26 June 2017

Bisons in a Winter Classic

At the request of a manager at one of my places of employment, I created a set of what that would be. One of which could also be used at the 2018 Winter Classic. I subsequently entered it for the 2017 HJC Open tournament round robin stage.

Also, I have been working on those new Adidas templates, and it will prominently feature the most appropriate team, Vegas, for my first time use. But this set before that and the results of the HJC Ope precede.


20 June 2017

Tonight's the Night, Tomorrow's the Day

As has been highly anticipated, the NHL and Adidas will fully reveal the brand new uniforms for each of the thirty-one teams while the Expansion Draft will be officially finalized by tomorrow. while I intend to absorb the most up to date Adidas template in full. I put together my Vegas Golden Knights as per the rules of the expansion draft. Courtesy of our friends at Cap Friendly, you can do so too if you wanted - the hard work is done for you and you can go ahead and choose your players. You can view my compilation below.

I tried to find value buys mixed in with veterans and salary cap eaters. As it worked out, the team would have just over eight million dollars to work with for post-entry draft trades and free-agent pickups, pending potential trades of players picked up in said expansion draft. There was special consideration to balance primary atatcking positions at five per (six at left wing) with two more attackers and defensemen than the requirement. But the entry draft in and of itself could turn this team upside down in just a matter of days unlike the results of past expansion drafts. Only the short time left will tell.


18 June 2017

Another MBD Alt Look

Welcome back to BNG as the final installment of the Mount Buller series has arrived. I present the "Bloody Mary/Murder" jumper. Another plain set, but going on the Demons name seemed to be under thought of by the clubs previous designers. If you look closely enough at what I did to alter the logo from the original, there is red where there would have normally be blue (black). However, to drive home the point of the logo selection, I filled those negative spaces into blood and voila.

Then again, It would be ironic if the Blood Rule would come into effect. If a player is bleeding injured without visible traces other than the red part of the jumper before it becomes oxygenated substantially, would the blood rule be able to be called?  It would be an interesting scenario if it ever presented itself. I hope you have found intrigue in the new footy/basketball template if anything at all. This series was merely out of a request that turned into possibility.


17 June 2017

The Other MBD Alt Look

I would discuss the actual alternate, however we defined in the primary of the series it is merely a heritage Melbourne jumper. And with that,we have another variant of the accustomed wide v but with another hockey inspired alternate - this from the Calgary Flames horse head jersey.

Again, rather plain and traditional from the jumper itself without the logo and sponsors, but it also was up for introduction. I knew it would not have the same effect as that of a hockey sweater but wanted to give it a go anyway. Meanwhile, one more tomorrow to round up.


16 June 2017

The Other MBD Road Look

Hi there - take a look into the road uniform that kind of wasn't in the continuing Mount Buller series. Here we have the facing front partial version of the logo. Instead of just plain white, I decided to use the mountain ridge/eyebrow of the skull as a sublimation with the negative space on the skull of the eyes and nose as the primary design feature. Aside from that, it is actually a very basic kit.

I didn't want to go to far out as the logo already somewhat does that. In place of the founding year on the top of the back are the clubs official initials. Sponsors are as you were from the rest and upcoming. Nothing spectacular, but when you have several jumpers for one team, you can only go with a limited amount, so this was the road that got scrapped.


15 June 2017


Alright friends, it’s that time of year again - the day after game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals. So we've discovered the champions of the NHL. While the hockey world may dread the day after, it is not the end of the hockey season here at BNG. The name and logo of this hall-of-fame was changed last year to reflect the introduction of uniforms. Thus it has been expanded for this year and now includes other sports beyond hockey. I am pleased to introduce that as previously announced, we are going to open up different wings of this hall. The first of those will be in two months. August 15 will be the induction date which means I will need the nominees in by July 20. Accepted nominees will then be eligible for three weeks to be voted upon before polls close.

This year, no jersey was even nominated other than those on the ballot already. However, with more jerseys up for nomination, others currently on the ballot will now be subject to a new stipulation. Beyond seven years, a jersey will be taken off the nominee ballot for three years until it can be revisited, and like a parole hearing will only reappear after a certain number of years (three in this case). This means the six remaining may only be on the ballot for next year or they will not be eligible for three years and will so be documented as such. Now to the fun portion of the program... One jersey nominee did get removed from that list to bring it to six.

Our Buffalo Nickel Graphics Alternate Jersey Hall of Fame Class of 2017 will include the following NHL uniform: the Florida Panthers navy alternate from the 1998/99 through 2002/03 seasons. In 2003, this Florida Panthers jersey was promoted to become the full-time home choice, with the exception of the stick being removed from the logo to accommodate the home whites. The former road reds then had the stick added to the crest to signify it as the alternate. In its final season, the nameplate went from arched to straight before the Reebok changeover introducing the "Bettman stripes" to replace the diagonals. For the 2005/06 season, the names on the back of the entire set were straightened from being previously arched. That version of that navy would last just one more season with the introduction of Reebok's new uniforms league-wide. No matter the logo, this jersey shows that both preferences can change and also that any strong uniform can get promoted to the big time.

