Spokane Indians Official On-Field coming at you Thursday night. Before we release the hat, lets give a little back story. Forgive me if you’ve seen some of this on the Brandiose site. Hopefully you’ll see a few new things in this BTS.
Just like every team rebrand we start with a trip to the team’s hometown for some in-depth research. Spokane is a beautiful town so there was plenty of natural beauty to inspire. Check these old postcards that we found. Better than any digital camera could do if you ask me.
There is an artist named George Flett, member of the Spokane Indian tribe, that we found absolutely captivating. So we dug up as many George Flett works that we could find.
With a name like the Indians, it was important to be respectful to the Spokane Indian tribe first and foremost. That’s why we went to the elders of the Spokane Indian tribe and asked for permission to use the Spokane Indians name. We also asked for permission to use one of their symbols. They graciously gave us permission to use the feather. I still get the warm fuzzies thinking about that whole experience. Tomorrow, sketches!