French Ligue 1 logo

French Ligue 1 logo

Although the logo of France’s top football league, Ligue 1′, is built on the most generic symbol, it has a very distinctive look. How is it possible?

French Ligue 1 logo history

From the very first glance, you may notice that the “ball” seen on the French League 1 logo is far from a regular football. Although you may definitely identify hexagonal shapes on it, they don’t look exactly like the seams on an average football but are rather parts of unusual 3D design elements. They look a bit like hexagonal screw heads with a white gap on one of the sides. Also, while the “football” design does imply a circular shape, there isn’t really a circle outline. The logo features a pictorial “explanation,” a figure of a player who is about to kick a ball.

Ligue 1 logo

The choice of color on the old logo, metallic silver, added to the overall futuristic and high tech impression.

When in 2017 the European furniture retail chain Conforama signed a title sponsorship deal with Ligue 1, the logo was updated. While all the elements of the old emblem can be seen on the modified French League 1 logo, they are now given in black. The lettering “Conforama” in red was added below the text “Ligue 1”, while the white background of the original emblem became yellow.

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