New Footy Mag Debuts With Mesut Ozil Cover Story

10 Nov

Issue01_BottomFrontNew footy mag Eight by Eight released their debut issue this week, which I’m currently flipping through. Mesut is the cover star.

If the artwork style looks familiar, that’s because it’s the same design team (the enormously talented Priest+Grace) who co-founded Howler. I’m a huge fan of Howler and at first glance, Eight by Eight looks like a lost Howler issue (which is not a bad thing, mind…) I’m interested to see how the two publications differentiate themselves going forward. Seems like they’re going for the exact same audience. Anyhow, I’m more than willing to give Eight by Eight a chance, especially if they continue to deliver the excellent writing and gorgeous design that has made Howler a must have. Having two intelligent, beautiful footy mags to read is not anything to complain about!

Here’s what’s featured in the first issue from their website:

• Arsenal: Its history, its newest superstar and its long-suffering fans
• Analyzing the season’s most intriguing transfers
• Juan Mata, the forgotten man by Philippe Auclair
• The coolest club on the planet by Andy Brassell
• The World Cup 1986, 2014, 2022
• Mario Balotelli’s sainthood
• The changing role of the playmaker by Jonathan Wilson
• Can Pep Guardiola succeed in Munich? by Raphael Honigstein
• The managers’ musical chairs by Will Frears
Plus Marouane Fellaini, Fernando Torres, Lionel Messi, Francesco Totti, and the last word on Gareth Bale!

Right now they’re just selling issue one through their online shop. If you like insightful writing about the international game and straight up delicious design pR0n, I urge you to check out Eight by Eight and Howler. Both are great reads. And now, I’m going to get back to that article on the marginalization of Juanin. Tsk tsk.

– Lozil

4 Responses to “New Footy Mag Debuts With Mesut Ozil Cover Story”

  1. Allison November 11, 2013 at 1:19 am #

    That’s a horrible drawing of poor Mesut!

    • headbandsandheartbreak November 11, 2013 at 11:39 am #

      Well it’s supposed to be a caricature and he’s being shot out of a cannon! He’s not going to look all sexy and/or angelic. XD

  2. Patricia November 11, 2013 at 4:03 pm #

    Hm, perplexing. At first I thought it is was just a UK version of Howler, but it doesn’t seem like it from the staff. I read the Mata article/interview the other day (available online). Bless his adorable, intelligent heart. Hope he gets more playing time soon. I can’t really see him at PSG, but he doesn’t seem to be jiving well with Mou’s current plans.

    • headbandsandheartbreak November 11, 2013 at 4:10 pm #

      No, it’s not. American publication with the same design team as Howler. I know, it’s confusing to me too. I really feel for Juanin and find it all so mysterious. I would enjoy seeing him bond with Zlatan though. 😉 But it’s breaking my heart to see him not getting more time at Chelsea. He’s a wonderful player.

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