Minnesota Vikings Logo

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All the three versions of Minnesota Vikings logo may look rather similar as all of them feature the same Norseman. And yet, if you compare them side-by-side, the differences between them become obvious.

Meaning and history

Minnesota Vikings Logo history

The strong and sharp logo of Minnesota Viking was created at the beginning of the 1960s and has arrived in the 2000s with almost no major changes. By today the emblem was redesigned only twice, keeping the main theme and color palette of the initial version barely touched.

1961 — 1965

Minnesota Vikings Logo 1961

The initial logo for the football club from Minnesota was introduced in 1961 and featured a white and yellow portrait of a Viking in profile. The man with yellow hair and helmet was facing left and has its face with an elongated mustache in white. The horn on the Viking’s helmet was elongated and pointing upright, creating a sense of progress and motion. Their sharp peaks reflected determination and danger, while the serious face of the man stood for professionalism and confidence.

1966 — 2012

Minnesota Vikings Logo 1966

The redesign of 1966 changed the direction of the emblem and the Viking got turned to the right, looking into the future, being ready to step in and fight. The color palette of the logo was also switched and now the face of the man gained a light-beige skin tone, and the mustache became yellow, the same color the Viking’s hair and helmet were colored in.emblem Minnesota Vikings

The thick purple stripe was added to the helmet’s bottom part, to create a contrast between the elements and add an adventurous and creative feeling the purple color usually stands for. The horns on the helmet were now colored white, which gave a better balance to the whole image.

2013 — Today

Minnesota Vikings logoIn 2013 the logo of the Minnesota Vikings was refined, with the contours of the Viking slightly modified and cleaned. The head and the horn became a bit smaller; white the hair and the bottom line of the image was slightly stretched horizontally, which made h the e logo look more progressive and gave a sense of movement and energy to the club’s visual identity. As for the color palette — it stays the same, as was on the previous version.

Font

Font Minnesota Vikings logo

The letters “M” and “V” look unique due to the unusual shape of the script.

Color

Color Minnesota Vikings Logo

The original combination of white, black, and yellow (nicknamed Vikings Gold) was enriched with purple in 1966 and has stayed like this until now.