design

Nike gave the U.S. a hand-me-down red kit

When you don’t feel like coming up with a new design the year before a World Cup (U.S. Soccer) Nike and U.S. Soccer unveiled a new all red kit at midnight Eastern Time on a Tuesday Valentine’s Night. And it seems more thought went into that release than the design of the kit itself. If you …

The Mascots are More than They Seem

To maximize soccer’s global reach, mascot design is simultaneously becoming more calculated and daring By Daniel Nyari | Photo via Équipe de France de Football[I]t’s mascot season. The 2015 Copa América and Euro 2016 both unveiled their mascots last week. Earlier this year, Canada also revealed the mascot for the 2015 Women’s World Cup. All three …

Meet Sting: Soccer’s Most Subversive Mascot

The San Antonio Scorpions’ mascot doesn’t just want you to cheer for soccer. He subversively wants you to contemplate war, capitalism, and globalization. Photo via San Antonio Scorpions FC The world’s first mascot appeared, not on the grass of the American sports stadium, but on the stages of fin-de-siècle Paris. Edmond Audran’s “La Mascotte” first …