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/ 22 August 2014

Starry Night: An LA Galaxy Poster

The LA Galaxy have a pretty cool tradition: they ask artists and designers to create posters for every home match. I’ve been following this year’s series … read more
/ 5 August 2014

A Moment on the Radio

Earlier this summer, I traveled to Brazil to see the US play in the World Cup. It was a once-in-a-lifetime trip; I’m going to write up a little … read more
/ 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 wanting such a … read more
/ 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 too. Just … read more
/ 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 one … read more
/ 31 January 2014

Identity Sketches for the Columbus Crew

Currently, you’d hear something like this:“…Well, so - they’re yellow, I think. And Columbus - that’s like, football country, right? Ohio State 24/7, … read more
/ 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 back at 32 … read more
/ 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 participating … read more
/ 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 … read more
/ 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 draw, I … read more
/ 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 after.) Germany, … read more
/ 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).  Uruguay will feel a … read more
/ 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 they remember … read more
/ 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 this … read more
/ 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 going to get … read more
/ 4 December 2013

32 Nations: The Rules

Like any focused design project, 32 Nations will have some ground rules. Why? Two reasons:First, it makes for better design. The essence of design is … read more
/ 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 leaves to … read more
/ 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 … read more
/ 20 June 2013

Soccer Out of Context: The Cleveland Spiders

Today we’ll dive into the third retro jersey added to our ongoing Soccer Out of Context project. So far, the Montreal Expos and Minneapolis Millers have been … read more
/ 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 irretrievably rooted … read more
/ 3 June 2013

The Pasadena

Over at Clean Sheet, our second shirt has just arrived. Remember USA ‘94? And those “did-that-really-happen” denim jerseys? It’s been almost 20 … read more
/ 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:Hey folks. I'm … read more
/ 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, NYC FC. … read more