Re-imagining the CFL: Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Published: Tuesday, Jul 21st 2020, 11:07pm
by Greg McCulloch (@GregOnSports)
Ah 2020, we all have a little extra time on our hands right now. We are all trying to keep busy, and with the CFL season all but cancelled trying to fill the void where training camps should be.
Being a self professed logo snob, I decided to challenge myself and redesign the entire CFL. 9 teams, 3 uniforms (home, away, and third), 27 different uniforms in total.
I also followed the CFL guidelines and used one helmet shell per team. Which means one helmet colour, but means I can change the decals if need be. Sorry, Stamps fans there is no colour fade helmet in this project either.
The order of unveiling is how the 2019 regular season standings shook out, and we are going from the worst record to the best.
I would like to thank the fans and players that I showed my initial concepts too. As a Rider fan I wanted to make sure I was capturing the spirit of their team.
Hamilton Tiger-Cats.... HERE WE GO...
My Hamilton Tiger-Cats Vision Board
Hey all you cats and kittens... wait... No.. Let's not go there....
We are finally at the end of this little experiment... or are we *Rod Black Voice*...
Yes we are... well unless I redo the American expansion.. but nobody wants that... right....
But back to the matter at hand, Ticats have a pretty great look now as it is.
Black and Yellow is classic but I think they could use some minor tweaks.
I have included a secondary logo for the the Ticats, it is based of a logo they used for their 150th Anniversary. I made a few small tweaks but I think it would be a great addition to the "Hammer."
Hamilton Tiger-Cats Secondary "Hammer" Logo Concept
Tiger-Cats Home Uniform
When I talked to Ticat fans I was told "No Yellow PANTS" so black it is.
Tiger head back on the shoulders. Familiar Stripes on the sleeves.
Put the full logo on the helmet instead of just the jumping tiger to give it some "mass".
As for the red collar, it is not a mistake. It is in honor of the "Flying Wildcats" which is the reason for the "Cats" in Tiger-Cats.
Tiger-Cats Away Uniform
Tiger-Cats "Steel Hammer" Alternate
I normally hate pallette swap jerseys...but I think this works.
A steel town like Hamilton deserves a steel grey jersey with "Hammer" on the front.