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Anthony Costa

Sports Identity & Design

Early 1950s English Football Logos

August 7, 2015
English football logos

With the Premier League set to kick off this weekend I thought I’d scan some vintage English football club logos. Taken from an early 50s season yearbook, the illustrative style of the era lends warmth and a sense of artisan pride. Clearly many of the clubs echo their traditional emblems in their present-day branding.

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leicester city logo

Leicester City

hull city logo

Hull City

aston villa logo

Aston Villa

derby county logo

Derby County

manchester united logo

Manchester United

nottingham forest logo

Nottingham Forest

liverpool logo


arsenal logo


norwich logo


portsmouth logo


Preston North End

west brom logo

West Brom

Anthony Costa

Anthony Costa is a designer specialising in sports branding. Anthony has appeared on Fox Sports News and SEN radio and is an Australian Sports Commission Media Awards finalist. His work has been featured in The Age, The Australian, The Daily Telegraph and Sports Business Insider Australia.

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