Red Wings Wordmark Logo
The Detroit Red Wings have a long and storied history, dating back to 1926 when the team was founded. Throughout their many years in the NHL, they have had several different logos and wordmarks that help to represent their franchise. The most recognizable of these is undoubtedly the iconic winged wheel logo which has become synonymous with hockey in Detroit.
The first iteration of this logo appeared on jerseys during the 1932-33 season as a simple red letter “D” with wings attached to each side. This version would remain unchanged until 1948, when it was updated slightly by adding an outline around both letters and some shading within them for added depth and texture. In 1952, two more changes were made: a white circle was added behind both letters to create a rounded shape; additionally, two crossed hockey sticks were placed beneath them for further symbolism of sportsmanship between teams playing against one another on ice rinks across North America - thus creating what we now know today as "the Winged Wheel."
Modern versions feature minor alterations such as sharper edges or brighter colors. Still, it remains true to its original design from over 80 years ago - making it one of the oldest continuously used logos in professional sports and popular culture worldwide! As such, this beloved symbol serves as a reminder of Detroit's deep hockey heritage and a source of pride for all who've been lucky enough to call themselves members of the Red Wings family over the years!
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Single lined wordmark “Detroit Red Wings” in red classic script.Font: TC Bookman Bold and ITC Bookman Bold Swash by Edward Benguiat