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The Goal Hanger Showcase

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The Goal Hanger Showcase highlights some of the very best in the football design world. If you would like to be featured please get in touch: hello@thegoalhanger.co.uk 
The format is... 
1) A question from the previous designer interviewed
2) An old design you are proud of
3) A recent design you are proud of
4) Someone else's design you love (in the football world)
5) Someone else's design you love (outside of the football world)
6) Question you would like to ask the next designer interviewed?
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Mark Johnson
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1) If you could have designed one football shirt from history what would it be?
Holland 88’. I love the pattern/design on the shirt. How good would it be to see the team win a major trophy in your design.
NETHERLANDS HOLLAND 1988 HOME JERSEY – Vintage-Jerseys
2) An old design you are proud of
Ian Wright 8 - Featuring a series of his Arsenal shirts mashed up into one design. You may have seen this on MOTD when they filmed at his home during lockdown.
 
3) A recent design you are proud of
Brazil 94’ - 2214 nails / 589m of cotton / 85cm x 100cm board. Creating the classic shirt as string art.
 
4) Someone else’s design you love (in the football world)
Scott McRoy’s latest designs for EA Sports/Playstation. One of my personal goals is create a piece to go on a wall some day.
5) Someone else’s design you love (outside of the football world)
 Daniel Arsham - From his large scale drawing to his 3D sculptures. He’s a designer I look forward to see what he will create next.
6) Question you would like to ask the next designer interviewed? 
If you could redesign any football crest which one would it be and why?
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8 Bit Football
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1) If you could redesign any football crest which one would it be and why?
I would redesign the crest of the Swiss national team. Having lived there for a short period, I have much respect for the country and the team. However,  when I owned a Swiss national team shirt, it just felt that something was missing there. Switzerland is so naturally rich and diverse and I think their football crests could reflect some of these qualities. 
2) An old design you are proud of
Higuita's scorpion kick will always be one of my favourites. It is an icon doing an iconic thing.
3) A recent design you are proud of
Adriano in Internazionale was a legend in video games, I always wanted to picture him in pixels, so doing it brought me a lot of fun.
4) Someone else’s design you love (in the football world)
I really like how Omar Momani can portrait the essential features of football players in such a simple way. Here is a very good example:
5) Someone else’s design you love (outside of the football world)
The way in which Octavi Navarro can express stories in pixel art fascinates me. I always look at his images as a source of inspiration.
6) Question you would like to ask the next designer interviewed? 
What is it that gives you inspiration to keep doing what you are doing?
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Matthew J Wood
1) What is it that gives you inspiration to keep doing what you are doing?
Before going to uni to study graphic design I spent 10 years working in restaurants and bars which I loved (for a while), but I realise how lucky I am now to spend my time drawing stadiums now.
2) An old design you are proud of
Selhurst Park - The Holmesdale. This was the first football ground design I produced - it was done as a gift for a mate which I thought I'd add to my website shop. I didn't expect the great reception it got from Palace fans which led to me producing more.
3) A recent design you are proud of
Maine Road - Old Kippax. I really like this image of the Kippax, in particular the way the light falls on the terrace
4) Someone else’s design you love (in the football world)
Matthew Shipley's illustrations are great, particularly in his G Is For Golazo children's book
5) Someone else’s design you love (outside of the football world)
I love Cassandre's Normandie - his heightened use of perspective has been a big influence on my work
6) Question you would like to ask the next designer interviewed? 
Are there any clubs you refuse to do designs of?
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