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Towson University, Maryland (U.S.)
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Towson University is located in Towson Maryland, the county seat of Baltimore
County. Towson University was founded in 1866 with the name Maryland Normal
School. In 1935, it became known as Towson State Teacher's College and in 1963
became known as Towson State College. In 1976 it was granted University status
and became known as Towson State University. By 1988 it became part of the
University of Maryland system and on July 1, 1997 the name was again changed to
There seem to be at least two flags for the University. At
http://tiger.towson.edu/users/jander15/flag one sees a flag which is likely
unofficial or possibly an alternate flag. At
http://pages.towson.edu/designandpublications/space.html you see the
university signature which is prominent on the flag I saw, with some exceptions.
The Towson University Brand Mark is the visual representation of
Towson University and communicates the university's personality.
Building on existing brand equity in the school colors of White,
Gold and Black, the brand mark expresses the energetic image of
Towson University. The use of two flags anchored in the word Towson
ties the modern brand mark to the tradition of the flags in the
formal university seal, and shows the aspirational attitude that
Gold and black being the colors of the Calvert Arms,
the differences I noted on the flag were:
In addition, I seem to recall that the tiger head in the athletics brand mark may be on a flag as well (from a prior visit to the University). see
http://pages.towson.edu/designandpublications/tiger.html, if so making the university have at least 3 flags, perhaps more. But that was a bad day for sightings.
- There was no lettering on the flag.
- The black "flag" in the logo was blue (B or B+).
- The field of the flag was black.
- The logotype/brand mark was throughout.
Phil Nelson, 16 October 2005