The recognition of Diego Armando Maradona is universal and after his death it was enhanced. In the month of the first anniversary of his departure, the Spanish magazine Panenka will pay him an original tribute where in its next issue, 112, a special typeface dedicated to Ten will be used, using his autographs as a reference.
As he explains on his site, the idea was born from the famous “Hand of God”, as the first goal of Pelusa against England in Mexico in 1986 is known, before his work of art with the best goal in the history of the World Cup , which gave victory to the Argentine team and the pass to the semifinals.
It was thus that based on the autographs of the remembered crack and with the help of a typographer, an original font was created with the character of Ten: “The Letter of God.” In other words, a typeface based on Maradona’s handwriting.
That was the path chosen by Panenka and that is why “La Letra de Dios” is present in all number 112, which will also be dedicated to Maradona with special notes that run through his life and that have testimonies such as that of Héctor Enrique, Maradona’s companion in the team that won the world title 35 years ago.
The video also shows how the letter will be present in the entire brand new edition of the magazine, adorning titles, notes and epigraphs. In addition, through a link that is on the Panenka portal, it will be available so that everyone can freely download it and use it and thus replicate “The Letter of God” throughout the world.
Diego left his stamp in Spain in his two stages as a footballer, first when he came to Barcelona from Boca Juniors where he was champion in the 1981 Metropolitano. After the World Cup in the Iberian country in 1982, Maradona joined the culé team for two seasons and in mid-1984 he went to Napoli.
In 1992, after serving his sanction for positive doping, the player emerged from Argentinos Juniors managed to leave the Italian club and returned to Spanish football, in this case at Sevilla, where he stayed until mid-1993.
Panenka magazine is one of the best known in the world and the tribute they pay to Maradona caused a furor on their social networks. For this special number dedicated to Diego, apart from the testimony of Negro Enrique, those of Josep Maria Minguella and Miguel Rico joined to recreate their time at Barcelona, they also spoke with another world champion in Mexico, the former goalkeeper and current DT, Luis Islas in a number that has 116 pages.
“# Panenka112: A year without Diego” is the hashtag of the number that honors Maradona, who passed away on November 25, 2020 and is still present in the memory and hearts of many and that feeling transcends borders. (Infobae)