I’ve been a huge fan of the Oklahoma City Thunder since the day that they moved to Oklahoma City. However, I’m not that big of a fan of their logo. People from all over have complained about the logo saying that it looked childish or sloppy. There are articles online where people just rip the current OKC logo. I would post a link to the article that I am talking about but the guy is pretty passionate about his hate for the logo and he uses some pretty colorful language. As you may know, I interned in the Graphic Design department with the Thunder my senior year in college. It was a lot of fun and I got to do some pretty big projects for the team. I made several billboards, full-page newspaper ads for the Daily Oklahoman, and several other fun things.
I decided to have some fun and take my own stab at the Oklahoma City logo. I created two different options. Option one is of a thundering buffalo. I’ve heard it rumored that “the Bison” was almost the name of the Thunder. I’m guessing this is where Rumble (the team mascot) came from. Option two shows the Oklahoma City skyline in a basketball colored like the Oklahoma sunset. Feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of this post and tell me which one you like best. I hope you enjoy!
“The Thunder Hammer” – the hammer of Thor, the mythological god of thunder
© David Raney Design 2011