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  1. In these late weeks I've been working on a new concept for a football team based in my home city, Torino, in Italy. While working I've decided to start a concept about the whole Italian Football League. There will be renaming of teams and expansion of the league. I will be working on the teams but not on the overall league identity, also if a new logo is needed, as, maybe, it could be work for another moment. Just to compare, I will post how the league is now and how it should be in my opinion. The teams in order from the left are: Milano Seamen Bolzano Giants Bergamo Lions Milano Rhinos Giaguari (jaguars) Torino Parma Panthers Roma Grizzlies Aquile (eagles) Ferrara Ancona Dolphins Briganti (brigands) Napoli Bologna Warriors Lazio Marines So, I've expanded the league from the actual 12 members to 26 and I've changed the identity of almost every team (just the Elephants, Guelphs, Saints and Spartans are real existing teams, but not in the IFL). I've totally changed every name in English as it was a nonsense to have some in Italian and some others in English , of course keeping the italian city name. I've decided to skip also very nice uniforms, like Milano Rhinos ones, just because their identities were all wrong. To me a name has to make sense with the history and the tradition of a city, not just be cool. So it will be really important to explain you why I chose certain colors and logos. Critic will be very, very welcome!
  2. This is an as-yet incomplete series (usually I like to have everything fully done before presenting, but I'm getting some real writers block), of an NFL Development League. It's always shocked me that the NFL hasn't pursued some kind of minor league development system (and something better than NFL Europe), to send college players that aren't yet ready to replace seasoned veteran players. As players continue to play older and older, with long contracts and continuing success, why push them out? Enter the International Football League, an NFL-owned minor league where each team has an affiliate. The rules: The NFL is very conscious of its branding, so the IFL jerseys CANNOT look exactly like their parent club, it must be easily distinguishable in black and white photographs (edit: this is to prevent copycat teams like the NHL-AHL relationship, there must be enough that people can tell the difference without needing to do major research). Efforts should be taken to avoid having the jersey (the most popular merchandise) look exactly the same as the parent team jersey. Each team must have one and only one helmet. All other pieces can be mixed and matched (the home pants can be worn with the away jersey, for instance), but nothing else can be added. Every team must wear their parent club as a patch, and has a 3"x5" ad on the front. So, to start, the league logo. The trophy is top center And as a sneak preview overview, the map I've been using to organize. Not everything is the closest and most efficient, but I've been trying to keep a logic. Pittsburgh and Wheeling, WV, and Baltimore and Norfolk, VA, for instance, make perfect sense geographically. Some others have a logical link, like the New York teams taking the largest cities in Canada, Toronto and Montreal, because their large-city management should work on a minor league level as well - they're mentality-linked. Others have some kind of branding motive. I originally linked Chicago and Omaha, Nebraska, two very traditional football venues (one pro, one college) that believe in basic, unchanging looks. But studying Omaha's history, using the old Baltimore Bombers identity works SO WELL, with multiple Air Force bases, the factories that made B-29s, and the Enola Gay starting there. Adapting the Bombers' logo to Bears colors was wasting a good logo, but Tennessee fit very very well. So, Omaha and Tennessee are linked. Jacksonville is matched with Memphis because the Hound Dogs colors matched Jacksonville very well, so even though Birmingham is closer (on the way, in fact), Jacksonville is linked with Memphis. All blank cities are up for grabs, I don't have ideas for them yet, so I'm all for suggestions. Please please, suggestions.
  3. The Spokane Empire, featuring gray, orange and black. I like the logo package, although I dislike the standalone spike - not sure how it will be used.
  4. I have been working on ideas for the NFL's minor league. It was originally named the IFL, but realizing that the idea was already taken, I switched to AFL. And it might confuse you when you ask why. The backstory is that in 1930, the AFL was founded as the IFL with 11 teams. The league was able to keep up with the NFL, as the IFL added more teams when their parent league did. Over time, the league became slowly unstable, and franchise relocations were at an all-time high. In 1970, just like the NFL merged with the AFL, the IFL merged with the AFL's minor league, the WFA, and the 2 leagues now went by the AFL name, with teams as far west as Portland, and as far south as Jacksonville. Today the league has 32 teams, just like the NFL. We have a preview of one of these teams right here. Now for each concept I post, I will be doing it by division, and will state their backstory. Now, presenting the Columbus Triangles, top farm team to the Denver Broncos, who will begin play this season. Columbus Triangles Although the modern Triangles were founded in 1960 as the Utah Trotters, who played until 2002, the roots of the team go back to 1929, when the original Columbus Triangles were formed as an independent farm team for the NFL's Dayton Triangles. In 1930, the Triangles joined the IFL, and even though their parent team became the Brooklyn Dodgers, the Triangles name and colors were kept. The team played for 56 seasons as the Triangles, and in 1984, they changed their name to the Columbus Redskins, to signify their new affiliation with Washington. In 1990, the Triangles moved to Sacramento, and that was the end of minor league football in Columbus, until the 2016 season comes, as the team will end up being revived after popular demand. Relocation History: Utah Trotters (WFA) (1960-1969) Utah Trotters (AFL) (1970-2002) Dayton Broncos (2003-2015) Columbus Triangles (2016-present)
  5. There are so many indoor leagues now. What are some that you know about? Maybe add some unknown logos in as well. Obviously AFL, AFL2 IFL UIFL (barely) Mighty Football League (Billings Outlaws left the IFL and I'm pretty sure they are trying to start their own league.) CIFL
  6. This is an update to a team I've been working with for awhile. The original logo turned out pretty neat, but looked more like an illustration than a logo. My main objective with this redo was to create something simple and introduce secondary logos to my league work. I feel like my design skill is still evolving, so I'd like to affirm that on the forum:) I'm set on the colors, but I'm open to c&c on the logos.