Jerseys, Reimagined

15 Feb
© Emilio Sansolini

© Emilio Sansolini

Ain’t it purrrrrrrrrdy?

It’s been quite awhile since I dropped a football design story, and Italian-Argentine graphic designer Emilio Sansolini has provided me with the perfect one.

He’s taken it upon himself to reimagine club jerseys as fashionable wear, thanks to an old-school simplicity and elegant aesthetic. Yes, elegant. El-e-gant: the showing of good taste. Not a word used ever often when taking about football jerseys. Case in point: this and this. And this and this. I could continue all day.

With these designs, Sansolini demonstrates how transformational a calmer colour palette and minimalist logos can render a jersey distinctive for the right reasons. These are jerseys you wouldn’t be embarrassed wearing or ridiculed for wearing because of the big-ass corporate logo(s) on the front, fanciful fonts on the back, and the confused colour combinations.

He’s applied his approach to oodles of well-known club jerseys from Europe and South America. Below are a select few, though be sure to visit his vintage clubs and vintage clubs II galleries for the rest. Sadly for me, my #1 club love has yet to be tackled and they seriously need a makeover too. Perhaps in gallery III one day!

© Emilio Sansolini

© Emilio Sansolini

© Emilio Sansolini

© Emilio Sansolini

© Emilio Sansolini

© Emilio Sansolini

© Emilio Sansolini

© Emilio Sansolini

© Emilio Sansolini

© Emilio Sansolini

© Emilio Sansolini

© Emilio Sansolini

© Emilio Sansolini

© Emilio Sansolini

© Emilio Sansolini

© Emilio Sansolini

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3 Responses to “Jerseys, Reimagined”

  1. itsmarmar4 February 16, 2015 at 5:11 pm #

    These jerseys are so beautiful! This guy is so talented.

    • Dr Heidi February 17, 2015 at 5:35 pm #

      they are fabulous, but as the saying goes ‘money talks…’ (corporate sponsors would not likey likey)

  2. kfunk22 February 22, 2015 at 6:41 am #

    these are a minimalist’s dream!
    highly suggest napoli adopt this design STAT, if only so they’re spared being seen in the world’s ugliest kit – not even denim, just denim adjacent!

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