MLB concept logos of the Pittsburgh Pirates by various design artists from around the world. These are redesigned ideas and not actual team logos.
By SFGiants58 – Graphic Designer Website
While I didn’t want to use the crest wholesale, I did find that the shield offered up an excellent opportunity to give the Pirates a logo with some “Pittsburgh” flavor. The Pittsburgh crest’s shape and template formed the base of my new primary. Within the shape, I placed a gold jolly roger with bats (an homage to the Mel Gibson Pirate), a baseball with a tricorn hat, and the classic cap logo. The blue pattern remains at the center, as having logo colors that show up nowhere else on the uniform is a Pittsburghquirk. I used an image of the Roberto Clemente Bridge instead of the black castle on top, as said bridge is in the backdrop of the PNC Park. It was also my way of incorporating a tribute to the Pirates’ most iconic player, without trying to shoehorn “21” into the logo. The secondary is an outlined “P,” and the tertiary is a keystone (both the Phillies and Pirates can share) with the crest’s jolly roger, the blue pattern, and the date “1887.”