The Germans

Here's one from the vault. It's been a long time since I've heard from concept master Bastian Schmülling, but this unpublished Team Germany submission from 2014 seemed like a good one to share in the lead up to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.


Around the World

In tribute to the IIHF World Championship currently taking place in Moscow, Steven Grant offers up a smattering of international sweaters today.

A Bastian of German Hockey

The big finale of Bastian Schmülling Week could not be more appropriate. We wrap up on an International Sunday where the German jersey designer tackles teams from his home country — and specifically, the Deutsche Eishockey Liga.

In the starring role up top is the DEL club from Germany's capital, Eisbären Berlin. But there's more. The league boasts 14 teams, but Bastian has incredible concepts for 10 of them! So as a bonus, you can find them all below.

I hope everyone has enjoyed Bastian's work as much as I do, but I think we can all agree it's time to get back to a little variety in our featured artists.

Fixing Germany

Robb Clarke was one of a number of fans displeased with Nike's attempt at redesigning hockey uniforms for the 2014 Olympics. So he decided to redesign Germany's set — though I personally felt Nike nailed Germany. Of course there's also the issue that the IOC wouldn't allow that logo on the black jersey. But other than that, do you think the design is better than what Nike introduced?

0435: Team Germany

I'm very much enjoying these International Sundays. On this one, we get a look at Bastian Schmülling's take on Germany, his home country. Bastian has also created ad-free versions of jerseys from the DEL, the Deutsche Eishockey Liga — the German Hockey League. I'm working to get some of those posted here at some point if you guys are interested in seeing them.