Following on from the Sheridan Bird and Rick Banks nonprofit release, Football Type, comes the now long-awaited and ideally-titled Football Type 2.

The book, like its predecessor, celebrates typography in football, with a particular focus on the names and numbers which appear on some of the beautiful game’s most iconic kits.

This detailed focus on the 1995-96 (and 1996-97) adidas Newcastle United Home kit - worn by Kevin Keegan’s “Entertainers” - is a real thing of beauty.

The design - considered one of the greatest football kits of all time - featured a grandad-style collar on the black and white-striped shirt, with a bulkier thread to the weave to give a retro-feel. The regular - and iconic - Newcastle-skyline blue star sponsor logo was replaced with Newcastle Brown Ale’s full bottle label, which no Magpies fan would now change for the world.

This early 1980s adidas Ipswich Town strip, rendered by True Colours author John Devlin, is fondly remembered by fans of the East Anglia-based English side and kit aficionados alike.

Classic in design, the pinstriped shirt with substantial v-neck began life in 1981 with the recognisable Pioneer logo and wordmark, before this was soon dispensed with and replaced with a stretched wordmark-only variant, with even this missing from some versions.

Manchester United's classic 1998–2000 Umbro home kit examined in detail.

One of the all-time great United kits and the last to feature the club's long term sponsor, Sharp. With it's old-fashioned white collar the strip echoed Umbro's first kit from their return to Old Trafford in 1992 but what really made this shirt shine was the addition of a new rendering of Umbro's famous diamond taping from the 70s.

The kits of Liverpool FC have been detailed by many illustrators, each with differing styles. Graphic designer/sportswear designer Emre Gultekin has now provided us with his classy take.

Covering every Home kit worn by the Anfield side since their inception in 1892, there are plenty of tones of red, evolutions and regressions of the crest, as well as the gallery featuring the current European and World Champions’ use of a multitude of sponsors - as early-adopters in the English game.

Widely regarded as the greatest England kit ever, Admiral's second home strip design for the team was certainly memorable.

Released to some degree of derision (I seem to remember a commentator mentioning that it looked like a 'clown's outfit') it is now regarded as a classic, despite it featuring a colour scheme and basic design more akin to the Union Flag rather than a traditional England palette.

The USA national team kit contract has been with Nike for a quarter of a century now - pairing two American institutions - but what if another US company got a shot as manufacturer?

Over on FSC sister site, member MulBahtiar has created three New Balance designs which give us some exciting alternatives to the Swoosh-carrying USMNT shirts.

This is Corinth's prediction for Corinthians' 2020-21 Third kit, based on leaks.

The kit will be primarily brown and will feature a light blue cross, both references to Corinthian-Casuals FC, an English amateur club that is the eponym to the Brazilian club's name. Moreover, the crest used won't be the current one, but the one used between 1919 and 1939 instead.

An in-depth look at the Arsenal 1988-91 Away kit, made famous of course in that stunning final game of the 1988-89 season when George Graham's side clinched the title thanks to a last minute goal in the 2-0 win over Liverpool.

However, the kit was also worn when the side captured less prestigious silverware in the shape of the 1988 Wembley International Tournament (following a 3-0 win over Bayern Munich) and the following year in the same tournament (then known as the Makita International Tournament) after beating Liverpool again.

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