okcsooner35

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  1. okcsooner35

    NBA Changes 2018-19

    Piggybacking on this. One argument that is cited frequently when critiquing OKC's brand is that the identify is not visually specific to a Thunder nickname or an Oklahoma basketball team. This is fair criticism, especially with the clip-art logo. However, the shade of blue tends to be overlooked in that criticism. The blue is supposed to be similar to Oklahoma's shade of blue on their state flag. Going to the University of Oklahoma for both undergraduate and graduate school, I always found this endearing. I love that "Thunder blue".
  2. okcsooner35

    College Football Uniforms - 2019

    Internet Man must get last word in the discussion of Southern/African American dialects taking place in a sports logos/uniforms forum’s college football thread. I love 2019.
  3. okcsooner35

    Other Design Help

    I have a general design question that doesn’t warrant its own thread, so I am posting it here. If this is the wrong place, feel free to remove. My question - Could a color scheme/package of navy, light blue, orange, and green ever look cohesive enough to be deemed professional?
  4. okcsooner35

    NBA Changes 2018-19

    Does anyone know why Nike isn’t selling authentic versions of the Earned editions? Every distributor that I have found has only had swingman versions listed for sale.
  5. okcsooner35

    NBA Changes 2018-19

    Will be worn 8 times through end of regular season. 4 times at home, 4 time on road. These might be my favorite Thunder uniforms ever, over the navy Statement’s and the old Sunset jerseys. The use of the earthquake-like wordmark is closer to a thunder-type identity than the generic typeface wordmark of the previous Sunset.
  6. okcsooner35

    NBA Changes 2018-19

    That is an interesting question. My graduate college background involved big data so these kinds of thought exercises fascinate me. Some data points could be how often a team changes their logo/colors/uniforms. And drilling even further, how drastic of a deviation from the team’s historical logo/colors/uniforms pattern as well. Then how drastic of a deviation from the most recent tri-combo of the brand (are they going in a new direction or reverting back? A stronger historical brand - what I assume your ultimate “top 5” would be - would cause teams that stray to go back, like Toronto Blue Jays in baseball). You can even give statiscal values to each of the three elements of the brand as weights, like Logo being the “heaviest” for example, as well as apply weights to the overall history of a brand vs the previous look. Sorry to give you my totally unsolicited opinion, but this is the internet.
  7. okcsooner35

    NBA Changes 2018-19

    Per r/OKCThunder, looks like LockerVision leaked OKC’s Earned jersey. A sunset version of the Statement...this has potential.
  8. okcsooner35

    NBA Changes 2018-19

    If you liked OKC debuting orange accents with the white Home uni, then tune in to their Dec. 14th game vs Denver. I believe they’re debuting sky blue accents with the white’s, per @OKCTracker’s twitter. (I’ve referenced that new OKCTracker site a few times, in case you’ve noticed. It’s not my site at all but as a diehard Thunder fan and an uniform nerd, it has been a godsend).
  9. okcsooner35

    Redeeming Qualities of Bad Uniforms

    https://mobile.twitter.com/OKCTracker This account tracks OKC uniform related tidbits and I believe did the painstaking process of going back through LockerVision and tallying game results for each of the team’s uniforms. Scroll through their tweets. At the start of this season they tweeted out last seasons’s %’s and then a few weeks back did an update on this season’s %’s. White is tops for both seasons thus far.
  10. okcsooner35

    Redeeming Qualities of Bad Uniforms

    I’ve always loved the sky blue side panels on the OKC Thunder’s white (formerly Home) uniform. That shade of blue is the color used for the OK state flag and I’ve always felt that it pops off the white. Also, I think it’s the perfect amount of that color blue. The all-blue away is too much (plus the word mark is awful). The Thunder’s standard Home and Away haven’t changed in 10 years and get tons of flak, but I’ve always liked the white uni. Plus, the Thunder have won most of their biggest games in that uniform, and have had the best winning % wearing them since the Nike takeover last year.
  11. okcsooner35

    NBA Changes 2018-19

    Interesting. The account mocked up what an orange Statement might be. I’d love this.
  12. okcsooner35

    NBA Changes 2018-19

    Not based off any intel or anything like that, but to those discrediting the theory that the Earned sets will be re-colors because both of NOLA’s City & Earned are white - how do we know that the Earned isn’t just the city with Navy/Red/Gold colors replacing the Purple/Green/Yellow? I have a strange feeling it will be that.
  13. okcsooner35

    NBA Changes 2018-19

    I know I am a fan of the team and therefore biased, but this was the first uniform/logo design summary that I didn’t eye roll my way through. I especially thought that the reason behind the uniform’s color choice - that shade of blue being the shade of Native American 11th anniversary stones and this being the Thunder’s 11th year in OKC - is so badass. IMO little hat tips like that are what the City jersey initiative should be about.
  14. okcsooner35

    NBA Changes 2018-19

    Someone try Oklahoma City. We have already seen their City's so that would confirm if the Earned designs are just color swap. FWIW, I tried looking for theirs myself with no luck, but could be operator error.