Indian Premier League Logo

Indian Premier League Logo
Indian Premier League Logo PNG

Indian Premier League, or IPL, is the professional men’s cricket league, which was established in India in 2007, and had its first season played in 2008. Today IPL is the most watched cricket league in the world.

Meaning and history

The Indian Premier League cricket is a world-class tournament, which was established in 2007 for men’s cricket teams competition. Its matches are held annually between March and May and feature ten teams from different cities across the country. The Indian Premier League is the most watched cricket league in the world and is the sixth most watched of all sports leagues in the world. In 2010, it became the first sporting event in the world to be streamed live on YouTube.

Founded by the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) on the initiative of Lalit Modi, who became the first commissioner of the league.

What is the Indian Premier League?
Indian Premier League is a professional cricket league in India, which consists of ten teams from seven different cities and three states. The league was established in 2007 and has Mumbai Indians as the club, which won the most titles in IPL history.

As for the visual identity, the league has been very consistent with its logo, with just one major redesign in the middle of 2008. The current badge of the Indian Premier League varies depending on the sponsor. The sponsor’s icon is usually set above the “IPL” abbreviation in its corporate color palette and style.

2008

 

Indian Premier League Logo 2008

The original badge of the Indian Premier League was introduced at the beginning of 2008 and only stayed active for a few months. The logo was composed of a graphical emblem depicting a cricket player with a bat, drawn in solid blue color on the left from the two-leveled lettering with the sponsor’s icon and the enlarged “League” under it, while the “Indian Premier” was set in small capitals under the silhouette of a player.

2008 — Today
Indian Premier League Logo

The redesign of the Indian Premier League badge held a few months after the introduction of the first logo, added lightness and brightness to the IPL visual identity, expanding its color palette, and making the badge look more dynamic. The new concept features a lighter player’s silhouette with a colorful orbit coming out of the bat. As for the lettering, it was now set in three levels on the right from the emblem, with all characters in the same size and style. When used with the sponsor’s insignia, the full name of the league is replaced by a bold blue abbreviation.

Font and color

Indian Premier League Logo Color

The bold uppercase lettering from the primary badge of the Indian Premier League is set in a modern and elegant sans-serif typeface with the bars slightly flared and sharpened to the ends. The closest fonts to the one, used in this insignia, are, probably, Optima Nova Black and Alinea Incise Bold, but with the contours slightly modified.

As for the color palette of the Indian Premier League visual identity, it is based on a calm and pleasant shade of blue, which is used both for the emblem and the lettering, and accompanied by a rainbow scheme of the orbit, composed of green, yellow and pink shades, and making the whole image look voluminous and energetic.

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