“Wake up Philadelphia and let me hear you sing….The Orange, Black and Teal. The Orange Black and…wait…Teal?”
Soooooo, the Philadelphia Flyers will unveil a third jersey sometime in the near future. And that got Icethetics thinking of that one time the Flyers were adding another jersey and it was going to be orange, black and TEAL and it would have been the worst thing ever and people would have cried and burned down the CoreStates Center (because old bank names for stadiums) and…and…oh man.
Worst. Dream. Ever.
The Sharks still have teal, but they use black as their home jerseys and teal as more of an accent. The Ducks don’t even have teal anymore.
In 1995, Ken Loh of the Mednick Group, the guy who created the Burger King design for the Los Angeles Kings, as well as the New England Patriots “Elvis” logo we know of today, was given the opportunity to design a jersey for the Philadelphia Flyers. From Icethetics, here’s a piece of Loh’s take on adding teal to the color palate:
I don’t really remember any specifics around the use of teal, but as I noted, we were encouraged to experiment with “bold” statements so I imagine that was part of where that came from.