Vanderbilt Commodores Logo

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Vanderbilt Commodores is a collegiate athletic program of one of the Tennessee Universities, Vanderbilt University. The program was established at the end of the 19th century and keeps growing today, getting wins and titles, especially in football.

Meaning and history

Vanderbilt Commodores Logo history

Vanderbilt University, a private educational institution, which was founded in Tennessee in 1873, and named after its first sponsor, Cornelius Vanderbilt, is one of the most reputable universities in its state, and not only for its education and campuses, but also for its athletic program, the Vanderbilt Commodores.

The program conducts if 16 men’s and women’s teams, which compete in the first division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association in such sport disciplines as Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Tennis, and several others.

What is Vanderbilt Commodores?
Vanderbilt Commodores is the name of the sports program of the Vanderbilt University in Tennessee, which was established in the 1890s. The most successful and known subdivision of the program is the Vanderbilt Commodores football club.

1969 – 1975

Vanderbilt Commodores Logo 1969

The Vanderbilt Commodores logo, used by the teams of the program in the beginning of the 1970s, featured a solid black five-pointed star, with the clean contours and really sharp oracle, and a stylized golden letter “V” in the uppercase of a custom serif font, having massive triangular serifs on top of its bars, supporting the shape of the main element.

1975 – 1984

Vanderbilt Commodores Logo 1975

The Vanderbilt Commodores logo introduced in 1969 showcased a black star with gold trim and the gold letter “V” inside.

1984 – 1991

Vanderbilt Commodores Logo 1984

In 1984, the V” moved outside the star, and the color palette was made simpler but brighter. Now the plain yellow “V” with the elongated serifs, was outlined in black, and overlapped by a black star in a white outline, decorated by black and white horizontal stripes on its right, which added a sense of motion and speed to the composition.

1991 – 1999

Vanderbilt Commodores Logo 1991

On the 1991 emblem, there is a large “V” with the word “Vanderbilt” written across it.

1999 – 2004

Vanderbilt Commodores Logo 1999

The following two emblems (1999 and 2004) preserve the same structure, although the typography is different.

2004 – 2008

Vanderbilt Commodores Logo 2004

In 2004 the Vanderbilt Commodores logo was slightly redesigned. All the main features such as geometry and color palette remained untouched, but the graphical part, with the portrait of the man, was removed from the badge, so now it was just an enlarged letter “V” in light gold, with a thick double black and white outline, and an arched banner with “Vanderbilt” inscription in the uppercase on it.

2008 – 2012

Vanderbilt Commodores Logo 2008

On the 2008 logo, we see the “V” inside a black star again.

2012 – 2022

Vanderbilt Commodores Logo 2012

The redesign of 2012 has refined the countries of the badge, and slightly alternated the color palette of the Vanderbilt Commodores visual identity, making the white cleaner, and the gold — smoother and lighter. With this small enhancements the badge started looking more expensive and professional.

2022 – now

Vanderbilt Commodores Logo

With the redesign of 2022 the concept of the Vanderbilt Commodores visual identity was minimized to just a capital “V”. It is set in gradient gold with a thick black outline, using a custom font with thick bars and small sharp serifs on top. The logo looks very strong and elegant, showing the teams of the program as serious competitors.

Vanderbilt Commodores Colors

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