History of Logos

Cricket is a popular sport in the Commonwealth countries and fans in countries like India are very passionate about the sport. This section of the website will attempt to document and describe the design and origins of cricket logos. If you have any additional information about cricket logos,  please send me the information.


2011 ICC Cricket World Cup Logo Design

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 alt   The 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup will be the tenth Cricket World Cup, and will be hosted by three South Asian Test cricket playing countries; India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. It will be Bangladesh's first time co-hosting a Cricket World Cup. The World Cup will use cricket's One Day International format, with fourteen national cricket teams scheduled to compete. The World Cup will take place during the months of February and March 2011, with the first match being played on 19 February 2011.

The event has a theme called "Celebration of Cricket" and the logo represents the theme. The logo is in the shape of a cricket ball with an upright green seam and both the sides represent a crowd that is a part of the action, with the hands up, cheering and shouting for their team.

The green seam indicates the one day ball and the green of the pitch and ground. The players and crowd surround this with motion and activity. The colours and figures on each side of the ball represent the event host nations coming together along with the world of cricket. The colour and movement creates a festival, players and fans coming together from around the world to celebrate cricket in the sub-continent.

The logo was unveiled on July 14th in Mumbai and was designed by Australian creative firm Witekite, one of 12 companies from all over the world that submitted concepts. The logo, in the shape of a cricket ball, is intended to reflect all that is best about cricket in the sub-continent - colour, movement and action.

I really love the logo as it represents the energy of the crowds in the sub-continents will bring to the event. The shapes in the logo also have a very Indian touch to it. 

 

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2015 ICC Cricket World Cup Logo Design

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 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup Logo Design   The 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup will be the eleventh Cricket World Cup, and will be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand. Only the 10 test playing nations will participate in this event unlike the prior World Cups where the associate teams also participated. The ICC unveiled the Logo of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 after the final of Cricket World Cup 2011 on 2 April 2011.

Since the event is being jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand, the logo is a mix of motifs taken from the indigenous people of Australia (Aborigines) and of New Zealand (the Maoris).

The selected motifs are:

* Maori Tohora symbolizing toughness, pride and tribal culture

* Aboriginal journey tracks symbolizing spirit of the land

The upper body is taken from the Moari motif while the legs and the bat are taken from the Aboriginal motif.

The logo is designed to signify toughness, glory, resilience, connection and belonging.

The Australian arm of FutureBrand was invited to produce the logo for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

Overall, I liked the logo as it incorporates the indigenous aspects of both countries much like how the 2011 ICC World Cup in India had a very sub-continental look. The colors though are slightly dull and probably could have been brighter. Looking forward to another exciting event in 4 years.

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Indian Premier League - IPL Logos

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Indian Premier League IPL Logo  

The Indian Premier League (also known as the "DLF Indian Premier League"), is a Twenty20 cricket competition created by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and sanctioned by the International Cricket Council. The first edition of the Indian Premier League started on 18 April 2008. The IPL now consists of 9 teams with the loss of the Kochi Tuskers who are not eligible for the 2012 season. The 2012 season will be the 5th season and will run from the 4th of April till the 27th of May.

  •  Bangalore Royal Challengers
  •  Chennai Super Kings
  •  Hyderabad Deccan Chargers
  •  Delhi DareDevils
  •  Kings XI Punjab
  •  Kolkata Knight Riders
  •  Rajasthan Royals
  •  Mumbai Indians
  •  Pune Warriors India

The IPL logo consists of three pieces

- Batsman hitting a attacking stroke to represent the game of cricket. The swish of the ball moving attempts to signify that the game is fast moving and more exciting.

- The pyramid logo of DLF Universal Limited.  DLF, is India's largest real estate developer based in New Delhi, India. DLF Universal secured exclusive rights to the Indian Premier League title sponsorship worth INR 200 crore (over US$50 million) for five years.

- The text "Indian Premier League" written in blue, probably to represent India's colours. 

Overall, I am quite disappointed in the logo. Firstly it lacks any color and originality. I think the logo could have been more colorful. Secondly, plugging in DLF's logo in the logo is a poor attempt to please the sponsor.

The logos of the participating teams are a lot more colorful and original and the IPL logo pales in comparison even more. Click the Read more link below for additional details on the logos.

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