In 2014 Nike hired me to redesign the numerals of a set of typefaces for NFHS (high school sports) jerseys.
What was needed were heavier versions of the numbers to meet minimum stroke width specifications set by the association. I redesigned 15 different typefaces, all with solid, outline and in some cases double-outline versions. Because the numbers are printed at different sizes on either side of the jersey (at 4” height on front and 6” height on back typically), I was tasked with designing specifically for each size, while maintaining the minimum stroke width of .75” for each weight.
This project was a blast ! My process and my tools got sharper, and I fell in love with numerals.
Below are 8 examples of numeral typefaces I redesigned, in solid and outlined form.