1 Shilling is a book by designer Matthew Caldwell, all about the football programmes he has collected from the 1960s to the 1980s.
“It started as a way to document my dad’s freakishly large football programme collection, accumulated over 50 seasons of following Aston Villa – he’s the reason we can afford Coutinho’s wages! After a couple of Instagram posts, I quickly realised that people loved these designed, beautiful bits of stapled paper – especially when we researched the stories behind each design. It wasn’t long before we had enough info and scans to put together a book!”Matthew Caldwell, in an interview with Creative Boom
It’s a beautiful, vibrant ode to British football programmes including Matthew’s favourite: a programme for the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup tie between Coventry City and Bayern Munich in 1970 (above). It’s a masterpiece.
There was a Kickstarter campaign but it just finished today and appears to be fully funded.