4 or 5 years ago I attempted a NES design, but I couldn’t figure out the main logo (that post was deleted). I finally finished the design by incorporating a gun-toting ROB; when in doubt get the weapons out, I always say. Originally the back patch was a duck from Duck Hunt, but that was too weird so Repair Mario was enlisted.
Thought I’d do a design that is a homage to the original Donkey Kong arcade cabinet from 1981 (35 years ago!). All of the logos are updated versions of art found on the cabinet. Donkey Kong himself is a mix of the current Kong with the 1981 original and the 1982 Donkey Kong Jr. version (the teeth mostly). There’s a “DK” on the front neck too, to match his necktie.
Ideally I’d go overboard with stripes and colors to match the arcade cabinet, but I like to keep Geeky Jerseys’ production methods in mind when creating designs. That means a more conventional approach towards layout and trying to limit the number of colors.
Not sure if this is going to be popular enough to be offered, but I enjoyed drawing it up.
Introducing the Zelda 3.0 hockey jersey design (um, let’s call this one 2.5 or Dark Link 1.0). Hard to believe it has been exactly a year since I made the 2.0 design. Was hoping to do this sooner instead of a 2.0 encore run but I think the extra time between jerseys has paid off with this inspired design.
This iteration is based on the Link costume from Skyward Sword, hence the blue forearms. The front shield logo is more ornate, the same can be said for the back neck crest.
But one detail I am really excited about is the chain mail pattern that will adorn the grey stripes. From a distance they should look like normal grey stripes, but up close they’ll have a rich detail that is somewhat reminiscent of the mesh seen in the recent Man of Steel film.
This one has just about everything to make you look like a walking SNES controller. Note: this is an update of the original design from a few years back, which you can see here.
The first Zelda design proved to be popular, and I am asked frequently about a followup. While I have numerous concepts on the drawing table, I thought I’d share this one, which is pretty faithful to the character design.
The belt, short-sleeve shirt, light-colored undershirt, and gloves are all represented. The shield crest got some rivets and a few other tweaks.
To go a step further, I added a cross stitch pattern here and there. The ones under the armpits are a tribute to the “victory gussets”, which the Tampa Bay Lightning used to sport. The idea was the patches were visible when the players celebrated a goal (they usually raise their arms).
In all honesty, I just don’t like working with brown! Not a very appealing color. Which is why I went with gold for the first design. I tried to embrace brown as best I could here.