Concept: Calgary Flames Jersey

A few months ago when I heard the Calgary Flames were going to be introducing a new third jersey, I decided to take a crack at designing one. Now, I am by no means a professional designer, but working in post-production you often have to do some design work so I thought it would be fun to take a crack a jersey..

I mocked something up and sent it along to Icethetics, the awesome hockey jersey design blog, and didn't think much of it. Somehow I missed when it was posted back at the beginning of October, but was happy to see it was met with some very nice comments.

Here is the design:

The general idea with these was to merge the two fan-favourtie designs; that of the 1980's home jersey and that of the 2004 Stanley Cup run. The most interesting part of the concept for me was the logo. By changing the colour pattern, the contrast gives the logo a nice sharpness while retaining the retro colouring scheme. I've never been a huge fan of the yellow in the jersey, so I limited it to an accent, rather than a primary colour.

Big thanks to Icethetics for posting my concept, and to everyone who left a comment. I am glad it got some positive feedback!

Be sure to check out Icethetics, and follow on Twitter: @Icethetics



UPDATE 2013/05/28 - Well I didn't make it to the finals, but I just wanted to say thank you for everyone who voted for my video. It was a fun contest to be part of. Congrats to the five finalists! You can follow the rest of the contest here: http://exposure-contest.ca

Original post follows:

It was little over three weeks ago that I came across a posting on a Facebook page about an editing contest. "Editing contest?" I thought to myself. "I am an editor, and I enjoy contests. Mayhaps I should investigate this further."

The Exposure Editing Contest has a simple premise - they shot a music video for a band, put the footage online, and let editors from all over the world download it and put together their own version of the music video in hopes that their edit be chosen and granted the "official music video" title.

Needless to say, I couldn't resist.

The best part? That band is question is Dear Rouge, and the song "Thinking About You" is pretty darn fantastic. (Both their EP's are great. Check them out at the end of this post.)

So, after an all night edit session — or as I like to call them, "the best kind of edit session" — I was finished with my edit and I promptly uploaded it to the contest. Here it is:

Which brings us to now - the contest part.

The top 3 vote-getters in the contest make it to the finals, along with 2 wildcard selections chosen by the band. Right now my video sits in ninth, so I need your help.

There are two ways you can vote:

1) You can click this link: exposure-contest.ca/vote/11/

2) If you have a Vimeo account (or feel inclined to make one) you can click the little heart icon in the top right of the video player to "like" the video. This counts as a vote.

And if you really like the video, you can do both!

Voting closes this Sunday, May 26th, at 11:59:59pm. That means only four more days to get those votes in!

Find out more about the Exposure Contest

Check out everything Dear Rouge

And follow them on Twitter: @ExposureContest@DearRouge