|NFL LOGO SUPERBOWL
|Even the NFL logo breaks the rules
So I am going to hold my own season challenge to see which NFL football team has the best logo for a flag. Feel free to throw a flag on the play as you see it in the comments below. But for now, buckle up for the NFL Logo playoffs.
A quality custom logo flag meets three simple rules. There are exceptions. We will get into some of those later...
- Simple, easy to identify design
- No words or letters are preferred
- Three colors or less
Rule 1 Cuts: Simple, easy to identify design
Now for eliminations. While all NFL logos are very well done, there can be only one. So let's cut to the chase. Which NFL football teams break rule #1?
Rule 2 Cuts: No words or letters are preferred
In round 2, we will look at the words or letters. A flag is an in-motion piece only controlled by wind. Words can get lost on the canvas of a flag. If you want to be the best, you have to get rid of the mess.
Rule 3 Cuts: Three colors or less
While many of the above flags failed to pass the test for more than just one rule, there are some flags that would have been great, with fewer colors.
So which NFL football logo is left standing?
So what team logos made the final 12? We will be putting these logos head to head with each other.
1. Buffalo Bills
2. Atlanta Flacons
3. Chicago Bears
4. Cincinnati Bengals
5. Cleveland Browns
6. Dallas Cowboys
7. Detroit Lions
8. Greenbay Packers
9. Indianapolis Colts
10. New Orleans Saints
11. Seattle Seahawks
12. San Diego Chargers
PLAYOFFS! First Round:
Bills vs. Browns
In this competition, the Bills take home the victory as they have a more stylized logo with a simpler but still very clear symbol of the buffalo with the red stripe. The logo also describes the team. The Browns logo is a really nice three-color design, but does not really describe the team and is more complex.
Cowboys vs. Chargers
This is a very close match up. The chargers logo takes home the victory for me because it describes the team. However, the cowboy's logo is creative as it both describes the cowboy mentality as will as the great state of Texas, the lone-star state. The iconic star has been used as a symbol in many flags throughout flag history. The charger symbol is unique and very identifiable.
Flacons vs. Bengals
Two animals face off in this game. The Falcon is a symbol that is easy to replicate and apply to any kind of media, particularly a flag. The Bengal is also very well done. They both are a three-color design. But the complex lines on the Bengal make this the looser in this match up.
Packers vs. Seahwaks
Greenbay breaks the mold here. The letter becomes a symbol. The stylized "G" is well done and while it is not a symbol representing an animal like the Seahawk, it is clear and well designed. The Seahawk not only represents the team's mascot, but it also shows the unique Seattle style of art which is influenced by the Inuit people. The three-colors on the Seahwak logo is very admirable. For these reasons, Greenbay comes up short in this game.
Bears vs. Lions
Both of these logos are great. But the Lions logo is better. The complex design of the Bears logo makes it difficult to reproduce and could get lost on a flag. However, the Bears logo breaks the mold of rule #1 because the complex design is done in a ways that allows the eye to focus and easily see the image as one piece rather than a series of complex lines. The Lions logo has the right amount of space and lines to make it perfect for a flag.
Colts vs. Saints
This is another close match. The victor of which is very difficult to say. The Colt shoe is creative and also represents many common cultural ideas (for example, luck). The Fleur De Lis is an iconic symbol that has a history well beyond our nation. In this match, the saints take home the victory. But it is a close game. Really too close to tell. The Colts get extra points for a two-color design... the only two-color logo in the NFL.
PLAYOFFS! Second Round:
Bills vs. Falcons
The Bills will take this one. While the Falcon is a strong icon, it will not fill the flag as well as the Bills logo. Close match, and I like the Falcon logo more, but I have to give it to the Bills.
Lions vs. Chargers
The Chargers can not be stopped. The logo is perfect for a flag and is an unmistakable unique symbol. They just have a really strong brand here. The Lion is great, but just not great enough.
Saints vs. Seahawks
This is a very close match with completely different style custom logos. The Saints logo doesn't fit a flag very well because it is tall. On the other hand, the Seahawk logo long. The Seattle Seahawk logo is creative, unique to the area and well done with just three colors, but the same can be said for the Fleur De Lis. I'm going with creativity on this one. The Fleur De Lis is a symbol used in many places to mean many things. But the Seahawk is unique. Seattle wins.
NFL LOGO SUPERBOWL -- Between 3:
Bills, Seahawks, and ChargesOut of all the NFL teams, three remain as the best custom logo for a flag. It is not easy to choose between these three as they all are very good. But we must have a victor. The game must go on! So we will look at all angles and determine the winner. Both the Charger logo and the Bills logo is appropriately sized for a flag, so we will eliminate the Seahawks.
Between the Chargers and the Bills... final game! The real logo playoffs. Both logos are very good. They follow the flag rules, they communicate for their team and they have a uniqueness that makes the brand powerful in the market. The logos are a great dimension for a flag and have wonderful attractive colors. I'm going with the Chargers though. The logo looks not only like a bolt of lightening or a charge of electricity, but it also resembles a spiraling football. On a flag, this in-motion signage is very effective. The Bills flag is a very close runner up. But second place doesn't get your name on the trophy.
San Diego Chargers win!