Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Under Armour Football

So I was trying to find a football design cut that I made a long long time ago. I remembered exactly what I made it for, me redoing all of Under Armour's college teams. This was around the same time Nike was doing their Pro Combat series and template, so my thinking was a unified UA network of teams.

The thing is, I couldn't find any trace of this series on this blog. So here is a look at some old concepts that you may have never seen!






Saturday, August 16, 2014

CONCACAF Redux - Barbados

A lot of people couldn't wait until I did this team just because of the trident.

The trident needed to be the main feature of the crest, so I worked from there. I put it on a long shape with a banner running over it. The banner has shades adding depth to it. I did a big yellow stripe down the middle to match the flag, and added the year their FA was founded to kill the open space.

I really wanted to do a Philadelphia Union stripe look but it just didn't work. The number on the yellow was black but I had the other designs white so it could be seen on the blue. I had that kit set and then I played with the clash. I loved the faux hoops on the yellow kit(which I love cause t looks like Sweden) so I brought the hoops to the blue kit and thought it looked really good.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

CONCACAF Redux - Dominica

Dominica was pretty basic and done really quickly because the ideas came to me pretty fast.

The crest is a simple shield with the country's flag on it. The inner seal is replaced with DFA for the association's initials. The 10 stars around the crest match the 10 from the middle of the flag. 

The kits are pretty basic. I chose adidas with a green and black look. The stripes across the middle match the ones on the flag with, with some adidas details over top. The clash is pretty basic all white. I went with red because there isn't any on the home set. I did the traditional modern adidas looks that carry over from the other concepts I've done.

Monday, August 11, 2014

CONCACAF Redux - Montserrat

Montserrat is historically bad at international soccer, and I guarantee it's their lack of a good logo and kits.

So their logo was a fresh start. Their flag has a few shades of blue and green, so I decided to use them. There's no navy, but I thought that it really tied it together. I went with an Italian badge with some ribbons around it. The stripes are a nice design and the main feature is a harp, because there's one on the crest for their Irish heritage.

I went with Lotto because they were not being represented much in this series. I saw the Seattle Reign kits and absolutely loved them. It has a big Ajax style stripe down the middle. The entire uniform is navy and royal blue. The kits are green and white as an homage to the Irish heritage I mentioned earlier. I put navy accents on everything, with the idea in mind that the kits are interchangeable.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

CONCACAF Redux - Belize

Hey I've been to this country!

The logo was just a rounded pentagon, something used in a lot of logos, but none in this project. It seems pretty generic, but I put some drop shadow to add some depth to it. The rounded font was used because everything about this crest is round.

I had the idea for Belize kits for a few weeks. I love the French kits, especially the colors. I could do the same thing here. Blue/White/Red on the home, hoping to establish some kind of brand. I didn't want to do a white clash jersey, so I did red with pinstripes. Pretty basic, but I was going for a clean look.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

CONCACAF Redux - St. Kitts and Nevis

I wanted to give these guys a completely new and bad ass look. Their flag was really neat, and I wanted to use it for sure. I put the flag in a crest shape, put a banner underneath it. The main feature is a ball with wings in the middle. The wings come from the pelican on the current crest, and coat of arms of the country.

I just had trouble incorporating 4 prominent colors into the jerseys. What I did was take a few cues from the Ghana team. All red on one, all white on the other. I went red on the home. I put a collar detail that is new for the puma templates, and sublimated very small is stripes running across. There, they are broken up by two stars to match the stars on the flag. you can see it better in the crest preview circle.

Monday, August 4, 2014

CONCACAF Redux - Puerto Rico

Next is El Hurican!

So I thought that Puerto Rico could completely run the vertical candy cane look for CONCACAF. It would match their flag, and be unique in between all the solid reds and greens in the federation. That was my first plan. I matched the stripes on the crest. The center of the crest is Puerto Rico and the year the Federation was founded around a soccer ball with a star shaped pattern because of the flag.

I mentioned the kits before, but I balanced it all with blue cuffs, numbers, and pants. I had to do hooped socks though, because it just felt right. The clash could've been anything. I didn't want to just throw in a blue one, so I decided orange. There wasn't any orange in CONCACAF to this point, and the Puerto Rico Islanders rocked a similar look when they played in the NASL. Something new and different!