Friday, September 5, 2014

Tumblr Premier League

So I wanted to do a fantasy EPL team this year, so I recruited a close group of friends from tumblr to go all in with a league. Fake logos and team names, the whole 9 yards. I've taken a hiatus from the boards, but I just thought I'd show you all some of wht I've been playing with.

So we had 14 teams this year, and my good bud Jeremy and I started branding the league. Jeremy created the league logo which is found above. Gonna be honest, this whole league was born from me thinking it would be funny to be a team called Dads FC just because of the jokes I could make (my supporter's group is called the Stepdads). But I just told everyone to be creative with their team names and we'll do the rest. Here's the 14 logos together.

The ones i did are

Dads FC - I took a West Ham approach. I did crossed hammers, and put the team motto "Let's Build A Deck" underneath.

KBFC - My friend wanted Kyle Beckerman as a logo, so I did what I could with the red USA jersey and dreadlocks.
StarBomb FC - Named after the video game themed band of Game Grumps host, their logo is neon light-like, modeled after Italy.

Atletico Fedora - Just a joke towards the neckbeard population, modeled after Southampton.

SCPDFC - for a huge Mad Men fan and thought the Lucky Strike logo would be good to use

Bogus FC - My friend wanted Bill and Ted's excellent adventure as a theme, and often takes pictures with his Jack Daniels. Modeled after Aston Villa

Vada Vada - They're named after a song by The Garden and I made them look like Juventus

Hedgehog United - Sonic was the basis for this one. I put a ring from the game around it and an outline of Sonic

Sharks MD FC - Training to be a doctor, I used WBA as a basis with a shark logo I made with a stethescope
My Bed FC - My friend works for SKC and was gonna only pic hot players for her team

So yeah! I've been doing a lot of graphic work and blowing everyone away because no one but me has been in a league like this. I do best and worst players of the week, some other graphics, and even mock Tifos.

The kits for the players of the week look like this

Saturday, August 30, 2014

CONCACAF Redux - Bermuda

Finally posting this one. I've taken a long break just to do some other things, but I've had this done for a bit.

So I wanted to do something with tribal patterns for Bermuda. The Gombey Warriors get a circular crest like what they have currently, but I put a lot more in it. Theres triangles lining the outside, theres a ball with a banner, the FA title, and the outline of the island. Pretty simple.

Introducing Under Armour to the project! I just kinda played around with some designs. I used the under armour pattern I used for the shorts in my US Soccer 2030 series.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Under Armour Football

So I was trying to find a football design cut that I made a long long time ago. I remembered exactly what I made it for, me redoing all of Under Armour's college teams. This was around the same time Nike was doing their Pro Combat series and template, so my thinking was a unified UA network of teams.

The thing is, I couldn't find any trace of this series on this blog. So here is a look at some old concepts that you may have never seen!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

CONCACAF Redux - Barbados

A lot of people couldn't wait until I did this team just because of the trident.

The trident needed to be the main feature of the crest, so I worked from there. I put it on a long shape with a banner running over it. The banner has shades adding depth to it. I did a big yellow stripe down the middle to match the flag, and added the year their FA was founded to kill the open space.

I really wanted to do a Philadelphia Union stripe look but it just didn't work. The number on the yellow was black but I had the other designs white so it could be seen on the blue. I had that kit set and then I played with the clash. I loved the faux hoops on the yellow kit(which I love cause t looks like Sweden) so I brought the hoops to the blue kit and thought it looked really good.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

CONCACAF Redux - Dominica

Dominica was pretty basic and done really quickly because the ideas came to me pretty fast.

The crest is a simple shield with the country's flag on it. The inner seal is replaced with DFA for the association's initials. The 10 stars around the crest match the 10 from the middle of the flag. 

The kits are pretty basic. I chose adidas with a green and black look. The stripes across the middle match the ones on the flag with, with some adidas details over top. The clash is pretty basic all white. I went with red because there isn't any on the home set. I did the traditional modern adidas looks that carry over from the other concepts I've done.

Monday, August 11, 2014

CONCACAF Redux - Montserrat

Montserrat is historically bad at international soccer, and I guarantee it's their lack of a good logo and kits.

So their logo was a fresh start. Their flag has a few shades of blue and green, so I decided to use them. There's no navy, but I thought that it really tied it together. I went with an Italian badge with some ribbons around it. The stripes are a nice design and the main feature is a harp, because there's one on the crest for their Irish heritage.

I went with Lotto because they were not being represented much in this series. I saw the Seattle Reign kits and absolutely loved them. It has a big Ajax style stripe down the middle. The entire uniform is navy and royal blue. The kits are green and white as an homage to the Irish heritage I mentioned earlier. I put navy accents on everything, with the idea in mind that the kits are interchangeable.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

CONCACAF Redux - Belize

Hey I've been to this country!

The logo was just a rounded pentagon, something used in a lot of logos, but none in this project. It seems pretty generic, but I put some drop shadow to add some depth to it. The rounded font was used because everything about this crest is round.

I had the idea for Belize kits for a few weeks. I love the French kits, especially the colors. I could do the same thing here. Blue/White/Red on the home, hoping to establish some kind of brand. I didn't want to do a white clash jersey, so I did red with pinstripes. Pretty basic, but I was going for a clean look.