Cal Poly Mustangs Logo

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The Cal Poly Mustangs logo symbolizes a chosen mascot’s strength, energy, and independence. The dynamic graphics represent an unbridled spirit, superiority, and strength of character. It showcases the athletes’ ability to defy obstacles.

Cal Poly Mustangs: Brand overview

Founded: 1907
San Luis Obispo, California, U.S.
California Polytechnic State University has been sponsoring sports since 1901. At first, only basketball players represented the school. Over time, the department expanded: now it includes more than 20 inter-university teams that are participants in various conferences and compete in the NCAA Division I. The name Cal Poly Mustangs was approved in 1925. College students themselves chose it. The aliases Mules and Mustangs reached the final of the vote. Students preferred the second option because it expresses strength, energy, and independence.

Meaning and History

Cal Poly Mustangs Logo History

The team nameplate underlines the Athletics Department’s commitment to a core strategy that focuses on academic and athletic success. The running horse symbolizes unbridled spirit, superiority, and strength of character. She challenges obstacles, which is a priority both in training and in competitions. The animal is depicted in black and brown. To give it dynamics, artists added dark and light highlights. From 1999 to 2006, green shadows prevailed, but then some of them were changed to beige.

What is Cal Poly Mustangs?

Cal Poly Mustangs is an athletic department comprising 21 student teams in the intercollegiate program. It belongs to California Polytechnic State University, located in San Luis Obispo, California. The athletes are part of the NCAA (Division I), participating in the Big West Conference. Football players compete in the Big Sky Conference, wrestlers in the Pac-12 Conference, and swimmers and divers in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. The department was named in 1925.

1999 – 2006

Cal Poly Mustangs Logo 1999-2006

2007 – today

Cal Poly Mustangs Logo 2007-Present

California Polytechnic State University entrusted Murray Brand Communications to branding and create a new logo. Designers used exquisite colors and fonts that fit into the overall concept of the university. The name “Cal Poly Mustangs” harmoniously combines with the image of a running horse. “Cal” and “Poly” are located to the left and right of the animal, forming a small arch. Because of this, the letters are written obliquely. “Mustangs” is located below. The font of all three words is the same: with sharp serifs and a double white-golden outline.

Cal Poly Mustangs Emblem

Font and Colors

Cal Poly Mustangs color codes

Sacramento State Green Hex color: #003831
RGB: 0 56 49
CMYK: 100 0 13 78
Pantone: PMS 3302 C
Jasmine Hex color: #ffe395
RGB: 255 227 149
CMYK: 0 11 42 0
Pantone: PMS 1205 C
Aztec Gold Hex color: #b38f4f
RGB: 179 143 79
CMYK: 0 20 56 30
Pantone: PMS 7407 C
Black Hex color: #000000
RGB: 0 0 0
CMYK: 0 0 0 100
Pantone: PMS Process Black C