Thursday: Round 2 Begins, Day 2

Hello everyone, welcome back!

I'm writing this post a bit early today as tomorrow I'll be busy going on another college visit, so I can't really comment on yesterday's Anaheim/Edmonton game (or Edmonrton, if you ask the random comp. page). Nashville is on a hot streak though, with 5 wins in a row .

I will say I'm excited for the Pens game tonight especially (I am a Pens fan after all), and it's going to be a tight series and it'll be fun to watch.

In other news, welcome to the writing team TC! I'm sure you're going to enjoy it.


Voting wise we have the usual COTW vote...and that's all for this week's deadlines. We do have the Random Competition's deadline of NEXT Friday though, so go check that out. You have a lot of time on this one. (What great combinations for Florida and Philly by the way...)

COTW April 14-20 vote (ends Friday @ noon ET)
Random Competition (entries due May 5, 2017 @ noon ET)

Random Entries as of 12:40am EST (I'll try to update this as late as I can, but please forgive me if I can't)

Lucas D.


Anthony C. - New York Islanders
+This is the type of approach that the Islanders should have taken when designing a black jersey (which is, add a lot of other colors).
+It's a solid looking jersey overall. I like the prominence of white.
+I think the Brooklyn script works, but it would make more sense if the team was renamed.
-This design is really not creative. Merely a recolor of the Isles' current jerseys. You can do better than that.
-The execution still has some issues, mainly the stitching overlapping the hem striping. The odd thing is, you got it right on the front view's orange stripe...
Overall: 5/10, be more creative

Anthony C. - Stockton Heat
+See, that's better than just recoloring a current design.
-Still not the most creative, but it's better.
+I like the vintage look you're going for here.
-There seems to be a bit of an identity crisis, though. The script and striping make this look vintage, yet the number and name font, along with the pants design, give off a modern look. I'd stick with the vintage.
-Another execution note, and again the striping should overlap the stitching. Again, you did this (mostly, just do it to the black inside stripes as well) correct on the back view but not the front, which is a bit odd.
Overall: 6.5/10

Dino W. - Belarus
+Red and lime green is a color scheme you don't see often, if at all. Nice to see it here.
+I like the flag pattern on the hem striping.
-This only applies on the white jersey: Keep the arms consistent. Adding the flag stripe on the arms would be too busy, so just replace it with a solid band. As it is though, switching the colors on the arms should suffice.
+That font fits pretty well.
-Not sure what the logo is supposed to be, but it's a but too busy.
Overall: 7.5/10

Ethan B. - Seattle Sea Lions
Funny story, I fell asleep in the middle of writing the post last night, so from here on forward I'm writing these in my car on the way to Penn State. Sorry if the format is a bit wonky, I'll fix it whenever I get the chance. On to the concept.
+Green and blue is a color scheme that would fit Seattle well, and the colors are balanced well.
+I like the green jersey, as green jerseys are few and far between.
+Good job crediting Matt and Dylan for the logo creation.
-Presentation note: your text is way too big. Keep the focus on the concepts.
-I think you're on the right path with the striping pattern, but they're way too thin.
Overall: 7/10

Lucas D. - Anaheim Ducks

+Using the Ducks' alternate/sock striping, or a close variant of it, isn't a bad idea. Looks much better when consistently used.
+Good color balance on every jersey here.
+/- Still not a fan of the beige/gold used with orange, but it's not so bad here.
-Absolutely no need to have yellow inside of the sticks on the logo. While not very noticeable, it could be easily replaced with colors that are actually in the color scheme.
+My two personal favorites here are the orange and eggplant jerseys, but obviously I don't think they'd look very good used together...
Overall: 9/10 and my COTW nomination

T.C. Moore - Mississippi RiverKings

+Love the amount of yellow on these jerseys.
+Also neat that the designs are exactly the same on each jersey.
+Good logo choice. I like the one on the alternate especially. 
+I like the idea of a throwback/fauxback type alternate.
-Would be a bit more unique if it was its own design, though, instead of a recolor of the primaries.
-All the numbers look a tad big.
Overall: 8/10

T.C. Moore - University of Colorado Buffaloes

+Again, I really like the amount of color you're putting on these jerseys, though it's not as prominent on the white one.
+This looks like what the Pens would be wearing with the current type of design in Vegas gold.
-Numbers look a bit big again.
+Not sure the purpose of the blue and gold on the alternate, but it looks good.
-Making the logo on the black jersey white would help it contrast better.
Overall: 8/10


And that's all for today. I hope you enjoyed the post, thanks for reading, and I'll see you all again next week!
Thursday: Round 2 Begins, Day 2 Reviewed by Bpoe on April 27, 2017 Rating: 5


Anonymous said...

The color set that Lucas used for that Anaheim concept would look great for a Seattle NHL team imo.

TC Moore said...

The blue in the Colorado alternate comes from the old uniforms that the football team used in the eighties, which used a sky blue instead of the current black. Sort of makes it a fauxback, I suppose.

John E. said...

2nd Lucas D for COTW

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