Advent Calendar 2019 (ongoing)

Welcome to our advent calendar 2019! As you might expect from one, this list is growing each day until Christmas. (On Twitter, too)

Unreleased.
The promised follow-up to ❼: 1 and 7 have to be distinguishable. There are many possible combinations, but Adidas’s is the worst.
I praised this style with my free font Libero, but this 1 is amazing! (Inter 1984)
Saw this Bulgaria 1970 (?) shirt at @_Face37. Lovely!
Not that this was readable; I’m just saying that with outlines you can do really fat stuff!
This nice typeface was created by Paul Barnes for Puma for 2010 Africa Cup of Nations – however I didn’t know Osnabrück had attended! Just one example of my collection of #ExclusiveFontJourneys.
This experimental 12 might be a bit over the top …
Double trouble: If numerals have a handmade or distorted effect, duplicates should be avoided. Left: 👎 | Right: 👍
Famous number – famous style! The chamfered design is a classic, and I praised it with my Winner typefaces. What delights me especially is the outline madness of the 90s: 4 outlines + Adidas stripes! (Newcastle 95/96)
Ok, now for something positive: In 2018/19 @FCPorto showed that it doesn’t always have to be a custom typeface. Core Escher is readable from afar but has a surprising twist from close up.
It especially hurts when a great player has to wear such an awful number. The middle of this 8 is ridiculously heavy. (@acmilan 2012–14)
Today we explore where a 7 starts and a 1 ends. (Made with a quick variable font and Dinamo’s great Font Gauntlet)
American six, based on my summer holiday’s experimental variable font. Weight 166, Width 3, Waist 60, Contrast 40, Stylistic Set 08! 🤓
5 has been special to me this year since we did a new corporate typeface for @1FSVMainz05. I already reported about the 5 in the blog, and I was especially happy to see it in 3D.
Ok, time for a classic: You won’t find a 4 any worse, and Chicharito is visibly horrified! (@VillarrealCF 2013/14)
Players are moving, shirt fabric has wrinkles – therefore numerals have to be clear and distinguishable. This 3 however (@fbf_oficial 2011–14) tries really hard to be an 8.
This is a 2 from an unreleased typeface. You can order it as a custom font!
A 1 is rather easy – just take a straight line, and maybe put something on the top left. @UYBAvolley’s 1 (yes, this is supposed to be one) however has something on the top RIGHT and a dot too. Hard to beat in its absurdity!