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/ 8 July 2014

A Boston Dream for the New England Revolution

I’m still waiting to become a New England Revolution die-hard They won’t get me until they move into the city; the team is on record as wa
/ 27 May 2014

Three Limited US Soccer World Cup Prints

The World Cup is a great excuse to design My apparel shop, Clean Sheet Co, has you covered for shirts; now I’ve worked up something for your wall to
/ 21 April 2014

A Red Sox Patriots’ Day Concept

The Red Sox use a special “Boston” jersey on Patriots’ Day  As a Bostonian, I love the sentiment; why not go one step farther For
/ 31 January 2014

Identity Sketches for the Columbus Crew

Author’s note: Given yesterday’s San Jose Earthquakes rebranding, this morning seemed like a good time to run this piece, which has been i
/ 29 January 2014

32 Nations: Epilogue

All thirty-two shirts are out; the ten (eleven if you count this piece) part project has been published Now what It’s time to take a quick look bac
/ 23 December 2013

32 Nations, Group H: Belgium, Algeria, Russia, Korea Republic

Well, here we are About three weeks and 32 teams later, together we’ve explored, debated and discussed the visual identities of all 32 Nations p
/ 20 December 2013

32 Nations, Group F: Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iran, Nigeria

Our penultimate group has a lot to love: nations from four different confederations, and four very different parts of the globe Argentina is a strong
/ 18 December 2013

32 Nations, Group E: Switzerland, Ecuador, France, Honduras

We’re coming down the home stretch now - just three groups left to get us all the way to 32 teams As I was working on these designs before the d
/ 16 December 2013

32 Nations, Group G: Germany, Portugal, Ghana, USA

Because we refuse to be held hostage to the rule of ping-pong balls, we’re skipping ahead to Group G today (We’ll loop back to E, F and H
/ 13 December 2013

32 Nations, Group D: Uruguay, Costa Rica, England, Italy

There’s nowhere to hide in Group D  With three clubs in the world’s top 15, and a fourth who can beat anyone (just ask Concacaf)  Urugua
/ 11 December 2013

32 Nations, Group C: Colombia, Greece, Côte d’Ivoire, Japan

The 32 Nations project keeps rolling with Group C! This is the most balanced group we’ve covered so far; Colombia is a slight favorite, but can
/ 9 December 2013

32 Nations, Group B: Spain, The Netherlands, Chile, Australia

The 32 Nations project continues on with Group B! The matchup between 2010 finalists will get all the press here, but I think Chile is coming out of t
/ 6 December 2013

32 Nations, Group A: Brazil, Croatia, Mexico, Cameroon

Well, that was an interesting draw I’ll save my opinions of what just happened to the US - suffice to say, us rooting for the States are either
/ 4 December 2013

32 Nations: The Rules

Like any focused design project, 32 Nations will have some ground rules Why Two reasons: Author’s note: This is part of a recurring series on desi
/ 2 December 2013

32 Nations

By now, you know if your guys are in You’re waiting to see who they’ll play, where they’ll play, when they’ll play You’re reading the tea
/ 9 September 2013

USA vs. Mexico, 2013: A Limited Edition Poster

September 10th, 2013 Columbus, Ohio The game only comes around once every four years, if that The rivalry is centuries old, but also, in a strange wa
/ 20 June 2013

Soccer Out of Context: The Cleveland Spiders

Ghosts & Grandfathers Team #3: The Cleveland Spiders Today we’ll dive into the third jersey added to our ongoing Ghosts & Grandfathers proje
/ 11 June 2013

A Couple Quick Thoughts on iOS 7 Design Language

I’m an Apple guy; I use their products to do the work that I love the most, and I evangelize about them to others I am firmly, probably irretrievabl
/ 3 June 2013

Over at Clean Sheet, our second shirt has just arrived Remember USA ‘94 And those “did-that-really-happen” denim jerseys It’s
/ 28 May 2013

Identity Sketches for NYC FC: Jerseys & Apparel

Last time, we took a look at an approach New York City FC could take to visual branding  Going through the exercise with NYC FC brought us here: 
/ 24 May 2013

Identity Sketches for NYC FC: Colors, Logos & Branding

As I mentioned a couple days ago, my intention here is to throw a few visual ideas out there for New York City’s just announced MLS expansion club,
/ 23 May 2013

Identity Sketches for NYC FC

Until this past Tuesday, it was NY2 NY2 was a fable; a mythical soccer club whose only identity was the visible will of a determined commissioner and
/ 22 April 2013

It Has to Be Brighton

You can only really love one club Sure, you can appreciate many, have affection for a handful, understand several deeply, and even root heartily and h