Texas Longhorns Logo

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Texas Longhorns is the name of a sports program, established in 1893 at the University of Texas, to create a football club, which would compete in the NCAA. By today the team has grown into one of the league’s leaders, with numerous awards and titles throughout its history.

Meaning and history

Texas Longhorns Logo history

The visual identity of Texas along horns has been surprisingly constant since the beginning of 1960 when its iconic “bull” logo was introduced. Though the official primary emblem hasn’t been changed since the day of its adoption, the team has had several redesigns and modifications of its secondary badges, which were all executed in the same color palette, but in different styles and with various moods.

1961 – Today

Texas Longhorns Logo 1961

The iconic Longhorns logo, introduced in 1961, boasts an orange silhouette of a Bull’s head with its horns elongated to the sides. The smooth clean lines of the image add elegance and luxury to the minimalist emblem, which features no additional details or lettering. The solid orange image on a white background looks modern and chic, despite the fact it was drawn in the 1960s.

1966 – 1976

Texas Longhorns Logo 1966

In 1967 the team started to design a secondary version of the logo to add some fun and lightness to its visual identity. The very first version featured a caricature of a Bull’s head with an orange hat jumping off its head. The animal was turned to the left and had its mouth opened, as it if was yelling at someone. The hat had a white bold letter “T” on it.

1977 – Today

Texas Longhorns Logo 1977

The funny cartoonish bull from the 1960s was redrawn in 1977 and still stayed among the logo version the team uses today. The bull on this version looks straight and wears a cool cowboy hat, with the letter “T” placed on its ribbon. The orange color on this emblem is a bit darker than on the previous one, which makes the animal look more brutal and serious.

2000 – Today

Texas Longhorns logo

The beginning of the 2000s became really productive for the team and brought three different versions of the Texas Longhorns alternate logos to the world. These are three different styles, executed in orange and white, and reflecting the essence and purpose of the football team from Austin.

The first badge is based on the primary logo of the Longhorns, its sleek iconic bull. But here the bull is drawn pretty detailed in the black and white palette, with the arched orange inscription in a double monochrome outline, placed above the image.

This logo was created as a more detailed version of the primary badge, revealing the character of the team and the main meaning of its philosophy and principles.

As for the second alternate logo, created in 2000, it features a simple bold letter “T” executed in orange and placed on a white background. The symbol is written in a stylized extra-bold serif font with massive square lines, which evoke a sense of professionalism and confidence.

As for the third alternate logo, used by the team today, it is composed of two overlapping letters “T” and “U”, where “T” is placed a bit lower than “U”, and this makes the monogram look really interesting, resembling the silhouette of the Bull’s head or a kind of graal or a champions cup.

Font and color

There are two possible styles of the arched “Texas” inscription, used for the Longhorns’ visual identity. Its main version uses an extended serif typeface, which is very similar to such font as ITC Century Std Ultra. As for an alternate badge, with the outlined inscription, it uses a modern geometric typeface, which looks close to Campus MN and Princeton Std fonts, which are often used for the Colleges’ and Universities’ logos.

As for the orange and white color palette of the Texas Longhorns emblem, is it bright and happy, and makes the logo memorable and instantly recognizable, along with reflecting the fighting spirit of the team and its energy in moving forward.

Texas Longhorns colors

BURNT ORANGE
HEX COLOR: #BF5700;
RGB: (191, 87, 0)
CMYK: (0, 65, 100, 9)
PANTONE: PMS 159 C

DARK GRAY
HEX COLOR: #333F48;
RGB: (51, 63, 72)
CMYK: (65, 43, 26, 78)
PANTONE: PMS 432 C

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