The Los Angeles Kings have gone through a number of different colors, logos, and designs over the course of their 50-year existence. As my favorite non-Buffalo team growing up, I particularly liked the logo they used in various forms between 1998-2007, the “Coat of Arms” logo. I used this as the primary in my designs. I also used their primary logo from 1988-1998 as a shoulder patch.
When the Kings debuted the coat of arms logo, they reintroduced purple to their color scheme. Understanding the choice, which called back to the team’s earlier use of purple and gold, I always found the purple with silver and black to be a bit odd. Enjoying the earlier black, white, and silver jerseys from the Gretzky era, I kept the use of purple to the alternate jersey only and touched up the coat of arms logo to remove the purple elements and keep it strictly black, white, and silver.
The black jersey design is based on the teams 1988-98 jersey, albeit with more unified stripe widths, the laces collar, and the older logo on the shoulder. The pants feature a crown that was lifted from the shoulder patch. I love how the nearly all-black came out, and how the coat of arms looks with the new color scheme.
The white design is the reverse of the black, with the exception of the shoulders and collar which were kept black. The socks were reversed as well. Pants, gloves, skates, and helmet remained the same.
The alternate design uses the gray accent as the primary color. I also edited the Kings’ original crown logo to fit the black/white/gray color scheme and made it the primary logo, placing the coat of arms on the shoulders and pants. A large black stripe across the bottom of the design with a smaller white stripe is now featured on the waist, sleeves, and socks.