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Mechanical Switch Embroidered Patches

SupeRanked 012 Mechanical Switch Embroidered Patch - Main
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We’ve asked 4 digital artists based in Egypt, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia to take part in an embroidered patches contest for mechanical keyboard enthusiasts. An accessory that could be easily applied on a velcro strap of a backpack, on a baseball hat, or on a jacket. Here are the results. Before that, a little bit of history for those of you who wonder how did we get here.

Overview

From the streets of New York to the runways in Milan, embroidered patches are having a long-standing moment in today’s fashion world. Given the boom of fast-fashion and mass-produced garments, consumers are seeking new ways to stand out and express their passions by personalizing the accessories they own.

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The story of the humble patch is centuries old. It dates back to Ancient China, when the process of patching was used to serve a functional purpose: to mend clothing. Fast forward to the 19th Century and, following the industrialization and the evolution of technology, the United States military began mass-producing official division patches. Shortly after, the rest of the country followed suit. Everyone was getting in on the action: factory workers, delivery men, police and fire departments. The patch became an everyday occurrence in Western culture.

Things further evolved in the middle of the 20th Century. Patches became a representation of what is not mainstream: the rise of biker culture in the ’60s, the hippie movement of the ’70s, the birth of punk rock in the ’80s. The embroidered patch was a staple within each of these worlds. At last, it became a way to express personality and highlight nonconformity to society’s standards.

Today, brands like OFF-WHITE, Supreme, and Gucci have embraced the patch to infuse pop-culture into their high-end garments. Wants to know more? Here’s a brief story about patches in modern fashion industry.

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Concept

It’s hard to tell if the influx of embroidered patches is just a passing trend or it’s here to stay, but the medium has certainly allowed an entire generation of designers and enthusiasts to express themselves and their passions.

For this concept, we’ve involved 4 digital artists from Egypt, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia into a contest to provide their own representation of the perfect embroidered patch for a mechanical keyboard enthusiast. A patch that could be applied on a velcro strap of a backpack, on a baseball hat, or on a jacket. At last, here below are the results. What do you think of their proposals?

Details

  • Brand: n/a
  • Source of Inspiration: /r/MechanicalKeyboards
  • Designer: artists collective from Egypt, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia

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Give some love to the designers and feel free to add your comments on how to further improve their concepts. And check out one of our previous works: a concept for a mechanical keyboard inspired by Blizzard’s Overwatch.

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AC Milan eSports Jersey Concept for 2021

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While working at our previous concept for a streetwear hoodie, we’ve started thinking how cool it would be for Serie A teams to embrace the rise of eSports in a full-blown eSerie A championship. This could run in those months when Serie A is on a summer break, extending Serie A yearly coverage while sustaining the interest of those who want to support their favorite team on-the-go. Under this possibility, we’ve been working on a concept for an eSports jersey and – once again – we’ve leverage on the brand identity of the team we know best: AC Milan.

Overview

Esports have been a big deal for quite a while. It’s a massive industry estimated to be worth somewhere in the ballpark of 1.8 billion USD by 2022. It’s attracting the largest audience on the planet, already over 600 million people. Forbes reports that esport pro athletes have been growing more than 40% annually every year since 1998. The LA Times says eight million people log on every day to take part. And yet, for some of us, it still feels somewhat foreign, an underground culture even.

eSports gaming set

With the public health crisis in full swing, we’ve already seen athletes and celebrities hunkered in their living rooms with controllers in hand (Charles Leclerc anyone?), engaging in video games like Assetto Corsa Competizione, NBA 2K20, and of course, FIFA / PES. Those are video games mostly played recreationally, although when the stakes rise and pros and money get involved, they essentially become esports. It’s a galaxy comprised of international tournaments and sponsored teams competing in well-established tournaments like those arranged by the developers/publishers of LOL, Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

Earlier this year, the Italian football league Serie A TIM have launched their first esports competition – called eSerie A – with the top qualified players having the opportunity to be picked by the top-flight clubs. The new competition, set up in association with sports marketing company Infront, will see players from 20 Italian clubs compete for the inaugural title. Infront will organize the competition along with Italian esports company, PG Esport as well as 15 days’ worth of broadcast production of all events and matches.

PS4 user playing FIFA 2020

Concept

We started by asking ourselves: “Who said that an eSports Jersey has to be 100% identical to the kit used by the main team?”. We should be more daring and try out something different. Next up, we brainstormed about the key elements that compose a videogame. If you think of videogames one of the first thing that comes to your mind are pixels. Especially among those who started playing games in the 1980-1990s.

