Reds Wordmark Logo
The Cincinnati Reds wordmark logo is one of the most iconic logos in all of the professional sports. For more than a century, it has been synonymous with the team and its storied history. The original logo was designed in 1882 by an artist named Louis Rhead, who also created some other notable logos such as those for Coca-Cola and Harvard University. It featured two red baseball bats crossed over each other surrounded by a circle with “Cincinnati” written at the top and “Reds” written at the bottom. This design remained largely unchanged until 1967 when it was replaced with a script font that read simply “Reds” inside an oval shape that had been used on uniforms since the 1950s.
In 1969, Major League Baseball required teams to update their logos so they could be used on television broadcasts more easily; this version of the Reds' logo featured just "C" within an outlined diamond shape but kept much of its classic look from before. In 1994, the current version was introduced which features bolder lettering along with sharper edges; this modernized take remains popular today among fans around the world while still staying true to its roots from decades ago.
.Over 130 years later, the Cincinnati Reds wordmark Logo continues to represent championship tradition throughout generations; it may have changed slightly over time but will always remain a timeless symbol for the franchise's proud heritage both locally & nationally alike.
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2011 - Present
Wordmark “Reds” scripted in red with a black drop shadow. A tail below the wordmark.Font: Unknown
2007 - Present
A single lined wordmark “CINCINNATI REDS” in red with white outline and black shadow.Font: Unknown
2007 - Present
Double lined wordmark “CINCINNATI” over “REDS” in red with white outline and black shadow.Font: Unknown
2003 - 2004
A wishbone letter “C” in white with black shadow on a red background.Font: Unknown
1999 - 2006
Double lined wordmark “CINCINNATI” arched over “REDS” in red with white outline and black shadow.Font: Unknown