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Redesigning spanish Divisi贸n de Honor (CR Ciencias 4/12)


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It is聽about time to show some聽love to rugby here !聽馃弶馃弶馃弶

As always I found an obscure league in need of an overhaul聽and so I'm glad to present you my redesign of the spanish Divisin de Honor, the top tier of spanish rugby union. The league has 12 teams and has a relegation system, meaning that the last team is聽sent down to the Divisin de Honor B and the champion聽of the lower tier gets promoted;聽the second to last of the Divisin聽and vice-champion聽of the B tier get to play a play-in-out聽game.聽This is a pro league, meaning that聽players get paid, but for many not enough for a living, so a number of them has a side job or are students. This a very common thing in european pro rugby outside of the top leagues. Many teams have important sponsorships that even change their names, I don't really like this system聽so I'll call the teams without their sponsorship name.

The Divisin was founded in 1953 and since then a number of teams have won the trophy but聽the most succesful are Valladolid RAC (10 titles), Club Deportivo Arquitectura (9 titles) and CR El Salvador (8 titles). Teams for the 2020/21 season are:

Valladolid RAC (Valladolid, Castilla y聽Len)

UE Santboiana (Sant Boi de Llobregat, Catalunya)

CR Cisneros (Madrid)

Independiente RC (Santander, Cantabria)

CR El Salvador (Valladolid)

Ordizia RE (Ordizia, Gipuzkoa)

Aparejadores RC (Burgos,Castilla y Len)

Getxo Errugbia (Getxo, Vizcaya)

FC Barcelona Rugby (Barcelona, Catalunya)

Club Alcobendas Rugby (Alcobendas, Madrid)

Ciencias CR (Sevilla, Andalucia)

CR Santander (Santander)

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Here you have my redesiged logo fot the league. Renfe, the spanish national railway聽company, is the main league sponsor.

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For reference you also have their actual logo (this is the 2014 edition, seems like they haven't a newer one)Divisi%C3%B3n_de_Honor.PNG

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Disclaimer for rugby newbies (if you know what a maul is, you can skip down): On the topic of rugby jerseys

Very few rugby clubs have names on the back of the jersey, this is because the number on a jersey is linked more to聽a field position than to a specific player, say you are a scrum-half, your number would usually be 9. This is why in my templates you don't see the jersey聽backs, that usually have just plain numbers from 1 to 23.

In rugby, in most clubs,聽you don't have a home and away jersey, you just have the team jersey and then a clash kit in case of a color clash with the opponent聽team's colors. For this reason sometimes it is difficult to find the clash jersey of some teams as maybe they just have a smart color combo that seldom needs to be swapped for the clash.

Rugby clubs usually have just one set of socks that goes with both the main and clash jerseys, this sometimes makes them look quite out of place, but hey, they are playing rugby, not fussing around. The same can be applied to shorts, but in higher level clubs it is easier to have two sets of shorts if the clash is not matching with the main one. For this reason in my template you have two pairs聽of shorts, but only one of socks.

Getxo Errugbia (Getxo Rugby), freshly promoted from the Divisi贸n de Honor B, is based in the town聽of Getxo (pronounced Guecho), in the Bilbao metro area, in the basque province of Vizcaya. Getxo is an affluent residential town, renown in Spain for its very peculiar hanging bridge on the river Nervi贸n,聽designed in 1893 to allow the passage of the聽big ships built more upstream in the Bilbao聽dockyards.

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Home field: Campos deportivos de Fadura

Founding: 1975

Motto: Somos rugby/ Errugbia gara (we are rugby)

Logo: a charging ram,聽represent the solidity of the team聽 聽 聽Getxo_RT.png

The jersey: Some iteration of yellow and black, seems like whatever is fine, from dots to vee's聽 聽 聽

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My redesign

New logo: reworked the ram in a聽less 70's way and added聽a bitonal pairing of black and coal, yellow and saffron聽for added detailing

New jerseys:聽they don't really have a jersey identity, so I worked mainly on their distinctive colors, leaving the design simple. The sublimated stripes are inspired by the famous hanging bridge, especially by the intricated supporting beamwork and holding cables

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Club de Rugby Santander聽is based in the lively city of Santander, capital of Cantabria. Santander has universities, a聽beautiful natural harbour and nice and quiet beaches, making聽it a famous turistic spot in the north of Spain. In the city you can find many charming seaside boulevards and public parks, one of them that even has tanks with penguins and seals.

