Quakers Primary Logo
The Penn Quakers have long been a staple of the NCAA, and their primary logo has seen many changes over the years. The original logo dates back to 1894 when it was designed by Charles C. Leyland as part of an effort to create a unified identity for all University teams. The first version featured two crossed bats with a shield in between them, along with the school’s name written across it in bold lettering.
In 1905, this design was changed slightly when artist Frank Hines redesigned it to include three stacked chevrons instead of two crossed bats and added more detail around the edges of the shield. This version became known as “the Big Three” because each chevron represented one sport: football (bottom), baseball (middle), and track & field (top).
In 1945, another change occurred when artist John Farrar replaced all three sports symbols with just one—a quaker hat that had become synonymous with Penn athletics since its introduction during World War II—and removed some details from around the edge of the shield while retaining its basic shape and size. This is still considered today to be one of college sports' most recognizable logos due to its simple yet powerful design elements that represent both tradition and modernity at once!
While there have been minor tweaks over time such as color modifications or slight adjustments made here or there on certain products featuring this iconic image like hats or t-shirts; overall though, the same classic look remains intact even after 125+ years. It's no wonder why so many people recognize this symbol instantly whenever they see it - truly representing what makes up being part Of Pennsylvania's beloved Quakers!
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2017 - Present
A half-blue and red letter “P” with a white slash through the letter on a shield with a wordmark “PENN” in white.
Removed the red trim on the wordmark.
2004 - 2017
A half-blue and red letter “P” with a white slash through the letter on a shield with a wordmark “PENN” in white with red highlights.
1981 - 2004
A split letter “P” in red and blue.