Generation Soccer

A brief history of the culture and innovation behind the beautiful game in the United States

Some 20 years ago, US soccer was more closely tied to orange slices and minivans than to the intense passion for the sport seen nearly everywhere else in the world. Now, with excitement for the World Cup reaching new heights, we took a look at what fueled this cultural shift, a change that could mean the biggest year for North American soccer yet. From stadium …

Crispin Finn’s World Cup 2014 Planner

Keep track of this year's colossal FIFA sporting event with the London design duo's handsome wall print

Our favorite arbiters of red, white and blue have just given their classic yearly wall calendar a competitive edge. Crispin Finn‘s World Cup 2014 Planner is just as the title suggests—an all-encompassing set of brackets designed to keep track of your favorite teams as they conquer the pitch in this international affair. Screen-printed in the collective’s Dalston studio on 120gsm, 100% recycled white paper, the …

Cool Hunting Video: Nike Magista

The next step in football combines innovative design and technology

Not long ago, Nike invited us to Barcelona, Spain for the unveiling of their latest shoes, which are yet another step forward in the revolutionizing of football boots. The Magista are the brand’s first Flyknit football boots, designed in conjunction with athletes to create a extremely lightweight and high-performance shoes. We had the chance to speak with Martin Lotti—Nike’s Creative Director of Global Football—about the …