Thursday: Lovable Band of Hockey Misfits

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As always, we've got plenty of voting here at HJC, so cast your ballots for the 3rd Quarter, COTW, and AIHL Redesign competitions before the ALL end tomorrow at noon.

 3rd Quarter Vote (ends Friday @ noon ET) 
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On to the Concepts!

Jets 96- Rapid City Rush

The Good: 
  • Striping design pulls from the log quite nicely
  • Gold Pants help the overall look from becoming maroon heavy
  • NOB & #OB font works well enough with the primary logo...
The Bad:
  • ...Would love a double outline to make it match that much more
  • Really wish the glove design would match that of the pants. There's a strange disconnect currently
The Ugly (Execution Issues):
  • With this layout, its hard to discern what the helmet logo is without an outside search, I'd feature it somewhere in the white-space.
  • Helmet straps only come in one color variations (and only black and white at that), rather than the mash-up we see here
  • Sock striping is a bit high, use Lucas' concept below as an example of more accurate placement
Overall Rating: 6.5/10
A concept that looks good. But looks like a lot of other concepts I've seen before.

Lucas D.- Los Angeles Kings

The Good: 
  • The cross-era home plate logo combination really classes up LA's current look
  • Striping pattern is a nice callback from the 1998 design, with an additional black stripe on the outsides to provide the necessary contrast and mirror the logo
  • Two-color Adi-zero collar treatment works really well here
  • Hanger effect provides a nice pop of purple...
The Bad:
  • ...which would look really nice if it could find its way to the exterior of the design
The Ugly (Execution Issues):
  • #OB seems small here
Overall Rating: 9.5/10
A beautiful combination of eras that achieves everything the King's 50th anniversary jersey couldn't.

Phil B.- Carolina Hurricanes
The Good: 
  • Logo choices here work well for an alternate. Recolored shoulder logo's stick to Carolina's current standard
  • Number cut-off chest striping provides a refreshing look against the Panthers and Wild's new designs
The Bad:
  • While I'm a fan of the warning flag pattern on the Cane's home uniform, it overpowers the look here. I'd stick with it on just the primary logo and the hangar effect
  • White and grey start to blend from a distance
The Ugly (Execution Issues):
  • #OB seems small here as well
  • Sock striping runs high here. See Lucas' concept as an example of proper placement
Overall Rating: 8.0/10
Well it's great that the Cane's are embracing the warning flag pattern again, this concept takes that to the point where it is no longer effective.

Vaughn R.- Brooks Bandits
The Good: 
  • Color balance is solid on the primary sets when viewed in a vacuum...
The Bad:
  • ... but the blackout equipment throws this off with so little black in the sweaters
  • Ducks font doesn't really work here and the varying number of outline (3, 2, 1) raises some questions
  • Roundel logo would be a nice addition to the shoulders of the main set
  • Striping looks well enough, but isn't particularly original
The Ugly (Execution Issues):
  • UA logo is borderline gigantic on the front of each jersey
  • Diddo to Phil's comments yesterday regarding layout issues
Overall Rating: 6.0/10
As much as I hate to say it, we're left with a look that doesn't do much for me.

That's all, folks. My COTW Nomination is extended to Lucas D's Los Angeles Kings concept that comes just a week too early. Why's that, you ask? Guess you'll have to wait and see... 
Thursday: Lovable Band of Hockey Misfits Reviewed by JB Designs on October 19, 2017 Rating: 5


Unknown said...

Lucas D's concept is too unoriginal for me to get behind it, although I love the logo.

I say Phil's Carolina for COTW.

Lucas D. said...

@Nolan: Unoriginal? What makes it unoriginal? I guess the striping pattern is similar to Kings’ jerseys of the past, but it’s inspired by the logo I mashed up.

With that being said, I agree about Phil’s concept. I’ll second it for COTW.

Unknown said...

It looks similar to both Buffalo’s and if I recall correctly avi’s Vegas concept that won COTY.

Unknown said...

Thirding Phil's Canes for COTW.

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