Posts Categorized: Football

Ajax scoort ook online

Ajax scoort ook online, mede dankzij Joost Beitler (26). Het creatieve multi-talent maakte ‘Dear Europe, we are back’, de video die in de aanloop naar de Europa League finale tussen Ajax en Manchester United online verscheen en meteen viral ging. Op indrukwekkende wijze koppelde Beitler Amsterdams voetbalsucces uit het heden en verleden aan elkaar. Hij… Read more »

The hooligan poet

In retro Dutch beach town Egmond aan Zee (at Sea) lives Jos A. – a former AZ‘67 hooligan – who now writes poetry and is the local copywriter. How did you end up being the copywriter for local businesses? “As a fan I used to make cloth banners with slogans form my football club AZ… Read more »

Flesh and blood

Edgar Davids played for Ajax, AC Milan, Barcelona, Juventus, Inter Milan and Tottenham Hotspur. Now he is an entrepreneur, still playing for the love of the game. On May 15th Davids played for a Surinam All Stars team. The next day, Amsterdam newspaper Het Parool published a picture of Davids by ANP-photographer Remko de Waal. Thomas… Read more »

Maradona meets KISS

Football legend Maradona meets hard rock legends KISS, on this years campaign poster for Soccerrocker, one of the most popular football slash music festivals in The Netherlands. Over the years, the powerful poster designs have contributed in a huge way to the growing success of Soccerrrocker. One Saturday Afternoon talked to graphic designer Stephan Achterberg… Read more »

The art of animation

Howler Magazine is a magazine about soccer, made in the USA, 4 times a year, for a global audience. They just teamed up with Gatorade, helping them telling the stories of the four clubs – Barcelona, Liverpool, Juventus and Liverpool – which feature in the new Gatorade advertising campaign. One Saturday Afternoon talked to George Quraishi,… Read more »

Green turns orange

‘The Green Soccer Journal’ is a British football magazine that blends design, fashion and football. And now it has a real Dutch flavor too. Gregory van der Wiel is on the cover of the latest issue and is labeled ‘The Dutch Master for the 21st century’. Clarence Seedorf was on the first cover, back in 2009. One… Read more »

Zlatan explained

Remember: on February 14, Paris Saint-Germain played against Caen at Parc Des Princes. For most players, this game was just another day on the job. For Zlatan Ibrahimović this was his most important game to date. In the second minute of the game Zlatan scored and took his shirt off, got a warning and revealed… Read more »

God speed and glory

Umbro is the proud sponsor of countries like Azerbaijan and Ireland and club teams like Everton, CSKA Moscow and Wisła Kraków. In its first project for British footballing legends, Umbro, KesselsKramer London was tasked with the job of launching Umbro Velocita. One of the lightest, fastest, most innovative boots out there – weighing just 165 grams…. Read more »

Finally: absurdism in Dutch football

Dutch football league stars Memphis Depay (PSV), Lasse Schöne (Ajax) and Jordy Clasie (Feyenoord) give a stellar acting performance, adding absurdism to real match highlights. The result? Three very entertaining promo’s, broadcasted this week by Fox Sports Netherlands. Mark Harris (Creative Director FOX Sports) and Leonardo Horst (Creative Producer FOX Sports) give an exclusive insight in their… Read more »

Wesley in Turkey: The Letters

Will Wesley Sneijder stay at Galatasaray? That ‘s the question that keeps Gala-fans and Sneijder followers busy right now. One of them  is Amsterdam-based Yordi Yamali (1986). He just published a very original book, titled: Wesley in Turkey, the letters. “I will be relieved as soon as January is over and Sneijder is still in Istanbul.”… Read more »

From Joos to DOES

Marijn Vanderheijden and Miquel Steps from visual design studio Strictua directed the short Transition, about former Dutch professional football player Joos van Barneveld, now known as graffiti artist DOES.  What’s the film exactly about? “Transition is a short documentary about graffiti artist DOES and how he made the life changing switch from being a professional… Read more »

