The first World Cup had no official logo but the poster used was a fantastic abstract-style design. Just check out that keeper plucking the ball out from the top corner. Superb.
Another poster, with the Italians adopting a more traditional look for the second World Cup, but a very effective design nonetheless.
Brilliantly bold art-deco poster from the French. The boot, on the ball, on the world. And all finished off with that great big chunky COUPE DU MONDE.
The last of the poster-style designs sees the Brazilians go for the classic flag-sock look! It shouldn't work. But it does.
The fifth World Cup saw the Swiss attempt the first simple logo. A combination of globe, football and Swiss flag.
Back to the tried and tested poster look for 1958. We might argue that it's also promoting the 'route-one' brand of football for northern Europe.
Half a ball, half a globe, a stadium, and a flag. Job done.
The Jules Rimet trophy pops up in the 1966 logo. Still gleaming nicely in front of a retro ball and a Union flag.
The first official FIFA World Cup logo. And what a logo. That brilliantly simple ball design and that amazing font. Totally Iconic.
Okay, so it's certainly no Mexico 1970, but it still has a certain appeal with the massive chunky lettering.
Another iconic logo with a Telstar-style ball fitting in with the colours of the host nation.
This was a great design from the Spanish. Shame they didn't go for an Adidas Tango for the ball though...
It's not as good as their design from 1970, but it's another memorable World Cup logo from Mexico. Great lettering again too.
The Italians played it nice and simple here. A ball design in their national colours.
A clever ball and stripes design from across the pond. Does what it says on the tin.
Pleasant enough. We think it was supposed to represent a ball rising above the Earth.
2002 saw the start of more complex logos. This wasn't exactly memorable but was certainly better than their terrible mascots!
The hosts wanted to give off a friendly image so incorporated smileys into an "06" for their logo. We certainly remember it, so it obviously did its job.
This had a bit of everything in it. A bit too much in our book though. Long gone were the simple designs of the 1970's and 80's.
Three hands, in the Brazilian colours, combining to form the famous FIFA World Cup Trophy.
This "magic ball" apparently pays homage to Sputnik, Fabergé eggs and the Red Square's Cathedral. To be fair it grew on us during the tournament.