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Golden State Warriors

One of the greatest teams ever assembled was just about to leave the city that supported them through thick and thin for 47 years. How do they say good-bye?

As the world-champion Warriors entered their final season at Oracle, DC dropped a campaign that acknowledged the nearly five decades of Dubs teams running the floor in Oakland and the loud and loyal fans that were there all along.

In outdoor, digital and broadcast, the “Game Recognize Game” work celebrated the franchise’s legacy through novel pairings of Warriors — old-school and new — playing in perfect sync across a continuum of time.

“The fans knew that before the Splash Brothers, there was Run TMC. And Manute, Sleepy, Baron and Barry,” said Parker Channon, co-founder of DC. “Seeing a Warriors super team built across generations felt like a genuine gift to long-time fans and a natural fit for a team that routinely acknowledged the work and history that preceded their accomplishments today.”

DC’s design director, Jennifer Kellogg, had this to add: “Bringing the Game Recognize Game idea to life visually using nearly 50 years of photography was a fun challenge. We were intentional about treating the photography to make players from different decades feel like they’re in the same world, on the same court. And the Game Recognize Game type reflects off itself to convey this sense of appreciation and interaction between generations of players and fans.”

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