Pacific Rim Hockey Jersey Design: Gipsy Danger
Pacific Rim is easily my most anticipated film this year, and July cannot get here soon enough! For this design I enlisted Gipsy Danger, the apparent lead robot of the film. The giant bot is blue in color, is adorned with red and white stripes, and has the number 34 on each shoulder; a look that screams hockey.
I have two flavors here, a ‘Team Jaegers’ design (Jaegers being the name of the giant robots in the film), and a front crest based on Gipsy Danger’s nuclear reactor design — which is similar to Tony Stark’s arc reactor. Plenty of secondary patches to play around with here.
A few other Jaegers will probably get the design treatment, possibly the Kaiju as well (the Godzilla-like monsters that the Jaegers square off with). Even the pilot uniforms seen in the film could be emulated in hockey jersey form.
If you haven’t heard of Pacific Rim, you should check out the trailer.
No plans to make this available right now, though I really really want one.
UPDATE: Now that the film has come out I thought I’d revisit the design and make some tweaks:
Basically I made the front logo more metallic, made the word ‘JAEGERS’ smaller, and moved Gipsy Danger’s name from the back neck crest to the front.
There is a lot more interest for a Pacific Rim-inspired hockey jersey these days (compared to when I posted the design originally), but it’s difficult for me to decide whether the design should be offered. The film didn’t do very well at the box office – which I am bummed about – so popularity for the franchise could be very fleeting. Time will tell.