June 29, 2014

Sunday: Lazy Jerseys

The winner of the COTW vote for June 16-22 was David K's Jokerit concept! 
Full Results
David K. - 4
S2dio - 3
Steven G. - 2
Kevin D. - 1

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The winner of the NHA ReDesign final vote was Christian L!

Full Results

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Christian's concept moves into the COTW vote for June 23-29. That vote is on now and you can see the nominees listed on the side of the page. Click that banner or go to the CONCEPT OF THE WEEK tab to see the concepts. Voting ends on Friday as always.

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There will be NO COMPETITION from now until July 12. That's when the 2014 HJC Open begins. It is strongly recommended that you use this time to come up with your 4 best concepts, ever. That's what it's going to take to win the HJC Open this year.

Before July 12 we will have a simple vote such as favourite logo or jersey. In the meantime, get brainstorming!

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Above you see a road Chicago Blackhawks jersey mock-up. If you can see what's wrong with it, congrats! If you think everything looks good then this is for you.

There are actually two things wrong with this mock-up. The major issue is that it's lazy. It's lazy to go to the jersey number images provided on the TEMPLATES page and just grab two numbers and a bunch of letters that are next to each other and slap them on a concept. The HJC readers will take you way more seriously if you put the EFFORT into actually placing a real name and number on your concepts.

The other thing wrong with this mock-up is the placement of the TV numbers. When you use a number between 10 and 19 the TV numbers won't appear centred in the same way that all other double digit TV numbers would appear. Because the 1 is thinner than other digits, the second number will be "cut" by the edge of the mock-up.

The mock-up below shows how TV numbers between 10 and 19 should be displayed on your concepts.

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We nearly had a tie with last week's vote, so this week we REALLY need more people to vote. It's nice and simple. All you have to do is send in your vote when you send in a concept.

COTW June 23-29 vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)

5 comments:

William Butala said...

The Glorious Thursday Master Race strikes again!

One think I'd like to mention, I know it's more realistic to have the 2-digit TV numbers shown on either side of the arm, it's also harder to accomplish for those that use programs like Paint. Plus it is easier to judge the style of the numbers if I can see one, full digit per arm. So I guess I'd say if you can pull off the more realistic TV numbers without sacrificing quality of the concept with stray pixels, poor outlines, etc, then go ahead. But I'd rather see the "lazy" TV numbers than no TV numbers or poorly designed TV numbers.

Taylor Roy said...

Since this is will be my first HJC open I would like to know if they're are some certain guidelines I must follow

Ryan said...

@Taylor: Info to come soon, but as long as it would be accepted as a normal concept on HJC then it would be acceptable for the HJC Open.

Taylor Roy said...

OK thanks Ryan

Dylan Wonka said...

I'm very excited for the Open. It will be my first time and I will finally have fuel to make concepts again.