Castorama Logo

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Castorama Logo

Castorama is a French private retailer company specialized in trading do-it-yourself items, home improvement instruments and materials as well as gardening products. It was founded by French entrepreneur Christian Dubois in 1969 in Lille, France. In the eighties, the company was rapidly developing and, in the nineties started expanding across the borders, having opened its first hypermarket in Italy. In 1998 – 2002, the British multinational retailing group Kingfisher plc acquired Castorama, which continues to operate under its previous name but within the Kingfisher group.

The logo, its meaning and history

Castorama Logo history

The logo of Castorama consists of the company’s name written in block letters. The graphics of the letters are rounded and reader-friendly, very close to the font Neometric Alt Extra Bold. Initially, the wordmark was made in bumblebee yellow colour on a cobalt blue rectangular background.

As explained by Castorama web site, the yellow colour refers to the sunlight, it is associated with the feelings of optimism and hope, while the blue tone of the logo is linked to the freshness of the sea and the sky, referring to the sense of confidence, security and the order.

Lately, the logo was modified. It is still the name of the company, but this time it is written in block letters of a dark tone of cerulean blue colour against a white background. The yellow colour is preserved in the logo by placing a bumblebee yellow oval next to the wordmark. There is also another version with white letters on a blue background. Sometime the logo may be on a black rectangular background with blue letters of the brand name; in this case, both the wordmark and the yellow oval have a thin white border.

Castorama Logo

For many partners and clients of Castorama, its logo is associated with the company’s declared mission, which is to make its customers stronger and give them a broader choice of possibilities through a large assortment of items and constantly lower prices. The company’s undertaking is to work for those who make repairs in their home or garden.