Digging through the archives: Vintage Illinois State logos
I’ve been working on a historic project that required recreating a ton of vintage University logos (mostly athletics) that’s been a lot of fun; so I decided to share. Some of these were created by myself and some by Mike Mahle. Please note that all dates are approximate. We didn’t begin regulating identity usage until the early ’90s, so it’s difficult to say with any certainty when a majority of these were created and died out. Some even went in and out of use frequently. And some, like the Cubist rendition of the Redbird from the ’70s, were just a flat-out awful idea. Some of these suckers were tricky to remake, so enjoy!
1970s, Picasso designing athletics logos?
The original University seal (left) and the current seal (right).