The Nike logo is meant to suggest movement, because it represents the wings of the Greek goddess of victory, Nike. The iconic "swoosh" was designed in 1971 by Portland State University student Carolyn Davidson, who was h... More »

Carolyn Davidson was a student at Portland State University when Nike founder Phil Knight offered her $2 per hour to do graphic design work for his company. Davidson billed $35 for the Swoosh design project, which is a c... More » Business & Finance Business Resources Advertising

The lettering in the Nike logo was created custom for the brand, but the Futura font is very similar. With minor adjustments to the "N" and the "K," the Futura Condensed Extra Black font by Paul Renner looks almost ident... More »

The Nike Company name has its origins in Greek mythology and is named for Nike, the Greek goddess of victory. The goddess Nike is also known for her traits of swift running and flying. Nike company founders first used th... More »

Nike, a sportswear company, gets its name from Nike, the Greek goddess of victory. Nike was a winged goddess, and the Nike logo also features wings. More »

The Winged Victory of Samothrace is an 18-foot-tall sculpture of Nike, the winged Greek goddess of victory standing on the prow of a ship, seeming to move forward swiftly. The sculpture is comprised of a woman's torso co... More » Art & Literature Fine Art

The company name "Nike" is not actually an acronym, but is instead named after the goddess of victory in Greek mythology. The company was founded in 1964, and it was originally called Blue Ribbon Sports, but they changed... More »