Raptors Wordmark Logo
The Toronto Raptors logo has been a symbol of pride for the city since its inception in 1995. The original logo featured a red basketball with claw marks and two raptors, one on either side of it. This design was meant to represent the team’s name, as well as their aggressive style of play that they hoped would bring success to them in the NBA.
In 2002, an updated version was released which still featured two raptors but had more detail and color added to them. The most notable change was that instead of having claws around the ball like before, they now had wings spread out from behind it giving off an image of flight and power – something that many felt encapsulated what this new era Raptors team represented: strength through unity and hard work.
Today’s current logo has seen some minor tweaks over time such as changing up colors or adding elements like stars or stripes at certain points; however overall it remains largely unchanged from its original form back in 2002 when first introduced by then-owner Wayne Embry who wanted something unique for his franchise going forward into their next chapter within professional basketball history books everywhere!
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2016 - Present
Two lined wordmark “TORONTO” on top and ”
RAPTORS” on the bottom all in black.
2009 - 2015
Single line wordmark “RAPTORS” in red with black outline.Font: Unknown
2000 - 2008
Single line wordmark “TORONTO” in purple and “RAPTORS” in red.Font: Unknown
1996 - 1999
Single line wordmark “RAPTORS” in grey with black outline.Font: Unknown
1996 - 2015
Double line wordmark “RAPTORS” on the bottom with larger letters on the end – “R” and “S” in black and “TORONTO” on top in black.Font: Unknown