The Legend of the Flying WV


By Jake Stump from University Relations/News for WVUsports.com
December 21, 2012 10:10 AM




The name John Martin may not ring a bell.

But his work will.

If you’re a tried-and-true Mountaineer, you live and breathe one of his proudest works everyday – the Flying WV logo, the official symbol of West Virginia University.

From his native Kansas, Martin traveled to Morgantown for the Dec. 1 football game between the Mountaineers and the Kansas Jayhawks. He sat down and talked to us for this video, and he couldn’t believe his eyes as he ventured through the streets of Morgantown.

What he scribbled on scratch paper back in 1980 was everywhere.

And although Martin did not go to school here, he will forever be a Mountaineer for designing the crisp, clean logo that unites all of us who bleed the gold and blue.

Here is the full story: http://alumnimag.wvu.edu/the-legend-of-the-flying-wv



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