Baltimore Ravens Logo - Design and History

 

Image       The Baltimore Ravens are a professional American football team based in Baltimore, Maryland. They compete in the AFC North Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The Ravens have won two Super Bowl titles, Super Bowl XXXV, in the 2000 season against the New York Giants. They won again in the 2012-2013 season. The Ravens have been a leading team in the NFL in the last few years having made many playoff appearances in that time. They are known for their tough defence lead by Ray Lewis (who announced his retirement at the end of the 2012-2013 season)

The Ravens were chosen from a  Baltimore Sun telephone poll in 1996, the name is borrowed from a well-known poem by Baltimore native Edgar Allen Poe. Poe lived in Baltimore before his death in 1849 and his body is buried in Baltimore. The Ravens logo consists of a mean looking Raven in the team colors of purple and gold with the letter B. The mean looking Raven fits well with the strength of the team - mean defense.

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SuperBowl Logos


The Super Bowl is the championship game of the National Football League (NFL), the highest level of professional American football in the United States, culminating a season that begins in the autumn of the previous calendar year. The Super Bowl uses Roman numerals to identify each game, rather than the year in which it is held. For example, Super Bowl I was played on January 15, 1967, following the regular season played in 1966, while Super Bowl XLV will be played on February 6, 2011, to determine the champion of the 2010 regular season.

The game was created as part of a merger agreement between the NFL and its then-rival league, the American Football League (AFL). It was agreed that the two leagues' champion teams would play in an AFL-NFL World Championship Game until the merger was to officially begin in 1970. After the merger, each league was redesignated as a "conference", and the game was then played between the conference champions.

Shown below are the logos of all the Super Bowl played so far. Each logo represents typically has elements of the game, the Roman Numeral, regional touch among other things. Some of pretty neat and some are quite awful. However, in 2011, the NFL decided that all the logos are going to the standardized and look pretty much the same (read Boring!!!). Enjoy some of the past logos.

 

SuperBowl Logos

SuperBowl XLVII

 

SuperBowl XLVI

SuperBowl XLV

 

SuperBowl XIV

SuperBowl XLIII

 

SuperBowl XLII

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SuperBowl XLI

 

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SuperBowl XL

 

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SuperBowl XXXIX

 

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SuperBowl XXXVIII

 

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SuperBowl XXXVII

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SuperBowl XXXVI

 

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SuperBowl XXXV

 

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SuperBowl XXXIV

 

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SuperBowl XXXIII

 

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SuperBowl XXXII

 

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SuperBowl XXXI

 

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SuperBowl XXX

 

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SuperBowl XXIX

 

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SuperBowl XXVIII

 

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SuperBowl XXVII

 

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SuperBowl XXVI

 

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SuperBowl XXV

 

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SuperBowl XXIV

 

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SuperBowl XXIII

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SuperBowl XXII

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SuperBowl XXI

 

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SuperBowl XX

 

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SuperBowl XIX

 

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SuperBowl XVIII

 

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SuperBowl XVII

 

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SuperBowl XVI

 

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SuperBowl XV

 

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SuperBowl XIV

 

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SuperBowl XIII

 

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SuperBowl XII

 

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SuperBowl XI

 

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SuperBowl X

 

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SuperBowl IX

 

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SuperBowl VIII

 

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SuperBowl VII

 

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SuperBowl IV

 

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SuperBowl V

 

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SuperBowl IV

 

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SuperBowl III

 

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SuperBowl II

 

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SuperBowl I

 

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SuperBowl XLVII 2013 Logo Design

 

SuperBowl XLVII 2013 Logo Design

      

Super Bowl XLVII will be the 47th annual edition of the Super Bowl in American football, and the 43rd annual championship game of the modern-era National Football League (NFL). The game, to be played on February 3, 2013, will pit the champions of the AFC, the Baltimore Ravens and the NFC champion, San Francisco 49ers and will be held at Mercedes Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. This will be the first time in history that two brothers are head coaches of the respective teams. Hence this event has been unofficially nicknamed, the Harbaugh Bowl or the SuperBaugh.


The Super Bowl logos underwent a major change a few years ago and some new rules were introduced to standardize the Super Bowl logos. Starting with the 2011 Super Bowl, the theme of the logo will basically remain the same. The only differences from year to year are the stadium backdrop and the Roman numerals for the game. For this Superbowl, it means the logo displays the Superdome in the background with the Vince Lombardi Trophy sitting on top of the Roman numerals for the game. The city hosting the event is at the bottom of the logo.

