June 15, 2015

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Achu Fones

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A True Celebration of the Creative Side of Soccer

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Commentary, where football meets visual culture, is a new and exciting collaborative project between Manchester School of Art, National Football Museum, UdK Berlin and Designtransfer. Commentary will produce, host and curate a series of videos, essays and artworks examining the ways football overlaps and interacts with visual culture and design. Recently, …

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Commentary, where football meets visual culture, is a new and exciting collaborative project between Manchester School of Art, National Football Museum, UdK Berlin and Designtransfer. Commentary will produce, host and curate a series of videos, essays and artworks examining the ways football overlaps and interacts with visual culture and design.

Recently, they have asked some of the world’s leading visual communicators such as Hey Studio, Mucho, Craig Oldham, Supermundane, The Chase, Hort, The Designers Republic, Rick Banks and Dan Greene to create flags based on their relationship with the game. They made wonderful flags for the Berlin exhibition (4–12 June, Tue–Fri. 10am–6pm).

Watch some interviews about their work.

 

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Artist Ian Anderson says “real football fans” will never experience the euphoria of winning a trophy, they are instead forced to find pleasure in different ways. Most notably in the downfall of their rivals. Ian says his second team is anyone playing Sheffield United that week. His flag succinctly sums this up.

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Craig Oldham’s flag is best described in his own words: “Last one out of Barnsley turn the lights off is recreated from the memory of a homemade banner seen at the M1 junction in Barnsley on 29 May 2000, the day The Reds™ went to Wembley for the First Division play-off final against Ipswich. Premier League glory awaited us… if we hadn’t we lost 4-2. The flag for me demonstrates the incredible wit, community and creativity of the terraces.”

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Taking the graphic white lines of a pitch as a starting point as where football most obviously meets design, The Chase use these graphic elements and altered them slightly to illustrate a famous Diego Maradona quote.

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Using his simple, but recognisable style, Supermundane’s Sidelined is a play on the football sideline and also sidelined, as in left out.

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Design: Mucho

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Hey Studio are a Barcelona-based illustration agency that create beautiful, simple work. Using their instantly recognisable, geometric style they have abstracted the positions of players and pitch markings to make their flag design.

 

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