Seattle Supersonics Throwback

Seattle Supersonics Throwback

Day thirty one of #maymadness, and it’s the Seattle Supersonics.

Went for a retro throwback inspired by these 1967 Sonics jerseys for something a little different. The script wordmark is a little rough, but finding a high quality copy of it seemed near impossible. That said the roughness kind of suits the throwback.

And with that ‘may madness’ is done, 31 concepts in 31 days.

Washington Wizards Alternate

Washington Wizards Alternate

Day thirty of #maymadness, and it’s the Washington Wizards.

I’ve used these “wonderful” mid-2000s gold alternate jerseys as the inspiration for my Wizards concept.

Also managed to make it all the way to day 30 before I ended up with a concept with mis-matched jersey and shorts – and even then it’s only because that’s what the old gold set had.

One day to go.

Utah Jazz Alternate

Utah Jazz Alternate

Day twenty nine of #maymadness, and it’s the Utah Jazz.

I actually kinda like – sleeves aside – the new warmup-shirt inspired alt that the Jazz recently unveiled. I started out just doing a white, sleeveless, version of that new alt jersey, but felt I should try something else…

Not entirely sure I like the final result, but it is what it is. Overlapping the logo and number with the stripes was probably a bit much, and does make it a bit “top heavy”. In truth, I probably should have stuck with my original idea and just done a straight white version of the new alt instead. Oh well.

Toronto Raptors Away

Toronto Raptors Away

Day twenty eight of #maymadness, and it’s the Toronto Raptors.

While the Raptors current brand is passable, it is a little bland – there is sufficient evidence at hand that suggests this is directly related to letting rappers screw around with your branding… *cough* Brooklyn *cough*.

A splash of purple from the Raptors original palette sorts some of that ‘blandness’ out. I played around with the idea of some jagged pinstripes inspired by their original away jerseys, but it made everything a little busy, so I took them back out again.

San Antonio Spurs Alternate

San Antonio Spurs Alternate

Day twenty seven of #maymadness, and it’s the San Antonio Spurs.

This one has a little bit of everything, it’s a grey jersey (something they’ve currently got, but that isn’t that great), the ‘Los Spurs’ Noches éne•bé•a jersey wordmark, and the ‘Fiesta colours’ from their 90’s logo (seemed like a good combo with ‘Los Spurs’).

Sacramento Kings Away

Sacramento Kings Away

Day twenty six of #maymadness, and it’s the Sacramento Kings.

Cheated with this one a little by using the Kings concepts I posted last month as the base and just tweaking a few things.

The colour scheme has been updated to the now official ‘Royal Purple’ and ‘Granite’ (think I still prefer the baby blue and deep purple from my previous concepts).

I’ve also switched to ‘Kings’ instead of ‘SAC’ on the jersey, even though it looks like they’ll probably end up with ‘SAC’ on at least one of their new jerseys.

Portland Trail Blazers Away

Portland Trail Blazers Away

Day twenty five of #maymadness, and it’s the Portland Trail Blazers.

For the Blazers I’ve used their old wordmark as it’s got a little more personality than their current one, and added some simple side striping on the jersey and shorts that draws inspiration from their logo.

Phoenix Suns Home

Phoenix Suns Home

Day twenty four of #maymadness, and it’s the Phoenix Suns.

A little unsure if I’m happy with this one or not, wanted to to incorporate elements of their 90s jerseys without doing a straight replica. Ended up with an asymmetrical jersey to go along with the asymmetrical shorts from the 90s set.

Philadelphia 76ers Alternate

Philadelphia 76ers Alternate

Day twenty three of #maymadness, and it’s the Philadelphia 76ers.

Not a whole lot of thought behind this one, I just *really* like this secondary logo and wanted to see it on a jersey. I guess it has a bit of a 90’s feel to it, but they could probably still get away with it now.

Orlando Magic Alternate

Orlando Magic Alternate

Day twenty two of #maymadness, and it’s the Orlando Magic.

The Magic (unlike the Rockets, Celtics and Bulls) are a team that I believe can actually get away with having a grey jersey in their rotation.

I’ve changed things slightly from the grey alternate that they currently wear, the sleeves are gone, the grey is maybe a touch darker and I switched the wordmark and number to white with blue outline. I’ve also gone back to the tighter pin stripes, and stars on the shorts like the original Magic uniforms.

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