Los Angeles Lakers Concept Logo
Los Angeles Lakers Concept Logo By Addison Foote
By Addison Foote - Graphic Designer Website
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.
Los Angeles Lakers Concept Logo By Mark Crosby
By Mark Crosby - Graphic Designer Website
So back in 1961 the LA Lakers introduced a logo with a fun-loving giraffe (seen top right) and soon after abandoned it. Let's face it, nobody really knows what a laker is, especially in LA, and a giraffe wouldn't add too much to the confusion.
Los Angeles Lakers Concept Logo By Michael Weinstein
By Michael Weinstein - Graphic Designer Website
My main concern was that it was a little generic-looking (so much that the Clippers basically copied this logo). The term “laker” is meaningless for this team and there is no mascot or icon that I could think of, so I tried to tweak a few things to make it more substantial.
The Lakers text hanging off the side of the ball forces a weird white outline for a lot of uses, so I added the circle to create a more solid shape. The 16 stars in the ring represent the Lakers 16 championships, the top 5 from Minneapolis, the bottom 11 from LA. The stars originally appeared in the old Minneapolis logo, and tie in with Hollywood, the walk of fame, “Showtime”, etc. I considered using more of an actual gold color, it always bothers me when teams use yellow and call it gold, but I decided the purple and yellow were too iconic to change up.