It's clear by now that I am from Minnesota. With events like the St. Paul Art Crawl and sleeves that resemble Viking helmets and baseballs, it would be easy to guess which state I call home. So, while hailing from the Star of the North, I decided to throw a nod out to the entire state with a Minnesota silhouette.
The color choices were easy: I used our hockey colors. It was pointed out - in jest by a friend - that if I have baseball and Viking coffee sleeves, I really should have a hockey sleeve too. So, this was my solution to a little less literal translation of a Minnesota hockey theme. I muted out the greens to keep it from feeling too much like Christmas, but kept the red deep and bold to really have strong color and value contrasts.