Historically, the University of Insubria logo dates back to two decorative stamps, called pintaderas (pintadera from Spanish pintado). These stamps were probably used to mark flocks of livestock or for other ritual purposes.
The stamps were found during an excavation of neolithical villages in the areas of Como (Montano Lucino) and on the lake of Varese (Isolino Virginia) dating back roughly four thousand years B.C.
A Dutch designer named Paul Scharff elaborated the spirals represented in the findings. His representation of the spirals was selected over several other proposals.
The final green University of Insubria logo is reminiscent of Insubria’s rich vegetation. The spirals illustrate two rivers flowing into each other to become a single unique river, which represents the University and its desire to culturally provide for the Insubria territory.