Crystal Palace Logo

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While the origins of the Crystal Palace Football Club can be traced to 1985, it was officially founded in 1905 at the famous Crystal Palace Exhibition building in Selhurst, London.

Meaning and history

1935 – 1955

Crystal Palace Logo-1935
The initial badge of the British football club, which was used for almost twenty years, was a very simple yet still elegant square badge in dark burgundy with just four-letter on it. The upper level contained two smooth and orange blue “CP” letters, which stood for “Crystal Palace”, and the bottom line consisted of “FC” for “Football Club”, written in the same style and color.

1955 – 1960s

Crystal Palace Logo-1955
The first logo redesign was held by the club in 1955. And this is when a very interesting and detailed badge saw the light. It was a black and white stylized palace image with a burgundy and blue crest in the middle. The “Crystal Palace FC” wordmark was written in bold black sans-serif on a white horizontal ribbon in a black outline, placed under the image.

1960s – 1964

Crystal Palace Logo-1960
The redesign of the 1960s created a new image of the palace — a very detailed one, executed in many thin gray lines. The Crystal Palace crest on this version was executed in gray and white color palette and asked a thick gold frame, which was balanced by the gold framing of the wide wavy ribbon with the black bold logotype on it.

1964 – 1974

Crystal Palace Logo-1964
In 1964 the club started to use a bright and minimalist badge as the main part of its visual identity. It was an in framed smooth crest pouring down, with its left part in bright blue, and the right one — in scarlet red. The two parts were separated by a thick vertical white line.

1967 – 1972

Crystal Palace Logo-1967
The logo, introduced by the club in 1967, featured a solid burgundy square banner with yellow diagonal lettering on two levels. The “Crystal Palace” was executed in a smooth and elegant handwritten cursive, which evoked a light and tender feeling, though the intense color palette of the logo reflected the strong character of the club.

1972 – 1973

Crystal Palace Logo-1972
In 1972 a modern and minimalist badge in the Art-Deco style was created for the club. It was a circular emblem with the middle part in white with a light blue stylized “CP” monogram and a wide burgundy frame around it. The lettering was written around the perimeter of the frame, executed in a lightweight sans-serif typeface, with its uppercase letters looking fresh and stylish.

1973 – 1987

Crystal Palace Logo-1973
The iconic Crystal Palace Eagle appeared on the club’s logo in 1973. It was a new red white and blue circular badge with extra bold sans-serif lettering in blue written around the white framing of the logo. The eagle was drawn in white and outlined in thin black, placed on a red background and holding a white and black football.

1987 – 1994

Crystal Palace Logo-1987
The redesign of 1987 refined the eagle image in the Crystal Palace badge and switched the color palette of the club’s logo to blue in three shades and red. The bird with the football was now placed on the upper part of the badge, and under it — the stylized image of the palace in two light shades of blue. The white lettering was arched from the center under the Eagle, placed on two solid red ribbons.

1994 – 2013

Crystal Palace Logo-1994

While the following badge preserved the structure of its forerunner, the eagle now had a more aggressive, eagle-like look, as the club’s chairman Ron Noades supposed that the bird from the old logo could have been easily mistaken for a phoenix.

2013 – Today

Crystal Palace logo

In advance of the 2013/14 playing season, the Crystal Palace new logo was introduced, which actually looks more like the 1973 badge than the 1993 one. It’s far from being an exact replica, though.

Color

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The dark shade of blue is paired with a noble, saturated shade of red, while grey and white are used as secondary colors.

Crystal Palace emblem

What is Crystal Palace?
Crystal Palace is the name of the British football club, which was established at the beginning of the 20th century. For the most part of its history, the club was competing in the Premier League but has never achieved super successful results.