Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Ryudo, Jan 19, 2012.
the doubled flames just don't work aesthetically.
to flame or not to flame
I have been working on a couple of Titans uniform concepts. Neither is anything too radical, but I think both of them fix a lot of the issues with the current Titans look (specifically, the poor balance of colors and the awful helmet logo and stripes).
I'm open to comments and criticism and these aren't necessarily finished products. That said, I am probably going to ignore you if you ask for me to change my concepts to include trendy/unattractive elements like red or black or all-navy uniforms.
My primary goal in creating the concepts was to fix all the problems with the Titans uniforms while keeping the number of changes to a minimum. My philosophy is that the Titans have a uniform that is mostly very attractive, but flawed in a few key aspects. I aimed to fix only the most glaring problems and not mess with anything else. I was careful to avoid change for the sake of change, as I believe that this can lead to trendy uniforms that quickly go out of style.
Titans Uniform Concept #1
The helmet remains white, but the stupid pointy stripes have been removed and so has the "thumbtack" logo. The flame motif remains and it is used in a way that is very similar to the wings on the Eagles' helmet. I believe this would give the Titans one of the most unique and appealing helmets in all of football.
Navy blue is de-emphasized in an attempt to get a better color balance in the uniforms. White and light blue now appear in a roughly equal ratio on both the home and road uniforms. The shoulder yoke on the home uniforms has been changed to white, as I believe it looks far more attractive, and the numbers on the road uniforms have been changed to light blue outlined in navy. The white pants that the Titans used to wear have returned and the navy pants have been eliminated from the set.
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Titans Uniform Concept #2
I was a little more radical with the changes in this concept, although it still should be apparent that my goal was still to create a timeless Titans uniform and avoid trendy uniform design elements (curvy stripes, piping, etc.).
The most notable change here is the helmet. It is now light blue, a color that the franchise has worn in the past and a color that is unique in the NFL. The logo has been modified to remove the flames, giving it a much more understated and traditional appearance. I can't take credit for thinking of this helmet design--I have seen it posted on sports design forums in the past. I simply borrowed the idea and elaborated on it.
Both the helmet and pants are now the same color, a classic look sported by teams like the Packers and 49ers. There will be no mixing and matching of uniform elements with this concept.
The number font has been changed. Gone is the robotic font the Titans have always used and in its place is the font once worn by the Houston Oilers. It is a beautiful, classic font that still looks very modern today (especially since many teams have switched from block numbers to rounded numbers recently).
Navy returns as the color of the home uniform. Again, the shoulder yoke remains. It is a striping pattern that has appeared many times throughout the history of football uniforms but is currently only used by the Titans. I believe it is a crucial part of the team's aesthetic and should always remain part of the uniforms.
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take away the yoke and I like these a lot.
The helmet looks great! would easily be the best helmet in football if we actually used them. good work.
taking away the yoke and using that helmet leaves you with this:
like the flame helmet with the white shoulders.
Always liked the white/blue shoulder reverse.
I could live with the white shoulder yoke. I'm not a fan of the yoke but at least its an improvement over the retarded color imbalance we have now.
Dreamweaver posted a navy version of that helmet a long time ago which looked about as good as those flames can look..
The white yoke and white helmet is just too much white..
Do you honestly think that looks good or are you trolling? Everything about that sucks. The colors don't even go together.
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