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Wednesday, May 09, 2012

What the Lions' logo would look like if they played 'the other football'

Gridiron League took a stab at recreating the logos of NFL teams, taking a very nostalgic approach with a very football — the one that reigns supreme in Europe. That's not to say I don't like the recreations, though.
The project by Wes Kull, who wishes that some of the NFL logos were more Budweiser and less Bud Light."
"This is not an exercise in nostalgia but an interpretation of the league's founding principles through the symbols that we, as football fans, identify with most," the site says. 
Some standouts include the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks recreations. The Lions logo, like many of the rest of the league, isn't a far departure from the current iteration.
"Many NFL franchises — Patriots, Broncos, Rams, Lions — have updated their uniforms and logos to a swooshed-out, dropped-shadowed, and more commercial-ready image, ignoring a good deal of their team's heritage and the original rough-and-tumble character that the league stood for."
Enjoy the gallery and let us know your favorites. 


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