LSU Logo

LSU logo
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Louisiana State University’s football program is known as the LSU Tigers, or the Fighting Tigers. In addition to the regular LSU logo, the Fighting Tigers may use two more secondary emblems.

Meaning and history

LSU Logo history

The LSU visual identity history is a perfect graphical interpretation of the club’s progress and evolution, as its first logo was introduced in 1955, and lets its main symbol and color palette until its last redesign in 2014, but in a more confident and modern shape.

1955 – 1967

LSU Logo 1955

The original logo for Louisiana State University’s club was introduced in 1955 and featured a bright and funny portrait of a tiger with a small hat, where the “LSU” lettering was written. The animal’s image was executed in yellow and purple color combination, which evokes a sense of joy, happiness, and energy. This palette stays with the team today, showing its value of history and constancy.

1967 – 1972

LSU Logo 1967

The redesign of 1967 brought a more detailed and realistic image of a tiger to the LSU’s emblem. The dangerous animal’s portrait was placed above the stylized bold wordmark and framed with a thin purple line. The logo started looking more professional and strong, reflecting the fighting spirit of the club.

1972 – 1980

LSU Logo 1972

In 1972 the logo was simplified to just the tiger’s portrait, with the framing and lettering being removed. The new image depicted an animal with its mouth open, looking like the tiger is ready to jump and conquer. This emblem, executed in the same yellow and purple palette, stayed with LSU for eight years.

1980 – 1990

LSU Logo 1980

The only version with a different color palette was introduced by the football club in 1980. It was a modern and powerful yellow and black badge with the tiger’s head placed above the massive shadowed lettering set diagonally in the upright direction. The white “Tigers” inscription in all capitals of a square sans-serif typeface was written along the bottom part of the “LSU” nameplate.

1990 – 2002

LSU Logo 1990

The logo from the 1990s featured just an inscription set in two levels, and using two different styles of lettering. The upper part comprised “LSU” in an extra-bold geometric sans-serif font, executed in light purple gradient color, and looking vivid and shiny. As for the bottom level, it consisted of a cursive “Tigers” in yellow, placed diagonally, and slightly overlapping the upper part of the logo. This was one of the most long-standing LSU badges.

2002 – 2007

LSU Logo 2002

The tiger comes back to the club’s visual identity in 2002. Being redrawn in a more modern and confident way, the animal’s image was placed above the outlined and shadowed “LSU” wordmark in an oval purple background with two sharp lines coming out of it to the right. The “Tigers” part of the nameplate was placed under the badge, written in white on a black rectangular banner.

2007 – 2014

LSU Logo 2007

The logo was redrawn again in 2007: its dark background was removed, and now the tiger’s head above the customized purple inscription was placed on a white background, is outlined in black. The purple lettering, executed in a smooth yet powerful, sans-serif typeface looks solid and stylish, while the tiger’s head in yellow, black and white represents the character and mood of the team.

2014 – Today

LSU logo

The LSU visual identity was simplified to a single logotype in 2014. The purple wordmark with a yellow outline was taken from the previous logo version and slightly refined. The letters became a bit thicker and stronger, brilliantly representing the team’s essence and fighting spirit.

Font

Font LSU Logo

The clear all-cap sans serif typeface looks unique due to the unusual curves and angles of the letters “S” and “U”.

Color

Color LSU logo

The official colors for LSU are purple (Pantone PMS 268C), gold (Pantone PMS 123C), black, and 50% Gray (Pantone PMS Cool Gray 8C). The University’s athletic logos include only two of the official colors, purple and gold. Also, there are white elements.

LSU basketball

LSU basketball logo

LSU basketball teams compete in the Southeastern Conference. The men’s team is coached by Will Wade, while the head coach of Lady Tigers is Nikki Fargas. Their home arena is Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

The team has made four final four appearances, nine Sweet Sixteen appearances, and has competed in SEC Championships ten times. Also, LSU claims a national championship on the basis of a win in the American Legion Bowl (in 1935), yet this championship is not typically considered to determine a national champion.

LSU baseball

LSU baseball logo

LSU Tigers compete in NCAA Division I college baseball. They play in the West Division of the Southeastern Conference. It is ranked seventh all-time winningest college baseball program in the US. The Tigers boast eighteen College World Series appearances and six national championships.

Their home arena is Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. As of 2019, they are coached by Paul Mainieri, who has been with them during fourteen seasons.

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