The St. Louis Hawks first logo of a flying hawk carrying a basketball in its claws, looks like it might have been throw together very quickly. Not much detail to this logo. The second and final logo in St. Louis has character. The hawk holding a basketball has greater detail for us to see the hawk and wearing a basketball uniform gives it a feel of a basketball logo.
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1958 - 1968
In 1957 the Hawks introduced this Disney-looking cartoon red hawk holding a basketball wearing a Hawks uniform and a wordmark “ST. LOUIS HAWKS” below the hawk. The hawk also has kneepads on each knee.
1956 - 1957
In 1955 the Hawks moved to St. Louis and introduced a similar black colored hawk soaring and holding basketball in it’s claws without any wordmark.