font suggestions for a sports theme restaurant

erin4's picture

Hi Everyone, I am looking for suggestions for a font that I can use in designing a logo for a sports bar. I am trying not to use any actual sports reference, ie. a baseball or basketball.I wanted to get it across with a really great font. Any type of sports theme is fine.
Any suggestions are welcome, I have been searching for hours and have not come up with a great one.


Scalfin's picture

There's some fake Red Sox fonts out there. I'm unsure about legality, but on of the less well copied ones might be far enough off to be legally considered different.

blank's picture

Check out Hoefler and Frere-Jones or Font Bureau, they’ve done some sports related designs along with some great revivals of the good old stuff people think of as sporty.

erin4's picture

Thanks James, those websites are great. I got some great ideas!

cuttlefish's picture

Unless you're focusing on a particular team, type that speaks generically of (American) sports include the thick brush-script cursives (which are mostly associated with baseball, though not exclusively) and blocky display types of the sort once used for jersey numbers. What are you looking for?

erin4's picture

Its a sports bar for all sports, it has a TV at every booth to watch any game and it is in the Philly area. I used a few of the script fonts and I agree they do remind me of baseball. I tried using the blocky ones as well but didn't like the outcome. The problem I am having is that my design style is more simple and clean cut and the guy wants something very loud. So I am trying to balance it. I am also finding it difficult since I can't focus on a specific sport.

blank's picture

There’s no reason clean cut and loud can’t go together. Bold condensed grotesques exist for a reason! If you really can’t come up with anything, go to a hockey game, sit in the second row, and then get tanked and heckle the refs. That always inspires me.

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