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Tampa Bay Lightning Logo

Tampa Bay Lightning logo and symbol, meaning, history, PNG

  • Download PNG Tampa Bay Lightning Logo PNG While the logo of the ice hockey team Tampa Bay has changed its overall look not less than four times, its main symbol – a lightning bolt inside a circle frame – has been the same ever since it was introduced more than 25 years ago.
  • The official logo version was introduced in 1992 and since then has never been changed, just slightly modernized and refined, keeping the original cold, freshness, and sharpness.
  • 1992 — 2001 The initial logo was designed for Tampa Bay Lightning by Phil Esposito and boasted a monochrome and blue composition, consisting of a circular badge with an enlarged white and black lightning bolt on it and blue lettering on top and bottom lines.
  • The upper part of the inscription, “Tampa Bay”, was written in a bold outlines cursive, while the “Lightning” on the bottom was executed in a narrowed and italicized sans-serif font.
  • 2001 — 2007 The redesign of 2001 only refined the inner, blue, lines of the wordmark by making them thinner and the white part of the outline a bit wider, which made the whole inscription brighter and more readable.
  • The blue color of the team’s visual identity palette was a bit muted and became more confident and professional.
  • 2007 — 2011 The first serious redesign of the Tampa Bay Lightning logo was held in 2007, bringing sharper lines and a modern inscription, which was now composed of only the “Tampa Bay” line, placed on the upper part of the circle with a flash of lightning, executed in blue.
  • The blue color was added to the lightning bolt itself, replacing the thick black shadow from the previous versions.
  • The text became more legible as the script font was replaced by a traditional typeface.
  • The lightning and its shadow were modified in a way that made it look as if it was slightly turned.
  • The outline grew bolder, while the shadow of the lightning became dark blue.
  • In fact, this logo was a result of a long search for a new brand identity.
  • Font The primary Tampa Bay Lightning logo doesn’t contain any letters, but the team has an extended version of the logo with the words “Tampa Bay” in white capitals.
  • Color The team calls the shade of blue used on its logo Tampa Bay Blue.

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