CR Blog – Football Type

CR Blog – Football Type


Designer and Face37 founder Rick Banks has published a not-for-profit book about football and typography co-authored by writer Sheridan Bird.

Football Type traces the history and development of type in football, from the hand stitched numbers first used on kits in the 1930s to custom fonts created for major clubs and sports brands today.

Using archive imagery, vectors and graphics, Banks has compiled a fascinating look at beautiful and bizarre footballing type, from Paul Barnes’s designs for the England squad and Sporting ID’s work for Real Madrid to a stretched Wild West typeface used by Kazakh team FC Ordabassy.


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