Football team's logo design 'fail' is actually ingenious

A player wearing a football shirt with the Racing Club de Avellaneda logo
(Image credit: Racing Club de Avellaneda)

It took a while for fans of top-flight Argentine football club Racing to notice that something was off with the team's logo. But once they did, the discovery began to prompt questions and concerns. 

Initially, you had to look very closely to spot the error. But eagle-eyed fans started to point out on social media that something was awry with the rendering of the club badge on players' shirts. The logo features three straight white lines on a blue background, but one of the lines appeared to have become misshapen – and the lump seemed to get bigger each week like a strange optical illusion.

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.