21 December 2016

Santa is a Bandit

Many of the regulars here will know of my coverage of the NLL, which will feature a season preview the day after Boxing Day. One of the teams, the local Buffalo Bandits, has been known to alter their logo to fit for St. Patricks Day uniforms. Given the competition below was only started up within the past two weeks, there was leniency as to what logos could be used. So I ran with the first thing that came to mind.

"Hello good folk. Remember that Christmas comp I was talking about? I thought we had one of these many years ago but looking back through the archives it seems it wasn't the case. But there are firsts for everything! So here we go. 
I wanted the brief to be broad enough for anyone to be creative but not so restricting that it limits it to a few designs. So the deal is this: 

  • You are to design a home and clash guernsey for a fictional Christmas-based team in a way that best evokes the Christmas spirit or can easily be recognised as a Christmas guernsey."

The logo is a stripped down version of the bandits with the hat and gloves becoming Santa’s and the bandana doubling as a beard with the facial complexion changing to a pale version of the red shade used. The premise is that the home jumper is a Santa impostor sneaking down the chimney. The front of the jumper breaks the fourth wall so we can see the thief. The shorts are slightly lighter in color to indicate the bottom of the chimney and the soot found there with minimal interior lighting to differentiate. The road, in contrast, is exterior - the sky on the top half and snow on the bottom. Between the snow and back numbers, I snuk in the Inuktitut spelling of the name to fill in the space on the jumper.

I also proceeded to provide preliminary details on the competition thread, where we were instructed to submit...
Nunavut Thieves (Nunavut Tilligaqti-it, ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᑎᓪᓕᒐᖅᑎᐃᑦ)
Location: 1 Allezam Parkway Plaza, Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada, H0H 0H0
Colors: Naismith Crimson, Hunter Green, Pale Naismith Crimson, Midnight Black
Ground: The Den (Nunarjaq, ᓄᓇᕐᔭᖅ)
I included the Roman spelling of the Inuktitut words just for good measure. I did not include field (iruqsivik, ᐱᕈᖅᓯᕕᒃ) as the sponsored ground which would have been Qulliq Energy Field (Qulliq Aulajunnautit Iruqsivik, ᖁᓪᓕᖅ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓐᓇᐅᑎᑦ ᐱᕈᖅᓯᕕᒃ). H0H 0H0 is not an actual postal code in Canada nor is it the one for Iqaluit, Nunavut. However, There is an ad on Jazz FM 91 out of Toronto advertising for kids to write to Santa using that postal code. So I found somewhere across the street from the Iqaluit  Broadcasting Company and plopped an Aussie rules stadium there with its own postal code.

Fun for the holidays is a great stress reliever even, if you aren’t stressed. That’s all this was, but still it was good to find another way to be creative!

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