Oilers Wordmark Logo
The Tennessee Oilers have a long and storied history in the National Football League (NFL). The team was founded as the Houston Oilers in 1960 but moved to Nashville, Tennessee after the 1996 season. Since then, they have been known as the Titans. Throughout their time in both cities, they had several logos and wordmarks that represented them on their helmets and jerseys.
The first logo used by the Houston Oilers was introduced when they joined forces with AFL teams for what would become known as Super Bowl I. This logo featured an oil derrick inside of a blue circle with two stars at its center representing Texas’s “Lone Star State” status at that time. It also included two curved lines above it which were meant to represent waves or ripples from an oil well drill bit cutting through water—a nod to their original name of ‘the Oilers'. This design lasted until 1997 when it was replaced by a new one featuring similar elements but without any reference to drilling or energy production--just three stars arranged around a white football shape instead of an oil derrick within a blue circle.
In 1999, following their move from Houston to Nashville, Tennessee, the team unveiled yet another new look: A stylized "T" shaped like lightning bolts replacing all other images associated with previous designs. This remained unchanged until 2002 when minor alterations were made such as adding black trimming along each side which gave it more depth while still keeping true to its basic form —two jagged lightning-bolt shapes forming a letter T within a red outline oval shape containing navy starburst pattern background -which is now widely recognized throughout NFL today. With this iconic mark firmly entrenched into franchise identity ever since then, it has served not only as serve a reminder of how far organizations comes since its establishment in back 1960s but also symbolizes unity between city fans alike who together support the same cause: winning championships!
1997 - 1998
Wordmark “OILERS” in blue 3D blue lettering with white highlights and “TENNESSEE” above in red.Font: Custom