Crazy times are ahead for football fans and designers alike here on the tip of Africa with the 2010 Soccer world cup just around the corner. For our leading local designers of today this upcoming event should be a golden opportunity to show case our talent and ingenuity to a whole new market of t-shirt consumers. Yes granted, not too much freedom of artistic design and expression when it comes to the average football tee, but I’m sure we will find new ways to broaden the so called horizon and make the most of this exciting event.
The official Fifa t-shirt for the 2010 soccer world cup to me isn’t the most beautiful of designs and I’m pretty sure our local designers given the opportunity could give the Fifa guys a run for their money. Of course Springleap could always come out with its own range of 2010 world cup apparel, socks and booties to match. HeHe. How’s about a weird and freaky football character to represent the design community of Cape Town? A mascot so to speak? Someone from the community could come up with some really crazy stuff that might, wait for it, look quite good on a tee.
When we get down to the nitty gritty of what tourists will take away from South Africa as Lokololly brought up earlier hit the nail on the head, if there is no positivity and cohesion from the majority of ‘us’ there’s not a hope in hell of a foreigner walking away with that energy. So ultimately it’s us who make or break the world cup.
Thank god we at least qualify for first round when it comes to the football itself.
In conclusion trepidation, excitement and a general sense of awe are the first thought that springleap to mind concerning the 2010 football. What do you expect from this international event? Do you really care? LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK