I'm sure some of you have seen a couple posts in this forum about the GSL (Gridiron Uniform Database Simulation League). I submitted a franchise to the league for the upcoming 2021 season and I've decided to share the design here in further detail.
GSL - Louisville Lightning
RGB - 0, 81, 153
RGB - 255, 206, 147
RGB - 0, 51, 96
The primary mark for the team is a simple, old English L, with a lightning bolt behind it. I took inspiration from the Louisville Cardinals' use of the same old English L and put a twist on it.
The first alternate logo is a simple roundel with a lightning bolt breaking up the traditional circle.
The second alternate is also a roundel, but is more akin to a shield. The stars and the Fleur-de-lis are taken from the former flag of the City of Louisville. Initially I had both of these logos combined, but it ended up being too busy, so I split them.
A combination of Old English MT on the top and Mudhead Serif.
The primary home jerseys are Lightning Royal, with Northwestern stripes on the shoulders. Inside the largest stripe is a royal lightning bolt to differentiate these stripes from others like it. Inside the collar is the phrase "LOUISVILLE UNITED" and a lightning bolt on the collar. There are three pants options: Cream, White, and Royal, with the Royal pants having a different striping pattern to avoid the cream color coming in contact with white.
White jerseys are similar to Royal jerseys with the same pants options. For the all white combination, a blue helmet with the striping pattern seen on the blue pants is introduced.
Cream Alternate Jerseys:
The cream jersey is slightly different from the others, with all striping on the jersey being blue except for the lightning bolts within the stripes and the collar. For these jerseys the alternate blue helmet is used.
Storm Navy Alternate Uniform
This design is a personal throwback to an earlier version of this team design. Similar to the Royal-White home combination except all royal is replaced with navy.
As I've put the design together I've put every logo variation, uniform, etc. together into a style guide, similar to the logo slicks used by NFL/NBA/etc. teams.
That's the entire design set for the upcoming season. I may add other combinations or new jerseys/pants in the coming seasons, but this is what I have for now. Any feedback is appreciated, and you can find the link to my team page here: http://www.gridiron-uniforms.com/GSL/controller/controller.php?action=teams&team_id=LSV