01 Side Project

The idea behind my project is to create football illustrations through a process of using shapes and kit patterns, with short, easily consumed facts which will appeal to those who love design and football. I Hope to develop this further and create a series of playing cards/ top trumps called 'The Beautiful Game'.

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'The Beautiful Game'

The idea behind my project is to create football illustrations through a process of using shapes and kit patterns, with short, easily consumed facts which will appeal to those who love design and football. I Hope to develop this further and create a series of playing cards/ top trumps called “The Beautiful Game”.

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Ideas and Process

I began with the idea of creating a go to database for football fans so as they wouldnt have to scour the internet for a record of what teams won what trophies in what year. It would be supported by unique illustrations/icons of these major trophies. It’s is a common thing amongst my friends and I when playing Fifa or just talking in general to wonder what team won what trophy in what year.

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Player Illustrations

A bit like when I did portraiture back in school I want to make sure I can get a likeness before I start using colour. I think this leads to a better final outcome.

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Illustration Design

When designing my illustrations I drew a lot of inspiration from the work of Daniel Nyari who has worked with the likes of ESPN, Adidas and the Bundesliga. Focusing on shapes and bold colours.

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Project is still on- going

I will be designing and creating more illustrations and a website for this project.