Calling all sports fans: there’s a new magazine for the footballers of America —and it’s called Howler. The New Yorker has called it “the best expression of the state of soccer in America right now,” and the publication has a founding crew that make it that way; creative directors and editors who’ve worked in the top echelon of the publishing industry, Mark Kirby, Grace Lee, Robert Priest, and George Quraishi founded the magazine —which is wholly independent in creation, publication, and distribution —with the simple desire to talk about a subject they loved, and make it look good.
And look good it does. Solid connections with top commercial artists in America make for vibrant, inventive images. Howler takes contemporary soccer back to its heyday —or at least visually —with some “cigar card” styled illustrations by the Company’s Brian Cronin. We’re mighty tempted to print them out ourselves… I mean, can you not see how dashing David Beckham looks in his bowler?
The 1st page of players will come in extra handy come March 2nd, when one of the greatest rivalries in all of sports is again made manifest: El Clásico. For those who don’t know about this century old rivalry between the football teams of Madrid and Barcelona, get acquainted here, and check out their next match: who will win?
See full post here: reneerhyner.com/node-feed2013-03-02.