blogWhen a Tampa icon gets a Sawyerfresh makeover.

June 27, 2014
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Nothing says macho like a skull, I guess.

Bucco Bruce, the infamous old Bucs logo. I have always been a fan of the old logo, but many take issue with him. Either because he wasn’t “manly” enough or because of the color combo‚Ķor both. Personally, I have always thought Bruce to be handsome. I also found the colors quite fitting for a Florida team, much better than the Dolphins and more bold than the Jaguars. For a while. I have wanted to try my hand at giving Bruce a bit of a makeover and I’m pretty pleased with the final product.

I took elements of both old and new logos, combined them and put my own twist on color. The original color palette remained roughly the same, with red, yellow-orange and white. Rather than using solid red and orange, I used various tints and shade of both colors. Also, I chose to do a color inversion by using white for the outline rather than using red. For the face, I used a skull. I did that for a few reasons. One, nothing says pirate quite like a skull. Two, it is a bit of a reference to the change in logo. Three, because no one can accuse Bruce of not being tough enough when in skull form. To further reference pirate life, I chose to distress the background of the painting and used roughly sanded reclaimed molding for the frame. Both of which brought to mind the wear and tear associated with pirate life, like tattered and torn flags flying on weather beaten boats.

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