Saturday, November 24, 2007

The Finer Art

A lot of the concept artwork I feature here on a daily basis is created by amateurs. It's fairly obvious and I think even the designers themselves wouldn't take offense to my saying that. But every so often, I come across work that could only have been created by a professional. It's the reason I have a blog like this.

The template used for these concept designs is probably as close to perfect as we're going to get, visually speaking. I don't know the identity of the artist, but the work is stunning. I'll kick things off with my team — which I haven't really talked much about lately.



Personally, I love this idea. A new logo like this would certainly take some getting used to but the light blue on black accented by silver looks great! I'm also a big fan of the throwback numbers on the blue third jersey and the lightning bolts around the shoulders. Anyone feel like painting one of these onto a photo of a Lightning player?



Next here we see an interesting take on the Dallas Stars' logo. I like it but proportionately it seems a bit... off. I think the city name above the logo needs to be in a smaller, wider type. Otherwise, I think the jersey striping looks fantastic and that gold third jersey would definitely get my vote.



I love the striping on these Rangers jerseys, but the New York across the front isn't working for me. Swap it out with the Lady Liberty logo and I'm pretty sure nothing could compete with that look. I'm a little confused by the Maple Leafs lettering on the back of the jersey, however. Speaking of the Leafs...



The accent striping isn't much but it adds a lot to what are otherwise rather plain jerseys. Will it happen? No. But I think all of these are interesting to consider.

Lastly, we have an Ottawa Senators concept with a complete overhaul.



I think the logo would be better if the cape were either smaller or gone. It creates bad negative space. But once again I think the striping is excellent. Overall though, not a bad direction. By the way, I added Anton Volchenkov to my fantasy team. He hasn't really done anything for me yet.

Anyway, that's all for right now. I'll have some more rather brilliant work tomorrow as we stick to the more professional-looking designs this weekend. Hint: GhettoFarmBoy is back at it again.

17 comments:

The Kyle said...

that work was incredible
it looked great
but who's ghettofarmboy?

Thehurricane said...

excellent work the stars is really good and so is ottawa minus the cape

Thehurricane said...

oh ya and chris just wondering wat tourney is up next for the nhltol looking forward to watever it is

Sabres Persuasion said...

Please tell me GFB did a Sabres rebrand

greyraven8 said...

lightning jersey is great.

nice uncluttered logo, and good colour combinations.

10 times better than anything the lightning have actually wore.

Drew Celestino said...

I think those are all top notch concepts. Very very nice indeed!

DaneykoIsGod said...

YES! Can't wait to see what GFB has in store. Him and Slabyk should both be working for professional teams.

Jacob said...

For the most part these jersey designs are quite good. Interesting lines, and anything not made with a Reebok cookie-cutter looks good to me at this point.

But the logos (Tampa, Dallas and Ottawa) are a big step down from the real versions. They all look very tall and rigid. Plus the Ottawa guy looks like his eyes are closed from a distance.

And what's with the New York and Toronto jerseys? Does anyone really think horizontal stripes that don't go all the way around look good? As an Oilers fan, I have no tolerance for this particular blemish.

Chris said...

oh ya and chris just wondering wat tourney is up next for the nhltol looking forward to watever it is

Haven't quite decided yet. It's tricky because I want to do secondary logos except I haven't been able to find the proper Blackhawks logo.This one is not right if you take a look at Chicago's jerseys. If anyone happens to know where I can find the real one, I'd appreciate it. Thanks!

The Kyle said...

i don't think i understand your question is chris, i'm just kind of quessing wut u said
but wuts wrong with the logo
it's right on their shoulder on the red jersey

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Exlund said...

I don't like most of the logos but all the designs are grat.

Brian said...

Rbk should have hired this guy to design the Edge uniforms. His stuff is awesome!

PeteShwa said...

Hey guys, I'm the designer of these logos/jersey concepts. Good to hear comments about my stuff. I'll try to get some more stuff up here for all of you.

-PeteShwa

Jason said...

What's a guy gotta do to get some stripes that go all the way around?!

PeteShwa said...

just ask, haha.

I was just trying stuff out, I'll start doing both, and see what ends up looking better overall in the designs.

Jason said...

I wish the Oilers were that accomodating!

daudyy said...

send those the concepts to dallas man bring back green in the nhl the only two teams that had it were the wild and stars and i'm a little angry enough reds blacks and blues lord