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For the last couple of weeks, I have been researching the origins of logos across the four major sports. More specifically, I have been looking for designer and artist information. Below is the sum of the information that I've been able to gather so far.

The reason I'm making this thread is I'm hoping that some of you will have more information and specifics as to the designers and artists of other logos. Any help would definitely be appreciated. Also, any corrections.

NHL
Chicago Blackhawks (1955-1956) - (1963-1964)
Logo Designed By: Dorothy L. Ivan (Wife of Chicago Blackhawks vice president and former general manager, Thomas N. Ivan)
Source: Chicago Tribune, December 23rd 1990
Additional Notes:
-''Her husband coached the Detroit Red Wings in the early 1950s and then came to Chicago, where he became general manager of the Blackhawks. After he arrived here, the team decided to redesign the players` uniforms. The club`s symbol had been a small Indian head inside a circle. She designed the large head now used and added the two-tomahawk shoulder patches now worn by team members. It is believed the Blackhawks were, as a result, the first first professional hockey players to wear shoulder insignias. ``She was very artistic,`` her husband said.'' (Chicago Tribune, December 23rd 1990)
Philadelphia Flyers (1967-1968) - (2013-2014)
Logo Designed By: Sam Ciccone (Mel Richman Inc.)
Source: Net Impact Philly (Comcast Sports Network Philadelphia), May 23rd 2011
Pittsburgh Penguins (1967-1968) (1968-1969) - (1970-1971) and (1971-1972) - (1991-1992)
Logos Designed By: Bob Gessner
Vancouver Canucks (1970-1971) - (1977-1978)
Logo Designed By: Joe Borovich (Graphic Artist in Vancouver)
Source: Vancouver Sun, September 30th 2009
Additional Notes:
-''Borovich was paid $5,000 for his original design, which was also used on the team's tickets. But the Canucks also asked him to get involved with producing the team's uniforms and he figures in total he made $15,000.'' (Vancouver Sun, September 30th 2009)
Atlanta Flames (1972-1973) - (1979-1980)
Logo Designed By: McDonald and Little
Source: Atlanta Hawks PR, January 27th 2014
New York Islanders (1972-1973) - (1994-1995), (1997-1998) - (2013-2014)
Logo Designed By: John Alogna
Additional Notes:
-''(Ray) Boe’s wife Deon designed the Nets’ first uniforms, and she attempted to design the Islanders in green and black. That was quickly tossed by the politicians on Long Island who saw Nassau County’s colors of Orange and Blue much more appropriate. Given only three days, an advertising executive named John Alogna from East Meadow created the Islanders logo with the NY over a silhouette of Long Island.'' (IslesBlogger, September 7th 2008)
Vancouver Canucks (1978-1979) - (1996-1997)
Logo Designed By: Mike Bull (San Francisco Based Illustrator)
Hartford Whalers (1979-1980) - (1991-1992)
Logo Designed By: Peter Good (Cummings & Good)
San Jose Sharks (1991-1992) - (2006-2007)
Logo Designed By: Terry Smith of Sunnyvale Calif (Terry Smith Creations) and Mike Blake of Lafayette Calif
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel, February 13th 1991
Additional Notes:
-''Smith designed the crest and fin, while the type-face applications were developed by Blake'' (Lodi News Sentinel, Feb 13th 1991)
Ottawa Senators (1992-1993) - (1996-1997)
Logo Designed By: Anthony Milchard (Milchard Design, Inc)
Source: Ottawa Citizen, May 24th 1993
Pittsburgh Penguins (1992-1993) - (2001-2002)
Logo Designed By: Vance Wright Adams & Associates
Source: http://www.vwadesign.com, January 21st 2013
Anaheim Mighty Ducks (1993-1994) - (2005-2006)
Logo Designed By: Tony Cirpriano (Walt Disney Animation Department Artist, Florida) and Fred Tio (Disney Creative Print Services)
Source: Los Angeles Times, June 8th 1993
Additional Notes:
-Between 500-700 ideas/logos were submitted by Disney employees after Anaheim was awarded an NHL franchise in December 1992 (LA Times, Jun 8th 1993)
-''Duck General Manager Jack Ferreira said the original color scheme was purple and gold, "but that looked like an Easter egg, so we eliminated the gold and replaced it with silver. We wanted something totally different, totally unconventional." (LA Times, Jun 8th 1993)
Florida Panthers (1993-1994) - (2013-2014)
Logo Designed By: Sean Michael Edwards Design Inc
Source: Sun-Sentinel, June 11th 1993
Additional Notes:
-Sean Michael Edwards Design Inc also designed the clubs Uniforms and Shoulder Patch (Sun Sentinel, Jun 11th 1993)
-''Panthers owner Wayne Huizenga had a choice of two color concepts, according to O`Hara.''
