minnesota vikings design by Karl Hubenthal

How The Minnesota Vikings Got Their Uniform in 1961

Whenever I’ve looked at old gridiron uniforms, I’ve admired their timeless designs.

Logos can be modernised but their essence in simplicity remains intact. Paul Lukas wrote about the Minnesota Vikings and their uniform design history for ESPN. A sketch from sports cartoonist Karl Hubenthal is dated but the design wouldn’t look out of place in 2017: Viking horns on either side of the helmet, the classic Varsity numbering, and the Viking man logo, all perfection.

You can read the full history over on ESPN’s website.

(thanks to Under Consideration for the hat tip)


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