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Papers, Please Hockey Jersey Design

papers please hockey jersey design

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.

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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

Metal Gear Solid Hockey Jersey Design

metal gear foxhound hockey jersey by Dave Delisle

I know what you’re thinking: “Dave, you’re using Fall colors in the Springtime?!“, and all I can say is that it’s not easy being a rebel. Wait until I design a bunch of white jerseys after Labor Day.

No plans to release this design (which was based on the suit worn in the recent Zeroes game, by the way).

Link 4.0 And Shadow Link Hockey Jersey Designs

Link 4.0 by Dave Delisle

Time for a new Link design! Some folks weren’t entirely enamored with the Link 3.0 design, mainly my decision to use blue forearms and a lighter green. I was trying to emulate this character design, but alas it didn’t work. The 3.0 was still a hit, but not the homerun I was swinging for.

So I decided to bring back the green and brown from the 2.0 design, but this time I added Vegas Gold to echo the trim in this character design. I then changed the font to match the recent Direwolves jersey, which turned out perfect.

Link 4.0 by Dave Delisle

Shadow Link has been a popular request, so I mirrored the 4.0 design (of course). It looks evil alright!

Pixel-Based Table Hockey Players

NES Ice Hockey Table Top by davesgeekyideas

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.

Bobby Orr’s Famous Goal – NHL ’94 Style (Wallpaper)

Bobby Orr Wallpaper

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My first wallpaper for this blog is an NHL ’94 version of Bobby Orr’s famous “leaping” goal from 1970. I drew sprites for Bobby Orr, the goalie, and the player who tripped Orr. I then edited the goal crease and removed some helmets to reflect the 70’s era.

I’m contemplating doing a few others, such as Paul Henderson’s ’72 goal, the USA Miracle on Ice celebration, the Golden Goal from 2010 (Crosby), and that’s all that comes to mind right now.

After the jump: a version of the wallpaper with a star, and another version with the game’s UI (4:3 sizes too).

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