Radford Highlanders Logo

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The teams representing Radford University in intercollegiate athletics are nicknamed Radford Highlanders. They have a pretty complex and difficult to reproduce logo.

Meaning and history

Radford Highlanders logo history


Radford Highlanders Logo-1982
The Radford Highlanders logo from 1982 featured a simple yet confident and elegant badge in black, red, and white, with the “RU” lettering enlarged and making the main part of the composition. The two letters were written in a bold red modern serif font and outlines in white and black contours of the same width. The elegant and smooth letters with square serifs were placed above the “Highlanders” inscription in the black stylized typeface. The bottom line of the wordmark had its letters wide and very balanced in terms of spacing.


Radford Highlanders Logo-2008
The redesign of 2008 kept the color palette and the composition of the previous version and even left the upper “RU” line of the logo almost untouched. All the main changes were made to the bottom, “Highlanders”, part. Now it was redrawn in a custom handwritten typeface with thick elongated lines in the same combo — thick red outlines in white and black. The first “H” was overlapping the “R” above it. As for the “RU”, its style remained the same as on the logo from 1982, but the lines became a bit thinner and smoother.

2016 – Today

Radford Highlanders Logo

The current Radford Highlanders logo was introduced in 2016. It is based on the shield shade. In the very center, there is a large stylized letter “R” placed inside a red flag. The lower half of the sword is filled with a geometric pattern in red, blue, and white. The word “Radford” can be seen above the “R.” The letters are red, while the background is white.

What is Radford Highlanders?
Radford Highlanders is the name of the athletic program from the Radford University, located in Radford, Virginia. The program consists of 15 men and women teams in various sports disciplines, including basketball, golf, soccer, and many others.