Lead agency for the DFB –
a dream assignment
Football is Germany's favourite sport. Almost everybody knows its umbrella organisation. Consequently, the invitation by the DFB to pitch the development of a new brand identity generated quite a buzz. And after a great deal of hard work on our part, it saw us rise to the top of the league in symbolic terms:
Strichpunkt has been the DFB branding lead agency since 1 January 2017.
Finally, there is unity
in the team again
For many years, the DFB umbrella brand and its sub-brands competed as individuals. From now on, they play as a team. Typefaces, colours, imagery and logos share a common design language. The hero brands for the national team and DFB Cup competition retain plenty of independence, while other brands have moved closer to the umbrella brand identity.
Together, they all form a strong DFB world.
New DFB Pokal Logo
Managing Partner Strichpunkt
The football pitch
is the defining feature
The brand identity has become clearer and simpler, to create space for the many and varied applications. Characteristic features include the generous use of white space and the sections of the pitch. Fine, green lines that permit a playful approach to design.
An element that every football fan will easily recognise.
From curry sausage to champagne:
an open modular system
for the DFB
The DFB operates in a world of conflicting priorities and extremes. These range from district leagues to national teams, from youth training to World Cup titles. It is this level of diversity that makes the association unique.
It is also a diversity that led as a logical consequence to the development of a flexible corporate design.
Wherever you are, wherever you are headed - it’s time to get started.