Friday, June 5, 2020

Loyalized Crests: Napoli

Man, that is a boring badge... It inspired me to go full, late 90s, mall kiosk. Magic Eye style!


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Monday, June 1, 2020

Loyalized Crests: LAFC

I am a huge fan of the design aesthetic of Los Angeles Football Club. I've had the opportunity to stand and cheer in the 3252 (Supporters section). It changed me as a person... it made me a better person. It gave me a football soul. The Locals aren't there yet (we may never be), but we have a goal.

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Loyalized Crests: Newcastle

When two Bum-Seahorses meet, you know there is gonna be a good time! You know, the kinda good time where two Bum-Seahorses hold up a shield, that's holding a little castle, that's holding a little golden Bum, that's holding a little flag... THAT kinda fun!
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Sunday, May 31, 2020

Loyalized Crests: Watford

Posting this one here before I post it on Twitter. "Wat" the heck are people thinking putting reindeer antlers on their pets? (For the record, supposedly, Watford is changing their crest this year.)

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Loyalized Crests: Bayern Munich

Another of Coach Donovan's former clubs. I went full loyal on this.



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Loyalized Crests: Burnley

The original is a hodgepodge of imagery. I had fun with it.


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Loyalized Crests: Brighton & Hove Albion

Other than thinning out the line work on Bum's head, I'm okay with this one

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Loyalized Crest: Crystal Palace

I was stuck on what part of the San Diego skyline would best work for this one. The entrance to Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach did the trick. Drew it from an old photo. I like to think that San Diego's "guardian angel", Bum, is weeping over PB.

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Loyalized Crests: Wolverhampton Wanderers

I needed a break after the previous two. This one was painless.


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Loyalized Crest: AFC Bournemouth

Back to back stinkers, in my opinion. I blame the original badge for this one.


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I made some small tweaks from my original in an attempt to salvage it. Didn't help much. Here's the original:

Loyalized Crests: Sheffield United

I like the Nottingham Forest one better than I like this one. That doesn't confer high praise.


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It started so easily... Bum's tail as a scimitar. Went downhill fast, and I just wanted to be finished with it.




Loyalized Crests: Man City

Went with a Jaws feel here. Spent far too much time on the small water details...


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Interesting/Creepy fact: The Smiths "Suffer Little Children" has played while I posted both this and the Man U crests.

Loyalized Crests: Norwich City

Like Rubio's made fish tacos world famous, the SD Loyal will do the same with Bum!


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(I don't mean that the club will beer-batter, fry, and serve Bum on a corn tortilla with shredded cabbage, white sauce, and salsa. I was hungry when I drew this one.)

Loyalized Crests: Man U

There are good people, people that I genuinely like, that are Manchester United fans. So much to answer for.

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Saturday, May 30, 2020

Loyalized Crests: Port Vale

Deep cut: I added the Mission San Diego de Alcala cattle brand "SD" in the lower left portion of the shield. Did you spot it in any of the other crests I have done so far? First one to leave a comment telling me where will win... a customized crest of the club of their choice.*

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* Must comment before 11:59 pm (Pacific) on June 21st to win. (I spent longer drawing the bottle cap than I did the rest of the crest.)

Loyalized Crests: Aberdeen

This iconic badge took me a while to figure out what to do. I like it.

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I love the A/goal so much.



Loyalized Crests: Leicester

The standard fox to dog redo. (I'm drawing a lot of these fonts. Jussayin.)

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Loyalized Crests: West Ham

I really didn't know what I was going to do with this one. I think I did pretty well in the end. (I spent WAY too much time on drawing the can.)


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Loyalized Crests: Aston Villa

Yup. Hate these lions. Had anyone ever seen a lion? If I haven't mentioned it yet (or if you're not familiar with the story,) Bum - The Locals Supporters Group mascot is missing his front, right paw.

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Loyalized Crests: Kaizer Chiefs

The founder, Kaizer Motaung, named the club after himself and the last club he played for, The Atlanta Chiefs. He didn't change the logo much, other than removing Atlanta and adding Kaizer. I put in an equal level of effort on this one.


