by Pavel Hrdina, Czech Softball Association (CSA)
Womens and mens Extraliga of softball will have a new logo since the start of the upcoming season. Until now, the best Czech softball league lacked its own graphical image. New logo is created by a professional designer Ondrej Blazek, who bulit it up on the picture of home base with a softball and name of the league above. „I hope that this year, the new logo will be well presented in different ballparks as well as on the websites of teams, in media or on social networks,“ sais Gabriel Waage, president of the CSA.
In the Czech republic, Extraliga is a synonym for a sport league of top quality, as it is also in softball. „We want to improve the presentation of Extraliga as well as any other team sport wants to improve presentation of their top league – new logo is one of the ways. Last year, we made a good step with new logo for Final four of the Czech cup and this success also lead to this improvement,“ Waage introduces the reasons of creating a new graphical design of competitions with 8 teams in each category, men and women.
Ondrej Blazek’s idea was the chosen one among many others. „We were chosing from concepts of three different authors, but in the end, we picked a version by the creator of the Final four logo again. This also means a certain continuum in our design. The logo is an original one. It has some of the typical softball charasteristics, but on the other hand, it isn‘t complicated and hopefully it can be well-remembered. I hope that this year, the new logo will be well presented in different ballparks as well as on the websites of teams, in media or on social networks and in future, it should be shown as well on the team jerseys,“ reveals Waage.