I dedicate this set of NFL logo illustrations to my struggling 2012 fantasy football team who, despite several heroic come-from-behind runs, has yet to win a matchup this year. That’s right folks – I’m currently 0-8 on the season with no hope in sight of turning things around.
Through all that disappointment and gloom, I have been taking note of the official NFL logo more and more recently. I like it! Simple yet bold, colorful yet understated. And let me tell ya – it was a pain in the you-know-what to create a 3d model of. I use FormZ to create my 3d illustrations, and it sometimes has difficulty creating beveled edges on objects that have tight angles and corners. The NFL logo is full of them! I’m almost ashamed to admit this, but it took far longer to build than I thought it would and I nearly gave up at one point. But I managed to work through it (learning a thing or two about FormZ in the process) and the result is the set of illustrations you see here.
I’m happy with the way this image collection turned out, mostly because I have so much time invested in it. I was also thinking about doing another set using multiple materials (like metal and glass) instead of just one – I really think this logo would benefit from that sort of treatment. However, there are other projects to complete, so that’ll have to wait.
Anyway, here’s a detailed description of this set:
- A large NFL football logo sitting on top of a flat transparent map of the United States over a dark red surface
- A top down view of a large sports stadium with a metallic NFL football sitting on the field
- A large silver trophy standing in front of an upright NFL football logo over a dark blue surface
- An NFL football logo hovering inside of a large metallic cloud over a dark reflective surface
- A large metallic NFL football logo sitting on top of a reflective green American football field
- A large metallic NFL football logo standing upright on a dark gray reflective surface
- Two large gears hovering over top of a large metal NFL football logo
- A large magnifying glass hovering over top of a colorful NFL football logo
- A large silver microphone standing in front of an upright NFL football logo over a dark blue reflective surface