Inspired by pixel art from old-school videogames, in this AC Milan eSports Jersey Concept for 2021 the essence of the team is represented by the iconic color code: red and black stripes. Only this time the stripes are less “crisp” and defined, just like what you would expect from a videogame of 30 years ago. The same goes for the technical sponsor logo (Puma) and for the crest, which are both pixelated. To infuse an eSports vibe to our design, we’ve accentuated the predominance of white color, which normally appears only in the away kit. Finally, the edges in between the top and the bottom of the jersey hide a homage to Milan famous cathedral, or Duomo di Milano.

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Twitch Streetwear Hoodie

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Founded in 2011, Twitch is currently the most popular online service to watch and stream content related to games. It originally focused almost entirely on video games, but has since expanded to include streams dedicated to talk shows, craftwork, music, etc. Owned by Amazon since 2014, Twitch has millions daily active users and a very unique identity reinforced by their late-2019 redesign. We’ve been recently working on a concept for a streetwear hoodie inspired by the new logo, and here’s the result.

Overview

The new logo has been released in late 2019. It comes with various, beneficial updates that make it so much better. The main change being the tighter counterspaces of the letters that now also match the thickness of the stroke around the letters. The characters are wider and bolder, creating a more impactful branding. The angled notches on the bottom of the “w”, “t”, and “c” are all now in the same direction, making the logo consistent and balanced.

Concept

Twitch may have begun as a video game streaming service but since then it’s been expanding to offer a variety of live streams aimed to appeal to a broader audience. Some examples are IRL (In Real Life) which features streamers simply chatting live with their viewers, Talk Shows including a mix of live panel discussions, and even professionally produced variety shows. While viewers looking for something more artistic should check out the Creative category. This is where artists, programmers, animators, cosplayers, and designers share their creative process with the world.

We felt that such a widespread and variegated streaming platform deserves a bold design for its merch. We decided to start from a classic streetwear hoodie design and play along with it by leveraging on both brand name and icon.

The results is something that we hope it could strike the attention of both online viewers and real life crowd, thanks to its bold pattern and a combination of colors that it’s rarely found elsewhere when it comes to streetwear.

Details

  • Brand: Twitch
  • Source of inspiration: 2019 redesign
  • Designer: Ardimas (Indonesia)

Your Opinion

We’d love to hear your thoughts. Let us know in the comments section below, and don’t forget to rate this project. If you want to see another work from Ardimas, check out his AC Milan streetwear hoodie concept.

In addition, you can submit your own design to us, more details here.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Sneakers

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is a FPS game developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision. Serving as a reboot of the Modern Warfare sub-series, as well as the sixteenth overall installment in the COD series, it was released on October 25, 2019. This project is a tribute to the long-standing franchise.

Overview

Attempting to reflect the complexities of 2019 warfare is an compelling gambit, but it’s also a gamble. As as mainstream franchise with a reputation for run-n-gun immediate gameplay, this is a tough position from which to start discussing the complexities of war. And we have to say we really appreciate the effort that Infinity Ward & Co. have placed on this title, both in terms of story and technical evolution of the game which clearly steps up on graphics and realism. The game has hooked us for hundreds of hours already, and we’re still amused by the details such as the audio effects and the micro-movements when holding a weapon. That’s why we all agreed to work on a unique fashion item for this game.

Concept

After a couple of hours of brainstorming we decided to focus on a pair of sneakers “COD style”. The design should have been a combination of a military-grade gears together with the utilitarian trend that is taking fashion by storm.

And so our approach to this design was to infuse a few key elements to make these sneakers concept even more meaningful: a breathable and impermeable fabric like those you’ve seen before on Geox shoes, an easy-lock mechanism for the strings, a heavy duty shoe sole able to step on nails and spikes without making a dent, and a heel strap to further improve comfort and grip.

This is our first attempt on a sneaker design and we would love to hear your comments. So please do let us know your thoughts! And if you have your own sneaker design to show to the world, feel free to submit it to us.

Details

  • Brand: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Source of inspiration: military gears + utilitarian fashion trend
  • Designer: Danny (Costa Rica)

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AC Milan Streetwear Hoodie 2020

In 1899, two English expatriates—Herbert Kilpin and Alfred Edwards—founded Milan Foot-Ball and Cricket Club, known today around the world as A.C. Milan. We want to celebrate the 120th Anniversary with a limited edition design based on the legendary colors of the Italian club.

Overview

Here at SupeRanked we love football. And when it comes to think of a streetwear design based on a European club, our mind goes to what it has been nominated by the UEFA as one of the strongest equipo of all times: that AC Milan team that goes from 1988 to 1990. At that time Arrigo Sacchi was managing a perfect machine, sealed by an unparalleled showcase of talents (Baresi, Costacurta, Maldini, Tassotti) and made lethal by the greatest orange trio: Gullit, Van Basten, and Rijkaard.

