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    Question on Cardinal and Gold colors

    Does anyone out there know the exact RGB numbers for our school colors?? Thank you in advance. I want to try to have cardinal as a background and gold as a font color on all my ISU stuff on my web site.


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    Re: Question on Cardinal and Gold colors

    FROM CYCLONE.COM

    The saga of Iowa State University’s colors began in the 1890s. Originally, silver, yellow and black were chosen to be the school’s colors and the student newspaper explained those choices (tongue in cheek) like this:
    · Silver: denoting the mechanical department on which is engraved in violet colors the letters, “IAC (Iowa Agricultural College)”
    · Yellow: signifying the golden harvest, which is claimed by the generals
    · Black: symbolizing death, assigned to the Vet Department who kill but never cure
    On Oct. 3, 1899, news reports stated that the colors “are pretty, but absolutely impossible to use in any way that would uniform our athletes. The colors adopted for a college athletic team determine what shall be the colors of the college.” One week later a special council committee investigating suitable colors for the team sweaters favored: “a cardinal sweater with a gold letter. This is a commendable improvement and makes a distinctive and striking set of colors. From the prominence of cardinal and gold at the Nebraska game, it is evident that common consent will very soon adopt these as the college colors.” Continuing on to today, the school colors are cardinal (Pantone 200) and gold (Pantone 130).



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    Re: Question on Cardinal and Gold colors

    Quote Originally Posted by wesley_w View Post
    Does anyone out there know the exact RGB numbers for our school colors?? Thank you in advance. I want to try to have cardinal as a background and gold as a font color on all my ISU stuff on my web site.
    Assuming you mean the hex code...
    Cardinal - a70000
    Gold - ffb000

    Those are the web-safe ones. Photoshop will give you different numbers.


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    Re: Question on Cardinal and Gold colors

    Here is a website with all the Iowa State color pantones.

    http://www.cyclones.com//pdf1/91754....B_OEM_ID=10700


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    Re: Question on Cardinal and Gold colors

    Pantone 200 R196 G30 B58 #C41E3A

    Pantone 130 R234 G175 B15 #EAAF0F



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    Re: Question on Cardinal and Gold colors

    Quote Originally Posted by enolcyc View Post
    Continuing on to today, the school colors are cardinal (Pantone 200) and gold (Pantone 130).
    That's for the previous logo set (Gold 130, Cardinal 200, Navy 282).

    The I-State logo set:
    187 - Cardinal
    202 - Cardinal shadow
    123 - Gold
    121 - Gold highlight



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    Re: Question on Cardinal and Gold colors

    Thanks everyone. I noticed on the page that cycofan1 linked that ISU even developed their own font. I might contact the designer and see if he will let me use it. They rightfully probably don't want to give it out but it won't hurt for me to ask.


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    Re: Question on Cardinal and Gold colors

    Here is what it looks like with the ISU colors. Thanks to everyone who helped me. I have to find out how to increase my font size. By the way, the image of Nick Fanthorpe is about a half second before he gets injured.

    Iowa State Cyclone Wrestling • 2008 - 2009


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    Re: Question on Cardinal and Gold colors

    Looks really good Wesley. Nice work!!!!


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