Most Famous Logos With a Mountain

Most Famous Logos With a Mountain

A mountain is an ambiguous symbol. On the one hand, ancient peoples represented mountain peaks as sacred places where the gods lived. An example is Mount Olympus, where, according to the Greeks, Zeus ruled. On the other hand, in many cultures, cliffs, and hills were considered a haven for evil forces, as witches and sorcerers gathered there on certain days to perform their rituals.

In the modern world, of course, the associations have changed. Now, mountains symbolize purposefulness, reliability, permanence, stability, steadfastness, superiority, and eternity. White snow-capped peaks represent purity, and a difficult ascent is compared to a spiritual ascent. In turn, the peak is a desirable goal, the achievement of which is comparable to the realization of a cherished dream.

Immutability, stability, confidence – all these qualities are embodied in logos depicting mountains. No wonder that they are part of the visual identity of many companies, including world-famous ones. The image of an invincible peak strengthens the image of any brand and creates a sense of strength and invulnerability. Let’s take a look at the most popular mountain emblems currently used or used in the past but which have gone down in history as successful examples of identity.

Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers

Logo Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers

When creating Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers emblem, the designers decided to play with the team names. To do this, they slightly raised the central part of the phrase “THE MOUNT,” creating the likeness of a hill and depicting a mountain peak on top. The triangular hill symbolizes Mount St. Mary’s, after which the university and its athletic program were named. The interior of the figure is brown, but it is pierced by white lines. This is what stylized snow looks like in the artists’ imagination. The letters have a light beige gradient. The base of the inscription and the general outer contour are colored dark blue. The triangular serif font balances the pointed shape of the mountain.

West Virginia Black Bears

Logo West Virginia Black Bears

The West Virginia Black Bears baseball team has a logo containing its name, which is divided into two parts. The first half is in an orange ring surrounding black and blue mountains. Such a landscape is characteristic of West Virginia, as the official nickname of the area is the “Mountain State.” Sharp peaks rise against the background of the moon, depicted in the form of a baseball. A disgruntled bear’s head is drawn in the lower half of the circle, and below it is a white handwritten inscription “Black Bears.” The words are raised diagonally as if it were also some sort of elevation.

Johnson City Cardinals

Johnson City Cardinals Logo

The designers who designed the logo for the Johnson City Cardinals team depicted a chain of seven mountain peaks. This is a reference to the landscape where Johnson City is located – the valleys at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains. The name of the locality is written in white letters along the dark blue horizon, and below that is the big red word “Cardinals.” On the right, the artists drew a cartoon bird from the Cardinals family. Its wings resemble hands as it holds a baseball bat. At the same time, the flying white ball gives the emblem energy and dynamics.


Logo Toblerone

The Toblerone chocolate bar brand has perhaps one of the most famous logos on this list. It is known not only by sweet lovers but also by those who have only seen triangular chocolate on store shelves. The symbol represents a yellow mountain peak with white stripes of snow that form an invisible silhouette of a bear. It is a stylized Matterhorn, the most famous pyramidal mountain in the Pennine Mountains. Under the bottom is written the name of the manufacturer, for which the designers used a bold typeface of their own design. The letters with red gradients, golden outlines, blue shadows, and short triangular serifs make the composition three-dimensional.

Idaho Falls Chukars

Logo Idaho Falls Chukars

This professional soccer club loves its homeland, so it dedicated an entire emblem to it. Since the city of Idaho Falls is located in the Rocky Mountains, the emblem of the Idaho Falls Chukars sports team contains an image of a chain of mountain peaks. White represents snow, and gray represents the rocks protruding from the mist. The word “Chukars” is written in stylized black letters in the foreground. In the curve of the letter “Ch,” a formidable bird with red eyes and a beak is drawn. The first two words of the name are colored in the same dark crimson hue and are slightly higher on the background of the mountains.

Tipos Extraliga

Logo Tipos Extraliga

In the Slovakian ice hockey league Tipos Extraliga, the emblem is associated with frosty freshness, ice, and cleanliness. The base has the shape of a shield with a sharp bottom. The upper half depicts three blue mountain peaks with white snow caps. On them, the word “TIPOS” is written in bold italics and “Extraliga” in thin, straight letters. The second part of the shield is red with a gradient. The white silhouette of a hockey player, who is dressed in full equipment, holding a stick, and about to score a puck, stands out well against this background.


Logo Evian

Evian is one of the few non-sports brands on this list. It is a manufacturer of bottled mineral water produced in the mountainous region of France – in the heart of the French Alps on the border with Italy. Taking into account the specificity of the brand, designers created a logo for Evian with the image of mountains. There are three gray peaks of indefinite shape. The developers of the emblem made the background completely white to show that the rocks are covered with snow. And at the bottom, in lowercase but large letters, sans-serif, the name of the brand is written. The red color of the word creates a contrast.

