Wednesday Inspiration: Universities Typography

The types used by venerable universities is probably not one of the decisive reasons for your choice, but you can’t deny that a good type in the right place can work miracles. We brought together logos from all around the world. They are the types that students will see everywhere for a few good years, not to mention that they will be on their diplomas for eternity.

Notice how playful the types in newer universities can get, and the special attachment old universities have to their mature types. Don’t worry, they’re not all Old English fonts. It’s a pretty interesting trip. Take a look! In your opinion, which type has graduated with distinction? Do you have a favorite uni logo? Share!

Berkeley

3

Princeton

2

Sapienza

1b

Napier

ENU_LogoV1_CMYK

Oxford

7

Liverpool

3

Exeter

14

Cambridge

8

Brown

5

NYU

12

Drury

15

Goldsmiths

11

Sydney

10

Hong Kong

9

Stanford

6

Sorbonne

1a