Talking NFL Helmets with Poster Designer John Williams

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When I recently did the 2019 year-end raffle, one of the prizes was an NFL helmet poster, which was eventually won by reader Charles Drake. That poster was designed by a guy named John Williams (that’s him above). In case you don’t remember the . . . → Read More: Talking NFL Helmets with Poster Designer John Williams

Uni Watch DIY Project: Resurrecting an Old Football Helmet

[Editor’s Note: Today we have a guest entry from Brian Gunter, who’s going to fill us in on his fascinating hobby of transforming old football helmets into new ones. Enjoy. — PL]

By Brian Gunter

I have an unusual hobby: I find old football helmets and recondition them to look like a new helmet . . . → Read More: Uni Watch DIY Project: Resurrecting an Old Football Helmet

Vicis in Crisis: Helmet Brand May Be Forced to Shut Down

About two years ago, I did a fairly in-depth and really interesting interview with Dave Marver, co-founder and CEO of Vicis, the Seattle-based helmet startup that caused a stir in early 2017 by debuting at the top of the NFL’s safety rankings, thanks in part to a softer, more deformable outer shell. At the . . . → Read More: Vicis in Crisis: Helmet Brand May Be Forced to Shut Down

Headwear Hero: Blaise D’Sylva’s Epic College Football Helmet Collection

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If you’ve been reading the college football section of the Ticker this fall (or if you follow me on Twitter), you’ve probably become accustomed to seeing the daily tweets from Blaise D’Sylva, who’s been celebrating college football’s 150th anniversary by documenting the history of NCAA helmets, in . . . → Read More: Headwear Hero: Blaise D’Sylva’s Epic College Football Helmet Collection