The main feature of the logo is Chicago’s famous six-pointed star, seen on their city flag. The star is depicted here in Chicago Sky Blue and WNBA Fire Orange, open-ended in the middle to allow placement of the event name which maintains the standard WNBA event look. In between “ALL” and “STAR” is, again, the six-pointed star, shown here in Fire Orange. Above this wordmark is the logo of AT&T, the presenting sponsor of the event, below is the host city “CHICAGO” and the year of the game “2022”, these two separated by another. six-pointed star.
At the bottom of the logo we see the silhouette of Chicago’s famous Willis Tower (née Sears Tower) in Fire Orange, four more six-pointed stars (matching the amount on the Chicago flag) are placed in the corners of the main six-pointed star shape. The WNBA’s league silhouette, showing a basketball player making a layup in black, is placed near the top of the graphic within the main star.
Several different versions of the primary 2022 WNBA All-Star Game logo exist for the purposes of how it should be displayed against various background colours. The colours described thus far in the post are for when the logo is shown on a transparent or white background.
Changes on a dark background, such as black, include the colours of the mini-stars switching from orange to yellow, and the type as well as the league logo going from black to white:
On “Fire Orange”, the entire logo just goes white:
And on backgrounds that are also colours used within the logo (but not orange or black), the logo is given a white fill to avoid any possible washing away of details:
There is also an official alternate logo for the 2022 WNBA All-Star Game which is really more of a horizontal version of the main primary design. The six-pointed star remains as the focal point but is now shifted to the left, the player silhouette takes centre stage within this star with Willis Tower and the four mini-stars remaining in place. The event name breaks out of the star and is enlargened considerably, placed to the right.
As you can see, the league started off with a unique design every year in the beginning before adopting a strict template in 2013 for three straight games. There was a slight break away from this for 2017 in Seattle and 2018 in Minnesota before the league introduced its new identity in 2019 resulting in a new semi-templated style in use through the upcoming 2022 game.
The 2022 WNBA All-Star Game, the twentieth in league history, will be held at Chicago’s Wintrust Arena on July 10, 2022. The game will be televised in the United States on ABC at 1 pm ET, or noon Chicago time.