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Loyalized Crests: Sao Paulo

The Sao Paulo FC crest is a little plain, but it hasn't changed since the early days. I tried not to do too much damage.


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Loyalized Crests: El Clasico

In the legendary matches between Real Madrid and Barcelona, you can always expect to be entertained. In the match-up between these two crests... at least one of them is entertaining.

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Loyalized Crests: Leon

Landon Donovan's last club* was Leon in Liga MX. My friend Victor in the Locals is a supporter too. Made this one a natural.

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Lest we forget the greatest indoor club of all time (the club Landon last played for.)
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Loyalized Crests: Panathinaikos

The Chairman of the Loyal made a couple requests. He's an amazing DJ, so... I went there.


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Loyalized Crests: Chivas

Back to Mexico. I flew into Guadalajara once. Quick layover.
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Loyalized Crests: Chelsea

Working on this crest began began my hatred of stupid lions on crests.

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Loyalized Crests: Tottenham

Skinny bird on a ball, meet big dog on a ball.
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Loyalized Crests: Arsenal

Went full Locals on this one. The word fit better. Took me a few minutes to figure out the surfboard/soccer ball combo. The wave came easily after that.

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Loyalized Crests: Nottingham Forest

Not a fan of my work here... Posting it for posterity.
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Loyalized Crests: Forward Madison

This club has consistently impressed me with their design and marketing.
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Forward Madison FC - Wikipedia

Loyalized Crests: Liverpool

I've been a Liverpool fan for almost 30 years, so this one was fun! This is the first one I incorporated the Stone Brewing gargoyle in (other than the Sunderland - which wasn't really part of this project.) YNBA
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Liverpool F.C. - Wikipedia

Loyalized Crests: Everton

I've had a soft spot for this club since Landon Donovan played there. As a Liverpool fan, that soft spot isn't too soft.
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Everton F.C. - Wikipedia

Loyalized Crests: Xolos de Tijuana

My second Home club. We were supposed to play a friendly at home against them... Then the Coronavirus arrived.
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Xolos Logos

Loyalized Crests: Ajax

Had some squiggly-line fun with this one. I had never really cared for this crest until I started messing around with it.
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Loyalized Crests: Dortmund

Simple crest... Simple fix.

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Loyalized Crests: FC Koln

     When the Bundesliga returned a couple weeks back, rumors were that mascots would not be permitted at the matches (nor would spectators of any sort.) I was a little bummed that Hennes, the goat mascot of FC Koln wouldn't be able to munch on the freshly manicured pitch. I was really looking forward to watching some live (albeit televised) football, so despite the absence of Hennes I decided to watch the first match back since the pandemic hit. As I watched the Koln match versus Hoffenheim, I still had the Sunderland Loyalization running around in my head. So, before the match even ended, I started on this:


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This one is pretty self-explanatory: Bum (The Locals S.G. mascot) is the G.O.A.T.! (Great story) I switched out the colors to match SD Loyal, and added the California Tower from Balboa Park (to replace the Cathedral of Cologne.)

Loyalized Crests: The Prequel

     Last year I joined The Locals Supporters Group in anticipation of the inaugural season of the San Diego Loyal Soccer Club in the USL Championship (2nd div.). I was nominated for, and accepted a position in leadership. My position has come to be Director of Art and Creative (because I draw stuff.)

     We got one official home match in before the Coronavirus pandemic forced the halt to the season. A lot of work from a lot of great people went into that first match. When we were forced into isolation, it left us wanting more.

     I have made some large scale tifosi (displays of support) since the lock-down started, but I wanted something I could share to inspire others with a love for SD Loyal (or help spread the love to new fans.) In isolation, there has been a lot of Netflix going on in my household. "Sunderland Til I Die" was an early watch. When I finished, I commemorated the viewing with a little redesign of the Sunderland AFC crest. I liked it so much, I made a t-shirt (on purple to match my favorite Loyal keeper kit.)

Here's the crest (I'll update as regularly as I can.):


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