The Chicago Blackhawks is one of six original teams competing in the American NHL. Blackhawks are the members of the Western Conference of NHL, too. In the list of the club’s winnings, along with many other ones, are six championships of Stanley Cup. The main arena where the team plays is the United Center.
Who owns Chicago Blackhawks? The club is owned by the Wirtz Corporation. In turn, it’s mostly managed by William Wirtz.
The sports club was formed mostly from the soldiers of the US Armed Forces’ 86th infantry division, which, in turn, is named after a Native American Leader, Black Hawk. Years after the war was over, in 1926 its veteran Frederic McLaughlin decided to create an ice hockey club and called it after the nick of his division.
1926 – 1935
The initial logo featured the image of the head of a Native American, depicted in profile and incorporated in the circle with the team’s name on it. The logo is primarily red, while the features are highlighted with white lines.
1935 – 1937
In 1935, they decided to experiment. The following logotype featured the same face, drawn on the black circle, but that time the skin and the hair of the Black Hawk’s head gained the red and beige colors respectively. As for the other elements such as inscription and circle, so they weren’t modified at all.
1937 – 1941
The 1937 logo featured the familiar head on the white background for contrast.
1941 – 1955
This logo combined parts of all the previous logotypes. For example, the face of the Native American became suntan-colored, and his hair was black-and-green. As for the other elements, so, the inscription gained a bolder font with fewer gaps between letters, and the contour line of the circle became red.
1955 – 1957
These changes affected the inner circle, which was now outlined with red, as well as the man, whose face got longer and full of tattoos. The hair color was also turned to the black-and-yellow style and gained the multicolored feathers.
1957 – 1965
The 1957 brand emblem was the last to have a circular background. It depicted the familiar head, but the face was even longer than it was previously. The feathers from the previous logos gained a new ornament. As for the circle, so that time it was depicted in the full black color with the red lines.
1965 – 1989
The next logo featured only the head of the iconic Native American. Again, it had another shape, and the new look of the distinctive marks on the face and hair. The feathers also gained a new, but still curious ornament and shape.
1989 – 1996
One more redesign of the brand logo consisted of a brighter color and another shape of the liveries and lines on the face and hair. Somewhere they became bolder, somewhere thinner. In general, the new trademark of the team didn’t get major changes.
1996 – 1999
One more time the restlessness of the brand designers won, and one more time they changed the team’s brand mark. The only change, though, was making the skin’s color dark brown.
1999 – today
The 1999 logo was slightly brightened on the background of the previous logo.
The Chicago Blackhawks helmet history begins in 1981. That time, the helmet of the team had the typical form-factor of the white or black colors, without any special details. In 1996, the designers added the logo on the side of the helmet. Later on, they also decided to add a plastic protective glass.
The initial team uniform was the black pants and the white jersey with strips and logo on it. Time passed, and the brand designers played with the uniform design almost every year. The recent uniforms have three variants: red-white with the black lines, black-and-white and the white.
Chicago Blackhawks Colors
PANTONE: PMS 186 C
HEX COLOR: #CF0A2C;
PANTONE: PMS 165 C
HEX COLOR: #FF671B;
PANTONE: PMS 348 C
HEX COLOR: #00833E;
PANTONE: 109 C
HEX COLOR: #FFD100;
PANTONE: PMS 131 C
HEX COLOR: #D18A00;
PANTONE: PMS 2747
HEX COLOR: #001970;
HEX COLOR: #000000;
HEX COLOR: #FFFFFF;