The whistle has blown, kick off begins for the 35 Nations of Football…RIGHT NOW!!!!
That’s right all you design fans out there, the much anticipated truly worldwide powered football design competition has just begun. After the amazing winner for the Down The Rabbit Hole was announced, we knew that it was going to be a very hard show to top. Indeed we had triple the amount of design entries from the previous competition…so there already you have less design ability to top the last compo. How will we be able to crack the job done by Nicetomeetyou? Well for starters Nicetomeetyou has entered a submission into this competition, which looks amazing. So there already we may have chance J
Here are my 35 Nations top picks!
First off I better start with Nicetomeetyou’s super cool African inspired Diski Warriors. This design is saturated with South African flava and is already a huge hit with the voters. I myself have been drooling over this design all day…I was so surprised by a killer double entry and I’m still wondering why I didn’t fall of my chair. Maybe it was my survival instincts kicking in, because my chair is a high stool and I probably would have broken my frigging arm LOL.
Nicetomeetyou explains in his comments that iDiski is actually a South African word for football. So yeah, our rather vicious looking character is our very own South African football warrior. I also enjoy that our Diski Warrior is flanked by 2 very important features of South African culture….the spear and the vuvuzela. Dude, I’d rather be attacked by a spear than have to listen to a vuvuzela, so maybe we can put them both into the category of traditional African weapon hahaha.
I love this t-shirt design so much and must say I hope it takes the win. While I may uber dig my other two choices, they don’t quite come close to the character power of Diski Warriors.
My next runner up is a name that is very well known around these parts: DaRKo.
This is a designer that ceaselessly delivers top notch unique designs, which always have a great amount of humour and cleverness. His Vuvuzero design has already got the communities tongues wagging with excitement. Honestly speaking Vuvuzero and Diski Warriors will probably be the two designers going neck and neck for the winning top spot. There is no doubt in my mind that this styling design should be in my 35 Nations top picks. The worst thing was when I first saw this design I didn’t quite see all the elements as I should…please everybody, open up intricate designs and look at them nice and hard. This design just has so much going on in it! Obviously this will be a local seller, if it does win. People overseas don’t know the true pain of the vuvuzela and the rage it can cause in the average human being LOL. Maybe AFTER the World Cup we should sell these to the foreigners, because by then they will hate them as much as we do.
My last choice is a bit of a wild card if you will. Retro Kicker by Kingslip…takes us waaaay back!
It hasn’t really received much attention or comments just yet, but there is something about the old school vibe that just makes me love it. As I just mentioned it has a strong retro vibe. It takes me back to the football day of Maradona and thick afros of wavy hair bouncing left and right across the pitch. It’s a wonder how they even saw the ball in the 70’s and 80’s LOL.
My biggest issue with this design is that I don’t actually know who the player is. Look I’m no super football guru, so I don’t know every single one of these dudes, but still I wish it had been a more iconic player cleverly recreated. The player looks to be an overseas footballer, which doesn’t really make all that much sense, especially with the more African colour scheme. Maybe we will have to talk to Kingslip and kind out just who this oke is. While it may seem like I’m giving this design a lot of trouble I truly do like it. The colour and composition really speaks to me and I think it will be a very nice seller on a more commercial level.
So there we have, my 35 Nations top picks…will they come out on top? Hmmmm, I’m definitely feeling lucky on this competition folks.