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#121 DustDevil61

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Posted November 21, 2009 - 16:10

Here's a couple of concepts I made a while back...it involves the Jazz note logo with the mountains on it. I made these before I discovered the cleanliness of PNG files, so bear with. Also, this was done with Paint, and so the "Utah" on the wordmark looks chippy and rather sloppy (due to my lack of experience of painting on the computer). Anywho, here are a couple color schemes:


Green/Gold/Copper

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Old Mardi Gras (Green/Gold/Purple), with Green as Emphasis

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Purple/Light Blue/Black/Silver

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Posted November 21, 2009 - 16:24

Old Mardi Gras colors with the emphasis on purple and you may have something

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Posted November 21, 2009 - 23:57

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Posted November 22, 2009 - 00:18


I dunno...I'm one of the very few who has a soft-spot for this one:

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Me as well.

Same. Just a few tweaks to simplify it, as admiral suggested, and it could still work today. I have fond memories of that set anyway, pulling for them two years in a row to beat the Bulls :cry:

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Posted November 23, 2009 - 11:53

The Pistons logo is regarded as great by people who think a plain wordmark on top of a basketball is a great design...

The old logo was both a basketball in a circle and a piston in a cylinder. The current one is just a basketball.

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Interesting, I went to go look at the current logo again, and noticed two things:
1. There actually is a blue outer circle still, but it's more like an outline and doesn't look like a cylinder anymore.
2. I remembered the current logo as looking decent despite being so plain; but it doesn't. It looks as awful as it is on paper.

Actually, none of their logos have been that great, but at least on the old one the wordmark was incorporated in an interesting way. I hated those teams so much though it's hard to like the old logo really.

Not sure what they should have done - probably made the update a little closer to the old one; thicker blue circle; keep the more realistic basketball; keep the modern wordmark but confine it to within the basketball, because the piston can't move with a big wordmark taped over the end of the cylinder.

At least the uniforms are pretty much top-notch now.

I?m sorry to hear you despise the current Pistons primary so much, but I?m going to go out on a limb and say that most people (including myself) think it?s an upgrade from their 80?s/90?s Bad Boys logo.

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Somebody would just have to find a way to add the J note to the ball with the mountains to make it a true blend of old and new

The only thing I don't like about this logo is the blue sky I would color that part purple and call it good.

This has to be the best updated retro Jazz logo I've seen, but in my opinion it needs some modifications. First, I happen to like the J logo a lot but only when it's blue and baby blue. Second, I don't know if I'm digging the font itself. I know they tried to stay close to the original lettering but it looks as bit too bulky. Maybe if they pulled it down so it was parallel to the base of the J logo, that could solve the problem!?! Posted Image

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Posted November 23, 2009 - 11:55

Agreed on the updated "J" logo, the logo itself is fantastic, the wordmark, not so much...

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Posted November 23, 2009 - 12:23

The old Pistons logo was way better. I dig the minimalism of it, and that accompanying uniforms would also be simple and minimalist instead of clinging to the recolored vestiges of the ill-advised rebrand. Would've gone so perfectly with the 2004 squad and their fundamental badassitude shutting down the Lakers for old times' sake. Alas, they were using the de-tealed horsey at the time (EDIT: well sorta, it was that and the Pistons ball logo that was sort of a primary but not...murky branding at the time). Also consider that the rest of the successful Detroit teams have timelessly simple looks: Red Wings, Tigers, I guess Michigan football if you wanna count them. Not modern updates of simplicity, actual simplicity.
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Posted November 23, 2009 - 20:41

I’m sorry to hear you despise the current Pistons primary so much, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say that most people (including myself) think it’s an upgrade from their 80’s/90’s Bad Boys logo.
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I don't know man...the wordmark is better now...but it's just a wordmark on the ball and has nothing to do with the name anymore. The Lakers can get away with it; but I hate the idea of stripping the meaning out of a logo when it is updated. That reminds me of when the Sonics went back to green and yellow - nice uniforms, but the logo dropped the classic skyline and space needle and was just a pointless S and a ball. Of course, that logo seemed to be inexplicably well received too, so maybe you're right.


Here's the link to the forum I can't post the image on this board it's the 5th post down on the thread
Old and New

Somebody would just have to find a way to add the J note to the ball with the mountains to make it a true blend of old and new

The only thing I don't like about this logo is the blue sky I would color that part purple and call it good.

