The Nebraska athletic division unveiled a modernized model of its Herbie Husker emblem earlier this week, in addition to eight extra sport-specific iterations of the beloved mascot.
“Our followers are keen about all issues associated to the Huskers, they usually have a specific fondness for Herbie,” athletic director Trev Alberts stated. “We’re excited to current modernized Herbie Husker marks and logos and thrilled to unveil our new Herbie mascot at Saturday’s spring recreation.”
Herbie Husker was created by Lubbock, Texas, newspaper cartoonist Dirk West for the quilt of the Cornhuskers’ 1974 media information. He depicts a blonde-haired, blue-eyed farmer sporting blue overalls with an ear of corn in his pocket and a giant crimson cowboy hat on his head.
Nebraska gave Herbie a full-body makeover in 2003, buying and selling his blonde hair and overalls for brown hair, a crimson polo and blue denims. Nonetheless, that design was phased out by the top of the last decade due to nostalgia for the classic mark.
The unique Herbie was holding a soccer in his proper arm and making an “OK gesture along with his left hand, a gesture that’s generally considered as a approach to point out that “all is effectively” however has been just lately categorized as an emblem of white supremacy.
Nebraska made a slight alternation to the logo last year, altering the gesture to 1 that insinuates the Cornhuskers are “No. 1.” This transformation, which was carried out by the in-house design staff, matched the emblem for Herbie’s counterpart, Lil’ Pink.
It was round that point that Nebraska started working with Torch Artistic to develop the brand new logos, which also include updates to the logos for Lil’ Red and the Blackshirts, a time period that dates again to 1964 and was impressed by the black jerseys the Cornhuskers’ first-team protection wore in observe.
“(We) labored to match (the athletic division’s) enthusiasm in making a extra modern search for Herbie but harkens again to the unique 1974 model,” Torch Artistic stated. “Very similar to that iteration, we hope the fashionable Herbie continues to signify the heritage of the college and its passionate fanbase.”