Soccer jerseys have always been fascinating because oftentimes the team’s logo isn’t prominently featured — it’s the club’s main sponsor front and center. Well, just about everywhere besides America. So you know the whole world, because they are all football/soccer crazy.
And in America it’s the exact opposite — advertising everywhere but the uniforms. Graphic designer Jimmy Nutini imaged what various NFL jerseys would look like if they were refashioned as soccer uniforms. Here’s the one for New England:
Some are certainly better than others — Buffalo’s is quite nice, as is ones for the Lions and Steelers, however the Seahawks and Vikings not so much — and he’s managed to honor the NFL teams while adhering to the design aesthetic of many European football clubs. Not an easy task. Unfortunately, not all the NFL teams have been given the design transformation.
If I were the NFL, I’d buy the rights to reproduce these and sell them for a pretty penny. I’m not really one to wear an athletic jersey (there’s a rule, or there should be, about any male over the age of 25 wearing an NFL football jersey or an NBA tank top or even an MLB button down uni; the rare exception to this rule is of course the NHL sweater and any soccer top or shorts [but never simultaneously]) but I would be enticed by these. [via buzzfeed]