Wizards Wordmark Logo
The Washington Wizards wordmark logo has a long and storied history, dating back to the team’s founding in 1961 as the Chicago Packers. The original logo featured an abstract “W” with two stars on either side. This symbolized both the city of Chicago and its namesake, George Washington, after whom the franchise was named after.
In 1997, when owner Abe Pollin changed their name from Bullets to Wizards in order to distance themselves from gun violence associated with that moniker; they also updated their logo accordingly. The new design included a more traditional “W” resembling that of George Washington's own signature along with four stars representing each corner of D.C., Maryland, and Virginia - all states which make up the greater metropolitan area known as "the DMV."
Today's version is still based on those same core elements but features some minor changes such as sharper edges around lettering along with brighter colors like navy blue instead of royal blue used previously by designers who wanted it to stand out more clearly against other NBA logos at events or during broadcasts across various media outlets worldwide. Despite these slight adjustments though, one thing remains clear: no matter what form it takes, this iconic emblem will always be synonymous for basketball fans everywhere - especially those throughout the capital region-with success, pride, and passion for our beloved home team: The Washington Wizards!
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