Blending football and art: Daniel Nyari

Football, no doubt, is the most beautiful sport in the world. One of the many aspects that makes it so beautiful is the many artists, designers, and illustrators who create exquisite pieces of art that give the sport we love a whole new view. Daniel Nyari is one of those artists, he uses his unique style of art to portray his love for football. Nyari’s modern style adds a fresh outlook on the world’s game. 

Sergio Aguero by Daniel Nyari

Sergio Aguero by Daniel Nyari

Mesut Özil by Daniel Nyari

Mesut Özil by Daniel Nyari

In an interview with Bo McMillan, Nyari stated, “My work in graphic and web design allowed me to attribute my neurosis and compulsive behavior to a very structured and clean way to work.” He also refers to tilted or flattened perspective found in old 16 bit video games or the 18th century Paul Cezanne.

“I want to make art that looks like it was made by a computer which thinks it’s human.” -Daniel Nyari


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Follow him on Twitter: @danielnyari







The World Cup Winners collection

With the World Cup only 13 days away, we bring you our second summer collection. The five piece collection titled, “World Cup Winners” features two LBF-lifestyle designs and three that draw inspiration from Brazil, Germany, and Italy (the three countries with the most World Cups).

    Winners of an unprecedented 5 World Cups and the only nation to have played in every tournament, Brazil might not have invented football but they redefined it. Home to the infectious joga bonito style of play and many of the greatest players the world has ever seen, life and football in Brazil are intertwined. These are represented by the five stars on the shirt, with the end of the words “Live” and “Futbol” cut off and inverted to respectively complete each other. Get Brazil here

    One of the most successful national team sides, Germany are the winners of three World Cup titles while being runner ups an astonishing four times, and finishing in third place four times. Die Mannschaft are the only nation to have won both the men and the women’s World Cups in history. With an assembly line of world class young talent and proven veterans, the Germans live and breathe football in a way that would make any other nation envious. The titles are represented by the three stars on the shirt with the end of the words “Live” and “Futbol” cut off and inverted to respectively complete each other. Get Germany here

    The Azzurri, wearing the Savoy Blue representative of the Kingdom of Italy, the dynasty that unified Italy in 1861 and the official standard of the Italian President have won the World Cup four times. They have also appeared in two other finals and finishing in third and fourth place in two others as well. Known for their legendary cast of defenders and an array of handsome, intelligent and refined midfielders, the 9th ranked team by FIFA are easily one of the world’s most dominant and recognizable teams. The four stars on the shirt represent their title wins while the end of the words “Live” and “Futbol” cut off and inverted, respectfully completing each other to show how deep ingrained the football is to Italian life. Get Italy here

  • LBF Cup Winners
    For those involved in football, the game doesn’t stop once you leave the field. The game is played on the pitch of life, every breathe is another chance at improvement, not only in the game but in life in general. If you can live life with the same drive and passion that you play the game, achieving your dreams would be a matter of time rather than if. The words “Live” and “Futbol” are cut and inverted, to show that these two things complete each other and are one in the same. As Terry Pratchett said ““The thing about football – the important thing about football – is that it is not just about football.” Get LBF here

  • Eat, Sleep, Breathe Futbol
    Cristiano Ronaldo, arguably the best player in the world at the moment, captured the passion and obsession with football perfectly when he stated “I am not a perfectionist, but I like to feel that things are done well. More important than that, I feel an endless need to learn, to improve, to evolve, not only to please the coach and the fans, but also to feel satisfied with myself. It is my conviction that here are no limits to learning, and that it can never stop, no matter what our age.” It isn’t madness but an endless thirst of improvement and love for the game that drives those in football. It is a sport that sets its limits on the individual and if you are willing to surpass those limits then you will be unstoppable.

    Raw Passion

    I’ve been a huge fan of Hugh Wizzy for sometime, but this video is quite possibly his best yet. About midway through Hugh’s level-headed commentary on the shambolic state of Arsenal Football Club, he completely loses it and starts bawling on camera. You’ve gotta respect someone whose passion for his football club runs so deep that he cannot help himself when emotions run high.

    This was just one of those moments that reinforce how much of an impact football has on our lives. Enjoy.

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    My LBF Life – Joltter

    My LBF Life is a video series by LIVE BREATHE FUTBOL that goes behind the scenes with different people whose lifestyle is based around futbol. This video features Joltter, a 20-yr old football player from Finland who has built up an impressive YouTube following thanks to his high quality football & freestyle videos.

    The idea is to capture the passion, dedication and borderline obsession we have with futbol. Just like Joltter, we live and breathe futbol. How do you LIVE and BREATHE FUTBOL? Let us know on twitter by tweeting @LBFutbol with the hashtag #MyLBFLife

    Here’s the video. Enjoy.