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Monthly Archives: June 2015

‘Sideburn Bob’ – clip art star of thousands of programmes

In the days before computer desktop publishing was commonplace in every aspect of printwork, it wasn’t so easy to produce a glossy matchday programme featuring a high-resolution image of your star man on the front cover. No, many clubs had to resort to a clip art cartoons on the cover… and it turns out many of them opted for the … Continue reading

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Gainsborough Trinity unveil new signing with misspelt club scarf

We’ve always maintained that scarves and writing, slogans and logos are not a good match. Another piece of evidence to support our case that your neckwear is better off free of all that malarkey comes courtesy of non-league side Gainsborough Trinity. The unveiling of new striker Marc Newsham from local rivals Boston United followed the time-honoured tradition of the player … Continue reading

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2014 World Cup ball movement maps by Van Hong

We live in the age of the heat-map, but Van Hong has found a way to bring a slightly analogue and artistic way to handle the stats and data that no go hand-in-hand with the game. The New York-based editorial illustrator produced a series of diagrams showing the ball movement during matches at the 2014 World Cup. Each team is … Continue reading

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Shwapsies daily virtual Women’s World Cup stickers

Shwapsies describe themselves as an “Artist Sticker Collective”. What does that mean in practice, you may well ask? It means daily Panini sticker-inspired artwork drawn by a group of talented football artists throughout the forthcoming Women’s World Cup. The sample sticker of Brazil star Marta shown to the right is the work of Dave Flanagan, whose pieces we’ve featured a … Continue reading

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