Our friends over at FootyTees.com are celebrating the World Cup in genuine style this summer by teaming up with Brazilian artist Samuel Casal to create a limited run batch of tees inspired by the competing nations.
A freelancer illustrator by trade, Casal lives in Brazil and is famous for his hyper-stylised sense of motion, inspired by linoleum carvings, which he also makes.
Published in books, newspapers and magazines from Brazil and other countries, you might get a feeling there’s something rather familiar about his designs as you’ve probably encountered his work before, if not his name.
The resulting collection for FootyTees.com aims to capture the unique traits and iconography associated with some of the World’s biggest footballing nations with a Brazilian twist.
A remarkable use of texture and typeface helps add a nice sense of depth to each design, with retro propaganda poster-style figures set against vibrant symbols and trademarks of the team depicted.
We’re already eyeing up a couple to replace our England shirt with by the time the inevitable happens…