“Boxing Day” boxing graphics

ShoBox broadcast graphics go the distance.

Inspired by 19th-century broadsheets, the graphics for Showtime’s boxing programming look distinctive—a nice respite from boring, brushed metal athletic typography. A review of vintage boxing memorabilia shows the sport has traditionally used this style. Hoefler and Frere-Jones’ Knockout and Proteus type families draw on the same quirky American vernacular. Because real men appear in all caps. Appropriately enough, boxing’s classic colors are black and blue and bloody red.

Guerrero vs. Walker ShoBox graphic

Guerrero ShoBox numbers graphic

Walker ShoBox fight history graphic
Fernando Guerrero and Michael Walker’s April 16 bout on Shobox: The New Generation
Graphics operator: Terre Harrison / Graphics coordinator: Matt Borzello

Nelson vs. Hyland vintage boxing poster

Griffin vs. Cochran vintage boxing posterFrazier vs. Ali vintage boxing poster

Leaf Gum Co. cards

Leaf Gum Co. bubble gum boxing cards: Melio Bettini, Gus Lesnevich, Fred Apostoli

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