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New thread due to Sports Fan Fiction closing down. All responses and feedback from the previous thread will not be included.

 

The International Association of American Football is a fictional league of mine that I've been working on for many years. It started out as random teams and logo doodles for fun when I was around 8 years old,  then eventually tracing logos from google in 2016, to learning enough from tracing to make my own logos today. I'm very excited to showcase my work and get some tips. 

 

The IAAF consists of 40 teams, (32 in the United States, 6 in Canada, 1 in Mexico City and 1 in London.) split into two conferences, North and South, with four divisions in each conference, each containing five teams. (I do not yet have League, Conference, or Division logos) It's pretty much the same as the NFL in terms of rules, the main differences being 1) Women are included in play, and 2) Players participate on Offense,  Defense, and Special Teams, if possible. 

 

The teams are based in the following cities: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, London, Los Angeles, Memphis, Mexico City, Miami, Minneapolis, Montréal, New Orleans, New York City, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, Quebec City, Sacramento, San Antonio, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington DC, and Winnipeg. I am not planning any expansion, as I feel like 40 teams is plenty, if not overkill. Teams will be posted in

no particular order. Logos are made with Affinity Designer.

 

Let's start with the Sacramento Kraken, a member of the Pacific Division of the South Conference.

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I will not be going into history, as right now I'm just posting team logos and later on uniforms for each team. I have solid concepts made for about 20ish teams so far, and have names and colors for all but one team. I will slowly post teams once I'm happy with them. That's all for now!

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Next up, the Toronto Lakers, based in the Great Lakes Division of the North Conference.

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The team is named for Toronto's position on the coast of lake ontario. There is also a CN tower in the top of the anchor to make it more Toronto-appropriate.

Made with Affinity Designer. C&C encouraged.

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 Introducing the Boston Mariners. Atlantic Division, North conference.

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Honors Boston's history as an important port city, and the pilgrims who sailed into Massachusetts back in 1620.

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Next team up is the Houston Voyagers. (Coastal Division, South conference.)

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References the space exploration history of the city of Houston.

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Introducing the London Royals. Northeast Division, North conference.

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Refers to the monarchical government of the United Kingdom.

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Next up, the Winnipeg Blizzards. Northwest Division, North conference.

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Named for the frigid canadian winters that engulf the city.

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Next, the Seattle Shockwaves. Northwest Division, North conference.

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The St. Louis Legion. Central Division, South conference.

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Named for St. Louis' nickname 'the Rome of the West', a legion is a group of 3-6 thousand Roman soldiers.

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Introducing the Charlotte Flyers. Appalachian Division, South conference.

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Named for the Wright brother's historical flight, and for the racing history of Charlotte.

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Next, the Los Angeles Tides. Pacific Division, South Conference.

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Named for the sunny pacific beaches in the Los Angeles area.

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Up next, the Baltimore Warriors. Atlantic Division, North Conference.

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(Not really named for anything in particular)

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Introducing the Buffalo Polar Bears. Northeast Division, North conference.

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Named for the Polar Bear cubs in the Buffalo zoo, and for the snowy winters in the area.

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3 hours ago, Punchy_Gungus said:

Next, the Seattle Shockwaves. Northwest Division, North conference.

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Made in Affinity Designer. C&C appreciated.

I feel for a team named Shockwaves there should be something jagged in the logo. 

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Oh boy. First time scrolling through concepts in awhile and I see this. My first criticism is how you give 1 sentence explanations for the names of the more obvious ones (like Boston and Toronto) yet for say Sacramento and Charlotte no explanation. Though I like to figure out reasons for names though. 

 

Sacramento Kraken: Oh boy. Sacramento, one of my favorite cities to see concepts for and Kraken, one of my favorite names. Together. Why? THeyre not near the Bay or any ocean. There is the Sacramento River, but then something like River Monsters could fit. But hey, this is football and we see weird names all the time. As for the concept its pretty good, though gives me Sparky Chewbacca vibes (probably why you choose Sacramento now that I think about it) curious to see their uniforms as the colors are an interesting pick. 

