New York Giants Logo

New York Giants Logo

Since their first season, the New York Giants has had a succession of emblems looking very different from one another.

New York Giants Logo Meaning and history

New York Giants Logo history

Although the team was created in 1925, we will start the story of their logos from 1945, when one of their most successful emblems was introduced. It featured a giant player about to throw a pass. He was towering above the New York City skyline.

Five years later, the emblem was updated by Marie Barclay Steinmuller. Not only did she change the color palette, making it brighter and clearer, but she also introduced changes to the giant quarterback himself. In this version, the “giant” is given in white and blue against a red background.

In 1956 the “giant” logo was tweaked. Now the quarterback was shown towering above Yankee Stadium, which was the club’s home back then.

The “NY” symbol

New York Giants symbol

Probably the most popular of all the New York Giants logos was first introduced for the 1961 season. Created by Marie Barclay Steinmuller, it was used for about 15 consecutive years and then replaced by a blue uppercase “NY” emblem. However, it did not stay long and was changed for the Giants script emblem the following season. In 2000 a tweaked lowercase “ny” emblem returned as the team’s primary logo.

New York Giants script emblem

New York Giants emblem

The emblem featuring the word “Giants” has been used since 1976. For 23 years it was the team’s primary logo until in 2000 it became an alternative to the standard one. The wordmark is given in bold italicized capital letters. Its introduction was connected with the fact that the team moved to New Jersey.

Font of the New York Giants Logo

Font New York Giants Logo

The current version of the New York Giants logo sports a customized lowercase typeface.

Color of the New York Giants Logo

Color New York Giants Logo

 

The combination of dark blue and red, which is the basis of the emblem, stands out against the white background. These colors were used in the team’s logo for much of their history, with the exception of the first 25 years and the period from 1955 to 1976, when red was not present in the emblem.