World Football Club Crests: The Design, Meaning and Symbolism of World Football's Most Famous Club Badges (Hardback)
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World Football Club Crests: The Design, Meaning and Symbolism of World Football's Most Famous Club Badges (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 15/11/2018
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An illustrated exploration of the design, meaning and symbolism of world football club crests. Why is there a devil shown on the crest of Manchester United? Which club's crest motto is 'To Dare Is To Do'? And whose emblem depicts a bear and a strawberry tree? From the seahorses of Newcastle United to the royal crown of Real Madrid, via the riveting hammers of West Ham United, Valencia's famous bat design and German club St Pauli's unofficial skull-and-crossbones emblem, there is a story behind every crest, a tale of identity. Covering more than 200 clubs from 20 different leagues, World Football Club Crests explores the design, meaning and symbolism of the game's most famous club crests to reveal why the badges look as they do. This carefully curated collection charts the continuing evolution of the designs and describes the changing styles, varied influences and remarkable controversies that have shaped football's most iconic crests. These important symbols of football heraldry will never be viewed in the same way again.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781472954251
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 886 g
Dimensions: 230 x 189 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Explores the meaning behind the badges of 200 clubs from across the world. * Daily Mail *
Uncovers badges through the ages of football teams from around the world. * Daily Star *
This is lovely -- Miguel Delaney * The Independent *
a masterpiece for people interested in design and who are passionate about football... [a] must for football and design lovers. * SvD (Swedish Newspaper) *
One of the best sports books of the year... A nerdy book made with a lot of love and knowledge * SVT 1 (Swedish television) *

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Leonard Jägerskiöld Nilsson has written the ultimate football nerd’s book, I do not think anything will top World Football Club Crests, for quite a while. All I can say about Nilsson, other than being a sports... More

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