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

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Number 5

Our 5th entry in the Est. 1967 contest comes from Glen. His uses red, white, and green, with a circle logo as the crest. The old school M is used inside the logo. The jersey design features contrasting sleeve areas and simple striping. Who knows, this design may set up a 3rd jersey or 2 in the future (wink wink).

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Entry #4

Our 4th entry in the Est. 1967 contest comes from Goal Line Design. His jerseys use red, white, and green and a simple striping design. The logo uses a tree to complete the W, a very retro logo. Great job! I will continue to accept submissions until at least Sunday. Voting will probably begin February 1st, but we will see.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Retro State of Hockey

The 3rd entry in the Est. 1967 contest comes from Tex. His design emphasizes green and wheat, with red used as an accent color. Diagonal wordmarks adorn both jerseys, Wild on the green and Minnesota on the wheat. The simple striping pattern features "Wild" on the sleeve stripes and "State of Hockey" on the inside collar. Since Tex's jerseys use wordmarks, he created a separate primary logo. It is a circular logo with the state of Minnesota and a star inside. It is based off of the old Penguins logo from 1968. Nice details! Keep the entries coming everyone!

More 1960's!

Our second entry for the Est. 1967 contest comes from gsn93. This concept uses green, red, and gold (yellow) on the jerseys, and wheat in the logo. The jerseys feature a basic striping pattern and block numbers. The logo is a very 60's MW/nature scene idea. I think it looks pretty cool. I would also like to thank gsn93 for participating here at Wild About Design, we hope to see more from you in the future!

First Entry

The first entry I am posting for the Est. 1967 contest comes from Ryan at Hockey Jersey Concepts. His design uses red, white, and green, and has a very old-school feel to it. The logo is an MW in white. Simple block numerals and a simple striping design. Very 1960's hockey indeed. More entries to come!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

This Day in History

On this day, January 22, in 1998, the NHL's Minnesota franchise selected the name 'Wild'. The Minnesota Wild would begin play in the 2000/2001 NHL season.

Here are a few excerpts from articles written around the time of the unveiling:

Nice touch, the new Minnesota franchise calling a news conference to unveil its new name — Wild — and logo and including Neal Broten in the ceremony. If anyone has done more for hockey in Minnesota than Broten, name him.

But on to the logo, described as iron range red, forest green, harvest gold and Minnesota wheat. Was Minnesota wheat in your box of Crayolas? The Wild, by the way, beat out the Polars, Voyageurs and Blue Ox in fan balloting.

Excerpt from article published in Deseret News

When Minnesota's NHL expansion franchise announced in January 1998 that it would be called the Wild, the obvious question was, "What's a 'Wild?'" The team's response: "Whatever you want it to be."

The Wild's home sweater, unveiled Thursday at the Roseville Skating Center, is dominated by the head of a beast that might be a bear. Or maybe it's a mountain lion? A wolf? A very angry gopher? Who really knows?

And again, that's precisely the point.

"It's a wild picture," chief executive officer Jac Sperling explained. "People will see what they want to see. It's intended to be a wild animal."

Excerpt from article published in Star Tribune

Pretty cool!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Contest #2!

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

Est. 1967

The year is 1967. The NHL has announced it will expand, adding six new markets to the Original Six teams. Minnesota has been chosen as one of the new markets. Rather than naming the team the North Stars, they go with the Minnesota Wild. Your task is to create an identity for this new team. Required elements include a primary logo and a home and road jersey. Everything else is optional. Remember, it is 1967!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

A Wild Winter Classic Jersey

Today's concept comes from Burke. It is a design for a possible 2012 winter classic. It incorporates the Oregon Wing pattern for their football uniforms, among other aspects. Burke says the back view isn't finished but you can get the idea. There are many elements that would make this jersey unique, I love the star above the back numbers.

NHL Guardian Project: The Wild

Today The Wild was released as part of the NHL Guardian Project. More info...here.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

And the Winner is...

...me? I feel bad winning my own contest, but I thank those that voted for me. Congratulations to myself I guess, and to Ryan, who came in 2nd place. I would like to thank everyone that participated, whether you had an entry or voted. The amount of votes was great, and there is a good deal of interest in future contests so stay tuned.

Final Results:

1. Bmac...10
2. Ryan...6
3. Goal Line Design...4
4. Tex...3

Thanks for participating.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Voting & Future Contests

Voting for the North Stars contest ends Friday evening. If you have not yet voted, please take a second to do so! Thank you to all that have contributed and voted so far.

There has been interest in more contests in the future. I have a few ideas in mind, but I could always use more. What contest to you want Wild About Design to have? Post here or email wildaboutdesign@hotmail.com with ideas.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

January Wallpaper

It's a day late, but here is this month's official desktop wallpaper, straight from the Minnesota Wild's official website. Happy New Year!