SMU Mustangs Logo

SMU Mustangs logo

SMU Mustangs Logo PNG

The nickname “SMU Mustangs” is used by the athletic teams at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. There are 17 teams in such sports as tennis, football, baseball, track & field, basketball, and more.

Meaning and history

SMU Mustangs Logo history


While the SMU Mustang logo may lack uniqueness, it possesses an undeniable timeless elegance. It was introduced in 1977 and has remained virtually unchanged ever since. Yet, it looks perfectly modern.

The logo features a galloping mustang in red. The creature’s mane and tail flutter in the wind, while the position of the body reveals that the mustang is moving at high speed. All these bring about dynamism and motion to the logo, while the delicate proportions of the strong animal add elegance and refinement.

One of the secondary logos looks almost the same but the horse here has blue trim. The school also uses other secondary and alternative logos where the lettering “SMU” is added and there is some color variation.

1968 – 1982

SMU Mustangs Logo 1968
This logo is a silhouette of a running horse. This one was used ever since in these logos, but the 1968 variant is colored bright red.

1982 – 2007

SMU Mustangs Logo 1982
They actually redrew the silhouette in several places for this logo. It didn’t affect the general position, just the forms along the edges. The name of the organization was added in two words of blue text above and below the horse shape.

2007 – 2012

SMU Mustangs Logo 2007
In 2007, they decided to return fully to the 1968 design, which meant scrapping the written bits and marginal form changes. The color became a bit darker, though.

2012 – Today

SMU Mustangs logo
The silhouette was further darkened by 2012.

Colors

SMU Mustangs Logo

The university’s official palette is comprised of blue (Pantone 286, hex: 354ca1) and red (Pantone 186 and hex: cd2027). We should point out, though, that the primary SMU Mustangs logo features only one of the colors, red. The blue can be seen on the secondary logos.

SMU Mustangs Colors

SMU BLUE
PANTONE: PMS 286
HEX COLOR: #0033A0;
RGB: (53,76,161)
CMYK: (100,65,0,3)

SMU RED
PANTONE: PMS 186
HEX COLOR: #C8102E;
RGB: (204,0,0)
CMYK: (0,100,85,3)