The Philadelphia Eagles logo: a history

Philadelphia Eagles logo composite
(Image credit: Philadelphia Eagles/Future)

The current Philadelphia Eagles logo will be familiar to anyone who grew up following the NFL over the past few decades. The instantly recognisable sigil of Swoop the eagle, the team’s mascot, has been in place since 1996. For a whole generation of fans, this will be the only Eagles logo they’ve ever known.

However, the Eagles are one of the oldest franchises in NFL history, having been around since the early 1930s. And as such, the logo has gone through a lot of changes over the many decades (not far off a century) that the team has existed. As trends evolved in design, so did the iconic eagle – see our rundown of the best logos if you want more great examples of logo design throughout the 20th century.

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Jon Stapley

Jon is a freelance writer and journalist who covers photography, art, technology, and the intersection of all three. When he's not scouting out news on the latest gadgets, he likes to play around with film cameras that were manufactured before he was born. To that end, he never goes anywhere without his Olympus XA2, loaded with a fresh roll of Kodak (Gold 200 is the best, since you asked). Jon is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq, and has also written for in Digital Camera World, Black + White Photography Magazine, Photomonitor, Outdoor Photography, Shortlist and probably a few others he's forgetting.