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Hi So as a Brit living here in the US I love the NFL, many at home love it too which is why we are certain to get a team in the near future especially since the NFL gave $125 million towards Tottenham Hotspurs new stadium. On that note when we do get a team what shall our name be? Colours look extra. I have had this discussion on here before and came to realize that although the natural conclusion is to go red white and blue for the national colours, on reflection too many teams in the NFL have this colour scheme. Thus for us to have a successful team we need to stand out and be unique. Another problem is most NFL UK have a team getting them to switch allegiances will be tough, however this will not happen if the team has London as its place name. Like how Boston Patriots became New England Patriots, we have to represent our whole island. Four Nations will unite us all around one team. when thinking of a symbol to unite us I looked no further than the British Bulldogs. I looked at all the teams and originally wanted to go with a ww1 British uniform colour however the colour was a bit too sickly green. Yet brown kept appearing during this period for uniforms and when I blended the dark red with the brown and silver I thought I had hit on something unique. The patch on the jersey I quickly through together but wanted the final design to have a patch that had a flower from each of the four countries in the Uk, English rose, Scottish thistle etc. The only problem i'm having is I have only just started graphic design and I'm not ready to make my own fonts yet. I really want to get tee shirts made of this concept so I can support the idera of us getting a team in the NFL but feel I need a great word mark to tie the brand together. Would any one on here be willing to make a word mark based of my idea that I could use? I would be so Grateful. Other than that let me know your thoughts on my concept, as I greatly value the community's opinion given how talented you all are. Thanks for taking the time to look
Hello everybody As a Huge English NFL fan I am very excited by the prospect of a Uk or English NFL team! However I felt I had to get my concept across. For us to get a NFL franchise would require a HUGE gamble on the NFL's part. This is not because there is not enough interest but because of UK fans failing to accept and support the new team. The new franchise would only be followed by UK fans thus for it to survive it would need to draw UK NFL fans from their current teams. In my view the only way to do this would be to invoke a patriotic brand. For my concept I have chosen to ditch the UK element as some on here suggested their is too much red white and blue in the NFL. That being said and the fact the franchise would be in London led me to an England concept. I have chosen the name ENGLAND KNIGHTS I admit it doesn't roll of the tongue as much as London knights but you have to understand that for the franchise to work here London CANNOT be in the name. I'm from Liverpool and don't care much for London. My fellow northern NFL friends said they wouldn't ditch their NFL teams to follow a team called London something. Seems petty but can be very tribal here on our island especially in the worlds football game I have gone with the Knights name not only (to enter madden comp lol) but because it invokes that classic image many people abroad think of when they here England, Castles knights dragons etc. I didn't go with dragons because that = Wales here. When you think of an English knight you think of the white robe with the red cross with chain mail. This is the basis for my uniform. http:// I will explain at the bottom of this post why but you have to use your imagination with the helmet as I don't have the skills to show it how I wish yet. I want a helmet like this one- http:// The aim is to make it look like a knights helmet with battle scars etc. For the logo I have gone with the classic three lions as that was England's original flag which makes it historically correct for this concept and is England's most patriots logo. It doesn't come across in the Uniform concept picture but I would want the helmet like the one above with the three lions in chrome like the Oregon helmet. The reason I have the number small on the front is because it takes away from the cross if it was big and based on English sporting tradition we don't do big numbers on the from and as far as I'm aware there is no rule against a small front number. The Gray on the sides is to represent chain mail. Maybe at close it would have chain mail watermarks to give it a more real affect but not sure if that would be necessary. The reason the back of the jersey is red is because the classic English knight look wears a red cape with the white robe thus I hope this give it that affect. Here is my very poor attempt at a word mark- http:// No need for an explanation you can see what I have done. Now I LOVE GRAPHIC DESIGN and have been a big fan of these boards and everyone's talent and works on here. However I'm just getting started. I don't have the programs or skills yet to produce my ideas. I'm using Inkscape and paint and watching you tube vids to learn. I recently got engaged to an American and plan on marrying and moving there soon and hope to maybe learn graphic design while there. The reason I say this is because a UK NFL team is something me and any other ex pat would love to see while living in the US and I would love nothing more than to see my design truly fleshed out so I can see it for how I imagine it. Please can you help me by giving me advice tips on my concept and I hope someone on here can take my idea and create a more realistic vision of it i.e pic of a real player wearing the kit etc. I know I'm very bad at the moment so please be kind ill do have good Ideas trust me I just don't have the skills as of yet would LOVE your expert opinions and further concept images based on my idea, thanks for looking