Gratton, Desinger Of Roma's Lupetto & Iconic 'Ice Cream' Design, Has Passed Away - Here Are Some of His Best Football Logos

On April 3, AS Roma announced on their Twitter account that Piero Gratton, the famous Italian designer, has passed away. Today we want to take a look his work he created for football clubs.

Piero Gratton was born in Milano in 1939 and died on April 3 2020. After studying at the artistic high school in via di Ripetta in Rome, he then joined Rai where for twenty-five years he was responsible for the graphic design group of the TG2 journalistic services.

Piero Gratton - His Work For Football

Gratton's notoriety is due to the sporting field, where between the 70s and 80s of the twentieth century it became the protagonist with different logos, especially for football.

His best-known work is the "Lupetto" of Roma, designed in 1978, which remained in use as a social emblem until 1997 and is still part of the Romanist symbolism. In the same years Gratton, a fan of the club, redesigned the entire corporate identity of AS Roma, giving life to a graphic project that remained among the most innovative and appreciated in the history of Italian football.

Gratton also designed logos and illustrations for various other Italian clubs, the Italy UEFA Euro 1980 as well as UEFA’s own logo in 1983.

In the 2020-21 season, Nike will bring the famous Roma design from 1979-80, which was also created by Gratton. The Lupetto could feature on Roma's kits as well in the near future.

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