I really don’t like some of the new RBK Edge hockey jerseys currently being used, so I decided to create my own versions to fix them, rather than change them completely.
EDMONTON OILERS RE-DESIGN
Take the Edmonton Oilers, for instance. They decided to throw out their heritage and tradition completely and go with the new trendy “Edge” design, ala vertical piping. I HATE THIS DESIGN! Hockey jerseys are not meant to be vertical, horizontal stripes are traditional because they are strong and powerful. Not only that, the Captain “C” and Assistant “A” on the front overlap the vertical piping and looks hideous. And those arm bands… don’t even get me started… did they not have enough fabric to put them all the way around the arms!?
So I went back to something the Oilers built on for years, but with a few tweaks. The old 80′s jersey had quite a lot of orange in them so I toned that down and added white numbering instead and no orange on the end of the sleeves. I also opted out of using the red color they’ve had the last number of years to give a more bold blue/orange/white jersey. Overall, this jersey would look great on the tv and at a distance.
Now as for the Kings, I have never liked their new Crown logo. It feels weak and fragile (much like their current team). I like the purple/silver/black color combination so I kept that… however I did not use Purple in the logo, just the jersey color. I have always been a fan of the “Gretzky” Era logo so I just wanted to update it using the new workmark. I’ve updated the crown a bit as well. I don’t like how detailed and 3D the new crown looks, plus its a lot smaller. I did not use the “Kings” streak effect since the font is stylized enough on its own and would detract from the design. It’s understandable some people don’t like this logo because of its resemblance to Chevy but I feel the original was a solid design.4 Comments