Typography and Sports

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Jasper Michael de Waard's picture
Joined: 24 Apr 2008 - 10:32am
Typography and Sports

Hey peeps,

What are the relations between typography and sports. In other words: If your teacher wants you to design the type for a single word or phrase, with sports as the topic, what direction would you go? Just looking for some suggestions.

Thanks in advance,


Riccardo Sartori's picture
Joined: 13 Jul 2009 - 4:20am
Johan Palme's picture
Joined: 23 Jan 2011 - 6:07am

Theres been plenty of typography styles associated specifically with sports! Most famously perhaps Grecian type with american collegiate sports, "baseball scripts" or the aggressive, effects-laden big-sans typography of contemporary sports team logos. Or metaphorical uses: oblique for speed, heavy for strength, type suggesting snow... Or the individual classics, like that Mexico Olympics '68 poster that's still one of the most recognisable applications of display typography of all time.

Héctor Muñoz Huerta's picture
Joined: 21 Feb 2003 - 11:00am

A real challenge: Use a proper serif (no slab) typeface for a sportsteam.