Commanders Primary Logo
The Washington Commanders is a professional American football team based in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. The team’s primary logo has gone through several iterations over the years, each one reflecting changes in ownership and design trends throughout its history.
The original logo for the Washington Commanders featured a shield with an eagle on it and two stars representing D.C.'s status as both a state and the federal district of America at that time; this was used from 1970 until 1980 when new owners took over control of the franchise and decided to update their branding accordingly. In 1981 they unveiled their new logo which featured an updated version of this same shield but with three stars instead - symbolizing all three branches (executive, legislative & judicial) of government that make up our nation's capital city! This iteration remained unchanged until 1994 when another redesign saw them switch out those stars for four white stripes running horizontally across the top part of the design to signify strength and unity among players playing together as one unit - similar to how states come together under the USA flag form union within the country itself!
In 2003 yet another change occurred where the current owner re-introduced the previous Shield Logo but added “DC” lettering underneath to symbolize the home base being located in District Columbia directly below the nameplate itself; also changed colors to blue and red to reflect the national colors of the United States of America respectively while still keeping the overall look of feel consistent past designs before it so fans could recognize brand easily even after these alterations were made over time period mentioned earlier! Ultimately though no matter what variations have taken place since its inception in 1970 iconic emblem will always remain synonymous organization forever more due to its long-standing association with many generations of people who have followed and supported them along the way throughout the decades now counting down towards future success sure brings much joy everyone involved near far alike eventually soon enough too hopefully sooner than later!!
2022 - Present
A letter “W” in burgundy with angled serifs and a gold stencil-like outline both within the interior of the W and on its outside.
2020 - Present
Custom font yellow letter “W.” The letter “W” represents the city name of Washington D.C.
1983 - 2020
The current version of the Washington Redskins logo features a simplified, modernized form of the native American head inside a yellow circle, with two feathers attached to it. This logo is the same logo as the 1972 logo.
This “tucked feather” version came about as a result of the decals not properly sticking to the helmets at the lower juncture of the feathers and the outer circle. The following year, the decal manufacturer started using a more flexible material, and the team reverted to the “hanging feather” version of the logo.
1972 - 1981
In 1972, the Redskins removed the letter “R” and replaced it with an native American. The circle is now a solid yellow with two feathers hanging. The native American is brown skinned with black hair and two white feathers.
1970 - 1971
Vince Lombardi, who coached the Redskins in 1969 before dying during the 1970 pre-season, was the inspiration behind the helmet. Lombardi pushed for the logo, with the letter “R” which sat inside a white circle enclosed within a burgundy circle border, with Indian feathers hanging down from the side, because of its similarity to the “G” on the helmets worn by his Green Bay Packers for many years.
1965 - 1969
The Redskins made a major change to their logo in 1965 with the change to an arrow. A white and gold arrow with one feather outlined in the color maroon.
1960 - 1964
The 1960 logo for the Redskins, featured a white silhouette of an native american with red outline in a circle with a white banner.
1952 - 1959
In 1952 a new design of the native American appeared. Facing to the right, again with black hair and two feathers one yellow and one red.
1937 - 1951
The move to Washington brought a new logo with an native American in white circle with yellow trim. The native American has black hair and two red features.
1933 - 1936
Native American head facing to the right in black and yellow circle.
The original logo for the football Boston Braves is the same logo from the baseball Boston Braves as a red Native American with a headdress.