Question: What’s black and white and Jay Z all over?
Answer: The Brooklyn Nets’ logo.
Brooklyn’s pride designed the simple symbol, according to the team’s official website. The borough's newest badge features a bold ‘B’ encased in a basketball -- and a definite retro feel. The figure represents a team that vacated suburban New Jersey in favor of Hipsterville, U.S.A.
The team’s color scheme shouldn’t surprise anyone who’s paid even minimal attention to Hova’s fashions over the years. The soon-to-be Brooklyn icon signals yet another shout out to retro looks. Check out other brands that have reached into the past recently to generate buzz:
The tortilla chips took a trip back to the 1960s when it resurrected its taco flavor, complete with original packaging. The snack was originally supposed to be available for a limited time, but consumer feedback prompted Frito-Lay to make the change permanent in February 2011.
During the franchise's early years it used a logo with a realistic depiction of a bird. Now, the Orioles have a cartoon bird that seems more inspired by old-school cartoons.
This electric, yellowish soda launched its throwback look in 2009. Along with the physical change, Mountain Dew made an adjustment to the recipe. It replaced high fructose corn syrup with sugar and today consumers and track where they can grab the old-looking cans.
If you’ve walked down your grocery store’s cereal aisle lately, you may mistakenly think we’ve just completed the 1976 or 1984 Olympic Games. Wheaties has brought back some throwback-themed boxes, including Mary Lou Retton and a man now known as the not- Kardashian Kardashian, Bruce Jenner. Yes, before he was Kim K.’s stepfather, he was a gold medal winning decathlete.