New wallpaper. Thank you.
New wallpaper. Thank you.
I have this logo on a zip up track jacket thing. I love the logo. Hopefully I can use this for something.
I found several Adidas shirts that have that logo on them.
Since the OP had asked about origins, there was a piece in the Hoover Street Rag a few years ago which served as a primer for Michigan logos through the years.
(LINK) - this is the article. According to this, it was fairly common in the 1930s to 1950s to have some cartoon version of the mascot at one's school.
My favorite hat carries that logo. Thanks for the image!
I love this image, even though it looks like he is wearing a Dutch oven.
Here is a cleaned up/vectorized .eps of the logo.
6mb .eps file
I'm liking what you're putting out there.
hated this logo.
probably because Cal used something similar.
I've always loved that logo! Thanks for the files!
on a MBB clock that my Sister found at a garage sale. Judging by the technology, it has to be from the 70's, but it was still in the box and in pristine condition. It is now in my son's room
Boy, oh boy. I sure hope that the Athletic Department takes action to protect its trademark before anyone saves this on their computer and uses it for a background or something. That is something that I would certainly never, ever do and I would never, ever tell people to hurry up and do that before the AD goes all cease and desist. Yep - would never do any of that.
When I saw the Wolverine with a sailor hat on, I immediately thought of the Ram logo that was used frequently by UNC-Chapel Hill in the 60s-70s.Is there a similarity? What do you think?
The link shows a collection of Carolina logos:
Theirs looks satanic.
This was a weird, probably unexplainable trend that seemed to last from the '30s to the '50s, although its vestiges can still be seen a few places today. Back before the concept of "branding," many college logos seemed to feature the cartoon-animal-with-sailor-hat theme.
Some quick google searches show "sailor cap" logos for Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor, Brigham Young, California, Cincinnati, Colorado State, Kansas State, LSU, Maryland, Miami (Florida), Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Oregon, Oregon State, Rice, UCLA, Virginia Tech, Washington and Washington State (they were apparently quite popular in the Pac 8). I found ones for Colorado and Texas, too, but it looks like they might be "fake retro" logos rather than actual logos that were used.
There are probably many more, especially if you add schools in what are now the lower levels of the NCAA. Looking at the logos for Auburn, LSU and Missouri, it looks like the exact same tiger image with different letter(s) on the hat. Again, it's back before the concept of "branding" really existed for collegiate athletic teams, so nobody seemed too concerned about copyright.
Thanks for this! Always loved the way his expression is.
But this was always one of my least favorite Michigan logos. I could never figure out why our Wolverine was joining the Navy.
This reminds me of the drunk Sparty logo for some reason but I do like it.
I have an old 3'x5' Michigan poster my Dad got when he was going to High School at Pioneer in the 70s. I'm not sure where it came from but it's kind of a sweet old logo. It needs some touchup work though. We scanned it with a huge scanner.
The full size can be found by clicking here
Does anyone have a higher quality image of this Michigan logo? One site says it was used from 1961-1978.