Tuesday, March 7, 2017

World Baseball Cup Concept Dump

Hey guys. Some of you might remember this unfinished series. It was a long concept of if high profile international baseball was started in the 50s, and by this time it would be a massive event.

I did like 10 full recaps of the fake tournaments up to 1989, then stopped. The reason? I created my highly popular soccer template and it changed my whole view on templates, and since this was on my old one, and I had so many done for 1993 onwards, it would have been a bitch to remake.

Since then I learned illustrator and realized how truly hard I made it on myself without using clipping groups on the sleeve and stuff. Anyways, I've been looking at these concepts forever and wanting to post. I believe the document with all my plans are on my old laptop which crapped out and was replaced. So I think this series is dead.

But capitalizing on the WBC trend, I'm gonna show off some stuff. I'll post my event logos, then maybe some highlights for the uniforms. They're all designed to fit that era, and was one of my favorite projects ever.

1993 - South Korea
New super power Korea brought the game back to Asia

1997 - Florida 
This was pre-Rays hype for Tropicana Field, with games in Miami, Orlando, and Jacksonville

2001 - Latin America
A massive 4 country bid with Panama, Nicaragua, Colombia, and Venezuela hosting in their best stadium.

2005 - Taiwan
They had 4 stadiums new enough to host games, and would host for the first time

2009 - Caribbean
I believe the second time these two would host. A joint bid since they don't have the 4 stadiums they'd need individually.

2013 - California
LA, San Francisco, Anaheim, and San Diego.

So that's where we are now! Might do 2017 with Australia or Mexico. Who knows. Here is all of them together.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

NASCAR New Era Caps

Happy Daytona Day Weekend folks!

Had this idea a few nights ago. Monster took over the sponsorship for the Nascar Cup series, which is a great move to try and attract younger fans. You know what else would do? Make some sick caps.

I believe 2 years ago, or maybe last year, Fanatics and Nascar teamed up for basically a streamlined shopping center, replacing merch haulers. Fanatics is a great website with tons of gear for all sorts of sports.

Moving on, if you watch practice or anything where drivers are more relaxed, you'd see sponsor caps done by New Era, which is good because fitted caps are better made than floppier adjustable caps, and they just add to the billboards drivers are at the track. But what about fans? At the track a DOW hat would show you're an Austin Dillon fan, but away from it, you just look like you really like chemicals and plastics.

Doing research after the fact, there are some hats like the one below. I thought it was inevitable with the Monster sponsorship, but you don't see too many hats without crazy designs or the numbers being the main focus of the hat.

So what I did was make some caps designed a lot like baseball caps. Few base colors, a New Era logo, a league logo on the back, and of course sponsors because who am I kidding of course there would be.

Just because I know I didn't do everyone, I'm releasing the file for the hats above and my number font file I created. Feel free to make some of your own!


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Lee Carvallo's Putting Challenge

I've had an idea for a realistic golf game, but done with putt-putt. So I made some menus based on a 20 year old joke from The Simpsons because creating a video game is out of my reach.


Sunday, January 29, 2017

Premier League Number Concept

So the Premier League is halfway through a season with their new great bold branding. The numbers are the only thing that didn't change, which is weird because they still feature the old full body lion. I'm not sure what the point is but they have to be working on something for next year.

Couple of take aways from the branding is that there are two versions of the lion logo, which makes the mane of the lion the darker bit whether on light or dark. Theoretically it would be easy since there are 5 colors used, and each one really only works on either light OR dark kits.

Their branding features this big lightning bolt thing, which is featured here.

Making me want to try and use it in some way. So here is what I came up with below.

The bolt is  in the same position on every number, and would make it uniquely Premier League. Major  League Soccer has a stroke going across the number, so it was done in the same vain. Let me know what you guys think, and feel free to post your own if you want!

Quick little revision with thin numbers

Friday, January 27, 2017


I've noticed a lot of spikes in views on my concepts lately. Is that all google or do I have people checking back regularly?

Lemme know! I'll try and post more. Or follow my twitter @michaeldanger19

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Adidas NHL Pride Series - Colorado Avalanche

Colorado has one of the coolest flags. it just has gaudy primary colors. But you know, a lot of people say this series is ugly but I couldn't get that bad. I designed this like an actual alternate uniform. They started using the flag C on the shoulders, so it's really just a swap of the logos. The white band under the C is the same width as the sleeves and it's all cuffed off with the maroon.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Adidas NHL Pride Series - LA Kings

This was one I really envisioned when I created this series. LA's flag is kinda ugly with angled colors going red yellow and green. My idea would be to recreate that on a hockey jersey. With the Kings just using black and white, the colors could really pop. So i used those colors on the open ends of the jersey and the collar. Oh, and I brought back the BK king on the chest cause it's my series, dammit.