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#19: Huntington Blizzard // Huntington, WV

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I've been working on this one for a while. It was requested many pages ago, and I've been working on several different versions since then. I definitely wanted an animal that would go with 'blizzard' instead of just using text or a snowflake (like they previously did). I had tried an owl with snow/wind coming from behind it, but it never quite looked right. So I settled on a bear, with a similar effect. The swirling shapes around and behind the bear are supposed to convey a (very abstract) feeling of a blizzard approaching. The colors are navy, white, silver, and teal, with touches of bright yellow in the logos.

I wanted the uniforms to look clean and use lots of the two 'blizzard' colors--white and silver. This is especially true of the white jersey, which I wanted to convey the idea of lots and lots of swirling snow. The crest is a slightly modified version of the primary, with the bear emerging from a blizzard. The sleeves have a light sublimated snowflake pattern between the last stripe and the bottom. On the shoulders there's a patch of a hockey puck inscribed with a snowflake, with snow/ice trailing behind.

Teal was an obvious choice for the alternate, and I wanted to have a more classic looking jersey. So I simplified the crest, using the bear's head. I also used simple striping, and snowflakes on the sleeves and waist, a la les Nordiques. The shoulder patch is a snowflake encircled by the team name and date, with snow swirls coming out.

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This is amazing once again; I love how mysterious the primary looks, the whispy clouds give this an amazing affect. The home and road uniforms are great, but that alternate is a little dull, and a little disappointing. Nothing too serious, as it takes nothing away from such a great concept. Great job.

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Man, it seems like eons since last we heard from you. It's goos to have you back. I think that the snowflakes on the sleeves are a nice touch. Good work.

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Your work never ceases to amaze me, the Blizzard concept is one more five-star set that you've created. Infact, it's jumped right up near the top as one of the favorite concepts I've seen on this board. Keep these coming, please! Excellent job!

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Just another amazing concept from you.

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I would use the teal color instead of the gray for the stripes on the white jersey. Other than that this is spectactular.

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I would use the teal color instead of the gray for the stripes on the white jersey. Other than that this is spectactular.

Yeah, the more I look at it, the more I think I pushed the "white-out" style a bit too far, especially on the white jersey. I'll probably end up changing it, and maybe the dark jersey as well.

Anyone else have any comments?

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I would use the teal color instead of the gray for the stripes on the white jersey. Other than that this is spectactular.

Yeah, the more I look at it, the more I think I pushed the "white-out" style a bit too far, especially on the white jersey. I'll probably end up changing it, and maybe the dark jersey as well.

Anyone else have any comments?

I object, I would leave it. It definately gives the jersey more of a whispy feel to it, just as you intended for the primary logo.

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On the alternate jersey, I wouldn't mind seeing a snowflake pattern (similar to the home/away) on the blue stripe. I think it would give a nice marriage between the progressive regular jerseys and the classic style you're going for on the alternate.

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Here's a look at two potential changes (both in very rough views). First, replacing the silver on the road jersey with teal. I think this is a more appealing look simply from a visual standpoint. However, as C Jay Z pointed out it does go against the look I wanted this team to have, so I'm not sure if it works better than the original. What you does everyone think?

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Secondly the snowflakes subliminated on the stripes of the alternate jersey as vicfurth suggested. Again, I think this looks pretty nice, but it seems like it might be snowflake overkill given that they're already on the shoulders, sleeve cuffs, and waists. Thoughts?

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I like the abundance of white on the home jersey. The team is called the Blizzard after all. I would even suggest the return of the dreaded California Golden Seals patented white skates. (Ducks to avoid objects being thrown at him)

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I love the jersey templates, especially the white one, but to me Blizzard, does not equate to a bear, especially not one that is not Polar....

And the bears depictions you chose are not original enough: I see Hershey Bears, I see Memphis Grizzlies

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I still like the original white unifroms best, they actually remind me of a blizzard/mist/snow etc. The alternate is looking a little better, still don't really care for the logo, but aside from my opinions, it is a real nice uniform.

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DGN....I seriously love the Blizzard concept.

Just one thing I think I should bring to your attention...bears hibernate in blizzard weather. Have you considered reshaping the bear's face to make it more like a polar bear? The bear you have comes across as a kodiak/grizzly bear...if you possibly change it to white...you might have a better representation of a polar bear.

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DGN....I seriously love the Blizzard concept.

Just one thing I think I should bring to your attention...bears hibernate in blizzard weather. Have you considered reshaping the bear's face to make it more like a polar bear? The bear you have comes across as a kodiak/grizzly bear...if you possibly change it to white...you might have a better representation of a polar bear.

Unfortunately, you could end up losing that teal-navy-gray color scheme, so IMO I'd leave it as is.

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Fantastic concept! My only critique is that there are so many teams that have a bear that looks like this. But you made it your own with the blizzard effect in the primary. Nice job.

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awesome as usual, i really like the sublimated snowflakes on the sleeves. I also like the original concept for the Road White with the gray stripe, it is nice and subtle.

P.S. I really want to see a Topeka Scarecrows (USHL) or Topeka Tarantulas (CHL) redesign. I would love to see what you could do with either of those teams

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I really like this one, and I like the 2nd road jersey better because it pops better to me. I know you don't want this thread to become a request forum, but I would really like to see the Muskegon Fury re-done.

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dgnmrwrw..I sent you a private message a few weeks back. Not sure if you check them at all. Just had some questions for you about your work.

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dgnmrwrw....not sure if you got my response to your email message. Maybe the system isn't allowing my messages to get through to you? Do you have an email address I could message you at?

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