This was a cool nostalgic project for me. I’ve been in the game a while now. 17 years to be exact and one of my earliest memories of nationals was damn that southern team are pretty good. This wasn’t just in my age group either, they were strong throughout. Boasting some of the best players in the country. You knew this because there would always be a Cruiser in each GB team. (That was my experience anyway).
As a kid I was definitely a product of excessive playing and lots of hockey camps. It was a massive part of learning and developing at a young age. I benefitted enormously from attending Andrew ‘Smilie’ Sillitoe’s camps. One of UK’s most successful and capped players and an original Tunbridge Wells Street Cruiser.
Perhaps meaningless info to some, but for me it was just some of the thoughts going through my head whilst designing. And I have no doubt that subconsciously it made me want to do an even better job.
Next year the Cruisers will be celebrating their 30th anniversary. An incredible achievement and testament to their club. Dangl are very proud to be supplying the jerseys for this landmark season!
This was a cool project as we got to combine gradient effects with our shine material. The result was fantastic!
Click here to see visual artwork.
The shades of grey (pun not intended) in the gradients really stand out well on this fabric. Also being born and raised in Leicestershire, it was nice to be able to produce jerseys for these guys!
Heres some photos of the guys in action!