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Back Bay United


JamieRose

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I had this idea the other day at work. I call them Back Bay United, and they'd play in Fenway Park in Boston, MA. The top of the crest is a nod to the top of the pressbox in Fenway. I wanted to give this crest an irish feel without going all shamrocky. Also, the banner going across roughly translates to "Love That Dirty Water," which is a chorus line from Dirty Water by the Standells which is the unofficial theme song for the Red Sox, and would also be for BBU.

I'm not sure where to go with it. I like it, but I don't feel 100% satisfied.

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I would switch the backwards B so that it faces in the normal direction. I would also fill the space in the white area with some kind of symbol that you would chose to be associated with the club. Obviously if you look around the world you've got the Liverbird of Liverpool, the red devil of Manchester United, the clover of Celtic, AC Milan features the flag of Milan beside the red and black stripes of the club, etc. Right now it's got a great start to it, with a nice looking crest shape, but it lacks that "it" factor. Need to find that missing link that will put it all together. Hope that helps.

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I do agree that the white space needs something. I'm having a hard time trying to find a good piece of Boston symbolism to put there. I'm trying to stray away from the American Revolution and shamrocks. Unfortunately, the flag and seal of the city don'e lend themselves well to a football crest.

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Quick update. Made the first B face forward, added an emblem to the white space. I took it from the Seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It was a very minute detail in the seal, but I really like it. It looks like a flower, but could also be interpreted as a hubcap (and Boston is called the Hub of New England)

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guinness_harp.jpg

Aha, now we're getting somewhere! Something along these lines? Obviously different, but just for inspiration...

Whoever said harp had a great idea. What about the harp with two retro stitched footballs on either side of it?

Something like this (as seen in Chelsea's and Barca's crests):

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