Detroit Pistons Primary Logo
Detroit Pistons Primary Logo History
The Pistons have a long history in the NBA and have a blue collar work ethic much like the city itself. The Pistons logo has gone through a few changes over its life with 9 different logos in it's history, with 5 logos as the classic Piston's basketball logo. The cool Piston logo design in 1997 with the flaming horse and the tailpipes on top of a basketball, has a lot of creativity and brings in the city major industry of car making into the logo.
Detroit Pistons Primary Logo
2006 - Present
The current logo consists of a red basketball and tie in the colors of America. The current configuration of the red ball with the blue-and-white accents and the customized font with that has “DETROIT” a bit more understated than “PISTONS” inside the ball.
Detroit Pistons Primary Logo 2002 – 2005
2002 - 2005
In 2002 the logo stayed the same with only color changes. The colors of blue, red and navy blue now dominate the logo.
Detroit Pistons Primary Logo 1997 – 2001
1997 - 2001
In keeping up with the latest fashion trends, the Pistons changed their team colors to teal, black, yellow and red during the summer of 1996. The new logo features a horse’s head and flaming mane, represented “horse power,” holding consistent with Detroit’s automotive theme. A wordmark “PISTONS” in white with black and teal trim and “DETROIT” in white at the bottom.
Detroit Pistons Primary Logo 1980 – 1996
1980 - 1996
The next design of the basketball logo for the Pistons changed the basketball to a solid red with white outline. The wordmark “DETROIT PISTONS” in white and in the center of the basketball. The red basketball is enclosed with a blue ring.
Detroit Pistons Primary Logo 1976 – 1979
1976 - 1979
The Pistons altered the basketball logo from 1972, the outline of the basketball is now a thicker blue outline and font or lettering is solid orange. The wordmark “DETROIT PISTONS” and “NBA” below in orange.
Detroit Pistons Primary Logo 1972 – 1975
1972 - 1975
In 1972 the Piston’s logo carried over from 1958 with the design and color. However, the bottom wordmark “NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSN.” was removed.
Detroit Pistons Primary Logo 1958 – 1971
1958 - 1971
The move to Detroit, a new logo was created to a simple basketball design in blue with an outline font wordmark “DETROIT PISTONS” in orange and “BASKETBALL CLUB” below in solid orange. The bottom wordmark is “NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSN.” in blue.
Ft. Wayne Pistons Final Logo 1948 – 1957
Ft. Wayne Pistons
1948 - 1957
A new redesign of the animated piston basketball player dribbling a brown basketball. The grey basketball player has “Z” on his chest in red.
Ft. Wayne Zollner Pistons Final Logo 1941 – 1947
Ft. Wayne Zollner Pistons
1941 - 1947
The Piston’s first logo was an animated character running and going up for a layup, built entirely from the automotive components or pistons all in the color red.