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Quarantine project: NBA Redesign

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On 5/7/2020 at 5:19 PM, Krz said:

Team #3, the Timberwolves. A more traditional color scheme, and the beautiful tree trim return. C&C is appreciated!

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I've been digging most of these so far, but the Minnesota is off a bit. I'm good with the current setup for the home and way - different, but that's what the NBA needs. I do really like the idea of the Land jersey, though. I'd say that one should stay, for sure. 

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On 5/6/2020 at 11:47 AM, Krz said:

Ok so here’s the second team, the Washington Wizards. Home and Away are an updated version of their current set, but with brighter colors and the stripes are replaced with the DC flag. The City jersey is inspired by the cherry blossom season in washington. And the throw back is to the Jordan era jersey.spacer.png

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I really like incorporating the DC flag into the jersey - I dislike the striping pattern of the current set. (I also think the primary logo needs to be used more.)

For the cherry blossom jersey - I get trying to continue with the concept of the main set, but I think it looks like a curtain. 😛 What you could do is keep the pink, remove the whole cherry blossom setup, and move a cherry blossom to the collar or on the top above the name on the back (and on the belt of the shorts). I think the gray needs to be darker to provide contrast to both a light pink and white. 

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On 5/10/2020 at 1:27 PM, Krz said:

Ok so the next team is the bulls, I decided not to change the home and away. The alternate is meant to commercialize on the success of the last dance and have a jersey for Chicago’s six championships. The city is inspired by cloud gate (or the bean). The throwback is from Jordan’s rookie year. Let me know what you think!

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For the championships reference, I don't think you need the rings at all on the U. The shorts are perfect for that. You could do something like the Royals did and use gold as a trim instead of the black. 

I really like the gray jersey! I would say that including the Bean throws off the sharp-angle tendencies of the jersey. If you want to keep it, I'd vote using the cursive from the old away jerseys, and replacing the shorts with Chicago skyline silhouettes. 

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On 5/11/2020 at 11:44 AM, Krz said:

Dallas Mavericks:

Home and away are an updated version of their first set. Alternate is similar to the skyline jersey they had. City jersey is Dirk inspired, because for the past 20 or so years he was the mavs. The German flag is on the waistband. And for the throwback I decided to not throwback to the original jerseys, because I thought it would be too similar to the home and away, so I chose the Latin nights green jersey. Let me know what you think!

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I would get rid of the arch in the wordmarks. Intriguing homage to Dirk. And if there's a logo change, I think there probably would be a mesh of the logo you used and the current one. 

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On 5/12/2020 at 11:50 AM, Krz said:

My eighth team, the spurs! I decided to bring back the diamond pattern and San Antonio wordmark, similar to their ABA days. I also added a simple Alamo above the wordmark. The city jersey has a sarape pattern down the sides, and a gothic font (I wanted to do something different than the fiesta concept I see all the time). Finally the throwback is to the chaparrals in the ABA.spacer.pngspacer.pngspacer.png

Way too much happening on the sarape jersey. I would go with a much cleaner font, and not include the spur in the U, or replace that with "San Antonio." I'd narrow the sarape bands. The Alamo outline is growing on me, though I wonder if it or the wordmark are the proper size.

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On 5/13/2020 at 3:03 PM, QCS said:

Ok, let's see here. For the most part, these designs have been really good! Your inspirations are solid and despite the limitations of Paint/Gimp/whatever you're using the presentation is good. That said, I've gotta talk a bit about the Hornets. The home and away are a great start, but the pinstripes and pants could use a little work. Most people don't know this, but the pinstripes on the original Hornets jerseys were different colors for a reason: we had light blue for UNC, dark blue/purple for Duke, green for UNCC, and purple for the Hornets. These were consistent across both the white and teal jerseys. Additionally, the wordmark and names aren't nameplates, they were stitched directly onto the jerseys so they didn't interrupt the pinstripes. The pants are in a slightly different situation. The use of the crown isn't common in sports, only recently the city gave permission for the travel board to license it to private businesses. If you're going to use the crown, I'd rather see it on the (for lack of a better term) belt-buckle area of the pants and leave the sides blank like the old Hornets. The black is a no-go from the start. The Hornets aren't a black team, we weren't in the 90s, we shouldn't be now, and we should never be. Nobody in Charlotte actually calls the city Buzz City, we call it the Queen City because that's what it is. A purple alt using the pinstripes and reading "Charlotte" would have been better. The City is actually really good, I'd just change the wordmark from Hornets to Charlotte to represent the city itself. I could go either way on the Throwback, we don't really mention the Bobcats around here (in fact, they only get a small display in the stadium itself) and people aren't likely to be enthusiastic about throwing back to the tea we got as a consolation prize.


