He has clearly also secured the love and respect of our fans. He has done as he promised and delivered silverware and success, breaking the Club’s 35-year trophy drought and securing the title in 2012. I would like to personally and publicly thank him for his dedication to the progress that he has overseen and for his support and continued friendship.
From the cutting room floor:
A concept for the one of the NASL’s new clubs: Virginia Cavalry FC. Cavalry units, as you know, historically fought on horseback, so my main idea was to have a horse in the middle of a ‘V’ for “Virginia”.
Eventually this got so frustrating I had to abandon it.
Here’s a retro-style Anaheim Ducks logo I came up with.
In case I didn’t do a good job of making it clear, that’s supposed to be a duck’s foot in the negative space inside the ‘A’. :p
I actually think RSL’s current badge is all right, but rslfront asked me to rebrand them for kicks, so this is what I came up with. I was going to leave it for the weekend, but I got the idea pretty quickly and I decided to jump on the opportunity.
The monogram at the center of the badge was inspired by the presence of the Maltese Cross on a lot of crown designs. The fact that it’s a cross and Christianity plays a big part in Salt Lake City’s history is, I guess, a symbolic bonus.
Plus, Vasco da Gama is about the only club I can think of that uses a cross design for its badge, so I thought it’d help RSL look a bit more unique and stick out amongst the mostly circular and shield-shaped badges of MLS.
The wordmark was made from a stock font, and is relatively simple. I didn’t feel like it needed much.
So there it is.
I took a shot at Columbus since a lot of people say they should change their badge. Decided to simplify the three muscular construction workers on their current badge into one mustachioed little dude with a hard-hat. Just a face. Kind of reminds me of Mario, now that really I look at it.
I also realized no one really uses octagon-shaped badges, so that’s a +1 as far as uniqueness goes.
Wordmark is custom, no fonts used. Plus, you can remove the wordmark and just use the face as a little detail logo on the back collar of a kit or on merchandise.
I’m pretty satisfied with it.
Got bored, decided to re-brand the Revs. Why would I do something for a rival team? Because as much as I don’t like them, they deserve a lot better than that cartoon flag.
So there’s a badge, a wordmark, and an alternate logo. The badge was inspired by the flag of New England; the alternate logo looks a bit Notre Dame-y in retrospect, but it just came to me. Wordmark is crisp and clean.
I felt like doing some logo designs, so I thought to myself: “What if some of the world’s most famous football clubs were college teams? What would their logos look like?”
And I guess this might be an answer.
In order: Arsenal, Barcelona, Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Sporting Portugal, Olympique Lyonnais, Inter Milan, Ajax, Liverpool, Chelsea, Benfica, Juventus, Panathinaikos