Some interesting font choices used on BBC sport programmes last weekend.

Firstly on Football Focus a retro 70’s style font used for a VT about Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles certainly caught my attention. However this was quickly followed by a very strange font choice for a VT about the highest scoring foreign players in the Premier league, which was difficult to read and looked like something from a very dated horror movie.

Later that day I flicked on to the champions league of darts on the BBC (which is actually very addictive once you start watching) and again the BBC sports VT team had chosen a dated handwritten style font, which may be appropriate for darts, as it does seem to be stuck in a time all of its own. But maybe these fonts are making a come back and we shouldn’t be scared to use them… hmmmm, not sure?


Rob Eccles, Head of Design