Sunday, November 21, 2010

NFL Pro Combat 2

Next 4!

The Steel Curtain. A nickname for the defensive dynasty of the 1970s in Pittsburgh. A 4 championship decade, which is finally coming back. 2 championships in 5 years led by the strong defensive stylings of Polamalu and Harrison the Steel Curtain is back. Gradients added to the current uniform add a modern twist on an ageless jersey. The logo features new colors on the diamonds, which match the colors used by the team.

Titletown USA, a NFL record 12 championships belong to Green Bay. The classic look stays on the new Pro Combat. The current sleeve stripes on the sleeves to keep the history. A classy look for the most storied NFL franchise. Led by a cavalcade of young stars like Aaron Rodgers, and Clay Mathews the Green Bay Packers look to add to their title collection.

The Falcons have a mix of young and old leading their team to a lead in the NFC South. A name thrownback to Jamal Anderson's touchdown celebration which has been a part of the Falcons since the 90s. A modern look like the jersey of the new decade, the jersey is sleek like the logo, and team. Matching pants add to the feel of modern team. The connection of Roddy White, and Matt Ryan keep this team dirty.

Since the move from Houston in 1999, the Titans have had the same uniform design. A stripe thatruns from the arm hole to the neck hole over the shoulder. As this team moves forward, making history now, they have a chance to keep a classy jersey. Updated with white and red piping between the navy and light blue. A modern style for a modern team.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

NFL Pro Combat 1

Hi. I'm going on a cruise, so I thought I might as well post what I have so far.

A lot of people are doing this, but I wanted to be different. I wanted to do something Nike would actually probably do. A lot of people are making crazy concepts and stuff with no flow(mbannon's are sweet though). I looked and studied the new pro combats, found what works for teams, maybe went with history, or did something future like. I wanted a set up like nike would have, and similar fonts and stuff. Basically, I tried making things realistic.

Here are the first 8

Oh, and the descriptions of them are in the style of procombat. Go here, and click any of the teams. Thought it was a nice touch.

The bucs are a young team, the youngest in the NFL. I could've gone throwback, but I didn't. Fire them cannons is a phrase said a lot in the area, referring to the cannons on the Pirate ship in the northeast endzone. When the Bucs score, or are in the red zone, the cannons go off. That is why I did cannonball pewter and red on this concept. The red is the main color, with pewter helmets, sleeves, and pants. Black runs under each arm, and above each arm. The numbers are the same font as the script, and the practice jersey. Josh Freeman and this young team will be firing them cannons for years to come.

The Bears of the 1940s were nicknamed the Monsters of the Midway. The Monsters won 4 championships in the 40s, just winning 2 since 1946. This is a throwback to those days. Chicago has come out with new throwbacks this season based on the uniforms from the 40s. These uniforms are the same, but with the stripes on the sleeves a la Oregon State. Jay Cutler, and strong defense are leading this team to a winning record, in becoming the new Monsters of the Midway.

The Chargers started playing football in the 60s in the old American Football League. Most of the years following, the home jersey has been light blue. A throwback with modern twists came into play here. A baby blue color, with shoulder designs like the current. The helmet has lightning bolts, with numbers underneath, like the Chargers of old. One of the highest energy offences in the league are truly, Super Chargers.

Don't mess with Texas. A phrase that lives with any Texan. The Houston Texans have a new culture, one that has the ability to be in any game, no matter who it is against. The Texans beat the Colts in game 1 of the season, knocking off the defending AFC champion who was highly favored. This Texans jersey have a Texas feel with the flag on each shoulder when looking at the front. Modern pants, and off color sleeves go along. The roads use a white helmet based on the prototype helmet used before the team played its first game. A group of high draft picks make up this well rounded team, which no one will be taking lightly anymore.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Big East Lacrosse Project

So the idea behind this is making a full on conference for major conferences in the sport of lacrosse. The ACC and Big East both were counted as "D1 Independents" on the NCAA Lacrosse final rankings from last season. The Big East had 7 teams in a mini conference, but thats not what I'm going for! I'm aiming for like 12.

Imagine a full on NCAA lacrosse sport, with all the teams and conferences. Here are the top 4 actual lacrosse teams in the Big East.

1. Syracuse
I went with what the basketball team made work. Blocks that went in order on the pants. I did that, but added it to the sleeves. Simple script and font on the front, and I added some piping for nike, and it felt like it needed something up front.

2. Georgetown
I searched "Georgetown lacrosse", and they had some jerseys which apparently had a sublimated pattern like what you see below. I deiced that would look best. The helmets are grey, just to add some variation from the navy.

3. Notre Dame
It's not really that easy to make a new Notre Dame design. The team is adidas, and they have practice football jerseys similar to this. I matched the stripe color on the way down. Them old gold helmets were also a must on this. I did put some green in it with a sleeve logo.

4. Villanova
The basketball team had some jerseys that had one color on one side, and one on the other. Kinda like so. I wanted that motif, without straying from the original plan. I decided to do a white helmet instead of a navy one. It just balanced things out on the blue top set. If you match the pants with the helmet on football, hockey, lacrosse, or anything, it will have a nice balance and look better.

Rutgers, St. Johns, and Providence are the next couple for sure. Then I can do some new schools! woooo!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Utah Jazz

Hey guys.

Say I who saw the new Jazz set, and was all like WUT. But now like it. Just me? moving on.

I LOVE the colors, but that retro logo is lacking. There is a way to look both modern and retro, like what I went for. The primary is the same, but I used a snowflake/beehive logo back from the Malone/Stockton days. The jerseys I made have the 3 colors on each collar, and waist band. A la the navy and light blue set, I had piping running down, with no filler. I felt that it would look weird with the cuffs. The jerseys now use the Jazz script on the logo, and have 3 outlines to match the stripes. On the court, I wanted to try a two tone, and felt this one looked pretty good.

So yeah, comment

Monday, November 1, 2010

Golden State Warriors

Hey guys. I felt obligated to do some NBA Concepts. I did a Grizzlies one, but it's OKAY. I'll probably fix it later.

ANYWHO. I don't really like the Warriors' "new" set. To an extent, retro works. I like the colors a lot, but prefer the previous primary logo. I changed the logo to have no gradients, which was a killer. I limited it to 3 colors, blue, yellow, and a lighter blue. I went with a Raptors style jersey. I think theyre actually pretty cool, and different. I did include the current primary on the shorts, because compared to the other logos, this is the best. I also did a court concept fer you guys.

I'll do some more soon, but comment for now!