Princeton Tigers Logo

Princeton Tigers Logo
The current athletic logo of Princeton University manages to introduce the tiger theme without actually depicting a tiger.

Meaning and history

Princeton Tigers logo history


The old Princeton Tigers logo (1904-1964) featured the letter “P” in a slab serif font. Although it combined orange and black, the tiger colors, it was not an obvious indication on the animal. As a result, we cannot say it was a very meaningful logo.
The following emblem (1964-1983) depicted a leaping tiger. While this time, the tiger theme was apparent, the design was too cluttered and detailed for a modern athletic logo. Eventually, in 1984, the university combined the large “P” and the tiger pattern to create an emblem that is both meaningful and clean.