Detail from the 1931 Big Game program cover.
The original 1868 University of California seal and the new logo recently adopted by UC.
A story that went online Friday and in print on Monday about the new University of California logo has drawn a lot of response, most of it not very complimentary.
We don’t choose to enter the debate here (you can vote for yourself via our online poll , where the original seal is preferred by 95 percent of those responding), but want to offer a few looks at how the original logo has been creatively and colorfully used in the past.
The seals of Cal and Stanford were used as a sort of coat-of-arms on the cover of the 1931 Big Game program played at The Farm.
The 1868 seal was also used on the cover of the 1967 Big Game program.
The star and "Let There Be Light" slogan from the seal were altered by a cartoonist for Cal campus humor magazine The Pelican for a 1914 panel commenting on women's suffrage.