OEUVRE FOOTBALLISTIQUE 

by alvar sirlin

"Alvar creates closeup in your face portraits of politicians, authors and other celebrities, mostly in pen and ink. His artistic range includes abstract expressionistic oil painting, landscapes and street art. He resides in Brooklyn, NY."

Entre la virulence du coup de crayon de l’artiste et les visages défigurés par l’émotion se trouvent la beauté et la violence de l’instant footballistique, ses forces et ses failles, ses traits gras et ses lignes fines. 

Pour davantage, vous pouvez le suivre sur son compte Behance et son site Web

NAMELESS COLLECTION - football

by nicole reed

Cette courte collection, proposée en exclusivité au site Web Athletico Paper, est l’oeuvre du photographe australien Nicole Reed qui, à la tombée de la nuit, est allé prendre quelques clichés d’un vieux centre sportif, le Darebin International Sports Centre.

Mélangeant la subtile beauté de l’accalmie au puissant sentiment de vacuité, résultant en une sorte d’apothéose où la légèreté du match de football en soirée se fond à l’heureuse absence momentanée, Nicole Reed réussit, pour ainsi à dire, à photographier l’incessant mouvement de la culture foot tout y en échappant simultanément, la drapant alors d’un immobilisme serein. 

Vous pouvez le suivre sur Instagram et son site Web personnel pour davantage.

SECRETS DE BUTEUR

Pedro Miguel Pauleta, Stéphane Guivarc’h, Djibril Cissé, Alexander Frei, Jean Pierre Papin, Karim Benzema ou encore Moussa Sow discutent leurs impressions, leurs souvenirs et autres croyances oscillant entre immanence et transcendance, cet appel d’un phénomène extérieur à eux, instinct de renard, deus ex machina footballistique, qui les sanctifie, entre talent et chance, égoïsme et abandon de soi, de cet important terme honorifique qu’est celui du buteur, position qui en a fait rêver plus d’un.

HOLY GOAL (ON GOING GALLERY)

by ciro meggiolaro

"Because we ain’t that young anymore.

I don’t know if I’m already old - I’m 35 now - but a couple of years ago I began comparing my childhood with the children of these days. I saw this mostly in the empty football fields where my friends, 90% of the children in my country - I’m italian by the way - and myself played every day until the sun went down, leading to the point where our mothers would scream and shout to call us back home.

And today… that’s not the story in Italy. I don’t know if the fault lies with the smarthphones or other electronic devices, perhaps it’s to do with too many cars being on the streets or it’s simply a sign of the times in which we live.
I see these goals as the lonely crucifixes, everywhere in my country - hence calling this project HOLY GOAL - that you can find in the crossroads or on the peaks of the mountains. And I hope that in the future a group of child will stop again in these football fields and pitches, not to pray, but to play.”

Vous pouvez le suivre sur son compte Behance pour davantage, ainsi que sur son site Web

NALDEN MEETS JOHAN KRAMER - A CLASSIC RENDEZ-VOUS

"On the sideline of football, you can find beautiful stories."

Johan Kramer, par l’intermédiaire de son interlocuteur, se dévoile en souvenirs d’enfance, projets, naïveté, beauté du geste, splendeur footballistique, parallèles philosophiques et autre humour de circonstance. Parce que le football est bien plus qu’un sport. 

326490

by a collective of football lovers

"32 | 64 | 90 is an international creative showcase, featuring a curated group of 32 creatives from the 32 competing countries in this year’s World Cup. Representing their national teams, the creatives will produce original 90 minute artworks that document their nation’s journey through the tournament.

After each match, the artworks by creatives from the two competing nations are presented side by side documenting their team’s performance and fortunes. Match by match, in victory and defeat, triumph and disaster, the collected images from the 64 matches in the tournament will provide a unique creative expression of the ‘World Cup muse’ as it has visited each team, each country and each creative.

