Addison Foote Every NBA Team Logo Redesigned in 30 Days

Every NBA Team Logo Redesigned in 30 Days

Addison Foote challenged himself to redesign all 30 NBA logos in 30 days and the results are incredible. The Utah-based digital artist explains, ‘I wanted to try coming up with a few identity concepts for some NBA teams. After I had finished the first few fairly quickly, I asked myself “What if I finished a logo for all 30 teams in just 30 days?!” I didn’t think I could do it in time, but I knew the challenge would only help me become a better designer, so I went for it. It took me all 30 days, but I did it!’

Let’s check out his designs below! You can follow Addison’s work on his website, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Dribble, and Facebook.

‘With this logo, I combined Atlanta’s primary and secondary marks to create the letters “AH” using the lines of a basketball and the classic Hawk.’

Addison Foote Atlanta Hawks NBA Logo Redesign Addison Foote Atlanta Hawks NBA Logo Redesign Mock-Up

‘It’s hard to completely start over with a rebrand of such a classic and well-known logo like the Celtics have, so instead of trying something totally new, I stuck with all of the same key elements their current logo has and modernized it a bit.’

Addison Foote Boston Celtics NBALogo Redesign Addison Foote Boston Celtics NBA Logo Redesign Mock-Up

 

‘I drew inspiration from their current logo and their older logos from when they were in New Jersey to create this. However, I always found it strange that the franchise has had 7 different logos in their history and none of them has had a net incorporated into the design! I a put a net into my version and kept the triangular shield along with a nice flowing typeface that represents the movement the net makes when the ball goes through it.’

Addison Foote Brooklyn Nets NBA Logo Redesign Addison Foote Brooklyn Nets NBA Logo Redesign Mock-Up

‘Since their new and older logos feature a hornet head on, I wanted to try a side-profile to be a little different. I used the lines of the basketball to create the shape of the hornet’s stinger and used elements from their current and older logos such the wings and the “H” on the ball. I bordered the logo with a hexagon to symbolize a hive.’

Addison Foote Charlotte Hornets NBA Logo Redesign Addison Foote Charlotte Hornets NBA Logo Redesign Mock-Up

Like the Celtics, the Bulls have one of those logos that are classic and timeless. Therefore, I wanted to keep their original logo as a base and modernize it. There is a reason the Bulls are the only team in the history of the NBA never to change or alter their original logo.

Addison Foote Chicago Bulls NBA Logo Redesign Addison Foote Chicago Bulls NBA Logo Redesign Mock-Up

 

‘I based this logo off of the Cavs logo from 1983-1994. That logo was a simple wordmark using the “V” as a net with a ball going into it. Instead, I used the key / free-throw line to resemble the “A”.’

Addison Foote Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Logo Redesign Addison Foote Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Logo Redesign Mock-Up

 

‘I used both old and new Mavs logos as inspiration for this. I based it mainly off the old logo where the “M” is wearing a cowboy hat. I updated it a bit and used negative space to showcase a horses ears and head.’

Addison Foote Dallas Mavericks NBA Logo Redesign Addison Foote Dallas Mavericks NBA Logo Redesign Mock-Up

 

‘I took a minimal approach and kept most of the same elements from Denver’s current logo to create this.’

Addison Foote Denver Nuggets NBA Logo Redesign Addison Foote Denver Nuggets NBA Logo Redesign Mock-Up

 

‘Detroit is known as “The Motor City”. Hence the name “Pistons”. I used i piston to replace the “I” and tried to make their current logo look a little more “automotive” if that makes any sense?’

Addison Foote Detroit Pistons NBA Logo Redesign Addison Foote Detroit Pistons NBA Logo Redesign Mock-Up

 

‘I took every piece of the Warriors current logo, but wanted to add an element that represented a warrior, so I chose a shield which embodies strength and resilience.’

Addison Foote Golden State Warriors NBA Logo Redesign Addison Foote Golden State Warriors NBA Logo Redesign Mock-Up

 

‘I used their older color scheme with the yellow and red and tried to make the ball look like a planet. The rocket resembles the rocket from their 90’s logo, but minimalized. The line beneath the word “Rockets” is the horizon of Earth.’

Addison Foote Houston Rockets NBA Logo Redesign Addison Foote Houston Rockets NBA Logo Redesign Mock-Up

 

‘The Pacers have stuck with this look since the late 1960’s, so I didn’t want to change it too much. I tried to add more motion to it and give more meaning to their team name, so I added a checkered pattern to the “P” to represent a the checkered flag used in racing.’

Addison Foote Indiana Pacers NBA Logo Redesign Addison Foote Indiana Pacers NBA Logo Redesign Mock-Up

 

‘The Clippers logo has always looked too similar to the Lakers logo, so I was glad they did a redesign of it. However, their new logo didn’t really give any meaning to their team name. I took a more nautical approach by mixing the helm of a clipper ship and a basketball. The helm represents direction and control. I made the type wave as if it is sailing on the sea.’

Addison Foote Los Angeles Clippers NBA Logo Redesign Addison Foote Los Angeles Clippers NBA Logo Redesign Mock-Up

 

‘Again, this is another classic logo that need not be changed too much if at all. Since the name “Lakers” originated from Minneapolis and there are no lakes in L.A., I didn’t want to bring elements from their name into the logo. Instead, I added a star inside the “R” which I think encapsulates L.A. very well.’

