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NFL helmet logo swap/mash-up

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These are turning out pretty nice, especially the update on the Falcons! 

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Diggin that Jags helmet. Good job with this series. 

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Just found this thread and all of them are pretty solid. Do you think you'll possibly do full uniform concepts or just continue with helmets?

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13 hours ago, BenD said:

Just found this thread and all of them are pretty solid. Do you think you'll possibly do full uniform concepts or just continue with helmets?

 

I just did the helmets.

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LOS ANGELES CHARGERS [as the Los Angeles Rams]
Established: 1936
First season: 1936 (NFL II), 1937 (AFL)
League championships: 3
 AFL Championships (pre-1970 AFL–NFL merger): 2 - 1945, 1951
 Super Bowl championships: 1 - 1999 (XXXIV)
 
The Chargers were a pain because, when they announced thier relocation to Los Angeles, I had to the adjust some of the mashups. Originally, I had the Chargers as the Chiefs. The changed logo was a lightning bolt with SD. I also had the Redskins as the Chargers. I had to move them both, because there was no way LA would have 3 teams while DC had none. I initially tried to use the Chargers bolt logo shaped into a c, but never could it look right. So, I modified a lightning bolt font. I know the "C" should be flipped on the right helmet, but I didn't like the way it looked. So, I kept the mirror look.

 

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LOS ANGELES RAMS [as the Baltimore Ravens]
Established: 1996
First season: 1996 (AFL)
League championships: 2
 Super Bowl championships: 2 - 2000 (XXXV), 2012 (XLVII)
 
To avoid having more than two teams in LA at a time, I had to delay the Rams until the late 90s. I think the logo changes are pretty obvious, substituting the horns for the wings on the shield, R for B, and a ram head profile for the bird.

 

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MIAMI DOLPHINS [as the New England Patriots]
Established: 1959
First season: 1960 (NFL IV), 1970 (AFL)
League championships: 5
Super Bowl championships: 5 - 2001 (XXXVI), 2003 (XXXVIII), 2004 (XXXIX), 2014 (XLIX), 2016 (LI)

 

When I first started assigning teams, the Broncos stand-in was going be either Buffalo or Miami with the other being the Patriots stand-in. As seen above, I chose Buffalo for Denver. I used a dorsal fin for the 1960 Patriots hat logo which I'm not sure that it works.

 

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MINNESOTA VIKINGS [as the Washington Redskins]
Established: 1932
First season: 1932 (AFL)
League championships: 5
 AFL Championships (pre-1970 AFL–NFL merger): 2 - 1937, 1942
 Super Bowl championships: 3 - 1982 (XVII), 1987 (XXII), 1991 (XXVI)
 
I think the only logo that requires explanation for the Vikings/Redskins is the first one. The 1960 Redskins helmet used a feather as stripe. I substituted a riveted comb for it. I couldn't come up anything else.


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18 hours ago, Heitert said:

Texans - Something seems off on this one, I can't really put a finger on it. I think that maybe the Titans logo just isn't the best option for the logo switch. I think you could do something with a team that uses an animal mascot as their logo. I would try the Bears and use the star shape from the Chicago flag as the eye; I think that would look pretty decent. 

 

 

Yea, I never warmed to Texans/Titans mashup. Here is the original "oil drop" logo. I think it looks a little better vertical than diagonal. I've also included the original brand logo.

 

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Some of these are really interesting.

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NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS [as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers]
Established: 1974
First season: 1976 (AFL)
League championships: 1
Super Bowl championships: 1 - 2002 (XXXVII)

 

For the flag logos, I originally went a modified version of the Flag of New England. It was only at the last minute did I swap the patriot heads in for the skulls.

 

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NEW ORLEANS SAINTS [as the Minnesota Vikings]
Established: 1960
First season: 1961 (AFL)
League championships: 0 (Does not include the AFL or NFL championships won during the same seasons as the AFL–NFL Super Bowl championships before the 1970 AFL–NFL merger)
 AFL Championships (pre-1970 AFL–NFL merger): 1 - 1969

 

The idea here is matching headware worn by their respective nicknames (realistic or not). So, I switch the viking horn for a saint's halo. As to why I went with the gold instead of the black. Well, New Orleans hasn't used shades of black that I could match up with Minnesota's shades of purple. However, they did altered the gold color over the years.

 

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NEW YORK GIANTS [as the Chicago Bears]
Established: 1919
First season: 1920 (AFL)
League championships: 9
 AFL Championships (pre-1970 AFL–NFL merger): 8 - 1921, 1932, 1933, 1940, 1941, 1943, 1946, 1963
 Super Bowl championships: 1 - 1985 (XX)

 

Pretty basic swap, I just converted the "Chicago C" into a "Giants G".

