Mar 13, 2007
I am not a huge football fan to be honest. I don't watch it that often anymore but growing up I did enjoy it and collected football cards so I am familiar with all the stars from when I grew up. Such as Kenny Stabler who was called 'The Snake', Tom Landry's trademark fedora or the more modern term coined from a 1990's Saturday Night Live skit of 'Da Bears' and many others.
So when Upper Deck Company contacted me to create a set of NFL Licensed embroidery patch designs playing off these popular fan familiar terms and nick names of various players through out the sports history I got excited.
The patches themselves are not large at about 1.5x1.5 inches so the level of detail had to be kept somewhat simplified but still visually interesting and fun. Embroidery technology has really improved though over the past decade so I am still surprised at how much detail it can hold.
If you'd like to see the set of Major League Baseball Licensed embroidery patches I designed for the same company you can view them by clicking here.
It was a lot of work but it was also a lot of fun.