The Johns Hopkins Athletics logo combines the shield shape with our official rendering of the Blue Jay. The wordmark deliberately departs from the standard University logo architecture.
Just like other official Johns Hopkins logos, the Athletics shield can be used independently from the wordmark on items where “Hopkins” or “Johns Hopkins” appears elsewhere (ex. Athlete uniforms).
Similar to the standard logo architecture considerations for interdisciplinary collaborations, there are variations of the Athletics logo unique to each sport for use on team-specific merchandise and materials.
Johns Hopkins official mascot rendering can be used outside of Athletics with limited use as a secondary graphic. When the Blue Jay graphic is used independently from the shield it must be cropped. The graphic is not to be used as a substitute for the University Athletics logo.
The Block Split H is a graphic that uses the Quadon font. It cannot be used as a substitute for the University Athletics Logo or official sports logo. It may not be altered or locked up with any Athletics logo. The color division of the H should never change direction, nor should the proportion or the font change.
Where this graphic was created as part of the Athletics identity, use has evolved. The Block Split H can be considered for use as a secondary graphic to represent affinity among our alumni and current student audiences. The Block Split H cannot be used in place of official logos. Use is limited and should only be considered for informal uses, including wall art, banners, and merchandise.
The Baby Jay graphic was created specifically for use on youth merchandise and collateral specific to youth and family programming. This illustration should not be used in place of official JHU logos.
The Jays hand lettering was created in the late 1970s for Hopkins helmets and was refined in 2008 for men’s lacrosse. It has not changed since then. To preserve the vintage exclusivity of this unique graphic, use is restricted to limited informal athletics uses, including wall art, banners, and clothing. This artwork is strictly for internal JHU Athletics use only.
The Historic NAG Jay was first created in 1966, by Neil Albert Grauer (NAG) while an undergraduate at Johns Hopkins University. Since then, the NAG Jay has been used by the university in many capacities. In 2017, a complete set of NAG Jays (one for each sport) was drawn by the hand of its original creator, creating the full athletic catalog of official NAG Jays.
The NAG Jay cannot be used as a substitute for the University Athletics logo or official sports logos. It may be used as a graphic element for informal uses, including wall art, brochures, banners, invitations, and clothing. This artwork is strictly for internal JHU Athletics use only.