Freelance graphic designer Nerea Palacios used the Nike football uniform as a canvas to express the essence of each of the iconic houses on the HBO series as if they were teams perhaps partaking in the FIFA World Cup series.
Over on Eight by Eight there's a focus on the gorgeous hand-drawn match notes prepared before every match by BBC Radio Newcastle’s Nick Barnes. From the impeccable hand lettering to the crest of the opposing team, I am equally inspired and envious of his deft, emblematic and downright stunning notes. Just check out the tiny flags he inflects each of the opposing player's with.
He says he rarely refers to them during the match, but it's not surprising that after employing such attention in their creation, he wouldn't need to.
From Renato Stockler:
A “terrao" is an oasis in the urban landscape. The reddish tone of a soccer field turns into a stage for the resistance of popular soccer. These fields are increasingly rare to see because of property speculation and land occupation. Some of them have their own football clubs, while others are public spots. Some of them are mainly dirt, while others are of sand and weathered grass. But they are a breath for the hard daily life of those who live in the outskirts of Sao Paulo. These fields show the urgency for public and communal places to practice sports, a portrait of those who fight for leisure in a city as Sao Paulo. Colored and powerful in the face of the greyish scenario, these fields are a solid basis of soccer’s spirit in Brasil. It’s not hard to find friends, relatives, adults and children cheering together for their local teams. Even through social and political difficulties, a “terrao" shows us the real soccer, far away from a society mediated by powerful media groups. The rawness of a “terrao"can't be fitted as a media spectacle.
If social networks were Football Clubs, what would their kits be like?
Site juanfutbol wondered and created the 'Social Media Network League' in which they imagine and design the crest and jerseys of some of the most popular web hangouts.
Six HD cameras fitted inside a new World Cup adidas ball, called “brazucam,” will show an entirely new angle on the beautiful game as it tours the world, through Spain, Japan, Germany, and Mexico on its way to Brazil.
British artist Leo Fitzmaurice has been working on his Post Match for more than a decade, connecting in tiny and witty little football jerseys made of cigarette packs two worlds not that far away: sport and business.
Just a little Google Spreadsheet I put together because I wanted to be able to get a sense of the whole league at a glance.
Streaks (of 3 or more) are represented by brighter colors.
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String animation is like gesture drawing, or writing haiku. And here it's about footie, so yay! I must be excited that the English Premier League is starting up soon. And if you are interested I do host a Fantasy.Premierleague.com campaign. Leave a comment and I'll tell you how to join.