The Golden State Warriors received mixed reaction when the unveiled their new logo and a picture of the new jersey was leaked a couple of days ago. While the logo was received with more open arms, the leaked jersey received just about the same amount of criticism as when the Warriors announced their draft pick last Thursday. A lot of people have already tried to make some tweaks and changes to the jersey putting their own spin on it to try and make it look better. I thought I'd put my own spin on how I think the new jersey should've been. What started as an attempt to make a quick tweak turned into hours or research and designing.
So I decided to use the Warriors' new logo as the base and keep in mind the direction they are going: An updated look of "The City" era. With this in mind, I decided to look through the all nba jerseys as well as other timeless jerseys like the Bulls and Celtics. I came away with two things: Keep the colors simple. Keep the look simple.
As you can see below, the Warriors' jerseys before the 90's has been pretty simple and all of them arguably tops those last two. Which brings me to my first big design decision: Round collar, no stripe on the side.
Next in line for me was color layout. First of all, pardon if the colors are a bit off. Still rusty with my photoshop skills and kinda slack off on some parts like the collar and getting the color absolutely right. I just figured, the general idea of which color goes where is more important.
I still think that if we were to pay homage to "The City" jerseys, having a yellow home jersey was essential. But if the league won't allow such thing, I decided to make a white version as well. I wasn't overly too happy with the white jersey which led me to creating 3 versions of the jersey. And without further ado, here's what I came up with:
VERSION 1: UPDATED CITY JERSEYS
VERSION 2: 1966-1997 MASHUP JERSEY
VERSION 3: BLUE-WHITE JERSEY
About the FONT: Just like the Warriors most likely did, went down my font list and chose one I like. I went with a simple font and one that resembles the font from the 1986-1988 jerseys. I can probably design better but decided to leave that to a paying gig.
Decided to have some fun at the end. Here's some alternate colors...
1. Based this on the San Francisco jersey but came out looking more like the Cavs throwback
2. Just really love the black/yellow combo so had to do it
3. Another possible option with the original colorways.
Here's the leaked jersey:
What do you guys think?