. So, PLEASE DON'T COMMENT ON THE LEAGUE LOGO. Thank you. Anyway, I was in the process of creating the logo for this coming year, and I went through 2 logos before I came up with the one I'm going to use. I just wanted to know what people thought about my event logo. I won't be changing anything, since this whole event is just a fun thing I started, so I don't really care if it's perfect or not, just wanted some opinions on my process and logos. This was my first go at the event logo: I wasn't happy with the river so I redesigned the whole thing, basing the next logo off of the large car we have in my hometown: I looked at this one today and thought it looked to crowded, so I came up with my final concept for the logo: Along with an alternate, though it's not my best: Any comments and criticism are appreciated
  21. So, the Winter Classic for 2016 has already been announced between the Bruins and Canadiens, to be held in Foxboro. I made two designs for another Color Vs. Color Winter Classic in 2017, to be held at Citi Park in Flushing Meadows between the Islanders and Devils. These are pretty basic designs that I think look good, so here they are! Let me know your comments and thoughts!
  22. I know the 2016 Winter Classic hasn't even happened yet, but as a student from Ohio State, I always thought it would be a cool idea to host a Winter Classic in the future. The two teams playing are the Blue Jackets and Red Wings (Ohio State - Michigan). I drew up a logo and two jerseys to go with it. Let me know what you think!
  23. I was inspired to try and create a new logo for the Capitals when the Wizards announced they were switching to the roundel logo for the playoffs and future seasons. Seeing that the Nationals also follow this theme for their logo, I wanted to see how the Caps would looks with new logos. Notes: - The stars on the arm are three in a row - The collar has "Rock The Red" on the inside Let me know what you think!
  24. dkc

    The Mixup In Motown

    This is a concept I developed for a humorous mixup that would likely never happen. I realize that it is unlikely that Detroit would get another outdoor game so soon, but I loved the logo and wanted to use it. Comments, criticism, and general belly-aching is accepted. ENJOY!