SAINTS, the Club’s official matchday magazine, has been voted by Programme Monthly & Football Collectable as the best programme in the Premier League.
SAINTS has undergone a few transformations in recent years, but this season’s makeover was certainly its bravest as the matchday programme broke away from its existing format to become a magazine in every sense of the word.
Its unique feature is the eye-catching wrap-around cover, whilst the near-A4 sized pages accommodate for the best display of our highly-illustrative publication.
Full glossy images, dynamic feature interviews and more behind-the-scenes content than ever before is all crammed into each edition, whilst – critically – it also provides terrific value for money by remaining on sale for just £3.
Programme Monthly & Football Collectable described SAINTS as ‘a real winner’ and handed it the 2013/14 Premier League Programme of the Season award – with the write-up confirming their reasoning:
The title is embossed and not always immediately apparent on top of a photo that fills the front and back cover, in some ways making this look like more of a thin art book than a matchday programme. Inside, the bigger page sizes do not mean the typeface is increased, and there is plenty of reading. The opportunity afforded by the size of the pages leads to some excellent use of photography, including a double page spread of one photo to conclude the excellent and imaginative coverage of a recent fixture.
The design and typography is unusual and makes full use of the space on occasions, especially in the six page main player interview. Even the more general, but necessary content, looks appealing, and is well-written and accessible. The other obvious thing about ‘Saints’ that sets it apart from its peers is its size; about 2cm short of a Wembley programme.
It stands apart from most in the division in terms of both size and feel, simply by daring to be different. A real winner.
Meanwhile, the cartoon-led look back at a past encounter titled ‘Classic Saints’ was also runner-up in the Premier League standout article/best feature category.