Sierra Mist

Logo Sierra Mist

Sierra Mist is another brand of water, this time carbonated and diluted with lime and lemon juice. Here, the snow-capped peaks on the logo are not associated with any particular mountains. In Sierra Mist, the logo symbolizes the freshness of the drink and its ability to quench thirst. For this purpose, the rocky peaks are combined with a slice of citrus, which in its yellow-green color simultaneously resembles lime and lemon – a three-level diagonal inscription between white-gray mountains and a multicolored slice of fruit. The first two lines contain the brand name, consisting of bold letters with triangular serifs. At the very bottom is the phrase “LEMON LIME SODA.”

Coors Light

Logo Coors Light

For Coors Light beer, the mountain logo is a way to show the freshness and coolness of the alcoholic beverage. In one version, the peaks were depicted as two connected triangles in light gray and served as the base for the dark red word “Coors,” written in italics. The other half of the name was located slightly to the right on the same line. The designers rendered it in dark gray capital letters, using a bold sans serif font with clipped lines on some of the glyphs.

 Asheville Tourists

Logo Asheville Tourists

The Asheville Tourists baseball club logo also features mountains, although here, they look more like high hills. Their silhouette has a dark blue color as the designers decided to depict a night landscape with stars, a moon, and a comet flying by, which is a falling balloon. The moon casts a silvery blue light on the tops. The outline of the emblem is outlined in exactly the same color, and the word “ASHEVILLE” is drawn at the top. On the background of the circle with picturesque nature is a stylized inscription “Tourists.” It is handwritten and contains the letter “i” with a five-pointed star instead of a dot.

Salem Red Sox

Logo Salem Red Sox

The Salem Red Sox team logo is a tribute to the city where the baseball club is located. Its stadium offers a picturesque view of the mountains, in which a dark ridge rises on the horizon. Thus, the emblem of the sports team contains several blue mountain ranges varying in shape and shade. The upper half of the horizontal oval is occupied by a misty outline, and the lower part is painted with a solid dark blue color. In the center, the phrase “RED SOX” is written in shaped font, separated by an image of red socks. Above it is the arched word “SALEM.” The lower part is occupied by two lines: “EST. 2009” and “VIRGINIA” with the letter “G” in the form of a swirling arrow.

Colorado Springs Sky Sox

Logo Colorado Springs Sky Sox

Colorado Springs, like Salem, has its own professional baseball team called the Sox, more specifically the Sky Sox. When creating the emblem for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, the designers used the Rocky Mountains on the eastern spurs, which is where the sports club’s hometown is located. The mountains on the emblem are depicted as craggy peaks with dark and light blue stripes. The name of the team is written below, in white letters with a pink outline resembling teeth. Directly above them are two stylized eyes with cloud-shaped eyebrows.

Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference

Logo Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference

Naturally, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference logo features mountains, as they are mentioned in the name. The designers made them the top of a rhombus, and in the lower half, they depicted a landscape of dark blue Christmas trees against an orange sky. The three mountain peaks have the same color scheme, which gives the impression that the morning sun is falling on them. The rhombus structure is broken by the white abbreviation “RMAC,” located inside a dark blue plate in the center of the emblem. The small triangular serifs fit perfectly into the overall geometry.


Logo Aquafina

This list includes another brand under which purified bottled water is sold. For Aquafina, the mountain logo is a symbol of freshness, pleasant coolness, and quenching thirst. At the same time, there is no direct connection with mountain mineral springs, as all bottled water is tap water. The artists depicted the two peaks with a light gray gradient against the background of the rising red sun. For balance, blue lettering was added at the bottom in large but rather thin letters. A special font was designed for the brand name, so the two “A’s” are disproportionate.

Prudential Financial

Logo Prudential Financial

In the case of Prudential Financial, the logo is a stylized image of the Rock of Gibraltar. The famous peak is represented in the form of white and blue spots and stripes, which are placed inside a circle. It became the symbol of the investment and insurance company after one of the advertising agents passed by Snake Hill and was inspired by the beauty of the local landscape. This happened in the 1890s. Since then, the emblem has changed many times until the modern version appeared – a simplified pictogram signed at the bottom with the word “Prudential.”

Colorado Rapids

Logo Colorado Rapids

The designers who developed the mountain emblem for the Colorado Rapids team dedicated it to the landscape features of Colorado. This is another case where geography is directly reflected in the brand’s visual identity. The mountain peak is depicted as a jagged triangle. Its left side is light gray, the right side is light blue, and a white line is drawn on top to simulate snow. In the center is a soccer ball hovering over the number “96”. At the top, in white letters, is the name of the team. All of this is placed within an uneven maroon rhombic shield.

Paramount Pictures

Logo Paramount Pictures

Paramount Pictures has a simple but recognizable logo. It features a white silhouette of a mountain against a black semicircle in an arch of 22 stars. It is believed to be an image of the summit of Mount Ben Lomond in Utah, where the founder of the Hollywood film company is from. The brand’s name is written in white handwriting above the mountain.


Logo Brumbies

Australian rugby club Brumbies chose a galloping blue horse as the star of its emblem. Its name is associated with wild horses, which used to be domestic but then ran away or were released. As for the mountains, their gray peaks with white patches of snow are depicted in the background. Those who created the Brumbies emblem decided to depict the stylized Brindabella Ranges as they are located near Canberra, the home of the rugby club.

Pacific-12 Conference

Logo Pacific-12 Conference

The Pacific-12 Conference logo looks powerful and modern. Its base is a triangular heraldic shield with a black outline. The inner part contains a bright blue numeral “12” in a white circle and light-colored letters “PAC” formed by negative space on a dark blue background. White lines stretch upward from the circle between the two “A” diagonals. They form a right angle, similar to a snow-covered mountain peak.

Pacific West Conference

Logo Pacific West Conference

The PacWest is another association of sports teams using a mountaintop emblem. Designers created a round-shaped emblem for the Pacific West Conference and placed it in a thin black ring. The blue circle contains white elements – called negative space. Three angled lines at the top form silhouettes of mountains, and a wavy stripe drawn below them resemble hills on the horizon. Below is a two-line inscription: “PacWest CONFERENCE.” Its sans-serif font looks balanced against the abstract background.

Appalachian League

Logo Appalachian League

In the case of the Appalachian League, the logo resembles a rondel in its structure. The central circle depicts the very Appalachian Mountains, after which the sports organization was named. They are colored green and rise against an orange sky, while the foreground is occupied by a forest in the form of a solid dark spot. In a black border separated by two green lines is the phrase “APPALACHIAN LEAGUE” in white. There are also two ribbons labeled “EST.” and “1911”.

Outback Bowl

Logo Outback Bowl

The Outback Bowl logo also featured a mountain, but it was depicted as a long dark red band with uneven hillocks. A brown boomerang, stylized as an American soccer, flew overhead. At the bottom was the name of the championship. The base was a yellow oval in a silver gradient frame. This emblem is no longer used as the annual competition has been renamed the ReliaQuest Bowl.

Big Sky Conference

Logo Big Sky Conference

This organization’s emblem is an expanding blue polygon with lettering. The letters in the top line gradually enlarge to show perspective to depict three-dimensional space on a plane. Below are white mountains with light blue peaks. The designers who developed the logo for the Big Sky Conference gave the landscape an abstract look.

Northwest League

Logo Northwest League

Todd Radom, a renowned sports emblem designer, created an emblem for the Northwest League featuring mountains, water, and trees to match the geographical features of the Northwest region. These elements are placed in a ring that bears the name of the baseball league. The bright color palette looks stylish and modern.

Northwest Conference

Logo Northwest Conference

The Northwest Conference logo is also not without a picturesque mountain; only here is it presented as a single dark gray band. On the left is an abstract green Christmas tree, and below it is a blue river. At the bottom, the abbreviation “NWC” is written in block font. The second line contains the full conference name.

Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference

Logo Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference

The mountain logo is an homage to the home region in which the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference is located. The three white and gray peaks are a stylized representation of the Allegheny Mountains, which are part of the Appalachian Mountains. The emblem also includes three silver stars and the name of the sports organization in white sans-serif letters. The base is a dark blue circle with the crossed inscription “AMCC.”

National Park Service

Logo National Park Service

This federal agency manages all coastal conservation areas and national parks in the United States. Therefore, the logo of the National Park Service consists of elements related to nature. On the horizon, you can see a mountain with a snow-covered peak, and in front of it are a tall tree and a lot of small fir trees. And on the background of the picturesque landscape grazes a lonely buffalo. The drawing has the shape of an inverted arrowhead and is executed in white sans-serif font.


Logo AIA

American International Assurance is the largest insurance company not only in Hong Kong but in all of Asia. It provides life insurance and financial services. At the same time, the AIA logo contains an image of Mount Everest in a white circle with a dark red outline. The summit is painted in the same colors and appears three-dimensional due to the negative space. In this case, the mountain symbolizes confidence, strength, hope, stability, and inviolability.