Redblacks Primary Logo
The Ottawa Redblacks have a long and storied history of logos that represent the team’s spirit and identity. The primary logo has gone through several iterations since its inception, but it still stands as an iconic symbol of the Canadian Football League (CFL) pride in the nation’s capital.
The original logo was unveiled in 2014 when the Redblacks were first formed as part of CFL expansion into Ottawa. It featured a red-and-black shield with three maple leaves at its center, surrounded by two crossed tomahawks to represent both Aboriginal nations and French settlers who helped shape Canada's culture today. The crest also included two stars above it for each championship won by previous incarnations of football teams from Ottawa: one for their Grey Cup victory in 1925, another for winning back-to-back Vanier Cups from 2000–2001 while playing under their former name “Rough Riders."
In 2019, they updated their look with a more modernized version that dropped some elements while keeping others intact – namely dropping the crossed tomahawks which had become controversial due to negative connotations associated with them historically among Indigenous communities across Canada; however, they kept both stars on top representing past championships won by teams hailing from this city before them - now colored black instead silver or gold like before. This new iteration also changed up the font used on the bottom portion of text reading "OTTAWA REDBLACKS" so that all letters are capitalized equally rather than just emphasizing certain ones like previously done (i.e., OTTAwA REdBlACkS). Lastly, there was a slight change in made color scheme too - going away from the bright red background and transitioning over dark grey near the edges making the overall design appear more balanced aesthetically speaking!
Overall these changes help keep alive the tradition that started years ago when the franchise first established itself within the league yet simultaneously give a nod towards future growth potential the organization holds ahead without alienating those loyal fans who've been following along the entire journey thus far...
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2014 - Present
A white letter “R” on a black razor saw with red highlights.
2014 - Present
A white letter “R” on a black razor saw with red highlights. Wordmark “RED” in red and “BLACKS” in black.