In preparation for the 2009-10 season – the 12 for HockeyNW and 5 for Canucks Outsider, i tool a step back to assemble an archive of HockeyNW web interfaces and plans since 1998 (also see HockeyNW & CanucksOutsider on Flickr for more).
Some are screenshot from Archive.org’s Way Back Machine and others are scavenged from my disorganized trove of stuff. Some are annotated, some are not. Some related inspirational items and links along the way as well. There are a few other version missing in action which i’ll add for posterity when possible.
Pit Martin started it all as Old Time Hockey as a “public service” circa 1997
Hockey NW came together with a biz plan … circa 1998
Meet the Future with the Sedins (and others) with brand transition 1999/2000
Much More after the Jump …
The future is now (and then) with Sedins, Smyl and S. Kariya, circa 2001
Plain white for SLC Olympics in 2002
After the “didn’t have time for design” Olympic edition, was this 2003 design
Then modified for the lock-out year (note Vancouver 2010 candidate city badge) in 2004/05
Then post-lockout came the Canucks Outsider podcast inserted into a the static page in 2005/06
The header design featured brother Dan, Artem Chubarov and me & Lord Stanley’s mug
With a mini banner featuring the Vancouver hockey lore
and a mini chicklet
When the site moved to a CMS (Oct. 2006), the interface design suffered and headers became campaign specific … with help from my pal Bread
Search Canucks Outsider on Flickr and also see the dozens of Canucks Outsider podcast “album arts” – the past two seasons included custom ones for each episode.
A few pieces of sources material and inspiration