So my kid is sick and I opt to stay home and be a good dad. Bout ,oh I don't know, 20 mins into that I got an idea. For the final season of Game Of Thrones what if I did a mashup with the remaining major characters and Major League Baseball!!!! Now since the show has been on a while I'm sure this is NOT an original idea. However I don't give a damn, I want to do it. So I DO NOT google it, because if I did and I saw someone else's version I would a) not be able to get their ideas outta my head and b) I might get discouraged if theirs is super dope. So save the comment "they did this already" I'm sure they have but let's face it, they were a bit early with it and I'm going to say my designs are better. Anyway if you are still with me, let's dive on in.
Chicago White Sox meet Jon Snow
CHICAGO WHITE SNOW! I don't think I need to say any more. I'm from The Chi and I've experienced more than my fair share of devil's dandruff. This one was the first to come to mind. Which is odd considering I'm a Cubs fan. However the name fits perfectly with the Sox calligraphy script and I added to the black field which usually has a pair of socks on it. Deleted the laundry and made the snow white vs going with the black lettering. Jon as a member of the South Side Hit Men seemed right.
L.A. Dodgers meet Mother of Dragons
There were a lot of ways I could have went with Daenerys. I could've went with the Texas Rangers and Targaryen. I could of done the KC Royals since she has already been a queen when she married Khal Drogo. But if you are familiar with my work I like to keep things subtle. I want people to look, think they saw it but then double take. The egg replacing the baseball let's you know it's a GOT shirt.
K.C. Royals meet Night King
Walkers? Am I talking about White Walkers or is it they get walked a lot?? No of course this is the shirt for the Night King and the White Walkers. The Night King's horny crown, wait, horned crown is the more appropriate way to say that, is the best part of this design let's keep it real. I believe that N.K. is a home run hitting machine, the way he threw that ice spear and killed that dragon. My man hit it in mid air. That's tremendous hand eye coordination so I'm sure his on base percentage is amazeballs.
St. Louis Cards meets The Nights Watch
Ok so after the first three that randomly popped into my head I needed to look at the actual MLB logos to see which one would fit the task. The cards stood out because of the bird. While yes I could've went with the Blue Jays or the Orioles I decided to show some love to the Midwest and stick with The Lou. PLUS this logo featured a bat and I was trying my best to get elements of the game as well as the show into each design best I could. I also liked how on the show "crows" is kinda a slur for the Nights Watch.
Atlants Braves meet Arya Stark
You can't tell me that our favorite little killa couldn't fit in down in the dirty south. I actually struggled between this A and the lowercase A that Braves also use. This one ultimately won out because it's the more recognizable one. I also like to think over time Arya has proven to be one of the more brave characters of the show. What was she like 9 when her pops got merked and she had to hit the streets? She's been a boy, Tywin's cup girl while at war (which if he recognized her as a girl I think he knew she was a Stark and just ain't wanna kill a child, Ty L had a code), she's been blind, homeless, etc. If that ain't brave I don't know what is. Peace up A-town down.
Chicago Cubs meet Cersei Lannister
Ok I'll keep it a buck. I'm a Cubs fan and I was going to do a Cubs logo no matter what. I'll also.. (I literally just stopped mid typing because I had another Idea a better idea for my cubs)… Ok 25 mins and I'm back, but this pause was well worh it you will see below. So where was I, oh yeah I'll also say I hate the Cubs present day logo. It's just not that hot. I was going to use The Reds C but then I realized the C was for Cincinnati and the full word "reds" was in the C which kinda makes it read "Creds". This has nothing to do with Cersei other than it fit the challenge. Smh, I sold out on this one it's prolly the least creative and took the least amount of time. Ah well, they all can't be home runs, pun intended.
S.F. Giants meet Tyrion Lannister
Ok so this one is super dope. The imps on the giants logo. The levels son. He's the smallest man yet having such a huge role on the show. He is mocked for his size yet he is still in the game because he drinks and knows things. The concept on this one is through the roof. Open yo third eye raven and get this dopeness.
Colorado Rockies meet Jaime Lannister
This one took a little bit of time but I think it's probably the most detailed and dopest one. Putting Casterly Rock in place of the Rockies is simply not easy but was neccessary. There was no easy way to fit Jaime in, which is why I did his last( or so I thought it was last and I was done). Originally I thought I would be able to do the D for Detriot and chop one of the lion's paws off. Then I stopped tweakin and remembered Detriot are the tigers and the main logo is just the D. So then I turned to the King Slayer title but I had already done KC. I was THIS CLOSE to doing his name in the Minnesota Twins font but that would have just been a cheap cop out. I almost gave up on this twice because there are limited reference to what Casterly Rock actually looks like. I plowed through and made it up based on a few references and once the castle was done everything else fell in line. In the end though this came out dope.
Toronto Blue Jays meet Bran Stark
Ok ok ok..... you caught me. I hate Bran. His storyline has been so slow and boring. Oh and he crippled then got Hodor killed. So and thus I didn't create a tee for him initially out of spite. The third day of designing and someone called me out on it on Facebook. sigh. He does not deserve all this hotness.
California Angles meet Sansa Stark
Sansa is not one of my favorite characters. She has really been pushed around all seven seasons. She actually is the child that acts most like Ned Stark. She is trying to follow the rules and getting screwed over for it. So I went with the Angels because she is a good person. I went old school Angels though, why, because I've always liked the old school lower case look with the simple halo annnnnddddd it's my company. Artistic license and all. The halo to the side on lean makes you think they are mostly good with a lil sin. Like when she watched Ramsey get eaten by his own dogs. That was a halo lean moment.
Seattle Mariners meet Theon Greyjoy
Ok so try to stay with me here. So I had to do one for Theon or Reek whichever you prefer because he has been there since the start and been through a lot. I originally wanted to do the Padres because they have a strange logo with a base with water on it. However a friend was like, So how are you going to fit the Greyjoys into the Mariners logo. I figured at that point it had to be done. The S with eh compass was just not much to work with so I decided let me go old school and work with the trident. Now here is where designing these things at 2:24am hurts you. I was like Wreaks with the trident turnt up. Then I googled it...Welp Wreak = havoc and Reek = odor. DAAAAAAMMMNNNNNNN IT! It was at that moment I quit. So I said whatever I'll do Greyjoy with the trident as the E connected to the G. That just looked lame. Last ditch effort, their sigil, the Kraken!!! Is it enough to make you think Game of Thrones and Grejoy??? I don't know …..maybe.
Chicago Cubs meet Lady Mormont
So if you were reading up top you recall my pause in the middle of my confession about the lame Cubs logo. Well It hit me, there is one Cubs logo I love from 1914. Then there is a House that uses the bear on their sigil, House Mormont. While Lady Mormont is not a main character I believe she is still alive and will be in season 8. Also I thought it fitting that since she burst on the scene leading the house with 62 fighting men as a child that she be portrayed as a cub. Bat traded in for a sword and that's all you need. Perfect.
Arizona Diamondbacks meet Greyworm
So after I did the original 8 I started typing the blog. In the middle of my sleep deprived type state I came up with the 9th design. Then at 2:43 am I came up with this one. I'm not a huge Zona fan at all but I remembered their set of new logos and I remembered the D with the snake. Well you flip that D around and you got yourself a G. Perfect logo for the leader of the Unsullied. I debated did the worm need eyes? I settled on no, then I had a chuckle as I figured if Greyworm can operate with missing body parts surely I should leave the eyes off the worm. This would've been the perfect logo to do for Oberyn Martell , red viper, Dorne , smh had he only finished the drill and stayed alive. Ah well.
Baltimore Orioles meet Lord Varys
Hmmm I just realized I did both of the eunuchs last(again or so I thought last). I don't know what that says if anything. Anyway, Lord Varys often brags about his little birds whispering information in his ear and thus had to go with the O's. I also had to look up the spelling of his name 23 times just to make sure I was getting it correct. Somewhere out there is a gossip from Baltimore who needs this shirt. Whisper the website to them won't you.
Boston Red Sox meet Tormund
UGGGGGHHHHHHH!!! It don't take much to get me to design something even after I said I was done. Someone slid in the DM's to ask me for a Tormund shirt. Now I usually just say no. However as soon as they asked I thought of the red hair and Boston came to mind. Now I don't know if he fights with an axe, buuuuutttt let's just assume he's fought with one before and boom here ya go.
I know what you are thinking. There are more characters and more teams why don't you do more..... Cuz I'm not. No I was trying to stick to the main ch... damn it...I just thought of another design that might work...sigh, its 2:43 in the morning. Welp looks like (4/6/19) is where I will put a pin in this but I will be making maybe at least a few more. Drop a comment , and stay tuned. Also I guess I should make all of these open for purchase.