Perth Glory Heritage

Perth Glory Heritage

Ok, so this is more “Heritage-inspired” than a straight clone of the original 1996 kit, but I just couldn’t bring myself to include the awkwardly positioned orange starburst – I tried a few different options, but none of them worked, so I stripped it out to keep things clean and simple.

The stripes are composed of a number of thinner stripes, not entirely sure if thats what the original kit had or not as I couldn’t find a source image that was high enough resolution for me to inspect.

Perth Glory Away

Perth Glory Away

A look at what the new Perth Glory kit would look like in the more usual purple and white (rather than the WA gold/black combo).

Essentially this is a direct mirror of the home kit concept I posted a couple of days ago, and could easily serve as a third option alongside a purple/white home kit and the gold/black away kit.

Perth Glory Home

Perth Glory Home

A guess at what the 2016/17 Perth Glory home kit might look like based on their already revealed away kit.

Not 100% sold on the idea of the halftone gradient stripes, goes against both my “simpler is better”, and “say no to gradients” preferences, although having the stripes limited to the bottom half to the jersey do reduce my angst ever so slightly.

Melbourne City FC Third

Melbourne City FC Third

A quick Melbourne City third kit concept to go along with the home and away kits I posted last week. A dark-grey/near-black with bright trim and details. The treatment applied to the logos and trim is inspired by the iridescent detailing on PSG’s new 2016/17 third kit – the effect itself isn’t particular easy to replicate in a ‘flat’ graphic.

Melbourne City FC Away

Melbourne City FC Away

For the first time since City Football Group took over, Melbourne City FC have abandoned the old Melbourne Heart red and white stripes as their away kit. Their new alternative is, umm, not great. Sure, I can see what they were trying to do, but it has just turned into a bad impression of Galatasaray’s (quite nice) new kit. If it had been a proper 50/50 red/white split closer to what Galatasaray actually have, then it would probably get a pass … but it isn’t.

They really should have just stuck with the traditional red and white stripes – it works just fine for Athletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao – and would have continued to work just fine for Melbourne as well. I’ve given it some ‘city’ blue trim (linking it back to my home concept), and paired it with red shorts and socks to make sure it serves as a ‘dark’ alternative to the predominantly white home kit.

Melbourne City FC Home

Melbourne City FC Home

Melbourne City can’t wear the the same all-blue home kit as their parent club due to Sydney FC’s view that they own the sky-blue colour (or maybe it’s just insecurity over their own brand, I don’t know). Anyway, since City Football Group took over they’ve been wearing a predominantly white home kit – originally one based on an old Manchester City third kit, and now for the 2016-17 season an all-white kit with ‘city’ blue sleeves.

However I think it still needs more blue – regardless of how Sydney FC feel about it – using the gradienty-stripey style that Nike is using as their global third kit template for 2016-17, I’ve applied sit using ‘city’ blue and white, paired with white shorts and sock it is still a predominantly white kit, but gives Melbourne a little more colour. I’ve thrown in some red trim, both as a nod to the club’s “Heart” history and as an additional element to distance it from Sydney FC’s all-blue kit.

Newcastle Jets Away Kit Newcastle Jets Away Kit

Newcastle Jets Away Kit

For my Newcastle Jets away concept I’ve used the same general 50/50 split design as my home concept, and applied the Jets current green/brown away colour scheme to it. I’m a big fan of their away colours, especially the sash version they used when they first introduced the colours a couple of year ago.

Like the Jets home kit, their away kit also suffered from an awful attempted use of gradients. If you take the gradient edges off of those stripes (and shrink the sponsors logo a bit) last years away kit would have looked terrific.

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Newcastle Jets Home Kit Newcastle Jets Home Kit

Newcastle Jets Home Kit

A couple of significant deviations away from the usual Newcastle Jets kit, I’ve swapped the red and blue stripes for a 50/50 split design heavily inspired by the kits worn by Galatasaray in recent years. The second big changed is that I’ve dropped all the metallic gold accents and used yellow instead – which may not be a popular change.

I prefer how the yellow looks when compared to the gold, largely because in the wrong light, or if poorly applied to the design the gold can turn out as a weird tan/khaki/brown colour which isn’t so nice. I’m also a fan of how the blue/red/yellow combo looks on Barcelona’s kit, I even contemplated using the darker shades of red and blue on this design.

I’ve also recoloured the Jets logo slightly to incorporate the yellow – I’ll post a better look at the recolour later on.

At this point, anything would be an upgrade over the atrocious gradient stripes they wore last season – which also happens to include a good example of where the gold doesn’t look gold.

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Brisbane Roar Third Kit Brisbane Roar Third Kit

Brisbane Roar Third Kit

For my Brisbane Roar third kit, I’ve gone head-to-toe black with orange logos and striping, the subtle diagonal pinstripes are there as well to tie it back to the home and away kits.

The Roar went with a charcoal/block combo for their actual third kit, but I think it would have been better all black or all charcoal, mixing the two seems a little lazy on their part.

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Dean Robinson

I'm Dean Robinson and third. is a creative outlet combining two of my favourite things – sport and design.