1977 was a good year for soccer. Attendance for the North American Soccer League (NASL) grew 33%, to 13,000 per game. Brazillian soccer legend Pelé played his final match, kicking for both the New York Cosmos and Santos of Brazil. And a soccerboy named Charlie was crowned with the nickname Chanky.
In honor of his soccer hero Pelé, Charlie insisted the neighbor kids call him Chele. They laughed at him and called him Chanky after Spanky from the Little Rascals. As he grew into his manhood, he became Chank the internationally renowned font designer.
Chank created this font Soccerboy, as filtered through the artistic eyes of his 1977 childhood. It’s a tri-line font, hand-drawn in Chank’s signature cartoon whimsy. Soccerboy encourages play with color and alternate characters. Create coloring effects yourself using layers and the magic wand and paint bucket tools in Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator. Soccerboy also plays well with its clumsy teammate, FLUBBER. Enjoy this fun, sporty type and bend it like Beckham if you like.
- Chank Diesel
- sporty, playful, tri-line, hand drawn
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