-Why's it us Sergeant? Why us?
-Because we're here lad. Nobody else. Just us.
-"I wish the ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened."
-"So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."
This site says 1962.
I grew up on the logo in the late 90s, why don't we use this one anymore?
Wonder why South Carolina hasn't sued - from what I've seen showing prior use generally makes trademark challenges a slam-dunk.Take for example the interlocking SC used by both South Carolina and Southern California. South Carolina used it before the University of Southern California was founded, but the trademark belongs to Southern Cal because South Carolina failed to do so.
“I have offended God and mankind because my work did not reach the quality it should have.” - the last words of Leonardo da Vinci
The origins of script lettering are as mysterious as the origins of the alphabet. As we take a journey back in time and look at what we do know about the beginnings of the alphabet, we can then start to make some educated inferences with regards to the script letters that we know today.
The origins of the alphabet are unknown, but there are several theories as to how it developed. One popular proposal — the Proto-Sinaitic theory — is that the history of the alphabet began in Ancient Egypt, more than a millennium into the history of writing. Under this theory, the alphabet was invented to represent the language of Semitic workers in Egypt (see Middle Bronze Age alphabets), and was at least influenced by the alphabetic principles of the Egyptian hieratic script. If correct, nearly all alphabets in the world today either descend directly from this development or were inspired by its design.The most widely used alphabet today is the Latin alphabet. It derives from the Greek, the first true alphabet in that it consistently assigns letters to both consonants and vowels. The Greek alphabet in turn was derived from the Phoenician alphabet, which was anabjad – a system where each symbol usually stands for a consonant.
Pre-historyTwo scripts are well attested from before the end of the fourth millennium BCE: Mesopotamian cuneiform and Egyptian hieroglyphs. Both were well known in the part of the Middle East that produced the first widely used alphabet, the Phoenician. There are signs that cuneiform was developing alphabetic properties in some of the languages it was adapted for, as was seen again later in the Old Persian cuneiform script, but it now appears these developments were a sideline and not ancestral to the alphabet. The Byblos syllabary has suggestive graphic similarities to both hieratic Egyptian and to the Phoenician alphabet, but as the Byblos syllabary is undeciphered, little can be said about its role, if any, in the history of the alphabet.
Obviously Atlanta is younger that ours. As far as our newer logos go, being young during the 90's, I was very into the logos. I paid a lot of attention to them and when they changed. I always wanted the official script A baseball cap that the coaches wore. The old "block A with the elephant steeping through it" was in of course until about 1997-98. It was changed to a variety of different logos.
I have a game program from 98 that shows the main logo as the elephant over the block Alabama script, but it also has several other that were our "secondary" logos as it called them. One of the secondaries was a script A roundel with the older "Atlanta Braves looking A" (which is shown on the link in the above posts) in the middle instead of our current A. This downward swoosh A: looks very similar to that older one from the 90's before the current A with the upward swoosh.
103522 30"If I didn't think you could do it, I wouldn't ask you to try."
Coach Paul Bryant, telling his players of the switch to the wishbone, Fall camp 1971.