As the Washington Redskins move toward a name change, fans have come out with some cool designs of the franchise’s’ rebrand.
The Washington Redskins are changing their nickname. Trademark issues have apparently surfaced though, which has slowed the process.
The Redskins are in line to keep their classic burgundy and gold colors, but naturally remove all Native American Imagery from their new name and branding. Some good ideas are out there, and there is hardly a lack of options.
Here’s a look at a few of those designs.
For the new Washington Redtails design, created by James Lewis (@j12designs), put burgundy and gold into this original concept.
Washington Redspears is a cool nickname, with an easy pivot to a cool logo.
Washington Redwolves may be gaining traction as the Redskins’ new name, so let’s take a look at a couple designs.
So What Will The Redskins New Name Be?
Fans have put designs out for the Washington Rivals and the Washington Scouts nicknames (see the NPR link above). While the early favorite Washington Warriors straddles the idea of removing Native American imagery, a design that does just that is out there, credited to designer Amanda Dingman. Here’s a look at a rendition of that, via a separate tweet, with a logo that invites comparison to the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights.
A search of Twitter for Redskins new nickname possibilities will yield something, from serious and good to inappropriate with multiple design iterations for some of the more credible options. The clock is obviously ticking, especially it there are trademark issues to get through, but the franchise hopes to have a new name in place by the time the 2020 season starts in September.