Ferrari Logo Meaning and History
The horse was initially the sign of the famous Count Francesco Baracca. He was a legendary professional of the air force of Italy at the World War I, who depicted it on the wing of his planes. Francesco Baracca died very yearly on June 19 in 1918, shot down later on 34 victorious fightings and many team triumphs. He soon turned into a national hero. Francesco Baracca had wanted to depict the hopping horse on the planes because his team, the “Battaglione Aviatori”, became enrolled in a horse regiment, and also since he was the best cavalier at his team.
One day, Enzo Ferrari explained the case of the hopping horse logo. Actually the horse was depicted on the board of the fighter airplane of Francesco Baracca, famous heroic pilot of the World War I. In ’23, Enzo met Baracca’s father, count Enrico Baracca, and then his mum, Countess Paulina, who told to Enzo one day to put her son’s hopping horse on the cars.
She said that it necessarily would bring him a success. The horse became, and still is, colored in black, and Ferrari added the yellow field symbolizing the color of his native Modena.
The famous logo of the Ferrari racing team is black prancing horse and a yellow army of coats, usually with the inscription S F that means Scuderia Ferrari with 3 stripes of green, white and red. Company’s title ‘Ferrari’ is depicted at the inferior of the Ferrari symbol. Primarily, at the place of the title, the inscription SF was engraved on the symbol. The font of this logo is stylish and effective, highlighting the brand features of the manufacturer.
Shape of the Ferrari Symbol
This form belonging to the Ferrari symbol is square with the note ‘prancing horse’. This animal has brought great flourish to the company. Ferrari horse was, initially, markedly different from original Baracca horse in many details, the notable being the tail which in the original Francesco Baracca version was depicted downward. The hopping horse reflects power and nowadays fans of the company instantly feel sports and speed vehicles when they consider Enzo Ferrari logo.
Color of the Ferrari Logo
That initial “prancing horse” on Francesco Baracca’s airplane was depicted in red on the white cloud-likeform, but Ferrari decided to have the animal in black. Black color means a grief on Baracca’s team planes after the airman was killed in fighting. Then Ferrari added a canary colored background as this was the symbolical color of Modena, Ferrari’s birthplace. The symbol is crowned with white, green and red strips that symbolize Italian national colors.
The original “prancing horse” on Baracca’s airplane was painted in red on a white cloud-like shape, but Ferrari chose to have the horse in black. Black color means a grief on Baracca’s squadron planes after the pilot was killed in action. Then Ferrari added a canary yellow background as this is the color of the city of Modena, his birthplace. The logo is crowned with green, white and red strips, which symbolize Italian national colors.
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