Buffalo Bills Football Programs, 1961-63

Get ready for the Super Bowl with this vintage collection of Buffalo Bills football programs from the old American Football League. In the old, pre-AFL-NFL merger days, each team had bespoke programs, often illustrated by a local cartoonist or artist, and filled with hometown flavor. Thanks to the Buffalo Sports Museum, we’ve got a collection […]

How Football Programs Have Changed—and What It Means

My first story for The Boston Globe Ideas section is about pro football game day programs, and how their design has changed over the years…and what it means. The story takes a look at some vintage Boston Patriots programs from the early 1960s, featuring cover designs and illustrations by Boston Globe sports cartoonist Phil Bissell. […]

Buffalo Bills Football Programs, 1960s

[Originally published February 1, 2011] Super Bowl XLV (that’s 45) is coming up on Sunday, February 6, featuring the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers. And while the game’s packaging features plenty of slick graphics, logos, and other “branding,” we here at the Society of Publication Designers prefer a more old-school approach to sports […]