SuperBowl XLVI will be between the AFC Champions - Baltimore Ravens and the NFC Champions - San Francisco 49ers. 

I am personally not thrilled with this decision by the NFL. If you look at the Super Bowl logos from the past you can see they each had a unique style that represented various aspects of the region, the country, the game etc. Some logos were really well designed and some were cheesy, but that was the fun of it. Going forward, all the logos are going to the equally standardized (read Boring!!!)

 

See all the SuperBowl Logos here.

See the SuperBowl XLII Logo and the SuperBowl XLI Logo.

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New England Patriots Logo - Design and History

 

New England Patriots Logo - Design and History The New England Patriots, commonly called the "Pats", are a professional American football team based in the Greater Boston area, playing their home games in the town of Foxborough, Massachusetts. The team is part of the East Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The team changed its name from the original Boston Patriots after relocating the team to Foxborough in 1971, although Foxborough is a suburb of Boston, 22 miles (35 km) away. For the greater part of the 2000 decade, they have been quite the dominant team led by coach Bill Belichick and quarter-back Tom Brady. The team was named the Patriots because of the area€™s heritage as the birthplace of the American Revolution.

The Patriots introduced their current logo in the 1993 season when the team underwent a major change in the uniform, colors and logo. The logo is a silhouette of a patriot with the primary colors of the US flag (Red, White and Blue) and a star on the hat. The Patriots logo is also known as the "Flying Elvis" to some because of its slight resemblance to Elvis Presley's long sideburns.

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Green Bay Packers Logo - Design and History

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The Green Bay Packers are an American football team based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. They are members of the North Division and are the second-oldest franchise in the NFL. The Packers were founded in 1919 by Earl "Curly" Lambeau (hence the name Lambeau Field on which the team plays) and George Whitney Calhoun. The Green Bay Packers have won thirteen league championships (more than any other team in the NFL) including nine NFL Championships prior to the Super Bowl era and four Super Bowl victories in 1967, 1968, 1996 and 2011.

The Packers are America's first pro football dynasty and also the first franchise to utilize corporate sponsorship. In 1919, the Indian Packing Company gave the team $500 for uniforms and equipment, hence the name "Packers". The Packers are an anomaly in American sports as they are from a very small town in Wisconsin but have a huge national following and huge success as well. The Packers are pretty much taking over from the Dallas Cowboys as "America's Team".

 

 

The oval "G" logo was created in 1961 by Packers equipment manager George "Dad" Braisher. To most people's minds, the "G" stands for "Green Bay". However, when the logo was designed and adopted, it was determined the "G" would stand for "Greatness". The team actually used a number of different logos prior to 1961, but the "G" is the only logo that has ever appeared on the helmet. Although the Packers have granted limited permission to other organizations to utilize a similar logo, notably the University of Georgia and Grambling State University, the Packers hold the trademark for it.

In the 1930s and 1940s, Green Bay used Blue and Gold as their primary colors but by the 1950's changed it to Green and Gold. The color scheme yields the common Packer nickname, "The Green and Gold" which they have maintained until this date.

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Pittsburgh Steelers Logo - Design and History

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are a professional American football team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1933, the Steelers are the oldest franchise in the AFC. Pittsburgh has won more Super Bowl titles (six), won more AFC Championship Games (eight) and played in (fifteen) and hosted more (eleven) conference championship games than any other AFC or NFC team. The Steelers won their most recent championship, Super Bowl XLIII, on February 1, 2009. Have you ever wondered what their logo stood for?

The Pittsburgh Steelers were not always the Steelers, they were originally called the Pittsburgh Pirates by the founder Arthur (Art) Joseph Rooney. In 1933, fans were encouraged to send their suggestions to the team and several nominated the winning name Steelers, after steel, which was the main source of employment in Pittsburgh.  Pittsburgh is also referred to as the Steel City.

The logo was born in 1962 when the Republic Steel of Cleveland approached the Steelers and suggested that they consider the Steelmark, the insignia used by the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), as a helmet logo to honor Pittsburgh's steel heritage. The Steelmark logo, a circle enclosing three diamonds with inward-curving edges (see image on left) and the word 'Steel', was created by U.S. Steel Corp to educate consumers about the importance of steel in their daily lives.

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