"One was like a Charlotte Hornets-type color; a teal, purple and gold combination," O`Hara said. "I thought he would go with that, but at five of 12 Wayne called and said to go with the red, gold and navy. I don`t think they (the Panthers) wanted to go with the teal. I don`t think they wanted another tropical color."
(Source: Sun Sentinel, June 11th 1993)
St. Louis Blues (1995) - (1997-1998)
Uniforms Designed By: Sean Michael Edwards Design
Source: St. Louis Post Dispatch, June 24th 1994
Washington Capitals (1995-1996) - (2006/2007)
Logos Designed By: Sean Michael Edwards Design
Source: Sports Business Daily, June 23rd 1995
New York Islanders (1995-1996) - (1996-1997)
Logo and Uniforms Designed By: Sean Michael Edwards Design
Sources: Newsday and Sports Business Daily, June 23rd 1995
Additional Notes:
The Islanders began working with designer Ed O'Hara (of Sean Michael Edwards Design) 18 months prior to unveiling their new look (Newsday, June 23rd 1995)
Colorado Avalanche (1995-1996) - (2013-2014)
Logo and Colors Designed By: Partnership between NHL Creative Designer David Haney, COMSAT Creative Director Dan Price, COMSAT Senior Art Director Michael Beindorff and COMSAT Art Director Rick Pillmon
Sources: Sports Business Daily and Denver Post, August 11th 1995
Additional Notes:
-''While we're on the subject of logo development, Denver Post beat writer Adrian Dater posted a podcast he did with Dan Price, the creative director for the Colorado Avalanche in 1995 when the team moved from Quebec. He was responsible for the logo, but credits Michael Beindorff with actually designing it.'' (Icethetics, February 22nd 2006)
-''The logo, which will have four different variations, went through 30 to 40 different designs before director of creative services Dan Price settled on the final rendition'' (Denver Post, August 11th 1995)
Los Angeles Kings (1995-1996)
Logo Designed By: The Mednick Group
Source: TheRoyalHalf.com (''Rise Of The Burger King''), January 27th 2011
Buffalo Sabres (1996-1997) - (2005-2006)
Logo and Uniforms Designed by: the Burlington, VT, firm of Jage DiPaolo Kemp Design
Source: Sports Business Daily, April 11th 1996
Additional Notes:
-''Sabres President & CEO Doug Moss said the team considered other color
schemes including navy, but "opted for a more pronounced black base ''Moss: We were afraid navy would be too close to the Buffalo Bills and we didn't want to look like we were copying the Bills" (Buffalo Business First, April 15th issue)
Phoenix Coyotes (1996-1997) - (2002-2003)
Logo Designed by: NHL creative designer David Haney and the Phoenix-based design firm of Campbell Fisher Ditko
Source: Sports Business Daily, April 9th 1996
Vancouver Canucks (1997-1998) - (2013-2014)
Logo Designed By: Orca Bay Creative Director David Youngson and White Rock Artist Brent Lynch
Source: The Province, June 4th 1997
Los Angeles Kings (1998-1999) - (2013-2014)
Logos and Uniforms (1998-1999) - (2006-2007) Designed By: SME Design
Source: Sports Business Daily, June 22nd 1998
Minnesota Wild (2000-2001) - (2013-2014)
Logo Designed By: SME Design
Source: Wild.NHL.com, February 16th 2011
Columbus Blue Jackets (2003-2004) - (2013-2014)
Logo Designed by: SME Design/NHL/Blue Jackets
Source: Sports Business Daily, October 15th 2003
Phoenix Coyotes (2003-2004) - (2013-2014)
Logo Designed By: Adrenalin Design Group
Source: Sports Business Daily, September 4th 2003
Anaheim Ducks (2006-2007) - (2013-2014)
Logo Designed By: Frederick & Froberg
Source: O.C Register, June 23rd 2006
Additional Notes: ''"I showed about 60 digital illustrations: iconic ducks, strong ducks, animated ducks, duck faces, full-body ducks, ducks with pucks, ducks with sticks, ducks in letters and then a duck foot as a `D,' " said Bill Frederick, the managing director and brand development director for the Montclair, N.J.-based Frederick & Froberg Design Office. ''The Samuelis really responded to the black and gold, and when they saw the foot in the `D,' I knew to run with it." (O.C Register, June 23rd 2006)
