Superhuman athlete, comedic actor, and $500-million brand LeBron James is now a typeface. So are Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant. Working with the London-based design firm Sawdust, Nike has created fonts for some of the most popular basketball players. Eye-roll inducing? Certainly. It’s also smart—if used the right way. advertisement advertisement Composed of Jonathan Quainton and Rob Gonzalez, Sawdust has carved a niche in the bespoke typeface business mostly working with editorial clients. They met while studying graphic design at Oxford and after working separately as freelancers and at agencies in Denmark and London, the two banded together to open their own studio in 2006. (You might recognize their identity for Fast Company‘s Innovation Festival and Innovation by Design Awards.) Nike Basketball has worked with Sawdust on and off for years to create logos for its players, like Maya Moore and Blake Griffin. And while a logo is the norm for marketing … [Read more...] about Typefaces For Pro Basketball Players: Gimmick or Genius?
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Delhi youngster Rishabh Pant has been long hailed as India's successor to MS Dhoni but has come under increasing criticism off late due to his work both behind and in front of the wickets. Virat Kohli recently came out in support of the 22-year-old and now batting coach Vikram Rathour has jumped to Pant's defense.The Indian team batting coach Rathour has backed Pant to be a "massive player" for Team India once he gets his confidence back by getting some runs against his name.Asked why the Delhi keeper-batsman kept getting chances despite low scores, Rathour attributed it to his "immense ability".Close Also Read | India vs West Indies 1st ODI preview: Where to watch, team news, possible XI and betting odds related news India vs West Indies ODI series: Captain Pollard says Windies have immense potential to succeed India vs West Indies: Easy to switch formats if game-plan is clear, Mayank Agarwal "The reason why we keep discussing him is that he has got an immense ability. … [Read more...] about India vs West Indies 1st ODI: Batting coach backs Pant to be “massive player” for IND
Skipper Virat Kohli on September 18 said India will try out new players and test their temperament in the ongoing series against South Africa. Kolhi, who smashed an unbeaten 72 to guide India to a seven-wicket win over South Africa in the second T20 International at Mohali, credited his bowlers for restricting the visitors to a modest 149 for five."Bowlers showed a lot of character. The pitch was very good and they (South Africa) got off to a good start so it was an outstanding effort from the bowler to pull the game back from us," he said at the post-match press conference.Check | In Pics: India vs South Africa 2nd T20IClose "That's exactly what we're looking at, try out new people and see who stands up under pressure," he added. related news "To hell with them who don't understand" says India coach Shastri about relationship with BCCI president Ganguly India vs West Indies 1st ODI: Batting coach backs Pant to be "massive player" for IND India vs West Indies ODI … [Read more...] about India vs South Africa: Kohli says Men in Blue will try out new players and test them in series
Opener Shikhar Dhawan stressed the importance of giving the young players a "good run" in the side as it takes them some time to really "express themselves" on the cricket field. Dhawan said he feels assured that the team management will give the youngsters a longer run as they look to settle on a combination for next year's World T20 in Australia.Speaking on the eve of the 3rd T20I against South Africa at Bengaluru, Dhawan's comments seem to contrast skipper Virat Kohli's thoughts. Kohli had said earlier that youngsters will have to prove themselves in the "four of five" opportunities that come their way."(While) trying out youngsters, it is good to give them a good run because when new players come in, it takes time for them to express themselves. Young boys are taking these opportunities with both hands. I am sure the team management will give them a longer run," Dhawan said on September 21.Close He said the senior players are "always open" to helping their younger … [Read more...] about Dhawan bats for young players to get ‘longer run’ in squad to express themselves
“It’s the creatives, stupid.” advertisement advertisement On the August evening that opens the Edinburgh International Television Festival, Kevin Spacey is giving the keynote speech, a jeremiad against his hosts delivered with all the fervor of a Tea Party populist railing against Washington. The Oscar-winning thespian looks like a politician, his hair perfectly in place and his suit a somber charcoal. He emotes like a politician, too, as he launches into a withering takedown of the traditional way that Hollywood makes television, lambasting everything from the pilot process to TV executives (“those network people”) who are always “sticking their fingers in creative decisions and having opinions about everything.” And like the scheming pol he plays on House of Cards, the Netflix drama whose first season debuted in February 2013 and for which Spacey earned an Emmy nomination, Spacey offers his speech in silky soundbites uttered in his … [Read more...] about Netflix: The Red Menace