That brings the AJHof's total to 19 inductees. once the August induction is announced, they will be found here and will further on be inducted as normally scheduled. Be sure to check back on the Halls of Fame tab for updates on the Logo Hall of Fame as well as next year's AJHoF nominees. We look forward to maintaining that page with this year's changes.


14 June 2017

The Other MBD Home Look

Hi all, here is the third installment of the Mount Buller series. it was the second option I had planned for this club. Compared to the preferred choice, this is half and half with a sublimated logo and navy instead of red shorts.

I had wanted to have an option to play on the traditional kit that I planned to use as an alternate and turn it into one of those with a couple of chevrons separating the two "halves" but it turned out to look like it was just further down with just one white chevron. It was the more traditional and probably safer approach of the two.


13 June 2017

The MBD Home Look

Welcome to our continuing coverage of Mt. Buller Demons Football Club FFC. Hope everyone has been somewhat curious of the previous post regarding the MBDFFC. Since this is the first individual jumper to feature, I will provide some background into what's going on here that wasn't covered in the original.

As is understood of the club, it is one of the original two franchises left in the SFA, which established in 2001. Target and Virgin have been running gags as sponsors, to which I gave a new one in Red Bull. However, the sleeves make the jumpers look a little like gymnastics uniforms, but you don't see long sleeves for most matches in the first place so it would really be a non-issue. That sums up this one, basic. For more, keep checking in throughout the coming week for the rest of the set.


12 June 2017

THE Mount Buller Demons

Every now and again you may have found me putting something up for the Coney Island Warriors for a fantasy Aussie rules banter-based league now and again. Well one of the other teams in this league is looking for a rebrand. I decided to put in my two cents. While the league is much like high school sports where many teams use logos from preexisting pro/semipro/amateur clubs, I so did the same by introducing a variant of the Casper Ghosts logo of Minor League Baseball (The Pioneer League, I think). Thus, I came up with several renderings. then I realized I didn't have the most up to date logo for the league to put on the uniforms, so I updated and reposted to this forum inquiry on Big Footy individually. Here were the initial results with the individuals to follow in later posts.

Also, you may have noticed the prospective July 2017 version of the presentation template. I was testing it on this Big Footy forum just for the optics. I liked the diamonds, but it was a faded look. I know I didn't use it too much, but unique was what I was going for... You might recognize the home and road as the Vancouver Canucks original alternate and Washington Capitals home and road all from the 90s. These come as polar opposite to the alternate traditional looking Melbourne Demons (AFL) heritage jumper. The checkmark design itself is not foreign to the AFL team in Melbourne, who used checks in previous clash jumpers. The team from Mount Buller in the Sweet FA (SFA, of Big Footy) has had a similar jumper to the alternate previously - see the link to the thread above. This is also using the most recent of my footy jumper/basketball template adapted for sleeves given the socks are still a work in progress better than their original form. I will have that up sooner or later, but it was originally based on Fernando Moreno's (S2dio) hockey template which I traced in part and made alterations to and (eventually) ditched the shading effects.


11 June 2017

Opening the Open Again

Greetings to you near and far. On Friday we saw the logo phase of this year's HJC Open draw to a close to be put up for vote. I did put in a submission for it this year and turned out something like this:

I discovered that, not having seen anyone else's entries until after I submitted mine, that someone else also went with the style of banner I used. Bummer! But this is a traditional look for me based on last years submissions. I had wanted to create a look similar to that of what the MLS uses, but could come up with a hybrid at best. But the most innovative one I saw was submitted at the same time as me in which it is basically a neon light "open" sign variant. Neat-o keen-o. Get ready to look forward to the days ahead for a series.


05 June 2017

Testing, 1, 2, 3...

Greetings sports fans! So we've seen a lot of the modified Aussie rules jumper template recently and wanted to go back to it very quickly. You may remember my initial go at it from between Thanksgiving 2015 and the beginning of last year. Well I (finally) got back to it and made alterations. The next step will be to continue fixing the socks and try adding different manufacturers collars (Nike, Adidas, Puma, etc...). In the short, I used the Arizona Coyotes as a sample for the template before I thought of adding sleeves to the template.

I took my desertscape recreation and applied it here but with rows of the alternate logo fading the closer it gets to the top of the jumper. I also wished to ad the crest from the old alternate into the desertscape to add to the back underneath where the sponsor would go as well as provide a logo above the chest sponsor on the front. The change was that you can no longer see inside the cuffs on the front view of the template. In the Mt. Buller samples, I made the shorts less baggy and had the jumper look more slim on the sides in addition to adding sleeves. The sleeves in that case also doubled to replace the socks that are still under remodeling. All in all it was a success full start to improving the template on the whole.

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