Chargers Primary Logo
The Los Angeles Chargers' primary logo has gone through several changes since the team’s inception in 1960. The first logo featured a yellow lightning bolt on a blue background with the word “Chargers” written across it. This remained unchanged until 1974 when they changed to an interlocking “LA” design with two lightning bolts, one white and one gold, coming out of it. In 1979, they switched back to their original design but replaced the blue background with navy and added yellow trim around the edges of both logos.
In 2004, after nearly 25 years without any significant changes to their primary logo, Los Angeles unveiled a new look featuring an updated version of their classic lightning bolt on top of a shield-like shape that was meant to represent strength and power as well as honor San Diego's Spanish heritage by resembling traditional Spanish shields from colonial times. The colors were also tweaked slightly so that instead of having two different shades (yellow/gold) for each half; there is now only one consistent shade throughout both halves which makes for a more modern aesthetic appeal overall.
Today's current version features minor modifications such as adding stars within each half along with making them darker in color than before while still keeping true to its original roots at heart; thus preserving what made this iconic symbol so unique all these years later despite going through numerous alterations over time due its long history spanning six decades strong! Overall, the LA Chargers' primary logo is easily recognizable and serves as an evergreen reminder that no matter how much things change - some things will always remain timelessly classic just like this beloved franchise itself!
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2020 - Present
A yellow and light blue arched lightning bolt, navy blue eliminated from previous logo and the angle of the arch bolt has been reduced.
2017 - 2019
The Chargers logo is a carry over from San Diego. The logo comprises of an arc-shaped gold lightning bolt with powder blue and navy blue outline, making a reference to the remarkable speed, agility and energy of the team. Slight color changes.
A temporary or transition logo for the former San Diego Chargers. On a blue background, the letters “LA” with a lightning bolt coming out of the lettering. This logo was used for only two days.
2007 - 2016
The Chargers logo comprises of an arc-shaped gold lightning bolt with powder blue and navy blue outline, making a reference to the remarkable speed, agility and energy of the team.
2002 - 2006
The Chargers changed from the helmet logo to the bolt logo. The new logo is a white lightning bolt with navy blue and gold outline.
1988 - 2001
A new helmet logo was introduced in 1988, with a 3/4 view of navy blue helmet, the lightning bolt is white with a gold outline stretched across the helmet, the modern face mask has changed from gold to navy blue.
1974 - 1987
In 1974, the logo is changed to a helmet side view in royal blue. The helmet featured a gold lightning bolt with white border and a gold face mask.
1961 - 1973
In 1961, after experimenting with various shades of blue, the Chargers officially established “powder blue” and white as their primary colors and updated Chargers logo shield. Removed the blue circle with wordmark and enlarged the shield. On the shield the “LA” is removed now that they are in San Diego.
The original Chargers logo is a shield logo that featured a horse head, a lightning bolt, with “LA” in blue and “CHARGERS” in white. A wordmark “LOS ANGELES CHARGERS” in yellow circling around the shield on blue background.