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  1. Working with them has actually been really fun and pretty much smooth sailing. They really haven't turned down a single concept I've submitted. They've only had minor tweaks and I think most for logistic/legal/PR reasons. And having my art critiqued and ripped apart (online especially) is part of being an artist. You just have to be able take the good, bad and the ugly. If you let it get to you it can really hurt so I try and let it roll off me if it isn't constructive. This particular design was a homage to the Dark Knight Rises poster with Bane walking away from the broken Batman mask and I had the quote from Bane, "Speak of the Devil and he shall appear" which I thought was SO fitting for a NJD poster. I think it worked so much better and really balanced out the overall design. I think they wanted to steer clear of that cause it might been too intense or perhaps too religious? But that's really only my opinion and I couldn't tell you for sure.
  2. Thanks, I appreciate the thoughts. This stuff helps in the creative process. It was a bit of a rush job which is no one's fault but my own and I do think my previous one was definitely better. This one had a tag line at the top which I think really rounded out the design but in the end they asked me to remove it. I have one coming out next week that I think blows this one away. It's very different then anything I've done so far and I'm almost positive will be more popular even if the game/opponent/time of the year aren't ideal.
  3. I did tonight's poster for the game vs the Sens. I've got another one in the pipeline coming up real quick.
  4. Yup, I'm the artist. I can't really get into too much detail about revisions but I can tell you that the NJ Devil HAS to look like the NJ Devil. You can't really stray from his look (like making him look angry and violent). Below is the original concept and then the revised concept.
  5. In the original concept the Devil was wearing a crown and the thrown was on top of a lion skin rug (Baily, the Kings mascot is a lion) but I was told both had to be removed.
  6. From a design stand point, it really is a cheap shot to quickly alter a logo and claim it's superior then the original. You really never know how much work and research goes into creating that logo. I really don't mind this one but it's nothing spectacular either. I really dig the "V" for Vegas as the opening in the helmet. That being said, if your team name has the word "GOLDEN" in it, can you please make it GOLD colored and not a rustic, subdued, almost tan color? The colors are just kinda drab and when you think of Las Vegas, bright and vibrant colors come to mind. This reminds me of the "Vegas Gold" that Pittsburgh used for all those years that was a pale gold color (ironically enough, "Vegas Gold" was the actual name of the color) . Look how much more striking the Pens jerseys are now with the bright yellow, putting aside the actual design and nostalgia factor. Anyways, wish they would brighten those colors up. Who knows, maybe it'll look more dynamic on the jersey they end up with.
  7. 11/12/2016 Buffalo vs. New Jersey
  8. Something like that...
  9. When I originally started this thread I said that I couldn't share any work I'm doing for the poster campaign. Well it looks like I can, sort of. I thought you guys might like to see a quick concept that was ultimately passed on in favor of a different one. I won't go into the details of why the concept was passed over but just giving you a peek at what goes into the process. Enjoy...
  10. 11/8/2016 Carolina vs. New Jersey I do have a soft spot for propaganda style posters, especially in a limited color palette so I kinda dig this one.
  11. I'm not really sure on that one. I just know they told me they were doing runs of 300. Maybe they did more for the home opener for that exact reason? Or maybe they did hold back some from the run of 300 on opening night? I mean the poster thing debuted that night (with not much fanfare) so there might've been very little knowledge of them or demand for them leaving a bunch leftover? I can mention something like a digital download of the posters to the NJD reps I'm in touch with the next time I speak with them.
  12. Yes. I personally know the artist who did the Arizona game. And just look at the signatures on the bottom left of each poster. They are different. There's a few repeats but I know for a fact they are not all done by the same guy. And the guy who did them for CBJ worked in their graphic design dept and did them on his own which then found their way to Reddit.
  13. Haven't seen much about these posted here so I thought I'd get it started. As I'm sure most of you know the Devils started doing game day posters for each of the 41 home games. Some are related to the opponent, some to a special event, etc.. Each game day poster is a limited edition run of 300 and are sold exclusively at the arena during their respective game for $5 each. Each poster has the date, (usually the) opponent, any special event going on that night and home game number (listed at the bottom). They are 18x24 digital prints and the marketing team has specifically been commissioning NJ based artists to do them (except for the first poster which was done by the guy who did the CBJ posters which started this game day poster concept/trend last year). I think it's a great campaign and a cool way to commemorate a trip to a game in the same vein as venue specific "gig poster" at any concert or live event. Now I know these aren't for everyone and you're asking yourself "Whose gonna collect all of these things?! That's like an extra $205 the NJD are getting out of me on top of the huge amount they already get from me?!". You may not dig the art or the poster concept in general and some probably think it's dumb or a waste of time, resources and money but it's just another way for the fans to have fun and be involved. The simple answer is, you can just ignore it The idea of a limited edition gig poster (or any item really) has been around long before this and will be around long after so there's nothing wrong with the NJD giving it a shot. Besides, when's the last time you were ever at any major sporting, concert or any type of live event where you could get a memento like this for $5 or under? Just thought I'd share the posters released thus far that some artists have worked very hard on. I grabbed these off the official NJD's Twitter. Sorry for the crappy image quality. Feel free to update this thread with any new ones as they get released (they usually release them before the start of every home game on the NJD Twitter account). Full disclosure: Pending artwork approval, I will be participating in said poster campaign. Please don't ask to see any artwork or concepts as I can't reveal details or artwork. I'm also in no way being told to promote this here (or anywhere) or getting anything extra out of it. I just wanted to share what I thought was a cool thing.
  14. I'm on Android too. I don't get any pop-up notifications for this offer in the app. I also used the link and filled it out to receive the email promo code yesterday morning but I haven't received anything yet.