 

Toronto Lakers: Good logo, good team name. Not really much to say. Color scheme is good. 

 

Boston Mariners: Probably one of the more solid ones here. The purple and light blue have always been a favorite of mine. Wonder how you'll implement the logo on the helmet

 

Houston Voyagers: Literally nothing to say here, except, please let the helmet logo be the space ship. 

 

London Royals: I kinda was hoping for a more unique name, however if the NFL moved there I see no reason for them to not do a royal/monarchy theme. 

 

Winnipeg Blizzard: I'm assuming the token white-at-home team? Almost always a favorite. Though unsure how Winnipeg got a team if only 6 Canadian cities got a team. 

 

Seattle Shockwave: Uh, not sure why but the name bothers me. But MJWalker's point also stands. 

 

St Louis Legion: I have an idea for their helmet design but I won't mention it because its impractical. 

 

Charlotte Flyers: ... Carolina Flyers fits better than Charlotte as Washington DC is closer to Kitty Hawk then Charlotte. Though if the logo was designed based off of cars "flying through the track" it'd make more sense for it being Charlotte. Really the only one I have major problems with. Also 2 teams with primary purple seems odd, even if the shades and secondaries are different. 

 

LA Tides: Most underwhelming, it'd be fine if it was anything but LA. LA is either an already established brand or something extravagant not 2 tone blue. 

 

Baltimore Warriors: The B in the Baltimore flag shield looks off with the way the pattern is, slight adjustment would help. Like the logos.

 

Buffalo Polar Bears: Another 2 tone/mostly blue team? I just want to see the jerseys for them. I always liked the name Polar Bears or Polars but never really thought about it besides hockey in some capacity

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@CodeG, I appreciate the feedback and will try to answer your confusion. 

First off, I got lazy towards the end for my team name explanations as I was in a hurry to repost the thread. I will add explanations.

 

Sacramento Kraken: You got me. I was directly inspired by SparkyChewbarky's original Seattle Kraken concept, and wanted to change the location to make it more original, and Sacramento was a perfect location for the alignment of the divisions. 

 

Houston Voyagers: the helmet logo is the partial logo in the bottom left.

 

Winnipeg Blizzards: I made the concept with a need for a team in western Canada and before I realized that Calgary was more populated.

 

Seattle Shockwaves: The name kinda bothers me too, it's probably the most meaningless team name I have so far, but I liked the concept enough to keep it. I may touch it up soon.

 

Charlotte Flyers: I went with Charlotte due to the fact that South Carolina is not represented in the logo, and also that it does refer to Charlotte's racing history as well.

 

Baltimore Warriors: I'm not happy with the B logo either, I may get rid of it and make the crossed swords the secondary.

 

Buffalo Polar Bears: I can see your confusion with the name. They're named for the snowy winters and for the polar bear cubs at the Buffalo zoo. I do have 3 two-tone blue teams, but they are all unique in color scheme. (I'm not counting the Tides, that's supposed to be teal).

 

Also, I don't have uniforms for every team yet, so I may not post those for a while. I do have some on my Imgur (@PunchyGungus) if you want to check them out.

 

Thanks for the feedback!

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San Antonio's team could be the Generals, and Dallas could be the Armadillos.  Or do you already have names for the teams. 

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San Antonio Scorpions 

Dallas Bluebonnets?

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1 hour ago, texashockeyfan said:

San Antonio's team could be the Generals, and Dallas could be the Armadillos.  Or do you already have names for the teams. 

 

46 minutes ago, JMtexan09 said:

San Antonio Scorpions 

Dallas Bluebonnets?

 

I already have planned names for all but a few cities. The Dallas Armadillos and San Antonio Jackalopes are among them.

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Very well crafted logos here! Not a fan of the name for Baltimore or Buffalo, though. They're a little uninspired for me. But, I'm digging the concepts.

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