Golden State Warriors’ City Edition Jersey Designed By Fil-Am Artist Allison Hueman
The NBA just dropped brand new city edition jerseys for all teams and the Golden State Warriors had theirs designed by Fil-Am graffiti artist, Allison Human. The Oakland native was honored to be asked to design this year’s women’s suffrage-themed edition. Excited is an understatement for the artist as she checks this off as one of the coolest things she’s ever done. “This is arguably the biggest thing I’ve ever done,” Hueman says. “I have butterflies every time I think about it.”
The result is among the most radical jerseys in NBA history, centered around a photorealistic yellow-gold rose — one of the symbols of the women’s suffrage movement — that stretches from just under the center logo to the bottom edge of the jersey. ESPN also reported that the team in “conjunction with the jersey launch, the Warriors and the sponsor, Rakuten are donating $25,000 to the Women’s Sports Foundation.”
According to her socials, each aspect of the jersey represents both the city and women empowerment:
- Flowers represent victory for our champions, but also allyship; I hand-drew a rose to symbolize being allies to and empowering the women of our community. The smaller flower emblem is something I imagined as the cables of the Bay Bridge coming apart and rearranging into a line art rose.
- Color scheme: Yellow gold is a nod to championship trophies. And I personally love past city edition uniforms that use black. The color scheme is masculine, but the content is really feminine—I intentionally didn’t make something ‘soft’ because not all women are ‘soft.’
- Font: The blocky typeface is inspired by Art Deco signs from historic landmarks in the Bay.
- The curved lines on the shorts are the Bay Bridge
- The yellow sun rays, because we’re the Golden State