And we’re onto talking about the Carolina Panthers logo, which has remained pretty identical over the past twenty-five-plus seasons of this team’s existence. The Panthers, along with the Jaguars, have been around since 1995 – the only difference is that the Panthers have been far more consistent every department uniform-wise than their expansion brethren – even if they have become the Oregon Ducks of the NFL.
Just look at these combos!
But, the only thing is the Panthers have kept consistent with their jerseys and pants, having made zero actual redesigns and just a simple upgrade to their logo.
Let’s explore this in more detail.
Since the team’s inception, the primary logo has been a snarling black panther. In 2012, the logo received an upgrade with a more 3-D look, more teal, and pop than its original counterpart.
To the untrained eye, these logos look identical – to the trained eye, these logos have staunch differences.
Okay, like the Jaguars, the Panthers are full of alternate logos – many of which are simple upgrades. Their first alternate logos consisted of the facial features of a panther which lasted from 1995 to 2011. From 2012 to the present, these features were simply upgraded, like the primary logo.
The third alternate logos involved the team’s word marks plus the black panther logo. There are three – one for 1995, a second that lasted from 1996-2011, and a current one depicting the team’s current logo and wordmark.
And finally, the team has had three anniversary logos. One from 1995, a second celebrating ten seasons in 2004, and a third in 2014, celebrating twenty seasons.
Never been a huge fan of the Panthers’ uniforms, but their logo is game. Their uniform screams the 1990s, as does their helmet, but at the very least, they have always had a good, consistent, and budding iconic logo and logos. I don’t think this logo will go anywhere for years to come, and I hope I’m right.