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Introduction
Germany 1996
Willem II 2002
Real Madrid 2003
AC Milan 2004
Chelsea 2004
Roda JC 2004
FC Utrecht 2004
Ajax 2004
Cameroon 2004
Italy 2004
Sporting 2004
Bayern M√ľnchen 2005
Schalke 04
Real Madrid 2005
FC Twente 2005
NAC/Vitesse 2005
Italy 2006
Netherlands 2006
Sevilla 2006

In 2001 I designed my own shirt numbers. Starting points were my knowledge about type design and legibility. This design was used by the team of Willem II from Tilburg, the Netherlands in the season 2002-2003.
In fact, these figures were drawn with a 5 centimeters broad brush and black ink on A3 sheets of paper. The resulting shapes were scanned and digitized and later on a contour was added. No explicit typeface was used as a model, but the 1 can be traced back to the figure used on the former Dutch 'cent'.
Based on the experience with these King's figures I later on designed some more sets of shirt numbers (see: new designs).

The King's figures.

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