The guys from BPMercenaries sent us this incredible song they created inspired by one of the hats we designed for Hat Club a few seasons ago. It’s actually only one of a whole album of songs they created, all inspired by the Clinkuverse. We want to release it in some official capacity with a related hat drop, if only we could get our act together. The BPMercenaries were cool enough to release one of the songs as a tease, probably just to give us a kick in the butt to get something going. If the embed doesn’t work, here’s the link.
On Monday, I mentioned that we wanted the Vancouver Canadians brand to be “like a moose mated with a orca then vomited maple syrup all over a mounty”. In that spirit, we came up with some fun ideas. What if the Canadians’ mascot was a Wuzzle-style mash-up of all the iconic Canadian animals? An unholy union of Bear, moose, orca, and beaver.
The other fun idea we had was to do something crazy with their jersey numbers. What if every player had a giant maple leaf on their back that also happened to be the jersey numbers? Design-wise, that would require some serious planning. Each number (0-9) would require a left and right design so that you could assemble all the two digit numbers, as well as an additional set of numbers for when the player’s number is a single digit. As you can see from the above proof-of-concept sketches it would have been epic. Oh well! Below is the final family of marks, pretty clean if you ask me.
Hey Clinkers! Remember how we said a few weeks ago that we’d be returning the Clink blog to it’s former glory? Well, boom goes the dynamite we hear. This is what the week’s gunna look like. For the next three days we’ll give you a behind-the-scenes look a project. Then, on Thursday, we’ll give a preview of the Official On-Field style that will be in the Clink store. Friday rolls around, boom, that hat will be available in the Clink Shop. How about them zeros and ones?
We’re starting with the Vancouver Canadians rebrand we did last year. The challenge was to keep the Major League feel of their current brand, but modernize it and add some Minor League twists. With a name like the Vancouver Canadians, it was pretty obvious what the brand had to embody, an explosion of Canadian pride. We wanted it to be like a moose mated with a orca then vomited maple syrup all over a mounty kind of Canadian. Here’s our first crack at some primary concepts.
Tomorrow, we’ll show you how we explored a simple iconic major league style cap marks.
Biloxi Mississippi is getting a new team next season. Wanna help them pick a team name? Head over to BaseballBiloxi.com to add you’re vote. We may have something to do with this project.
Kick this weekend’s ass Clinkers!
Check out these sketches that we did for Austin Initiative for Graphic Awesomeness.
Check out this awesome music video created by embroidering each animation cell. And I thought we had created a lot of embroidery tapes. Watch the video here.