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:

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

Football Blogs:

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

Football Magazines & Publications:

• • A designers dream, the magazine the beautiful game deserves
• • Independent football magazine from Vienna, Austria • Stories, opinion & intrigue from the beautiful game
• • Putting the beautiful back into the beautiful game
• • A quarterly football magazine reminding you why you love football
• • Stylish Spanish football magazine
• • Pickles combines football culture, design and wit
• • Football culture, design, opinion, and humour
• •  Championing great football journalism & iconic photography
• • The New Soccer Culture covering products, culture and design
• • A Scottish football publication that is all about the writers
• • A quarterly publication from top football writers
• • An independent style journal exploring the world of football
• • Nation based issues through long-form storytelling
• • 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
• • Leading provider of photos worldwide
• • Way to pricey, but search for inspiration
• • Stock images, cheaper than above
• • Popular photography community • Free stock gallery
• • Free stock images, account required • Beatiful, free photos
• • Infographics and visualisations

Graphic resources:

• • Vector logo library
• • Leading design portfolio community • Design articles, tutorials and awesome tips
• • An addiction to magazine covers you wanna lick
• • Crazy colour combinations • Buy ready-to-use design content
• • Creative goodness
• • Large design community
• • Design blog and inspiration
• • Best free fonts anywhere
• • Your number 1 source for high quality football cut-outs
• • Free design psd’s
• • Creative poster inspiration
• • US-based resource for designers + illustrators



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