“These days, it’s common to see Photoshoppers creating ‘What if..?’ cross-sport uniform concepts. Mark Willis was, to my knowledge, the first to do this, and his Soccer Out of Context project is still the gold standard.”
– Paul Lukas, founder/editor of Uni Watch
What if, instead uniforms, baseball clubs wore soccer jerseys? What happens when you remix baseball tradition with fútbol (soccer) style? Soccer Out of Context, first published as a series of online articles by designer and author M. Willis, asks and answers those questions. Traveling through the American baseball landscape, club by club, Willis combines historic baseball visuals and civic references with global soccer aesthetics. Along the way, he designs and explains unique “what if” soccer-style jersey for each club.
First published in 2013, Willis has updated each entry with additional commentary from a 2020 perspective. If you love soccer, baseball, design, and remix culture this project will provide plenty of entertainment.
What happens when you remix baseball tradition with fútbol (soccer) style? Read Soccer Out of Context and find out.