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Legendary Players’ Shirts by Didac Rocho

Barcelona-based artist Didac Rocho has created these pieces of art celebrating 20 legendary players or, more specifically, their shirts. He consulted with friends to draw up a list of 20 legendary players, who are each represented by a shirt that represents either the season that they were at the peak of their powers or the jersey they were wearing at … Continue reading

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The Women’s 2015 World Cup poster is very nice

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has always been desperate to play up the aesthetics of the women’s game. If only he had meant through outstanding poster design rather than something altogether more sexist. Nonetheless, the official poster for Canada 2015 is absolutely superb. Psychedelic, mountain-haired, sun ball keepie-uppies seems to be the order of the day for next summer’s tournament. The … Continue reading

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Bayern Munich celebrates its World Cup winning credentials

Germany has now won four World Cups. On two occasions Bayern Munich have provided the captain and a third, Lothar Matthaus, is a Bayern legend, even if he was at Inter Milan when he lifted the trophy at Italia 90. The Bundesliga champions have marked the latest triumph, which saw club legend Philipp Lahm collect the World Cup in Brazil, … Continue reading

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Richard Swarbrick illustrates Mario Gotze’s World Cup-winning goal

Artist and film-maker Richard Swarbrick has been impressively prolific with his output during the World Cup, capturing all the major goals and talking points. There is no trademark animation yet of Mario Gotze’s excellent winning goal for Germany in last night’s World Cup final win over Argentina, but he was very quick off the mark with this excellent illustration in … Continue reading

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West Ham unveil dubious new crest design

While the world was busy watching World Cup semi-finals, West Ham released a proposed new crest. There had previously been mutterings that the Hammers would incorporate the word ‘London’ within a new logo to supposedly exploit global marketing potential ahead of their move to the Olympic stadium. With the draft design now released, it looks like additional words are the … Continue reading

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Matthew Craven sums up Brazil 1-7 Germany

Illustrator Matthew Craven has rather nicely summed up Germany’s efforts in raining all over Brazil’s World Cup parade in this picture. If Luiz Felipe Scolari’s side thought they were destined to win a sixth World Cup on homesoil, it wasn’t long after kick-off yesterday evening that it became abundantly clear that wasn’t going to be the case. The hosts’ 1-7 … Continue reading

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Anatomy of England’s World Cup Injuries by Studio Kurosiwo

You can say what you like about England’s 2014 World Cup campaign, but at least the usual injury crisis was avoided. It is common practice for at least one guaranteed starter to injury before the tournament. Theo Walcott was probably the biggest name absentee for Brazil and England fans had from January to get used to the idea that he … Continue reading

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Poster of Carlos Alberto’s 1970 World Cup goal by Prinstant Replays

Prinstant Replays specialises in capturing iconic ‘plays’ (they’re based in Nashville and also feature American sports) and turning them into tactics board-style reenactments. With the World Cup quarter-finals kicking off today and hosts Brazil in action, we’ve picked out this map of Carlos Alberto’s famous goal in the 1970 World Cup final against Italy. You get a plot of Alberto’s … Continue reading

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1000% Elephants

We completely missed this during the group stages, so sadly the Ivory Coast have now departed the World Cup (and presumably this gentleman and his scarf with them). But having since spotting this glorious image we still had to share it with you. As you know, we prefer to keep our Savile Rogue scarves slogan-free and logo-free (just like the … Continue reading

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The Age of Innocence: Football in the 1970s – Taschen

This Taschen book isn’t out until next month but it looks very promising on the evidence we’ve seen so far. The Age of Innocence: Football in the 1970s, edited by Reuel Golden, is one of those Taschen coffee table books with which you will be familiar. But this particular one has distinct selling point that it is all about football … Continue reading

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