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You may have caught wind of this brilliant design exercise, Football as Football, that’s slowly gaining popularity online. It’s a labor of love for six Minneapolis-based creative professionals who share three common interests: American football, soccer and design. The concept is actually simple… reimagining NFL team logos as European soccer club badges. But we know that’s not as easy as it sounds. The very capable (and creative) hands of this design team are pulling it off beautifully. Their goal is to create and release four sets of 32 logos over the course of the American football season. Looking awesome so far, we will continue to follow their progress.

Via footballasfootball.com

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Though these photos probably don’t do them justice, British contemporary artist Joe Black’s large-scale compositions are stunning. Composed of thousands of small objects, such as Lego bricks, ball bearings, plastic toy soldiers, buttons and badges, these pieces are not simply visually stimulating, but also thought provoking. The Captain America likeness of Black’s piece titled “Carry Your Own Sins Missy” is composed of 1,478 handmade badges of collected imagery, from Elvis and Disney cartoons to the Vietnam War. In his own words, “The iconic image of Captain America encapsulates the idea of America as the hero nation. However, within the image we glimpse the conflicts and contradictions of the all-American dream.” Similarly, the Superman likeness is made up of 1,389 badges of Western cultural imagery interspersed with corporate logos, fast food and obesity. Black has an incredible eye for tonal composition. We only wish we could see these in person… spectacular work.

Via mrjoeblack.com

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London-based illustrator/designer Federica Bonfanti designed this bucket list, of sorts, of places to visit before you die (complete with checklist to keep score). What catches our eye here is just how well rounded this piece is. The level of detail Bonfanti achieves in each “badge” is really something. Her keen eye for typography is spot-on, capturing some personality of each city. Each “badge” can certainly stand on its own (and some are actually for sale as individual prints). And her sense of color is also notable. Great piece any way you slice it… very inspiring.

Via federicabonfanti.com

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North Carolina-based designer/illustrator Matt Stevens has a great eye for branding. His focus and skill with brand identity programs is clear, even in this tongue-in-cheek badge set. We know from experience, successful branding is a tall order, and Stevens captures a quick visual crux of these varying badges beautifully.

Via Behance

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