Hornets Primary Logo
The Charlotte Hornets (formerly known as the New Orleans Pelicans) have had an interesting logo history. The team was first established in 1988 and has since gone through several iterations of branding, each with its own unique visual identity.
The original logo featured a teal-colored pelican clutching a basketball in its beak while wearing a crown. This design was used until 2002 when it underwent some changes to make it more modern and appealing to fans. The new version included two crossed tridents over the head of the bird, representing strength and power, along with brighter colors that gave off an energetic vibe.
In 2013, after changing their name from “New Orleans” to “Charlotte” Hornets, they introduced yet another iteration of their primary logo which is still used today: A fierce hornet holding onto a basketball inside what looks like an olive branch wreath – symbolizing peace as well as a victory for all who use this emblem on or off the court! This particular design not only reflects the teams' commitment towards excellence but also serves as a reminder that even though times may change we should always strive for greatness no matter where we are located or what our circumstances may be at any given moment!
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1989 - 2002
The first logo for the Charlotte Hornets is a hornet with white basketball shoes dribbling a orange basketball surrounded by a wordmark “CHARLOTTE HORNETS.”