Description and Review
Thanks to the images at sportslogos.net, we have developed a timeline showing the history and evolution of the New England Patriots (Originally Boston Patriots) logo over the years since their 1960 beginning. Here is a short history of the New England Patriots and how the official logo has evolved over the years.
On November 16, 1959, Boston business executive Billy Sullivan was awarded the eighth and final franchise of the developing American Football League (AFL). The following winter, locals were allowed to submit ideas for the Boston football team’s official name. The most popular choice – and the one that Sullivan selected – was the “Boston Patriots”. Their first logo was rather simple and didn’t last long, it was just a simple patriots hat. As quick as it came, it almost immediately disappeared. After the team was franchised artist Phil Bissell of The Boston Globe developed the “Pat Patriot” logo which was used for the next 32 years. Although the Pat Patriot is still the team mascot, he was removed from their helmets in 1993 and current logo took ole Pat’s place.
As you can see in the images the Pat Patriot helmet logo evolved from a crude image to a more redefined image as technology took it’s place in the world. Fine tuning made the logo more realistic.