Soccer

The Pantone colours of English football grounds

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C.P. Company and Lack of Guidance collaborate to look at the colours of England’s many football grounds in Pantone form. What do Stone Island and C.P. Company have in common? Massimo Osti. The late Italian designer’s brands adorn thousands of fans every week even after his death in 2005. Stone Island has become synonymous with …

Tennis

How to make a tennis ball: a video by Benedict Redgrove

tennis balls

The graphic designer created a video for Wilson showing the 24 different processes that go into making a tennis ball. Guess how many balls are used at Wimbledon every year. According to Wimbledon Debenture Holders, it’s over 54,000. That’s one ball for every seat in Nou Mestalla in Valencia with a few left over. But …

Cycling

Major Taylor, the first black cycling champion

Major Taylor at the Vélodrome Buffalo in 1908

Before the turn of the 20th century, amidst racial discrimination, Major Taylor win championships and broke records. As the Tour de France draws closer, we take a look at a remarkable cyclist whose efforts came before the grand race even started. Bike shop beginnings Marshall “Major” Taylor was on 26th November 1878 in Indianapolis. His …

American Football

The Montréal Alouettes + their modern redesign

The Montréal Alouettes

Québec’s GRDN led the Montréal Alouettes project to bring the 70-year-old team into the modern day. There’s a fine line between a sports team revamp and complete sanitisation. You don’t want to remove the traditions (unless they’re racist, like the Washington Redskins) but you also want to connect with the modern fans. Design studio GRDN bridged …

Tennis

Roland Garros + why it’s my favourite slam

Roland Garros logo

It’s not to everyone’s tastes but Roland Garros usurps my fave’s favourite slam. The red clay of Paris isn’t loved by as many as the green grass of Wimbledon and the hard courts of New York and Melbourne. But it holds a special place in my heart. It’s the place where only two male players …

Tennis

The women’s draw at the Roland Garros is wide open this year

The women's draw at the French Open is wide open this year

It’s not Serena vs. The Rest of the WTA at Roland Garros. At least not by numbers. Everyone on the WTA has a little extra in the tank when they play Serena Williams but they might want to conserve their energy for the rest of the field. Jeff Sackman for Heavy Topspin did a forecast …

Soccer

The Brexit Challenge on Championship Manager 01/02

The EU flag with a falling star because of Brexit

If/when the UK leaves the EU, there will be ramifications for the English footballing system. But who knows what they’ll be exactly and how they’ll manifest. Changes like Brexit often breed challenges on football games like Championship Manager and Football Manager and this is no exception. On the champman0102 forums, the guys put together a …