Washington FT Primary Logo
The Washington Football Team is one of the most iconic and recognizable teams in professional sports. The team's primary logo has been a source of pride for fans since its inception in 1932. Over the years, it has evolved to reflect the changing times while holding onto its classic look.
The original logo was created by George Marshall, founder of the team and owner at that time, as a tribute to his beloved hometown state capital - Washington D.C. It featured an eagle with wings spread wide over two stars representing both D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, where many fans are located today; this design was used until 1969 when it underwent some minor changes, such as adding more detail to the eagle’s wings but kept much of its original form intact including colors like burgundy red which would become synonymous with their identity later on down the line.
In 1974 another change occurred-the famous “Redskins” name replaced “Washington Football Team,” creating what we know today: an American Indian head profile set against a yellow background surrounded by white feathers surrounding him from all sides (even if they were initially meant for Native Americans). This version remained unchanged until 2020 when Dan Snyder finally decided enough was enough after decades-long controversy around racism associated with Redskins name; he announced retirement from use, replacing it instead with just plain old "Washington Football Team" along with newly updated logos featuring bolder font lettering inside shield-shaped outline colored gold/burgundy combo accompanied by three stars above them symbolizing states mentioned before plus District Of Columbia respectively. A fresh start, indeed!
Although various changes have been made throughout history regarding the Washington football team's primary logo, one thing remains the same: the passion behind it fueled up every single day, no matter how many obstacles come their way!
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.