Last week, the Washington Capitals revealed their new vintage 70’s third jersey’s they’ll wear for 12 home games this season.
But some fans wanted to see the jersey go in a different direction, specifically a blue jersey with the Capitals Weagle logo on it. One fan even took matters into his own hands last year, originally creating a navy blue Weagle design for the Stadium Series game. The sweater design has been popular amongst Caps fans on social media and has been floating around Twitter and Facebook as a desired third jersey option.
This design is by KP8, a self-taught designer from Canada who became a Caps fan when Alex Ovechkin played his first game.
“I thought since that jersey the Caps wore received lots of mixed responses I would try and tweak the Stadium Series jersey more to my liking, trying to add some separation between the red stripes by adding white,” he said. “As for the logo, instead of using the ‘Caps’ wordmark I felt it would look a bit better if instead, it had the Weagle on it.”
But, even though he thinks they could serve as cool third jerseys for the team, he enjoyed the team’s new thirds.
“The red 70’s throwback jerseys are some of my favorites of all time,” he said. “I actually own one from when they were made by Reebok a couple years ago. Although seeing something brand new would have been awesome I definitely wasn’t disappointed to see these.”
In the future, KP8 wants to see the Weagle more prominently featured on a Capitals jersey.
“I think it’s the most under-utilized logo in sports right now, just because of how good and creative the logo really is,” KP8 said. “In all honesty it could look great on a third jersey for the Caps, whether it be a red or blue jersey.”
And he’s put that logo to good use, creating a red “color rush” styled jersey with S7DSN heavily featuring the Weagle. The “color rush” jerseys are inspired by the NFL’s jerseys worn during the Thursday Night Football broadcasts.
Myself and @S7Dsn have worked together to create an NHL Colour Rush series. Excited to bring you part 1 – the Pacific Division. This has taken a lot of time so we would appreciate any feedback.
— KP8 (@KP8Design) July 27, 2018
Here was KP8’s take on the Capitals jersey.
KP8’s design’s haven’t gone unnoticed. Since releasing his designs on Twitter, he recently partnered with the Prairie Hockey Academy in Canada to design their inaugural jerseys.
Very proud to share that I have worked with Prairie Hockey Academy (a Hockey Canada sports school) to design their inaugural uniforms! pic.twitter.com/nVz6iE2sRP
— KP8 (@KP8Design) June 30, 2017
Headline photo: @KP8
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