ELDEJO x Le Ballon: Euro 2016 Bespoke Football Shirts

  • Open for one month as a pop-up shop and coinciding with the Euro 2016 football tournament in Paris, Galerie du Ballon was the go-to football gear emporium for fans interested in a wholly different side of football.  

    Football culture and goods curated like a Robert Rauschenberg retrospective at the Whitney.  Yes, it was that good.  

    I had the pleasure of designing two football shirts and a number of graphics for Le Ballon, a Parisian amateur football league which has since become synonymous with style as much as it has football.

    Both shirts are inspired by Le Ballon's corporate identity of a linear dazzle camo pattern.

    The black shirt has a psychedelic moiré pattern with blue and red shadows, inspired by the league's French roots. 
  • The second shirt is an homage to a figure at the cutting edge of football shirt design....Jorge Campos, legendary goalkeeper of the Mexican national team, who, in his own right, was a visionary kit designer.  The pattern also plays off the Le Ballon corporate identity, splashed with more neon than an 80s boardshort.
  • Upon purchase of a Le Ballon shirt, customers are given the opportunity of customizing their bespoke football shirt with some stunning badges and name/numbering created by the wide range of designers that Le Ballon has brought together.  The badges were produced by none other than the best in the business, Avery Dennison.
  • More of my Le Ballon designed goodies can be perused at ELDEJO.