Feels like time for another theme week to me. And for a trip down memory lane. Once again we resurrect dead pro hockey teams. Today, it's the PCHA's Seattle Metropolitans via Adam Hainsfurther. I particularly like how he's given each color its own distinct name — sort of the way the Blue Jackets did.
Following this original post, Adam has put together a revised version with a third jersey and some new logos.
Matt McElroy helps us celebrate a milestone today — 400 consecutive days with new concept art right here on Icethetics. His entry today into the Beer League Sunday series is the Buffalo Buffalo. You're welcome, western New York.
Prior to the 2012 NHL Winter Classic between the Flyers and Rangers — August 2011 to be more precise — Simon Stenstrom submitted this concept for the big outdoor matchup. Like me, Simons's a bit fan of the Lady Liberty logo — which I recently learned is still in use on the team's road practice jerseys, apparently. He also liked the Quakers concept that floated around a lot that year but preferred not to alter the Flyers' logo too much. It's a pretty solid look and just the kind of thing we like to see on a Winter Classic Weekend.
This week's Freak Out Friday is brought to us by Ryan Yuck, who takes us to the American Hockey League for a change. I'll let him explain why.
This is probably the weirdest jersey I have ever done. It's not pretty, however, I find it rather hilarious. Introducing... The Coconut Whale. My inspiration stems from the article you posted surrounding the Connecticut Whale franchise. Basically, at first glance I read, "Coconut" instead of "Connecticut". I thought to myself "what the f***?" until of course, I re-read the title of the article.
I thought it was a comical name for a team so I went along with it and made a concept. Call it a freak out, heck, call it a funny Beer League team. Whatever it is, this jersey will never see the light of day. Haha.
Orange. It's usually reserved just for the Flyers. But on Tuesday we saw how it could work for the Oilers. Today, Bastian Schmülling shows us what a sharp orange sweater could look like for the Anaheim Ducks. As orange Ducks jerseys go, I'm a big fan of this one. Am I alone there?
It's not often the Montreal Canadiens grace the Concepts page. Their uniforms are pretty much perfect — and the epitome of what every other NHL team strives for — so why bother? But if the Habs ever did want to change it up a bit without losing their identity, Dylan Alexander has a pair of jerseys that would fit the bill. Or so I say. What do you say?