Atlanta Braves is an American baseball team from Georgia. They are one of the oldest active teams in the National League, and are counted amongst the strongest and most successful clubs in its Eastern division. They’ve been one of the chief Boston teams until 1952, right before moving to Milwaukee and then to Atlanta.
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The team was established in 1871 in Boston. The name ‘Braves’ was first selected in 1912 and then finally adopted in 1941. Its current form came in 1966 after the team moved to Atlanta. ‘Braves’ is a common slang word for Indian American warriors on the East Coast, and it’s the reason this team uses so much Indian aesthetic.
1883 – 1889
This was the first official logo they ever used, adopted when they were still a Boston team. It simply depicts the name of the city, written in all uppercase, red letters in a geometric style. Peculiarly, it was slightly curved up.
1889 – 1897
It stayed mostly unchanged, except in 1888 the red was replaced with dark blue.
1897 – 1900
In its stead, they adopted a single capital ‘B’ colored in the same hue but given an elaborate Gothic look.
1900 – 1901
In 1900, they changed this letter to red, just like in the original logotype.
1901 – 1907
Speaking of the original logotype, they returned it in 1901 and kept for several seasons.
1907 – 1908
For the 1907 season, they used a big Gothic ‘B’ again, but with a less complex layout and fewer extensions.
1908 – 1909
They continued to strip of it details, eventually coming up with this simpler ‘B’, which is still reminiscent of the wrought iron.
1909 – 1910
This time they took the old ‘B’ from the original logotype and put it onto a blue baseball depiction.
1910 – 1911
The original logo, reused again.
1911 – 1912
The 1911 logotype is very similar to the last Gothic ‘B’ variant they used, but a bit simpler and blue.
1912 – 1916
That’s the first Indian depiction they adopted: a profile of an Indian chief with a massive feathery headwear and a stoic face. The colors of choice were exclusively red and white.
1916 – 1921
It’s the exactly same picture, except put in the middle of a dark blue circle.
1921 – 1925
In 1921, they decided to use the capital ‘B’ again and opted for a wrought iron look once more, except this time it was wider and blue.
1925 – 1929
It’s the same design, but much slimmer.
1929 – 1936
In 1929, they adopted the Indian profile again, but mirrored it and colored it differently. The face was now mostly brown, the feathers – red, and the hair – black. The rest also used yellow, green and blue.
1936 – 1938
In 1936, they painted a previous ‘B’ emblem yellow, gave it a thick white outline and a slimmer blue one.
1938 – 1939
A few years later, they warped it to create a blocky, rectangular ‘B’ with the same coloring.
1939 – 1940
This was the same letter, but colored red and with a singular blue outline layer.
1940 – 1941
By 1940, it changed to an older Gothic style. This one is colored blue and is full of twists and surprise extensions.
1941 – 1945
They pretty much reused the 1940 emblem, but took the letter apart and simplified it.
1945 – 1953
That’s an illustration of a Native American’s face again, and it’s similar to the last one they used. However, it’s more nuanced, mirrored and uses a slightly different coloring scheme.
1953 – 1956
Very minor changes related to the team’s move to Milwaukee.
1956 – 1966
In 1956, they introduced their iconic logo of a yelling Indian warrior wearing an earring, a Mohawk hairstyle and a single feather. It emulated the team’s uniform colors of the day, being mostly red and dark blue, while also using white for minor details.
1966 – 1968
Nothing changed in this design, except they gave the man a realistic bronze skin color.
1968 – 1972
This time, they added the word ‘Braves’ right beneath the main emblem. It was written with a dark blue cursive font and used a visible red outline along the edges.
1972 – 1985
By 1972, they made the emblem red and white (with white being more prevalent), and vice versa for the writing. The major addition was the blue square they used as background for the emblem and partially for the name. The latter was just slightly outlined in blue in the lower parts.
1985 – 1987
In 1985, they changed the font of the name to a sharper, more sophisticated and tilted cursive type.
1987 – 1990
In 1987, the blue changed to a darker color hue.
1990 – 2018
In 1990, they scrapped the head and only kept the writing – this time colored red and heavily outlined in blue. Its new companion was an Indian war axe, using the same color scheme as the team’s name next to it, in addition to a few yellow details.
2018 – today
Minor changes to coloring and layout followed in 2018.
Their iconic helmet and cap design the uses black (or dark blue) coloring for much of the headwear, except for the red visor. There have also been alternative white-and-blue designs (mostly light blue with a white triangle across the forehead area) and contemporary alternative variants, which are completely blue.
As for the uniforms, they’ve been mostly white for a long time. Blue, red and other colors were used occasionally for sleeves, inscriptions and belts. There were also occasional red and blue uniforms, and they are now frequently used for alternative uniforms, and mostly with white pants.
Atlanta Braves Colors
PANTONE: PMS 200 C
HEX COLOR: #CE1141;
RGB: (206, 17, 65)
CMYK: (0, 100, 65, 15)
PANTONE: PMS 289 C
HEX COLOR: #13274F;
RGB: (19, 39, 79)
CMYK: (100, 76, 12, 70)
PANTONE: PMS 124 C
HEX COLOR: #EAAA00;
RGB: (234, 170, 0)
CMYK: (0, 24, 91, 18)
HEX CODE: #FFFFFF;
RGB: (255, 255, 255)
CMYK: (0, 0, 0, 0)