Thursday, June 28, 2007

Red Wings vs Flames


The Aesthetics
For excellent use of color and simplicity over detail, this point goes happily to the Flames. The Red Wings could use a contemporary update to what is becoming a stale logo. Detroit fans, please don't lynch me. You know it's true.

The Nickname
Fire burns just about everything — even Red Wings would go up in Flames. End of story.

The Analysis
This is where the Red Wings logo can take the point. I really like the wheel attached to the wing. It shows a connection to the team's home city of Detroit. The Flames logo is top-notch, no doubt, but what in it symbolizes Calgary aside from the "C" which could symbolize any city whose name started with that letter? Maybe next time.
Red Wings




jthubble said...

Ok. As a Wings fan, I must comment. This only relates to the fact that you stated the Wings and their "stale" logo. How 'bout the Habs? The same logo for the better part of a century. Doesn't exactly scream bakery fresh.

Chris said...

I wish I knew what to tell you here. I also wish there was a more objective way of doing this. I should have a disclaimer that says the nonsense I come up with can't be held against me.

Having said that, while I'm well aware of the Canadiens long-lasting logo, if you really look at what they wore way back when compared with now you'll see updates and modernizations that aren't as common the Red Wings logo today — if that makes any sense whatsoever.

Again, thanks for the comment and I hope you keep reading, despite my incoherence!

Anonymous said...

As someone who has lived in Calgary for 12 years, the flaming C is a rallying banner for bandwagon-jumping 'fans' citywide, and hence is a source of unrivaled hatred within me. People seem to get 'stale' confused with the if-it-isn't-broke-don't-fix-it rule. Otherwise you'll wind up with treasures like...well, the Flame's horsehead jersey. Blerk.

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