Red Wings Alternate Logo Art

I've got Detroit Red Wings concept logos tonight. The first comes from an artist I like who's come up with new marks for the Devils, Predators, Senators, Flyers and last week, the Coyotes.

It's a great piece of artwork, I'm just not entirely sure it's worth considering as a replacement for the Stanley Cup champs' current symbol. That aside, he's got a pretty nice secondary as well.

The last logo I have to share with you is from a different designer. Have a look.

Two more days until ICETHETICS launches. Get excited!

Main | ToHL Up And Running Again »

Reader Comments (23)

The Shoulder Patch logo is wonderful.

Jun 29 · 3:47 PM PDT | Unregistered CommenterSJSharkshooter81

I dont think anything could replace Detroit's logo ever

Jun 29 · 4:13 PM PDT | Unregistered CommenterBrian C

the patch logo would be awesome if they were called the detroit unicorns,,

Jun 29 · 5:01 PM PDT | Unregistered CommenterPascal

The horse must symbolize HorsePower, I believe... which must really suit Detroit well since it's the Motor City... cars, horses, power you get the picture?

Jun 29 · 5:35 PM PDT | Unregistered CommenterSandtrooper

Not a fan, unfortunately. The secondary looks like a red cockroach or something.

Jun 29 · 5:54 PM PDT | Unregistered CommenterWilliam

the first thing that comes to my mind when looking at the secondary logo is the old mobil logo:

Jun 29 · 7:03 PM PDT | Unregistered Commenterresist the machine.

I love the Red Wings logo so much as it is, and like the Avalanche logo, I can't see how you can improve upon it.

However, Sigma Kappa still makes some incredible designs. Even though it's impossible to improve on some curent designs, they're still beautiful to look at.

Jun 29 · 7:35 PM PDT | Unregistered CommenterKsy92003

To make the 1st Concept Perfect, All You Have to do is reverse the logo and make the rounded part of the D Look Like a Tire. It would still look like a D of course.

Jun 29 · 9:19 PM PDT | Unregistered CommenterCurtle

dont mess with detroit..period. its hard to improve on perfection y'know? some good art work tho

Jun 29 · 10:47 PM PDT | Unregistered CommenterDarryl

Great job... Youre a great desiger but no offense... Detroit is a hard team to mess with... anyways... I'm still a huge fan of your work

Jun 30 · 7:04 AM PDT | Unregistered Commentergo sens go

lol sorry for thpost but The first tim I wrote... i didnt see the above one :D

Jun 30 · 7:06 AM PDT | Unregistered Commentergo sens go

The shoulder patch is terrific. I like the flying D too. Good art work. I know that the Red Wings are never going to change, and I don't think they should, but I admire the quality of this work. If Detroit had a minor league team also called the Red Wings, this would be a marvelous look for them. And by no means am I suggesting this is a minor league look. If the Detroit Red Wings were an expansion team, this would work great too.

Jun 30 · 7:07 AM PDT | Unregistered CommenterMichael

That third one is nice - it reminds me of the Detroit Compuware Ambassadors from the OHL.

Jun 30 · 7:56 AM PDT | Unregistered CommenterJames

I really like Sigma Kappa's designs, but no go on any of these. Sorry.

Jun 30 · 10:05 AM PDT | Unregistered CommenterLooking'EmOver3

pascal...doesn't look anything like a unicorn. a unicorn has a horn and no wings. a winged horse is a pegasus.

Jun 30 · 11:41 AM PDT | Unregistered CommenterMichael

The Red Wings are one of my least favourite teams and I really dont like traditional logos too much, but since they are so rich in history, this set of designs doesnt work, it is too modern and i personally dont realy like it. However, the Red Wings, aside from their history, are hard to design for because they have a name that really doesnt give many options and quite frankly, i wouldnt pick as a team name for them. Teams like the Lightning, Flames, Thrashers(not that the bird is feared, but it sounds cool) or Hurricanes, just to name a few, sound like names for teams that you should be afraid of. However, names like Ducks, Maple Leafs, Blues and Red Wings wouldnt make me run away if I knew zippo about hockey. After all, the Wings are really good and a fan with any knowledge of hockey knows that the Wings are really, really good (unlike the Leafs).

Jun 30 · 11:45 AM PDT | Unregistered CommenterBryan

The artist that created that first red wings logo (the D with the wing) had the right concept but wasnt really thinking. The "D" would be flying backwards if the wing were attached to it that way. The wing should be coming off the other side of the "D", otherwise it just looks stupid!

Jun 30 · 11:57 AM PDT | Unregistered Commenterdsandler77

I like most of this guy's work. This, not so much.

Jun 30 · 1:20 PM PDT | Unregistered CommenterJason

yeah, the wing is look backwards on the D. i'd like to see this with the wing reversed or with a modern wheel rather than a d.

Jun 30 · 2:00 PM PDT | Unregistered CommenterMichael

The pegasus version would have worked great in the '90s when the Pistons had rebranded their look and logo (unfortunately to the trendy color of teal at the time). The presence of the horse in the Pistons' logo would have made a nice analog to this version for the Wings to create a sort of united partnership between the sports teams of the city like how, purposely or inadvertently, the teams in Texas make use of the Lone Star in their logos. It creates a sort of consistency that's kinda' neat to think about.

Jul 7 · 10:34 AM PDT | Unregistered CommenterRome

I didn't think to change the future logos as artist's ideas but better wait in the future as Detriot Redwings breaks the stanley cup champions over Montrel Canidians records (most stanley cups) I love the way of this Detroit Redwings' logo as for now!

Jun 3 · 6:54 PM PDT | Unregistered CommenterRedwings' fan

I didn't think to change the future logos as artist's ideas but better wait in the future as Detriot Redwings breaks the stanley cup champions over Montrel Canidians records (most stanley cups) I love the way of this Detroit Redwings' logo as for now!

Jun 3 · 6:56 PM PDT | Unregistered CommenterRedwings' fan

the shoulder patch is alright........ i still they shouldnt change the logo tho.....

Jan 7 · 5:49 AM PST | Unregistered CommenterDillo2

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
All HTML will be escaped. Textile formatting is allowed.