I feel bad that Geeky Jerseys and I haven’t catered to Harry Potter fans as much as we would like, so I am floating this design out there for your consideration. Basically, it’s all I can do without including the words ‘Gryffindor’ and ‘Hogwarts’.
Here are some hockey jersey designs based on the Quidditch uniforms of Gryffindor and Slytherin. No plans to make Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff designs, sorry.
The last few weeks I’ve been hounded to make this Harry Potter hockey jersey design available, because it was featured on Gawker. I’ve resisted doing so because I don’t want to draw the wrath of Warner Brothers (they have Batman) and J.K. Rowling (who is richer than Bruce Wayne) and so on. So I did my best to ignore the demand.
The last straw was when I was attacked by an owl yesterday, so message received*. I then set out to make a non-infringing design, which you see above.
Gone is “Gryffindor” which has been replaced by a single ‘G’, which could easily stand for Geek or Gangster (both apply to me of course). I also added a hubcap with wings – wink wink.
I think the logo would look awesome embroidered, even if it looked half as good as this Zelda crest I posted yesterday.
No plans for release just yet, though it is currently a candidate that can be made available in the next few weeks. Should it be made available, you could put whatever name (and number) you want on the back — just saying!
My question is, are you cool with the “Gryffindor” removed? Does it still invoke a certain house from a certain series of books based on a boy wizard? Let me know, I’m just trying to gauge reaction.
*Get it? Owl? Message received? Nevermind.
I was playing with this as a concept for a Lannister design, when much to my surprise I learned that Harry Potter’s Gryffindor House also uses a lion for its logo. I figured, y’know, it would be a Griffin. Learn something new everyday.
The actual Quidditch uniform doesn’t have a large front logo crest or any names and numbers (that I can tell), it looks rather rugby-ish. Still it would look decent making the jump to hockey.
This design also reminds me of the Calgary Flames’ Heritage Classic uniforms from a year ago, which are nearly identical save for an additional gold stripe on each arm and a lace collar.
The design is still a work-in-progress, as I haven’t had much time to post anything, so I thought it would be fun to throw together.
UPDATE: Here is a variant. Thanks to Scott for the heads up about the star patch!