Re-imagining the CFL: Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Published: Tuesday, Jun 30th 2020, 2:06pm
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.
Winnipetty… I mean Winnipeg Blue Bombers…. HERE WE GO…
My Blue Bombers Vision Board
First I feel I should point out this is a week late because last week I was stuck in my basement waiting for a COVID-19 test. Obviously, it has come back negative, but wear your F’n Masks People.
If I am being honest, the Bombers current set is the best they have had in probably their entire history. Seriously look at that vision board, stinkers all of them.
Plus now that the Bombers have won their first Grey Cup in almost 3 decades they are never changing their uniforms again.
Bombers Home Uniform
One thing I would do if I were the Bombers I would re-embrace the lightning bolt as an accent. When they brought in their current look they brought back the block W and that’s it, which is simple and timeless but also makes them look like the University of Washington.
I stuck with Royal blue and gold for their home look, but kept it simple
Bombers Away Uniform
Same look as the home added a shoulder yoke.
Bombers ’39 Alternate
This is probably the most ambitious and furthest throwback in the entire series.
This look throws back to the 30s, back when the helmets were made of leather and the only performance enhancing drugs were whiskey and tobacco.
Went navy and gold for the authentic look. The helmet would have the decals removed with a navy mask added and have numbers on the side.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Calgary Stampeders July 7
Saskatchewan Roughriders July 14
Hamilton Tiger-cats July 21
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