Saturday, October 7, 2017

Futbol as Football Series: Club Necaxa

Futbol as Football Series: Club Necaxa from Liga MX  of Mexico.

Los Rayos - the Thunderbolts! 

How could I not pass up this sqaud! In trying to find a symbol for Necaxa, I did my normal search and wound up with a patch from a Ralph Lauren jacket which looks akin to the Attack Squadron patches from the US Navy. (One example - Atkron 42). Plus it already had three stars...

Totally meant to be, right?!?!

Their 2018 strip will incorporate the lightning bolt instead of the vertical stripes they currently sport from  their supplier: Charly. It is a sharp looking kit.

I decided to go with their current 2017 standard for this concept. I used an Acme Packers style circle to house the front numbers and went with a style similar to their Umbro kits of last year for the back. I kept the crest around the collar line and on the right leg for both concepts.

For the "Real World" concept I used several templates from Garb Athletics. For the jersey I used Ambridge (Steeler style shoulder stripes)/Santa Barbara (with the lightning bolt)/Kasher (side panels) with a mix of their Florida & Iowa pants design. 

Fonts used: Numerals/Name on Back: Horta. Wordmark: Reckless 

Friday, January 6, 2017

Futbol as Football Series: Kaya FC

Futbol as Football Series: Kaya FC from the United Football Leauge from the Philippines.

We've had a few folks from the Philippines visit the blog and this is a big ole "Thank You" to you!

The founders of Kaya FC were heavily influenced by Raggae music and can be seen in the clubs colors red, green, yellow and black.

Kaya's crest is fairly simple and I decided to search DeviantART and the web for possible symbols to represent the club. One of the biggest symbols from Bob Marley and Raggae is the "Lion of Judah". It was pretty tough to sift through the results and find something that was suitable. 

The Helmet Lion is from wall art and the original file is here. The Transformer-type symbol is a variation of Chrispy Dubstep's symbol created by Peanut91xD which you can find at DeviantART

For the "generic" template I kept with Kaya's home kit with slim hoops on the front for both the home and away uniforms. I stuck with a simple pant stripe down the side and Green, Yellow and Red stripes on the Lids and socks.

LGR Athletics makes Kaya's kits and I decided that a corollary would be Healy Sportswear. They have a massive catalog to choose from and choose I did. I used Healy's Barracuda Jersey template and a hybrid of their Bronco and Arizona Knights pants. I didn't use the microhoops on the "Real World" template because I wanted something that stood apart from the soccer kit. 

I'm crazy like that.

Fonts used: Numbers - UK Number Plate; Team Name on Front: Scriptonite. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Futbol as Football Series: FK Atlantas

Futbol as Football Series: FK Atlantas from the Lithuanian A Lyga.

This is a big ole "Thank You" to the folks from Lithuania who have visited the blog recently. The next countries I intend to do concepts from are the Philippines and India. I've had quite a few visitors from that neck of the woods and I need to show them some love.

A Lyga has a few cool club crests. Check out FK Lietava Jonava and FC Stumbras for starters. When I came across Atlantas', as you can figure out, I was hooked! 

A SEAHORSE! I haven't worked with a seahorse before and thought this was a perfect fit for my wild mind despite doing Blue and Gold several times before. 

I removed the futbol from their current badge for the helmet decal. I tried to replicate the "ATLANTAS" from the badge for a chest plate and fleshed out the club's Seahorse for a shoulder crest.

I adapted the squad's Jako kit for my "generic template" keeping the company's 5 circle symbol on the shoulders and the pants. I used the club's wave from the crest and placed it behind the Seahorse on the shoulders. 

Last time I did a Jako club I used Rawlings as a corollary. Since I used Rawlings for my last project, and for this concept I went with Wilson. I used Wilson's Corvalis template for the jersey and their FCP39 for the pants. 

Fonts used: NOB/Atlantas - Baron Neue Black, Numbers - Titr.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Futbol as Football Series: Maccabi Netanya FC

Futbol as Football Series: Maccabi Netanya FC of the Israeli Liga Lemuit.

This is a tip of the hat to the folks from Israel who have visited the blog!

I based this choice on the diamond from the club's badge. Their current kit is from Diadora which is simple, basic and neat.

Yet their togs from the 2015/16 campaign from Lotto has a cool gradient striping on the front which had me at "CLICK HERE"! 

On the basic template I tried to emulate this effect on both the jersey and the pant. This could be done easily in the real world.

For the Real World correlation I chose Rawlings as a comparable correlate. The jersey is an ISO Custom Jersey/Missouri Template with Digital Wave pant.

Fonts used: Numbers - Craze, NOB - Stopmotion, Team name on front - Nehama. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Futbol as Football Series: FK Jagodina

Futbol as Football Series:  FK Jagodina from the Serbian First League.

It's been a WHILE and now I'm climbing back into the saddle with another concept. This is a tip of the hat to a guest we had from Serbia a few months ago.

If you have seen a pattern in my designs, or rather what teams I concept, I sometimes go for neat designs, unique liveries, or cool nicknames.

FKJ goes by two nicknames. The Blues and the Turkeys.


Legea produces the current Jagodina kits which sport a three part sash similar to the Under Armour treatment of Tottenham Hotspur. For my "Real World" concept, I went with Alleson as a corollary using their Highlight template alongside their Stripes program to make it happen. (There is another template I mixed with the Highlight for a standard game day look which I'll get for you later).

For the Turkey, I went back to Deviant Art and used Sammy Jae's "Tribal Turkey" which you can find here:

I'll get you the fonts used later.

Update 25 October 2016: The normal game day jersey is based on the Championship Stripes/Highlight Jersey. The pants are JDF18's and the fonts used are: Affogato for numbers and name with Magnolia for the team name on front. 

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Futbol as Football Series: AS Riviere du Rempart

Futbol as Football Series: AS Riviere du Rempart from the Mauritian League.

This is a shout out to our lone visitor from the island nation of  Mauritius!

I was searching through the teams within the Top Flight of Mauritian football and I came across the the Young Eagles which looked like a fun squad to concept! I converted the squad's badge into what you see to your left for the Helmets.

This one has taken me quite a bit longer to do than most concepts. When I discover a team to do I always have a Real World template to convert my designs into. I couldn't find a uniform manufacturer for Riviere's kits so I went with an  underutilized football manufacturer Healy. With each manufacturer I use, I try to convert their designs into Tim E O'Brien's football uniform template.

For my generic design I decided on an Asymmetrical pattern for something completely different!  This proved my choice of Healy to be on point! Healy has a few asymmetrical designs which I think you can take my pattern and convert it easily. Heck, Healy has options for sublimated uniforms which makes the sky the limit to what you want to do.

In order to get my Real World design you would have to adapt Healy's Bulldog/San Leandro and Riders jersey templates with WIldmill/Thunders/Rempart/Anbock Pants. Hey, Healy - you can call this the Rempart!

Fonts used: Converted helmet symbol/team name on front: Atara, Name on Back
Numbers: TratexSvart.