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Monthly Archives: April 2014

Adidas Originals footballs sweatshirt

You can usually rely on the Adidas Originals range to come up with some tasty items. Their current collection features this excellent sweatshirt dedicated to Adidas footballs of yesteryear. The classic Tango ball features prominently, as you might expect. A couple of versions of the Telstar are also included, with the design favouring official World Cup match balls for fairly … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace paraphrase Primal Scream with great Man City banner

The return of Selhurst Park as a Premier League venue has been a breath of fresh air this season. The atmosphere at what is a proper old ground has made a welcome difference from that at many other top-flight venues. The Crystal Palace fans were on top form again for yesterday’s game at home to Manchester City, albeit this time … Continue reading

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Ryan Giggs poster by Marija Markovic

What with today being National Ryan Giggs Day and all, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to share the work of Marija Markovic with you. Marija, who is Belgrade-based designer and illustrator, has created a series of posters entitled The Gods Of Football (Part I). That leads us to conclude that there might be more to follow. As we … Continue reading

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The Trevor Francis Silverline Range cartoon by Adidas

There’s definitely not enough football advertising done through the medium of Roy of the Rovers-style cartoons these days. It was a different story back in Trevor Francis’ time. The first £1 million footballer didn’t have a Twitter account and, in a pre-YouTube age, his only chance of spreading a viral would have been through team baths. So, Adidas marketed a … Continue reading

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Significant Moments In English Football by Rick Hinks

Manchester designer Rick Hinks has produced a range of posters showing ‘Significant Moment in English Football. The posters give a technical drawing style analysis of important goals and other magical moments. City fan Rick explained: “The idea to document football moments was just natural and I wanted each print to have consistency, but also have its own unique trait. “It … Continue reading

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LPFC – Football Player Sleeve Art by Pennarello Design

We’ve featured the excellent Pennarello Design before and they are continuing to produce stunning work. New York-based British graphic designer James Taylor is on target again with his latest project, which sees him produce imaginary album covers for footballers. The style of the artwork ties the player in question to a particular record label and art style that’s in-keeping with … Continue reading

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Knitted Digital Football Scarf

If you follow us on Twitter and Facebook – and you should – you might have seen us mentioning a Knitted Digital Football Scarf project being hosted by artist Sam Meech at the National Football Museum today. Essentially, kids can go along during their school holidays and, using a hacked electronic sewing machine, create football scarves in their own designs. … Continue reading

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Soccer Special… with Subbuteo action replays

This screengrab comes from a local TV channel in Barcelona last night. Left without broadcast rights for the Champions League quarter-final second leg at Atletico Madrid, the enterprising station took to providing real-time action replays from the game with the aid of a Subbuteo set. They had the teams in the appropriate kits and even had the scoreline and clock … Continue reading

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Who Ate All The Pies? by Mark Long

Illustrator Mark Long has coupled his work with famous and humorous football chants for his book ‘Who Ate All The Pies?’. There are some all-time great chants in there, as well as some modern classics. In either case, the words of the chant are brought to life by the excellent illustrations. The book is available in a very affordable £7 … Continue reading

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National Football Museum adopts Fulham’s Michael Jackson statue

News reaches us this morning that our pals at the National Football Museum are rehousing Michael Jackson. The statue of Jacko, which once controversially sat outside Fulham’s Craven Cottage ground, will now be kept at the museum, in Manchester, after former Cottagers owner Mohamed Al Fayed agreed to loan his 7ft 6in monstrosity. A cracking exhibit that will succinctly tell … Continue reading

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