For ten years the Boston Patriots were in existence they have some classic logos. The first being a tri-corner hat from the revolution era, is a simple but very effective logo. In 1961 the logo changed to Pat Patriot, as the minuteman hiking a football. Another classic logo from the AFL day.
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1961 - 1971
From 1961 – 1992, the Patriots used a logo of a Revolutionary War minuteman hiking a football. “Pat Patriot,” the cartoon of a Minuteman preparing to snap a football drawn by the Boston Globe’s Phil Bissell, was chosen as the team’s logo.
The Story Behind Patriot Pat from the Cartoonist Who Created Him
In 1960, Boston Globe cartoonist Phil Bissell, working for $25 a day, was handed an assignment that would change his life—and the lives of fans of the brand-new AFL football team coming to Boston. “Sports editor Jerry Nason came to me and he said, ‘They’ve decided to call the team the Boston Patriots. You better have a cartoon ready for tomorrow’s edition.’ I sat down, I drew that cartoon original of Pat in about 45 minutes,” Bissell said. “I thought about it for about two minutes and went to work. I had to get the day’s work out.” Read More...
For their first season, the newly christened Patriots took to the field with a tri-corner blue hat for it’s logo.