Football: Designing the Beautiful Game (Hardcover)

Football: Designing the Beautiful Game By Eleanor Watson (Editor), James Bird (Editor), Thomas Turner (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Cover Image
By Eleanor Watson (Editor), James Bird (Editor), Thomas Turner (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
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The design story of soccer, from stadium planning to team badges

Soccer is unquestionably the world's most popular sport, with a dedicated fan base and truly international reach. It is also a significant industry, with European soccer alone being estimated to hold a value of $30 billion in 2016. How did soccer evolve to be such a significant part of our cultural landscape, and what role has design played in shaping the sport?
This catalog--the first of its kind--explores the design story behind soccer, unpicking how design has been used to push the game to its technical and emotional limits. From the master-planning of the world's most significant stadiums to the innovative materials used in today's boots, the graphic design of team badges and the grassroots initiatives pushing back against the sport's commercialization, this book provides a rare insight into the people and processes that have made soccer what it is today.
Accompanying the Design Museum exhibition of the same name, this book features informed and sometimes provocative contributions from figures across the world of football and design, from analyst Statman Dave and broadcaster Martin Tyler to architect Jacques Herzog and Adidas vice president Sam Handy.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781872005614
ISBN-10: 1872005616
Publisher: Design Museum
Publication Date: August 23rd, 2022
Pages: 304
Language: English