Hi there. If you’re new here, welcome, it’s great to have you. If you’re returning, well hey again! Sometimes it’s nice to get away from all the stressful discussions like ugh the election, or ugh the Capitals’ salary cap issues. Today, we will relax a bit by looking at a jersey concept for the Washington Capitals. In fact, we will look at a home and away set for the Capitals. The kicker? I designed them: Designer extraordinaire. Yes, it’s true. I made them. The same guy who made most of your favourite Chirpin’ DMV logos. It’s all been me, the world’s greatest designer. Nothing can stop me when I open up Photoshop or Illustrator. The world becomes mine.
Anyway, let’s take a look at the concepts and I will explain some design choices I made.
One thing I need to acknowledge right away: Yes, they are Reebok jerseys and not the new Adidas ones. I am not gonna drop 70 bones Canadian on SportsTemplate.net for an Adidas template. I will stick with these and you can imagine what they’d look like on an Adidas. Use your heads.
The biggest difference here is the logo. I went with the Weagle because it’s about time that thing was used. It is an unreal logo and shouldn’t be restricted to just the shoulder. Speaking of the shoulder, we have the Capitals’ 2015 Winter Classic logo, just without the word, “Capitals” across it. That is because that W with the three stars on it just looks so sick and I want Washington to keep that logo in their organization.
Secondly, the striping. My thought process here was that the two stripes with stars running above it look like the Washington, D.C. flag.
Obviously, I didn’t leave the stars and stripes just red because that wouldn’t make sense for a red, blue and white team with a red primary jersey. So, I just changed the colours but kept the pattern to pay an homage to the flag of the city they play in.
Not to mention, stars being on a Capitals’ jersey is essentially…well, essential. There are few jerseys in the franchise’s history that don’t have stars somewhere on them. What can I say, I am a man of tradition.
Finally, for the font, I went with the same font the Capitals use on their current jerseys because, well; I think it looks good. I also think it has become a bit iconic in D.C. thanks to the number “8” being plastered all over the place. I figured if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it with the font.
Just to make it clear, I don’t hate the Capitals’ current jerseys. I actually think they’re kinda nice and unique. They are also iconic because Ovi has buried like 80 million goals and lifted the Stanley Cup while wearing them, so they will always have a special place in our hearts. Sometimes, though, they just don’t look good.
Like in this photo, for instance. The blue looks so God damn bright for navy. Plus, the logo just looks oddly stitched on there. Maybe I’m reaching, but all I know is some photos of the jersey, like this, have bugged me ever since Adidas took over jerseys. They just look cheaper to me, I don’t know, maybe I’m crazy. Maybe it’s time to make a switch.
If they don’t, I don’t really care I still like their jerseys. But wouldn’t it be cool for me if I said I designed their jerseys? Doesn’t everyone want me to be happy? Because if not, you’re selfish.