Tampa Bay Buccaneers Logo

 

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers is a professional football team that plays in the National Football League, South Division of the National Football Conference. It is based in Tampa, Florida.

The first Buccaneers logo – the Bucco Bruce – was a picture of a winking pirate wearing a red plumed hat and an earring, and holding a dagger in his teeth.

Meaning and history

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Logo history

The colorful and delightful palette of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ visual identity has been there from the very first logo version, introduced in 1976. Though the composition of the emblem was changed at the end of the 1990s, the spirit of freedom and the buccaneer aesthetics were kept in their best.

1976 — 1996

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Logo 1976

The very first emblem for Tampa Bay Buccaneers, designed in 1976, featured a Ted and yellow portrait of a buccaneer with a dagger in his teeth. The pirate, drawn by a famous artist Lamar Sparkman, was wearing a hat with a large red feather and a hoop earring. The winking face of the man added playfulness to the logo, though still evokes a sense of danger.

1997 — 2013

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Logo 1997

The redesign of 1997 brought the Buccaneers the first version of the logo we all know today. It was a pirate flag with a Jolly Roger inspired image in white, with the yellow football placed under the white skull. The background of the flag featured a dark red, close to burgundy, color, and had its handle replaced by a saber in gray and red.

2014 — 2019

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Logo 2014

The color palette of the emblem and its contours were modernized in 2014. The skull changed its shape to a smoother one and the football got its stitches white now. As for the main color of the flag, the burgundy, it was replaced by a lighter shade of red. The outlines of the image became thinner, which made the whole composition look more elegant and professional.

2020 — Today

Tampa Bay Buccaneers logo

The redesign of 2020 brought back the burgundy color of the flag, though kept all other elements untouched. The dark flag with a football-inspired Jolly Roger in white and black had a silver-gray saber replacing its handle and a dark orange rugby ball under the intimidating skull image.