SuperSonics Primary Logo
The Seattle SuperSonics was an NBA team that played in the Pacific Northwest from 1967 to 2008. The primary logo for the team has gone through several changes over its 41-year history, reflecting both changing times and evolving design trends.
The original SuperSonics logo was created in 1967 when the franchise first began play. It featured a cartoonish basketball player wearing a green jersey with yellow trim and white shorts, along with “SuperSonic” written across his chest in blue lettering. This simple but effective design served as their primary logo until 1975 when it was replaced by an updated version featuring more detail and shading on the figure of the player as well as brighter colors overall.
In 1995, this second version of their iconic mascot underwent another transformation into what many consider to be one of its most recognizable iterations: a stylized silhouette of a soaring basketball player set against a bright yellow background with “Seattle” written above him in bold block letters - all framed within two concentric circles containing stars around them representing each championship won by Seattle while they were part of NBA league (1979 & 1996). This particular variation remained unchanged until 2004 when it received minor modifications such as adding additional stars inside those outer rings before being phased out completely four years later after Sonics left Seattle for Oklahoma City following a controversial relocation deal between then owner Clay Bennett and city officials there.
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2002 - 2008
The final Supersonics logo is a white colored “S” representing Seattle and Sonics written on a yellow basketball. The “S” is shaped to be circular so that it covers the ball. The logos is written on a green background which represents the team colors. On top is wordmark “SEATTLE” in white and “SONICS” in yellow with a green line throughout.
1996 - 2001
The Space Needle is forming the “I” in the wordmark SONICS” on a brown with orange trim and bold font. All of this on a green oval background with red and orange trim and a basketball for the dot in the “I.” Also, a wordmark “SEATTLE” in white above Sonics.
1976 - 1995
In 1976 the Sonics added a new color to the logo, yellow. The logo featured a basketball with the Seattle cityscape, including the space needle on a yellow background. Below is a wordmark “SEATTLE SUPERSONICS” in green.
1972 - 1975
The next Sonic logo again all in green, with a basketball to the right. The wordmark “SONICS” is shaped like a space ship flying with the wordmark “SEATTLE SUPER” above the first “S” in Sonics.
In 1971 the Sonics logo changed to a green basketball with a white outline. A wordmark “Seattle SuperSonics” in the center of the basketball in white lettering.
1968 - 1970
The original SuperSonics logo is an all green logo. The space needle is inside a basketball with a Sonic shuttle flying around the basketball. A wordmark “SEATTLE SUPERSONICS” in green.