Besides my love for design my other passion is NHL hockey, specifically the Vancouver Canucks. Since my primary years at school I’ve been a fan, and as of recently I’ve been thinking about the new uniforms that can be made thanks to Adidas taking over starting for next season. Currently the Canucks colours in my humble opinion vastly resembles the Toronto Maple Leafs colour scheme a bit too much. So my suggestion is to darken the blues and brighten the green to contrast the midnight blue, along with adding some tactical lines on the arms for some strength and add a modern look to the ol’ uniform, also I got rid of the ‘VANCOUVER’ arced text on the logo, yes it’s time to get rid of the text as most should know about our beloved Vancouver, BC by now – at least in the NHL world. Here is what it would look like on a Bo Horvat picture. I also added some green around the logo to continue on with some more green touches to the uniform overall.
The eternal battle of print vs digital in the marketing/communications/graphic design world. In my ever so humble opinion print will never go away, it’s a key tactic as one doesn’t need battery power to read and enjoy it’s content. The print world is having to adjust to the digital domain, but in any case everything will need a print job eventually, from product packaging for all of our devices we use in our daily life, signage we see everywhere, people still love using calendars on their walls, a quick business card with your website/email is always handy on the run as people forget your website link. In any event I thought I’d write a quick blurb about this as I design almost 50/50 now for print and digital works, but today in my actual real mailbox I received a nice surprise a giant folded poster for RGD Designers Think 2017 Vancouver, designthinkers.com for their upcoming conference. Suffice it to say I thought this was brilliant, and a nice change of pace from the email blast type invites – where if you are like me you receive a numerous invites a day for various events and it’s quite cumbersome that one […]