Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Crew Badge Submission for Massive City FFC

If you haven't heard, Justin Bell is working on a new Columbus Crew badge a day for the month of February 2014 over on his Massive City FFC site. I have a great deal of respect for what he is doing, it is not easy.

As part of Justin's campaign he has asked other folks to submit their ideas, so here is my first one.

The purpose of this is that of temporary nature and strictly made for black and white only. My idea for it would be for it only to be used for the next three years while the franchise found her identity under new ownership.

No "banana kit" or "canaries". It shall be black. Tell Adidas, tell the home side, tell Don Garber. Black until further notice. This not only gives time for the new group to figure things out but also pays respect to the legendary vision of Lamar Hunt and all the men and women who lead the way here in town.


Columbus, Ohio is obviously named after Christopher Columbus. Many know him as world traveler and famed European discoverer of America. Modern history is telling us that... well, it's complicated. That said, it doesn't really change the fact that the town I now live in is named for the guy.

This badge a modification of the flag Christoper Columbus sailed under. The icon of the cross has many, many different meanings over the centuries and placing it here in a modern sports badge will never work but I guess I don't really care.

Right now I'm more interested in meaning. Maybe later on, if I can muster up enough energy, I will whip up a non-offensive, social media acceptably crest that I think the Crew / MLS will do. That's more of a predictive exercise though, also... kinda not worth it.

Originality is what carries value here.

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