Archive

Tag Archives: print design

MLS promo

Ever the fan of the work done by stateside legends and fellow appreciators of design, World F.C. it gives me great pleasure to help showcase the ‘Americana Collection’ – celebrating the kick off of the fresh MLS season, this 8 piece collection is made up of a smart range of designs.

CQJ_2192

CQJ_2258

CQJ_2422

You can see the full range here.

Complimenting the 8 designs is another number, released in collaboration with our bros over at 8by8.

88_TSHIRT_squared

2015-03-22+13.25.27

Mighty fine, damn awesoming, awesomeness.

See the full collection here.

Photo 07-04-2015 14 26 56

Everyone has owned one of those knackered balls in the past. Torn up by the courts they were played on, there was usually very little left by the time you got a new one.

Equally, if you had the ball, you brought the rule. How many of us can remember the ‘not my ball mate’ follow up response when a fresh player wanted to join a game?

Naturally, there has been a technical product evolution in the world of football. Most brilliantly for us though, the relationship between football and design has been flourishing.

The stunning ‘Neo Pro’ from Umbro is testament to this.

Photo 07-04-2015 14 27 10

Photo 07-04-2015 14 27 31

Made up of various panels it takes the striking pink double diamond and puts it in the prime space of cool.

Photo 07-04-2015 14 27 39

Eye catching whether static or spinning, this ball is beautiful from whatever angle you look at it.

Photo 07-04-2015 14 29 30

Photo 07-04-2015 14 30 20

Putting design along side performance, its aesthetics are as impressive. On the pitch, on court or in your studio – it is football appreciated.

In the words of the brand:

A unique 14-panel design offers a clean strike zone and true, natural flight, with the Hexadimple outer casing designed in conjunction with Teijin offers superb elasticity and a softer touch.

Photo 07-04-2015 14 30 30

Often the last element to be looked at, it is the heart of the game – we can look at a thousand different boots but this is the thing we’re all trying to get in the back of the net. It is the game.

Photo 07-04-2015 14 32 35

Photo 07-04-2015 14 33 05

Photo 07-04-2015 14 34 48

Umbro have smashed this – it’s an exciting time for the brand and this ball is symbolic of that. You can find out more and get your hands on one here.

Photo 27-03-2015 08 27 09

A million stories to be told and countless people doing them. That’s one of the greatest things about football in my opinion. Clubs, players, fans and staff – all have countless stories and memories – fresh ones created each week.

Documenting these, and in brilliant fashion too, is something that many are doing. Today’s emphasis is on Nottingham Forest – a club of clout – winners at the highest level.

Photo 27-03-2015 08 27 30

Photo 27-03-2015 08 27 392

Photo 27-03-2015 08 26 49

This is the clubs matchday programme. It’s packed with a variety of content and presented in well balanced fashion, the delivery is of high quality and rich in value.

Photo 27-03-2015 08 26 21

Photo 27-03-2015 08 26 05

Photo 27-03-2015 08 25 01

Championing art, the club take a genuine interest in the art of the game. As you can see in these we share the appreciation and they have collaborated with many artists and designer who we have championed too – simply awesome!

Photo 27-03-2015 08 24 53

Photo 27-03-2015 08 24 46

Photo 27-03-2015 08 24 41

Photo 27-03-2015 08 24 30

Like-minded appreciators, the club clearly are. Brilliant photography, a smart layout and overall attention to detail clearly goes into their design work. It’s a big year for the club as they look to celebrate their 150th anniversary which I’m sure will be celebrated in a similarly well crafted way.

This is how they are presenting their 2015/16 season ticket campaign.

2016 season tickets

Smart.

Thanks goes out to one like-minded gent and appreciator of the creative side of the game – Eric Beard for introducing Kendall and myself.

Kendall is a designer based out in the US who was fortunate enough to work with Nike, producing a series of Newspaper headline inspired prints that were used as part of the back drop for a Nike product shoot.

nike neymar print 1

nike neymar print 2

Showcasing the limited edition Neymar JR Golden Hypervenom that he wore in the latter stages of the World Cup, each print uses elements of the Brazilian national team – charting the career path that Neymar has been on.

nike neymar print 3

nike neymar print 4

nike neymar print 5

nike neymar print 6

Beautifully done, I’ve got so much time for these. If the boots were not beautiful enough, then the associating art work tips it to another level. See more of Kendall’s work here.

We’ve been fortunate enough to feature the work of Steve Welsh on a few occasions. Arguably, he is one of the biggest and best names in the creative world of football. Striking up a client list that includes the BBC and adidas to name a couple.

Notably, his work for the BBC for the 2014 World Cup coverage, that was nothing short of incredible. You can see heaps of his delights, here.

On this occasion though, we’re celebrating the completion of his A-Z series of football. Illustrating and designing some of the biggest names to have graced the game, it is the perfect coming together of football and it’s creative offerings.

gullit miniboro

zlatan miniboro

baggio miniboro

cantona miniboro

le tiss miniboro

ujfulusi miniboro

You can see them all and buy them in beautiful print form, heree.

Can’t shout about this enough. Utterly tremendous.

Regularly one to appreciate a good campaign and the delivery of the creative, one jumped out at me as championing its creative elements most recently and it’d be plain wrong not to share it.

02.NM_Twitter_LaunchPost03.03.15_02

01.FB_Tease28.02.15

AKQA – an agency of serious clout. You don’t have to look hard to find a piece of brilliant work that has origins of this innovative company.

Equally, NIVEA MEN has had a close relationship to the football community. Liverpool’s official grooming partner after all.

These heavyweight brands teamed up recently, bringing together a group of players from the proud history of Liverpool; John Barnes, Ian Rush, Jason McAteer, Michael Thomas and David Fairclough to form a Liverpool FC Legends team, led by manager Roy Evans.

TumblrTouts_Barnes

TumblrTouts_Fairclough

TumblrTouts_Mcateer

TumblrTouts_Roy

And so AKQA and NIVEA MEN have kicked off a search for a 5-a-side team worthy of going the distance with these legends.

The winning team get an all-expenses paid trip to Liverpool to meet the legends and receive training tips before playing a five-a-side match against their heroes.

So that’s the background – You can get involved here.

TumblrTouts_Rush

TumblrTouts_Thomas

The stand out of the campaign has to be the illustration – it’s utterly beautiful. A perfect way to blend the product, players and the overall campaign. A fine art delivery and precise execution.

Clean.

Harry Kane gets his first call up and England announce their squads to play v Lithuania and Italy in upcoming fixtures.

Great to see how The FA and England are pitching the ties – nice bit of artwork to boot!



Here’s the full squad:

Goalkeepers: Fraser Forster (Southampton), Joe Hart (Manchester City)

Defenders: Leighton Baines (Everton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Nathaniel Clyne (Southampton), Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur)

Midfielders: Ross Barkley (Everton), Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Fabian Delph (Aston Villa), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), James Milner (Manchester City), Raheem Sterling (Liverpool), Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur), Theo Walcott (Arsenal)

Forwards: Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal)

England Lithuania