Golden State Warriors Logo

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The current logo of the professional basketball team Golden State Warriors has received mixed reviews, from admiration to criticism.

Meaning and history

Golden State Warriors Logo history

Except for the very first two versions of the emblem, the visual identity of the American basketball club has always been based on a blue and yellow color palette, which represents energy, activity, professionalism, and reliability. Though the badge of the team was redesigned ten times throughout history, all the versions look alike due to the bright and lively color combination, which became the club’s signifier, along with other symbols, adopted during the years.

What are Golden State Warriors?
Golden State Warriors is the name of a professional team from the NBA, which was established in 1946 in Philadelphia and moved to California in 1962. Today the basketball club is based in San Francisco and has Chase Center as its home Arena. Golden State Warriors have Steve Kerr as the head coach.

1946 — 1951

Philadelphia Warriors Logo 1946

The original logo, introduced in 1946 for Philadelphia Warriors, was composed of a simple yet funny image of a Native American man executed in purple lines and a yellow basketball. The script diagonal “Warriors” inscription is placed over the image and balanced by a yellow feather in the man’s hair.

1951 — 1962

Philadelphia Warriors Logo 1951

In 1951 the logo was redrawn with its lines being strengthened and the color palette switched to blue and white. The “Warriors” lettering became more visible and now the white “Philadelphia” inscription was placed on the elongated tail of the “W”, stretched to the left.

1962 — 1969

San Francisco Warriors Logo 1962

The club relocated to San Francisco in 1962, and its logo was changed in the same year. The new emblem featured a circular medallion composed of a thin yellow outline, a thick white frame, and a small yellow circle in the center. The blue feather Indian headpiece was placed on the yellow part of the badge, while the wordmark was written in a white part, around the badge’s perimeter.

1969 — 1971

San Francisco Warriors Logo 1969

The redesign of 1969 brought a new image to the Warriors’ visual identity. It was a solid yellow circle in a blue outline with an image of a blue bridge. “The City” inscription in blue was arched above the yellow medallion.

1971 — 1972

Golden State Warriors Logo 1971

The club changed its name to Golden State Warriors in 1971, redrawing its blue and yellow emblem. The new concept comprised a bold yellow circle with the blue contour of the California state and a solid blue five-pointed star on it. The inscription was placed around the badge, with the “Golden State” arched above and written in a fancy wild-west style, and the “Warriors” in a modern sans-serif arched under the badge.

1972 — 1975

Golden State Warriors Logo 1972

The color palette of the logo became brighter and some elements were redrawn in 1972. The wordmark was simplified to “Warriors” on top and “Basketball” on the bottom of the composition, plus an extra-bold blue “14l was placed on a yellow background, on the right from the state’s contour.

1975 — 1988

Golden State Warriors Logo 1975

The yellow circle was redrawn as a basketball in 1975. The “14” was removed and the California silhouette was enlarged. The color palette remained untouched and the logo looked bright and strong.

1988 — 1997

Golden State Warriors Logo 1988

The lines of the Golden State Warriors emblem were cleaned and refined in 1988. The yellow shade of the palette became a bit darker and smoother color while the lettering gained a new sleek typeface with rounded bold lines and softened angles.

1997 — 2010

Golden State Warriors Logo 1997

The comics-style emblem was created for the club in 1997. The alien-like superhero in gradient blue was placed in a basketball black ground above the stylized yellow and orange inscription in a blue outline. The lettering was executed in a fancy modern typeface with the lines of the letter “W” elongated and drawn as a lighting bolt. This badge stayed with the club for over a decade.

2010 — 2019

Golden State Warriors Logo 2010

The redesigning of 2010 brought up a fresh insignia for the basketball team — a light blue loop medallion in a double yellow-blue outline with an elegant and sophisticated image of the bridge drawn on it in yellow lines. The blue wordmark in all capitals was placed on both upper and bottom parts of the medallion and executed in a classy serif typeface with wide and solid contours of the letters and delicate sharp serifs.

2019 — Today

Golden State Warriors logo

In 2019 the color palette of the logo was switched to a darker and a more intense one, and the typeface of the inscription was changed to a more modern and sleek serif with softened curves and playful elongated streaks.


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The typefaces look very much like Copperplate Medium (for the “GOLDEN STATE” lettering) and Copperplate Bold (for the word “WARRIORS”).

Golden State Warriors Colors

RGB: (29, 66, 138)
CMYK: (100, 78, 0, 18)

RGB: (255, 199, 44)
CMYK: (0, 19, 89, 0)

What does Stephen Curry’s logo mean?
Stephen Curry, a famous basketball player from the Golden State Warriors club has his logo, which is composed of the “SC” initials, written in a custom cursive with thick smooth lines, and the letters merging and intertwining. This monogram stands for motion and dynamics, with the small stroke accompanying the composition, and adding another meaning — striving for getting higher.

Where are Golden State Warriors from?
Golden State Warriors is a professional American basketball club from San Francisco, California. The club was established in Philadelphia but moved to the new destination in 1962. The home ground of the Warriors is Chase Center.

What is the Golden State Warriors logo?
The visual identity of the Golden State Warriors basketball club is based on a solid blue roundel with yellow contouring in it. The image on the badge depicts a part of a bridge, enclosed into a yellow circular frame, with the name of the club written around the circular logo in bold blue capitals of a fancy custom font with small sharp serifs on the ends of the lines. The bridge of the Warriors badge is the Golden State Bridge in San Francisco.

When did Golden State Warriors move to San Francisco?
Golden State Warriors club was established in Philadelphia in the middle of the 1940s and has played there for more than fifteen years. The club moved to San Francisco only in 1962, changing its name from the Philadelphia Warriors to San Francisco Warriors. The current name was adopted by the club in 1971.

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