Patriots Primary Logo
The New England Patriots have been around since 1959 and their logo has gone through several changes over the years. The original primary logo of the team was a simple tricorn hat with an outline of a Minuteman in white, red, and blue colors. This design remained until 1993 when it was changed to a more modernized version featuring two white stars on either side of the tricorn hat as well as an additional star at its center.
In 2000, this logo underwent another transformation into what is now known as “Pat Patriot” – which features Pat Patriot dressed in colonial attire waving his flag with one arm while holding onto his musket with the other hand. This particular version has become so popular that it is still used today by many fans across all age groups who are passionate about showing their support for their favorite NFL team!
Finally, in 2019 yet another change occurred when Nike took over from Reebok to become the official apparel partner for NFL teams including New England Patriots; thus introducing us to an updated version of Pat Patriot where he now appears wearing a modern-day football uniform instead! As part of this new look also came some slight modifications such as changing out a red color scheme for a navy blue one along with the inclusion of various shades of grey throughout the entire emblem itself - giving us the latest rendition iconic symbol that we can expect to see adorning jerseys sidelines Gillette Stadium come start the upcoming season!
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2000 - Present
The New England Patriots unveiled a new logo in 2000 which depicts a silver patriot with a red and navy blue striped hat. The 2000 logo is a mirror image of the one designed in 1993, though a few changes have been made, the deepening of the blue shade.
1993 - 1999
In 1993, a new logo was unveiled involving the gray face of a minuteman wearing a red, white and blue hat that begins as a tricorner and transitions into a flowing banner-like design. It became popularly known as the “Flying Elvis.”
1989 - 1992
Patriot Pat in revolution-era outfit hiking a brown football. This logo removed the skin color and made white.
Three red stripes and a patriot head wearing a hat with a white star in the upper right corner. Has an American flag look to it.
6 blue stars over a patriot head wearing a tri-corner hat in blue.
1972 - 1988
The 1971 logo for the Patriots made very small changes to the color of the logo. The patriot stayed the same, however the skin is now a more realistic skin color.
1961 - 1971
From 1961 – 1992, the Patriots used a logo of a Revolutionary War minuteman hiking a football. “Pat Patriot,” the cartoon of a Minuteman preparing to snap a football drawn by the Boston Globe’s Phil Bissell, was chosen as the team’s logo.
The Story Behind Patriot Pat from the Cartoonist Who Created Him
In 1960, Boston Globe cartoonist Phil Bissell, working for $25 a day, was handed an assignment that would change his life—and the lives of fans of the brand-new AFL football team coming to Boston. “Sports editor Jerry Nason came to me and he said, ‘They’ve decided to call the team the Boston Patriots. You better have a cartoon ready for tomorrow’s edition.’ I sat down, I drew that cartoon original of Pat in about 45 minutes,” Bissell said. “I thought about it for about two minutes and went to work. I had to get the day’s work out.” Read More...
For their first season, the newly christened Patriots took to the field with a tri-corner blue hat for it’s logo.