Buffalo Sabres (2006-2007) - (2009-2010)
Logo Designed By: Kristopher Bazen (Reebok)
Source: Yahoo Sports, March 13th 2012
Washington Capitals (2007-2008) - (2013-2014)
Logo Designed By: Reebok/Capitals
Source: Washington Post, June 22nd 2007
Ottawa Senators (2007-2008) - (2013-2014)
Logo Designed By: Acart Communications
Source: Senators.nhl.com, August 22nd 2007
San Jose Sharks (2007-2008) - 2013-2014)
Logo Designed By: Terry Smith (Terry Smith Creations)
Tampa Bay Lightning (2007-2008) - (2010-2011)
Logo Designed By: Reebok
Source: Lightning.nhl.com, August 25th 2007
Tampa Bay Lightning (2011-2012) - (2013-2014)
Logo Designed By: SME Design/Tampa Bay Lightning
source: Lightning.nhl.com, January 31st 2011
Winnipeg Jets (2011-2012) - (2013-2014)
Logo Designed By: Reebok/NHL
Source: Jets.nhl.com, July 22nd 2011
Dallas Stars (2013-2014)
Logo Designed By: Reebok/Dallas Stars
Source: Stars.nhl.com, June 4th 2013
NBA
Boston Celtics (1950-1951) - (1959-1960)
Logo Designed By: Zang Auerbach
Seattle Supersonics (1967-1968) - (1969-1970)
Logo Designed By: David Stern Advertising Agency
Phoenix Suns (1968-1969) - (1991-1992)
Logo Designed By: Stan Fabe, Tuscon Arizona
Source: Associated Press, May 30th 1992
Additional Notes:
-''The Suns originally paid an artist $5,000 to create their first logo back in 1968. But team officials not like it. Instead, they charged Stan Fabe, a Tuscon residen who operated a commercial printing plant, with the task. For only $200, Fabe designed the Suns' famous sunburst logo'' (Phoenix Suns, by Andres Ybarra, 2012)
Chicago Bulls (1966-1967) - (2013-2014)
Logo Designed By: Dean Wessel (Hirschmann-Wessel Design)
Source: Chicago Tribune, August 24th 2004
Additional Notes:
-''As the story goes, in the 1960s Mr. Wessel agreed as a favor to Dick Klein, a fellow Little League coach, to design a logo for the fledging basketball team Klein had just founded and named the Chicago Bulls. Mr. Wessel sketched the logo, coloring its face red at Klein's request and then, also at his request, adding the same color to the tips of the bull's horn to represent blood.''
''In exchange, he received some free tickets to the teams' games.'' (Chicago Tribune, August 24th 2004)
Milwaukee Bucks (1968-1969) - (1992-1993)
Logo Designed By: Matt Kastelic (Commercial Artist in Milwaukee)
Portland TrailBlazers (1970-1971) - (1989-1990)
Logo Designed By: Frank Glickman
Atlanta Hawks (1972-1973) - (1994-1995)
Logo Designed By: McDonald and Little
Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution, July 7th 1972
Seattle Supersonics (1975-1976) - (1994-1995)
Logo Designed By: Dennis Strickland
Source: http://mediacentral.nba.com/media/mediacentral/mg0304_sea_10.pdf and Seattle Times, November 14th 2012
Additional Notes:
-''After college he began teaching at the Art Institute of Seattle and had a successful career as a graphic designer. His notable work includes the original Seattle Supersonics logo(Ed Note: Error?), the original Seattle Sounders logo and his involvement in Nike's first successful advertising campaigns.'' (Seattle Times, November 14th 2012)
Dallas Mavericks (1980-1981) - (2000-2001)
Logo Designed By: Patrick B. Stark
Source: ... Wikipedia (shudders)
Cleveland Cavaliers (1983-1984) - (1993-1994)
Logo and Uniforms Designed By: Marcus Advertising
Source: Youngstown Vindicator, August 3rd 1983
Miami Heat (1988-1989) - (1998-1999)
Logo Designed By: The Henderson Agency of Pembroke Lakes
Source: Sun Sentinel, March 3rd 1988
Additional Notes:
-''The new logo, a blazing red basketball entering a hoop, was chosen from among 12 finalists in a field of 1,000 entries.''
