Saturday, August 9, 2008

Make Your Own Jerseys

A reader named Mike recently brought to my attention a cool service that I'm sure would be of interest to the rest of you here at Icethetics. A company named Athletic Knit, which specializes in custom sports jerseys, has a special feature on their web site that allows you build your own custom jerseys. For those of you lacking the more creative Photoshop abilities but wanting to express your ideas for concept jerseys, this could serve as quite a useful tool.

Click here to visit their web site and see the graphic below for where to access the Online Customizer feature.

So naturally, using this feature, Mike tried his hand at all 30 NHL clubs and came up with his own concept third jerseys. I've split them into two sets for your viewing pleasure.

Very unique look for Anaheim. Everything else looks pretty tame. (Maybe Detroit and St. Louis are a little funky.)

Colorado and Washington. I'm just shaking my head. Got some odd striping for Columbus. Odd colors for that particular Vancouver logo. But I'm a fan of Tampa Bay so I can rest easy.

And because lately we can't seem to get enough of the Dallas Stars, here's a concept design that was sent in recently.

There are sweaters to go with these logos as well.

Interesting take on the Texas team.

Now feel free to spend the rest of your weekend at Athletic Knit cluttering up my inbox.

By the way, logo finalists for the IHA Northeast coming tomorrow. And boy, is it a doozy (I mean that both good and bad). You'll be stunned by what folks came up with for the Rouge, Capitals and especially Glacier. The Bears and Royals, not so much. Mainly the Royals. If anybody feels like cracking out an awesome logo for that team tonight, I'd be eternally grateful.

IHA Atlantic Final Logos

Almost four weeks ago we began Project: IHA and as we continue unveiling teams and logo finalists, we're now beginning the process of revealing the final logos for each team. Thanks go out to all of the amazing designers who had a hand in this.

Below are the final logos for the Atlantic Division. Each team has a primary logo as selected by the voters at Icethetics and a secondary logo from the artist's original set. I'm not posting wordmarks because not all of the winning logo sets included wordmarks.

Atlanta Fire
Designer: Ross

New York Americans
Designer: Sigma Kappa

Philadelphia Titans
Designer: Andrew

Pittsburgh Miners
Designer: Andrew

Washington Stars

Just to clarify once again, your votes determined the primary logos. The secondary logos are basically the other logo from the designer's set. The only exception being the Stars as these logos were submitted singularly. In other words, I made an executive decision on the secondary logo based on comments written on the poll post.

Congratulations to all the designers! These logos will be submitted for use in the IHA online fantasy league. If any of you would like your credit changed, let me know.

By the way, as a special bonus I have a couple of late submissions for the Titans and Stars that couldn't be included in voting. Wanted to share them with you.

If you guys have any questions, email me or ask in the comments. I'll be happy to answer.

New Logos For 'Yotes, Bruins, Sabres

I saw a reader posted links to images of new logos for the Coyotes, Bruins and Sabres and figured I'd post them for everyone to see. (Also, it will serve as a backup in case the original images disappear at some point.)

I'm not worried so much about crediting the original person who got these graphics considering they probably shouldn't have had them in the first place. But this is the internet. What can you do?

We can start with Phoenix. First, we've got a better shot of the alleged third jersey logo I first posted last week.

It's an amazing looking logo. Let's hope the sweater design can live up to it. There's also what may be a secondary logo for the alternate jersey along with a brand new wordmark.

Nothing bad to say about either of those.

The Bruins have a new wordmark as well.

Very cool. And we've got a bit of a better look at the vintage logo the Sabres will wear on their thirds.

Thanks to Resist The Machine for finding all of those. If you guys come across anything else, email me and we'll let the world know.