World Cup Typography: Holland 0 – Spain 1

In 2006 Dalton Maag claimed the team with the best typography won the World Cup.

Based on the above quote from Fontfeed, Spain are easily going to win the World Cup. I don’t know if anyone else has noticed, but Holland’s shirts look terrible.

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First of all, they’ve gone for some odd, retro, square Casio-watch type treatment. I’m not sure what the thinking is behind that – it’s not stylish, and is actually pretty hard to read. Secondly, when you see the shirts up close, in game, the numbers seem to have been applied as a kind of plastic that wrinkles in the heat so it bunches the shirt up under it. In all, it looks like strips of gaffer tape have been applied to the shirts at the last minute…

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3 Responses to World Cup Typography: Holland 0 – Spain 1

  1. Anonymous says:

    Terrible? I quite liked the shirts. The design is nice and clean and simple and the LCD style lettering is quite different and unique, the Black on orange works well for me too. Much, much better than some of the Dutch kits of the past. Anyone remember <a href="http://www.classicfootballshirts.co.uk/International-Teams-European-Holland/c23_78_91/p264348/1988-Holland-Home-Shirt-S/product_info.html&quot; />88?</a>

  2. Anonymous says:

    Ah yes that 88 shirt looks like fish scales, salmon even…

  3. DANNY says:

    Sorry, but I thought the typeface was really good and different, it looked also very contemporary, I would vote for it as #1 and vote for Unity typeface as #2 which looks really good too.I also loved the typeface’s pattern.Anybody knows what typeface they used?

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