Nike’s Concept or Really Good Photoshop?
Portions of the Internet are buzzing about some images of Nike’s concept for NFL uniforms, which the company get the rights to produce in 2012. Thanks to a post in The Baltimore Sun’s forum, there’s been a lot of reaction, and the question is, are folks reacting to Nike’s work or the work of some enterprising Photoshoppers.
If other forums are to be believed, again, this is the Internet we’re talking about, these “concept car” uniforms are Photoshop reproductions, variants of existing designs, and this post over at a FootballsFuture.com forum is supposedly ground zero, courtesy of poster “El ramster.”
My friends made these! just a concept more to come later
Considering the NFL’s draconian approach to the uniforms and the associated rules, it’s hard to see Nike getting so much leeway to completely alter the look of so many teams. That being said, some of the concepts, which are based on Nike’s Pro Combat series, are pretty cool. Some, on the other hand are not. Here are a couple of hits and a couple of misses, too:
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I’m not sure what the hell is going on with the Bengals concept, although, the helmet is growing on me. Of course, considering these uniforms will doubtfully ever see the light of day, I probably shouldn’t spend any energy on it. That being said, the Steelers concept looks like the designer didn’t like Pittsburgh’s team and designed theirs to be a little, well, gay.
H/t to my man Jim for pointing the FF forum.