Scandinavian firm Hummel produced a set of kits around 1987 featuring a design template which became known as the ‘Test Card’…
Some people, like me, think this was a bit of a mess, others claim it to the high water mark of football kit design. What do you think?
Aston Villa, Coventry City and Southampton all wore this design in the late 1980’s and Denmark sported it on the international stage.
John Devlin in ‘True Colours’ comments: “One of the more controversial kit designs of the decade was this halved shirt ensemble. Many Villa fans were not happy with the radical approach, even though it was worn by the club as they were promoted back into Division One at the first attempt…”
Anyway, something I’ve learned today, ‘Hummel’ is German for bumblebee (which makes sense I suppose) and the logo which I always thought was a funny face is a stylised bee.