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.

Seattle Supersonics Throwback

Seattle Supersonics Throwback

Day thirty one of #maymadness, and it’s the Seattle Supersonics.

Went for a retro throwback inspired by these 1967 Sonics jerseys for something a little different. The script wordmark is a little rough, but finding a high quality copy of it seemed near impossible. That said the roughness kind of suits the throwback.

And with that ‘may madness’ is done, 31 concepts in 31 days.

Washington Wizards Alternate

Washington Wizards Alternate

Day thirty of #maymadness, and it’s the Washington Wizards.

I’ve used these “wonderful” mid-2000s gold alternate jerseys as the inspiration for my Wizards concept.

Also managed to make it all the way to day 30 before I ended up with a concept with mis-matched jersey and shorts – and even then it’s only because that’s what the old gold set had.

One day to go.

Utah Jazz Alternate

Utah Jazz Alternate

Day twenty nine of #maymadness, and it’s the Utah Jazz.

I actually kinda like – sleeves aside – the new warmup-shirt inspired alt that the Jazz recently unveiled. I started out just doing a white, sleeveless, version of that new alt jersey, but felt I should try something else…

Not entirely sure I like the final result, but it is what it is. Overlapping the logo and number with the stripes was probably a bit much, and does make it a bit “top heavy”. In truth, I probably should have stuck with my original idea and just done a straight white version of the new alt instead. Oh well.

Toronto Raptors Away

Toronto Raptors Away

Day twenty eight of #maymadness, and it’s the Toronto Raptors.

While the Raptors current brand is passable, it is a little bland – there is sufficient evidence at hand that suggests this is directly related to letting rappers screw around with your branding… *cough* Brooklyn *cough*.

A splash of purple from the Raptors original palette sorts some of that ‘blandness’ out. I played around with the idea of some jagged pinstripes inspired by their original away jerseys, but it made everything a little busy, so I took them back out again.

Dean Robinson

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