U.S. WC Scarves

Discussion in 'USA Men: World Cup Fans & Travel' started by The Magpie, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. The Magpie

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    O.k., after a bit of consideration I'm going to do a run of U.S. supporters' scarves for the World Cup again. Not sure what the time-frame will be for production and at present I'm just going to mock up some concepts. You can view my previous designs here:

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.682360447031.2254672.19715&type=1&l=93d2a576d6

    Just so there's no confusion this is not an effort done in association with U.S. Soccer, The American Outlaws, Sam's Army, etc., this is a real DIY, independent effort.

    Once I've decided on a final design I'll start taking preorders and the scarves will ultimately be shipped out in the order payment is received. That being said, if you have specific thoughts for what you'd like to see in a design for WC 2014... these could be colors, design elements, phraseology, etc. please let me know. I've been told by a number of people they'd love a redux of the "We Are The Yanks" design I did for 2006, but again, help me help you and let me come up with something really original.

    Cheers,

    The Magpie


  2. Hamburgler03

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    Just take my money. I'm a fan of all The Magpie designs.
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  3. AirMe

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    I would be interested as well.
  4. blech

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    Definitely interested.


  5. UnionFreak1

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    The "Cheers" scarf was pretty damn good, but the "Iwo Jima Memorial" scarf is probably the greatest scarf EVER for US Soccer.
  6. The Magpie

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    A lot of people liked that Iwo Jima scarf.
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  7. Palermo10

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    I'm going to make this Round 3 of Magpie scarves. My friends and I have loved them. 2006, 2010 and now 2014!!
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    Oh but as far as suggestions, the historical references have always been a favorite of mine. Dont Tread On Me in 2006, the Iwo Jima logo in 2010... for 2014 maybe "Come and Take It"
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    Count me in
  10. Crooked

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    Wouldn't miss it.
  11. Fevernova99

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    cant wait to see what you come up with!
  12. Dan17

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    def want one
  13. Anthony

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    I had to give my scarf to a Scottish guy last week. He gave my son a Scotland scarf, so I sort of had to. Amd my son was wearing my "Remember Korea" scarf and that one I am not giving up.

    So I can use a new one.
  14. The Magpie

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    The idea I've been bandying about does have a good historical component but I'm still working to get a version of the design I'm happy with. Hopefully I can post something round-about the draw in early-December if not sooner.
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  15. The Magpie

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    First working design:

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  16. The Magpie

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    Revised design:

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    Front side features the somewhat traditional (and much requested) "We are the Yanks" floating above a background featuring the opening words of the U.S. Constitution. Generic USA crest includes scroll below featuring stars for each World Cup Finals the USMNT has participated in, including Brazil 2014.

    Reverse side features wording in entirely Brazilian Portuguese (checked by a native from Porto Alegre). The top line effectively reads as World Cup Brazil 2014," the middle/primary line as "The soul of the game lies in people's hearts," the final/bottom line translating as "The Beautiful Game is returning home." These phrases are floating above a background of men and women playing soccer on Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    Evan
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    ARY!
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    The line at the top of the back side is not correct...it should be "Copa do Mundo Brasil 2014" or "Copa do Mundo no Brasil 2014" - Brasil is masculine and you would never see "da brasil" anywhere, it's "o Brasil".

    I would think for simplicity just use "Copa do Mundo Brasil 2014".
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    Great work. Some (unsolocited) suggestions - The Phrase "Copa do Mundo da Brazil" Would need to be changed to "Copa do Mundo do Brasil" As Brasil is masculine and not spelled with a Z in Portuguese. But I would even replace the do with a - as in Copa do Mundo - Brasil 2014.

    Also - by way of motifs - the Ipanema sidewalk or its Copacabana and Sao Paulo analogs are graphically appealing as backgrounds.

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  22. The Magpie

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    Great suggestions! Might have to come up with two final designs.
  23. The Magpie

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    Final edit: Made some changes to the font and wording, the later in part due to concerns about FIFA copyrights and trademarks. I'll have information on preorders within the next week and may try to do the "sale" of these through Kickstarter.

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    Let me know if any potential grammatical concerns.
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  25. TRUEAGGIE

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    Always enjoyed your designs as I own a few myself. For this cup, these scarves would have been a lot more fun to wear in southern Brazil. Maybe in the R16 where the US has a chance to play in Porto Alegre.

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