As part of my ongoing quest to sully every NHL team’s branding, I went and geekified the Florida Panthers with Hulk-Cringer.
Been sitting on this one for a few years, unfortunately it didn’t move forward as an official item. Also it won’t be offered by Geeky Jerseys either. However if a rec league team wants to run with it, I can donate the design in exchange for a team pic.
I will be doing a few more MOTU designs soon, that’s a property I’ve neglected far too long.
For this retro Slurm design I was inspired by the “Pepsi Bottlecap” design used by the Buffalo Bisons (and later by the Buffalo Sabres). If you’re looking for the Planet Express design, head here.
Here is a mockup (you can sign-up for it here):
If you follow hockey you might be aware of the relocation of several AHL and ECHL teams that will happen this summer at the behest of some western-based NHL clubs. The Calgary Flames are setting up their AHL team in Stockton, CA, where they will be known as the Heat. They recently unveiled their logo and jerseys.
The Heat designs are not all that interesting to me, mostly because it’s an extension of the parent club’s branding. After thinking it over I decided to do my own take for Stockton, one that has a geeky influence (of course).
I present the Choppers! This team design pays tribute to Sons Of Anarchy, a show that was set in northern California. The name alone is highly symbolic of motorcycle culture as well. Like the Heat logo I opted for a large ‘S’, this one comprised of two sickles being swung by Death in a playing/tarot card layout. He is literally chopping, get it? Moving on…
I made Death as PG-13 as possible to appeal to the NHL overlords, so I concealed his jaw. I could make him friendlier, like the Milwaukee Admirals logo, but I prefer the current Skeletor look. Perhaps down the road I will make a full-on SAMCRO version of the logo.
The flaming-C shoulder patches pay tribute to Calgary, but could also stand for Choppers. I used the Florida Panthers jersey template as well, hence the lack of a waist stripe.
Yikes this got wordy! I was going to launch into a diatribe about how all these clubs aren’t being imaginative enough with their re-brands, but I’ll save that for another day.
I started on this before that whole Spider-Man biz happened, so please forgive his absence in the design! However this is more less symbolic of the current team from the first film and the upcoming Age Of Ultron.
The bright blue and red was used for an older comic book vibe. All 6 heroes are covered in the shoulder patch, which is also a nod to S.H.I.E.L.D. and/or Nick Fury. No references to Quicksilver or Scarlet Witch yet, my bad.
Before you ask…I don’t know. Maybe. We’ll see. Probably not. Hard to say right now.
The first Spaceballs jersey was intended as a joke for my Facebook page, I threw it together pretty quickly and as such it was a very sparse design; however demand was so overwhelming it was offered almost immediately. For the 2.0 design I thought I’d put together something a little more in keeping with the other hockey jerseys I post here.
The “Dark Helmet headbust over Spaceballs text” was a recurring look in the film, so I went with that for the main logo.
This design is for your consideration, so please like, comment, or share to let me know if you want this to replace the first design. There’s a strong likelihood of an offer happening soon (whether it’s this design or the old one), so feel free to sign-up for it here as well.
Another baseball design for your eyeballs, this time a BSG-themed baseball jersey. Going with an Atlanta Braves look, with a spaceship replacing the tomahawk. I think it sorta works!
Stuff inspired by NBC/Universal is forbidden, so we can’t offer anything BSG (or Jurassic Park, Last Starfighter, Stargate, etc.), sorry.