Category Archives: Hockey Jersey Design
My first Lord of the Rings hockey jersey design! Truth be told this was actually commissioned by Jeff B. for his son Joseph, a die-hard LOTR fan and ice hockey player. I’m very happy to deliver this design for both of them. Thanks for letting me share the design here, guys!
All the imagery is from the original films (The Two Towers, mostly). The front and shoulder crests take cues from flags seen in the Rohan throne room. The back neck patch is the actual flag of Rohan, the one seen falling to the ground in the film (just prior to Aragorn and Gandalf’s arrival in Rohan). The ‘RR’ was my own touch (otherwise it would’ve been another horse), inspired by the Rolls Royce logo.
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Another NHL/geek mashup today, this time the Ottawa Senators get a Marvin the Martian makeover. This one is a no-brainer, as the franchise logo has often been compared to the Looney Tunes character*. Even longtime Sens goalie Patrick Lalime had Marvin prominently featured on his goalie mask.
I had to Ottawa-ify the Mars flag, because in the cartoon it looked essentially the same as Japan’s national flag (red circle on white backdrop). Not that there is anything wrong with Japan’s flag, I just want to avoid confusion. This version of the flag mimics the Sens’ shoulder patches (those feature a black ‘O’ instead of the red planet).
*And for better or worse the Trojan condoms logo.
Back to hockey jersey designs (put down the pitch forks and douse the torches), and today for your viewing pleasure a real space agency is featured: NASA. With all the patches and stripes, an astronaut suit translate to a hockey jersey really well.
In addition to the NASA logos you’d also have a country flag, a front nametag, and a few mission logos. Makes for a clean design, if I may say so.
And for those asking I plan on doing some military jerseys (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, etc.), which isn’t exactly a new idea, but I hope to bring my own spin to the concept.
Taking a page from the recent Red Dawn design, this Sunnydale Slayers jersey is also based on a letterman jacket seen in the show.
I still hope to do a proper ‘Slayers’ design one day, at least one that is not too graphic (like a Vampire being impaled by a stake).
Here are a few odd designs I either posted on Facebook or never got around to posting on the blog here:
As promised when I did a Wu-Tang hockey jersey design last year, here is a Public Enemy jersey. As you can see it looks almost identical to the Spaceballs jersey, that’s because I made this just before that design was posted.
The Ben 10 jersey is old news, but the Alpha Flight design hasn’t been posted here (was previously something I posted on Facebook). It got a good reception, maybe offer it for Canada Day? The maple leaf actually extends to the back too, but It made reading the back number difficult, no matter what I did color-wise for said number.
UPDATE: Here is a Spinal Tap hockey jersey. I wanted to make it all black, but I don’t like practice jerseys.
Today we have a couple of Portal designs loosely-based on the jumpsuits worn by protagonist Chell in both Portal games. The orange jersey gets my own take on the Aperture logo, which is more hockey-like than the wordmark logo (seen on the white jersey). Pretty simple fare, due to the jumpsuits looking a lot like prison uniforms.
If you’re looking for a few more Valve-inspired designs (Team Fortress 2 and Half Life 2) head here.