Lakers Wordmark Logo
The Los Angeles Lakers are one of the most iconic teams in all of the professional sports. Their wordmark logo has been a part of their identity since they first entered the NBA in 1949, and it is one that continues to stand out even today. The history behind this logo is an interesting one, as it reflects both the team’s past successes and its current status as a powerhouse franchise.
The original Lakers logo was designed by Bob Taylor for owner Bob Short when he purchased the Minneapolis Lakers back in 1947. It featured two purple basketballs with yellow stars inside them on either side of “Lakers” written across them in white lettering against a black background. This design remained largely unchanged until 1975 when Jerry West took over as head coach and changed things up slightly by adding his silhouette to the left side with an orange-yellow ball at his feet instead of two separate basketballs on either side like before.
Since then, there have been several variations made to reflect different eras or styles but overall remain true to its roots while still looking modern enough for today's viewers; from changing colors (from purple/black/white) all throughout various decades such as teal & gold during 'Showtime' era (1980's), introducing 3D effects starting from 2000's onward which gave more depth & texture into their logos plus many other minor tweaks here & there along the way between those timespan periods too! All these changes help keep fans engaged while also paying homage to LAKERS' rich history every time they see or wear any merchandise featuring this classic wordmark design - making sure everyone knows who they're representing no matter where life takes them!
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2002 - Present
Wordmark “LAKERS” in purple outlined in gold, worn on Los Angeles Lakers home jersey.Font: Bauer Bodoni Black Italic by Gerald Giampa
1999 - Present
Wordmark LOS ANGELES LAKERS” in purple with gold outline.Font: Bauer Bodoni Black Italic by Gerald Giampa
1965 - 1998
Wordmark “LAKERS” in purple with white outline on a gold background.Font: Bauer Bodoni Black Italic by Gerald Giampa
1960 - 1964
Wordmark “Los Angeles” scripted in white with light blue outline on a blue background.Font: Unknown