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Origins behind the Green Bay Packers iconic “G” logo

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It was 1961, just before the start of Green Bay Packers training camp. That's when Coach Vince Lombardi had the idea of putting a logo on the helmets of his players for the very first time. A new design concept, the Packers "G," was born. It's a concept has stood the test of time, thanks to the careful original work of its designer, St. Norbert College adjunct faculty member John Gordon.

Video here: http://youtu.be/iZHTSpZ9KM8

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I've always preferred the other Lombardi-era logo:

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So much better.

I like it but I see "BG" and not "GB".

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When you look at the 1960s Green Bay Packers logo, it looks more pointed like a football would be shaped. Today, the G is more rounded and the outline thicker.

It's a shame we didn't get a good look at John Gordon's finished design in the video.

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Georgia picked up the 'G' in 1964, with permission from the Packers, just to clarify for those who like to say "Georgia stole the G" or "Green Bay stole the G from UGA"

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Georgia picked up the 'G' in 1964, with permission from the Packers, just to clarify for those who like to say "Georgia stole the G" or "Green Bay stole the G from UGA"

But what about every highschool that starts with a G using a recoloured version.

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Georgia picked up the 'G' in 1964, with permission from the Packers, just to clarify for those who like to say "Georgia stole the G" or "Green Bay stole the G from UGA"

Just to clarify I was joking, as I have seen people say something similar to what you just did in other threads

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Looks like someone on this site is using the Packers GB monogram for his sports design company logo. Wonder if he's received permission from the Packers, hmm...

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Inspired by? Maybe. But it's not a direct lift. And unless he's merchandising it...

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Is it just me or does the Bears "C" borrow from the elongated football shape as well? And for a team so close in proximity seems weird to be similar in approach.

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Is it just me or does the Bears "C" borrow from the elongated football shape as well? And for a team so close in proximity seems weird to be similar in approach.

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I thought they used a toilet seat as inspiration for that logo. :P

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Is it just me or does the Bears "C" borrow from the elongated football shape as well? And for a team so close in proximity seems weird to be similar in approach.

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I thought they used a toilet seat as inspiration for that logo. :P

I thought they stole it from the Reds who play in Cincy which I've been told is a toilet.

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