Design 1: is a more traditional redesign like if we were to completely change him for an animated show or game but i wanted to go a bit away from the New 52 design. I feel they took away too much of the red so i put more of it. I put more yellow under his cape cause if you see many soccer players wear yellow shoes to look like they are running faster, so more yellow means faster looking superman.
Design 2: I thought of him in a more military, or American soldier type of hero. I made his color scheme more red white, and blue, but to keep the essence of superman still I kept just a little of the yellow for the lining of his suit and padding on his sides, and boots.
Design 3: This one was easy, what if Superman needs to go back to Krypton's ruins, or go somewhere in the galaxy with a red sun. He would need a suit to help him store the yellow suns ray's to still allow him to use his powers, so this suits absorbs large amounts of sun rays and slowly releases its self into him similar to a nicotine patch. When the suit stops glowing that means he's out of energy. Also since he's in space why would he need a cape anyways. I kinda thought of it as him looking at green lantern's suit for inspiration.
Design 4: Ok this one is simple.....what if he landed in San Fransisco as baby instead of Kansas, and became influenced with many of the gay communities the ymca song by The Village People. I feel like for the challenge its fun to do serious designs but you gotta add the funny ones or completely outlandish ones to really make your work stick out. And if no one caught on those are Wonder Woman's boots :P