Re-imagining the CFL: Toronto Argonauts
Published: Tuesday, May 19th 2020, 4:05am
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.
Toronto Argonauts…. HERE WE GO…
My Toronto Vision Board
Toronto is a hurting franchise lately. Not necessarily in record, as they have won the Grey Cup more than the their rivals down the QEW, but in the stands. Wish washy ownership and stadum issues has depleted the fan base. Maybe it is time harken back to some better years.
Argonauts Home Uniform
Good bye shield! Welcome back Football Boat! Or in reality… Hello New Football Boat! I looked at the old boats the Argos used and tried to come up with an amalgamation of the two with a modern twist.
With the team nicknamed “The Double Blue”, I went back to the Cambridge and Oxford blues with white to tie it all together.
Completely ditched the shield as a secondary mark and went back to the classic “A” on the pants.
Here is a better look at the boat:
Argonauts Away Uniform
The away is also a simple white uniform has blue yoke and sleeves with matching striping.
Pants are navy with the same striping as the white pants.
Argonauts “Rocket-Candy” Alternate
The Alternate is a “Faux-back”, inspired by an retro uniform but not 100% accurate.
As stated in my intro, I want to remind Argo fans of better days like the 1991 Argos with John Candy patrolling the sidelines while Rocket Ismail ran by everyone.
I know I can’t think of John Candy and not smile.
The helmet features the classic bar “A” while the pants gets the boat as a patch. The striping on the helmets and pants match the 1991 team’s look.
Toronto Argonauts May 19
BC Lions May 26
Edmonton Eskimos June 2
Montreal Alouettes June 9
Winnipeg Blue Bombers June 16
Calgary Stampeders June 23
Saskatchewan Roughriders June 30
Hamilton Tiger-cats July 7
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