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Clarifying leprechaun origins

Letter to the Editor | Wednesday, March 28, 2007

In his March 26 Letter to the Editor (“Logo conflict embarrassing”), freshman Charles Cossell wrote that Notre Dame’s leprechaun logo was actually designed by Cathedral High School. That is incorrect. According to University records, the leprechaun character was designed by the late Ted Drake of Elkhart, Ind., and used for the first time in 1964. Mr. Drake also created the logo of the Chicago Bulls, designed several Notre Dame football program covers and did all the print artwork for the children’s program “Kukla, Fran and Ollie.”

Dennis K. Brown

Assistant Vice President

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March 28