Youngstown State Penguins Logo

Youngstown State Penguins Logo
While the old athletic logos of Youngstown State University of Youngstown, Ohio, featured a penguin, the current one is purely typographic.

Meaning and history

Youngstown State Penguins Logo history


The current Youngstown State Penguins logo showcases a large block serif “Y” in red with white and black trim. The glyph looks somewhat flat due to the short and wide serifs. In this form, the emblem has been used since 2006.
Before it, the university used a logo featuring a penguin wearing a red and white hat and a white scarf. The word “Youngstown” could be seen at the forefront.
In the 1981-1992 emblem, the penguin was depicted in full height inside a red circle.