When searching for who knows what on the internet I ran across The Canadian Design Resource page and the signage for Expo 67.
Burton Kramer designed the signs and he also designed the iconic CBC logo first used in 1974 (unfortunately modified in 1992).I decided to use the squirrel from the Expo 67 parking lots signs for a DIY jersey.
I had a blank white, gold, and maroon jersey. I didn't have much maroon twill left so I made a white squirrel.
I sewed the white squirrel on the jersey but it was kind of small so I decided to add something to it.
I found a town in Ontario (Exeter) that has white squirrels through some Flickr images.
Their sign posts were a bit of an inspiration for my design.
I wasted likely way too much time looking through free fonts before I ended up using 'City of' for the Squirrels and 'Grange' for Exeter.
I then added the acorn on the back and also added the number 67 in a font (Consort-RR Bold Condensed) like the one used by the Expos as a nod to the Expo 67 signs.
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