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Phil Bissell

Cartoonist

Boston Globe

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Boston, Massachusetts,02125

United States

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The Boston Globe is wholly owned by The New York Times Company, a leading media company with 2010 revenues of $2.4 billion, and includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, 15 other daily newspapers and more than 50 Web site...more

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Employment History

Creator

New England Patriots


Creator

Pat Patriot


Artist

Boston Globe


Affiliations

TED WILLIAMS..... 50th Anniversary T-Shirt

Founder


Boston Red Sox..... 50th Anniversary T-Shirt

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SmartbombSuper Logo Bowl: The Design History Of The Patriots and Seahawks - Smartbomb

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Pat Patriot was designed in 1960 by Phil Bissell, a cartoonist for the Boston Globe who drew Pat after a vote in the paper resulted in Boston's new football team being christened the 'Boston Patriots.' The nascent Patriots brand didn't have many official materials at that point, and then team owner Billy Sullivan paid Bissell $100 to "let us use it for a year on our stationary," according to Boston's News 10.
Pat Patriot was designed in 1960 by Phil Bissell, a cartoonist for the Boston Globe who drew Pat after a vote in the paper resulted in Boston's new football team being christened the 'Boston Patriots.' The nascent Patriots brand didn't have many official materials at that point, and then team owner Billy Sullivan paid Bissell $100 to "let us use it for a year on our stationary," according to Boston's News 10. From 1961 to 1965, Pat adorned jerseys, pendants, and other Patriots merchandise pretty much exactly as Bissell had drawn him. But despite the inauspicious beginnings, no part of Pat's design was unconsidered, as Bissell recounted to News 10: When designing Pat, Bissell recalled what the cartoon would need to make the perfect design. "He's got to be tough. He's got to get in the trenches and dig. That's why, if you notice, his hands are all grimy-because he's dug. He doesn't have nice little white gloves on like Elvis," said Bissell. 3041229-inline-pats-1961 But Bissell had drawn Pat very much in the style of a newspaper cartoon. With his clownish white face, pinpoint eyes, and cockeyed grin, Pat wouldn't have looked out of place in a L'il Abner comic. So in 1965, the Patriots logo was redrawn in-house to make him look a little less like he'd just leaped off the comics page: his outfit was redrawn to feature more detail, his face became more realistic, and his flesh was colored in. Phil Bissell was just a cartoonist when he designed the Pats logo in 1960 for $100. Micéal Chamberlain was just the owner's son-in-law looking to make his job easier when he did the same thing in 1979.


The Birth of Pat Patriot now open | The Hall at Patriot Place

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The exhibit focuses on cartoonist Phil Bissell's creation of the original Pat Patriot logo and his many drawings used on Patriots game programs throughout the 1960s.
"Phil Bissell created such an iconic figure and while the original drawing has been tweaked over the years to form what is the current version of Pat, it all started with Bissell's original drawing back in 1960." Bissell, who was a cartoonist for the Boston Globe, created the original Pat drawing for the Globe. Upon seeing the drawing in publication, Patriots owner Billy Sullivan reached out to Bissell to secure the revolutionary soldier hiking a football as the team's logo. "Phil is an iconic figure himself," Morry added. Bissell created the game program covers for several years using humor and creativity to create original artwork. He recently published the book Patspa, in which he shares the story about how he became a cartoonist and created Pat.


Exhibits | The Hall at Patriot Place

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Our new exhibit in the changing gallery looks at the Birth of Pat Patriot and its creator, artist/cartoonist Phil Bissell.
Bissell created the original Pa Patriot logo in 1959 for the Boston Globe.


Patriots History | The Hall at Patriot Place

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Shortly after the franchise name was chosen, Boston Globe artist Phil Bissell drew a cartoon of a Minuteman preparing to snap a football and owner Sullivan liked the drawing so much that he selected "Pat Patriot" as the team logo.
On April 1, 1960, Boston University Field - the former home of the Boston Braves - was selected as the first home of the Boston Patriots.


What's in a Nickname? The Origins of All 32 NFL Team Names | Mental Floss

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"Pat Patriot," the cartoon of a Minuteman preparing to snap a football drawn by the Boston Globe's Phil Bissell, was chosen as the team's logo soon after.


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