Regina-based digital media specialist re-designs all nine CFL team uniforms (plus the Atlantic Schooners)

We all get a little bored around the holiday season, but CFL fan Nelson Hackewich found plenty to entertain himself with.

The graphic designer and digital media specialist took the time to reimagine all nine CFL team uniforms — while also taking it upon himself to design one for the proposed Atlantic Schooners — in what he called the CFL City series.

The native of Regina revealed one uniform set a day on Twitter over the Christmas season to rave reviews and 3DownNation has collected them here for you to enjoy in their entirety. Make sure to give Nelson a follow and show him some love for the great work!

Let’s look at them from west to east.

B.C. Lions

B.C.’s current jersey is all about the orange, but Nelson flips the script to bring back a black base. The old school lettering on the helmet provides a nice touch.

Calgary Stampeders

This Stampeders look is crisp and clean, with a design that accents the barbed wire on the helmets and makes the band of silver really pop.

Edmonton Elks

The Elks just re-designed their whole look in the name change process, but it’s never too early to start fresh. Nelson’s take will keep the fan base happy, bringing back their iconic gold numbers.

Saskatchewan Roughriders

Based off a 1948 prototype, this Riders’ jersey somehow makes us feel nostalgic for something that never was. It begs the interesting question: are the Green Riders simply too green?

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

It may be based on a throwback, but that doesn’t stop us from getting Colour Rush vibes from this Bombers look. Look good, feel good, complete the three-peat, am I right?

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Nelson puts the ‘steel’ back in Steeltown with this silver look, complete with ‘The Hammer’ emblazoned on the helmets. A perfect ode to the city.

Toronto Argonauts

A team so old, they needed two new looks. Nelson goes with the controversial Oxford blue for the more traditional of the two uniforms, before breaking the mold with matte black and gold to honour ‘The Six’.

Ottawa Redblacks

More red, less black was the rule of thumb for Ottawa. Plaid is tacky, so Nelson keeps it to a minimum for his version of the Redblacks.

Montreal Alouettes

This jersey feels like a nod to every era in Montreal football at the same time, completely encapsulating the history of the franchise right down to the hidden past logos.

Atlantic Schooners

Well there you have it CFL, the Atlantic Schooners have to be brought into existence. It would be a crime to have a uniform design this nice and have no one wear it!