The Panthers were founded in 1995 and kept the same logo for 16 years before receiving a make-over in 2012. The Panthers’ logo was successful from its inception and only underwent minor alterations over the years. The team’s colors remained the same, and the logo only saw slight modifications to make it more aggressive, contemporary and 3-D.
In 2012, the Panthers’ marketing team used modernization as a means to evolve the logo so that it met our present-day simplistic tastes. The revised logo retained the ¾ view of the face, but the outline was removed and the silver was reserved for highlighting its eyes and sharp teeth.
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2012 - Present
The head of the panther in Carolina Panthers logo is black and silver in color, sketched in blue. The emblem depicts that the Panthers are expert hunters and attack their rivals at the final stage. The team changes were designed to give their logo an “aggressive, contemporary look” as well to give it a more three-dimensional feel.
1995 - 2011
The original Panther logo is a stylish black panther with a blue trim. The panther is a 3/4 view with silver face features. The mouth of the panther has jagged teeth.