designstudio rebrands the premier league with simplified visual identity
 
designstudio rebrands the premier league with simplified visual identity
feb 09, 2016

designstudio rebrands the premier league with simplified visual identity

designstudio rebrands the premier league with simplified visual identity
all images courtesy of designstudio

 

 

 

after completing the visual identity overhauls of brands like logitech and airbnb, designstudio has launched the new identity for the premier league — england’s elite soccer division. the rebrand will be implemented from the 2016/17 season onwards, implemented throughout official jerseys, equipment and gear. the league’s iconic lion symbol has been reduced and abstracted, with the focus shifted to the features of the animal’s face and mane. the supporting typography has moved from all-uppercase letters to a simplified, sans-serif font.

 

 

 

 

 

‘working in partnership with the league we looked to create a bold and vibrant identity that includes a modern take on the lion icon – a symbol that is part of the competition’s heritage, that is now flexible for digital and broadcast formats. our aim was to create an identity that acknowledges everyone who plays a part in one of the most exciting leagues in the world. and with a fresh new take on the iconic lion, we’ve created an identity that’s purpose-built for the demands of the modern world, while staying true to the premier league’s history and heritage.’

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the lion symbol has been simplified to focus on the features of his face 

 

 

 

read our interview with designer paul stafford of designstudio about their work and influences on designboom here

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the typography has been updated to simple sans-serif letterforms 

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the new identity meets the needs of digital and broadcast formats 

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the symbol is flexible for a variety of uses and applications 

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the logo and supporting colors can be applied to a range of playing surfaces 

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the new logo appearing on a premier league ball 

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implemented graphically on brochures and booklets 

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applied to advertising and marketing campaigns 

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the logo and lion swipe graphic used as symbols on posters and banners 

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the new visual identity applied to an official jersey

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the new look for the premier league app 

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the existing premier league logo, now in its final season 

  • Doesn’t feel Premier at all. Doesn’t feel football at all. Doesn’t feel British at all.
    But it feels like a children charity. Let’s hope its members will use their huge earnings to support many good causes around the world.

    Ronnie
  • Simplicity sells. Send me a sticker.

    Jim

    JimCan
  • OMG. (that simple enuf for ya?)

    Marc

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