Created and supported by Uniform, we aim to publish a limited edition book cataloging all the entries and auction selected prints, in order to raise funds for a nominated charity.

We’re excited to think that the finished project will express something of the unpredictability, inspiration and vibrancy of the game itself.”

Veuillez vous rendre sur leur site Web pour apprécier la multitude d’affiches restantes possédant tous un design au style distinct, unique. Cette vidéo créée pour l’occasion vous aidera également à apprécier leur démarche et leur vision structurant ce projet singulier.

FOOTBALL BALL MANUFACTURE AKA FOOTBALL STORY (1956)

from the archives of british pathé

"C/U of a football being kicked; M/Ss of a group of Arsenal players heading the ball to one another and displaying ball-skill dexterity on Highbury football pitch; commentator mentions players like Captain Cliff Holton and internationals (David) Bowen and (Derrick) Tapscott being household names; Dennis Evans may also be seen among the players.

M/S in a factory in South Norwood, London, where footballs have been made since 1891; although not mentioned by name it is Webber Bros. Ltd. A man is seen rolling up large sheets of leather, then he takes a roll to a cutting machine, spreads it over the cutting board and cuts out numerous oblong panels from it. A large pile of panels is placed before an elderly man, 70-year-old Joe Kidd sitting astride a wooden bench. He takes one panel and stretches it over the bench with the aid of some pincer/plier-type tools. C/Us of this process.

M/S of numerous men in a workroom who are stitching the panels together by hand; C/Us of a man stitching the inside-out panels; he wears leather covers over his fingertips for protection. M/S of a young man stitching. M/S of another young man who is squashing a white leather football into shape, with one of the panels sticking out.

M/S of a man standing before a table piled with finished and half-finished footballs; he is putting the bladder into a ball, then pumps it up.

More nice shots of the Arsenal team; this time they are seen at a practice game. One of the players scores a goal.”

FUTEBOL

by federico raiman

"Self-taught artist with more than 20 years working in the field of illustration/storyboards-shootingboards/concept art/comic/character design for the advertising market, publishing and film companies. Nothing more to say and lots to see!"

Ajoutons à cela que cet artiste multidisciplinaire, vivant à Buenos Aires, est passionné de foot. En voilà le rendu. 

Voyez le reste sur IBWM. Vous pouvez également le suivre sur Behance pour davantage.

MR BECCLES FC

by stephen curtis

"John Humby who is now 85 has been associated with amateur football club Beccles Town FC for 47 years. He first joined the Suffolk (England) football club in 1964 and has witnessed not only the Dad’s but also their Son’s playing for the club. With the popularisation of the Barclay’s football Premier league, along with new gadgets etc, Kids today now have so much that football, which was always the top priority of going out to kick a ball with your mates, has now become a thing of the past.

Football clubs are folding just as quick as Pubs closing. The national team at some point will suffer, and after the recent 2014 world Cup the signs are beginning to show! Grass roots football with the likes of John Humby will never be replaced!”

ONCE UPON A TIME IN BERMONDSEY

by jacopo maino

"Once Upon a Time in Bermondsey explores the concepts of obsession, passion and commitment. It is a story about time – about past, present and future, and how they merge in the collective consciousness of a football club: Fisher FC.

Fisher FC is a London-based football club with more than one hundred years of history. The club was forced to leave its local area, Bermondsey, after a series of events eventually leading to bankruptcy in 2009. After that day, the club is wholly owned and run by its supporters. With their old home ground lying in ruins, the supporters’ obsession is to rebuild the club from the ashes, making it return to its former glory and to the area where it belongs, Bermondsey.”

Vous pouvez visiter le site web de ce photographe italien pour voir le reste de cette collection, ainsi que son compte Behance pour rester à l’affût d’éventuelles publications.

THE OLDEST FOOTBALLER IN ENGLAND
by alex knowles

"60% of older people in the UK agree that age discrimination exists in their daily lives.

