NC-Wilmington Seahawks Logo

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The sports division of the University of North Carolina uses a logo featuring the team’s mascot and the acronym of its name. The hawk symbolism in the NC-Wilmington Seahawks emblem reflects strength and vigilance, attentiveness and determination, aggression and insight.

NC-Wilmington Seahawks: Brand overview

Founded:1977
Headquarters:
Wilmington, North Carolina, U.S.
Website:uncwsports.com
The NC-Wilmington Seahawks comprise 19 sports teams in Wilmington, North Carolina, sponsored by the University of North Carolina Wilmington. They are part of the Colonial Athletic Association and are members of NCAA Division I. The division includes eight men’s and 11 women’s teams in sports such as basketball, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, diving, and track and field, among others. They are led by Jimmy Bass.

Meaning and History

NC-Wilmington Seahawks Logo History

Throughout its long history, the sports organization has had several logos, but its most famous image appeared in 1977. This hawk is strong, keen, carefree, and attentive.

What is NC-Wilmington Seahawks?

The NC Wilmington Seahawks is a sports department that is part of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. It consists of 19 men’s and women’s teams that participate in the NCAA at the Division I level and are members of the Colonial Athletic Association.

1997 – 1985

NC-Wilmington Seahawks Logo 1977-1985

The first logo featured a feathered predator in mid-flight. Its wings were widely spread, and its talons, with sharp claws, were drawn together as if it were about to capture prey it had spotted. The white hawk had a green border with emphasis on the tail and left wing. The other lines were thin, precisely depicting a real bird.

1986 – 1991

NC-Wilmington Seahawks Logo 1986-1991

In 1986, the emblem featured a cartoonish image. The predator was drawn full-length on humanoid legs with a distinctive ring-like structure at the bottom. Instead of talons, it had three round protrusions. A sailor’s hat adorned its head, and it wore a T-shirt with the horizontal inscription “UNCW.” The anthropomorphic character, painted in a toxic green color, was depicted with tightly clenched fists and gritted teeth. Its eyebrows were menacingly drawn, and its black eyes looked forward.

1992 – 2014

NC-Wilmington Seahawks Logo 1992-2014

During this period, the sports association’s emblem used an abstract hawk. The bird was depicted in profile looking left. Its beak was sharp, hook-like. The eye was placed on a dark horizontal line. The top of the head was cut off, and below was the department’s acronym, underscored by a wide line with slanted edges. Beige and blue were added to the traditional green color.

2015 – today

NC-Wilmington Seahawks Logo 2015-Present

The current logo, updated in 2015, features a full-length hawk. It has a menacing, intimidating look due to the triangle formed by the wide plumage of the neck and the narrow, sharp beak. Three raised feathers are drawn on the back of the neck. The eyes are semi-circular as if narrowed in a gaze. A white wavy mark on the forehead almost replicates the contours of the yellow beak.

Below is the word “UNCW,” written in chopped square letters. Below that is the inscription “Seahawks.” It is smaller, consists of capital letters, and is divided by two arc-shaped lines.

Font and Colors

NC-Wilmington Seahawks Emblem

The branding of the NC-Wilmington Seahawks Sports Association has always contained the main image – the hawk. The bird is played with in different places and in different styles, but everywhere, its predatory nature is emphasized – swift, aggressive, gripping, and forceful. The color palette, consisting of various shades of green, yellow (sandy and golden), white, and blue, remains constant.

NC-Wilmington Seahawks color codes

Dark Midnight BlueHex color:#003366
RGB:0 51 102
CMYK:100 50 0 60
Pantone:PMS 294 C
Caribbean CurrentHex color:#006666
RGB:0 102 102
CMYK:100 0 0 60
Pantone:PMS 329 C
GoldHex color:#ffd600
RGB:255 214 0
CMYK:0 16 100 0
Pantone:PMS 109 C