I'm a designer out of Northern VA, here is a concept I have come up with and soon planning to present to the Hornets/Bobcats organization before the rebrand. Help get the word out if you are a fan and hopefully I can get the job to brand your NBA team!
The current secondary Bobcats' logo with the bobcat head and basketball is a nice logo, so carrying part of that over for the secondary here for a smoother transition.
Feel free to check out the rest of my work in my portfolio: http://ianbakar.com
They're cool although I can't tell on my phone if that is blue/purple or teal/Carolina blue, so obviously I would prefer the OG colors, and I would prefer the OG Hugo look for the logo. Also the jersey to say Charlotte across the front.
saw your stuff over on r/nba the other day, it was getting a lot of love.
while i'm personally a fan of the old school look, your design is very well done. i like your home jersey and the shades of the current bobcats logo in your updated hornets logo is a nice touch.
Pretty cool, but it seems the hornet and overall theme comes across as a little too soft
I like the scheme of your jersey, I think maybe if your logo was a little more substantial/menacing it would be a perfect fit
You did a great job. Now only if it was teal and purple. I don't think there are any other options!
Design work looks great. However it's wayy too different when compared to the past branding. Part of what makes the CLT Hornets brand so successful is the hugo the hornet logo in addition to the colors. I even argue often that the font on the front of the jersey MUST remain the same as it was(with subtle updating obviously).
But good work...I'd like to see you do something that is more of an update to the past rather than a complete change.
Not trying to be mean or hurt your feelings you are a good designer it's just that it looks too animated for an NBA team to represent, makes it look as if it were an WNBA teams logo. Glad you chose #8 to put on the back of the jersey thought!
I think while the design does look meaner than the old hugo. At least to start the Logo and colors will have to be close to the classic hornets. Even the likely purple and the variation of blue will cause some uproar from the new "fans", even though i personally thinks looks fresh and isn't that bad.
Your design could work 10 or so years down the road with some slight modifications though.
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The Hornet kind of looks like a Pokemon, so I'm all for this.
Everything else looks amazing, no doubt.