While much of the interest surrounding this Friday’s friendly match between Barcelona and Santos concerns Neymar’s potential debut with his new club, fans might be taken aback by a unique lettering on the back of Barcelona’s jerseys.
Designed by Anna Vives, a local artist with Down syndrome, the striking font will only be used during this single match. The shirts will be auctioned after the match, with the proceeds going to the Itinerarium Foundation, the organization where Anna works.
Speaking to Mundo Deportivo, Anna said of the club:
I am very grateful to the club and its foundation, who have helped me raise awareness about the typography and who have opened many doors. The font is not just mine, but the result of a team effort, which is why we so identify with Barcelona and its values.
Starting August 3rd, fans will be able to lodge their bids on both Anna’s site, where they can also purchase a variety of items featuring the font, as well as via eBay. Additionally, fans can learn more about the Itinerarium Foundation by visiting their official site.