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Brian in Boston, thanks for the very helpful critiques.  I decided you were right about LA as well.  So, here are modifications to both the Carolina and LA helmets. 

 

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And my first new team of the day, one of my all-time favorites, the New Orleans VooDoo.  No changes to the logo and secondary, as they are great.  I did adjust the font a bit, but tried to keep the same theme.   The uniforms are based on the original 2004 design, where the shoulder stripes were more asp-like.  I also tried to repeat the crossed-viper motif in the pants. 

 

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And one more, the Philly Soul.  I again tried to use as much of their original identity as I could, including using Graphite instead of Black as a main color.  There is some black trim, but only in small amounts to sharpen edges.  I made some minor tweaks to the logo itself, and the jersey's are based on one of their earlier looks. (Their look this last season was way over the top for my taste.)

 

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Posted (edited)

Is there a possibility you might recreate other AFL teams like:


- Washington Valor (2016-2019) or Washington Commandoes (1987-1990)
- Spokane Shock (2010-2015)
- Portland Steel (2016) or Portland Thunder (2014-2015)
- Pittsburgh Power (2011-2014)
- New Jersey Red Dogs (1997-2000)
- Nashville Kats (1997-2001, 2005-2007)
- Los Angeles Kiss (2014-2016)
- Kansas City Brigade (2006-2010) or Kansas City Command (2011-2012)
- Las Vegas Gladiators (2002-2007)
- Grand Rapids Rampage (2005-2009)
- Houston Thunderbears (1998-2001)
- Georgia Force (2011-2012)
- Dallas Desperados (2002-2008)
- Colorado Crush (2003-2008)
- Columbus Destroyers (2004-2008)
- Albany Empire (2018-2019)
- Atlantic City Blackjacks (2019)
- Baltimore Brigade (2017-2019)
- Cleveland Gladiators (2008-2017)

- Utah Blaze (2006-2013)

 

I know it's a long list, but this will give you a few ideas. :) Thank you for recreating the AFL uniforms. Great stuff!

Edited by ThunderHawkPA
Forgot one AFL team.

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I almost forgot to add the Dallas Desperados.

 

I decided 2 big things here:  1--Since they are owned by Jerry Jones I would go full Cowboys with their look, with only a few alterations.   2-- The actual Desperados logo is not great, but the Dallas Renegades (XFL) logo is perfect, so I swapped out the Desperado for the Renegade, added a Dallas star and colors.  Not the most original, but definitely something Jerry would consider doing. 

 

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I believe the Washington Valor are the only team left.  Let's see:

 

EAST

New England Steamrollers

New York Dragons

New York Knights

Philadelphia Soul

Washington Valor

 

NORTH

Chicago Bruisers

Detroit Drive

Indiana Firebirds

Milwaukee Mustangs

Pittsburgh Gladiators


SOUTH

Carolina Cobras

Memphis Pharaohs

New Orleans VooDoo

Orlando Predators

Tampa Bay Storm

 

WEST

Arizona Rattlers

Dallas Desperados

Denver Dynamite

LA Avengers

San Jose SaberCats

 

Yup, the 20 team Arena Football League, with only DC still to go. 

 

Sorry folks, but I set out to do 20 teams, and that is where I will cap it off.  Moving on to another project (when an idea hits me for one.)  Maybe a revisiting of the CFL?  Maybe a Global League, who knows.  

 

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And here it is, with almost no logo modifications, and just my take on a consistent striping pattern across the logo, jersey and pants.  Blue-red-white-red. 

 

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3 hours ago, WideRight said:

Sorry folks, but I set out to do 20 teams, and that is where I will cap it off.  Moving on to another project (when an idea hits me for one.)  Maybe a revisiting of the CFL?  Maybe a Global League, who knows.  

 

A global league would be pretty sweet to see. Maybe the original 2001 XFL? Love to see your take on that league. I loved the XFL growing up even more than i love the arena league 

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As a huge CFL fan I'd love to see that. Perhaps with expansion in the US but ONLY locations along/near the northern border.

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2 hours ago, Skycast said:

As a huge CFL fan I'd love to see that. Perhaps with expansion in the US but ONLY locations along/near the northern border.

Maybe redoing the old CFL-USA looks with a modern update to go along with it?

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How about a series imagining if NCAA football expanded to other universities around the world?  Maybe even make up a bunch of USA-styled name of a fictional college.  Madrid A&M.  Tokyo State.  URSP (University of Russia-St. Petersberg)   Etc.  

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Nice work WideRight!  I would love to see the CFL next with all the old USA teams.

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16 hours ago, dcameronh said:

Nice work WideRight!  I would love to see the CFL next with all the old USA teams.

His CFL project is already underway. Go check it out. One team is already posted.

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These are great! I was actually thinking of doing my own refresh of old AFL logos (actually had already made a few) but after seeing these I'm not sure my work could compare. My favorites I think are Detroit, Iowa and Los Angeles. I'll be checking out some of your other work to see what you do with them!

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On 5/5/2020 at 8:53 AM, in_a_rush said:

These are great! I was actually thinking of doing my own refresh of old AFL logos (actually had already made a few) but after seeing these I'm not sure my work could compare. My favorites I think are Detroit, Iowa and Los Angeles. I'll be checking out some of your other work to see what you do with them!

Give it a shot man. Doesn’t hurt to try.

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On 4/27/2020 at 10:04 AM, WideRight said:

I almost forgot to add the Dallas Desperados.

 

I decided 2 big things here:  1--Since they are owned by Jerry Jones I would go full Cowboys with their look, with only a few alterations.   2-- The actual Desperados logo is not great, but the Dallas Renegades (XFL) logo is perfect, so I swapped out the Desperado for the Renegade, added a Dallas star and colors.  Not the most original, but definitely something Jerry would consider doing. 

 

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I believe the Washington Valor are the only team left.  Let's see:

 

EAST

New England Steamrollers

New York Dragons

New York Knights

Philadelphia Soul

Washington Valor

 

NORTH

Chicago Bruisers

Detroit Drive

Indiana Firebirds

Milwaukee Mustangs

Pittsburgh Gladiators


SOUTH

Carolina Cobras

Memphis Pharaohs

New Orleans VooDoo

Orlando Predators

Tampa Bay Storm

 

WEST

Arizona Rattlers

Dallas Desperados

Denver Dynamite

LA Avengers

San Jose SaberCats

 

Yup, the 20 team Arena Football League, with only DC still to go. 

 

Sorry folks, but I set out to do 20 teams, and that is where I will cap it off.  Moving on to another project (when an idea hits me for one.)  Maybe a revisiting of the CFL?  Maybe a Global League, who knows.  

 

That's literally the Dallas Renegades logo on top of the Dallas Cowboys logo. It looks good though. 

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On 5/15/2020 at 3:29 PM, Viperion101 said:

That's literally the Dallas Renegades logo on top of the Dallas Cowboys logo. It looks good though. 

 

Yea, that's pretty much what he said.

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