further adventures in Jed York being unsuited for his position
Logo Design+Grand Rapids Griffins+hockey uniforms+Gordie Howe
Okay-- so it's not exactly a secret that I'm a professional designer by trade. One of my specialties/interests is in branding and uniform design, about which I occasionally throw in my two cents around here.
With that being said, I've recently taken part in a design contest that may actually result in a legitimate application of my work if things go well. The only reason I'm letting you all know is that it pertains to your own AHL Grand Rapids Griffins. Since a lot of you are Red Wings fans, I'm assuming this might be of interest to you.
This whole thing actually takes place at another blog, Puckdrawn.com, which deals primarily in hockey jersey design and aesthetics. Basically the premise for this particular contest is to design an alternate look for the Griffins, and eventually the best work will be shown to the team's management as consideration for an actual on-ice jersey or uniform design.
I contributed three designs: the red, featuring my original Griffin mark on a Rbk Edge template; the white, featuring my alternate-as-main mark on the same template; and a 3rd, an idea of actually honoring Gordie Howe with a jersey designed in his own likeness (I wanted something REALLY different for the last).
In the past some of you have expressed interest in seeing more of my work. Well, you can all check it out here:
I'm happy with the logo. The uniforms are different, and you can argue that they're WAY too "Reebok," BUT keep in mind that one of the many people that would have to sign off on something like this is a Reebok guy, so I thought I'd play it up and do the best with their template.
So I welcome you all to check 'em out and let me know what you think, if only because I'm not a part of the local fan base. I'm really good about taking criticism, and welcome any and all comments. Wish me luck!
Oh, and no-- I never did finish the alternate Wolverine head from way back when.