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  1. Back from the dead with the infamous yellow alts and a court that I had worked on a bit ago. The yellow was a bit of a challenge in staying true to the originals; anywhere the yellow and white met buzzed heavily (at least on a computer screen). This was fixed a bit by changing the color hierarchy within the kit. Court on the other hand was pretty simple, dropped in colors and logos, taking the historical court into account. I think I'll have to rework a font to use as "body copy" of sorts, so that the top of the court text isn't as heavy. Other than that, gave it a bit of homecourt flair by tilting the wood panels. Finally, if anyone has any arena sponsorship ideas (I have Amazon, Microsoft, and Starbucks as some choices, although slightly mainstream), shoot. Swinging back into things, so I'll probably be moving forward with this series. Another expansion team will be coming...
  2. Small update here. First though, thank you all for the kind and constructive comments. I've been an admirer on this site for an extremely long time and it's good to finally try my hand. I thought the outlined number idea was great, however the development of it didn't go well. Adding an outline meant adding two outlines (I would have wanted to keep a green space between the white number and yellow outline on the away jerseys for example.) I eventually settled for a color change that seems to balance out both jerseys better anyway. I literally have no idea why I put Durant and #23. I think I had input them at different times and didn't ultimately "fact check" at the end. As for the wordmark and number font, I actually created it myself. It's not exactly intricate, but I was afraid it would feel unbalanced at points. The flourishes on the end stemmed from an early idea of speed lines that made the letters look like they were buffeting, but it eventually go to such a fine level of detail that it just muddied the concept. I actually quite like the flourishes now, but I do agree they get lost a bit on the white (which seems to be a common problem in the concept). I removed the waist logo because I agreed that it was unnecessary. It was an arbitrary inclusion based on their old uniforms anyway. Most of all, the Space Needle has been un-italicized. I honestly had no thought about the ramifications of it, and thought of it more as an abstract representation of the Needle than an official logo. The alternate logo is proving to be a more difficult change to make, so that will come later. Also I wanted to keep the wordmark on a slant that was consistent throughout the concept, however changing the angle of only the Needle wasn't as jarring as I expected it to be. A court and an alternate (although the yellow is tough) is definitely on its way, as well as ideas for other expansion teams. I decided I may be doing four and then you all can choose the most deserving concept.
  3. Extremely long-time lurker and one-time poster here. I'm beginning a career in advertising and design soon (that hopefully may lean into sports design) and I'm trying to knock out some personal projects I've always wanted to complete. I had a hard time deciding which project to choose because I wanted to do something that has a remote possibility of happening. One idea that I hadn't seen explored too much here was an NBA expansion led by Nike. I decided that adding two teams to the NBA was perhaps the likeliest of any sports expansion scenario, and choosing the first team to (re)conceptualize was no difficult task. Seattle makes its triumphant return to the Association with a modernized identity that adheres to Nike's design habits. While the branding itself has not aged poorly (and how can it with such a color scheme), the Sonics' "toilet seat" uniforms never sat well with me. However, I'm never one to completely abandon a history, so the "toilet seat" design becomes a sharp and sleek feature that arguably symbolizes speed more than the old curvature. Finally I included two alternate logos. I am leaning toward the second (right-most), but I understand that near-requirement having a roundel-based logo is now. I'll probably keep adding to this concept with other multimedia such as advertisements or brand presentations to develop skills other than static graphic design. Let me know what you guys think and if there are any improvements you feel could be made. I'll get to the next team in the near future and then redesigns of outdated current teams, but feel free to shout out what cities you feel to have the greatest likelihood of owning an expansion team.
  4. Thank you guys. I've been very busy lately with the college admission process (Recently admitted into UMD for those that are interested), but the Celtics are done and will be posted most likely later today. I actually made two versions of the uniform, one that is plain and classic, and another that uses a few more unique features.
  5. Thanks. But the "Designed by..." is just a note that was on the template. I kept it in just in case someone claimed I stole it or something. So thanks to 'Mackin John Bannon' haha.
  6. A sincere thank you for all the comments and input. Washington was my first real concept, and I feel that it still has a lot of potential. But moving on, here are the Milwaukee Bucks. This set is where I happily utilized creative freedom. The Bucks, like many other teams I'm discovering, don't really provide an appealing helmet logo. However, inspired by the Eagles, I used the wings idea (replaced of course by antlers.) Other than that, there isn't too much of note with this set. The side panels and collar were inspired by the basketball jerseys, and the number and NOB font were taken as well. Also, while the home set is faithful color-wise, the away's side panels are just white and red. I may try green and red to resemble the basketball jerseys, but I feel like I tried that while making these. I think it looked like an overload of green. I dunno, I'll do it again to see how it looks if no one agrees with what I have here. Anyway, so enjoy this set and up next is the Boston Celtics. By the way, does anyone know how you change the subheading underneath the topic title?
  7. Wow, thank you all for the comments. I've made some changes, including fixing the shoulder numbers and resizing the front and back numbers. As requested, I will probably make a gold alternate and possibly a Bullets alternate in the future. However, my goal is to get through multiple teams right now. But if I get bored, I'd love to come back and do alt's. Here's the edited (hopefully finished) Wiz jerseys, and the Bucks will be coming up very soon.
  8. Are you referring to how the numbers on the away jersey aren't cut? I don't know how I overlooked that. I can fix it when I get the chance. EDIT: Nvm, I just got what you meant haha. Well that's embarassing, I suppose I just flipped the numbers compulsively. I will definitely fix that.
  9. Hi, first-time poster and extremely long-time lurker here. This is really my first project and I've chosen to post my work here, seeing as the concept is quite unique. My idea is to use NBA identities as if they were football teams. I have not excelled yet in the area of designing my own fictional identities, so this seems like a good attempt to begin with. This is honestly my first attempt at a complete jersey, and I am quite proud. So here goes...first up: the Washington Wizards. So let's begin at the top. For the logo I chose the Wiz's current alternate. Of course, this required the removal of the basketball, but this wasn't absurdly impossible for a novice such as myself. I think it actually makes quite a good helmet logo. Color choice throughout the uniform wasn't too difficult a consideration. The NOB and number font are straight from the Wizards' actual jerseys, serving as another connection in the crossover. The uniform also includes a basic side jersey and pants panel. I experimented with multiple pants colors, such as black and gold, and while they all looked surprisingly nice, I went with white (I can post the variations later.) Finally, seeing as how I used a Pro Combat template, some obscure hidden reference seemed like a must. I integrated the three stars, a common theme in Washington sports (Maryland, Virginia, and D.C.), on the lower front of the jersey. Look closer and you will discover that one of the stars is topped by the Capitol Building. So that's it for the Wiz Kidz. If you have any suggestions, I would love to attempt them and post the results. Of course, Washington's famed gold alt's will come at a later date. Up Next (Pick One): Milwaukee Bucks or Boston Celtics
  10. Wow, that's really bad. It's too narrow and you can't really distinguish it from a distance.
  11. I think the logos really bring it down. The uniform concept isn't that bad. The eye and whisker thing looks akward on the sleeves without a border of some sort, and the mouth just kind of hangs out there. The Carolina logo is too detailed and it's isn't shaped all that great. Love the ideas and effort though.
  12. Yeah, switch the colors on the logos. The light orange over the maroon would look good as "highlights" and the shoulder logo just isn't working.