The MLB logo features a subtle yet genius optical illusion

From colour choice to shape, logos are designed to be both eye-catching and instantly recognisable. Most of the time, the simpler a logo is the better – and the iconic MLB is a great example of less is more. However, eagle-eyed baseball fans are noticing a hidden optical illusion that is a stroke of genius.

If you look closely, you'll notice that although the baseball player is mid-swing you can't actually tell whether he is stood facing the viewer or if his back is turned – and this is entirely intentional. (Feeling inspired? Why not check out our guide on how to design a logo.)

A shot of the MLB logo showing the silhouette of a baseball player on a blue and red background

(Image credit: MLB)

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Abi Le Guilcher
Ecommerce Writer

Abi Le Guilcher is Creative Bloq’s Ecommerce Writer. With a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Design for Game and Film, Abi enjoys almost anything creative and will either be found crafting or gaming in her spare time. Her previous experience as a retail assistant at CeX means she has a wide range of knowledge in both technology and media and loves to keep up to date with the latest tech. Abi is an avid cosplayer and has most recently worked with PlayStation and Santa Monica Studio on a promotional campaign for the release of God of War Ragnarök.