Welcome back. Our first official entry of the project was the now defunct Atlanta Thrashers so if you haven't had a chance to look at them, do that. Comment on the work there, we'd love to hear from you. After Atlanta, I figured it was only proper to post the other team discussed with moving to Winnipeg, the Phoenix Coyotes.
Cole's description: I present the Phoenix Coyotes:
I wanted to accomplish a few things with this team. First of all, I wanted a return to an aesthetic that was very desert-like and Arizonan. Take the current Phoenix Coyotes identity and plop them down in any city in the world, and they'd fit right in (which might come in handy next season). That used to not be the case. The original Coyotes sweaters had their flaws (waaaaay too many colors just to name one), but they were unmistakably a southwestern hockey franchise. I wanted to return to that.
With that in mind, I updated their original logo to fit with my concept. I kept the modern colors (slightly darker sand) and tried to fit in some Navajo style artwork to complement the old logo without over-designing the jersey to pieces. I drew inspiration from the Coyotes current alternate jersey for the brick helmet/black jersey/brick pants look, because it's pretty slick, unconventional, and would make them a team that wouldn't ever get confused for any of the other black or red teams.
Without further ado, here's what I came up with. The template for the alternate is based on the soon-to-be-defunct Thrasher alternate. It looks awful on Atlanta, but it's a very interesting cut that allowed me to do a few things I liked. (Click the uniforms for higher resolution pics)
After the jump, a look at Phoenix's uniforms...
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