Warriors Primary Logo
The Golden State Warriors have a long and storied history in the NBA. The team has been around since 1946 when they were founded as the Philadelphia Warriors. Throughout their years of existence, they’ve gone through several logo changes that reflect both their location and identity as a professional basketball team.
The first primary logo used by the franchise was during its days in Philadelphia before it moved to San Francisco in 1962. It featured an orange circle with two white stars above “Philadelphia” written inside it along with “Warriors” below it all enclosed within a blue border line which symbolized strength and courage for those who wore this emblem on their uniforms or merchandise back then. This logo was also seen on various marketing materials such as posters, banners, etc., but unfortunately is no longer used today due to its outdated look from over 50 years ago.
In 1971 after moving to Oakland, California, the Golden State Warriors unveiled what would become one of the most iconic logos ever created for any sports organization: The classic blue-and-golden bridge design accompanied by "Golden State" scripted across the top portion of this unique crest which represented not only Bay Area pride but also highlighted how much more connected everyone felt being part of something special together; hence why this particular iteration remains so beloved even today despite numerous iterations throughout recent decades. This version continued until 2011 when another update came out featuring just three letters (GSW) arranged inside an abstract shape resembling a basketball hoop—a nod towards modernity while still managing to remain faithful enough visually speaking compared to previous designs without appearing too generic either way; thus making sure fans could recognize them at first glance regardless if you were looking at jerseys or hats worn proudly amongst diehard supporters everywhere around America & beyond!
The Golden State Warriors are sure to be in the thick of things when it comes to the NBA League Teams Logo Battle. With a bold and iconic logo, they have been at the forefront of sports branding for decades, and their passionate fans will no doubt be ready to rally behind them as they compete against other teams' logos from around the league. It's sure to be an exciting battle - one that Warrior Nation won't want to miss!
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2020 - Present
Bay Bridge in blue on a yellow circle with wordmark “GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS” surrounding it, font and bridge updated for 2019-20 season.
2011 - 2019
A silhouette of the yet to be completed Eastern Span of the Bay Bridge is the focal point of the design and a direct spin-off of “The City” logo, one of the most popular emblems in the history of Warriors. Depth was added to the circular band portion of the logo taken directly from the original model to provide a modern customization of the graphic design. The simple, yet sleek, design of the Warriors new logo is the result of an 18-month creative and marketing collaboration between the Warriors, the National Basketball Association and adidas.
1998 - 2010
The Warriors redesigned their logo with a masked blue guy and he is holding a lightning bolt which is attached to the “W” in the word “WARRIORS”, and there is a basketball in the background, with a bunch of borders, gradients, and highlights.
1989 - 1997
Continuing with a darker yellow basketball and the state of California with a star indicating the Bay Area in blue. The font to the wordmark “GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS” are in a different and thicker font and in blue.
1976 - 1988
In 1976 the Warriors changed the yellow backdrop to be yellow basketball with the outline of California and the star on the Bay Area. Wordmark “GOLDEN STATE” in blue on top and “WARRIORS” in blue on the bottom.
1972 - 1975
A darker yellow circle and the state of California with a star indicating the Bay Area in blue. An encircled wordmark “GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS” in blue.
1970 - 1971
The 1970 logo is a silhouette of the Golden Gate Bridge on a yellow background circle with a wordmark “The City” in blue above the yellow circle. “The City” refers to the city of San Francisco.
1963 - 1969
The first San Francisco logo is a blue and white Indian headdress in a yellow circle with the wordmark “SAN FRANCISCO WARRIORS” in blue. The “I” in warriors is an arrow.
1952 - 1962
A new design of the native American dribbling a basketball with blue wordmark “PHILADELPHIA” in blue on a banner off the “W” and a scripted wordmark “Warriors” in blue.
1947 - 1951
The original Warriors logo is an native American dribbling a yellow basketball with one yellow feather. A wordmark scripted “Warriors” in yellow.