Throwback – Baltimore Ravens

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Team Colors
Note: Names not official
Purple
Black
Gold
White

The Ravens have more helmet mascots/emblems than most teams in the NFL.  Their first helmet emblem was submitted by Frederick E. Bouchat. He was excited to have a football team back in Baltimore. In his excitement he faxed a design concept to the Maryland Stadium Authority. The team showed off their uniforms, with a shield emblem that greatly resembled his original design he faxed not too long ago. Fred sued the Ravens for copyright infringement. He won the case but got only $3 in damages. Later Ravens owner Art Modell changed the emblem to an angry raven with a B superimposed on its head. No doubt this was also done to stop any potential royalties to Fred.

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Colors Used
Note: Names not official
Purple – Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Lust (discontinued)
Black  – Sephora Collection Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner in Black
Gold – Disney by Sephora Cinderella Storylook Eyeshadow palette in Pumpkin Coach (limited edition)
White – The Balm Cosmetics Meet Matt(e) Nude eye shadow palette in Matt Maloy

The colors used between the inaugural and current Ravens uniforms are the same. Current Nike uniforms have an “all black” (black jersey, black pants) option. There are updates on the borders around the numbers to keep up with Nike design aesthetics.  The notable difference between the inaugural and current uniforms is the emblem on the Ravens’ helmets.

I like the emblem but it doesn’t mesh with the Ravens/angry bird theme very well.  The emblem has strong design elements. I liked the gold that made the B on the shield pop. The feathers on the top stroke of the B follow the wings on the outside of the shield.  I did a crease cut, then added small triangles to my crease cut to resemble wings. I filled in the triangles with purple. You can add white around the feather flicks and/or the top of your brow bone to give your look a little more pop.

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