We’re very much for a switch back to Kelly Green for the Eagles, but the “Midnight Green” is Christina Lurie’s baby and there are no signs it’s going away anytime soon. Still, Kelly Green jerseys excite us, and they excite you too, so here’s a concept sent to by Brian Martone Illustration & Design. In the caption for the image on Facebook, Martone explained the elements:
1. Kelly Green is back!
2. Taking great inspiration from the 1960 uniforms – the numbers will be 1 solid color, with the wing on the helmet being silver with a slight white outline. Classic and timeless.
3. Logotype is a hybrid of the current and 1980s version.
4. New diving eagle has speed and aggression. Key components of a Chip Kelly led team.
The Kelly Green used in the concept above, as you can see, is a little lighter than the Cunningham-era green, and closer to the 1960 throwbacks they wore a few seasons ago and the Pantone definition of “Kelly Green”:
The jerseys themselves look good. Updated, classic, not overly Nike-ified. But that logo is some straight-up Madden Create-a-Team stuff. Personally, I’d be totally on board with this rebrand — minus the logo — if they knocked that green a shade or two darker. I want a rich green, not that fake grass in your Easter basket green.
Kyle: F-ing love it. But yeah, go away, logo. Go away. I don’t like you. Still, the whole thing is all much better than that full-logoed Eagles helmet.
Fashion editor Dan: I like them, but helmets don’t match the numbers (stroke on helmet logo, no stroke on numbers).