This has to be the best updated retro Jazz logo I've seen, but in my opinion it needs some modifications. First, I happen to like the J logo a lot but only when it's blue and baby blue. Second, I don't know if I'm digging the font itself. I know they tried to stay close to the original lettering but it looks as bit too bulky. Maybe if they pulled it down so it was parallel to the base of the J logo, that could solve the problem!?! Posted Image

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That Jazz update is pretty impressive. I feel like there's a nice identity for the Jazz out there with a mix of the old and new, but I'm not quite sure what it is. As interesting as these green throwbacks are, I don't think it has much place in a good revival outside of an accent. But re-emphasizing the purple and throwing in a touch of yellow and green might do the trick.

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Posted November 23, 2009 - 20:45

Here's a couple of concepts I made a while back...it involves the Jazz note logo with the mountains on it. I made these before I discovered the cleanliness of PNG files, so bear with. Also, this was done with Paint, and so the "Utah" on the wordmark looks chippy and rather sloppy (due to my lack of experience of painting on the computer). Anywho, here are a couple color schemes:


Green/Gold/Copper

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I like the ideas, but this one screams Memphis Tams!

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Posted November 23, 2009 - 22:32

JimboJohnny's basketball-note update is a tight one (wordmark could be better, though), and I'm also feeling DustDevil's suggestion of indigo as an alternative to purple...hey, that's it! Forest green, sky blue, ice white, and...(mood) indigo.

Your take on that as a "Jazz"-y color scheme?

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Posted November 24, 2009 - 01:18

Jazzy but not the Jazz.

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Posted November 24, 2009 - 10:55

Something like this could have worked as an update of the 90's look....

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Posted November 24, 2009 - 11:26

I don't know man...the wordmark is better now...but it's just a wordmark on the ball and has nothing to do with the name anymore. The Lakers can get away with it; but I hate the idea of stripping the meaning out of a logo when it is updated. That reminds me of when the Sonics went back to green and yellow - nice uniforms, but the logo dropped the classic skyline and space needle and was just a pointless S and a ball. Of course, that logo seemed to be inexplicably well received too, so maybe you're right.

For most logo novelists out there, I can see how the updated Pistons logo doesn?t sit well with them, but I think the overall reception of their current logo has been pretty good; but who knows, that could all be due to the crappy horse logo they had before.

That Jazz update is pretty impressive. I feel like there's a nice identity for the Jazz out there with a mix of the old and new, but I'm not quite sure what it is.

I agree but the Jazz front office isn't typically known to do what is "right" in the eyes of the fans.



Here's a couple of concepts I made a while back...it involves the Jazz note logo with the mountains on it. I made these before I discovered the cleanliness of PNG files, so bear with. Also, this was done with Paint, and so the "Utah" on the wordmark looks chippy and rather sloppy (due to my lack of experience of painting on the computer). Anywho, here are a couple color schemes:


Green/Gold/Copper

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I like the ideas, but this one screams Memphis Tams!

Not to mention you can?t turn the original Jazz note into three things?.a J, a basketball, and a mountain; just too much going on!
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Posted November 25, 2009 - 19:16

Wasatch, how do you like this...Posted Image

just a litle home project I have been working on for my son.

What do you think would it look better if I made the lines on the ball white?
I could also connect the green sections and then connect the yellow sections to truly mirror the old logo but the newer logo actually has the lines separating those sections like a real ball actually looks.

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Posted November 25, 2009 - 22:03

I thought you were a Celtics fan.
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Posted November 26, 2009 - 03:06

Wasatch, how do you like this...Posted Image

just a litle home project I have been working on for my son.

What do you think would it look better if I made the lines on the ball white?
I could also connect the green sections and then connect the yellow sections to truly mirror the old logo but the newer logo actually has the lines separating those sections like a real ball actually looks.

Posted Image That?s awesome; what inspired you to do that? And yes, it would look even better with the white lines, but great job so far! Posted Image

the newer logo actually has the lines separating those sections like a real ball actually looks.

I know, the current secondary logo drives me nuts!!! Posted Image
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Posted November 26, 2009 - 03:13

Another modern Sonic-ish Utah Jazz template...

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Posted November 26, 2009 - 04:11

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Posted November 26, 2009 - 07:27

Yeah, we need another Green/Yellow team now that the Sonics are out.

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Posted November 26, 2009 - 10:27


the newer logo actually has the lines separating those sections like a real ball actually looks.

I know, the current secondary logo drives me nuts!!! Posted Image

Why? The new note/basketball is more "correct" then the old one.

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