Studio Wesseling - 2020 Vision 1
170 g Offset print, Edition of 25 numbered, Designed by Floor Wesseling, 2020. Measurements: 420 x 594mm. A2 Poster without frame.
Titel: 2020 Vision 1
Blood in Blood out, the blue blood of football
A work by Studio Wesseling as part of the Blood in Blood out project
During the Dutch Corona lockdown we decided to clean up the studio like many other colleagues and households. For our project Blood in Blood out (combining football shirts to tell cultural stories and create someones identities within a new jersey) we use a lot of parts of football shirts and do have a lot of small pieces of waste. While cleaning up we realized we could recycle those small bits and we made piles of color and started to sew them together creating our own meters of fabric. Sometimes with cultural connections but always on color. With these new football quilts we made flags, shirts, face masks and jackets. With our blue cloth of fabric we wanted cover a player to express our sadness and feeling of restraint. Our football bodies were caught and restricted of playing, of expressing ourselves through our sport and supporting our teams. We were anonymous and the future is blurry. We do hope the face masks are temporarily and that soon we can shoot, shout and spit again. Play on player!
Floor Wesseling has been playing soccer since the age of eight and
has been a passionate jersey collector since his childhood. Floor has integrated his fascination for football jerseys into his daily graphic design work: He designs jerseys for small and large football clubs. One of Floor's football jerseys is the Dutch national jersey, which was in use from 2014 to 2016.