Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Badge of the Day #34 (Artmedia Petržalka)

This latest exhibit from the football club badge collection features Artmedia Petržalka, of Slovakia, as the club now named FC Petržalka 1898 were known during the period 1993-2004 & again between 2007-09 (inbetween times, as Artmedia Bratislava, the club famously thrashed Celtic 5-0 in the first leg of a Champions’ League qualifying tie at the beginning of Gordon Strachan’s managerial reign in Glasgow, & proceeded in the tournament despite a 0 – 4 reverse in the return).

Again, sounding somewhat like the title of a creative college course (although in fact the sponsoring advertising agency brand), & thus rather unusual in a football context, the name proved impossible not to be regarded with a certain affection, &, as an historical artefact, the badge itself, proclaiming the name, is an object of desire, especially with the accented Slovak typography which communicates that irresistible eastern European exoticism.

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