The current Warriors logo, first unveiled in 2010, depicts the Bay Bridge. The change ditched Thunder, the team's old mascot, as well as the blue and orange color scheme, and implemented a silhouette of the eastern span of the new Bay Bridge in their pre-1998 iconic blue and yellow colors. Its retro and simplistic style having gained a lot of popularity amongst both sports and design fans.
We love the current logo for its retro & unique take on the standard sports logo, but we think there's more to San Francisco than its bridges. We'd like designers to adopt the retro style of the current logo but perhaps use different SF imagery or create a mascot.
Some teams have an actual mascot (Grizzlies, Pelicans, Bucks), while others have a reference to their geographic location (Nuggets and Jazz). Some of them have some subtle references to their name (Rockets, Wizards, Suns). We're open to all ideas.
For inspiration, check out our SF-themed Pinterest board: http://www.pinterest.com/99designs/…francisco/ and current NBA logos: http://www.sportslogos.net/teams/li…y_league/6
Here's our blog post announcing the contest: http://99designs.com/designer-blog/2014/04/30/community-contest-rebrand-the-golden-state-warriors/