Exhibition Football: Designing the Beautiful Game
10 Unmissable Highlights from #DesigningFootball
From original kits to a match ball that decided on a match score – here's 10 unmissable items from our exhibition.
See the 12-panel ball supplied by Argentina for the first half of the game and Uruguay’s 11-panel ball for the second half of the final match that made Uruguay the first-ever winner team of the World Cup.
Sammer pleaded with Nike to wear his Adidas boots, which he argued were more comfortable. After several discussions, it was agreed he could wear his own shoes if he covered the Adidas trademark three stripes with a handmade Nike logo.
With a unique style of bold typography and striking imagery, British designer John Elvin’s works for Coventry City’s Sky Blue 1970-71 match-day programme marked a change in programme design.
Discover the architectural drawings and sketches by Archibald Letch, often hailed as the grandfather of football stadium design. Between 1899 and 1939 Leitch partly or wholly designed 20 stadiums across the UK and Ireland, including those for Chelsea, Arsenal, and Aston Villa.
An immersive film installation following French player Zidane in real-time over the course of a single match. Capturing Zidane from multiple angles from up close and afar, the video explores the role of the footballer in popular culture and some of the murky issues relating to football spectatorship.
Whether you are a fanatical supporter, part-time punter or sporting sceptic, visitors to this exhibition will enjoy discovering the remarkable design stories behind the world's beautiful game.
Background image by Alistair Ager (Maker Motel).