Here’s The Drip From An Unofficial York United Kit Design Contest
If you’ve been seeing a rise in fan-made York United kit designs this week, you’ve not gone mad.
A website called DesignFootball, where fans can work together to showcase designs and inspire one another, recently featured the Canadian Premier League side for its Kit Of The Week design competition, with thirteen creators stepping forward to take a crack at things.
While most of the results stay within the green, blue, and gold scope we’ve come to expect under the rebrand, that isn’t to say there aren’t a few ‘out there’ takes like the Deep V concept, a black third kit idea, or straight-up white-and-gold royalty.
While York United’s actual kits are making a big splash this year – and deservedly so – here’s all thirteen kit concepts submitted for the competition. You can click the image for a larger view.
The voting period for the competition runs through the upcoming weekend, but an early look seems to show the traditional stripe look and a clean white concept – both incorrectly labelled as home and away, respectively, because white as the home kit is still confusing for everyone – leading the race.
Of course, the actual league uses ‘primary’ and ‘alternate’ lingo, because we’re different.
The Canadian soccer landscape is no stranger to the concept kit treatment, with everywhere from BC’s Altitude FC to Ontario’s Electric City FC are subjected to dashing collars and bold design choices limited only by imagination. More recently, Robert Marchese – the lead designer behind York United’s rebrand – even revealed concept art for each CPL side’s healthcare patch from the COVID-19 pandemic.
It’s always neat to see different takes on how a club’s kit could go, especially if it means the Canadian Premier League is popping up across different people’s radars – and what better time to do so than when the club is rocking an iconic sponsor like Carlsberg?