Los Angeles Clippers Primary Logo
“This is an exciting time to be a Clippers fan,” Clippers Owner Steve Ballmer said. “We have one of the top teams in the NBA, and now we have introduced a new look that is bold, edgy, powerful and truly representative of us turning the page and entering a brand new age.” The L.A. Clippers new visual identity is a symbolic turning of the page to the next era of Clippers basketball. The primary logo retains the legacy colors of red, white and blue as a tribute to the Clippers faithful, while adding black to provide a modern edge.
2015 - Present
The curved lines in the primary Clippers wordmark symbolize the horizon of the ocean as seen from the bridge of a Clipper ship – alluding to the team’s nautical theme roots. Unique, iconic and a distinctly “L.A.” logo, the Clippers new LAC monogram depicts a blue “C” wrapping around the “L.A.”, literally embracing the city. The stacked LA also takes the shape of a basketball court signifying “LA Basketball”. In addition, the silver lining seen in the Clippers wordmark signifies the renewed collective optimism of Clipper Nation.
2011 - 2015
The Clippers logo in 2011 is with an updated wordmark “LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS” and corrected the lines on the red outlined basketball.
1985 - 2010
Apart from swapping Los Angeles for San Diego, the Clippers are using the same logo as was used in San Diego, only adding the city of “LOS ANGELES” in blue.
San Diego Clippers
1983 - 1984
In 1983, the Clippers unveiled a breezy royal blue wordmark “SAN DIEGO CLIPPERS” superimposed over a red-seamed basketball, the logo they’ve essentially had as their primary logo for the past 28 years.
1979 - 1982
For their first few seasons in San Diego, the Clippers sported a abstract motif of three large white masts on a blue circle with an orange sun over the wordmark “SAN DIEGO” in blue and “Clippers” in red.
1972 - 1978
The final logo for the Braves is a red feather hanging off a large blue letter “B” over the wordmark “BUFFALO BRAVES” in red.
The original Braves logo is a blue buffalo on a yellow basketball topped with red feathers over the blue wordmark “Buffalo Braves.”