Summer isn’t over yet. Still time to get a football t-shirt and get those guns out.
I don’t have a clue how to write a t-shirt blog post. Not a clue. So, sorry about the misleading headline.
Is this a t-shirt blog post or not?
It will be. Indulge me a second. I make football prints of football stadiums. It started off as Scottish stadiums but i quickly had to branch out beyond the border and venture to pastures new. A lot of these designs will only appeal to fans of the depicted club, but some of them, I hope, have a broader appeal and deserve to be seen by a non-football audience.
Finally onto the t-shirt part. All my designs are available on t-shirts but i want to try and showcase some of my favourites. The ones I think could appeal to people outside of the footballing community. To try and reach people that like cool t-shirts, no matter what is on the front. People who want something a little bit different.
Enough with the text, get onto the t-shirts
Ok, here goes. First up you’d think it’s be one of Scotland’s big clubs? Maybe Celtic. Perhaps Aberdeen or Dundee United. No. We are going for Netherdale in Galashiels.
A sensational example of Brutalism design, and probably my favourite stand in all of Scottish football. This stand splits opinion in Galashiels. Hell, it splits opinion across all walks of life in Scotland. I know what side of the argument I fall down on. Love it.
Easter Road, Leith
Showing a portion of the south stand, the Salisbury Crags, and the famous Sunshine on Leith. I love how this one gives off a 70/80’s retro vibe. Like an old holiday advert from Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
Palmerston Park, Dumfries
I bet you never imagined that a set of floodlights could look so good on a t-shirt. These are no ordinary floodlights. These are the highest freestanding floodlights in all of Scottish football. Queen of the South are also celebrating their centenary in 2019. Congratulations on reaching 100.
Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
Let’s have a treat from outside Scotland this time and head to Cardiff. If this design didn’t have any writing along with it I doubt anyone other than Cardiff fans would have guessed it was of a stadium.
La Bombonera, Buenos Aires
For our final t-shirt we have gone truly international and headed to Buenos Aires. The home of the world famous Boca Juniors, La Bombonera. My absolute favourite city in the world. Such an incredible place.
There we go, our t-shirt blog post is now complete. A small selection of some of our favourites so far.
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The Beautiful Game – Pele
And Pele wasn’t wrong, but we want to extend his message and create beautiful football t-shirts.
Although, seeing it as the beautiful game when getting battered by the North Sea while watching Arbroath at Gayfield Park can be pretty difficult. Or when you’re a Brechin City supporter and you have to endure an entire season (2017-18) without witnessing a league victory, the game looks anything but beautful.
But the beauty in our game goes beyond what the players on the pitch do once they cross that white line.
‘The beautiful football t-shirt’
The stadiums in which the games are played are beautiful, incredible venues. They don’t have to be big to be grand in stature. The don’t have to hold thousands of fans to create atmosphere. They just have to be somewhere that you wan’t to go every second weekend and see your team play. Your home away from home.
Some of those stadiums even bring out a smile in away fans. Places they hate to admit they actually enjoy visiting. Structures that are just out of this world. Venues like La Bombonera in Buenos Aires that just seem to grow out from within the surrounding houses and residences.
Walkways and stairs that just scream they are who they are. The club is in the flaking paint. The faded signs that only hardcore fans will remember what they once said. Grounds that if transported there by magic you’d instantly be able to take a guess as to where you were.
And finally, some stadiums just make for really, really cool football t-shirts that anyone can enjoy.