We have a brand new category on DF, and a brand new rolling challenge for members. No prize, no winners, no voting - to begin with, anyway - the New Deal Kit Challenge category is a chance to show, with some speed, what the kits of a new club or association and manufacturer partnership could, or indeed should look like.
There’s something about the Nigerian national team that really brings out the creativity in mockups and concept designs, so having Nigeria as a choice for the member-controlled Kit of the Week (KOTW) competition really is a blessing. Honestly, there are several entries we could have featured, but this Home and Away from pineftbl certainly delivers in a similar way to recent Nike releases.
DF member KitKong has been treating visitors to some great designs in recent days. This adidas Manchester United Third shirt is no exception. Where to start? Well, it’s green and gold! Controversial - the perhaps mythological Newton Heath palette hasn’t been deployed since 1992-93’s celebrated Third, and is beloved by the hierarchy-antipathetic LUHG group - but it’s certainly striking.
Serial predictor and DF member Corinth has provided a set of speculative AS Roma shirts for 2021-22. With tongue firmly in cheek, these mockups for the Italian Serie A side were provoked by the notion that the Giallorossi will shortly be sporting kits produced by Reebok - remember them?
Something new is making its debut today on DesignFootball.com. The kitvote section, with a True Colours feature of the 1992-93 Premier League Home kits. Illustrated by John Devlin in his trademark style, it’s a collection of designs bound to get the nostalgia juices flowing, with long-missed manufacturers and sponsors as well as wonderful examples of 90s design.
In recent years, Internazionale and Nike have played around with the famous Nerazzurri stripes - presumably in an attempt to justify a new Home shirt release each season - and this prediction of the 2021-22 release indicates that that campaign won’t see an exception.
DF member Corinth has provided impatient kit obsessives with an idea of what the 2020-21 AC Milan Puma Home shirt will look like. Based on leaked information garnered, the design takes a structural template seen in very recent Puma releases, and adds to it a barcode-styled pattern similar to the current West Bromwich Albion throwback shirts.
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) launched a range of brand-new logomarks and visual identities for its major national team tournaments - the AFC Asian Qualifiers, AFC Asian Cup, AFC Women’s Asian Cup, AFC U23 Asian Cup, and the hugely popular annual club competitions - the AFC Champions League and AFC Cup. The new look and feel will be prominently featured across all fan focused touch-points with the AFC competitions in the coming years, from the match venues, to television broadcasts and...
Has the dust settled yet? Juventus, the Old Lady of Italian football, and Italy’s most successful side domestically, have ditched their famous black and white stripes - bestowed by England’s Notts County, no less - not in favour of their original pink, which may have seemed a logical temporary measure, but to be replaced by black and white halves. In fairness, there is some pink, in the form of a thin central stripe - just the one, mind - but the cruel demotion of Notts County from ...
You may have noticed that retro kits are pretty de riguer. A little while ago, I recorded a podcast with John Devlin on the subject of re-releases, or reissues, and specified to him that we’d be discussing that complete copy culture specifically - though not without its discrepancies in most cases - and not the - subtly different - trend for new kits that look a lot like previous ones. Cover versions, if you will. And as the global authority on cover versions (even with the spelling mistake, it ...