This week, self-proclaimed "football humorist" Dave Rappoccio unleashed his latest project -- each NFL logo redesigned for hipsters.
For the Vikings, Rappoccio added a fedora, nose ring, tongue pillar, and purple highlights to the Norseman we all know and love. A comparison with the real logo is at the top of this post, and here's the hipster version all by its lonesome:
Reached for comment this morning, Rappoccio said he did all 32 hipster redesigns in just two days.
"I took hipster stereotypes -- PBR, Chuck Taylors, fixies, scarves -- and I just went through and saw which elements I could incorporate into the logos," he said.
Asked about the hipster Norseman in particular, Rappoccio said he "likes the ideas" he had, but added, "I don't know if I'm completely happy with the execution of it."
But he said he's particularly proud of his hipster renderings of the Oakland Raiders, Cleveland Browns, Seattle Seahawks, and Jacksonville Jaguars:
Rappoccio is based -- where else? -- out of our archrival hipster city, Portland.
(For more, click to page two.)
"I see these stereotypes everyday," Rappoccio told us.
Rappoccio's previous work includes incorporating Peyton Manning's face into every NFL logo, giving each a British theme, and making them fat.
Asked how he thinks the hipster logos stacked up to those past projects, Rappoccio said, "I don't think I'm going to top the sheer ridiculousness of putting Peyton Manning's face on all of them."
Judge for yourself. To see Rappoccio's Vikings treatment in each of his aforementioned projects, click to page three.
Here's the Rappoccio's Manning-face Vikings logo:
Here's his British version:
And finally, last but certainly not least, here's the fat Norseman: