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Sting like a bee.  A nice summing up of a style of marketing and particularly appropriate today as we see the worst kept secret in football design finally made official:  Celtic's "bumblebee" away kit has returned. The strip was originally an Umbro design from 1996-98 and split opinion.  Some said it was ugly (they were right) and some said it was inspired (they were right too).  As gaudy 90s kits go, it was up there with the best of them.  Luminous ...

  Being a fan of football design, I've always had an idea of my favourite shirts of all time.  Not being such a fan of forging a successful career or saving money, I haven't owed all of them.  In fact, some of the ones that I have owned I've actually given away.  But then, at the point I gave each away I'm not sure I realised how much I'd miss them in the future. So, I'm left with two shirts (and a half - I'...

Cartoonist and Illustrator Ian Marsden shows you how he drew the Ireland Football team for the new Footballheroes See Red book in Photoshop, Painter and Illustrator.

Sometimes when I scroll through fantasy kit designs galleries and forums, I see kits with great potential, but with a lack of presentation. Therefore, I’d like to introduce you to the world of making fantasy football kits (the easy way). First, we’ll need a couple of things before we can started: - Adobe Photoshop (free version is available here: Adobe Trial Link - A FMG Live template pack.here -Or this one The second point can differ based on taste, as there are various options (i.e. SS’08, SS’...

"Très bons maillots de l'Ajax"  These were the first words uttered by the French commentator Thierry Roland as the second leg of the Dutch side's UEFA Cup tie against Olympique de Marseille at the Amsterdam ArenA kicked off.  He's not wrong.  Ajax's basic colours and shirt design make up one of the most iconic and aesthetically pleasing strips in football history.  Even when playing in Europe, such as on the night in question, and adidas ar...

 For anyone who uses Photoshop to create kit designs, th32 made a small tutorial which shows a quick and easy way to create background patterns and watermarking on your shirts. The first thing is to place a watermark over the entire shirt. Just open a standard template and put in the image you want over it.  Insert the image layer wherever’s best for you as long as it is behind the collar.  For example, below I’ve put it behind the stitching and logos as well.

Everyone loves a good backlash. Whether it be against our work changing their staff car parking policy or our government raising taxes, even if deep down we agree with the reasoning we love to get up in arms about the decision. It works in football kit design too. Recent days has seen the leaking and/or unveiling of several new football kits. Firstly we saw Barcelona's new pink - honestly - away shirt by Nike. It might look orange but whatever the colour it turned many people nauseous...

Football stadiums aren't in short supply.  If we look worldwide, every large town in every top footballing nation has somewhere for the cream of its players to perform in front of adoring (let's say) fans.  A place where inhabitants of the town can go and pay to watch players perform and in some cases, people from other areas can travel to see football.  This can explain why a town such as Villareal in Spain, with a population of just 50,000, ca...

There's been some big, big news setting the football messageboards alight over the past few days. Yep, several Major League Soccer teams' kits for the 2009/10 season have been unveiled on FootballShirtCulture.com (Ka-who?). Always a day of note in the football calendar, it really hits home how adidas never fail to entirely incorporate into the playing wear of the forthcoming season a club's history and tradition. Or lack thereof. Going through the shirts, firstly that of ...

  So here we find ourselves in 2009. Happy New Year. I hope everyone got what they wanted for Christmas; I certainly did. Liverpool top of the league, Chelsea dropping points, Celtic winning at Ibrox (with the bonus of that allegedly adulterous Rangers-supporting swine Gordon Ramsay no doubt being banished to his shed to witness it) and finally my Christmas wouldn't have been complete without receiving an example of football design brilliance. My (bespoke?) Liverpool/Mar...

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