Minnesota Timberwolves (1989-1990) - (1995-1996)
Logo Designed By: Mark Thompson (Logo Design Contest Winner)
Source: Star Tribune, September 1987
Additional Notes:
-Thompson's logo was one of 2,600 entries that were received by the Timberwolves. The 33 year old Austin, Minn native received $2,500 for having his design chosen (Star Tribune, September 1987)
Orlando Magic (1989-1990) - (1999-2000)
Logo Designed By: The Advertising Works Agency
Source: The Orlando Sentinel, June 19th 1987
Additional Notes:
-''Doug Minear, president of the agency, created the logo after consulting with artists from Walt Disney World and culling through some 500 suggestions from around the country'' (Orlando Sentinel, June 19th 1987)
Indiana Pacers (1990-1991) - (1996-1997)
Uniforms Designed By: Florence Griffith Joyner
Source: USA Today, January 25th 1990
New Jersey Nets (1990-1991) - (1996-1997)
Logo Designed By: Mary Beth Barenborg (Apex One, South Plainfield N.J)
Source: Baltimore Sun, October 28th 1990
Additional Notes:
-"When we first sat down to discuss the concept of the logo and uniforms, we wanted to introduce something more contemporary, versatile and concise in a visual sense," Barenborg said. "The design is such that if the word `Nets' or the ball were separated, they could stand on their own and still hold the identity of the team." (Baltimore Sun, October 28th 1990)
-''Apex One took six to eight months and came back with a half-dozen designs. From there, the Nets made their choice'' (Baltimore Sun, October 28th 1990)
New York Knicks (1992-1993) - (2010-2011)
Logo Designed By: NBA Properties (Michael Doret and Tom O'Grady)
Source: PostingAndToasting (Behind The Knicks Logo with Michael Doret) and ESPNNewYork (Knicks logo visionary reflects, 20 years later), September 12th 2012
Phoenix Suns (1992-1993) - (1999-2000)
Logo Designed By: NBA Properties
Source: Associated Press, May 30th 1992
Denver Nuggets (1993-1994) - (2002-2003)
Logo Designed By: Dan Price (Creative Director, Denver Nuggets)
Source: Denver Post, May 22nd 1993
Additional Notes:
-''There were several reasons for the most recent change, including a request by the NBA for a more simple design using fewer colors. In addition, club president Tim Leiweke said the team wanted to make a break with difficulties of the immediate past'' (Denver Post, May 22nd 1993)
Milwaukee Bucks (1993-1994) - (2005-2006)
Logo Designed By: NBA Properties
Source: Milwaukee-Sentinel, May 24th 1993
Sacramento Kings (1994-1995) - (2013-2014)
Logo Designed By: N/A
Additional Details:
-''Michael McCullough, the Kings ' vice president for marketing, said the team used its own consultants and league sources for the logo . About 40 versions, some featuring a king's face for use as a mascot, were proposed.'' (Sacramento Bee, May 23rd 1994)
Atlanta Hawks (1995-1996) - (2006-2007)
Logo Designed By: Sean Michael Edwards (NBA Properties)
Source: Associated Press, June 24th 1995
Additional Details:
-"We tried to make it as animated and special as possible,'' said Tom O'Grady, the NBA's creative director. ``While the old logo had more of a corporate, classic feel, we believe the new logo has a very powerful and determined feel with a more focused look to it.'' (AP, June 24th 1995)
Houston Rockets (1995-1996) - (2002-2003)
Logo Designed By: Thomas Nash (Fan Design Contest Winner)
Source: Sports Business Daily, June 29th 1995
Additional Details:
-''Artist Thomas Nash, who came up with theconcept, won a $1,000 gift certificate and other prizes in the fan design contest'' (Houston Chronicle, June 29th 1995)
-'' The new logo was the result of a "nearly two-year process that included evaluating about 5,000 designs and finding that focus groups just didn't like yellow"'' (USA Today, June 29th 1995)
Seattle Supersonics (1995-1996) - (2000-2001)
Logo Designed by: Sean Michael Edwards (NBA Properties)
Source: Seattle Times, July 6th 1995 and Copyright Encyclopedia
Toronto Raptors (1995-1996) - (2007-2008)
Logo Designed By: Sean Michael Edwards (NBA Properties)
Source: NBA.com/Raptors_History.html and NY Times, January 22nd 1995
Vancouver Grizzlies (1995-1996) - (2000-2001)
Logo Designed By: NBA Properties
Source: ipaustralia.com.au
Detroit Pistons (1996-1997) (2000-2001)
Logo Designed By: Bill Berris and Robin Brant
Source: The Windsor Star, May 22nd 1996
Additional Notes:
-''(Pistons President) Tom Wilson admitted the NBA has been after the Pistons for several years to change their logo. The league had forwarded between 200 and 300 design suggestions of their own and the club had also received hundreds of submissions from graphic designers and artists.
