American Football

Resurrecting defunct NFL franchise uniforms

Jonah Ward is a graphic designer who specialises in NFL uniforms and apparel. He hooked up with Uni Watch to resurrect 14 defunct NFL franchises and their uniforms and they look awesome. But the names? Superb! Some of my favourites include:

  • Washington Senators
  • Pottsville Maroons
  • Boston Yanks
  • Muncie Flyers

But my #1 has to be the Kentucky Colonels (pictured above):

Last but not least, we have the Kentucky Colonels. A team named for Kentucky’s famous colonels, they were Kentucky’s sole NFL team. I had a lot of fun with this one and even leveraged a real Kentucky Colonel to help me design this. The logo on the helmet is designed by myself and it features a laughing colonel wearing a hat. The patterns and knot you see on the sleeves, shoulders, and pants are seen on some actual colonel outfitting. I also included a bolo tie, some apparently do wear them, not just Colonel Sanders. The bolo tie is just a fun addition, doesn’t have to be there, but I think it would be hilarious to see those on 53 NFL players.

The bolo tie is the icing on the cake (no pun intended; bolo is Portuguese for cake).

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