Steelers Alternate Logo
The Pittsburgh Steelers are one of the most storied franchises in NFL history. The team has undergone several logo changes throughout its existence, and each one is unique. From the classic "Steelmark" to the current three-diamond design, each logo reflects the city's culture and values and those of Steelers Nation.
The original Steelmark was designed by American Iron & Steel Institute (AISI) employee Leslie Mitchell in 1962 for use on steel products produced by AISI member companies. It featured three hypocycloids - circles within circles - that were meant to represent steel’s strength, malleability, and versatility when combined into an alloy form like stainless steel or carbon alloy steels used for industrial purposes such as bridges or buildings. This iconic symbol became synonymous with Pittsburgh sports fans everywhere after it was adopted by then-owner Art Rooney Sr., who added yellow trim around it before using it on helmets during his first season with the team back in 1933; however, due to copyright issues surrounding this version of their logo they had to create something new shortly after that which led them down a path towards more modern designs over time while still keeping true their roots from whence they came: “the City Of Champions”!
In 1968 after much deliberation between various designs submitted by different artists around town (including some featuring traditional Native American imagery), Rooney finally settled upon what would become known simply as “the Three Diamonds Logo,” which features three diamond shapes arranged horizontally above two crossed football goal posts – all set against a black background encircled again by gold trimming reminiscent of that found on earlier versions but now updated with brighter colors. Hence, as not only better reflect today's trends but also pays homage even further back to where this story began nearly 50 years prior! To date, this remains arguably among, if not THE most recognizable logos amongst professional sports teams worldwide; thus making sure everyone knows precisely who represents Western Pennsylvania no matter how far away home may be at any given moment…Go Stillers!!
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1954 - 1959
A steel worker in overalls and a yellow hardhat on top of a yellow football attached to cable of a crane and waving a black with yellow numbers “1954.” Wordmark “PITTSBURGH” on top in black and “STEELERS” on the bottom in black.