The next edition of the UEFA European Football Championship will be held in France in 2016, who were selected as hosts in 2009. Yesterday, June 26, the official logo for the event was unveiled in Paris. It was created by Brandia Central, a Portuguese agency who were also behind the logo for the last European Football Championship, hosted by Poland and the Ukraine.
The theme for the logo is "Celebrating the art of football" and it borrows visual cues one may associate with modern French abstract art, bringing some sophistication to the festivity of a football tournament. At the center of the emblem is the Henri Delaunay Cup, which the winner is awarded, with stripes and shapes in colours of the French flag. Brandia Central have also created a supporting image with an eclectic stadium and a background pattern, both combining modern art with football.