1403 Vintage Mono font used in book cover design for Grantland’s sports analytics compilation book

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While preparing to teach and work with some fabulous 6-12 grade movement teachers about social partner dancing at the 2014 Movement Education Week (@HealthyMovement), I heard an update from one of our typeface customers.

Our 1403 Vintage Mono typeface was used in the book cover design for Grantland‘s new sports analytics book Talk Nerdy to Me: Grantland’s Guide to the Advanced Analytics Revolution. Jason Oberg (@ExtraBlasedesigned the cover. Nice work, Jason! This paperback compilation was published by ESPN (@ESPN) and Grantland (@Grantland33) in conjunction with the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference (@sloansportsconf & #SSAC14), 28 February 2014 to 1 March 2014. The book is part of the conference attendee gift bag.

I wish I were attending the conference to receive a copy of the book for both the content and to see the printed copy using my 1403 Vintage Mono font. I did a bit of work in analytics and visualization in the past. It’s been added to the font in use examples of 1403 Vintage Mono.

Talk Nerdy to Me: Grantland's Guide to the Advanced Analytics Revolution. Book cover design & photo by Jason Oberg.

Photo credit: Jason Oberg (who also designed the book cover).

Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) posted the front/back cover photo (listing contributors) on Facebook that’s used on Grantland’s Facebook page.

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If the list of contributors on the back cover is complete, it looks like the compilation did not include Bess Kalb‘s (@bessbell) Grantland article on John Burgeson, The Lost Founder of Baseball Video Games: A tale of obsession, punch cards, and a ’60s computer the size of a hatchback. Given the use of my IBM 1403 inspired typeface on the cover, it would’ve been fitting to include the article (even if not directly related to the analytics revolution).

Links about the book & font:

Jeff Kellem (@composerjk / @slantedhall)

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