The sixth iteration of the Direwolves jersey is here! Looking back at the 5.0 version you can see quite a few differences in the new design. New primary logo, new shoulder patches, new back patch, new number font, and a return to the classic LA Kings jersey style.
The shoulder patches get a “true sigil”, which is a full-body grey Dire Wolf dancing against a white field, along with the house motto.
The new back patch is the league logo, and it features the “You Win Or You Die” slogan. The slogan is intentionally watermarked because A) I didn’t want the design to be too wordy B) it’s something that should be appreciated upon closer inspection, and C) I don’t want schools to ban this jersey! Besides, I want the League name to be the emphasis.
This is the 3rd iteration of the Dragons jersey. I got rid of the grey and opted for a New Jersey Devils look, minus the black shoulder yoke. A new logo and new shoulder patch round out the design.
I know I’ve been promising Targaryens for some time, that’s because I’ve had a design done since March — even sent it to Geeky Jerseys. But I wasn’t happy with it and cancelled it. I really like this design, glad I was able to refine it these past few months.
Next GoT design is for the second Night’s Watch jersey, stay tuned for that.
UPDATE: Direwolves 6.0 is available for the month of October. Targaryen you can sign-up for (if a lot of people do then it will be made available).
UPDATE: You can now sign-up for this jersey. If a lot of people sign-up, it will be made available. So prove me wrong (read below)! Original post as follows:
There’s a small contingent of House Greyjoy fans who’ve been asking me to make a design for their favorite house this past year, and I am happy to finally oblige their requests! I present the Iron Island Krakens (or Greyoy Krakens).
- I had to make the jersey grey. That makes total sense, right?
- The 8 golden stripes that extend from the shoulders are representative of an Octopus. Octopi? Octopus.
- The design was inspired by scuba diving suits in general.
- I didn’t put anything below the “We Do Not Sow” motto because it makes the back patch looks like a giant anchor from a distance. Well, squint your eyes a little to see it.
- That’s a trident forming the ‘E’ in Krakens. I initially thought that seemed too Poseidon-ish (Greek mythology seemed at odds with Westeros), but then I remembered “The Battle Of The Trident” so it’s an accepted term in that world.
- And lastly I know the twirling tentacles of the Kraken might be off-putting to some but that’s just me trying to differentiate my design from the crowd. So many interpretations of the Greyjoy sigil out there.
And now the bad news: I don’t think this jersey will see the light of day. There only seems to be demand for the 4 main houses and the Night’s Watch. However if there is enough interest I will do my best to make it available. Please like, tweet, share, and comment to bolster support for this design.
Other GoT updates: I’ve had a Targaryen design finished since March but I wasn’t 100% happy with it. I’m now pretty close to finishing Targaryen 3.0, and I’m also starting on Night’s Watch 2.0. Those will be posted in the coming weeks, please stay tuned for those!
Just thought I’d change things up a bit and try my hand at football kit design (the Brits call jerseys “kits”). First up is Voltron, and I can finally do a design that incorporates the yellow and blue lions thanks to the shorts. No sponsor logos yet, but I’ll probably add a Locksmith company with a big key logo.
Next up are the Stark Direwolves FC (the Brits abbreviate Football Club as FC), and this design finally afforded me the opportunity to play with pinstripes. Pretty vanilla design right now but I’m going to try to play with ice-blue colors to replace the grays down the road. For some reason Los Angeles Kings colors do not translate well to the beautiful game.
This Tardis design features a detailed police booth (the Brits liked using these back in the day) in the blue main body, a trait afforded by conventional football kit design. I noticed a lot of teams have really detailed patterns or stripes in their uniforms, and I rather dig that. The blue is flanked by black all around, creating a silhouette of the Tardis. I don’t think any sponsors are needed here.
Just for fun I made this Dalek design (the Brits pronounce it dah-luck, I still pronounce it day-lick). This is also my first Dalek-centric design. Like the Tardis the silhouette of the alien is present in the kit. It’s somewhat of a comical design because the grey stripes on the sleeves to make it look the Dalek has arms and is reaching out towards you. Will probably add a bug exterminator sponsor one day. This design would look great if it had a bit of a silk/metallic finish.
At the moment I don’t know if Football Kits will ever be in the cards at Geeky Jerseys. Maybe one day but it won’t happen overnight, this is all new ground.
BTW I was just trying to practice saying the Brits instead of those Brits. I’m making progress but still I blame them for so many things, like exporting Torchwood to the USA. *shakes fist*
UPDATE: Here is a Browncoats design!
The Royals jerseys are done! The Boston Bruins-inspired jerseys made for House Baratheon fans will be shipping out next week for those who ordered. Miss out? You can sign up here to be notified the next time it becomes available.
Awesome work again by Geeky Jerseys. You can see why they’re becoming such a popular hockey team outfitter these days.
This will compliment the recent Direwolves jerseys nicely. If you’re interested the Lannister jersey is
currently available (Update: was a May offer, now closed), and Targaryen will be offered in the next few months. A Night’s Watch 2.0 jersey is also on the docket. Stannis Baratheon and Greyjoy fans I hear you, please bear with me.
If it were feasible I’d offer all houses at once, but Geeky Jerseys are super-busy these days, plus I think it’s better to space them out to avoid wallet fatigue.
Remember that Art Instructor that always praised Marge Simpson’s* artwork in that one episode of The Simpsons? I feel like I am doing that whenever I speak of Geeky Jerseys. Amazing work! Fabulous!!
All jokes aside the hardworking team at Geeky Jerseys continue to impress me. This jersey was definitely worth the wait (it’s a few weeks behind because they are inundated with hockey team orders over there), and I can’t wait to get my hands on it.
For those who ordered they’ll be hitting the mail sometime in the next seven to nine days (tracking numbers will be sent out). Did you miss out? You can sign up to be notified when it is released again here.
The Royals (Baratheon) and Spaceballs jerseys will be completed very soon. Sorry they’re a little behind schedule. You can’t rush custom quality.
If you like the logo you can grab a T-shirt from 80′s Tees.
*He also complimented a custodian painting a handrail for a set of stairs.
The first Lannister jersey was offered on my other blog, but unfortunately I did some housekeeping recently and it’s now gone! Anyways here is the 2.0 version, which I fashioned after the most recent Direwolves design.
It’s a white away jersey this time, so it can go head-to-head with the Direwolves perfectly. The sigil patch features Jaime Lannister’s sword (which is probably Kingsguard in origin but I’ll use some artistic license here), and the crown to signify the Lannister’s current rule.
I also had Targaryen 3.0 design ready to go but decided to go back to the drawing board on it. I want it to look more like the Direwolves and Lions in appearance, so look out for that soon.
Game of Thrones-inspired jerseys will be back in the coming weeks. Just waiting for Rinkgear to put the finishing touches on Direwolves 5.0 and Baratheon 1.0 first. Please stay tuned for announcements!