Under Armour Logo

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Under Armour Logo
At first glance, the Under Armour logo has always been what it is now – a crisscross formed by the letters “A” and “U”. However, the logotype has gone through a couple amendments before it acquired its current look.

Meaning and history

Under Armour Logo history


Under Armour is a lucky young brand, as its unique sleek logo became immediately recognizable across the globe quick enough, and today it can be seen on t-shirts, hoodies, and caps trendy hound people wear worldwide. The brand’s logo has no analogs and is a symbol of modern design and progress, though when you look closer, you realize it is simply a monogram, composed of two letters of the brand’s name.

1996 — 1997

The original Under Armour logo was introduced in 1996 and was composed of the iconic emblem in monochrome, where two vertically mirrored and overlapping arches, standing for “U” and “A”, were accompanied by lettering above and under it. The upper level featured “Under”, and the bottom “Armour” with the “Athletic Apple” tagline. The inscription was executed in a classy serif font, which added a luxurious touch to a contemporary logo.

1997 — 1998

The logo was enclosed in a horizontally stretched oval badge, placing the main wordmark along the upper part of the frame, and the tagline — under the emblem. The typeface was switched to a bold square sans-serif with its letters’ contours’ angles rounded and softened.

1998 — 1999

In 1998 the emblem was drawn in one gray color and placed inside a thick oval frame, with the lettering placed under the image. The tagline was removed from the logo, and the typeface of the wordmark was refined, becoming more modern, bold, and exquisite.

1999 — 2005

The stylish gray color of the Under Armour palette was replaced by a monochrome one in 1999. The bold smooth emblem in black was accompanied by the unique “Under Armour” logotype in sleek and futuristic font, and the new “Performance Apparel” lettering was placed under the horizontal line, separating the main inscription from the additional one.

2005 — Today

The logo was simplified in 2005, by removing the tagline and a horizontal line, and keeping just the iconic elm ken and a logotype in their original style and black-and-white color palette.

Font

Font Under Armour Logo
The bold sans-serif type featured in the Under Armour logo is a custom one. It is pretty legible, yet has a unique feature making it recognizable: it looks as though a small piece of the letters “D”, “E”, “A”, and “R” has been cut out where lines join.

Color

Color Under Armour Logo
The classic simplicity of the black-and-white color scheme is exceptionally beneficial for the type of emblem the Under Armour brand has. The contrast between black and white emphasizes the lines and the shape of the logo.