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What about numbers on Conrad mockups, these are font that Lakers use on their practice gear for few years, so I'm pretty sure they won't be on a game jerseys:

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1 hour ago, colortv said:

Apparently the logo will be undergoing minor tweaks,

 

https://mobile.twitter.com/fv4hunnid/status/1015330997162766336/photo/1

 

 

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I was going to post this earlier. There’s also one they did with Lebron. It makes me think they know something, and are doing this right now as feelers and to study what fans are saying. Chris’s mock ups are almost spot on to what I think we’ll get. 

 

New wordmark and a more modern stripe on the shorts. 

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Shocked to be honest. I thought the Lakers and Nike would make everyone buy a LeBron jersey in the current set and then switch it up in 2019/20.

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4 hours ago, TJSC said:

 

So going by the above the home uniforms will have purple numbers but going by the below they would be white with purple dropshadow.

 

3 hours ago, Ben in LA said:

I’d be cool with this.

 

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My first preference is Purple numbers on the gold jerseys, second is the return of the drop shadow numbers that scream classic Lakers.

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To me, the drop shadows are essential to their look. The Lakers look so ordinary without them. I compare it to the NY Rangers. The drop shadowed wordmark on their sweaters is iconic. For awhile they wore darker blue "New York" alternates. The wordmark wasn't italicized and it didn't have drop shadows. Why veer from a famous and beloved look?

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8 hours ago, Conrad. said:

 

Am I the only one that sees that as just a photoshop of the old Cavs jersey to try and look like a lakers one? I am surprised they didnt use the old gold alternate though. 

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They can alter the logo but they shouldn't stray away from the general iconic look. Here's an old version of the current Lakers logo when they still were a blue and white team. Upon seeing the Lakers wordmark on this logo, you can clearly see the resemblance to water here.

 

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26 minutes ago, Old School Fool said:

They can alter the logo but they shouldn't stray away from the general iconic look. Here's an old version of the current Lakers logo when they still were a blue and white team. Upon seeing the Lakers wordmark on this logo, you can clearly see the resemblance to water here.

 

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Wow, I’ve never seen that before. I always assumed all the lines were meant to convey motion, which I never understood. 

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6 hours ago, Old School Fool said:

Here's an old version of the current Lakers logo when they still were a blue and white team. 

 

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Is it?  Or is it a later logo recolored?

 

where'd you get it?

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6 hours ago, dont care said:

Am I the only one that sees that as just a photoshop of the old Cavs jersey to try and look like a lakers one? I am surprised they didnt use the old gold alternate though. 

 

It’s clearly a photoshop...but the number font with the drop shadow is definitely part of the new unis. 

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22 minutes ago, Gothamite said:

 

Is it?  Or is it a later logo recolored?

 

where'd you get it?

 

It's a real logo from a Lakers program around 1966 that I found on Google. There's a bunch more from the same era with variations on the logo. Nothing seems to have been set in stone on what the official version of the logo was but the general idea was there.

 

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Once they began playing at The Forum with the purple and gold, the current logo as we know it started being used.

 

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Also I want to say, in the NBA 2K video games for awhile, they used this logo for the 1964 Lakers. I've never seen that one before.

 

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6 hours ago, Old School Fool said:

They can alter the logo but they shouldn't stray away from the general iconic look. Here's an old version of the current Lakers logo when they still were a blue and white team. Upon seeing the Lakers wordmark on this logo, you can clearly see the resemblance to water here.

 

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This is what they need; to go back and find an old, if not original version of the logo and re-build it digitally.

 

If you look at several teams with older logos in the present day, many of them were done quite poorly when they were first converted to vector art, and that poor facsimile of the original artwork goes on to live as truth, sometimes for decades. Go back to the originals, though, and you can find much better, cleaner, and well constructed artwork. Just look at this Lakers logo and how much nicer the letterforms and spacing/alignment are compared to the team’s “official” logo.

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I love the last set, but these will probably be an improvement.  I don't see any drop shadow on the leaks, but some people have been saying that they do.

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Great news that they are updating the logo too. Finally! Updating it doesn't mean losing its integrity at all, just improving the shapes to bring the design to this day and making it look clean and professional, while keeping the same basic shape. Something that was long due. Btw, kerning and baseline inconsistencies are least of its problems.

 

A shame if they are changing the jersey wordmark indeed to the one that is seen on the practice jerseys, on the other hand. Say what you want, but the wordmark used on the jerseys to this day is far superior and better designed, and I'd like to see the new logo be based on that script.

Either way, I'm eager to see what they will come up with.  

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19 hours ago, TJSC said:

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I think that confirms it's legit. Otherwise, they woulda said it's fake.

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46 minutes ago, truepg said:

A shame if they are changing the jersey wordmark indeed to the one that is seen on the practice jerseys, on the other hand. Say what you want, but the wordmark used on the jerseys to this day is far superior and better designed, and I'd like to see the new logo be based on that script.

Either way, I'm eager to see what they will come up with.  

 

I can’t agree there. The current uniform wordmark is really just an updated version of the older one, with some fixes like an L that’s the same angle as the other letters, more even spacing, and cleaner forms, but it’s still very clunky if you look at it with a critical eye. It needs a lot of refinement that is already done in the logo wordmark, like the weight of the E and fixes to some head scratching design decisions, like chopping off the top serif on the crossbar of the E.

 

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Rather than update the non-matching jersey wordmark yet again, I think it’s the right move to use the classic lakers script from the logo (minus the splash/motion lines), provided it’s crisp and elegant like the original shown above.

 

I’m willing to bet the original uniform was supposed to look like the logo, but whoever was hand-cutting the letters at the time just didn’t do a great job matching it. It doesn’t really look like a purposeful mismatch like, say, the Tigers had for so many years.

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