The World Football League uniform contest on Uni Watch is underway. This is a look at the concepts submitted for the Charlotte Hornets franchise on what the team may look like if they were around today.
Really outstanding work done by everyone!
Here’s my first entry, featuring my 2014 update of the ‘75
Charlotte Hornets. I’ve attached two pics—one with the uniforms, and
the other is a comparison between the 1975 logo and my modernized
version. My 50-word blurb is as follows:
entry modernizes the logo to show movement and aggression, a la the 2002
Seattle Seahawks logo redesign. But it still respects its 1970s roots
(same color scheme, and you can still replicate the logo’s outline via a
continuous line drawing). More details about this design at markrabo.blogspot.com.”
For the 2014 season, the team goes back to a more traditional
look. (“2014_Hornets_Home_Uni” and “2014_Hornets_Away_Alt_Combos”)
Gone are the days of monochrome black. The gold helmet is reintroduced
with a white mask. Stripes are added back to the lids as well. Also,
the logo has been tweaked to fix the mouth. From a distance, the
previous Hornet’s facial expression was said to look more like a smile
than a snarl.
The stripes on all uniform elements are made
to match, from the helmet down to the socks. The only remains from the
previous set is the custom number font. While the new set still has
the potential for many combinations, the team eventual settles on black
over gold at home and white over gold on the road. Occasionally, the
team may don the gold over white alts for a big Wednesday night game.