Mastodons Wordmark Logo
The Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons have a long and storied history of athletics, stretching back to their founding in the late 19th century. The school has gone through many changes over the years, including name changes from Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) to its current moniker of Purdue Fort Wayne. Along with these changes came new logos and wordmark designs that reflect the school’s heritage and pride in its athletic teams.
In 2012, after much discussion among students, alumni, faculty members, and staff at IPFW about what kind of logo would best represent their beloved institution in the future as they transitioned into becoming known as “Purdue Fort Wayne” or “PFW," a design was chosen for use on all official university materials—the iconic Mastodon logo featuring an aggressive mastodon head atop two crossed swords with lettering spelling out "Mastodons." This is now considered by many to be one of the most recognizable logos representing college sports today!
The choice was made due to both practicality (it could easily be adapted for multiple uses) but also because it conveyed strength while still honoring PFW's past. This combination resonated well with those involved in making this decision. It also paid homage to Native American culture, which had been part of PFW since its inception; hence, it features crossed swords instead of traditional spears typically seen on similar mastodon-themed artwork from other schools across America.
In addition to being used prominently throughout campus grounds, such as signage around buildings or apparel worn by athletes competing under PFW banners during game days -–the iconic Mastodon logo can even be spotted occasionally displayed proudly at sporting events outside Indianapolis, like basketball tournaments hosted by NCAA Division I programs like Michigan State & Ohio State Universities!
As you can see -– there's no denying just how unique this particular wordmark is when considering all aspects associated with it: From honoring Native American culture & paying tribute towards IPWF roots -–to having become widely recognized amongst fellow competitors within collegiate athletics —all while serving up plenty doses boldness along the way too!
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Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons
A wordmark “PURDUE” in large gold with black trim letters, and below is the wordmark “FORT WAYNE” in smaller letters and black.Font: Custom
Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons
A wordmark “MASTODONS” in gold.Font: Custom
The initials “IPFW” are in blue with white trim on a black formed background.Font: Custom