Do you ever get the sense that football clubs’ badges are becoming less exciting than they used to be?
Band logos, though? Those have always been cool. Well, apart from that one. You know the one we mean. Anyway, let’s move on.
We’re not the only ones to notice this disparity, though. A Twitter account, the imaginatively-named ‘Bands FC’, has spotted the potential for improving football club badges with band logos, and at the same time improving band logos with the colour schemes of football club badges. The result? A mashup of logoing excellence.
Bands FC’s modus operandi is very simple: “Bands as football clubs. Football clubs as bands.” It’s like that time fans of your football club repurposed a pop song using player names, except it’s actually good.
Here’s a selection of some of the best Bands FC redesigns, featuring football clubs from across the world and – in some cases – bands from the same city. They’ve even committed to making enamel badges of the designs, with proceeds going to the bands’ chosen charities and they’re even holding an exhibition of them at the iconic Salford Lads Club on 25th November.
Here are our faves:
Echo and the Bunnymen and Liverpool
Radiohead and Oxford United
The Verve and Wigan Athletic
Daft Punk and Paris Saint-Germain
Beastie Boys and New York Cosmos
The Proclaimers and Hibernian
Kasabian and Leicester City
Frightened Rabbit and Hearts
Death Cab for Cutie and Derby County Football Club
Foo Fighters and Fulham
OMD and Real Madrid
Ultravox and Rapid Vienna
Wu-Tang Clan and Wolverhampton Wanderers
Gorillaz and Sampdoria
Bauhaus and Bournemouth
Arcade Fire and Chicago Fire
The Charlatans and, ahem, Charlton Athletic
Get following Bands F.C. for even more design excellence in the weeks and months ahead.
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(Images: Bands F.C.)