Canisius Golden Griffins Logo

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The athletic teams of the Jesuit college are named after the vanished Great Lakes schooner Le Griffon. The mythological mascot, a griffin, symbolizes the intellect, vigilance, and strength of the athletes of the Canisius Golden Griffins, whose logo is designed in a grotesque style.

Canisius Golden Griffins: Brand overview

Buffalo, New York, U.S.
The Canisius Golden Griffins are sixteen sports teams belonging to the private Jesuit college, Canisius. They represent the institution in intercollegiate competitions as participants in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and Atlantic Hockey. They compete for the championship in NCAA Division I. The name Golden Griffins is given in honor of the ship Le Griffon, known for its mysterious disappearance in the Great Lakes. The mascot of the players is, accordingly, a griffin – a mythological creature symbolizing intellect, vigilance, and strength.

Meaning and History

Canisius Golden Griffins Logo History

Following the traditions of university teams, artists placed the sports mascot on the logo of the Canisius Golden Griffins. The yellow griffin, with the body of a lion, large feathered wings, and a white bird’s head with sharp claws extended forward. It’s out hunting and won’t give rest to opponents until the victorious end. Dark blue contours and shadows make the drawing more expressive.

What is Canisius Golden Griffins?

The Canisius Golden Griffins is an athletic department comprising 16 student teams of Canisius College. Among the most successful are baseball, basketball, hockey, and men’s lacrosse. Participants in the intercollegiate program compete in NCAA Division I, MAAC, and Atlantic Hockey.

1999 – 2005

Canisius Golden Griffins Logo 1999-2005

2006 – today

Canisius Golden Griffins Logo 2006-Present

The graphic image is complemented by the inscription “Canisius College,” which is divided into two lines. In the first word, the letters are originally stylized, decorated with serifs, and outlined with thin, light lines. From the lower part of the letter “S,” a long spike extends to the left, forming an arch and underlining all symbols except the first “C.” The font of the word “College” is much simpler: it is a geometric grotesque with a rectangular shape of lowercase letters. As for the color palette, it includes orange, white, and dark blue colors.

Canisius Golden Griffins Emblem

Font and Colors

Canisius Golden Griffins color codes

Oxford BlueHex color:#0c2340
RGB:12 35 64
CMYK:81 45 0 75
Pantone:PMS 282 C
Selective YellowHex color:#ffba00
RGB:255 186 0
CMYK:0 27 100 0
Pantone:PMS 7549 C