The aim of this piece was to try and convey the simplicity of football and to emphasise how the game is often over complicated or over analysed.
I kept thinking that ‘childs play’ would suit the design well, due to its innocence and naivety, so I decided to create a football using a ‘dot-to-dot’ technique. The idea being that at first glance, the shape appears to be complicated, but if you just join the dots it soon becomes apparent what it is i.e. dont think about it too much.
The quote I have included is taken from Bill Shankly, I thought it was particularly apt as it encompasses all levels of the game, right up to the ham-fisted goings on within the walls of FIFA.