Seattle Seahawks Primary Logo
On April 3, 2012, Nike, which took over as the official uniform supplier for the league from Reebok, unveiled new logo designs for the Seahawks for the 2012 season. The new designs incorporate a new accent color, "Wolf Grey", and the main colors are "College Navy" and "Action Green." Other aspects of the logo closely resemble the Haida Eagle from the Egyptian hieroglyphs.
2012 - Present
The new logo replaces the Seahawk blue with wolf grey. The Seattle Seahawks logo is comprised of the face of a sea hawk with the eyes, beak and the neck artistically illustrating the team’s quest for glory, pride and success. The fierce glare in the eyes of the Seattle Seahawks logo is basically derived from the Egyptian mythology where a falcon enjoyed a superior place in the hieroglyphs.
2002 - 2011
In March 1, 2002, to coincide with the team moving to the NFC the logo was heavily redesigned. The logo was designed by NFL Properties in-house design team. The colors were modified to a lighter “Seahawks Blue”, a darker “Seahawks Navy” and lime green piping. The logo artwork was also subtly altered, with an arched eyebrow and a forward-facing pupil suggesting a more aggressive-looking bird.
1976 - 2001
When the Seahawks debuted in 1976, the team’s logo was a stylized royal blue and forest green osprey’s head based on Northwestern tribal art.
The mask that inspired the Seahawks logo
During the past few years, people have been speculating about the design influence for the Seattle Seahawks team logo, but until recently the fact that the mask that inspired the designers had been publicly identified in a 1975 Newspaper article had been forgotten(1).
At the time of the 1975 logo design, the central and northern Northwest Coast art (traditional to the Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian and Kwakwaka’wakw tribes of Alaska and northern British Columbia) were the most readily recognized design styles from the Pacific Northwest Coast.Read more...