Iowa Hawkeyes Logo

Iowa Hawkeyes Logo
The University of Iowa has athletic teams in more than 20 sports. The teams share the same name – Iowa Hawkeyes – and the common logo.

Meaning and History logo

Iowa Hawkeyes Logo history

One of the first notable logotypes appeared in 1953. The depiction of a running hawk holding a banner appeared over a football. In the following version of the Iowa Hawkeyes logo, which was adopted nine years later, the ball and the banner disappeared, while the bird’s face got a different, more aggressive look.
Both the logos mentioned above looked really cartoonish, so eventually in 1971 they were replaced by a more “serious” emblem. Here, the golden hawk adopted a noble appearance and large wings.

Tigerhawk symbol

Iowa Hawkeyes symbol
The current Iowa Athletics primary logo is known as the Tigerhawk. The side view of the bird’s head is given in gold against the black background.

Block “I” emblem

Iowa Hawkeyes emblem
There two icons called the Block “I” and the Outline Block “I”. They may be used in all white, gold, and black versions.


Font Iowa Hawkeyes Logo
In addition to the primary logos, there is a set of wordmarks. The font may be regular or italic. Its distinctive feature is the unusual “cut out” pieces.


Color Iowa Hawkeyes Logo
Iowa Hawkeyes logo shares its color palette with the University of Iowa itself. It consists of two colors, black and gold (PMS 116 C).