The request came in quite some time after the Indianapolis Super Bowl was over. A gentleman from the city contacted me and asked me to make him a Super Scarf. I asked if he had something in mind or if he wanted me to surprise him.
“Surprise me,” was his reply. He wanted a scarf he could display at work and use as a conversation starter.
The truth is, I had a scarf idea for this particular person before I even finished reading his full email. It was the charting, knitting, and some piecework that took a bit of time.
Early into the Indianapolis Super Bowl Super Scarf Project, I had seen a Super Bowl logo that I really liked. I saved it in case the occasion arose where I could put it to good use. See the logo below:
It’s a very linear design already, but the logo as it is above would not have worked on a winter scarf. The lettering AND the skyline in their original positions would have made the scarf much too wide.
So I deconstructed the elements of the logo, discarded the lower lettering “A FIELD GUIDE TO THE BIG GAME,” and used everything else but the clouds.
My favorite part is the skyline. I individually replicated the images as they were represented in the logo and appliqued them to the scarf. As much as I love the skyline, it would have been too bulky at the center of the scarf if it were ever to be actually worn, so I located the skyline at one end of the scarf.
I took the six stars out of the Indianapolis sky in the logo and moved them to the opposite end of the scarf, where I also attached the official Indianapolis Super Bowl patch.
As for the center of the scarf, I used the “SUPER CITY” lettering.
I shipped the scarf for arrival before Christmas. It arrived on December 19th. If it causes as many interesting conversations as there are memories of the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl, then there will be a LOT of fun conversations for a long time.