There are some great concept crests trending now on Twitter under the hashtag #myNYCFC. I obviously can't feature them all, but I want to give a shout-out to the best ones, the ones I could be happy with if the club adopted them.
This one, more modern than those I've featured in the past, would fit that bill.
It's by Przemek Michalowicz, who identifies himself as being from Poland and who goes by @p_michalowicz on Twitter.
On the whole, I'm not a fan of gradients, but a flat version would have to be designed to embroidery and other applications. If they could get the bottom rays right, that could be very sharp. I also love the little "NYC" secondary logo in the left corner. Outstanding.
UPDATE 1: Przemek sends in this new sheet, with a flat version of the crest and a better look at the secondary:
In my opinion, the secondary works best keeping the ball light colored (as opposed to the photo-negative effect). That would be perfect for smaller applications like Twitter avatars and bookmark icons.
He also sends us a follow-up showing some of his inspirations:
Magnificent. Never saw that coming, but it makes perfect sense. I love this concept more and more.
He has also posted two new renderings, one a handy all-in-one:
We also have this slightly tweaked version he's calling the "final tweet proposal":
I'm really impressed. I really hope the club's eventual design can live up to the amazing creativity we're seeing right now.