Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Reworking The Oil

The concept art has been flooding in over the last several days, so it's time to share a bunch. We'll begin with the team whose uniform finished second to last in the NHLToL's Uniform Ranking. The Edmonton Oilers.



Starting with my personal favorite, here. They're much busier in comparison to the current sweaters, but it would be a welcome improvement. Perhaps I speak for myself, though. Let me know. I just think that the Boston Bruins hit it right on the nose with their new sweaters. Why shouldn't other teams have a shot at something similar?

Especially the Oilers.



Another sharp design that was submitted seems to be based off of the Columbus Blue Jackets. See what we're getting at here? The Bruins and Jackets finished #1 and #6 respectively, in the Ranking. That has to say something.

Finally, it's not so much a jersey concept I wanted to share, but a logo.



I don't like it as a primary mark, but certainly something similar would be nice on the shoulder as a secondary. Of course you'd have to get past the whole Houston Oilers logo in there. But a little imagination would solve that problem.

So kudos to the artists on all these designs. Really top notch work! Keep it coming, everyone!

8 comments:

Charles said...

I really like the first oilers design, the are much closer to what they used to wear. I for one loved the old Oilers jersey. The alternate logo is pretty cool. I even think that some Houston Oilers fans would have to like their old logo being used in another sport. The second jersey just looks too plain, but it is a vast improvement compared to the PJ's the Oilers are wearing now. I would also like to see some more concepts of the Dallas Stars. I have to admit the black road jerseys are growing on me, but the home whites are just too plain. Sorry to get off of the topic.

brian said...

does anybody else notice the Stanley Cup patch?

awildermode said...

first concept is awesome. one thing i would change, white cuffs on the white jersey. anyway, great job!

Jason said...

The first set of Oilers jerseys are nice. Not sure about the shoulder stuff on the dark one, but besides that it's great! I doubt we ever see anything like that though, as the Oil higher-ups said they wanted to be cutting edge or something along those lines. Something traditional like this wouldn't fit with that idea.

Derek said...

Stanley Cup patch says "2008" on the patch... don't count your chickens before they hatch

Jason said...

We have no chickens, eggs, nests, barns or land to count at the moment. Let us dream!

wade little said...

Why don't they just use the jersey design from 1988? Everyone would be happier.

anonymous said...

the only way to properly rework the oil is to use their third jersey logo.