World Cup Russia 2018 logo
June 14-July 15, 2018 -- FIFA launched the official emblem for the 2018 World Cup in Russia from the International Space Station in October 2014. The emblem was designed by Brandia Central of Lisbon, and the choice of the ISS was an acknowledgement of Russia’s achievements in space exploration.
To quote FIFA’s press release: “The shape of the Official Emblem of Russia 2018 takes on the universally recognisable outline of the World Cup Trophy, while the bold use of red, gold, black and blue in the emblem’s colour palette was inspired by centuries-old techniques seen in world-renowned Russian art dating back to the earliest icon paintings.
The magic ball at the top of the emblem puts the world’s love of football into the spotlight. And the components of the emblem taken together blend unique attributes of the World Cup and of Russia as host nation. It unites magic and dreams, as the competition will do for millions of fans in 2018.”