It’s playoff time, and is there a geekier/timely nod to the 2015 World Series than Back to the Future 2‘s depiction of a Cubs win over Miami? So I thought I’d draw up a uniform for the fictional Miami team (the Gators?), which as many of you know preceded the MLB’s expansion into Florida with the Marlins and Rays in the mid-90’s.
Just so this screams BTTF2, the front of the jersey is essentially the same as the billboard image: the Alligator mascot standing in front of the word Miami. I had to fix the right leg and ditch the painted look of the logo. MLB and World Series patches were added to mark the occasion. The Gator is wearing a blue hat, so figuring the players do too, I added blue trim to the sleeves. It’s a weird color scheme.
No plans to release this, but you can get your hands on a Pepsi Perfect soon, if you can afford it.
UPDATE: The original main logo was not feasible for production, so it was simplified and the license plate was removed. I hope y’all still like it. Original post as follows:
I didn’t design the first Gigawatts jersey, Geeky Jerseys did; however I thought I’d take a crack at a second iteration. Originally I was just going to slap on the original Gigawatts logo, but I thought I’d do something different.
If there’s enough interest it could replace the old Gigawatts design.
I’m also working on a BTTF2 version to commemorate 2015, no idea when I’ll post it, but hopefully before the end of the year!
Here is a mockup:
And my first-ever Back To The Future design for this blog is a baseball one! And why not, baseball feels more old-timey than hockey in my opinion.
Initially I wanted to do a caricature of Principal Strickland, but I opted to enlist Elmer Fudd, and he looks great as a sports mascot. Also the Looney Tunes character is very anachronistic to the 50’s, and I’d like to think the students at Hill Valley would use Elmer in the same rebellious fashion.
As for the lack of pinstripes, sorry but those look better on white jerseys. Also my readership has an aversion to white jerseys, so the above design reflects what I hope people would want to wear*. Also I decided to use a Yankees-style logo instead a baseball script logo (seen above) for a change of pace. The logo can be interpreted as an H and a V, or H-V-H, or 2 H’s (not sure why you’d want 2 H’s!).
*Hopefully Geeky Jerseys will have some news on baseball jerseys soon. And when that happens I’ll probably revisit this and other baseball jersey designs.