A blog dedicated to the logos and uniforms of the Minnesota Wild

Friday, December 31, 2010

Final Entry...

...as far as I know anyway. I don't anticipate any more being sent in. Anyway, the final entry comes from...me! I don't have much to say, I hope you like it.

Voting will be set up shortly. Please vote for the design you think is the best.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Another Entry

Tex sent in his entry for the North Stars contest. It has a nice balance of colors, I love the green jersey.

I will keep this open until the end of the year, and then on the 1st of January I will set up the voting system.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

More North Stars!

The second contest entry comes from Ryan at Hockey Jersey Concepts. He did a great job modernizing the North Stars classic look. He even included a black alternate jersey. Great job!

PS- Once all of the entries are posted, be sure to vote for you favorite!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

1st Contest Entry

The first entry for the North Stars contest comes from Goal Line Design. He used a nice, simple design and the 3D N logo. Green and yellow looking good!

Northern Inspiration

Goal Line Design put together a concept for the Wild based strongly on the old Minnesota North Stars uniforms. The old striping design has been updated in Wild colors, and the circle logo is the crest. I think this is a nice tribute to the North Stars, great job!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Back In My Day...(Part 1)

While celebrating the 50th post of Wild About Design, I took a look at the past. How this blog came about, and how the Wild's look came to be. Let's take a history lesson, shall we?

The Interest is Born

Back in the summer of 2007, Reebok Edge jerseys took over the NHL. When I found out my favorite team, the Minnesota Wild, of course, might be getting new jerseys, I started to pay attention. People were speculating that the Wild would make some changes to their uniforms, possible making the red alternate the home jersey. People started whipping up designs and posted them about.

Then, an image was leaked. It was that of the shoulder/collar area of a red jersey, supposedly the Wild's new home jersey.

At this point, my interest was growing rapidly. A short time later, the Wild's official website announced the new jerseys would be unveiled on September 7th.

I couldn't wait. More concepts popped up, each claiming they knew what was coming.

Another image was leaked, giving fans a good look at the new home jersey.

Finally, the new jerseys were unveiled. And they remain today.

It was the excitement surrounding the whole deal that got me hooked. I started looking into these sort of things all the time. Stick around for Part 2 of my story to hear how Wild About Design was born.

50 Posts!

It's time to celebrate! This is the 50th Post at Wild About Design. I have enjoyed running this blog and I hope you all have enjoyed visiting it. Thanks to everyone who has contributed. Hopefully the contribution will continue.

I hope to have a few posts soon about history and such. Stay tuned!

Saturday, December 18, 2010


We are having a contest! Please send in your entries at wildaboutdesign@hotmail.com.

Minnesota North Stars Contest

The task is simple: design the uniforms of the Minnesota North Stars if they were to enter the NHL today. All entries must include a home and road jersey. Alternate jerseys and extra equipment (helmets, pants, gloves, socks) are optional. You can do whatever you want, have fun!

Green and Wheat

Goal Line Design sent in a new concept for a home and road jersey for the Wild. The jerseys are green and wheat, both following an old-school theme, similar to Minnesota's current home uniforms. Excellent work! Also, be sure to check out what's going on at Goal Line Design.

Stripes: Part 2

Last Monday I posted a concept from Tex, a green jersey with red and wheat stripes. Well, he also made a wheat version! Once again, great work. I love how the green and red stripes look together.

Monday, December 13, 2010


Tex recently sent in a cool concept for the Wild. It is a green jersey with the primary logo. The unique part is the stripes. Alternating red and wheat stripes on the sleeves and waist really give this concept a old-time feel. Don't forget the 10th Anniversary patch!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December Wallpaper!

It's December! That means it's time for the new wallpaper, straight from the official site of the Minnesota Wild.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Nice and Simple

Today's concept gives us a look at a clean, simple design for the Wild. Adam, originally known as Goalieman40, modified the current 3rd jersey, with the circle logo as the crest. He made a matching white version to go with. As Adam says, "A simplified look for those who think of Christmas and don't like it!" Nice work. I must say, the circle logo looks great with that striping design.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Real Deal

Last Sunday, I told you about Jose Theodore's new temporary mask. Well, the real one is complete. The new mask features a 3D-looking primary logo, with the 10th Anniversary logo on the sides. Also, the old Wild wordmark is on the front. I kinda like it!

Thanks to Carol for sending in the information and pictures. Be sure to check out this awesome blog!

November Wallpaper

Looks like they are using the same design as last month. Every month the same?