It wasn't until Bill Berris and Robin Brant took a crack at the project two years ago that the new logo began to emerge. After some input from the NBA, which owns the logo, the Pistons were well on their way to reaching Tuesday's cerem-ony.'' (Windsor Star, May 22nd 1996)
Minnesota Timberwolves (1996-1997) - (2007-2008)
Logo Designed By: Mednick Design Group
Source: Timberwolves.com, May 1996
Additional Notes:
''According to Finnegan, who was the Timberwolves' point person in dealing with the NBA on the logo change, the Wolves had previously been working on a secondary logo mark, but it was shelved in the summer of 1994 when the team nearly moved. When the ownership transfer to Glen Taylor became official in 1995, the decision was made to change the whole corporate identity system, which encompasses every visual representation of the team.'' (Timberwolves.com, May 1996)
''The group working on the new Wolves logo - which included Moor, Finnegan, McHale, Executive Director of Communications Charley Frank, Vice President of Sales and Marketing Chris Wright and Head Coach Flip Saunders - wanted the Timberwolves' mark to be vital when the next trend in design came around. Another consideration was the logo's ability to break down into numerous forms or partial marks that can represent the organization as well. And above all, it had to be more aggressive.'' (Timberwolves.com, May 1996)
Utah Jazz (1996-1997) - (2003-2004)
Logo Designed By: Sean Michael Edwards (NBA Properties)
Source: Salt Lake Tribune, June 5th 1996 and Sports Business Daily, November 29th 1999
Golden State Warriors (1997-1998) - (2009-2010)
Logo Designed By: Larry Hausen
Source: SF Examiner, June 20th 1997
Additional Notes:
-''This logo was what Warriors owner Chris Cohan had wanted. The idea had been in the works for two years, and Cohan vetoed an idea offered by the NBA - Cohan described that design as a He-man type figure holding up the Golden Gate Bridge - in favor of the design created by Larry Hausen, the Warriors' director of creative services and merchandising.'' (SF Examiner, June 20th 1997)
-''The search for an aggressive weapon for the logo resulted in a lightning bolt, a safe fictional choice instead of a knife or spear or something tangible. Hausen also altered the colors, dropping the lighter blue and yellow that had been a Warriors trademark for years in favor of sharper tones.'' (SF Examiner, June 20th 1997)
New Jersey Nets (1997-1998) - (2011-2012)
Logo Designed By: Sean Michael Edwards
Source: Copyright Encyclopedia
Washington Wizards (1997-1998) - (2010-2011)
Logo Designed By: NBA Properties
Source: Sports Business Daily, May 16th 1997
Orlando Magic (2000-2001) - (2009-2010)
Logo Designed By: NBA Properties
Source: NBA.com/Magic, June 27th 2000
Dallas Mavericks (2001-2002) - (2013-2014)
Logo Designed By: Nike/NBA (?)
Source: NBA.com/Mavericks, September 18th 2001
Additional Notes:
-"When working with NIKE and the NBA we communicated our desire for a clean, contemporary look so the emphasis would be on the players' talent rather than the jerseys they are wearing," said Mavericks President/CEO Terdema Ussery. "We accomplished this goal by maintaining a classic, pristine feel but at the same time bringing them up-to-date with several Mavericks-branded embellishments."