Addison Foote Los Angeles Lakers NBA Logo Redesign Addison Foote Los Angeles Lakers NBA Logo Redesign Mock-Up

 

‘The current Grizzlies logo is cool, but it kinda looks like a really mean teddy bear that you’d want to snuggle with, but wouldn’t dare try. I wanted to do something a little more fierce. I hid a “G” for Grizzlies in his ear and an “M” for Memphis to left of his mouth.’

Addison Foote Memphis Grizzlies NBA Logo Redesign Addison Foote Memphis Grizzlies NBA Logo Redesign Mock-Up

 

‘The Heat have only made minor tweaks and slight color changes to their logo. I wanted to keep it the same, but change it up more than it ever has at the same time.’

Addison Foote Miami Heat NBA Logo Redesign Addison Foote Miami Heat NBA Logo Redesign Mock-Up

 

‘I love the new Bucks color scheme. I’m not reminded of Christmas and Rudolph when I think of the Bucks anymore. Their new logo is a little cartoony which plays off their original logo very well. With mine, I wanted to try adding a little more realism.’

Addison Foote Milwaukee Bucks NBA Logo Redesign Addison Foote Milwaukee Bucks NBA Logo Redesign Mock-Up

 

‘I used their “wolf howling in the basketball” mark as inspiration for this. Rather than howling, I wanted this wolf to appear to be growling while baring his teeth. The lines on his ears and chest represent “timber”.’

Addison Foote Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Logo Redesign Addison Foote Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Logo Redesign Mock-Up

 

‘Pelicans…are not all that scary or fierce, but I did my best to portray a strong and determined bird while using a fleur de lis and type that represents the city of New Orleans.’

Addison Foote New Orleans Pelicans NBA Logo Redesign Addison Foote New Orleans Pelicans NBA Logo Redesign Mock-Up

 

‘I took bits and pieces from their current and one of their previous logos. I stuck with the 3D type, ball, triangular shape and pieced it all together and this was the result.’

Addison Foote New York Knicks NBA Logo Redesign Addison Foote New York Knicks NBA Logo Redesign Mock-Up

 

‘OKC’s mascot is a bison, so I created a tough looking bison and kept the shape of the shield from their current logo as the background. The shapes and lines throughout the logo depict lightning striking. I also removed the orange from their color scheme and added browns which I found more fitting.’

Addison Foote Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Logo Redesign Addison Foote Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Logo Redesign Mock-Up

 

‘I remember looking at the DVD cover of one my favorite movies “The Princess Bride”. I noticed that if you turned the cover upside-down, the text would read the exact same! I thought it was magic! I wanted to try something similar with the Orlando Magic logo. There is no diffence between this logo being upside-down or right-side up.’

Addison Foote Orlando Magic NBA Logo Redesign Addison Foote Orlando Magic NBA Logo Redesign Mock-Up

 

‘I used the liberty bell to represent the city of Philadelphia and kept parts of their previous logos such as the 13 stars.’

Addison Foote Philadelphia 76ers NBA Logo Redesign Addison Foote Philadelphia 76ers NBA Logo Redesign Mock-Up

 

‘I took the shape of a basketball and removed two sections to create an “S” for Suns which could easily be used as a secondary mark.’

Addison Foote Phoenix Suns NBA Logo Redesign Addison Foote Phoenix Suns NBA Logo Redesign Mock-Up

 

‘I based this logo off of the classic Blazers uniforms with the stripes running diagonally accross the front. Portland is called “The City of Roses”, so I added rose thorns to the stripes to represent the city of Portland.’

Addison Foote Portland Trailblazers NBA Logo Redesign Addison Foote Portland Trailblazers NBA Logo Redesign Mock-Up

 

‘Lions are the king of the jungle. The Kings mascot is also a lion, so it was an easy choice to use a lion as their symbol. If you look closely at the crown, I used basketball lines to shape it.’

Addison Foote Sacramento Kings NBA Logo Redesign Addison Foote Sacramento Kings NBA Logo Redesign Mock-Up

 

‘With this logo I wanted to use something that represented the city of San Antonio, so I used the Alamo to enclose the type. I made the spur at the base resemble a basketball and I even brought back a hint of their old colors to go with it.’

Addison Foote San Antonio Spurs NBA Logo Redesign Addison Foote San Antonio Spurs NBA Logo Redesign Mock-Up

 

‘This one was tough. I wanted to do something different, but I felt like all of the good ideas had been taken with all of the Raptors primary and secondary logos. I didn’t want to use a claw or show a whole raptor, so I ended up using a raptor’s eye as the focal point in the “R” and then placed a maple leaf behind it to represent Canada as the Raptors are the only Canadian and non U.S. team.’

Addison Foote Toronto Raptors NBA Logo Redesign Addison Foote Toronto Raptors NBA Logo Redesign Mock-Up

 

‘I wanted to try and completely blend two logos together. I mixed their mountain logo and the classic music note logo to create this. I even used negative space in the aperture of the “A” to showcase the shape of the state of Utah.’

Addison Foote Utah Jazz NBA Logo Redesign Addison Foote Utah Jazz NBA Logo Redesign Mock-Up

 

‘I based this design off of Washington D.C.’s flag which is two red stripes and 3 stars. I used the Washington Monument as one of the basketball lines like in their current logo.’

Addison Foote Washington Wizards NBA Logo Redesign Addison Foote Washington Wizards NBA Logo Redesign Mock-Up

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