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Football blogs; graphics & arts; image & design resources

Below is a list of talented football graphic designers, illustrators & artists, various blogs & websites, football magazines & publications, and design resources frequently visited to help keep the creative juices flowing, or generally just to browse and enjoy when I don’t want to work. An ongoing list, if your site/blog isn’t here, get in touch.

Football graphic designers & illustrators:

• AngeloTrofa.co.uk • Football strips, concepts and more @angt34
BarryMasterson.com Visual artist, Longford Town supporter @BarryMasterson
DanLeydon.com • Creative Sligo-based illustrator who loves football @danleydon
DaveFlanagan.co.uk Talented designer & illustrator @daveflanagan
DaveMerrell.com • Hat wearer, hard worker, pencil holder, mark maker @DaveMerrell
DaveWillDesign.com • Sports design & illustration @davewi1
EmilioSansolini.com • A master of football graphics & kit design @EmilioSansolini
FootyGraphic.com Freelance graphic design from the Netherlands @FootyGraphic
JRHomework.squarespace.com The work of Vancouver designer @jonrogershmwrk
John-Sportraits.com Freelance football illustrator from @johnsportraits
KevinMcGivern.com Freelance artist and illustrator from Glasgow @KevMcGivernArt
KieranCarrolldesign.com Illustrations from Kilkenny man @KieranCarroll
LukeBarclay.com • Freelance football and sports design @LukeBarclayRFC
MathewVieira.com • The work of visual artist & portrait painter @MathewVieiraArt
• MattHouston.myportfolio.com • Graphic design from Washington DC @mh_design91
MarkJohnsonDesign.co.uk • Designer & illustrator based in England @MarkJohnson_
Miniboro.com Bit of a draw specialist, the work of Steve Welsh @miniboro_dotcom
PaineProffitt.com • Football artist with an eye on the vintage @PaineProffitt
PennarelloDesign.com • Design by James Campbell Taylor @PennarelloNYC
PhilGallowayDraws.co.uk • Freelance fine & digital artist @philthyart
RamonMejiaDesigns.com • Graphic artist and illustrator @RMejiaDesigns
RichardDebenham.com • Sport design & illustration from @rtdebenham
RubertGraphic • Kit design specialist Alberto Mariani @rupertalbe
SuckerForSoccer.com • Masterful vintage football posters by @zoranlucic
ScottMcroy.com • Explosive football illustrations by @Scott_McRoy
Thankyoufortheroses.com • Un bianco par mi. By @osvaldocasanova
TheSportingPress Heritage, sports & design from Connecticut @sportingpress1
YannDalon.com • Football illustrateur extraordinaire @YannDalon

Football Blogs:

• ASRoma360.com • Insight and opinions from the world of AS Roma
• BeyondtheFieldofPlay.comThe drama on the field is just the beginning
• Fantasista10.co.uk • 10 is the magic number
• GentlemanUltra.com • Purveyors of Italian passion
• GiancarloRinaldi.tumblr.com • Thoughts on Fiorentina and Serie A
• InBedWithMaradona.com • Stories from around the globe
• InTheBackofthe.Net • A footballaholic in New Zealand
• ItalianFootballDaily.com • All things Italian football, by the fans, for the fans
• MuseumofJerseys.com • Sports kit history & comment
• OutsideoftheBoot.com • A website meant for the football enthusiast
• RomaPress.us • News and views on all things Roma
• Soccerstyle24.it • The passion of football maglie/kits fresh from Italia
• TheseFootballTimes.co • The culture and history of football through long-form storytelling
• TheFootballCrestIndex.com Documenting the world’s football crests
• TibsNews.com • A sport website providing news and features

Football Magazines & Publications:

• 8by8mag.com • A designers dream, the magazine the beautiful game deserves
• Ballesterer.at • Independent football magazine from Vienna, Austria
FootballPink.net • Stories, opinion & intrigue from the beautiful game
• GloryMag.co.uk • Putting the beautiful back into the beautiful game
• MundialMag.com • A quarterly football magazine reminding you why you love football
• Panenka.org • Stylish Spanish football magazine
• PicklesMagazine.co.uk • Pickles combines football culture, design and wit
• PogMoGoal.com • Football culture, design, opinion, and humour
• RabonaMag.com •  Championing great football journalism & iconic photography
• Soccerbible.com • The New Soccer Culture covering products, culture and design
• NutmegMagazine.co.uk • A Scottish football publication that is all about the writers
• TheBlizzard.co.uk • A quarterly publication from top football writers
• TheGreenSoccerJournal.com • An independent style journal exploring the world of football
• Thesefootballtimes.co/the-magazine • Nation based issues through long-form storytelling
• Whatahowler.com • Howler is a US-based magazine about soccer for a global audience
ZonaMixta Magazine • Football stories from around the globe

Image resources:

• Google Advanced Image Search • Because it works
• GettyImages.ie • Leading provider of photos worldwide
• IStockPhoto.com • Way to pricey, but search for inspiration
• Shutterstock.com • Stock images, cheaper than above
• Flickr.com • Popular photography community
Pexels.com • Free stock gallery
• Sxc.hu • Free stock images, account required
Unsplash.com • Beatiful, free photos
• Visual.ly • Infographics and visualisations

Graphic resources:

• BrandsoftheWorld.com • Vector logo library
• Behance.net • Leading design portfolio community
Canva.com/learn/design • Design articles, tutorials and awesome tips
• CoverJunkie.com • An addiction to magazine covers you wanna lick
• Color.Adobe.com • Crazy colour combinations
CreativeMarket.com • Buy ready-to-use design content
• DesignerBoard.co • Creative goodness
• DeviantArt.com • Large design community
• Creativebloq.com • Design blog and inspiration
• DaFont.com • Best free fonts anywhere
• FootyRenders.com • Your number 1 source for high quality football cut-outs
• PSDGraphics.com • Free design psd’s
• SerialThriller.com • Creative poster inspiration
• TrenchesDesign.com • US-based resource for designers + illustrators

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