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I’d probably find professional basketball more interesting if, instead of teams like the Philadelphia 76ers and the Denver Nuggets, we could watch, say, the Washington G.I. Joes face off against the Vancouver Care Bears. Just think of the nostalgic emotional investment — to say nothing of the merchandising!
Barcelona-based design studio Vanila BCN imagines such a magical world with “Basketball Teams x ’80s Cartoons,” an experimental project that mashes together NBA teams with such animated classics as Ghostbusters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Jem and the Holograms and Transformers to create some fun — even inspired — logos.
“We both were born in 1983; we wanted to create something to connect people from our generation,” Vanila BCN members Roger and Carlos told Mashable. “We watched a lot of cartoons during our childhood, it’s just been part of our background. As type lovers, we liked the types used in these cartoons as much as we loved the NBA logos — so we had the idea to mash them up.”