Thursday, November 22, 2007

Capitalizing On Concepts

Anyone want to guess what Glen Hanlon is thankful for today? Because it's not having a job as an NHL hockey coach. Poor guy. Of all the days to get canned, you just wouldn't expect it on Thanksgiving, right? So with the Washington Capitals opting to replace their coach, I have concept art! (And it's really good stuff, too!)

We'll start out with something simple and rather obvious. Take the new secondary mark and stick it on the front of the jersey.



I'm personally of the opinion that it makes for a better primary than the wordmark. But it's not my call to make, now is it? Working off a similar tack, I could totally see this being a third jersey as part of the set above.



The red striping is a little strange, though. We might want to tone that down a bit. I like it but I don't really know what's going on. I like the next design because it uses a logo that mixes the old and new similar to what we saw in a couple of previous Freak Out posts.



Quite fascinating, really. Though this is probably more worthy of Freak Out Friday by itself, I still like it. Keeping that in mind, however, what about a similar look but with the old blue and bronze?



I think you know how big a fan I was of those colors despite the fact that I completely understand red, white and blue for the Washington, D.C. club. You might also notice that these jerseys are really just recolored Ducks sweaters. But let's finish up the post with these colors.



Other than the Lightning's, there's really no color combination I like more than this. My absolute favorite is that blue one on the right as well as the blue jersey the Caps actually wore in the late '90s. Am I the only one? (If I am, I'm all right with that.)

Hope you guys enjoyed that. I have over 100 graphics waiting to be posted at the moment, so it goes without saying I'm falling a little behind. It also goes without saying that if you've sent in something that hasn't been posted yet, don't lose hope.

Happy Thanksgiving!

11 comments:

mike said...

Hanlon is Canadian. I think there Thanksgiving was in October.

Jason said...

Yup, Thanksgiving is in October up here.

The third Caps jersey is pretty good. Drop the stars from the bottom and it'd be fine.

anonymous said...

I think the capitals' primary logo should stay as the primary, and that eagle logo should be on the third jersey.

Treabhar said...

Those are all great concepts!

Darryl said...

the ducks jersey one isnt so great....im kinda a fan of the first pair however

Curtle said...

The Caps Logo in the Blue and Bronze Colours on the Ducks Jersey Would be one of the Best Logos in the NHL Just Replace the Duck Stripes with more Capitals Striping and You'd have a sweet jersey.

canucklehead said...

I actually am a big fan of the Caps' wordmark symbol. But I think the first blue and gold jersey looks pretty good, I would just change the striping to a more traditional, horizontal style.

James said...

as a capitals fan, i like the 3rd one the best. I have personally never liked the blue, gold and black colors for the capitals. They are great colors, but red white and blue makes sense for the Capitals. All good concepts though. I hope the caps use the the eagle logo as a 3rd jersey sometime. I love the word as the primary.

daudyy said...

red one with star striping is the best perfect for a third jersey

Sabres Persuasion said...

Ok. I don't understand. If you like the Caps blue and bronze, then why don't you like the Sabres blue and gold? lol

greyraven8 said...

I like the blue and bronze better than the red, white, and blue.

If you're going to go with the red, white, and blue you should go for a complete redesign similar to what usa wore in the 1976 canada cup (blue shoulders with white stars, and red and white stripes at waist with a better looking eagle logo.)