Western Carolina Catamounts Logo

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The Western Carolina Catamounts logo has featured a wild cat, in one form or another, since at least 1981.

Meaning and history

Western Carolina Catamounts Logo history

Western Carolina Catamounts is an athletic program, composed of 16 men’s and women’s teams, which representWestern Carolina University, a public educational Institution, established in North Carolina in 1889.

The Catamounts compete in the first division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association as a part of the Southern Conference. The University hasteams in such sports disciplines as Tennis, Softball, Track & Field, Cross Country, Volleyball, and several others.

What are Western Carolina Catamounts?
Western Carolina Catamounts is the name of a collegiate athletic program fromWestern Carolina University, which is composed of 16 men’s and women’s teams, competing in the first division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association in various sports disciplines, including Baseball, Basketball, Football, Softball, and many others.

1975 – 1981

Western Carolina Catamounts Logo 1975

The Western Carolina Catamounts logo, designed in 1975, has stayed with the program for six years. It was a fun caricature of a wild cat, drawn in a yellow and purple color palette. The animal was widely smiling and looked more friendly than dangerous. The logo had no additional lettering, and no framing, with the head of the cat placed directly on a transparent background.

1981 – 1996

Western Carolina Catamounts Logo-1981
The logo of the athletic team from the Western Carolina University, created in 1981, featured a very bright composition, with the yellow image of a wild cat placed in the center, outlines in bright purple, and covered by an arched inscription in the darker shade of purple. The “Western Carolina University” lettering was set in the uppercase of a bold and square serif typeface.

1996 – 2003

Western Carolina Catamounts Logo 1996

The redesign of the Catamounts logo, held in 1996, has introduced a badge with a redrawn cat, set against a white background and enclosed into a circular frame, made ofpurple uppercase lettering in a geometric serif typeface. The cat was now set in yellow, white, and black, with a thin black outline, which made it look more distinctive and stylish.

2003 – 2008

Western Carolina Catamounts Logo-1996
The redesign of 1996 kept the wild cat as the main element of the badge, but redrew it in a more modern manner, with a better detalisation and in a more realistic color palette. The animal was placed above a two-leveled inscription, and had a dark purple cloud on the background. The lettering was set in all-caps of a sharp and fancy serif font, having purple as the main color, and a yellow-white-black tricolor for the outline.

2008 – 2015

Western Carolina Catamounts Logo 2008

The logo redesign, held by the program in 2008, has created a completely different concept of the Catamounts’ badge. It was a stylized wild cat in solid purple with some dark gold elements, set above the white “WCU” abbreviation, placed diagonally, going down-right, with the heavy serif characters outlined in purple and gold.

2015 – 2018

Western Carolina Catamounts Logo 2015
On the current emblem, you can see an angled view of the cat’s head. The two colors dominating the picture are purple and a dark shade of gold. There is also a couple of white details.

The previous version (1996-2007) was by far more cluttered. Here, there was the cat’s head with the upper part of the body in yellow. Between the paws, the lettering “Western Carolina” could be seen. The logo used in 1981-1995 showcased a simpler drawing of the cat’s head in gold with purple trim. It was encircled by the name of the university.

2018 – Today

Western Carolina Catamounts logo

Western Carolina Catamounts Colors

HEX COLOR: #592C88;
RGB: (89 44 136)
CMYK: (89 100 0 0)

RGB: (193 168 117)
CMYK: (20 32 58 0)

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