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PUBLISHER
The Design Museum

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 8.25 x 10.75 in. / 304 pgs / 200 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Forthcoming

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2022 p. 85   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9781872005614 TRADE
List Price: $45.00 CDN $63.00

AVAILABILITY
Awaiting stock

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

London, UK
The Design Museum, 04/08/22–08/29/22

BROWSE THE 2022 FALL CATALOG

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Preview our Fall 2022 catalog, featuring more than 500 new books on art, photography, design, architecture, film, music and visual culture.

  

THE DESIGN MUSEUM

Football: Designing the Beautiful Game

Edited with foreword and introduction by Eleanor Watson, James Bird. Text by Thomas Turner, Sam Handy, Jacques Herzog, et al. Interview by Justin McGuirk, James Bird.

Football: Designing the Beautiful Game

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.


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PRAISE AND REVIEWS

It's Nice That

Anita Abayomi

Sets a gentle reminder that the game of football can be so simple, despite the complex rollercoaster it takes to reach perfection.

Football: Designing the Beautiful Game

STATUS: Forthcoming | 8/9/2022

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