Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Odd Art, Part II

First off, if you missed Part I then click here. Now that you know what's going on, let's dive right in. You know you like the weird stuff I post here.

We'll get things going with some imaginative Original Six designs.



Let me begin by saying the new Bruins jersey is not something you'd be wanting to mess around with. Trust me. It's that awesome. Now, as far as this concept goes, history has taught me that logos like this were probably not originated by the creator of the jersey design itself. If anyone would like to explain from where this particular Bruins logo is derived, leave a comment.

The Rangers jersey is interesting because there's actually a logo on it. A novel concept, not exactly, but it's something I feel the Rangers have struggled with. The 1970s taught us that this might not be the best use of the logo. I'm also concerned about the whole Broadway Blueshirts thing. For those of you lacking the ability to tell one color from another, that is red.

I will say this though, I am a huge proponent of the Lady Liberty logo and those jerseys. They've used a blue one and a white one and both looked better than anything the Rangers have ever worn. I might even go so far as to say it's the best any team has ever worn. But my suggestion to the Rangers is go with the NYR logo full time, and save the current sweater as a third jersey — beginning next season of course.

But who would want to listen to me anyway?



I haven't yet been able to fully grasp what's going on here but near as I can figure, we're looking at a couple of concepts for the Dallas Stars/Minnesota North Stars franchise. I get the shooting star thing in the one on the left, but I really can't work out what's going on in the one on the right. If you have any ideas I'd be happy to hear them. Comment away.

But that's not all. I'll leave you with one more today.

I understand what the designer is trying to do here, but I don't think the "P" in the real logo is that difficult to see. It doesn't jump out at you, but it shouldn't. Logos are meant to be looked at over and over again, so they're more effective when you discover something new every time you see it.

I know a lot of folks would disagree with me on that, but I think it's the reason the Minnesota Wild's logo is so spectacular.

But back to this. The striping is not great and the logo doesn't really need a change. But I feel like an ass for having nothing good to say about it. It's not like it's the worst thing in the world, I'm only thinking that Philly fans would revolt.

But that's all just my opinion. Feel free to share yours below.

And if you or someone you know has been afflicted by the concept art disease and would like help with public dissemination, you know how to reach me. Send an email to nhllogos@gmail.com.

9 comments:

Ryan said...

Regarding the right-hand Stars concept picture, isn't the trail for the star making an arrow pointing upward, to represent North? Bit daft as they're no longer the North Stars, but the Star used has the N in it...

Benjamin said...

I knew I'd seen that Bruins logo before. A Jr. A team in the Ontario Provincial Jr. 'A' hockey league uses it. Their name is the Seguin Bruins. http://www.bruinshockey.ca/
http://www.opjahl.ca/

StlBlues1967 said...

The Stars concept art (on the right) reminded me of Star Trek.

It's definitely better than anything I could ever think up.

Alex said...

WOW... the stars jersey on the left is worth a shot in the freak out series... terrible. and man am i glad the flyers aren't wearing that logo...

hncreature said...

Bruins = bad...maybe for a minor league team

Robert said...

The Flyers' concept logo looks like a design for a transit company. Their jerseys are the only thing that could use a change, something more nostalgic. But their logo is perfect the way it is now.

Benoit-Michel said...

The "modified" flyers logo looks like the normal logo taking a dump.

Jason said...

Those Stars jerseys are frightening.

Thraffe said...

i loved the liberty logo too, but tradition is just something you don't mess with.