The history of Nike's original logo is well known. Coming off the Blue Ribbon Sports days, co-founder Phil Knight's newly named Nike needed an official mark. Portland State University graphic design student Carolyn Davidson created the Swoosh, originally dubbed the Stripe when it was created in 1971. With Nike script lettering beneath, the combo held steady until 1976, when Nike changed the font to Futura, which remains today. The only other change to the logo came in 1995, when Nike dropped the lettering altogether and switched the "warm red" to orange, the color of the brand today.