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If NFL Team Logos Were Vintage College Mascot Logos **Bills

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I've done many "Vintage Style College Mascots" and as the NFL season gets started I was thinking of what their logos/mascots might look like if they had been created in the style of Arthur Evans. I don't plan on directly using any mascot/logo looks (college or NFL) that are already out there (example: using Pistol Pete for the Dallas Cowboys). However, I may take inspiration from bits or pieces of them. Over the next few weeks/months I'll be adding my newest iterations, please let me know what you think with your comments and/or likes.

 

First up: Minnesota Vikings

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This is a promising start. Really hits all the elements. The forward hat, the exaggerated chin sticking out, the brow. Really gets the feel of those old style mascot logos.

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One more today; Packers

I know that the "Cheese Head" hat wasn't around at that time but......

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On 9/10/2019 at 3:21 PM, BigRed618 said:

For the Packers, how about a something like a butcher? Remember the team was named after a meat packing company.

I did work through something like that, but to get it to make some sense meant adding a lot of "extra" stuff. This way a viewer just sees the cheese head and connects to Packers.

 

On 9/10/2019 at 5:25 PM, seasaltvanilla said:

The shade of green makes the Packer look like he's a zombie.

Agreed, just wanted to stay away from "Caucasian" tan.

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Here are Chicago and Carolina:

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They are just re-purposed from some of my other concepts.

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All GREAT stuff, but I'm with Big Red; Packers should probably be more of a butcher/meat packer.

 

And without the almost hipster-looking long hair and beard; this is a franchise going back to the 1920s; I think a facial look more in tune with those times would be more on-point. 

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I don't know if you remember the NFL Huddles mascots from the mid 80's, but the Packers' Huddle guy had an apron and some drawings had him carrying a string of sausage, subtly referencing the meat packing roots of the name.

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The images for Carolina and Chicago are broken.

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Interesting work! My favourites are Chicago and Carolina. Can't wait you do for my Seahawks!

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Oh yes. These, these are great. 

 

I love the exaggerated facial features of the Vikings and Cowboys. I like the royal better for the Cowboys, it pops more and makes it look more "vintage." 

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Really hoping you do a Bills one soon. 

 

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I love these. Great work man. I can't wait to see more!!

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On 9/12/2019 at 11:58 AM, Eastport76 said:

Interesting work! My favourites are Chicago and Carolina. Can't wait you do for my Seahawks!

 

On 9/12/2019 at 3:15 PM, Brian in Boston said:

Terrific idea for a thread... and outstanding work, as well!

 

On 9/12/2019 at 4:08 PM, Brave-Bird 08 said:

WOW. 

 

More. ples

 

On 9/12/2019 at 5:22 PM, Heitert said:

Oh yes. These, these are great. 

 

I love the exaggerated facial features of the Vikings and Cowboys. I like the royal better for the Cowboys, it pops more and makes it look more "vintage." 

 

14 hours ago, HailGoldPants said:

I love these. Great work man. I can't wait to see more!!

 

Thanks everyone!

 

Up next is the first full-body mascot in the group, because the head alone would look quite odd.

 

Miami Dolphins:

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On 9/11/2019 at 11:39 AM, hettinger_rl said:

 

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Darken the hair, add a prospectors hat and this could be the 49ers mascot.

 

Fantastic work by the way. 

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This is going to be a cool thread, cant wait til the Lions and Broncos are posted. Maybe do the CFL as well?

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