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NHL ’94 Hockey Jersey Design

NHL 94 jersey design by Dave Delisle

As you know I love NHL ’94, so making a design for the game was something I always wanted to do. I just didn’t until now because many others have already done such a design, so I wanted to do a unique take. Originally I was going to make this design based on the box art (black stripes and lettering on a white jersey), but it looked too boring.

I posted this on Twitter and Facebook yesterday (if you follow me on either, thanks), but with official NHL, NHLPA, and EA Sports logos included. To make this safe for Geeky Jerseys to potentially make, I made my own versions of these logos. And yes, head bleeds were in ’93 only so I made an exception for fun.

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Battletoads Hockey Jersey Design

Battletoads jersey design by Dave Delisle

Battletoads was not a video game, it was an elaborate scheme that incited gamers to destroy their controllers so they’d have to buy new ones. Nintendo and Sega gave the makers of Battletoads a kickback for controller sales, of course. I can’t prove this, but it’s the only plausible explanation.

The Tradewest logo is a placeholder until I can think of something better. It does look rather sporty though, it’s starting to grow on me.

Donkey Kong Hockey Jersey Design

Donkey Kong hockey jersey by Dave Delisle

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.

Fallout 4 Hockey Jersey Design

Fallout hockey jersey by Dave Delisle

UPDATE: added the stripe and fixed up the main logo a bit to sit better on said stripe. The offered one features a lace-up collar, GJ can’t do round collars just yet.

My one reservation for doing a Fallout hockey jersey is that darn vertical stripe on the front — I don’t like it! It works for baseball, but not so much for hockey. There’s an unused Bombers logo that was to sit on the side of the missile, but it looked better without.

Despite the hiccups that Fallout 4 has endured during its launch week, I want to applaud Bethesda for the short 6 month announcement-to-release time frame. I wish all big games/movies took this approach. I’ve been hearing about Batman V. Superman for almost 2.5 years now and I just can’t be bothered with it anymore.

Papers, Please Hockey Jersey Design

Papers Please hockey jersey by Dave Delisle

I’d like to think that Arstotzka has a national hockey team, one made up of army personnel (much like Russia’s Red Army squad), playing against rivals from Obristan and Kolechia. These are all fictional countries from the game Papers, Please.

The jersey is Arstotzka’s flag, with design cues from several Russian national jerseys. The M.O.S. seal stands for Ministry of Sport. I broke my “no hockey sticks” rule here, the seal imagery really screamed hockey stick to me.

Grab Your Own NHL ’94 Chair Mat

NHL94 Chair Mat by Dave's Geeky Ideas

Last year I designed this chair mat based on NHL ’94, and it proved to be a hit with many folks. My friends at ES Robbins made the chair mat sample which became famous on Puck Daddy. Read the rest of this entry

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