LOS ANGELES -- The L.A. Clippers have unveiled this year’s Nike City Edition jersey, which celebrates the authentic spirit of L.A. street culture. The City Edition jersey features a LOS ANGELES wordmark in Old English font inspired by world-renown artist, and L.A. icon, Mister Cartoon’s hand-rendered, black and grey designs that became synonymous with L.A. street life and West Coast hip hop culture. The jersey’s color palette is predominantly white and black with hints of blue and red, a nod to Cartoon’s signature style, and Clippers’ core red and blue. Fans can visit www.clippers.com/cityedition to learn more.
The Clippers will first wear the new uniforms at home tonight against the Houston Rockets, as well as 16 other games throughout the 2019-20 season, including on Christmas Day against the Los Angeles Lakers.
“We were inspired by the career of Mister Cartoon, an artist whose work evokes the values of our city and our team: tough, resilient, persistent,” said Gillian Zucker, President of Business Operations. “Mister Cartoon’s style resonates throughout Los Angeles, highlighting the history and diversity of the city, and we believe this campaign does the same.”
“I am grateful that my art is the inspiration for this year’s Clippers City Edition,” said Mister Cartoon. “I am excited to be a part of this west coast movement that the Clippers have started, showing up every day and working hard to achieve success; it’s a great reflection of the city that I love.”
Also, for the first time, a City Edition Court will accompany the jerseys. The court design will feature Los Angeles geography woven into the court’s black apron through lines mapping out the city’s roads and highways, a black three-second area, symbolic of the team’s blacktop mentality, and the LOS ANGELES wordmark at center court.
The new Clippers City Edition uniforms and other City Edition items, including hooded sweatshirts, t-shirts, and hats, will be available for purchase starting tonight at the TEAM L.A. store and online at https://clippersstore.com/collections/los-angeles-collection starting on November 27. Last season’s Clippers City Edition jersey celebrated the team’s 35th season in Los Angeles and was inspired by the uniforms worn by the 1984 USA Basketball Team, which won gold at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.