Legendary Inexperienced Bay artist John Michael Gordon died surrounded by his household on the age of 83 on Saturday after battling Alzheimer’s illness, in response to his obituary.
Gordon, a beloved artist and artwork instructor was maybe finest recognized for his contributions to America’s hottest sport, in response to the obituary. (RELATED: Former Tremendous Bowl Champion Dies In Aircraft Crash)
As a younger pupil at St. Norbert School in 1961, Gordon was provided an opportunity to depart his mark on historical past.
Gordon was requested to craft the Packers new emblem whereas working as an assistant to the Inexperienced Bay Packers’ gear supervisor Gerald Braisher, a person generally known as “Dad.”
“Dad got here down from his assembly with [Vince] Lombardi with a bit of paper in his hand,” Gordon mentioned in a 2013 interview. “And he mentioned that Lombardi desires a emblem, I’m undecided what the phrases have been, however he desires a emblem and it’s going to be a ‘G’ in a soccer form,” Gordon mentioned.
Twenty-four hours later Brashier took the design to Lombardi “and it was instantly OK’d,” Gordon mentioned.
The soccer form has been modified and reworked right into a circle, however the authentic G has stood the take a look at of time.
“To place the G on the soccer form was an announcement that the Inexperienced Bay Packers would dominate the sport, and that very same period they started that domination,” Gordon mentioned.
Gordon’s contribution led to his title and authentic sketch being displayed on the Packers Corridor of Fame, ESPN reported.
The enduring G emblem has now been replicated by a lot of extremely recognizable sporting franchises together with the College of Georgia Bulldogs and highschool soccer powerhouse Bishop Gorman.