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Cincinnati Bengals Re-Design

A few months late, but here are the entries I came up with for a Cincinatti Bengals Uniform Re-Design challenge conducted over the summer on the Sports Illustrated website (note that the Uni Watch blogger Paul Lukas, who runs these contests, has moved from ESPN to SI).


This is a design inspired by a made-up team called the Trenton Tigers that has a long, long history among the Bierbaum brothers.

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Spokane Specters Design

A month or two back, reading the Uni Watch blog, they mentioned that the Spokane team from the Indoor Football League was in need of a new team name after switching leagues. Since this was literally over the days when my sister was moving from Western Washington to a small town in Eastern Washington where Spokane would be the nearest city, and since a team name immediately presented itself -- the Spokane Specters -- I decided I should enter their contest.

And while they clearly weren't especially interested in anyone's uniform designs (saying only that if you wanted to suggest a logo to go with your team name, that would be OK), I pretty immediately started imagining what I would do with a football team named the Specters and decided I should carve out some time I didn't have to work up a couple designs.

The team's site said they were planning to keep the teams colors of navy blue and orange, and as non-Specter-ish as those colors were, I thought it worked for the best, since I was thinking in terms of a monochrome gray uniform and the idea of using navy and orange to bring to life a gray background appealed to me.

And thus, I came up with this incarnation of the Spokane Specters...



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