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50 company logos, then and now

Stacker Logo By Madison Troyer of Stacker | Slide 2 of 101: Originally founded in 1964 by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight as Blue Ribbon Sports, the company was renamed Nike Inc. in 1971. Named after the Greek goddess of victory, the label is famous for its waffle-soled running shoes, which were originally made on a waffle iron. The original logo was designed by Portland State University student Carolyn Davidson who was paid $35 (approximately $200 today) for her work.

Nike: then

Originally founded in 1964 by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight as Blue Ribbon Sports, the company was renamed Nike Inc. in 1971. Named after the Greek goddess of victory, the label is famous for its waffle-soled running shoes, which were originally made on a waffle iron. The original logo was designed by Portland State University student Carolyn Davidson who was paid $35 (approximately $200 today) for her work.

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