Oh. My. God. If that logo doesn’t scream “banged out by a student at a local community college’s graphic design program” I don’t know what does. Reading the press release announcing the franchise’s new name and logo/colors is laughable. Here’s my favorite part:
With a nickname denoting energy and power, a classic-look logo, and the colors of an Oklahoma sunset, Oklahoma City’s NBA team unveiled its identity today.
A classic-look logo? If by ‘classic’ you mean ‘some time in the last five years’ then sure, it is I guess. And if the team name is Thunder, why would you want the colors of an Oklahoma sunset? Wouldn’t the presence of a pretty sunset typically indicate a lack of thunder?
And I just can’t shake the feeling that I’ve seen other logos like it before. Hmmm… hey, I remember!
So yeah, good job on your new WNBA logo, Oklahoma City. If you ever change your mind, you can use this logo I designed for you: