Fabric Of The Game: The Stories Behind The Nhl's Names, Logos, And Uniforms
  • Fabric Of The Game: The Stories Behind The Nhl's Names, Logos, And Uniforms
  • Fabric Of The Game: The Stories Behind The Nhl's Names, Logos, And Uniforms
  • Fabric Of The Game: The Stories Behind The Nhl's Names, Logos, And Uniforms
  • Fabric Of The Game: The Stories Behind The Nhl's Names, Logos, And Uniforms
  • Fabric Of The Game: The Stories Behind The Nhl's Names, Logos, And Uniforms
ISBN: 1683583841
EAN13: 9781683583844
Language: English
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 1" H x 9" L x 8" W
Weight: 1.737243 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

An in-depth look into the origins of how each NHL team was named, received their logo and design, with interviews by those responsible. Written by those most knowledgeable, you'll learn why every hockey team to every play in the National Hockey League looks the way it does.

Nothing unites or divides a random assortment of strangers quite like the hockey team for which they cheer. The passion they hold within them for the New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Boston Bruins allows them to look past any differences which would have otherwise disrupted a perfectly fine Thanksgiving dinner and channels it into a powerful, shared admiration for their team.

We decorate our lives with their logos, stock our wardrobe with their jerseys, and, in some cases, even tattoo our bodies with their iconography and colors. They're so ingrained in our lives we don't even think to ask ourselves why Los Angeles celebrates royalty; why Buffalo cheers for not one, but two massive cavalry swords; or why the Broadway Blueshirts named themselves for a law enforcement agency in Texas (or why they even wear blue shirts, for that matter).

All that and more is explored in Fabric of the Game, authored by two of the sports world's leading experts in team branding and design: Chris Creamer and Todd Radom. Tapping into their vast knowledge of the whys and Read More chevron_right

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I gave it as a gift. He was fascinated by art and history and the story behind it all. I highly recommend this site for any NHL fan.
   Everything I could have wanted!
Not even done yet with this book, but this has been everything I could have wanted from the book. The detail not only in the logos and uniforms, but also in the origin of the team names are explored in great detail. I myself am quite a student of hockey history, but I am learning some new things here! My only wish is that there were more pictures or some sort of large database for each team, but the book is already rather large, I can conceive that it would then double in size.
   A solid history of NHL logo design.
It dives into the history and the visual identities of every single NHL team to ever exist. There are so many fun nuggets that I had never heard before. I was particularly a fan of chapters Toronto Maple Leafs, Philadelphia Flyers, and Quebec Nordiques. There are more than a few occasions where a logo is included without a picture being described in the book. That said, the photos on display are stunning. For any sports fan, highly recommended! I'd love to see the authors deal with a similar history of other professional leagues.
   Dog-eared already
Pre-ordered this book a few months before the release and glad that I did - I have three hockey-loving young sons who almost daily flip through this book. I have already taped the spine from being overworked. The pictures of the unis are awesome, as are the stories behind how the teams got their names and looks. Here are lots of historical facts and figures as well.
   Hockey Night
Book of its own with a great history of the current and deceased NHL franchise. The only regret is that it does not include a chapter on the WHA and some of the chic uniforms that the league had.
   Must have for hockey, jersey or logo fanatics
As the title states, a very detailed oriented book detailing the history of all the logo and jersey history for each franchise in the NHL. Very detailed with facts that you may not know how the jerseys were chosen.
I was very excited for this book, a lifelong hockey fan with an obsession over the aesthetics of the game. While Radom and Creamer have compiled a nice collection of stories about each team to play in the NHL, it does not document or elaborate on every uniform worn in the history of the sport. It is also wildly inconsistent in how much it touches on each team. Yes, 12 pages for the historic Montreal Canadiens makes sense, but the Mighty Ducks get more page time than franchises far more historic. I don 't want to disrespect their writing abilities, but it is worth mentioning that the book reads like you are on Wikipedia. For 24.99, you won 't be wasting your money, but it will not be a valued part of your library that makes you open it and turn the pages every few years like Okkonen's Dressed to the Nines does for baseball fans.
   Love this book!
I adored this book. It is very well written and now has a permanent place on my coffee table. It is fun to learn the stories about each franchise. A must own book if you are a hockey or a sports logo fan!
   A Beautiful, Fascinating, and History-Rich Book
This is a must-have for any and every fan of the NHL and/or sports aesthetics. The authors have combined their decades of knowledge and experience in the universe of sports logos and uniform design to come up with a major opus that takes the reader through the NHL and each of its teams'past, present and future, and in the case of the Seattle Kraken. This will make a striking addition to any coffee table of a sports fan.