Baseball jerseys with a Soccer twist

TheeBlog-BaseballSoccer Last year, we enjoyed a well executed and entertaining project combining NFL teams and soccer jerseys NFL Soccer Jerseys and many of you enjoyed it. So, if you are into sports and crazy ideas… I got a treat for you! Boston based Designer, Mark Willis created a collection of uniforms combining two of my favorite passions… Soccer and Design. (In case you were thinking I was going to say Baseball…) His collection features a soccer-ized version of many Major League Baseball teams’ based on their team colors, logos, and of course… sponsors. Check them out after the jump!

Soccer Out of Context is a look at how other identities and brand properties would appear in the soccer / fútbol aesthetic, instead of their own. For the introductory exercise, I chose my first sporting love, the Boston Red Sox, and their neighbor clubs in the baseball division they call home, the American League East. How would AL East teams be represented in a soccer context?
Here are my rules.

I’m not reinventing club histories, or pretending clubs were soccer teams all along, just translating their brands to the soccer “universe”.

I’m not changing logos, colors or visual properties – just trying to play within existing boundaries.

Today I’m using soccer kits – jersey shirts only, really, as this was a quick exercise – as the visual output. One per team, too – no away designs this time.

Where I can, I’m making guesses about the identities to fill in blank spots that don’t map easily over to soccer.

I’m trying to have fun, and I don’t take this seriously as anything more than palate-cleansing design exercise.

www.mwillis.com

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3 comments
  1. Diego-

    Some friends of mine and I are considering buying a Major Futsal League franchise. I had an idea of a kit and team name I wanted to propose, which would be a lot of fun for someone like you to design if you’re interested.

    -Justin

  2. Sure thing, Justin! Email me :)

  3. how can I get this Jersey below in the colors of Black and Gold? and how much would it cost?http://diegoguevara.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/TheeBlog-BaseballSoccer2.jpg

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