The logo maker who worked on the Dallas Cowboys’ logo in the 1960s and 1970s died Friday.
Jim “Jim” Stearns, who had been a graphic designer and director of graphics at the team since 1973, died at his home in West Dallas.
Stearns was 92.
Stears was best known for designing the Cowboys’ iconic logo in 1963, the team’s first season.
That logo has been used for more than a decade.
Sterens designed a number of other logos for other NFL teams, including the New York Giants, Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots.
Stears’ family released a statement through the Cowboys organization Friday afternoon.
The family asks for privacy during this difficult time.
Our thoughts are with Jim’s wife and children.
The Cowboys will honor Jim with a new jersey design, with a date of September 6, which is his 72nd birthday, according to a release from the team.
The team said it will honor Stearn by honoring his legacy by honoring the logo maker’s legacy through an official jersey design.
Stears’ logo was featured on the 1964, 1965 and 1966 Dallas Cowboys uniforms.
In a statement, the Dallas Stars said Stearnes was the only Dallas Cowboys employee to work on their logo and “is credited with leading the design process, which led to the creation of our logo in 1965.”