Mystery Logo from Duluth Shirt

This sweatshirt logo is clearly connected to some sort of Duluth organization, but what? Does that symbol represent some combination of letters or some concept? Does anyone recognize this logo?

Local music archivist and amateur vintage apparel collector Walter Raschick found the garment and is curious what that logo might represent.

The tag indicates the shirt is a blend of half cotton and half Creslan acrylic fiber. Creslan was developed in the 1950s by American Cyanamid Company of New York, so that’s not really a clue at all. The sweatshirt looks like it’s from the 1980s.

9 Comments

runningman

about 4 weeks ago

Looks like Duluth YMCA?

Paul Lundgren

about 4 weeks ago



While it doesn't look like a YMCA logo in general, I can see how the right side can be flipped upside down to kind of look like part of the current Y logo and maybe get one thinking about it.

bryan wentworth

about 4 weeks ago

Piggy backing off the first two comments. All the shapes look like an anagram for YMCA.
  

bryan wentworth

about 4 weeks ago

*Or maybe it’s called an Ambigram? Some sort of word picture.

Paul Lundgren

about 4 weeks ago



Personally, I think it looks more like a logo for the famous Duluth partnership of KOAVH -- Kampgrounds of America and Van Halen.

jj

about 4 weeks ago

It looks like it contains the letters DAVTI for Vo-Tech as it was referred to at one time. Someone outlined the letters and it occurred that that is what is spelled out.

jj

about 4 weeks ago

Or should I say only AVTI and Duluth is the location.

Paul Lundgren

about 4 weeks ago

I think Duluth Area Vocational Technical Institute is the best guess so far. That's the name of what is now called Lake Superior College.

I have a hard time finding anything in that logo that resembles a T, but I still think it's likely to be correct.

Here's a rundown of Lake Superior College names throughout its history:

Salter School, 1946 to '68
Duluth Area Institute of Technology, 1968 to '72
Duluth Area Vocational Technical Institute, 1972 to '87
Duluth Technical Institute, 1987 to '89
Duluth Community College Center, 1989 to '95
Lake Superior College, 1995 to present

More on the history of the college at lsc.edu.

TimK

about 3 weeks ago

I thought it was the logo for some Jim Richardson aquatic project. Join the NAVYi.

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