Nittany Lion Shield

The Nittany Lion has been a symbol for Penn State since 1907. The most universally known and recognizable image is that of the Nittany Lion statue, which was sculpted by Heinz Warneke in 1942 as a gift from the class of 1940.

We have retained the visual equities of the Lion, shield, and Penn State blue color, which are important components of our visual heritage. In this shield, we have focused on the head and face of the Nittany Lion Shrine, resulting in a more contemporary and engaging rendition.

The shield works well in both large and small sizes, and it reproduces well in the digital environment.

Never redraw or try to recreate our shield. Any modification of our shield diminishes its impact and weakens our legal protection. Only authorized artwork may be used.

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