Sunday, October 31, 2010

3rd Jersey Schedule

The Wild's 3rd jersey schedule has been released. The games in which they shall be worn are as follows:

Sat., Oct. 16 - vs Columbus
Mon., Oct. 25 - vs Los Angeles
Tue., Nov. 2 - vs San Jose
Wed., Nov. 17 - vs Anaheim
Fri., Nov. 26 - vs Nashville
Thu., Dec. 16 - vs Ottawa
Sun., Dec. 26 - vs Detroit
Sun., Jan. 2 - vs Phoenix
Sun., Jan. 16 - vs Vancouver
Sat., Feb. 12 - vs St. Louis
Sun., Feb. 20 - vs Detroit
Mon., Feb. 28 - vs Chicago
Tue., Mar. 8 - vs Colorado
Sun., Mar. 20 - vs Montreal
Tue., Mar. 22 - vs Toronto
Sat., Apr. 2 - vs Tampa Bay

Enough Logos?

Goalie Jose Theodore recently joined the Wild. Most goalies get a new mask design to match their new team. Theodore planned to do the same. However, his new mask wasn't ready in time, so he had to improvise. That is how he came up with the logo-covered mask seen above. Looks like he got enough logos on there...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Matching the Road

In most concepts, we see a jersey design that matches the Wild's current home jersey, and sometimes the alternate. We rarely see a concept using the current road jersey as inspiration. This concept from Goal Line Design does just that. The road jersey receives a few small changes, with a red home jersey being based off of that. Everything is tied together quite nicely, nice job!

Keep sending in your concepts everyone!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

October Wallpaper!

The desktop wallpaper for October 2010 is here. Thanks to the official website of the Minnesota Wild.

It Has Begun

The 2010/2011 NHL season is here! The Minnesota Wild opened today against the Carolina Hurricanes in Helsinki. But I'm not here to tell you about the game. Rather, I have two bits of logo/uniform related news to share with you. First off, the Wild wore special patches for the game. The 2010 NHL Premiere Logo was on the right chest for both teams today.

Also, the Wild did something different with their helmets today. They wore the 3rd jersey helmets with their home jerseys. Hopefully, this is a permanent move. The script logo replaces the circle logo on the green helmets. I did the same thing in my NHL 2012 project, and I really hope the Wild stick with this.

Enjoy the NHL season!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

NHL 2012: Minnesota Wild

For those of you that don't know, I have been working on an NHL concept project for the past few months. It is NHL 2012. NHL 2012 is a project I put together that takes a look at how teams might look in a few years. I have done a lot of research on NHL uniform trends and marketing over the years, as well as gathered information about possible upcoming changes for this project. In time for the 2012 NHL season, the league expands it's rules to allow teams to have a 4th jersey. This is mostly for marketing purposes. There are several new trends and fads introduced during the next few years, things like wordmarks on the hems of jerseys and other little things like that.

Anyway, I have been posting the teams alphabetically, and I recently got to Minnesota. Naturally, I thought I should post it here. Enjoy!

To find the rest of my NHL 2012 project, copy and paste this link into your browser:



Minnesota Wild

2011: For the Wild's 10th season, the teams comes out in new home and road uniforms. And guess what, they are matching! The red jersey has been modified, and a wheat version is created for the road. The green jersey remains the alternate.

2012: The Wild decide to "go green" and make their alternate jersey their home jersey. A matching white version is also introduced for the road. The alternate wheat jersey ends up being worn several times at home, with the road team wearing their dark jerseys. It is also worn often on the road, almost as much as the designated road jersey.



Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Changes Are Here

On Saturday, January 30th, 2010, I told you all of some possible changes to the Wild's uniforms. Well, preseason hockey has begun, and those changes have indeed taken place. The first thing I said was that the Wild would be wearing different pants. Actually, they would just wear the alternate, stripe-less pants full time. And I was correct.

Here are last year's pants for comparison:

I also spoke of possible changes to the road jersey. And changes have been made. The old shoulder patches have been removed. They have been replaced with an odd rectangular patch with the new wordmark inside.

I think they look awful. I don't mind the wordmark itself, but the rectangular patch is bad. Perhaps they are preparing for an all-new road jersey? One can only hope.

The original Wild wordmark has now been completely phased out. Say good-bye to the first Wild logo ever...

And finally, it appears the 10th Anniversary patch is only being worn on the alternate jerseys. Darn, I wanted to see it on all 3.

So, there you have it. That is basically your uniform season preview.