CFL fan Boyan Demchuk has reimagined all nine CFL team logos and uniforms while also taking it upon himself to design one for the proposed Atlantic Schooners.
It’s obvious from the stellar work below that these took a tremendous amount of time and effort to create. Well done, Boyan!
Let’s look at them from west to east.
B.C.’s current logo looks a little outdated and this modernized version is awesome, featuring stylized text and a more intimidating lion. The large paw print on the shoulder is a really nice touch that sets this look off.
Turning a horse shoe on its side to create the letter ‘C’ is pretty clever and even ties into the Calgary Flames’ logo (the two teams are owned by the same organization). We love the white stripes on the shoulder, which are reminiscent of the team’s 75-year anniversary uniforms they will wear this year.
This new logo finds a way to connect Edmonton’s new moniker with the traditional double-E emblem, having the letters serve as the elk’s antlers. The antlers on the shoulder are a nice touch and we love how much this look embraces the colour green.
This updated version of Saskatchewan’s logo has replaced the stalks of wheat with the shape of a football, which is pretty clever. We like the subtle wheat graphic on the shoulders and how the logo kind of looks like a watermelon if you squint.
The wings on the logo add some nice flair to the CFL’s simplest emblem and they look awesome on the helmet as well. The uniform overall isn’t much different from Winnipeg’s current look, but that’s not a problem considering it was really sharp to begin with.
Hamilton’s logo features a simplified version of the classic Tiger-Cat with a subtle ‘H’ located on its cheek. The stripes on the shoulder and helmet are nice and we like the idea of the Ticats wearing yellow at home considering black is kind of Ottawa’s thing.
The Argos’ traditional ‘A’ shield logo gets replaced with a ‘T’ and we like the waves behind it, evoking the water. The font of the number is sleek and modern, which represents the ultra-urban vibe of downtown Toronto.
These Ottawa uniforms fully embrace the plaid and we are here for it. There’s plaid in the logo, plaid on the helmets, plaid on the shoulders, and plaid on the numbers. It’s a bold, unashamed look and one we bet R-Nation would embrace with open arms.
The incorporation for the fleur-de-lis in the logo is clever considering how it so strongly represents French-Canadian culture. Montreal wearing red isn’t unheard of, either, as it was the team’s primary colour through the Sam Etcheverry era of the 1950s.
The Schooners logo is a LOBSTER and we LOVE IT. Light blue and orange is a great colour combination and it stands out from what the CFL’s existing nine teams wear. If the Schooners ever hit the field, we hope they talk to Demchuk about making these uniforms a reality.