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Home field: Complejo deportivo Ruth Beitia

Founding: 2007

Motto: Todo es posible聽(everything is possible)

Logo: a seal playing with a rugby ball, from where they got their nickname of Las Focas (Seals)聽 聽聽Club_rugby_santander_logo.png

The jersey: Their main color is black, with some green triangular patterns. Theyr clash kit is solid green

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My redesign

New logo: reworked the idea of the seal, adding some more details like the wavy backgroung and the ferns, as their actual roundel is pretty standard and generic. Insted of black, I added in the color palette a dark navy blue. The roman numerals stand for the team founding year.

New jerseys:聽their triangular pattern don't really mean anything, so I decided to link their jerseys with the beauty of the cantabrian land. The home jersey represents聽the ocean, while the clash jersey is inspired by the green and lush coast, where the humid climate is perfect聽for ferns and similar plants.

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I can't say that I'm聽very familiar with the sport but it's cool to see some rugby concepts!

The league logo is clever but it could be a bit cleaner. The goal posts could be thicker so that they match the letter "I" in Divisi贸n, with the horizontal bar higher up to sit next to the rest of the word "Honor." Finally, you might try to reduce some of the empty space on the bottom with a less vertical shield shape.

Santander's jerseys look really excellent, especially that beautiful fern away jersey. I think they would be even better with just the seal & ball rather than the whole crest, perhaps in all black on the away! If you keep the roundel, though, you might ditch the Roman numerals and go with one fern per side with stems that follow聽the circular shape.

As for Getxo, I have to say I'm partial to '70s logo design, so I'm not feeling the new logo so much. The sublimated jersey chevrons are solid, though I'd say it'd be cool to have a design that closer matches the shape of the bridge (maybe聽2 chevrons in a row, maybe with pinstripes?)

Anyways, it's a nice start to the聽series!

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Club de Rugby Cisneros聽is based in the聽city of Madrid, the capital of Spain. Madrid, nested on the castilian meseta, is world-known as an energetic and bustling city, with one of the most popolous metropolitan areas in Europe. CR Cisneros in deeply linked with the Complutense University of Madrid, the oldest public university in the city and the聽focal point of higher knowledge in Spain during the last two centuries. The rugby team takes its name from the Colegio Mayor Xim茅nez de Cisneros, the university's dormitory named after聽Cardinal de Cisneros, an important figure in spanish national history, and has聽its roots in rugby's early 20th century聽spread in universities all over Europe.

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Home field: Campo Central de la Ciudad Universitaria

Founding: 1943

Motto: No parar hasta conquistar (we don't stop until we聽conquer)

Logo: a coat of arms representing some swans, as the name cisneros means swankeepers聽 聽navbar.png

The jersey: Their main colors are light and royal blue, in horizontal hoops. The聽clash kit has the same pattern but in burgundy and garnet.

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My redesign

New logo: on the actual logo I just added the gold border on the shield and the lettering in a fitting font

New jerseys: the home kit is inspired by their actual two tones blue kit that is very sleek, in my opinion. For the clash kit I used the chevron of the shield, that is a common feature on rugby jersey (especially in rugby league).

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On 2/27/2021 at 12:27 AM, BAT-77 said:

Beautiful work, I would like to see the same thing for the Italian Rugby Championship.

Thanks, I'll definitely do that next.

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Club de Rugby Ciencias聽is based in the聽city of Sevilla, biggest city in聽Andalucia. Sevilla, running聽alongside the river Guadalquivir, is very famous for its historic city centre and jaw dropping architecture, link between gothic and arabic styles.聽CR Ciencias was founded by the聽scientific faculty of the University of Sevilla, hence its name, and has always been a focal point for rugby in southern Spain.

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Home field: La Cartuja

Founding: 1972

Motto:Magno cum labore summum ascenditure(I found it hard enough to ascend)

Logo: a gothic C聽聽聽ciencias-escudo.jpg

The jersey: Their main colors are navy and royal blue, in a simple monocolor jersey with contrasting cuffs and collar.

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My redesign

New logo: just got rid of the wierd bit on the bottom of the C

New jerseys: the home kit has now a pattern inspired by moorish style mosaiques you can find in the Alcazar聽. For the clash kit I used the same pattern, but with a radiant goldencolor to remind the past role of the city as a major gold commerce hub.

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Cisneros look nice, only suggestion would be to switch the Kappa logo to un-outlined blue on both jerseys. It's not necessary, but you might consider聽adding some yellow accents on the home just 'cuz.

Ciencias looks really excellent with those mosaic patterns! I'd consider adding a white stripe on the sleeves to get a bit more connection to the socks. Also, I'd be interested in聽a version of the pattern where the shade of the tonal pattern is slightly different for each shape as you go away from the center might be kinda cool. Neither change is really necessary, but I'm curious.

Good job!

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