The History of Basketball Jerseys, Real and Fictional, Collected on One Poster
In recent years, Brooklyn-based graphic design company Pop Chart Lab has released some amazingly detailed infographic prints that combined pop culture data with beautiful design. They’ve released a chart for everything from hip hop monikers to Carrie Bradshaw’s shoe closet. Their latest one, a visual compendium of basketball jersey, is a 24" x 36" sheet that serves as a visual history of basketball jersey, both in the real world and fictional world.
There are jerseys that are legitimately historic (the original 1921 New York Celtics, one of the earliest professional basketball teams that helped spread the sport across the country) to forgettable (the late 90s Cleveland Cavaliers jerseys, worn by an overweight Shawn Kemp) to completely fictional (the Monstars jersey worn by the aliens in Space Jam), to rapper jerseys worn by Jay-Z, Masta P, Notorious B.I.G. in the now iconic Juicy video.
You can take a closer look at the poster by clicking here.