The film dispels the myth that ‘old people are past it’ and instead introduces us to inspirational people with invaluable insight, exceptional passion, a never-ending supply of wonderful stories and a thirst for life that refuses to fade.”

FOOTBALL LEGENDS, POSTERS.

by lasse betzer

"This is a poster project I made for my self. Being a design student the assignments you get often leaves you with a limit of directions you can go. Therefore I wanted to create a series of posters where there were no boundaries and no rules. Except that I could only use Futura, Notre Dame and my own handwriting for the fonts. The posters portraits eleven retired football (soccer) legends which I find interesting to see in the same line-up."

Joli résultat.

Vous pouvez voir le reste de la collection ICI, tout en le suivant sur son compte Behance pour davantage.

HOMEWARD ROLLING SOLDIER

by anders t johansson

"The small football club Tångeds IF playing the last game, the 50 year old lease of the field went out, and the farmer would not make a new one. The family club, three generations of players put the club to sleep that day. The field is to day, just a field."

Pour davantage de ce photographe, cliquez ICI & ICI.

FOOTBALL AS NEVER BEFORE - Fußball wie noch nie (1970)

DOCUMENTARY

by hellmuth costard

"The sun shone on Old Trafford on 12th September 1970 as Manchester United beat Coventry 2:0 in a league match. It was not an important victory; that season Man Utd would only be also-rans in the race for the championship. But a record was preserved of the match that is probably unique in the history of film and television. Using eight 16mm cameras, Hellmuth Costard, one of the most important experimental filmmakers in German cinema of the 60s and 70s, followed every move over the 90 minutes of the man in the red jersey with the number 11 - traditionally associated with the conventional outside left, but here worn by the mercurial George Best. There are hardly any wide shots in this film, the cameras are trained on George Best throughout, and we follow the progress of the game only through his actions and reactions. We only see the ball when it comes near Best, and most of the time it is only Best in shot. The viewer can only guess what his happening on the pitch to make the 24 year old star from Belfast run, sprint, turn, pull up or stand still. We don’t even see the second goal, just Best’s lay-off that sets up the chance. Only when he congratulates Bobby Charlton do we realize who has scored. And it is only by observing the markings on the grass that we realize how little time Best spends in the vicinity of his own penalty area.

Football As Never Before is a film without cut away shots, which makes it the exact opposite of most television today. Even the crowd is only a blur in the background. What at first seems like an eccentric experiment turns in the course of the film into something much more valuable: never before has the spectator had such a clear view of a player’s progress through a match and his attempts to “read the game” - or such an insight into how carefully a player like Best paces himself. Particularly in the first half he spends far more time waiting for the ball than in possession of it.

At times he seems to be just standing around hands on hips, at others he strolls around the pitch like a man out for a walk - even the referee overtakes him en route to the opponents’ goal. And then, out of nowhere, he explodes into action, as he does for the first goal. With the passing of time, Football As Never Before seems like an exercise in nostalgia, and not only because George Best’s decline from the status of football icon has been so widely reported in the media.

Nowadays football is much faster and more athletic; any Premier League manager of today, faced with a player who runs as little as Best, would substitute him at half time. The demand for total commitment must have been less unremitting in those days. So there is hardly a nasty foul to be seen, no one rolling on the ground theatrically to get an opponent booked, and certainly no arguments with the referee. And the absence of perimeter fencing to keep the crowd off the pitch would be almost inconceivable now.”

Source.

FOOTBALL SPECIAL

by andy simmons 

"Railway stations were the cathedrals of the twentieth century and football stadiums will be the cathedrals of the twenty first. I hope you like the pictures… Arsenal forever…"

Dix années à photographier les déplacements des partisans d’Arsenal à immortaliser la passion, la futilité transfigurée par l’instant et la latente beauté de la culture foot, dans la manière, le geste et la posture. Cette série est toujours en cours. Et c’est tant mieux pour nous. 

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