Alright, so I finally found some inspiration after the Utah/L.A. semifinals series. I like what they had during the 90s, yet I liked the oldschool New Orleans colors. I like the current baby-blue alternate, but find the recoloring and their overall identity to be rather bland and uninspired. Seems to be a recurring theme in oh, just about every design I've ever produced here
That said, this is the version 1.0 of what I've been toying with. For your viewing pleasure are the first stage of the home/road primaries as well as a third jersey (one with a minor variation - a nod to the present alternate styling). Tried to combine the different eras together. I don't think I'm quite there yet, obviously, so any feedback is, as always, craved. I think I'm most interested in toying with the use of the alternate logo I put together that combines the current wordmark and the old musical note wordmark. As you can see, there's two variations on that.
The first is similar to the old logo where it is flat and without any kind of dropshadow. The other one tries to reconcile the the current 3-D look with the old design by making the ball on the note/"J" appear to actually have some depth. Now, in that part, I tried to keep the color organization the same (purple primary with green/yellow pieces on the ball) however it didn't look right to me, so I kept green as the primary. Any suggestions on how to improve the idea would be appreciated. Have at it people!