Cincinnati Bengals Logo

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Although the Cincinnati Bengals logo has been heavily modified more than once, the tiger theme has always been present here.

Meaning and history

Cincinnati Bengals Logo history


Cincinnati Bengals were named after the football team, which played for the city in the late 1930s, which in its turn decided to take the “Bengals” part from the white Bengal Tiger in the local zoo. So here is how the football club shows its respect for the roots and the value of history.
Not that Cincinnati Bengals had ever been on top of the competition list in any of the leagues they played in, but they have definitely always been one of the most memorable and eye-catching clubs, due to an interesting use of their visual identity. Those orange helms with black stripes are impossible not to notice and not easy to forget.

What are Cincinnati Bengals?
Cincinnati Bengals are the name of the professional football team from the United States, which was established in 1967, and played its first season in 1968. The team is a member of both the National Football League and the American Football Conference.

Though the football Club from Cincinnati has had numerous redesigns of its visual identity throughout the years, they’re all us one thing in common — a unique orange and black color palette, the first combination to be associated with tigers, no matter what contours of the image are.

1967 – 1969

Cincinnati Bengals Logo 1967

The very first emblem for Cincinnati Bengals was introduced in 1967 and boasted a funny and bright tiger caricature. The cartoonish animal was running to the right with a white football in his paws, and the white helmet fell off his head, pointing at an extreme height speed. It was a friendly and cheerful image, though evoking a sense of determination and willingness of the club to fight and win.

1970 – 1980

Cincinnati Bengals Logo 1970

The redesign of 1970 simplified the Bengals logo to an orange helmet with a black inscription on it. Though there was no image of a tiger in this version, the color palette still resembled an animal. The bold black lettering in a narrowed sans-serif typeface was outlined in white, creating a strong contrast with the solid and bright background.

1981 – 1986

Cincinnati Bengals Logo 1981

In 1970 the logo of the club was redrawn, and now the orange helmet with its contours modernized featured a black pattern resembling the tiger’s coat. Smooth black stripes were placed all over the orange background of the helm, making it look stylish and modern. There was also a small white element — a solid dot, placed on the side from the black grill.

1987 – 1997

Cincinnati Bengals Logo 1987

The logo, created for Cincinnati Bengals in 1987 featured a refined version of the previous emblem, with the lines and contours of the orange and black helmet strengthened and modified. The black grill became more massive and a small white element was added to the backside of the helmet. The black stripes were cleaned and placed with more space between each other, making a pattern more balanced and tiger-like.

1997 – 2003

Cincinnati Bengals Logo 1997

The redesign of 1997 brought a new image to the club’s visual identity, and the emblem, used by Cincinnati Bengals during that period still exists as the secondary logo version of the team.

Bengals Emblem

The emblem boasts a strong and modern portrait of a tiger with its mouth opened. The dangerous animal is executed in thick and smooth lines in black, orange, and white and featured its contours clean and sharp. The eyes of the tiger look intimidating and determined, which reflects the character of the team and its purpose.

2004 – Today

Bengals Logo

In 2004 Cincinnati Bengals introduced their new emblem, which featured a stylized extra-bold letter “B” in orange with three thick black stripes, which start on top of the letter and become pointed to its bottom. The massive letter with large square serifs and sharp angles looks confident and serious, while the tiger pattern evokes a sense of energy, power, and speed.

Font

Font Bengals Logo

The current Bengals logo includes only one letter, while the wordmark is comprised of the full name of the team. Its highlight is a custom fontinstantly recognizable due to the unusual serifs.

The sleek and unique Bengals typeface is based on one of the massive geometric serif fonts, such as Rude Slab ExtraBold Wide Black or Rockwell Std Extra Bold, but those diagonally placed sharp serifs and slightly extended contours made the inscription look completely different. 

Color

Color Bengals Logo

The team’s official colors are black, orange, and white. The logo is black and orange, while the background is white.

This palette was inherited by the current team from its predecessors — the Cincinnati Bengals, who played from 1937 to 1942. Although the new owner has played with shades and hues and made the new image deeper and more distinctive.
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Cincinnati Bengals Colors

ORANGE
PANTONE: PMS 1655 C
HEX COLOR: #FB4F14
RGB: (251, 79, 20)
CMYK: (0, 85, 100, 0)

BLACK
PANTONE: PMS BLACK 6 C
HEX COLOR: #000000
RGB: (0, 0, 0)
CMYK: (70, 50, 50, 100)

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