When you think of some football team, what is the first image in mind? Of course, we usually think of the characteristic uniform color, the best player and the logotype, which contribute to the variety of football clubs all over the world. In this context, the distinctive color of the uniform reflects a national flag of the team or is agreed with FIFA Committee. And what is about its emblem? How do they appear?
The emblem is pretty obligatory issue for every football team notwithstanding its achievements, wins or advancement within top ratings. Besides managing the representative function, it demonstrates a respect to team members, football fans, old sport traditions and occurring events. It is determined to reflect team history, life and sport style it carries and a distinctiveness of the whole nation. Hence, creating team logotype is an important question to consider, especially from the point of its design.
In particular, football logotype is an object of creativity, imagination and reflection, which usually is made thanks to the efforts of team leaders, management and fan-clubs. To give some details, special contests are arranged sometimes to encourage fans to introduce their vision of football team font or graphics. The best one is chosen to be established as football club symbol or to replace the previous one.
Certain example of club emblem might be provided. Modern coat of arms of Chelsea is graphically simplistic best-known emblem of the history of Chelsea (used from 1953 to 1986). Its emblem depicts round shield with a blue border and white center field. There is a ceremonial blue lion holding a staff in the paws in its center. The blue border carries scripts of “Chelsea” and “Football Club”, which are divided by two pairs of roses and balls. Such a vision of Chelsea Football Club was adapted in 2004 and introduced in 2005 as a replacement of the previous one, so there were three symbols in total before this one. The emblem of 1953 was the basic one, mirroring the emblem of Chelsea Municipality and it was offered by team manager Ted Drake. Ceremonial Lion is one of the elements of the municipal coat of arms and is family coat of arms of an old family Cadogan. It was proposed by Earl Cadogan , head of the municipality and the club president at the time. Staff in the lion paws symbolizes Westminster Abbey. Red roses symbolize England, soccer balls – the game. Hence, such a sport font is a true reflection of football team history and national origin, which is introduced to show its face in front of fans and competitors.
Maria Kruk, an author for Fontsy.com