The fine folks over at FootballAsFootball.com have re-envisioned some of the most recognizable logos in American sports: NFL team logos.
Taking four of football’s most soccer-crazed countries, the artists made logos in the style of English, Italian, German and Spanish clubs. Take a look at some of our favorites from each country below, and be sure to check them all out and find your favorite:
San Francisco 49ers (Germany)
Arizona Cardinals (Spain)
New York Jets (Italy)
Buffalo Bills (England)
Less than six months after getting lambasted for modernizing the club’s official crest, Everton FC have launched a vote on a new one, to be adopted for the start of next season. Fans can vote on the club’s official website until next Tuesday, October 1st. The winning design will be revealed on Thursday, October 3rd.
In May, the Toffees changed the club’s crest from in an attempt to improve the reproducibility of the design for both media and retail purposes. However, the redesign was so poorly received by supporters that a protest petition reached over 22,000 signatures, prompting the club to offer an apology and begin the process anew, this time with the fans’ input.
To recap, Everton changed their crest from this traditional look…
…to this monstrosity:
The new crest will once again feature the club’s motto Nil Satis Nisi Optimum — Latin for “nothing but the best is good enough” — as well as a less comic-book-looking version of Prince Rupert’s Tower, the crest’s iconic centerpiece. Both changes were the most common requests made by the over 200,000 Everton fans who were consulted for the redesigns.
Gareth Bale has filed an application with the Intellectual Property Office to trademark the heart-shaped hand gesture that he throws up to the camera after pretty much every single goal he scores.
It seems clear that Bale will try to put the logo on merchandise for fans to snatch up (the application mentions jewelry, leather goods and clothing).
One thing we’d like to know: What if Bale screws up his own trademark in the heat of the moment? Does the placement of the other fingers matter? That would be embarrassing.
And perhaps we’re reading into this too much, but the “11” in the middle means Bale won’t want to change his kit number. Maybe it’s a signal he isn’t planning on leaving Tottenham any time soon — a change in club often means a change in number.
Well, unless it’s to Real Madrid. Number 11 is held by Ricardo Carvalho. His contract is up this summer…