Promotion and relegation. Ecstasy and despair. Dark and light. Opposites only exist in relation to each other and some of us reject all the fuss. Some of us find joy in mid-table security.
Limited edition letterpress print. Inspired by football writer Norman Ackland who, in 1959, used this quote by Emerson to illustrate that if professional football is regarded as an art-form, then “every artist was first an amateur”.
We absolutely love the latest range of clothing from Quiet British Accent. The men and women’s lifestyle clothing brand, run by husband and wife team Jason and Sharon Gale, takes its inspiration from the world of sporting culture. In our opinion, their arty, limited edition goods are the ‘Must Wear’ items of the summer.
“We’d always planned this business together,” explains Jason, “and when our youngest daughter started secondary school we decided the time was right.” Bringing together their skills (Sharon is a fashion designer/art educator and Jason is a graphic designer), the couple believe there is room in the sports market for high quality clothing that has attitude and humour.
“Our work has a character that’s sometimes missing from the sports industry,” adds Sharon. “We’ll be exploring the alternative side of sports, the underdog and the maverick.” Items to date have been inspired by subjects as left-field as mid-table mediocrity and the Corinthian spirit.
With Limited Edition runs as low as 50, you can make a statement and know that you are highly unlikely to be wearing the same as your mates – unless you tell them about the site too!
‘The Last Amateur’ t-shirt inspired by Bernard Joy, the last amateur footballer to play for England. ‘Midfield Gentleman’ t-shirt inspired by the Corinthian spirit.
Their latest item is the ‘England, Not England‘ newspaper. This one off publication is inspired by the distinct feelings induced by the England national football team both overseas and locally.
Don’t take our word for how brilliant they are though, try them out for yourself!
We have 5 vouchers for a free t-shirt of your choice and one ’Every artist was first an amateur’ letterpress print to give away.
To be in with a chance of winning, simply post a comment on the bottom or this article with your most inspiring sports memory or send us an email to email@example.com by 21st July 2012. Winners will be announced week commencing 2nd July.
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