Dons Primary Logo
The San Francisco Dons are one of the most recognizable teams in college basketball, and their primary logo has been an iconic part of their identity since they first joined the NCAA. The original design was created by legendary graphic designer Saul Bass in 1957 and featured a shield with a “D” for Don flanked by two stars above it. This classic look served as the inspiration for subsequent versions that were used from 1958 to 1997 when it was replaced with a more modern take on the design.
Since then, there have been several iterations of this same logo that feature slight variations such as different colors or fonts being used throughout its history. However, all these designs still maintain certain elements like the shield shape and “D” lettering which make them instantly recognizable to fans around college basketball circles today. In addition to this primary logo, other secondary logos have also become popular over time including an alternate version featuring just one star instead of two or another depicting three intertwined letters spelling out "SF."
These logos represent not only decades worth of tradition but also serve as symbols for what makes up San Francisco's unique culture: innovation combined with hard work and passion towards achieving success both on-and-off court alike! It is no wonder why so many people continue to be drawn into supporting this beloved team even after all these years - because at its core lies something truly special: pride in representing your city through sport!
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2012 - Present
Green letters “SF” inside the letter “U” in yellow.
2009 - 2012
A gold and white sword pierces through a green with the yellow trim letter “S” and a part of the initials “USF” in green with yellow and black trim.
The scribble at the end of the sword was removed.
2001 - 2009
A gold and white sword pierces through a green with the yellow trim letter “S” and a part of the initials “USF” in green with yellow and black trim. The sword shows a scribble mark.
1997 - 2001
Initials “USF” and wordmark “DONS” in green with yellow trim over the San Francisco skyline and a yellow golden gate bridge.
1970 - 1997
A green circle featuring the Golden State Bridge and below a wordmark “SAN FRANCISCO DONS” text in yellow.