I’m once again joined by UW pal/designer Casey Vitelli, who has teamed up with ProLine to create what is being called the “NBA Rewind Series” (described below). If you missed Part I, click here. I’ll include the set up to this group below, so you don’t need to re-read Part I. Enjoy!
At ProLine we wanted to create a new template with a classic cut, and we’ve always been fascinated by the vintage NBA jersey designs like the ones from the Hardwood Classics line by Mitchell and Ness, so we opted for something with that look and feel. Whenever we finish 3D modeling and move on to the Photoshop templating we go through a testing process by mocking up various designs. During that process we had an idea to mock up vintage designs with modern branding elements. Normally our testing samples don’t see the light of day, but we thought they were so fun we decided to expand it into a public series with all 30 NBA teams. It was like watching basketball history merge with the present. Now, we’re eagerly waiting to see how other designers utilize our template to create their own interpretations of these classic designs and more, adding their personal touch to a piece of basketball heritage. Today’s featured designer is Casey Vitelli.
NBA Rewind Series (Part II)
by Casey Vitelli
Based off the design used from 1988-1999
Based off the design used from 1985-1993
Based off the design used from 1996-2008
New Orleans Pelicans
Based off the New Orleans Hornets design used from 2008-2013
New York Knicks
Based off the design used from 1979-1983
Oklahoma City Thunder
Based off the Seattle Supersonics design used from 1977-1995
Based off the design used from 1989-1996
Based off the design used from 2000-2007
Based off the design used from 1973-1992
Portland Trail Blazers
Based off the design used from 1975-1977
Based off the Cincinnati Royals design used from 1967-1971
San Antonio Spurs
Based off the design used from 1974-1982
Based off the design used from 1995-1999
Based off the design used from 1996-2004
Based off the design used from 2006-2009
We wanted to create a more vintage NBA jersey template to allow users to mockup designs with a retro vibe akin to the cut that Mitchell and Ness currently use for the Hardwood Classics line. When it came time to test we thought it would be fun to bring historical styles to life using current team branding, so Casey got to work and made some really fun and interesting stuff. We look forward to seeing what other designers create with this unique template.
For Casey’s NBA Rewind Series:
Thanks, guys! Very cool takes on some classic NBA jerseys. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!