Whalers Primary Logo
The Hartford Whalers were a professional hockey team that played in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1979 to 1997. The primary logo of the Whalers was an iconic symbol of their presence in Connecticut and throughout the NHL. It featured a blue “W” with green trim, set against a white background - which represented both their home state's colors as well as those of Harvard University, where they had originally been based before relocating to Hartford.
The original design for this logo was created by graphic designer Ray Bozak and first appeared on uniforms during the 1979-1980 season when they joined the NHL after being part of the World Hockey Association since 1972. The logo underwent some changes over time; for example, it has changed its color scheme several times from blue/green/white to black/red/silver back again to its classic look – but overall it still retained its recognizable shape and style elements such as two curved lines forming an abstract whale tail at bottom section or letter “W” itself resembling one side profile view on same animal species head silhouette above them all together making up main emblem composition conceptually speaking here too then obviously enough standing out there prominently representing team identity visually wise either way also no doubt about that much right away already sure thing indeed!
Despite leaving Connecticut due to relocation into the North Carolina area afterward becoming known now officially under a new name - the Carolina Hurricanes franchise instead formally still though former Hartford Whalers fans keep remembering the old days fondly through wearing apparel featuring the beloved traditional club crest even today while others supporters simply admire the vintage sports logos designs like this one nowadays just because these are often considered great examples artistry within field graphic arts industry actually having said so all around really too yeah… In conclusion, we can say: the history behind the famous primary mark used by once upon time existing ice hockey organization called "Hartford Whalers" is truly remarkable not only because of how long endured such visual representation remained unchanged but also what kind of impact made upon the people who followed squad throughout years gone past ever since very beginning until end sadly eventually yet nevertheless memorable forevermore without any doubts whatsoever!
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1993 - 1997
In 1993 the Whalers made some modern changes to their final logo. A grey background was added that also became the thick border. The darker green “W” now has a white trim and the darker blue whale tale also has white trim.
1980 - 1992
The green “W” remained to keep a connection to the team’s past, but a blue whale tail was introduced. The combination of the two formed a not instantly noticeable white “H” for Hartford in the white space.