The Athletics mark has been redrawn from its ancestor, a Gothic-inspired, typographic logo used from 1999-2018. The mark was simplified and contemporized for clarity and optimization on digital devices. Strengthened by a more vibrant color palette, the Athletics logo vividly and immediately conveys the LMU brand, lowering the barrier to name recognition for strengthened Athletics reputational awareness.

LMU athletics mark in red and blue

The typographical basis of the Athletics mark is a block, slab serif typeface altered on a curve, retaining the equity in the previous Athletics logo’s iconic shape. The Athletics identity features its own system of lock-ups that all programs lock into. The mark is visually integrated with the rest of the LMU brand and featured on uniforms, in playing arenas, signage, the Athletics business package and fan apparel.

The Athletics mark is used by LMU Athletics in such applications as official team uniforms, gear and equipment, spirit wear, signage, recruitment materials, and fan communications and promotions. It is not available by download. Usage requests are vetted by Marketing and Communications.

Clear Space

Adequate clear space for the Athletics mark is defined as 1/4 of its height extended around its perimeter. No other graphics or text should interfere with this area.

Diagram for clear spacing requirements around the Athletics Mark

Minimum Size

The minimum size of the Athletics mark is 0.5 inches. There is no maximum size use.

Athletics Mark minimum size set to 0.5 inches

Incorrect Use

Incorrect uses of the Athletics mark are shown below. Incorrect usage rules apply to all marks in the LMU identity toolkit.

Incorrect Athletics 1

Don't disproportionately scale vertically or horizontally.

Incorrect Athletics 2

Don't alter the size relationship between any elements.

Incorrect Athletics 3

Don't crop any parts of the mark.

Incorrect Athletics 4

Don't rotate the mark.

Incorrect Athletics 5

Don't alter the shape or positioning of any elements.

Incorrect Athletics 6

Don't flip the mark.

Incorrect Athletics 7

Don't add a drop shadow.

Incorrect Athletics 8

Don't add additional artwork or outlines around the mark.

Incorrect Athletics 9

Don't use unapproved colors.

Incorrect Athletics 10

Don't interchange any of the colors.

Incorrect Athletics 11

Don't change or omit the white areas between colored elements.

Incorrect Athletics 12

Don't place the logotype over a busy or complex photograph.

Incorrect Athletics 13

Don't display at less than 100% opacity.