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The Brooklyn Nets Logo: Brooklynites Debate the Simplicity

Now that the inaugural Brooklyn Nets season is in full effect, we take look back at one, if not the only, defining characteristic of the franchise thus far — its logo. Inspired by the old, pre-MTA subway system typeface, the Brooklyn Nets logo has sparked intrigue, debate and controversy for a number of different reasons. Its simplicity, often held in high regard by designers, is also somewhat contested by residents of the city for not exhibiting the liveliness and character associated with the borough. In the above video, various citizens of Brooklyn weigh in and give their take on the design. We also hear from several team executives who were involved in the re-branding process, whom offer a high-level perspective regarding the decisions made in transforming the Nets into their current aesthetic.

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