Best 3 NFL Helmet Logos and Symbols

by mikonmark on November 29, 2010

This week I will render an “authoritative” opinion on the best three NFL helmet logos. Next week I will do the worst three NFL helmets.

Here are the criteria for a good logo that weighs into my choices. 

  1. Image only. Logos that have letters or initials are unimaginative. A good logo is iconic.
  2. Artistic interpretation of the mascot.
  3. Uniqueness – A helmet treatment that conveys the mascot in a novel way.
  4. Local or regional meaning. A logo that drawings on the local culture and is incorporated into the image gets extra credit.

This seems more like I am judging figure skating.

Atlanta Falcons – The Falcon is the best stylized treatment of all NFL logos. Good use of color and anatomical features like the eyes, beck, wing, and talon. (image source is www.sportslogos.net)

Cincinnati Bengals – The Bengal strips are unique; some say ugly. But I think this is the most inspired helmet design in the NFL. They do a good job on thier uniforms too. (image source is www.sportslogos.net)

Seattle Seahawks – I don’ know what a Seahawk is. But if its image was designed by the aboriginal tribes of the Pacific Northwest, then it might look something the this logo. This Seahawk image did a great job of incorporating strong regional cultural design (image source is www.sportslogos.net)

Share with me your favorite helmet logos. Tell me why you like it and don’t be a homer!

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