We got the Tucson Competition still going on. If you haven't gotten your logos done yet and are on the jerseys by now then I hope you're fast at making a good looking logo. Unlike school, this is something I would assume nobody would procrastinate on, unless you have more important things in your life. That I completely understand.
And as usual, we have the Concept of the Week voting still going on so remember: take the time to vote for your fellow designers and don't be a poor sport because you didn't get the vote.
Oh, and one more thing. To clarify the new structure at HJC, please go to this link:
Since we have no new entries for the Tucson Competition, ON TO THE CONCEPTS!
Jay Schreyer- EHC Frieburg
Negatives: One problem that I have always found with S2dio's custom full body template is that when you add color to it, you have this grey boarder around the creases in the jersey and in the gloves. This makes the design look rough and unfinished. If you intend to use this for future concepts please take the time to go in and make sure that you have the color flush against the the black lines or a darker variant of the color to give it a more realistic look. (I'm not blasting S2dio on his template, but I've had the same problem as well with it and it can be frustrating at times. It is a good looking template though.)
Jay Schreyer- Kolner Haie
Negatives: While I think that this jersey is much better than your other concept, I would have liked to see a nameplate used on the back of this instead of just the names sewn on the back. It doesn't look professional.
Josiah Bosch- Rapperswil-Jona Lakers
Negatives: The simple vertical stripes on the tops of the jerseys just look strange to me.
Lucas Daitchman- Florida Panthers
Negatives: While I like the yoke and waist stripe, the hem stripping is a little much for the jersey. I would decide whether to keep the yoke or those hem stripes at the bottom because that's a lot going on in a jersey.
Lucas Daitchman- Winter Classic 2017
Negatives: For the Blackhawks jersey, the large separation between the sleeve stripes and the close proximity of the hem stripe bothers me a bit. Also, add that little black stripping to the bottom of the jersey as well, or just do something completely different on the hem of the jersey. And for the Blues jersey, this jersey would probably look more appealing if the white and yellow were switched. If the white was against a darker color then it would work.
Ryan Christensen- New York Rangers Alternate
Negatives: If you're sticking with the whole vintage look, then go with the vintage text as seen on their current alternate jersey. Also, I'm not sure if you intended to make those underarm gussets vintage white but the jersey would be more vintage if you just made them dark blue. Finally, while your socks and jersey may be near perfect, that helmet needs some work. Don't go with a gradient in the helmet. Make it a solid color and make the lines black instead of gray because it gives the helmet lines a rough look. Feel free to discuss this with me in the comments section.
Overall: 9/10 COTW NOMINEE
Ryan Haslett- St. Louis Blues Third
Negatives: (Ryan please don't kick me off writing for this) The yoke looks off to me but I'll give you a pass being that it's a more realistic style of a template. Also, This jersey just looks strange with the really long cuffs that go all the way in to the middle of the arm. Just make the cuffs mid way up the forearm and make a blue-white-blue stripe combo in the middle of the arms. It would give this jersey a more appealing look.
Tyler Meli-Skewis- Chicago Wolves Alternate
Negatives: So what you changed on this jersey was the crest and the collar. Everything else is the same as their current home jersey. I don't want to see someone just copy a current jersey, change the front logo, and call it their own concept. That's not what making a concept is about. Also, you have no TV numbers and your back number is too big.
Zack Rueger- New Jersey Devils
Negatives: This template just is not working here Zack. I would play around with some other templates to see what would work.
Zeke Goldsmith- Vancouver Canucks
Negatives: Those two little extra stripes at the top of the sleeve stripes just aren't working. Get rid of them and the sleeve stripes would be beautiful. Also, The logos on the home and away look different sizes.
Well folks that's all the concepts I have today. Don't forget to Vote and get your competition entries in. Have a good week and I'll see you guys next week.