 

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NEW YORK JETS [as the Buffalo Bills]
Established: 1960
First season: 1960 (NFL IV), 1970 (AFL)
League championships: 2
AFL Championships: 2 - 1964, 1965

 

The Jets were another interesting problem. Due to their nickname, they couldn't be founded before the late 1940s. So, that eliminated any team founded before 1945. I couldn't sub them for SF as I thought the logos were too close in design. IMO, the shenanigans that went on with Cleveland wouldn't happen with a New York club. After the AFL-NFL merger, I cannot see the Giants allowing any team to invade "their territory". So, any team that relocated was eliminated. In addition, any upstart league is going to need a franchise in NYC, just establish legitimacy (and of course TV rights). So, that limited me to the eight founding AFL teams. New York was eliminated obviously. Any team that relocated was like was eliminated (Oilers/Titans, Texans/Titans, Chargers, and Raiders). This left the Patriots, Broncos, and Bills. I couldn't matchup elements of either New England and Denver with the Jets. So, I ended up with the Bills. So, I went about with swamping buffaloes with jets. Buffalo's original uniforms were old uniforms Detroit Lions uniforms. Since in this reality Chicago is Detroit, I used their colors to simulate the original helmets.

 

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OAKLAND RAIDERS [as the Indianapolis Colts]
Established: 1953
First season: 1953 (AFL)
League championships: 4 (Does not include the AFL or NFL championships won during the same seasons as the AFL–NFL Super Bowl championships before the 1970 AFL–NFL merger)
 AFL Championships (pre-1970 AFL–NFL merger): 3 - 1958, 1959, 1968
 Super Bowl championships: 2 - 1970 (V), 2006 (XLI)
 
Initially, I was going to just use a shield as their logo, but I realized it would be to close the whichever team used an adapted version of it. I settled on using the crossed swords. The only other team that uses crossed swords is Tampa Bay and I didn't plan on using swords with the Buccaneers.

 

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PHILADELPHIA EAGLES [as the Green Bay Packers]
Established: 1919
First season: 1919 (ind), 1921 (AFL)
League championships: 13 (Does not include the AFL or NFL championships won during the same seasons as the AFL–NFL Super Bowl championships before the 1970 AFL–NFL merger)
 AFL Championships (pre-1970 AFL–NFL merger): 11 - 1929, 1930, 1931, 1936, 1939, 1944, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967
 AFL-NFL Super Bowl championships: 2 - 1966 (I), 1967 (II)
 Super Bowl championships: 2 - 1996 (XXXI), 2010 (XLV)
 
Again, not much originally here. I simply converted the "Packers G" into the "Eagles E".

 

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PITTSBURGH STEELERS [as the Dallas Cowboys]
Established: 1960
First season: 1960 (AFL)
League championships: 5
 Super Bowl championships: 5 - 1971 (VI), 1977 (XII), 1992 (XXVII), 1993 (XXVIII), 1995 (XXX)
 
I always found the steelmark very star-like. So, I thought it was no brainer to use in place of the Cowboys star.

 

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SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS [as the Oakland Raiders]
Established: 1960
First season: 1960 (NFL IV), 1970 (AFL)
League championships: 3 (Does not include the AFL or NFL championships won during the same seasons as the AFL–NFL Super Bowl championships before the 1970 AFL–NFL merger)
 NFL championships: 1 - 1967
 Super Bowl championships: 3 - 1976 (XI), 1980 (XV), 1983 (XVIII)
 
The 49ers name, like the Texans, doesn't make any sense anywhere outside of California. So, I was a little limited in which teams I could swap them out for. In addition, I had to figure out how to end up with two SF Bay area teams. Oakland moving to LA in the 80s helped with this problem. Once they left, the "Baltimore Raiders" could move into the area with worrying about territorial rights. The "LA 49ers" could return after leave as the "Al Davis" analog would have never given up the rights to the area. Not a perfect solution, but I thinks it works.

 

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SEATTLE SEAHAWKS [as the Miami Dolphins]
Established: 1965
First season: 1966 (AFL)
League championships: 2
 Super Bowl championships: 2 - 1972 (VII), 1973 (VIII)
 
For the Seahawks, I tried to mimic the fish and sun with a bird and sun. For the sun, I took inspiration from the Native designs of the Pacific Northwest. The birds are adapted from various both Seahawks and Eagles logos. Not sure, if the colors work.

 

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TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS [as the Jacksonville Jaguars]
Established: 1993
First season: 1995 (AFL)
League championships: 0

 

My plan was to the skull from the Bucs logo in place of the Jaguar head, but I didn't like the design I came up with. I've always liked the Bucs secondary logo. So, I tweaked the ship. Still not completed satisfied, the full ship might better.

 

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