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2 hours ago, WSU151 said:

 

The 1993 game (quite the unusual color palette too) 

 

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I remember when this was first unveiled and thinking it was just the ASG logo from 1993. The UTAH font is a match and it's heavily inspired by the ASG with the ball and mountains. I'd love to know the design process behind the '96 logo. Was the ASG logo an early take on the logo? 

 

 

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On 5/16/2020 at 12:07 AM, Pyromania1983 said:

Something like this maybe?

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The pink leggings are more than a bit much. Maybe orange instead of cyan and they could roll with that full-time.

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10 hours ago, Conrad. said:

And I'm 100% positive they are 😀

Some of the general info of those could be a clue of things to come, though...

 

Could the "Earned" warm up from this season be a tease to a blue alt for next year?

 

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20 minutes ago, dbofox said:

 

Could the "Earned" warm up from this season be a tease to a blue alt for next year?

 

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Nope. The Earned warmups were created to pair along with the City uniforms from this (last?) season.

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6 hours ago, kimball said:

 

I remember when this was first unveiled and thinking it was just the ASG logo from 1993. The UTAH font is a match and it's heavily inspired by the ASG with the ball and mountains. I'd love to know the design process behind the '96 logo. Was the ASG logo an early take on the logo? 

 

 

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If I had to guess, it's because the logos may have been designed by NBA Properties. They did alot of work for teams in the 90's.

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15 hours ago, Conrad. said:

Nope. The Earned warmups were created to pair along with the City uniforms from this (last?) season.

Just wondering if they're testing the waters with the look. Blue is long overdue for an alt. Not a fan of recycling previous alts in black.

Testing out the diagonal Bucks text on a warm up to see if there's any fan reaction.

Either way, I'd like to see them

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That Bucks' blue does look nice and the way they've used it on some of their jerseys went better than I expected. But I still don't understand the clamoring for a blue Bucks jersey. They're a green team through and through! It looks too T'Wolves to me.

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1 hour ago, Digby said:

That Bucks' blue does look nice and the way they've used it on some of their jerseys went better than I expected. But I still don't understand the clamoring for a blue Bucks jersey. They're a green team through and through! It looks too T'Wolves to me.

I would rather them find a fun way to do an Irish Rainbow idea for a City uni. this was alright, but a little too wonky, imo

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54 minutes ago, Conrad. said:

I would rather them find a fun way to do an Irish Rainbow idea for a City uni. this was alright, but a little too wonky, imo
 

 

Yeah, agreed -- that design didn't mesh well with the patched-up current era of NBA uniform, either. But mostly paying tribute to the Mecca court AND the rainbow was an idea that needed editing.

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That Utah Jazz logo and color scheme is one of my favorites ever in the NBA. They handled the name situation right: much more Utah, much less Jazz. The uniforms had to change by 2004 but purple and sky blue should have stuck around forever. The Deron Williams-era set was so awful, completely soulless and derivative, some of the worst.

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2 hours ago, the admiral said:

That Utah Jazz logo and color scheme is one of my favorites ever in the NBA. They handled the name situation right: much more Utah, much less Jazz. The uniforms had to change by 2004 but purple and sky blue should have stuck around forever. The Deron Williams-era set was so awful, completely soulless and derivative, some of the worst.

 

The Jazz, Mavs, and sorta Grizzlies and Thunder are all teams that essentially threw out great unique colors schemes in favor of double blue, one of the least interesting/distinct combos in sports.

 

While there's a lot of good in the Jazz's current identity and old school looks, the switch to navy is a hinderance and Utah would do well to stick with a brand that emphasizes Utah over Jazz, as you stated. Not as high on the copper era as I found that color and their gradients fairly ugly, but I'd be down with purple and sky blue.

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The Grizzlies frustrate me immensely because they needed an interesting color scheme to stand out but went with triple (!) blue and gold. Brown with sky blue or sea foam green (think of the latter as an evolution of Vancouver's black and teal) would have been extremely cool. 

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2 hours ago, the admiral said:

That Utah Jazz logo and color scheme is one of my favorites ever in the NBA. They handled the name situation right: much more Utah, much less Jazz. The uniforms had to change by 2004 but purple and sky blue should have stuck around forever. The Deron Williams-era set was so awful, completely soulless and derivative, some of the worst.

 

Agree with pretty much all of this.

 

But I do actually like the light blue one from that Williams era.

 

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Yeah, that template can take you in the right direction toward what they should have done: keep the fundamentals of the last set but dial down some of the '90sness.

 

Those jerseys used the opposite home/road scripts as alternate logos on the shorts! God that was so sad. Just the look of a team stripped of its soul.

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Those were good, these were better versions, though.

 

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6 hours ago, Digby said:

Those were good, these were better versions, though.

 

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Disagree completely, those are the worst uniforms the jazz have ever worn.

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6 hours ago, Digby said:

Those were good, these were better versions, though.

 

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I was gonna say. The black and copper was pretty bad, but they could’ve stuck with this as a base to tone down the mountain set and that whole scheme could’ve stuck around a LOT longer. 
 

They might’ve looked a bit too much like the Wizards at the time, but the Wizards shouldn’t have gone to that color scheme in the first place, so that would’ve been their problem. 

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Posted (edited)

I think what bugged me most about the Jazz switching to double blue in 2004 was that it was such a “generic cold weather team” look, in comparison to the mountain-era colors that purposefully fit Utah so well. Where the mountain colors really painted the right picture of Utah’s natural landscapes, the 2004 colors pretty much just said “yeah it snows here”. The switch just looked so soulless from day one, and I never really liked it throughout its whole run. At the very least, purple/sky blue/copper should’ve survived into 2004 and onward. 

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22 minutes ago, FinsUp1214 said:

I think what bugged me most about the Jazz switching to double blue in 2004 was that it was such a “generic cold weather team” look, in comparison to the mountain-era colors that purposefully fit Utah so well. The switch just looked so soulless from day one, and I never really liked it throughout its whole run. At the very least, purple/sky blue/copper should’ve survived into 2004 and onward. 

 

That double-blue set is pretty close to the worst in NBA history. Completely lifeless. 

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15 hours ago, Digby said:

Those were good, these were better versions, though.

 

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Yeah, the black and copper didn't match that current Jazz team. I do wish they kept this template when they switched to the double blue including the numbers.

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