Team Optima 1955
2020 FIRST EDITION SHIRT:
100% lightweight polyester sports performance football (soccer) shirt with full coverage dye-sublimation print designed by Limepickle LLC of the USA and made in China. Currently these jerseys are made to order, so please consult the size chart below and allow 4-6 weeks for your shirt to arrive after ordering.
ABOUT THE TYPEFACE:
Optima is a humanist sans-serif typeface designed by Hermann Zapf and released by the D. Stempel AG foundry, Frankfurt, Germany. Though classified as a sans-serif, Optima has a subtle swelling at the terminals suggesting a glyphic serif. The typeface was inspired by classical Roman capitals and the stonecarving on Renaissance-period tombstones Zapf saw in Florence on a 1950 holiday to Italy. It was intended for Optima to be a typeface that could serve for both body text and titling. To prove its versatility, Zapf set his entire book About Alphabets in the regular weight. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
ABOUT THE DESIGN:
As the name suggests, it might provoke thoughts of Optimism, so the design is light and sunny,. By using the glyphic serif detail to form interlocking radials a sunburst radiates out from the team crest. Obviously where Hermann Zapf is involved, you can’t ignore his dingbats typeface so they are used on the sleeves and the back of the neck, where the characters spell out his first name.