Royal Challengers Bengaluru Logo

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Royals Challengers Bangalore is the former name of Royal Challengers Bengaluru. The rename took place in 2024. It is one of the most popular clubs in the Indian Premier League, and its player, Virat Kohli is the captain of the Indian cricket team.

Meaning and history

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Logo history

Royal Challengers Bengaluru is owned by a huge Indian company, United Spirits, which is a strong player in the alcoholic beverage market and is in turn a daughter company of Diageo one of the world’s giants in this segment. The funny thing is that the cricket club was named after one of the most popular United spirits drinks — the Royal Challenge liquor.

As we have already mentioned, one of the main reasons for the Challengers’ popularity is its player Virat Kohli. Virat Kohli is an Indian cricket player who has made it to the top 20 of the world’s Instagram. In 2018, Time named him as one of the most influential people in the world.

In 2016, Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli made it to the top 10 most famous athletes on the planet, according to ESPN. In his home country, he is indeed a superstar. The 29-year-old athlete’s sponsorship pool includes major companies like Audi, Tissot, Pepsi, and others. In February 2017, Kohli signed an 8-year, $16.5 million deal with Puma.

What is Royal Challengers Bangalore?
Royal Challengers Bangalore is the name of a professional cricket team from Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, which was established in 2008 and today is one of the strongest teams in the Indian Premier League. In 2024 the club changed its name to Royal Challenge Bengaluru.

In terms of visual identity, Royal Challengers Bengaluru is very classy and traditional. The club has been using the graphical symbol, which was chosen for the original logo in 2008, with some modifications and refinements throughout the years.

2008 – 2015

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Logo 2008

The very first logo was designed for Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2008 and stayed with the team for the first seven seasons. It was a traditional roundel in red and gold, with the black serif lettering around its perimeter, a gold RC monogram in the center, and a small glossy silver shield with the gold lion rampant and a crown on top. The logo looked very chic and evoked a sense of professionalism.

2016 – 2019

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Logo 2016

The redesign of 2016 has modified the Royal Challengers logo, adding black to its color palette, and replacing the silver crest with an enlarged golden lion rampant in black outlines, set on the top part of the roundel. The red circle with the golden monogram got smaller, gaining another think outline — the black one. As for the lettering, it kept its initial style and font but got more balanced in terms of sizes and spaces.

2020 – 2023

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Logo 2020

In 2020 a completely new logo was created for the Royal Challengers team. The lion was enlarged and was now drawn on a white background, in sleek light-gold strokes with brownish accents. The animal also gained a crown on its head. As for the lettering part, it was placed under the emblem, with the black “Bangalore” written on an arched gold banner, and the white “Royal Challengers” was set in white serif capitals on a plain black background with the red horizontal line at the bottom.

2024 – Today

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Logo

After the renaming of the team to Royal Challengers Bengaluru, the logo of the team was also redesigned. Even though the concept remained the same, with the lion rampant as the main star of the banner, now all the elements turned glossy gold, and the text part got significantly different. Right under the image of a lion now there is an enlarged sans-serif RCB monogram, which is underlined by a narrow golden banner with the full name of the team written in delicate white capitals.

Font and color

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Logo Emblem

There are two styles of lettering on the current official logo of the Royal Challengers Bengaluru club. The main part is set in a stable serif font, which looks pretty close to such typefaces as Roca, Windsor EFTrade, or Windsortrade, with minor modifications. The second font is a more modern and geometric sans-serif, which adds a sense of progressiveness and determination to the composition.

As for the color palette of the Royal Challengers Bengaluru visual identity, it is based on the combination of gold and white, a fancy and bright scheme, which looks elegant and chic. However, the official colors of the player’s uniforms are blue and red.