Seattle Supersonics (2001-2002) - (2007-2008)
Logo Designed By: Hornall Anderson Design Works
Source: NBA.com/Sonics, August 25th 2001
Houston Rockets (2003-2004) - (2013-2014)
Logo Designed By: Eiko Ishioka
Source: Houston Chronicle, July 9th 2003
Memphis Grizzlies (2004-2005) - (2013-2014)
Identity Developed By: Rare Design, in conjuction with NBA and Grizzlies
Source: NBA.com/Grizzlies, June 17th 2004
Quote: '' In January, regionally-based RARE Design was selected to develop the identity. The Grizzlies and RARE Design CEO Rodney Richardson worked in conjunction with the NBA to develop the logo taking direction from Grizzlies fans along with input from Grizzlies’ players and team personnel. Once the identity was established, Reebok undertook the process of creating the team’s uniforms.'' - (NBA.com/Grizzlies, June 17th 2004)
Milwaukee Bucks (2006-2007) - (2013-2014)
Logo Designed By: NBA Creative Services
Source: NBA.com/Bucks, June 28th 2006
Oklahoma City Thunder (2008-2009) - (2013-2014)
Logo Designed By: Ackerman-Mcqueen and NBA Creative Services
Source: Sports Business Daily, September 4th 2008
Additional Notes:''The Thunder worked with Ackerman-McQueen, Oklahoma City, and the NBA to develop the logo'' (Daily Oklahoman, September 4th 2008)
Golden State Warriors (2010-2011) - (2013-2014)
Logo Designed By: NBA/Warriors/Adidas
Source: Sports Business Daily, June 18th 2010
Additional Notes: ''We are grateful to the NBA and adidas for providing us with a magnitude of creative freedom, along with invaluable expertise, during this process.” (Warriors President Robert Rowell, Warriors.com, June 18th 2010)
Brooklyn Nets (2012-2013) - (2013-2014)
Logo Designed By: Jay-Z
Source: NBA.com/Nets, April 30th 2012
New Orleans Pelicans (2013-2014)
Logo Designed By: Rare Design
Source: NBA.com/Pelicans, January 24th 2013
Charlotte Hornets (2014-2015)
Logo Designed By: Jordan Brand/NBA Global Merchandising Group/Senior Bobcats Executives
Source: NBA.com/Bobcats, December 21st 2013
MLB
Pittsburgh Pirates (1958-1967)
Logo Designed By: Jack Berger, Sr.
Minnesota Twins (1961-1969)
Logo Designed By: Ray Barton
Source: Star Tribune, April 22nd 2010
New York Mets (1962-2014)
Logo Designed By: Ray Gotto
Pittsburgh Pirates (1968-1986)
Logo Designed by: Bob Gessner
Kansas City Royals (1969-2001)
Logo Designed By: Shannon Manning
Source: SABR.org, December 7th 2011
San Diego Padres (1969-1984)
Logo Designed By: Carlos Hadaway
Source: http://www.utsandiego.com/sports/padres/20040920-9999-lz1s20sailor.html (San Diego Union Tribune, September 20th 2004)
Toronto Blue Jays (1977-1996)
Logo Designned By: Savage Sloan, Ltd.
