Polish artist, Filip Pagowski, the man behind Comme des Garcons heart logo design, has partnered with Nike to reimagine all 30 NBA logos for a special edition t-shirt collection that will release next month.
Each the shirts feature Pagowski’s familiar illustrative style, featuring three attributes each NBA franchise, including the team name, the city it represents, and its mascot. Speaking with Nike, Pagowski explained how he approached some team logos, such as the Chicago Bulls.
“For example, with Chicago Bulls, everybody is familiar with their logo. It’s a bull,” says Pagowski. “For me, the Bulls were probably the best team my generation. I tried to get away from the drawing the bull’s head that’s on the ficial logo. I wanted to make the Bull look strong and powerful and maybe look a little bit ferocious too. I researched it by going through ancient Greek drawings bulls. And that bull that I did use had some elements from mythological Greek imagery. I found it very elegant and I thought it nicely contrasted with the drawing that’s on the ficial logo.”
The Pagowski x Nike t-shirt collection is expected to launch on April 19 exclusively through Nike Connected NBA jerseys, with a second release to follow on April 21 the Nike App.
Check out all 30 reimagined NBA logo tees in the gallery above.