We are throwing a party to launch our 40 Years of Rebellion collection. We’d love to meet some of the loyal members of the LBF Squad and give you guys a first look at the collection before it goes live online!
Here are the important details: Where:
Gallery ML/ Arch Enemy Arts
111 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Friday, May 31st. 6:30pm-10pm
Admission is FREE for ALL AGES
FREE FOOD + FREE DRINKS (Open Bar 21+)
*** To get in you must be on the guest list, so RSVP to this event. RSVP here You are allowed to bring one guest***
Dress code: World Class.
Learn about the players featured in the collection:
We will be giving one winner a pair of tickets to today’s (May 15th) Philadelphia Union match against the LA Galaxy at PPL Park. To enter the contest, simply tweet us (@LBFutbol) or comment this thread on Facebook with the answer to this question:
How many domestic league titles have been won by the four ‘rebels’ in our upcoming summer collection?
Watch the video below if you’re stumped on who the four rebels are!!
Part of what makes us who we are is that we love getting the LBF Squad involved in the process of making our products. We often post behind-the-scenes photos and sketches of ideas to get feedback. Back in February, we asked for your input on the snapback cap design and we took it seriously. With the new collection on the horizon, here are some photos of the hats in production.
The hats are placed on the embroidery machine, but first a piece of foam is sealed to the surface of the cap. Once the foam is on, the stitching goes over the foam. This is what gives the final embroidery a 3-dimensional look. The remaining foam is carefully removed and discarded afterwards.
The final products. There are two versions of The Header cap: an all black (general release) and the red-brimmed caps are limited to only 20 pieces.
The Header, as well as 8 other pieces, launches in the 40 Years of Rebellion collection in a few weeks. We’re ready, are you?
When we talk about football and our heroes, our conversations tend to highlight moments of sheer brilliance and sublime skill. Many players have captured our hearts with a single goal or moment, but few stand as shining lights of resistance amongst a largely dull and uninteresting landscape of football personalities. Let’s be honest, football players are boring once the final whistle goes. The ones that can formulate complete sentences give boring interviews and the highest paid ones often dress like peasants. Even the greatest player ever (Messi) rarely makes headlines when he’s not playing football (that tattoo of his son’s hands on his calf doesn’t count. Seriously, tf was that?).
As much as we celebrate footballing brilliance here at LBF, we gravitate towards players who say what they feel and often express themselves by kicking teammates and shooting off fireworks in bathrooms. That’s right. The rebels. The guys who live life on their own terms and are so brilliant on the pitch that we forgive their missteps off it. We often hail them for it. George Best womanized and boozed. Cantona kicked fans and spewed confusing philosophical words. Zlatan told one of the most respected managers in world football that he had no balls. And Balotelli? Well there are too many to name.
The four blokes mentioned above inspired our latest collection that is titled….
Each footballer represents a decade of rebellion. And we believe that they are the ones that stand out as the sole rebels in each of their respective generations. Each piece of clothing is inspired by their personality and makes some kind of commentary about who they are as both footballers and rebels.
In anticipation of the launch, we have enlisted our friend, Travis to write a three-part series that dives deeper into the mind of each rebel in an attempt to uncover what makes them who they are. The series can be read here.
Our friend, Sayra, was at Coachella this past weekend and she shared these amazing photos with us while wearing her LBF XXI heather top (with significant modifications). Since we couldn’t get there this year (and we are assuming most of you didn’t either) we live vicariously through Sayra. Might even photoshop myself in some of these photos. Kidding. Check it out!
A couple of months ago, we showed you sketches of the snapback caps. We took the feedback and got some samples made (above) The final caps will have be black with a red brim, but just wanna show you guys the progress.
A friend of mine posted this Ronaldinho skills video on Facebook and, wow! The artist, Etoilec1, created this flipbook of some of Ronaldinho’s greatest moves and goals. This is next level stuff right here. Enjoy.
If you’re on Tumblr, or just follow football happenings on the internet, you’ve probably seen Adidas’ new campaign for Chelsea Football Club’s 2013/14 home kit. From a graphic standpoint I think the campaign visuals are eye-catching, striking and, brilliant. However, the campaign tagline, “it’s blue, what else matters” is like John Terry’s infamous slip in the 2008 Champions League final. I mean, I get it, but I don’t think it comes across the way Adidas intended it to. I’m not a Chelsea fan, but if I was I’d be a bit insulted. You mean to tell me you expect me to fork out $89.99 for next year’s kit and the only thing that matters is that it’s blue?
I guess it’s getting increasingly difficult for jersey designers (Nike and everyone else included) to re-create and re-design jerseys every year for football clubs that are identified by a specific color.
via Adidas Tumblr
It makes me wonder if Adidas is compensating for a lackluster jersey design by creating brilliant visuals to hype the release of the new kit?
Here’s the video:
What are your thoughts on the campaign? Leave your thoughts in the comments!
With the Champions League Quarter Finals starting in under 15 minutes, we bring you a few teaser images from our upcoming Spring/Summer collection. The collection builds on our ‘LBF is Forever‘ offering from last fall by exploring a new aesthetic while improving on what the LBF Squad has come to expect from us. The images below are from two of the ten pieces in the collection. We’re close. Enjoy.
Over the next couple of weeks we will slowly unravel the rest of the collection, so stay tuned and keep rockin’ with Live Breathe Futbol!
Oh, and my predictions for the matches today: PSG 2-2 Barca; Bayern 2-1 Juve.