Houston Astros Logo

Astros Logo
The Houston Astros have gone through a series of logotypes ranging from a comparatively simple wordmark to a rather complex emblem.

Meaning and History logo

Houston Astros Logo history


The very first Houston Astros logo, which was adopted when the team was calledthe Houston Colt 45s,featured a blue gun. After the name was changed in 1965, the team switchedto the orange roundel emblem containingthe Astrodome stadium with baseballs orbiting around it. The word “ASTROS” was placed below. In 1977, the font and the color scheme were slightly modified.

1965

Upon adopting the current name, the team introduced a new emblem. There was the Astrodome stadium reminding a hockey puck. Baseballs were orbiting around the building. The word “Astros” was given in a saturated shade of blue.

1977

The overall style and structure remained unchanged. Yet, there were quite a few subtle modifications in the way the stadium, the team’s name, and the balls were depicted.

1994

After a complete overhaul, the Houston Astros logo adopted a new palette combining dark blue, gold, and white. The overall shape alluded to the Astrodome stadium. The name of the team in a dynamic italicized type was given inside, next to a star.

1995

Due to the disappearance of the stadium shape the design grew simpler and easier to grasp. We should say, though, the word “Houston” was rather small and therefore legible only at larger sizes.

2000

The italics were replaced by a stylish script imitating handwriting. While it looked elegant, there was nothing sporty about it.

2013

The letter “H” with an orange star in the background is the centerpiece of the Houston Astros logo. It is encircled by the full name of the team.

Evolution of the emblem

Astros emblem
In 1994, a completely new design was adopted. It featured a shooting gold star and the wordmark inside a frame resembling Astrodome. The shooting star logo was modifiedin 1995 and 2000.

Current symbol

Astros symbol
In 2013, the logo was heavily modified. Now, it is based on the letter “H” placed over the background representing an orange star. The star is encircled with the words “Houston Astros”. Also, there is a version of the symbol without the team’s name.

Font

Font Astros Logo
The font on the Houston Astros logo has a lot in common with the Player Bold typeface created by Patrick Griffin and published by the Toronto-based independent font development studio Canada Type. It is a geometric serif typeface boasting excellent legibility.

Color

Color Astros Logo
Navy blue, orange, and white, which are the three colors of the team’s official palette, appear on the logo together with a light shade of grey.