Detroit Lions Primary Logo
The Detroit Lions logo is among the most popular and instantly recognizable logos in the history of American football. It has undergone several modifications throughout the years. Lions are used to represent pride, strength, aggression and glory. The Detroit Lions logo contains “Honolulu blue” color which has been influenced by the color of the “stunning” waves that hit the coast of Hawaii.
2017 - Present
The new logo features only subtle changes, replacing the black outline around the lion with a silver one and sharpening the image. A fierce leaping blue lion still has the white then silver outline. A flowing mane and fangs as facial features are added.
2009 - 2016
The fierce leaping blue lion still has the white then black outline. Now has a flowing mane and fangs as facial features are added.
2003 - 2008
In 2003, the team changed the blue outline to a think black trim around the already added white trim to their logo. Still no facial features to the lion.
1970 - 2002
The 1970 logo is the first of the classic blue lion logo, the new blue lion has a white then blue trim. The outline of the lion is standing on his hind legs and has no facial features.
1961 - 1969
In 1961 the logo changed with a new color scheme. A plain white prancing lion with blue outline on a Honolulu Blue and white pinstripe’s backdrop.
1952 - 1960
The original Lions logo featured a red jersey and blue pants football player running with a ferocious brown lion.
1929 - 1933
Wordmark “PORTSMOUTH” in gold with black border and “SPARTANS” in black with a gold border.