Published July 2, 2009
Art , Culture , Design , Entertainment
Tags: abidal, fc barcelona, football, Henry, messi, nike, pep guardiola, puyol, soccer, som un, Video, YouTube
If you are a fan of Barcelona, or if you want to get oddly pumped up for something, this video will do it. It’s not the sort of thing to get your adrenaline flowing, and make “Down With The Sickness” the soundtrack in your head. It is a sort of quiet confidence, a directed purpose, it is something quintessentially Barca, and their play shows it.
Let’s just hope they can keep it up and put Real Madrid to shame this coming year.
Published June 11, 2009
Art , Entertainment
Tags: Art, Entertainment, football, Francesco Totti, nike, soccer, SPQR, Video, YouTube
This video is in Italian. However, even if you don’t like soccer, you should check it out. It is beautiful, and considering it is around ten years old, the art work is pretty impressive.
Published April 24, 2009
Culture , Entertainment
Tags: adidas, Film, football, France, L'om, Ligue 1, nike, Olympique de Marseille, omediatheque, PSG, soccer
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I am a huge fan of all things soccer, but, I have to say that I am partial to a few teams. One of my favorite teams is Olympique de Marseille, the French team which has some of the most passionate fans in the world.
Continue reading ‘Omediatheque, L’OM – PSG’
It’s amazing what you can do with a piece of paper with a bit of ingeninuity, technology, and a great work ethic. Alvin Chan has created a masterpiece with a simple piece of paper.
More images after the jump Continue reading ‘Alvin Chan’
Published March 18, 2009
Culture , Design , Entertainment , Fashion , Photography , Style
Tags: Arsenal, Cesc Fabregas, Chelsea, commercial, Design, Didier Drogba, Fashion, football, Graphic Design, Joe Cole, Nadal, nike, Photography, soccer, Style, Tennis, V is for Victory
I have to admit that despite my weak spot for adidas, Nike has really obliterated its closest competitor (adidas). The market that Nike has taken from adidas which is most jarring is how Nike has taken over adidas’ dominance of the football market.
It really has come down to superior marketing. Just see our article on Nike: Ignite; the commercial is epic. Where is adidas response? No where to be seen.
You can see more into the production and the other examples of Nike V is for Victory campaign here.
Published February 24, 2009
Design , Fashion , Style
Tags: alife, clae, common projects, creative recreation, Dior, dunks, gourmet, Gucci, high tops, jordans, nike, sneakers, superstars, trainers
Sneaker culture has undergone a serious evolution in the past 5 years. Generally existing in two realms, the psychedelic super techy sneakers; your Jordans, Shox, etc, and then the retro; Superstars, Dunks, Clyde. Sneakers never had any real envelope pushing boutique brands until recently. Before if you wanted a more mature looking boutique sneaker your only bet was Dior or Gucci. Lanvin flooded the market with styles you could only dream of. Gourmet, took old school Jordans and redid them in canvas and bright colours. Last year Supra’s Skytop became ubiquitous in all popular culture, from the skaters, to the hipsters, to the back packing hip hoppers. But the boutique brand that really saturated the market and pushed people to put down their Nike’s for something at a similar price point but more, fresh if you will, was Creative Recreation. Since then Clae, Alife, and Common Projects have also entered the fray but have pushed for more “grown up” sneakers at a typically more grown up price. Not to be out done I present the Creative Recreation “Made in Italy” line recently previewed at the Capsule Trade Show in Vegas. Rich materials, rich colours, for well, a rich look.
*Via – SEL