Source: Sportslogo.net
Seattle Mariners (1993-2014)
Logo Designed By: Mariners and Major League Baseball Properties
Source: Seattle Times, September 19th 1992
Seattle Mariners (1993-2014)
Uniforms Designed By: Sean Michael Edwards
Source: Sun-Sentinel, June 11th 1993
California Angels (1993-1996)
Uniforms Designed By: Sean Michael Edwards
Source: Sun-Sentinel, June 11th 1993
Houston Astros (1994-1999)
Logo Designed By: Bill Woodward (Winner of logo design contest)
Source: Austin American Statesman, February 5th 1994
Additional Note:
-''McLane said the logo and uniforms introduced Friday were the results of "hundreds and hundreds" of designs submitted from around the nation. The winning basic design came from Bill Woodward of Image Communications in Temple.'' (Austin American Statesman, February 5th 1994)
Milwaukee Brewers (1994-1999)
Logo Designed By: Todd Radom
Source: Toddradom.com
Anaheim Angels (1997-2001)
Logo Designed By: Dan Simon (Disney Consumer Product
Source: O.C Register, November 20th 1996 and Todd Radom
Additional Notes: -''Mayor Tom Daly and other city officials beamed with pride at seeing the city name on a symbol. But Disney artists, who also designed the marketable mask of the Mighty Ducks, say they felt pinched this time. "It's not revolutionary," admitted Tim McMillin, director of new-business development for Disney Consumer Products.'' (O.C Register, November 20th 1996)
-''About 100 Disney artists produced 200 drawings at imagineering offices in Burbank. Two ideas that bit the dust: a naked cherub with Angels wings and an "ominous and fierce" angel.'' (O.C Register, November 20th 1996)
Toronto Blue Jays (1997-2002)
Logo Designed By: MLB Properties
Source: Sportslogo.net
St. Louis Cardinals (1998-2014)
Logos Designed By: Gary Kodner and Bill DeWitt III
Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998-2000)
Uniforms Designed By: MLB Properties
Source: St. Petersburg Times, November 3rd 1995
Additional Notes:
-''Occi did extensive research on the project, learning about the devil ray and the Tampa Bay area. A key to the uniforms was the use of the gradated color blend, which used a new fabric pattern (glacier twill) and a new process of blending the colors, to better reflect the colors of the area.
Then Occi set about persuading Naimoli and other team officials to use purple and black - two supposedly "hot" colors - as the accents, pointing out that they represent the deep water a devil ray lives in. She went as far as wearing purple-and-black outfits to her meetings with Naimoli.
"Purple is the perfect accent to the different aquatic colors, and the black with the gray," Occi said. "He was sold on the pallette, but he didn't want to be dominant with purple. Then when we started working with the gradation of colors, he fell in love with purple." (St Pete Times, November 3rd 1995)
Milwaukee Brewers (2000-2014)
Uniforms Designed By: MLB Properties and McDill Design
Source: Milwaukee-Sentinel, November 10th 1999
Houston Astros (2000-2012)
Logo Designed By: Coudal Partners (Assistance from MLB Properties)
Source: Sports Business Daily, November 5th 1999
Anaheim Angels (2002-2014)
Logo Designed By: Todd Radom
Source: Toddradom.com
Texas Rangers (2003-2014)
Logo Designed By: Skilo Brands (Consultation from MLB and Rangers)
Source: texas.rangers.mlb.com, December 3rd 2002
Toronto Blue Jays (2004-2011)
Logo Designed By: Brandid
Source: Sports Business Daily, September 3rd 2003
Washington Nationals (2005-2010)
Logo Designed By: Todd Radom
Source: Toddradom.com
Arizona Diamondbacks (2007-2014)
Logos Designed By: Campbell Fisher Design and MLB Properties
Source: arizona.diamondbacks.mlb.com, November 8th 2006
Tampa Bay Rays (2008-2014)
Logos Designed By: Fanbrandz (Previously Frederick and Froberg Design Offices)
Source: Sports Business Journal, November 12-18th 2007
NFL/AFL
Dallas Texans (1960-1962)
Logo Designed By: Bob Taylor (Dallas Times Hearld Cartoonist)
Green Bay Packers (1961-2013)
Logo Designed By: Gearld Brashier and John Gordon
Source:
and SportsLogos.net
Kansas City Chiefs (1963-1969)
Logo Designed By: Bob Taylor
Miami Dolphins (1966-1973)
Logo Designed By: Bill Bodenhamer Sr.
Additional Notes:
-''The Dolphins logo, which has undergone only minor modifications in the past 30 years, was Mr. Bodenhamer's most widely recognized work, but not necessarily his most satisfying."You just did what you could with what you had back then," Bodenhamer said in 1997, when the logo was revamped. "I wasn't too crazy about [the design]. I wanted to do something like the Rams had, something real good. But we just didn't have much time." (Sun Sentinel, August 10th 2000
-Bodenhamer was paid only $250 for designing the logo (Sun Sentinel, August 10th 2000)
Denver Broncos (1970-1996)
Logo Designed By: Edwin Guy Taylor
Source: Wikipedia
Additional Notes:
-''. A contest was held through Public Service of Denver to come up with a new logo for the team. Mr. Taylor's submission was selected late in 1967 and adopted soon after.'' (Wikipedia)
Seattle Seahawks (1976-2001)
Logo Designed By: NFL Properties (Amy Yutani, Michael Gaines and David Johnston)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1976-1996)
Logo Designed By: Lamar Sparkman (Cartoonist/Artist at Tampa Bay Tribune)
Source: Tampa Bay Tribune, January 7th 2010
New England Patriots (1993-2013)
Logo Designed By: NFL Properties/Stan Evenson/Ken Loh
Source: Uni-Watch/ESPN.com, July 28th 2011
Carolina Panthers (1995-2011)
Logo Designed By: Sean Michael Edwards
Source: New York Times, January 22nd 1995
Jacksonville Jaguars (1995-2012)
Logo Designed By: Sean Michael Edwards
Source: SMEbranding.com
Philadelphia Eagles (1996-2013)
Logo and Uniforms Designed By: NFL Properties
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, February 6th 1996
Denver Broncos (1997-2013)
Logo and Uniforms Designed By: Nike
Source: Denver Post, February 5th 1997
Miami Dolphins (1997-2012)
Logo Designed By: NFL Properties
Source: Sun Sentinel, January 15th 1997
Additional Notes:
-''Creative director Bruce Burke said three designers spent 11 months on the project.'' (Sun Sentinel, January 15th 1997)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1997-2013)
Logo Designed By: NFL Properties
Source: NFL.com/Buccaneers, April 9th 1997
Houston Texans (2002-2013)
Logo Designed By: Verlander Design
Source: VerlanderDesign.com
Atlanta Falcons (2003-2013)
Logo Designed By: Verlander Design
Source: VerlanderDesign.com
Cincinnati Bengals
Logo Designed By: Verlander Design and NFL Properties
Source: VerlanderDesigns.com
Arizona Cardinals (2005-2013)
Logo Designed By: Mark Verlander and NFL Properties
Source: Sports Business Daily, January 28th 2005

Hoping to turn the above directory into something more comprehensive. If any of you guys have specifics as to who designed other logos/uniforms not already included in that list, PM or quite this post I guess.

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I'm not sure if he did it with NFL Properties or on his own, but the Baltimore Ravens identity was done up by Kurt Osaki of Osaki Creative...who also drew up the current Buccaneers identity, and may have had a hand in the Philadelphia Eagles as well (I can't remember).

(As a bonus, he's also the guy behind the Hawai'i Warriors and St. Mary's Gaels athletic identities as well.)

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In some places you have picked out a single designer that was part of a major team. So its hard to say what you are going for. For instance, Bazen was the main designer on the Sabers logo but a lot of people at Reebok were involved. For the Rare Design logos Ben Barnes was the main guy.

Sometimes there is a collaboration of studios. For the Bengals logo, it was Mark Verlander who created a concept and NFL Creative refined it. Im pretty sure Verlander did the Cardinals primary as well, at least the word mark. Kris Bazen also created the Wizards alt and Magic word marks. Lots of mixing like that on these pro projects

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In some places you have picked out a single designer that was part of a major team. So its hard to say what you are going for. For instance, Bazen was the main designer on the Sabers logo but a lot of people at Reebok were involved. For the Rare Design logos Ben Barnes was the main guy.

Sometimes there is a collaboration of studios. For the Bengals logo, it was Mark Verlander who created a concept and NFL Creative refined it. Im pretty sure Verlander did the Cardinals primary as well, at least the word mark. Kris Bazen also created the Wizards alt and Magic word marks. Lots of mixing like that on these pro projects

What I'm going for is simply something resembling an overview as to who was responsible for these logos. On the Buffalo 2006 mark, you definitely bring up a fair point in that he was only the main designer and that it was additionally other people at Reebok collaborating on it .

I'm not saying this list is at all perfect, and I'm willing to listen to C&C on refining it. Generally, the only basis for my citations as to who the creators were of these logos were stories that did not go particularly in-depth on the design process, thus only listing a few people involved in the project.

Thanks for the insights.

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One thing I'm curious about is why the Flyers have a jersey logo that's so similar to their primary logo but clearly different, and if it was the same designer, or a mistake, or how it came to be. I'm not sure if it's listed as a secondary logo in the style guide or anything, but it's certainly a totaly different mark.

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