National team crests are just different from their club counterparts. Both are an integral part of the team’s history, and both are definitely tattooed on many of the fans.
However, in the past decade or so, most national team crests have already been updated and bought into the modern era of design.
National team crests also seem to be simpler and have less elements than their club counterparts.
That being said, I did find some ways to further simplify them. In some cases through minor changes without removing elements.
It was also interesting to note how similar some of the crests can be to each other.
For example, Scotland, Netherlands & Wales all feature a roaring majestic lion or dragon. Or how Sweden and Finland, both nordic countries, feature their flags on a shield.
I have tried again to redesign them in my own style and if you like what you see or you don’t, you can drop me a text on Instagram.
Shadab Wajih is an award-winning art director, graphic designer and an illustrator based in Miami, US.