Soccer has been the world’s most popular sport. The World Cup alone attracts three billion people from all continents to watch as two teams compete for victory. Yet, while the world watches this exciting and passionate sport, there is also the dark underbelly of soccer that are hidden from view.
OFFSIDES is a series of lectures from notable sports authors and soccer journalists that explores some of the dark margins of this influential sport, including topics of: Racism, Discrimination, Violence, Dishonesty, and Politics.
The word ‘Offsides’ refers to one of the laws of soccer. It is neither foul, nor misconduct. Players are never booked, sent off or penalize for making an offside offense. As a result, players from both teams often abuse this rule, which lead to many controversial decisions. The name OFFSIDES was inspired by its double meaning.
The design language is heavily inspired by the sport.
- The book size reflects the ratio of soccer field
- The grids mimics the soccer grid
- The 4 colors relate primarily with the sport: A green field, white painted lines, and the flashes of yellow and red cards
- The graphic symbol is the dieline of the soccer ball
The installation design takes advantages of color recognition technology. Letting the users scan their tickets to the event to reveal educational data.
by Duy Đào