I would think Michael would have been aware of it being the Queen City. Do you know if there's a legal reason or otherwise as to why "Buzz City" was chosen?

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On 5/14/2020 at 12:46 PM, Krz said:

Team number 10, the thunder. I decided to not really retain anything from their current brand other than Navy and Orange, this is the first team where I really I had to design a new logo as well. The home and away have lightning down the sides, and the city jersey is Oklahoma! The musical themed (although I did consider a casino themed jersey). For a team with little history I decided to throw back to the 2008 summer league, before the team had a name. C&C is much appreciated.

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I LOVE the incorporation of a component of the flag - I think their orange-and-navy and navy-and-orange jerseys have been the best they've had. I think the ball logo on the shorts would be smaller, but otherwise, this is very strong. For the musical-themed jersey, I think a straight black wordmark and numbers would be better - you could use the primary navy too. 

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@HypnotizedPenguin Thanls for the critiques! Updated some of the jerseys based on them, but chose not to change the mavs or bulls. spacer.png

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So for team 11, I chose the Knicks. I decided to keep the home and away pretty much the same, just with a more arched New York, side panels, and their Apple logo on the shorts. An orange alternate saying Knicks is included to buck tradition, and the city jersey (one of my favorites so far) is pizza box themed. The throwback is to their very unique early 80s look. Let me know what you think!
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55 minutes ago, Krz said:

So for team 11, I chose the Knicks. I decided to keep the home and away pretty much the same, just with a more arched New York, side panels, and their Apple logo on the shorts. An orange alternate saying Knicks is included to buck tradition, and the city jersey (one of my favorites so far) is pizza box themed. The throwback is to their very unique early 80s look. Let me know what you think!
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This is great. Your cities time and time again are great and this is no exception. I don’t really like the classic, but I don’t think it is what you did to it. 

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6 hours ago, Krz said:

@HypnotizedPenguin Thanls for the critiques! Updated some of the jerseys based on them, but chose not to change the mavs or bulls. spacer.png

I am digging the darker gray for Washington - I think it needs to be included on the Monument and Capitol too for consistency. Having "San Antonio" looks great! And OKC jersey looks so much better!

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My next team is the lakers. I decided to get rid of the two biggest complaints of the current set, the too bright yellow, and the black side panels. I also decided to make the white jersey a little more unique, with LA on the front and palm trees on the shorts. I also brought back the Kobe city jersey and the blue throwback. spacer.pngspacer.pngspacer.png

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50 minutes ago, Krz said:

My next team is the lakers. I decided to get rid of the two biggest complaints of the current set, the too bright yellow, and the black side panels. I also decided to make the white jersey a little more unique, with LA on the front and palm trees on the shorts. I also brought back the Kobe city jersey and the blue throwback. spacer.pngspacer.pngspacer.png

Yes! Yes! Yes! Perfect. I like how the third is different but fits in great. 

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On 5/16/2020 at 2:00 AM, HypnotizedPenguin said:


I would think Michael would have been aware of it being the Queen City. Do you know if there's a legal reason or otherwise as to why "Buzz City" was chosen?

I really don't think so. MJ is one of the worst owners in the sport and it's clear he doesn't understand what Charlotte actually wants: the classic pinstripes and a good team.

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14 hours ago, QCS said:

it's clear he doesn't understand what Charlotte actually wants: the classic pinstripes and a good team.

Tbh we all want to have a good team. Look at the mariners. It would be great if the made it to the playoffs and brought the blue and yellow back. Doesn’t mean it’s happening.

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My next team is the nuggets. I wanted to return to the rainbow jerseys, but the wordmark and number cluttered the jersey, so I chose just the number. The city jersey is inspired by the Denver airport’a “bluecifer” statue. Finally the throwback is to the mid 70s look.

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11 hours ago, Krz said:

My next team is the nuggets. I wanted to return to the rainbow jerseys, but the wordmark and number cluttered the jersey, so I chose just the number. The city jersey is inspired by the Denver airport’a “bluecifer” statue. Finally the throwback is to the mid 70s look.

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I really love the main set and yellow jerseys here. Fantastic. 

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I missed a couple teams so here we go 

 

Knicks- classic, can't go wrong, as a proud jersey Italian I would buy those pizza box shorts in a heartbeat, despite being a nets fan 🤣

Lakers- Can't really go wrong, I think the LA looks a little strange on the white, just the shape of it isn't long enough to fill up the front of the jersey it kinda looks strange

Nuggets- Awesome, no complaints.

 

Also I love the updates you did to the spurs and DC city editions

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So for the halfway point, I chose the kings. I combined the current look with the retro light blue look. I honestly had a lot of trouble with the city jersey because I don’t know much about Sacramento. Finally I chose the black eastern conference finals look for the throwback.

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