Hamline News

February 11, 2014

Piper Image Revealed

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Hamline is excited to reveal the new Piper graphic image. Following the debut of the redesigned Piper mascot this fall, the Piper’s updated look has now been translated into a graphic image. The official logo may be used on Hamline Athletics uniforms and other apparel, and is currently available on t-shirts, hoodies, and drawstring bags at the Hamline Bookstore and Leo’s Corner.

The Piper has served as the Hamline mascot since the 1920s and has been through many costume changes over the years. Similarly, there have been several graphic depictions of the Piper starting as early as 1925, but the mascot illustrations have never been in line with the Piper costume design. A timeline of the evolving look of the Hamline Piper during the last 90 years can be found on the Piper mascot history page

The Piper is an important embodiment of spirit, tradition, and community at Hamline, and Hamline athletic teams, organizations, students, staff, and faculty are invited to embrace the updated look. As a highly-recognizable symbol of Hamline University, protecting the integrity of the graphic image and ensuring consistency of it wherever it is used is important.

Many offices contributed to the redesign of the Piper mascot and graphic image, including the College of Liberal Arts Dean's Office, Student Affairs, Development and Alumni Relations, Athletics, and the Hamline Undergraduate Student Congress. In the creation of the new design, not only were past illustrations used as a source of inspiration, but also feedback from the Hamline community in the Piper survey.
Please share the attached image of the Piper with Hamline athletes, students, staff, and faculty, and encourage them to read the usage guidelines and email the Office of Strategic Communication if they would like to use the Piper on their own printed materials, publicity, social media, clothing, or for another purpose. 

Check out the Hamline Piper gear at the bookstore and Leo’s corner and share a photo of yourself showing your Piper pride on social media using #HamlinePiper. Watch for those photos on Hamline’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages as well as the website, Inside Hamline, and digital signage. #GoHU!