Concept

This concept is a throwback tribute to that incredible era when Kappa was the sponsor. The Italian brand was already famous for experimenting with innovative designs, like it happened later on in the ’90s with a few other iconic kits supplied to Juventus FC.

With this in mind we’ve briefed a designer (and an AC fan) from Indonesia that knows those days very well, and together we’ve come up with this concept. We’re combining together the two souls of AC Milan: Rossonero stripes and classic white. But since we don’t want to mess up with tradition (i.e., the official kit) we’ve decided to go for a more playful project with a hoodie instead.

The badge (which was missing in some Kappa iterations from the ’80s) is reintroduced in our concept, along with San Giorgio’s cross and a higher percent of dark tones to provide better contrast.

Details

  • Brand: Associazione Calcio Milan
  • Source of inspiration: Streetwear & sportswear
  • Designer: Ardimas (Indonesia)

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AMD Threadripper T-Shirt

Are you guys as thrilled as we are for the new Threadripper 3000? That’s why we can’t stop thinking that Ryzen—and Threadripper, of course—are the coolest brands in the tech industry right now. I mean, 32 cores and 64 threads? That’s benchmark-licious! OK, we digress . . .

This is a different take on the design previously developed for our streetwear hoodie. We had fun creating the vectorial representation of a CPU and so we decided to propose it again with some minor amendments and stick it on the front of a T-shirt with a bit of an extra e-sports vibe. Basically, this is what we would love to wear if our hypothetical e-sports team was sponsored by AMD.

About this concept:

  • Brand: AMD Threadripper
  • Source of inspiration: Vector design on a classic e-sports style T-shirt
  • Designer: Dom (Vietnam)

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FC Juventus 2020 Yoga Kit

You can’t talk about AC Milan like in our previous concept without mentioning the all-time rivals of FC Juventus. The team located in Turin, also informally known as Juve, is one of the top ranking Italian football clubs. The Latin word Juventus means “youth”. The club also goes by several nicknames like the “The Old Lady”.

Photo: CR7 wearing 2019-20 Jersey
Source: FC Juventus

With an outstanding record of victories in Serie A, we wanted to celebrate the old lady by re-imagining their current design. It’s quite a controversial one actually, as it’s ditches the classic black/white stripes for a revolutionary half-and-half design with a hint of pink in the middle. According to the club, “the new kit is an invitation to fans to embrace a new thought”. And so we gave ourselves the challenge to work on this design and make it even more contemporary by applying it to a yoga kit for a “young lady” instead.

About this concept:

  • Brand: FC Juventus
  • Source of inspiration: yoga apparel combined with football jersey design
  • Designer: Fashionista UK (United Kingdom)

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AMD Ryzen Streetwear Hoodie

Exciting times ahead for PC enthusiasts. Remember those years when AMD started kicking Intel’s ass with Athlon XP and Athlon 64 back in the early 2000? Feels like ages ago, cause it is. Well, thanks to Lisa Su’s medicine AMD is finally back on track with the most exciting CPU lineup of the last two decades.

Source: Forbes

With the launch of the AMD Ryzen 3000 line up of processors, AMD is actually beating Intel on performance, power and price. We’re so excited about this and we can’t wait to try out the next release of Threadripper. To celebrate this moment in CPU industry, we’ve worked at a concept of a hoodie that includes the Ryzen iconic logo as well as a new minimal design of a CPU at the back.

About this concept:

  • Brand: AMD
  • Source of inspiration: streetwear combined with minimalist CPU design
  • Designer: Ardimas (Indonesia)

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AC Milan 2020 Athleisure Outfit

While working at the previous concept for the AC Milan streetwear hoodie, we’ve been exploring quite a few directions and one of them had a more futuristic approach. The designer in this case took inspiration from videogames like Mirror’s Edge and the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 as she was asking herself: “How would an AC Milan fan dress like in Night City?”. The result of this brainstorming is a quick sketch that falls somewhere in between.

Branding is more abstract in this concept, where the rossonero stripes are fading into a red and black fading bi-colored top combined with tight joggers. White elements from the Away Kit have been included. This is something that die-hard fans might not be able to fully endorse though. An example of how tricky it is to play with tradition would be the 2019-20 football jersey of Juventus FC which have been criticized by some for abandoning the iconic striped design.

About this concept:

  • Brand: Associazione Calcio Milan
  • Source of inspiration: athleisure & videogames
  • Designer: Andrea (Romania)

Could the future of athleisure for football teams go in this direction? We don’t know, but in the meantime we’d like to share this concept with you and definitely seek for your input. As always let us know what you think in the comments section down below, and don’t forget to rate this project.

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