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Footy as Football - EPL Crossover Series


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I got an email a few months ago about a series idea. They basically asked if I was interested doing Football as Football, but the other way around. So basically, turning EPL teams into what they'd look like as NFL teams. I was like thanks, but I've been busy doing other series so I dunno when I'd get to it. But I finally came up with some ideas and went ahead and did some!


Norwich Canaries


I do probably way too many soccer crests, so doing something fresh and that would test my designer abilities. So starting from the bottom, here is what the EPL would look like with NFL inspired logos.


Norwich is known as the Canaries. They have a unique yellow and green color scheme, so this was going to be fun. I did my best to make a mean looking canary. I took some cues from Brandoise and the Ravens logo and created what you see below. The uniforms will mostly be based on the kits the teams use, so I got a new template and based the uniforms of the ones Norwich wore last year en route to being promoted to the EPL.


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Excited for another Raysox series! With the logo, the thick outline really makes the bird look too round. Thinning the outline, or bringing it to a point at the beak and the back of the neck will really help the mark.

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I agree this needs a green helmet shell, that was the first thing that stood out to me when I looked at it. I also think there should be thin black stripes bordering the pants stripe for consistency ' s sake. I agree that the logo is too rounded as well, especially if you wanted it to be "mean looking," the more sharp or angular you can make it the better. I think the eye especially could use a bit of an update.

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Thanks guys. Couple things. I went yellow lid to mimic a canary head, same with the lack of green on the logo. I felt like the green on the jersey would help since traditionally the club is yellow

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Watford Hornets


The 2nd place team from the Championship is the newest team I've done. The team is nicknamed the Hornets, but have a red deer as their logo. It has 100% to do with the colors of the team. I didn't want to throw away tradition, so I kept the deer idea. In a style like the LAFC bear and the Buffalo Bills logo, I did a stylized deer in one color to make it look strong, modern, and bold. I wanted to show motion with the deer, so I made it rear up on it's back legs, but I threw in a ground to show that it isn't flying or anything.



Before I did the logo, I had the idea to do an Eagles' type helmet logo, but with the antler. That's not even the wildest thing about the helmet. Half is yellow, half is black. The current crest is like that, so I split it in homage. I like the uniforms a lot, but a lot of that has to do with the colors. I tried my best to keep black on yellow, but did throw some red in the sleeve in an angled stripe like Nike has used a lot.



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Old Watford jersey


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I agree with jmoe12, the outline of the canary is too rounded, it makes the logo feel odd.

I really want to like the Hornets concept, but I think I'm having too much disconnect with the separate parts of the identity. What if you make the helmet one color, but put horizontal stripes on the torso or legs? Then it'll have more of a hornet feel.

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This all feels disconnected. There's a little red on the jersey, but then absolutely no yellow on the pants, there's only the split-color look on the helmet but nowhere else. I think if you make the jersey black and do something with yellow and red on both the pants and jersey, it'll look a little more balanced. Look to the Maryland terps pride jerseys for examples of this

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I think I wont go in order, just when I turn it out. Also I updated Watford.



Bournemouth Cherries


Bournemouth is the last team to be promoted into the EPL. Bournemouth has red and black stripes, and is nicknamed the Cherries. Not too much to work with there. I decided to make a logo with a B with stripes coming out. I wanted to show motion in the football, with a throwback to one of the best logo the Cleveland Browns have ever had.



I originally had the stripes go around the back like the Seahawks logo, but realized the B would be backwards on the left. I put the B logo on the side, which let me go with a black helmet to match. There's a lot of striping on the uniform, with the helmet, sleeves, and pants. It was the best way I could show the tradition that the team has with their vertical stripes.


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I think I wont go in order, just when I turn it out. Also I updated Watford.

Bournemouth Cherries

Bournemouth is the last team to be promoted into the EPL. Bournemouth has red and black stripes, and is nicknamed the Cherries. Not too much to work with there. I decided to make a logo with a B with stripes coming out. I wanted to show motion in the football, with a throwback to one of the best logo the Cleveland Browns have ever had.

I originally had the stripes go around the back like the Seahawks logo, but realized the B would be backwards on the left. I put the B logo on the side, which let me go with a black helmet to match. There's a lot of striping on the uniform, with the helmet, sleeves, and pants. It was the best way I could show the tradition that the team has with their vertical stripes.

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I like it. Though the logo to me shows phallic imagery!

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