Calgary Flames Hockey Jersey Design
The Calgary Flames released a black alternate jersey in the late 90’s that fans have nicknamed Blasty, because of the horse’s fiery breath. I like that jersey (and still own one), my only complaint: too many outlines on the numbers.
Thought I would update Blasty and relegate him to the shoulders, because their primary logo looks really good on black. I want to nickname this one Lanny, because it almost looks like he is sporting Lanny McDonald’s famous moustache.
The Flames recently switched back to their original jerseys (yay!) so I kept the layout simple. The numbers are borrowed from their last alternate jersey.
Stockton AHL Hockey Jersey Design
If you follow hockey you might be aware of the relocation of several AHL and ECHL teams that will happen this summer at the behest of some western-based NHL clubs. The Calgary Flames are setting up their AHL team in Stockton, CA, where they will be known as the Heat. They recently unveiled their logo and jerseys. Read the rest of this entry
NHL All-Star Jersey Idea
As the title suggests, this isn’t a design post exactly, more like a general idea. In light of this year’s weird take on the NHL All-Star jerseys, I thought I’d put forward a new concept, where two unique team identities are created solely for the All-Star game. Read the rest of this entry
The NHL Transformed
I love the NHL and Transformers, so I’m pleased to mashup both here. There are so many teams in Transformers (like the Constructicons and Aerialbots), it makes for a good overall fit.
Detroit fans, I apologize in advance, but the Junkions are what kickstarted this whole thing. Plus they’re the only Transformer with a very distinct wheel.
UPDATE (August 8th 2015): Several teams have been updated, while a few (DAL, WASH, PIT, PHI) have been given new identities. I will probably keep updating these every once in awhile.
Here are some of the old ones and a few unused ones too,
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia Hockey Jersey Design
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Disclaimer: I do not watch this show, so it’s probably not as clever as fans would like, but I feel it’s a design that a non-fan like myself would wear, so there’s that.
I’m reminded of the last St. Patty’s Day design I made a few years back, which we had to withdraw for legal reasons. It’s a shame because I was hoping to make the Boondock Saints a yearly staple.
Pixel-Based Table Hockey Players
Seeing as video games killed the table hockey star*, why not incorporate video game imagery into table hockey? Player sprites from NES Ice Hockey or Blades of Steel or EA’s venerable NHL series could be turned into table hockey players (the flat 2D variety), creating a retro look for the ol’ table top.
The player sprites from NHL 94 (or any EA game from the 16-bit era) would probably be the most ideal for superimposing onto existing table hockey players. The sprites for NES Ice Hockey would probably need their own custom player shapes (as seen above).
I might have to tackle this fun idea one day. I just wish there was a proficient way of making DIY stickers, y’know?
*I don’t mean to brag, but I am of course referring to myself.