Stanford Cardinal Logo

Stanford Cardinal logo

Stanford Cardinal Logo PNG

The Stanford Cardinal logo has been based on a large red (cardinal) letter “S” since at least 1997. It has not looked the same throughout the years, though.

Meaning and history

Stanford Cardinal Logo history

1966 – 1979

Stanford Cardinal Logo 1966

They used a big red ‘S’ as an emblem in the beginning. The font was a basic college serif style many other teams use.

1979 – 1989

Stanford Cardinal Logo 1979
The serifs were cut down in this version, while the letter in general was stretched vertically. The coloring became a darker red shade with two outline layers of white and red. A green pine tree was placed in front.

1989 – 2002

Stanford Cardinal Logo 1989
The oldest logo on this list featured only the “S.” Its cardinal body was broken down into two parts by a thinner white “S” placed inside it.

2002 – 2015

Stanford Cardinal Logo-1993
On the 2002 logo, the letter had a more generic style – it was solid with thin white and cardinal trim. A green tree was placed on the forefront. The tree is a member of the Stanford Band. It symbolizes El Palo Alto, the Redwood tree that is the emblem of the city of Palo Alto.

2015 – Today

Stanford Cardinal Logo
In 2015, the logo was slightly updated. The shades of red and green were altered in a very subtle way. The white gaps below the tree and behind its top part disappeared.

Stanford University athletic program

Stanford Cardinal Logo

The athletic program comprises 36 varsity teams, including 18 women’s teams and 14 men’s teams, as well as teams in such co-ed sports as fencing and sailing. The list of varsity sports includes beach volleyball, football, baseball, gymnastics, lacrosse, and basketball, to name just a few. The teams share the same emblem, so the Stanford Cardinal football logo does not differ in any way from the school’s primary athletic logo.

Stanford Cardinal Colors

CARDINAL RED
PANTONE: 201 C
CMYK: (0,100,65,34);
HEX: #8C1515;
RGB: (140, 21, 21)

COOL GRAY
PANTONE: COOL GRAY 11
CMYK: (48,36,24,66)
HEX: #4D4F53;
RGB: (77, 79, 83)

BLACK
PANTONE: PROCESS BLACK
CMYK: (0,0,0,100)
HEX: #2E2D29;
RGB: (46,45,41)

WHITE
HEX COLOR: #FFFFFF;
RGB: (255,255,255)
CMYK: (0,0,0,0)

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