Kevin Strootman is back

Dutch football giant Kevin Strootman tore his ACL in March. Now he is back – AS Roma played Sassuolo in the Serie A and Strootman was back in the starting line up for the first time since his injury – and Mounir Raji (32) knows all about it. The upcoming Dutch photographer did a shoot for Nike,… Read more »

Gullit at Stamford Bridge

Think sports and creativity: what’s your favorite? That’s the question we asked creatives all around the world. First one to answer: Raymond Cuijpers (1973), a Dutch painter with a history as a football player at professional football-club Roda JC. His love for football and sports in general, is often a source of inspiration for his… Read more »

Orange football crisis

On the day all Dutch newspapers reported extensively about the crisis in their national football team – after loosing to Iceland in the Euro 2016 qualification – info graphics editor Thijs Balder (38) designed a powerful graphic for the sports section of De Volkskrant, one the three best read newspapers of Holland. “A good design is… Read more »

Donovan says goodbye

At the 2010 World Cup, US soccer legend Landon Donovan scored a dramatic injury-time goal to beat Algeria, saving the U.S. from elimination. A then college student by the name of Robby Donoho put together a video montage of fans in bars across the country, reacting to the goal. The montage went all over the… Read more »

Wenger versus Mourinho

Under the distinctive name of ‘badly drawn icons‘, illustrator Rob Matthews documents the English Premier League season, by creating a moment of the weekend. This week he produced a striking image of the Arsène Wenger/José Mourinho brawl. His work gains much attention on social media and has also been discovered by commercial giants like BT… Read more »

Instant classic one take shot

Beautiful camera work by Dutch cameraman Ben de Graaf (30) went viral this week. His 129 seconds one-take shot during Holland’s biggest football rivalry – Feyenoord versus Ajax, in the legendary stadium ‘De Kuip’ – made a huge impact. On football fans and the industry. OSA had a talk with this multi-talented Dutchman, who suddenly… Read more »

Very real football emotions

Dutch creative film company Habbekrats produced this poetic commercial for Fox Sports in the Netherlands. Director Victor D. Ponten: ‘This project was a fascinating visual experiment.’ Dear Victor, what makes these films stand out in all the commercial football clutter? “What I love about this campaign is that we see genuine people, not actors or… Read more »

Hail Totti

One Saturday Afternoon visited Roman street artist, underground poet and football lover Francesco Graziani (what’s in a fake name?) and talked to him about living legend Francesco Totti – often referred to as Il Bimbo d’Oro (The Golden Boy), Il Re di Roma (The King of Rome), Er Pupone (The Big Baby) or Il Capitano… Read more »

Messi streetball

Pet Gorilla is a production company specializing in the new frontiers of interactive and traditional advertising and entertainment. They are a group of creatives interested in taking apart the model of entertainment and communications and building something completely unique. Luc Schurgers works for Pet Gorilla and was the director of the new Adidas-Lionell Messi commercial…. Read more »

COPA football by Johan Kramer

Dutch director (and former copy Wunderkind and co-founder of renowned agency KesselsKramer) Johan Kramer made a campaign for football fashion brand Copa. Every football film by Kramer is a piece of love. Dear Johan, you have an impressive track record of ‘romantic’ football films. What makes this one stand out? “The tone-of-voice makes this one… Read more »

Live football art

An international group of painters left the comfort zone of their workspaces. They will offer up their ego’s in service of the exploration of a collective work process. Initiators Aquil Copier and Raymond Cuijpers collected together a group of 20 artists who want to create a space for developments which could not exist without the… Read more »

Belgium’s rising doc star on 30for30

Leendert Derck (27) is one of Belgium’s upcoming and most talented sports documentary makers. He is a big fan of ESPN’s 30 For 30 series. A quick Q&A with Belgiums rising documentary-star. Leendert, please explain your fascination for the 30 for 30 documentaries on ESPN? “I’m always up for a good sports documentary but what sets… Read more »