Storm Logos

The Manchester Storm logo evolved over the years into what was one of the most recognisable images in UK hockey.

Our first view of the logo was at  the launch of the team in 1995.  A simple hockey mask and lightning flashes

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Season two saw a minor amendment with enhanced lightning flashes

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It is worth pointing out at this time that the colouring of “Manchester” and the background “diamond” do vary online from various purples right through to blue.   This is mostly down to the way they were scanned in with old technology, converted from one format to another and/or the way the master eps file were rendered!

The enhanced lightning flash logo can be seen on videos and merchandise as well as team promotional material.  Here’s the puck artwork of the timepuck_1

2001 saw a change to the artwork with a meaner and more sophisticated logo that came in four versions;

Landscape yellow
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Landscape white
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Portrait yellow
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and portrait white

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You’ll often see the above four logos with the “2001” digitally removed … with versions of the portrait logo with the “Manchester Storm” wording removed.

There was a creative twist to the 2001 logo with a hockey character very similar to D.E.A.T.H from the Terry Pratchett Discworld novels
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Further creative use of the logo saw it emerge onto team publicity like this
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before a much underused version of the logo appeared in the final years of the original team.
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That lettering style made it into the last season of the original team and the last combination of the storm mask and Manchester Storm branding

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The new Manchester Storm launched in 2015 and adopted the 2001 branding with minor tweaks.  In the 2016/17 season further tweaks to the logo and lettering, and incorporation of the main sponsor, took place.

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