Thursday: Sudbury Redesign

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Hey guys! As you know my regular post comes every Saturday. You get the voting results and the new nominees. You also get contest updates and some more. Well this Saturday will NOT be that type of post. I will be away so Jets96's regular post will happen on Saturday. Then all of the regular stuff that happens on my post will happen on Monday. Essentially Jets and I have switched days for this week.


As you guys have seen recently, we don't have too many concepts to present today. This works out well for me because this week has been my busiest all summer, so a light post makes things a lot easier for me. On the plus side for you guys, I actually have some news to report on for once!

A few days ago, the Sudbury Wolves unveiled a new set of jerseys for next season, which appear to take influence from their 1989-2009 white uniform:

In my opinion this is a huge upgrade, though that wouldn't have been hard to accomplish considering their previous uniforms were just a Reebok EDGE cookie cutter design. Their logo still needs a major upgrade, though, and I'm not sure how I feel about the number typeface chosen; I think it works but I think there are better options. Not much to complain about though, as all they're doing right now is improving.

Despite this improvement, there are still many CHL teams with designs ranging from mediocre to awful, and some that just copy an NHL team. My challenge for you guys this week is to redesign some of these teams into a better and/or more unique look. Or, if you'd prefer, just redesign a team that already has a good look and improve on it.


This week has a few more votes than usual, with the COTW vote as always, the COTW-July vote, and the voting for the hockey card competition, you can be sure to get your voting fix in this week!

COTW-July vote (ends Friday @ noon ET)
COTW Aug 4-10 vote (ends Friday @ noon ET)
Hockey Card Comp Top 3 vote (ends Friday @ noon ET)


Burkus Circus - Edmonton Oilers
+This is a great way to combine the Oilers' past, while giving them a new look for this new era, and also incorporating some new ideas.
+I like the influence taken from the old WHA jerseys without directly copying them.
+Changing the colors around on the jerseys is a big help in giving them a new look. The square shoulder yoke and the shoulder stripes also give them something they've never had before while still fitting well on these jerseys.
-I think royal blue would have been a better choice if you were making blue the primary color. I only think the navy works for the new Oilers because it's a secondary color, rather than the primary.
+The road jersey could probably use a bit more blue, but other than that the colors are balanced well.
+I like the oil drop incorporated into the arm and pants striping.
-I'm not a big fan of your coloring of the logo. I'll admit it's grown on me since I first saw it a few days ago, but I still think the normal coloring would look much better.
Overall: 8.5/10 and my COTW nomination

Jets96 - Montréal Canadiens
-What in the....
+If nothing else, I have to give you a lot of credit for stepping out of the box on this one.
+Despite how strange this concept may be, I really like how you still tied this into their current look.
-Quite frankly, I really hope this isn't the future of hockey jersey design. I don't mind an asymmetrical look, but this one is a little bit too crazy for my tastes.
-Not really sure the point of the extra logo on the one arm.
+I think you made a good choice to include the shoulder yoke, as otherwise the jersey would look insanely unbalanced.
-Unless it's just me, the TV numbers look a tad small.
-Personally, I think that if you're going to do something crazy like this to the jerseys, yet something that's also pretty simple, go all out and do something crazy and simple on the pants and/or socks too. Imagine giving the players a sock to match the jersey for their right leg, and one that matches the other arm for the left leg, for example. That might look awful, but who knows, and for something as crazy as this it would at least make sense.
Overall: 7.75/10

Sebastian B. - Chicago Bears
+I was originally going to give you a downgrade for doing nothing much aside from recoloring the Hawks' jersey, but this is actually pretty similar to the Bears' striping in the first place. Happy coincidence, ain't it?
-However, I still think you could have done a few things to differentiate the two teams. For one, I would add a third orange stripe on the blue jersey's hem, or just stay faithful to the Bears' pattern but with only two of the three stripes. On the road jersey, I would change the hem striping to match the sleeve striping, but that's just to keep it consistent.
+I think you chose the right logo to use, and I don't mind the typeface either.
-The logo looks a little big.
-The numbers and name on the back and the TV numbers are all very pixelated.
-The TV numbers are also incorrectly placed. The 9 should be on one side of the template and the 2 on the other, rather than them both being placed on the same side. Take a look at either of the other concepts on this post if I didn't explain that well.
-Not sure why you have front numbers on the blue jersey and not the white, but I'd remove them from the blue jersey anyways.
+I actually like the use of the NFL's captain patch on this jersey.
-I think a neat touch would be to put it on the other side of the chest, though, like they do in the NHL.
Overall: 7/10


And that's all from me this week! I hope you enjoyed the post, thanks for reading, and I'll see you all again next week.
Thursday: Sudbury Redesign Reviewed by Bpoe on August 17, 2017 Rating: 5


Lucas D. said...

I'll second Burkus for COTW.

Burkus Circus Concepts said...

The logo is actually a callback to there WHA jerseys.

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