Cincinnati Logo

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Cincinnati is the name of an American soccer club, which only existed for three years, from 2015 until 2018. The club, nicknamed Orange and Blue, was not very successful in the league and was rebranded in 2018, getting Jaan Stam as the head coach. Today the club, owned by Carl Linder III, plays in MLS, Major League Soccer.

Meaning and history

Cincinnati Logo history

The visual identity of the American soccer team has only had one major redesign in the club’s history, but the main theme and color palette remained the same as on the original version, created in 2015. The Cincinnati FC logo is pretty simple in terms of composition, but it looks really stylish and modern due to the brilliant execution and the bright color palette.

2015 — 2018

Cincinnati 2015

The original version of the logo was designed for FC Cincinnati in 2015 and stayed with the club only for three years. It was a solid blue crest with an orange outline and an interesting geometric top part, resembling a minimalist crown. Above the orange “crown” there was another smaller crest placed, colored orange, with no elements drawn on it.

The main body of the crest comprised bold enlarged “FC” letters in orange sans-serif and a thin and delicate “Cincinnati” inscription in white. Under the wordmark there was a heraldic contoured image of a winged lion with the sword placed, symbolizing courage and power.

2019 — Today

Cincinnati logo

The logo from 2019 is a modified and modernized version of the previous Cincinnati badge, which keeps all the main element a, but represents them in a more stylish way. The shield now features a more geometric and sleek shape, being wider and sharper than the one from the 2015 logo. It is colored blue and orange and diagonally sprout in two parts by a wide white line, coming from the bottom left to the top right corner. The line comprises a bold deep blue “Cincinnati” lettering in all capitals, executed in a custom clean sand-serif typeface.

The upper part of the crest is colored blue and has only two white letters in it — “FC” with their edges cut diagonally and the tail of the letter “F” slightly elongated.

The bottom and the bigger part of the crest are colored orange and have a white-winged lion with a sword on it. The heraldic symbol is enlarged in comparison with the previous version, and more visible.

The white, blue, and orange color palette of the Cincinnati FC logo represents the club as a professional, reliable, and energetic one, evoking a sense of loyalty, passion, and responsibility and showing the club’s character and values at their best: