Tuesday: Quick Post

Hello all.  Today's post is going to be shorter than normal (same amount of concepts but less writing), as I don't have much free time today.  Sorry about that.

COTW May 6-12 vote (ends SATURDAY @ 11:59pm EST)

Here's today's profile card...


PEI Islanders (by Josh L.)
This uses a cool colour scheme, and striping pattern looks good.  But the logos don't look like hockey logos to me, the details are too small.  I do like the TV numbers in the sleeve.  7.5/10

New York Islanders (Brady S.)
I'm not a fan of the Islander's being "Brooklynized".  But putting that aside the design looks good, and the execution is great.  8/10

Yankee Stadium Game 1 (by Bobby P.)
I really like the logo/script thing on the Ranger's jersey, it has a cool retro vibe.  The rest of the jersey is pretty good too.  The Islanders jersey looks great, except the shoulder yoke looks more Oilers than Islanders to me.  Execution note: the TV numbers are on the wrong side.  8/10

Yankee Stadium Game 2 (by Bobby P.)
Bobby has the Rangers in the same jersey here, with the Devils wearing a colour-swapped version of their road jersey.  The Devils jersey looks really good with red more prominent.  Although the colours in the Devils logo don't match the jersey.  8.5/10

Chicago Blackhawks (by Mike S.)
This is what Mike thinks the Blackhawks should wear for their outdoor game.  The striping pattern, logos, and equipment all look great.  I'd suggest white (vintage-white/tan) for the NOB though, for better readability.  This has the same colour issues in the logo as the concept above (they don't match the jersey).  8.5/10


EDIT (by Ryan)

Weekend Update

Hey all. My vacation and a Leafs historic playoff collapse delayed this Weekend Update. However, it's finally here to spread its information cheer. Moving on...

The winner of the COTY-April vote was Torin!
Full Results
Torin - 2
Darren - 1
MasonII - 1
Thomas H. - 1

The winner of the COTW vote for April 29 - May 5 was Caz!
Full Results
Caz - 3
Darren - 2
Will S. - 0

The winner of Alan's Hartford WolfPack ReDesign was Jason D!

The next HJC competition will be announced this Sunday!

The 2nd round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs is underway and that means we are now accepting picks in the HJC Playoff Pool. Click the banner at the top of the page or go to the PLAYOFFS - R2 tab. Be sure to read all of the details there to ensure your success. Because the second round starts immediately I'm giving you guys a break and making the deadline for picks on Wednesday at 7pm Eastern.

The new COTW nominees have now been listed on the side of the page. You can click that banner or go to the CONCEPT OF THE WEEK tab to see the concepts. This vote started late so the deadline will now be Saturday @ 11:59pm EST.
Tuesday: Quick Post Reviewed by Steven Grant on May 14, 2013 Rating: 5


Kevin W. said...

Ryan, if it's any consolation, despite recent events, I think most of the American hockey world was rooting for the Leafs in that series.

Caz said...

Cool! My second COTW! Thanks to all who voted for me.

Sorry about your Leafs, Ryan. I'm glad to see Cody Franson is doing well there. You definitely got the better end on that trade. We miss him in Nashville.

winnipegjets96 said...

well..I'll say go sens, but really, the jets broke my heart so bad, I've lost most of my interest in the playoffs. Oh congrats Torin, I absolutely love that flames concept. Brady S. for COTW, I love this Nets/Islanders crossover idea.

Josh said...

Anyone want to give me some feedback on the Islanders concept? First serious one I've done.

Caz said...

Josh, your PEI concept was pretty good for a first timer. My first was terrible. Couple things you might want to do is pick a number font that matches the font for the name. A more block-like font might be more cohesive. You might want to explain on your concept why the shoulder patch is potatoes. As a Tennesseean, I don't understand the significance, but I'm sure there's a reason. Also, look for blank pixels in the collars, and be sure to take the NHL logos off the tags when making a minor league concept. Looking forward to seeing more from you, though. That's a great first-time concept. Keep 'em coming.

Timmy Q. said...

I nominate Bobby P's Yankee Stadium Game 1 concept. Anybody else?

Josh said...

Thanks Caz. They're actually the same font, but I can see what you mean with the block letters. The numbers don't look like they match.

The potato shoulder patch was kind of a joke. PEI is world famous for its potatoes. It's one of the first stereotypes Canadians throw out when they think of PEI. I couldn't find a serious, good-looking patch that matched the colour scheme or could be easily re-coloured, so I went with that. But obviously that wouldn't be on a real jersey.

Thanks for the execution notes, I did miss a couple of things there. Ironically, they've since announced that they'll probably be the Charlottetown Islanders, so that PEI logo doesn't make sense anymore.

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