The Grey Kings


Bastian Schmülling never ceases to impress me with always eye-pleasing concepts. This one for the Kings is no exception. Grey doesn't stand out as a particularly good jersey color. But as we saw in the Stadium Series, it could make for a very nice alternate jersey if you do it right. In this case, I think it's definitely been done right.



With his revised design, Bastian writes: "Inspired by Kris' comment about my silver Kings-jersey, I've created a matching black version. While he suggested use silver yokes/stripes and white accents, I prefer white as the secondary-color."

Imaginary Throwback


Colin May has been working on a series of alternate jerseys for NHL teams. Today he attempts one for the Toronto Maple Leafs. It's more of a fauxback than anything from the team's own history. But it's a cool look and definitely something I could imagine coming from the turn of the last century.

Even More Olympic Dreams

As the Olympics end, so ends our week of concepts centered around countries that didn't send hockey teams to Sochi. It's inspired a lot of people to submit artwork! Today we start with Brendan Klein who envisions this look for the smallest independent nation, Vatican City.


David Parkinson gives us our first South American team of the week with his take on hockey uniforms for Argentina. They're pretty sharp, actually!


Finally, Hunter Nordhauser takes us all the way to the frozen shores of Greenland.

If you submitted a concept that didn't get posted this week, don't fret. The International Sunday series will continue on so I can show off more of the great work everyone has sent in.

Asian Olympic Dreams

This has been one of the most popular theme weeks the Concepts page has ever hosted. They just keep rolling in so I figured I'd extend the fun into this weekend of critical Olympic hockey games.

One continent we didn't get to earlier in the week was Asia. Three artists have taken care of that. D'Arcy Murphy gets us started with Team Kazakhstan. He was inspired by the country's colorful flag.

Next we have a couple of newcomers. Eli Swanson heads south to Afghanistan for this one. He was also inspired by a national flag. And truth be told, this set wouldn't have looked terribly out of place in Sochi.

Finally, Parth Shah tackles his native India for this jersey. He's the first to be featured on the site using the new IceGear template. What do you think of these three national team uniforms?

Check back tomorrow for one final set of Olympic jerseys from countries we didn't see in Sochi.

Caribbean Olympic Dreams

I'll admit, a lot of this week's concepts could've been considered for a Freak Out Friday. But the point was to showcase jerseys for teams that weren't participating in Sochi. So naturally, there were going to be some outliers.

But today is a different story. Dallas Kirkpatrick presents a series of Caribbean hockey sweaters. (So many things wrong about that.) Of the six jersey sets seen above, only one nation has an IIHF membership. Jamaica joined in 2012.

Click through and you'll also find Aruba, the Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba and the Dominican Republic. They are wonderfully colorful and each is stylistically unique. Have to give Dallas credit for the creativity. A great way to end this theme week if you ask me.