The 32 helmet images were created by Mexican art designer and illustrator John Raya for his page on Behance. It’s quite an accomplishment, as each NFL team’s logo is perfectly recreated to fit in with something Star Wars related, and it seems like many people would have been involved with both the decision-making that went into picking which characters fit in with which teams, as well as the designs themselves.
I hate to think about how much gas I would need to get to my favorite team’s next home game. I also hate to think about what the field would be like when the Nal Hatta Hutts play, and I also wonder if the Lambeau Leap would make the transition. Probably not. Let’s take a look at a handful of Raya’s more memorable designs, starting with yesterday’s Super Bowl non-victors, the Denver Bro…I mean, the Hoth Tauntauns.
One has to wonder why the Atlanta Falcons turned into the Ryloth Interceptors instead of something tied to the Millennium Falcon, but it’s still a sweet design. While I’m throwing personal opinions around, I’m not too fond of having my New Orleans Saints brought down to C-3PO’s level to become the Androids, nor do I like having my least favorite team, the New England Patriots, earning the prize Jedi squad. But these are things with which I can live, seeing as how I don’t really have to live with it.
Also, I’m insulted that Jar Jar Binks made his annoying way to a football helmet. But given it’s for the team that calls Washington D.C. its home, maybe there are some parallels to be made there. Will 2016 see America’s first Gungan president? Maybe so.
Kinda puts an ass-whipping to these Star Wars logos, but it’s a big enough universe to allow for both. I can’t wait to see Chewbacca at this year’s combine.