Warriors Primary Logo
The San Francisco Warriors have a rich history of logos that represent the team’s legacy and its evolution over time. The primary logo has gone through many changes since the franchise was established in 1946 as part of the National Basketball League (NBL).
The first logo featured an orange basketball with a blue background, which was used until 1962 when it changed to an image of a gold-colored warrior holding up his sword while wearing armor. This symbolized strength and courage, two qualities that were important for any successful sports team. In 1971, this design was replaced by one featuring three stars above “SFW” written in white letters on a blue shield shape; this remained unchanged until 1975 when it changed to include four stars instead of three.
In 1997, after several more minor tweaks to their original design throughout the years, they adopted their current look: A golden bridge with “Warriors” written across it in red font against an orange sky backdrop—a tribute to both San Francisco's iconic Golden Gate Bridge and California's official state color (orange). This modernized version is still used today as their primary logo at home games or other events involving official branding for the Warriors organization. It serves as a reminder not only about where they come from but also what kind of spirit drives them forward each season: Strength & Courage!
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1970 - 1971
The 1970 logo is a silhouette of the Golden Gate Bridge on a yellow background circle with a wordmark “The City” in blue above the yellow circle. “The City” refers to the city of San Francisco.
1963 - 1969
The first San Francisco logo is a blue and white Indian headdress in a yellow circle with the wordmark “SAN FRANCISCO WARRIORS” in blue. The “I” in warriors is an arrow.