The Beautiful Badge

Subtitle:
The Stories Behind the Football Club Badge
By:
Martyn Routledge & Elspeth Wills
Price:
£25.00
Out:
ISBN:
9781785313929
Format:
Hardback
Size:
303 x 216
Pages:
224

Description

The Beautiful Badge is the first book to explore the history of football club badges. From the original Red Devil to the £10 canary, it looks at what inspired them, who crafted them and how fans reacted. Extensive illustrations show how badges followed fashion, negotiated copyright and expressed the aspirations of owners, managers and fans.

About the author

Elspeth Wills is a historian, researcher and writer with a career in marketing. She is the author of 14 non-fiction titles including The Briggers: the Men Who Built the Forth Bridge. Martyn Routledge first wrote about football badges for his degree thesis, created the book OlymPICS: a snapshot history of the Olympic Games and now runs his own creative agency, mr. The authors have collaborated on a series of art books on the shipping line, Cunard.